Month: June 2023

  • Tomorrow And Tomorrow And Tomorrow – Star Trek: Strange New Worlds S2E3

    I’ve been watching Star Trek for at least fifty years. From when there was just the one Trek, through The Animated Series, the films and then the various spin-offs. The only ones I’ve given up on were Picard and Lower Decks, not bad considering the sheer amount I’ve watched. I’ve just watched perhaps the best…

  • Terrible Geek Joke

    I once dated a woman who turned up holding a pole with a bit of cloth attached to it that reflected light of between 620 to 750 nanometres. Looking back, that was a red flag.

  • Living (2022)

    Just watched Living with BIll Nighy, the Ikiru remake and I am sooo drained from the sad beauty of it and dehydrated from crying. Aimee Lou Wood is flawless, her performance is impeccable. I’m sure Oscars are in her future. Nighy so reminds me of my Dad, of a lost ideal of literally gentle men…

  • I NEEED MOOOREEEE TOWELS!!!

    TV Writer 1: We need something for the third act… something wild! TV Writer 2: Yeah, classy, real… Umm, alien invasion? Cabal of industrialists finances climate denial? TV Writer 1: No, dammit, more original! TV Writer 2: OOh, ooh, I know – PREGNANT WOMAN’S WATERS BREAK, she is having a BABY! TV Writer 1: Yes!…

  • Neurospicy Songs

    I’m working on a new song for a comp and as the lyrics came together, I realised that in the 41 years I’ve been writing songs, 90% of them have been me questioning why I feel things that “normal” people don’t. At what stage do those of us who are different just accept our differences…

  • Tories Partied As The Dying Forced To Isolate

    Michael Gove has apologised for a video showing Tory activists at a Christmas party during lockdown in 2020, saying it is “indefensible”. The video published by the Mirror shows workers drinking and dancing at an event in London in December that year. The housing secretary told the BBC the footage was “terrible” and would leave people feeling…

  • Dearest Darling INSERT NAME HERE

    Look at this hilarious INSERT $TEXT HERE bullshit I just got. Being the bloke in White Town is relatable, is it? Why, cos you have a band with the same name and you’re a bloke? Fucking spammers. SPAM #spam #spamspamspameggsandspam #YouAreAValuedVariable

  • Woofchester

    Why is Grantchester filmed with that filter that simulates dog vision? Or have I been a HUNGRY, HUNGRY LABRADOR ALL ALONG? omfg, this explains to much. My love of food, my constant need for head pats, the fact I just shat in your shoes.

  • Deadloch (2023)

    Why have I seen nothing about Deadloch on Mastodon? I’m halfway through the first ep and I’m hooked. Comedy-murder-mystery-detective shows have such a high likelihood of fucking up one of the elements horrendously. And yet, Deadloch does it all. I’m gripped by the actual crime but also the characters but also it’s hilarious. It’s also…

  • Carsington Water June 2023

    Today, I did a test trip to Carsington Reservoir to see if I could have a walk about and how knackered I got. I took these pics as I was ambling. Verrrry slowly. It was wonderful to be out in the sun, I always love the quality of sunshine there and being to see soooo…

  • Spenbeck Flowers June 2023

    Some flowers at my Mummy’s.

  • Playing The Feeld

    I just joined #Feeld tonight in a triumph of hope over experience. The number of people up a mountain in their profile pics is quite astounding. Is there a queue at Macchu Picchu now? Up a mountain, holding a huge glass of beer/wine, only body, no face pic = nope. Where are the realistic pics…

  • Bunker Pop, Alex And The Christopher Hale Band, Marty – Live At Dubrek, Derby, 31/5/23

    Went out to see three bands at Dubrek tonight! First on were Marty who played a fun, high-energy set with lovely three-part harmonies and some good shouting. Who doesn’t like bands shouting together, always gets the crowd going! Also, I like the Doorsy move of having the keyboardist play bass, no mean feat along with…