Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tinker Tailor and booze at the flicks

At the Dabbler I review the new film of Tinker Tailor Solider Spy. I also drink alcohol at the cinema.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011


Over at The Dabbler I provide a short and, I think, rather poignant history of those typographical curioisities, ambigrams.

Monday, September 05, 2011

A trip to the seaside

A few weeks ago I found myself clamped in the teeth of a North Sea gale, on a bitter July Tuesday, trying to make a sandcastle from the brown sludge of Skegness beach.

Read on for more of my adventures...

Sunday, September 04, 2011

More thoughts of Poddington

Poddington's Thoughts continue apace, despite my having deleted three of his posts for being racist drivel. Not viciously racist, just really weirdly racist.

A couple of good ones from the last few days:

Right, I am going to write one last piece to explain my theory.

I believe I owe the readers of this site that much.

and, brilliantly:

Another thing that I have noticed is that I have spelled angel wrong above - using angle. Then I stated that I wonder if there is a connection between the angels of heaven and the Germanic tribe of the Angles. Simply ignore that piece.

I think that I should know that one by now, growing up when Christianity was a big part of school, going to church, reading the bible for ten years and graduating from a bible college.

Sometimes the simple things give you the slip.


Ballardian ballads

...would have been a good name for my music post In every dream home a heartache at The Dabbler, but it's too late now. L'esprit d'escalier again.