I have found my new favourite punctuation mark: the Interrobang.[...]
I’ve been thinking about obtaining a copy of The Oblongsw, and am now convinced by the idea, having read this except from “Creepy Susie and 13 Other Tragic Tales for Troubled Children”, by the same author. Very cool drawing style.[...]
It has come to my attention that biscuits of any quality tend to be packaged horizontally, that is, in a few small piles. Therefore, I would like to introduce the phrase “horizontal biscuit”, which refers not to the current orientation of the sweet, but to how it was packaged. This in turn then, implies that the biscuit is of a certain quality.Tags: humour, language
I’m a keen but not obsessive gamer (I left my TV and PS2 at my parents house due to needing to work this term), but there’s been a lot of news lately (mostly due to E3), about the upcoming battle between Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo for dominance of the console market. While I’ve all but decided to buy a Nintendo Wii (previously Revolution), this somewhat muddled comment on Slashdot made me think:
Tags: business, computer games, Wii
Seems to me instead of arguing which is better[,] we should be revelling in the fact these billion dollar companies are competing fo fiercly to create a product we’ll buy. Dance, monkeys!
Apart from the old Katie Melua album (Call Off The Search)*, I’ve spent the last couple of weeks listening to Waterloo to Anywhere by ex-Libertines frontman Carl Barát’s new band, Dirty Pretty Things.
I’m not going to say that the album is the best thing ever, but it’s highly competent indie-rock, and it’s been worth my attention over the last couple of weeks.
Beyond a certain point however, the quality isn’t that important, I’m just glad the album is as (nearly) as good as the Libertines were, because it means that Pete Doherty wasn’t really the only creative talent in that band. (It’s hard to deny Doherty’s new band, “Babyshambles”, aren’t great.) If you’re not sure who these people are or why I (and others) support Barát, you could do worse than read this wikipedia section. Picking up a copy of the Libertines’ first album, Up The Bracket is highly recommended as well.
* Wow what a stunning voice. A recent single, Nine Million Bicycles is similarly incredible, so it may be that I end up buying the new album…Tags: Carl Barat, Katie Melua, music, Pete Doherty, The Libertines