This is all Kathy's fault
Random ramblings about not necessarily anything in particular, and not much more....
Guess the theory goes that being small means he doesn't need quite as much alcohol as the next guy, but being out all night on the piss with George Clooney probably didn't help.
It's the LA Motor Show this week, so all kinds of weird and wonderful future designs are on show (and some not so wonderful as well).
The title says it all
A suprisingly witty, entertaining piece that seems to have got a bit of publicity recently. Makes great reading, and a definite "call to arms" over a ridiculous policy that seems to be getting a little more common. If you're reading this from outside the US, you probably have no idea what this guy is talking about - lets hope it stays that way.
One of the disadvantages (or advantages I guess if you're so inclined) of Google taking aerial photos with no warning, is the chance of catching some people unprepared for staring in a world wide web without suitable attire. Given the photos also need to be taken on non-cloudy days, it's highly likely it's a good day for sunbathing. Be careful if you have a penchant for sunbathing naked on your roof.
After a week of "blustery" weather in the UK, the snow in Denver is a bit of a shock to the system. So far, only about 3 or 4 inches where we are, but it's still snowing, and the drive was a little rough in this morning (as in a car 2 cars in front of me did an impromptu 180 spin, causing a little excitement). The snow tires and traction control held up pretty well, and the car is pretty balanced, so I've been able to catch any slides. However, the temperature is only going to hit 18 degrees farenheit today (that's -8 C in your money mother), and that's the high, so there'll be plenty of ice around later.
Sorry for the lack of posts, but on a bit of holiday for the holidays so to speak. Managed a whirlwind trip to London last Thursday, followed by the usual around this time of year trip to Newcastle.
Surprising no-one, Aston Martin officially released the V8 Vantage Roadster today. It's just as pretty (if not more so) than it's hard topped sibling, and still gets to 60 in less than 5 seconds. Price is somewhere around the $130k mark, but will probably be worth every penny the first time you drive through a tunnel with the top down and floor it.
I couldn't really ignore the fact that the Zune is being released by Microsoft (I tried, but obviously not that hard). Anyway, largely not really very exciting at all, and I know Engadget or someone fell in love with the brown one (it's the new black) would you really choose one of these over an iPod? Not me, although I did happen to see an Archos 604 at the weekend, and they're pretty (but I don't want one - holding out for the touch screen iPod that doesn't exist yet).
We now present Mr George Wallace as you've never seen him before - very wee, and very skateboardeeeeeeeeee
When one of the searches in your top 5 that directed people to your website is "Paul Scholes and Bob the Builder". It's too scary to even comment on.
I know I have hinted (or just came out and told everyone) that we're in the middle of a bit of a bathroom design at the minute - I think I might have even posted a pic of the bath we chose to go in the room.
Oops - according to the guy, he went through what needed to happen to change the wheels on his Elise at the local garage. The guys who were doing the work didn't read all the instructions in the manual before they tried to lift it, and you can see the results here.
Breaking News - looks like Britney is as sick of Kevin Federline as the rest of America, and has filed for divorce. Court officials have confirmed it in LA - no more news yet....
Faith has been restored in the public - the right movie in the right spot. Now if only it holds true thru tomorrow night...
Nope, not Fergilicious Fergie, or even that girl who used to think she was royalty just coz Randy Andy was actually randy (now relegated to Weight Watcher adverts to bring in the cash), but Mr Alex Ferguson, Scottish mad man and one of the greatest football managers ever. Monday will mark his 20 year anniversary at Man Utd (the team everyone loves to hate).
"I was scared to death of him the first time I met him. I still am actually" - Paul Scholes pays tribute to Lord Ferg.Anyway, here they are....
"Clubs come away from Anfield choking on their own vomit and biting their own tongues knowing they have been done by the referee" - revealing his love for Liverpool after the 10-man Rowdies grabbed a 3-3 draw in 1988.
"I should have gone ahead and signed Mick Harford" - explaining why the Rowdies failed to win the league in 1992.
"Big? It isn't big. It's magnificent! I've seen some whoppers in my time, but Dion's is something else" - Ferg's verdict on Dion Dublin's lunchbox, according to the then Coventry chairman Bryan Richardson, in 1994.
"I f*****g told youse not to ask that John. You know the rules here" - introducing John Motson to the hairdryer after Motty asked why Roy Keane had slugged Jan Fjortoft in 1995.
