Wednesday, October 18, 2006

It's Educational, Mum!

Game of the moment is Titan Quest, which is eating my life at an alarming speed. Think World of Warcraft, but with classical mythology - and you get to play offline without paying.

It also teaches you as you play - for example, I'd never heard the story about Set cutting Osiris into fourteen pieces. That's a doozie. It also explains why fish tastes like crap.

Another thing I didn't know is that one can walk from Sparta to Athens in about ten minutes - although I suspect that might be artistic licence. Cool though...

Monday, October 09, 2006

Asymmetric Mutuality

Word grapevined its way laboriously to my lughole regarding this organ's quotation on page 2 of today's Guardian newspaper, which can't have done the stats any harm; not that I log them, or even check them, or (even?) even know how.

In the spirit of reciprocity, let me guide you to this little gem from their Martin Kelner, wot raised more than a chuckle from these cynical lips. I'm sure they need the hits, too...

I'm here all week, guys. Next week too, actually...

Friday, October 06, 2006

Niqab Blocker Tory

Straw dislikes all Muslim veils, apparently.

Whoa, cue the predictable overreaction.

Let me ask you this; if I arranged a meeting with you, and then turned up wearing a mask, how would you react? Would you have a moment's patience if I told you that your request was "insulting"?

My local rugby club is considered perfectly within its rights to ask me to remove my hat when I enter the clubhouse. My hat doesn't even obscure my face. Perhaps next time I will make some noise about the offense to my culture.

Or perhaps I'll wait until I see a niqab wearer enter my branch of NatWest, and follow them in wearing a balaclava...

Tuesday, October 03, 2006


You Know My Name

It's the theme song for Casino Royale.

I'm really not sure what to type next. Perhaps nothing would be best.