?I want nastiness and togetherness,? said Wise
Monthly Archives: October 2006
Dyke and Grimethorpe set to reveal breathtaking secret weapons on National weekend
Hundreds of tourists have been queuing in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, Italy, to gain entry to one of the city’s most extravagant brothels.
I think I have Coprophobia, the fear of poo. I hate the stuff.
It’s a weird thing. I just can’t bear it if I see some poo, any kind of poo, just lying there on the street. It gives me the shivers, and not the good kind. Dog poo, cat poo, cow poo, giraffe poo – it matters not from whence it came. I hate the stuff.
This is a bit of a problem when I’m on the early shift. I walk into work and as it’s spectacularly dark at six in the morning I obviously can’t see any potential animal land mines. During daylight hours I have a kind of poo-radar that works quite well at avoiding the mess, but it’s effect is attenuated in poor lighting conditions.
Autumn is also causing poo-related problems. There are leaves everywhere and there’s the possibility that there could be some nastiness hiding underneath. The bastards!
I hate it I hate it I hate it!
Oh well, let’s not get a complex eh?
Bizarrely, I have no problem at all with my own poo production. I’m quite proud of my logs, but they belong in the toilet and not on the pavement or other walking areas. Pooing is good. Stepping in poo, not so much.
Black Dyke are to make a pre Nationals appearance on the Paul O’Grady Show on Channel 4.
Fans of World of Warcraft will have to wait a little longer to get their hands on the long-awaited expansion of the hugely popular game.
Ryanair has been voted the world’s least liked airline because of cramped seating, unfriendly staff and delays.
Leeds United’s new manager Dennis Wise has told his players to show their nasty side in their bid to arrest their dismal Championship run.
Children’s television show Jim’ll Fix It is returning after an absence of 12 years, it has been announced.
I updated Firefox to version 2.0 yesterday and so far I’m liking it. I’m till getting used to the way that the tabs have changed, but so far I’m feeling positive about the new build. It’s not hugely different, to be honest, but I think a lot of changes are under the hood.
One of these changes is an anti-phishing tool. There are all sorts of unscrupulous bastards out there and this tool is ideal for helping those foolish enough to click on those badly-spelled emails from banks that you don’t even have an account with.
Talking of which, I received an email from “PayPal” this morning telling me that somebody from some random IP address had attempted to access my account. Of course they did! Anyway, the email was slightly more convincing that the usual rubbish that you get but the login URL was obviously totally bogus. I decided to click on it anyway and received the rather large warning as shown below:
This is a really nice method of showing that you’re an idiot for clicking on obvious phishing emails but also handy because the buggers are getting more and more devious as time goes by and you never know – they might start producing convincing mails. Obviously there are many people using the internet that are more naive about such things and so this would help them a great deal.
I have no idea how accurate it is at discovering these sites but it did work with this one.
Oh, and if you’re wondering why I’m searching for “Black Dyke”, well they’re a Brass Band not a large Jamaican lady in dungarees.
The Barenaked Ladies are offering their latest album, ?Barenaked Ladies Are Me,? as a download from their website without digital rights management.
Pixies are set to begin work on their first studio album in 15 years.
They run out of juice ? or burst into flames ? at exactly the wrong time. Can’t anyone make a battery that doesn’t suck?
Families and tourists in a London park were left shocked when a pelican picked up and swallowed a pigeon.
When Deal Or No Deal first hit our screens, Jon Ronson was instantly hooked. One year on, he goes behind the scenes to work out the show’s mass appeal. Is it all about chance, or just a little cosmic ordering?
Reading the Daily Mail could cause every conceivable kind of cancer, and massively increases the risk of breast cancer, experts fear.
BBC Radio 3 is to celebrate the life and writings of war poet Wilfred Owen with a week of special programmes.
I love odd search engine queries and today I’ve had a visitor that has arrived from Yahoo after searching for “Get Fat Quick”. Which is nice.
I’m not such an expert at such things sadly. I’m not fat (yet) and even though I eat many pies I’m failing miserably at getting corpulent. It makes those of a more chubby nature quite jealous.
Still, if you want to get love handles quickly I would suggest eating lots of high-fat foods and watch a lot of TV rather than doing any exercise. Hope this helps.
Leeds United can confirm their interest in bringing Dennis Wise and Gus Poyet to Elland Road.
Ah, I do like a good party.
Saturday night saw me dressing in my best bib and tucker for a night of drunken debauchery at Lakeside, a rather lovely venue on the outskirts of Nottingham.
The event was a Ball arranged by our band organisation in order to honour the memory of the now defunct Nottingham City Tansport Band, our former big sister band. It was great to be able to see some old faces and to just generally have a really good time.
It does feel great to get dressed up and take your girlfriend somewhere nice. This was only my second time wearing a cummerbund and I think I could get used to going to these things. I’m certainly not too shy about expressing myself (badly) on the dancefloor and drinking lots of wine.
This photo is the good one from the evening – there are a couple more of me in a slightly dishevelled state which you can find if you click on the image and visit my Flickr page.