Month: December 2006

  • Albums Of The Year 2006

    Hello groinkers! It’s time for my traditional round up of the best albums of 2006. This year I’ve chosen 32 albums, one for every tooth in my mad, mad head! The shortlist was around 70 so every album below is a winner, no matter where it is on the chart. Buy them all! 32. Spinform…

  • Hussein Dead

    Hussein meeting ally and fellow murderer Donald Rumsfled Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has been executed by hanging at a secure facility in northern Baghdad for crimes against humanity. (Source: BBC News) I’m against the death penalty. I think any society that punishes murder with murder is fundamentally illogical and flawed. Also, there is always…

  • Snowy Night

    No snow yet… but maybe soon… 😀

  • Heaven 17

    When you see TV programmes about ’80s music, inevitably, they’re shit. Instead of interviewing people who were actually kids then (like me) or the musicians who were making the music, they wheel on the usual list of twentysomething rentagobs who waffle on about Wham! and Flock Of Seagulls’ haircuts. Thus, the casual viewer receives a…

  • The Real Criminals

    “To initiate a war of aggression … is not only an international crime, it is the supreme international crime, differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.” International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, Germany – 1946 Forget about people fiddling a few quid on the dole,…

  • It’s A Commie Life!

    FBI documents from 1947 show that government officials once believed the Christmas movie classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” was Communist propaganda. About the FBI memo titled “COMMUNIST INFILTRATION OF THE MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY,” Blogger Will Chen writes… (Source: BoingBoing) Read the full article, linked above for some yuletide giggles. Finished? Good. What I find surprising…

  • Goodbye, My Daaarrrlings!

    Goodbye, mate. Thanks for some of the funniest moments of my life.

  • Bad Religion

    More people in Britain think religion causes harm than believe it does good, according to a Guardian/ICM poll published today. It shows that an overwhelming majority see religion as a cause of division and tension – greatly outnumbering the smaller majority who also believe that it can be a force for good. (Source: The Guardian)…

  • Archbishop: Iraq Worse Since Invasion

    Archbishop Williams The Archbishop of Canterbury has accused the UK government of placing Christians in the Middle East at risk through its actions in Iraq. Dr Rowan Williams, head of the Anglican church, said there had been a growing number of attacks on Christians. Dr Williams told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme there was “no…

  • Christmas Tree

    Oh tannenbaum! Clicky the piccy! 😀 HO HO HO!

  • Frosty Trees

    Saw this little feller shivering in a frosty tree today. Click the pic for more snaps!

  • Lyrical Healing

    Me, earlier today. Today, I’ve been recuperating by singing along with some old favourites. I love many kinds of music but, ultimately, it’s the lyrics of songs that I most connect with. If you’d been round mine today, you would have heard me yowling: “Like a bird on a wire, like a drunk in a…

  • Sony: Yes, We Were Twats

    Sony BMG will pay $750,000 in penalties and costs and reimburse California consumers whose computers were harmed by antipiracy software on some CDs sold by the record company, California officials said on Tuesday. (Source: CNET) The sheer arrogance of Sony over all this is unbelievable, thinking they have the right to infect public computers with…

  • Jack Frost

    Click the pic above to see some frosty pics I snapped this morning. Brrrr!

  • Blurry December Garden

    Still feeling a bit wobbly but I couldn’t resist getting some Lensbaby shots in the beautiful winter sunshine. 😀 Click the piccy above for the gallery!

  • Oakwood Winter Sunset

    Feeling more chipper today and it’s nice to doodle something completely not pain-related! 😀

  • In Hospital

    If you’re a regular Groinker, you might have noticed that I’ve been in quite bad pain with severe parotitis since the middle of November. Hence progressively more deranged pain-related artwork. 🙂 Last Monday I was emergency admitted into hospital for possible surgery. I came out yesterday, thankfully no surgery necessary (the antibiotics worked). It was…

  • Attack Of The Pain Lizards

    A doodle I’ve done of the little-known species, Parotitis bastardus.

  • Svensk Indie 1988 – 2006 En Kärleks Historia

    I got the above compilation this morning and it’s fucking brilliant. Regular groinkers will know that I have developed something of an obsession for Swedie indiepop. Even before I gigged there, I loved the more famous Swedish indie bands like Komeda and The Wannadies. And the best album of last year was this Swedish stunner.…

  • Alpha-Amino-3-Hydroxy-5-Methyl -4-Isoxazole Propionic Acid Receptors

    It is becoming increasingly clear that synaptic plasticity in pain-sensitive pathways has many features in common with better understood forms of synaptic plasticity, such as hippocampal long-term potentiation. Now Hartmann and colleagues have shown that AMPA (alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazole propionic acid) receptors, which are vital mediators of hippocampal plasticity, are also important modulators of inflammatory pain and…