In Glasgow Ikea, police were called to prevent a huge game of hide and seek this weekend:
Horrendously formatted and advert-ridden news story
Apparently this is a "thing" across the world, but Glasgow cops were having none of it (well, large gatherings have not gone well here, recently)...
My own life, as most folk can see
Is as placid as placid can be
It may be because
I've gone deaf, so soz
If I have full volume on my TV.
My brain transplant has gone very well
But the headache I have hurts like Hell
There's a letter in the current FT that says paracetamol works because of the placebo effect: it's 20% the medication and 80% the power of suggestion. This could explain why I never feel any benefits from it on the occasional times I take it. Anyone know anymore?
Yes, exactly! It's called data mining, and it makes you the product. It currently makes more money than the oil industry. There's nothing strange about it, though it can make you paranoid. Everything you share with your electronic devices is fair game. I really don't see why people are...
I wasn't massively impressed by Aniara, and was surprised it got so many glowing reviews. It's well done, but has such a downer on the human race, it was sternly telling us we don't deserve to survive all the way through. Also, the pornography in it was added from out of the blue. Apparently...
Anyone seen Greta? A 1990s-style psychohorror update, and a lot of fun. But there's one scene in it where famously French star Isabelle Huppert reveals herself to... NOT BE FRENCH!!! It's really funny, but she gets angry in a restaurant and growls at our leading lady Chloe Grace Moretz in an...
But once I performed like a god
they all said 'beware that old sod'
He might just attack us
Cause he thinks he's Bacchus
Leave him alone or get a rod.
I really do not wish to meddle
But I think you should walk or pedal
Singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston dies at 58:
Some called him a great eccentric, he was certainly Fortean, but only because he was desperately ill with schizophrenia for much of his life. The obit above repeats the notorious account of him believing he was Casper the Friendly Ghost and...
Thanks for the info, @CuriousIdent ! I did enjoy it up to a point, but the thing is I've never been convinced that The Dark Crystal or Labyrinth were classics, so I was not quite as sold on the idea. Technically, they're marvels, though.
The Gelflings have that "uncanny valley" look about...
Should I hang around here loafing
Or should just I go out golfing?
They both involve balls
And far louder calls
To instead take up some windsurfing.
I've discovered The Hobbit expanded
Unpublished before now, cannot stand it
The Very Big Cave Adventure was the best one I remember (you are sent to the swear box and must "WASH MOUTH" out with the soap provided). Judging by that sample, most of the time the games tell you not to be disgusting.
M*A*S*H ran every Wednesday night at nine for the whole of the eighties on BBC2, and I too watched every episode. My friend got season 1 on DVD a few years ago, so I tried it and... didn't laugh once. Oh well, so much for nostalgia.
Amazing men's singles final at the US Open last night. After Rafa won the first two sets, I was ready for bed, then - wait a minute, Medvedev gets the third! And the fourth! They're calling it one of the greatest grand slam finals ever, and I wouldn't disagree, it was totally riveting. They...
Sounds like a shared madness, I know the sixties were a turbulent time, and prompted some strange behaviour, but were there drugs involved (all that talk of otherworldly beings!)? The 60s equivalent of the 21st Century Florida Man who gets off his face and indulges in weird practices that grab...
Harry Potter banned again:
This was reported as something new, but apparently the books used to be the most banned in US schools - they were overtaken by books with gay themes recently. I don't know if anyone has tried casting a spell from Harry Potter, but I suspect - just a...