"If he was an inch taller he'd be the best centre-half in Britain. His father is 6ft 2in - I'd check the milkman" - appraising Gary Neville's parentage in 1996.
"He probably started crying" - explaining why Jack Walker wouldn't let Alan Shearer go to the DevilBowl in 1996.
"Some sinister magic appeared to be at work" - after defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the 1997 Big Cup semi-final.
"He's a bully, a f*****g big-time Charlie" - an impromptu paean to his former midfield stalwart Paul Ince in 1998.
"When an Italian says it's pasta I check under the sauce to make sure" - the old charmer limbers up for a visit to Milan in 1999.
"Football. Bloody hell" - lost for words after the Treble victory in 1999.
"We were very unlucky to lose the toss twice and play into the sun" - putting a novel spin on embarrassing failure at the World Club Championship in 2000.
"I'm no' f*****g talking to you. Veron's a great f***ing player. Youse are all f***ing idiots" - building bridges with the press after criticism of Juan Veron in 2002.
"My greatest challenge was knocking Liverpool right off their f****n' perch, and you can print that" - responding to Alan Hansen's suggestion that regaining the title in 2002-03 would be his greatest challenge.
"Just f*****g patch him up" - Fergie's reputed instruction to the United physio after lamping a stray boot into David Beckham's face in 2003.
"It's getting tickly now. Squeaky-bum time, I call it" - tickling Arsenal's undercarriage in 2003.
"Real Madrid - they have a nice draw, they must have picked it themselves. The Spanish or Italian teams don't play each other, how do you think they work that out? They don't want us in the final, that's for sure, but I'm not listening" - after the Rowdies drew Real in Big Cup quarter-final in 2003. They lost.
"Arsenal played too many draws. The best team in England? That's always debatable" - evaluating Arsenal's 2003-04 Invincibles.
"Could I have two bullets?" - when asked 'If you had one bullet and Victoria Beckham and Arsene Wenger were in the room, what would you do?' in 2004.
"We're as good as Chelsea, no question" - after finishing eight points off the pace last season.
"It's scandalous that some people think I should retire. I have every right to work hard. I am going to continue working" - warming up for a few more years on the eve of his 20th anniversary.
Heidi is way more organized than me (like that's a surprise to anyone who knows me), so she got the photos up on Flickr here.
A remarkable 1-0 win for Newcastle against an in-form Palermo team for a number of reasons. If you saw the team we put out, it was missing a large number of regulars, right through the team, our keeper was only 18 years old, Albert Luque (pictured) scored the only goal of the game, and we had never won on Italian soil before tonight.
Sure to be the latest craze are these rims released at this years SEMA - completely transparent. It also is some indication of what your bank account will look like once you've bought these - they run for at least $2000 per wheel - that's a nice round $8k (without tires I might add) as the entry price.
How crazy is that - you can sit at your computer for years and years, and never even have a shot at hitting all of the home pages, never mind the actual content. And I hope they have somehow automated the counting, coz that would be some boring job.....
I know I owe everyone a few pics from the weekend, along with an update on what we did and didn't do (unfortunately - sorry Neil and George). But I haven't loaded the pics yet, so you'll have to wait.
According to the New York Times anyway, and we all know how truthful and accurate they always are (or is that the Post, I can never remember, and no-one really reads newspapers anymore unless they're delivered free to your hotel door every morning, right?).
Luckily for us this doesn't mean we will be faced with watching a 50 something Hasslehoff (The Hoff to Radio 1 Listeners) run in slow motion down the beach (although being chased by cops as part of a drugs sting might actually be pretty funny). They were just promoting the release of Seasons 1 and 2 on DVD (and who exactly will buy these, apart from Joey and Chandler, who aren't exactly real people, especially now that Friends isn't even on now).
"I think the secret of its success was that is was always about saving lives, not taking lives," Hasselhoff noted.Nothing to do with all those teenage boys watching swimsuit wearing hotties run down the beach in slow motion then....
Sony have just announced this new laptop, which weighs in at under 2lbs (or 1KG if you're European, or English and are now forced to use the metric system). It looks pretty too (and has my fav material built in - carbon fiber), and almost makes up for their blatant copy of the MacBook they also released today. But not quite.