All entries for April 2005

April 24, 2005

Happy Birthday to….

..Radio 1's Comedy Dave!!

Oh, and me!! :D


April 23, 2005

24 hrs to go!!

Having lots of work to do, plus the comment earlier today 'you haven't updated your blog much recently..' have forced me to make a new entry.

Anyway, we've just moved into my final 24 hours of my teenage years, and do I feel reflective of how I have spent those past 7 years? Well no, not really. I'm currently contemplating the way in which i'll be spending those last few hours of youth(!), and indeed the way in which I shall be spending my birthday. Unfortunately, there are no fun decisions to be made, no exciting activities to consider and no wild parties planned (not yet at least). Instead I shall be spending the next few joyous days continuing work on our Modelling Assignment!

Let's be honest, it is my own fault for having done very little over the holiday, but that's not the point. It still sucks. Welcome to the real world I guess! People have said I should take Sunday off from doing any work, but I don't really see having to work extra hard at the start of next week as much of a reward, so I shall be working away on my 20th (Albeit with a couple of hours break to watch the Grand Prix in the afternoon, maybe even with a beer or two..)

The consolation will be that it does mean that I get to spend all day with my friends, and to be fair we always manage to have a good laugh when we work together anyway (sometimes too much…) so it should still be a fun day! Then of course there is apparently some suprise in store next thursday when our assignment is done and dusted, which if people's excitement so far is anything to go by should be pretty good!

On a completely different subject, if you ever think you've seen everything..;
"Have you ever seen a man eat his own head?"
"No.."
"So you HAVEN'T seen everything!"
(Team America, boy was that a funny movie!)

So there you are, I've updated my blog. Happy now? (you know who you are!!)


Happy St George's Day!

Happy St George's Day

Would just like to say that it would be nice if we celebrated our patron saint's day a little bit more here in England. I think it was Jack Dee who said on tv the other day "Scotland; St Andrew's day, big piss up. Wales; St David's day, big piss up. Ireland; pay day, big piss up.."

But seriously, all the other home nations make a big deal of their days, celebrate their nationality and generally enjoy themselves, especially St Patrick's day which even we try to celebrate! What do we do come St George's day? Not much to be honest. I mean I wouldn't be suprised if a good number of people didn't even realise it was! (Maybe I only remember because it's the day before my birthday..)

Even for the rest of the time, English people seem a lot less pround of their background. The Scots, Welsh and Irish all seem far more connected to their respective countries, and I get the impression that few consider themselves to be British. Whereas in England on the other hand, i'm sure there are a great number of people for whom when it comes to filling in the nationality part of any form there is always a 'British' vs 'English' debate in their head. We even have trouble trying to display St George's cross flags in public for fear of being branded as a racists! It's pretty ironic really that whoever it is that used the flag as a symbol of their racist beliefs (I can't remember exactly who it was right now) have really only been succesful in managing to rob the country of celebrating its individuality.


April 14, 2005

The answer to your prayers..

Worried about exams?

Not sure who to vote for?

These guys have the answer*!!
*albeit probably too late for most of us...

Yes, that's right: "in the interests of fair education policy, under a loony government all children will automatically be given full marks in their exams."

So there you are, get out of the library and start spreading the word.

Disclaimer: This blogger in no way encourages you to vote mrlp as some of their other policies are slightly floored (to use their terminology..)


Leave Top Gear alone, but here's an idea..

Writing about web page http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4432279.stm

I heard about this latest plan in banning anything even remotely controversial on tv the other day, and read some entries on here about it. To start with, I completely agree with the other posts about just how crazy an idea it is, as it is quite simply one of the best programmes on tv at the moment (well, not actually at the moment.. roll on May 22!)
I mean, with this logic why not ban cookery programmes, as they seem to encourage people to chop their veggies with extremely sharp knives pretty damn quick?

Anyway, onto my main point. In checking out this page I started thinking (scary thought). Why not introduce this 'third gear' as a short weekly feature in Top Gear? Not because I think the programme needs in any way to have a feature for 'sensible driving', but as a tongue in cheek piece purely for the comedy value of it. Some of the ideas put forward by this guy are brilliant; I for one would love to see Jeremy Clarkson assessing the advantages of a front basket over a rear rack on 'shopper' bikes, or James May travelling around on the trains with a folding bike. I'm sure they would also take great delight in ridiculing the whole situation.
The idea of Jeremy taking a Smart car to Paris, whilst James and Richard Hammond take the Eurostar and then all blowing up balloons might not be quite as enthralling as the race to switzerland with the Ferrari, so maybe they could change it to see if they could get the train to Paris, jump in some outrageously fast car, and race back to London all before Jeremy can get out of the country London in his Smart..
I reckon this feature could be fitted perfectly into the show right before test driving the lastest Ferrari etc, leaving plenty of oportunity in the link to mickey take some more.

Now that people, would be entertainment worth watching even if you weren't into cars!


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