Monthly Archives: April 2009

Susan Boyle Swine Flu Sex and MPs

Local MP Sion Simon (finding his way on Twitter) ReTweeted a (vaguely amusing, but not ear-shatteringly funny) witicism: “I’m not saying Susan Boyle caused swine flu. I’m just saying that nobody had swine flu, she sang on TV, people got swine flu.” It’s about Now Show standard, topical, smirk-worthy rather than a belly-laugh — what […]

A false sense of literacy

Nice piece in the NYT about how there’s a system for chosing ten of the thousands of letters sent daily to ol’Bazaa Obama to actualy reach him: “We pick messages that are compelling, things people say that, when you read it, you get a chill,” said Mr. Kelleher. I think a random ten would be […]

Worthless Piece of Crap

A quick group blog we set up today, with the idea of getting to try new stuff — and trying to break it. Trying to hate it in the hope that that will be impossible, a possible cure for gadget lust: Worthless Piece of Crap

UK TV series map

UK TV series map Originally uploaded by Meg Pickard

I’m not in a good mood

I’m not having a good week, been busy with work that (while important and good) isn’t at a very exciting stage, I’m tired (which isn’t going to get any better when I get up at 3.30am for this) and I’ve had a few tiny bits of rejection. Which is probably why a sleight in the […]

Geotag the Internet – my rejected 4iP project

Continuing this week’s them of rejection (a bloke could get paranoid), I’ve just heard that my (more in hope than expectation) 4iP project has been knocked back. If you don’t know what 4iP is then a quick look at their website should help, if you don’t care then it doesn’t matter (basically, funding for “public […]

Wire And Punk

“Wire were always at odds with the rest of the late 70s punks. In today’s extract from Wilson Neate’s 33 1/3 book on Pink Flag, we find out why”The Quietus | Features | Tome On The Range | On Wire And Punk: An Extract From The 33 1/3 Book On Pink Flag


I don’t write fiction much, haven’t for years, but I decided to see if I could knock something out for Tindal Street Press‘s Roads Ahead compilation. The brief was simply a “substantial short story”, which I took it on myself to write overnight — as tight to the deadline for submission as possible. Turns out, […]