Robot butlers

I was complaining to Jen the other day that, when I was a boy, everyone said that, by this time, we’d all have robot butlers and flying cars. But, on reflection, the biggest technological improvements I’ve seen during my life are: Jen reckoned, if they hadn’t frittered away quite so much time on batteries and… Continue reading Robot butlers

Amateur scholar

A fascinating idea, which I hope bears scrutiny—although I expect it will receive a lot. But my immediate reaction was to question why on earth the BBC felt the need to describe this gentleman as a ‘Londoner’. What has that got to do with anything? So, here are some alternative headlines for you: Personally, I’d… Continue reading Amateur scholar

Ambient track

Jen and I were watching the film Collateral last night when I realised the tune playing in the background was the same tune that plays in the background during the car chase through Paris in The Bourne Identity. Out of curiosity, I asked the Shazam feature on my iPhone to identify the tune. But before… Continue reading Ambient track

Truss: a turkey

It has finally come to this… Over the last few years, I’ve begun to lose track of who the Prime Minister is. I can remember they’re a useless, cronyist populist, but that’s not exactly helping. “Is it still that liar,” I wonder to myself, “or is it that other liar?” “Is it that over-privileged Old… Continue reading Truss: a turkey

Moonage outrage

…Two hours and ten minutes of footage, and NOT ONCE does Bowie sing The Laughing Gnome!

Well, that’s tasteful!

BBC: King Charles: New royal cypher revealed Call me biased, but the letters R and C compliment each other so well. (But don’t call me Arsey, and don’t call the Charles formerly known as Prince the Bling King.)