Post by Grand Moff Muffin on Oct 24, 2009 18:08:38 GMT
'Tis indeed a top story, but more like a top story of yesterday than today. (Though I suppose the thread title doesn't make it clear _which_ day.)
In other historical duck news, my dad, in a fit of nostalgia for _my_ childhood, spontaneously bought the DVDs of Trumpton and Camberwick Green. I enjoyed the episode 'Cuthbert's Day Off' in which he goes to feed the ducks in the park and Brian Cant sings a song about why ducks are so great. Unfortunately, the fire chief surprises Cuthbert from a bush and he ends up in the water. The ducks find it highly amusing.
I was reading in todays paper that Arnold Schwarzenegger has been hiding a hidden message in a letter he has sent out. The letter reads like the typical letter the governor of a state would send somebody but if you read the first letter of each line downwards it spells out the phrase 'fuck you!'
Hooray for Saruman/Count Dooku/Dracula/a million other tall, scary, unblinking dudes!
"I used to think it was a terrible thing that life was so unfair. Then I thought, 'what if life were fair, and all of the terrible things that happen to us came because we really deserved them?' Now I take great comfort in the general unfairness and hostility of the universe." — Marcus Cole, Babylon 5 — A Late Delivery from Avalon
Post by Grand Moff Muffin on Dec 31, 2009 16:00:34 GMT
I was only really into it for the duration of Star Trek - The Next Generation. Today I bought the one remaining season on DVD that I didn't have (namely the first season) in honour of Sir Patrick. I thought at one stage I wouldn't bother with all seven, but seems I was wrong.
I'm a big PS fan - seen him on the theatre stage five times now.
Status Quo fans should also approve of the New Year's Honours.
Little is known about this goblin beyond its dual role as an offensive weapon and teapot.
I haven't been bothered to find this on the net but in todays paper there is a story saying that the Jobcentre refused to put a job from an agency on their boards because it said it required 'reliable workers.' The Jobcentre claimed that this job discriminated against unreliable workers and as such they refused to advertise it.
And now we have another news story that I've only just caught on the TV. Royal Mail boss Adam Crozier has been signed up to be the Director General (or whatever the job title is) of ITV. He's turned Royal Mail into a right mess just so that he can pocket several thousand pounds and now he's going to do the same for ITV!
True. I don't even watch ITV anymore. I used to watch it only for the Grand Prix coverage but now that the BBC has got that back I don't even waste my time watching the channel. The evening schedule is just a non-stop barrage of soaps and reality TV shows.