Living Room

Everyday Life in the Peacock House
Children always know when company is in the living room. They can hear their mother laughing at their father’s jokes (Anon)

CD Case Cracked

It’s official. After weeks of dramatic speculation, Lee Brewster, BBC CD archivist and nubbinologist, has discovered the definitive term for the middly bit of a CD cover which grips CDs in place. This is in fact known in the inner…

Definition of a Nubbin

After much consternation and fitful googling, I finally had an epiphany today and consulted the Oxford English Dictionary on the subject of a “nubbin” (scroll down for nubbinabilia and speculation regarding alleged ‘nubbins’ in CD cases…long story). According to my…

Nubbins News

The great nubbins debate continues (see nubbin-related entries below). Thank you to Frank, a nubbin boffin, for observing that some CD case cognoscenti and CD case manufacturers such as Jewelbox refer to “nubbins” as “hooks” and that companies such as…

Nubbins

Thank you to Lee from BBC CD Archiving who is investigating the word “nubbins.” I suggested in a Peacockshock entry last week that the little teeth in the middle of CD cases were possibly known as “nubbins”, but no-one’s entirely…

Power Baths

I have a shower in my bathroom but I’ve never used it. I’m a bath person. I believe that shower people are feckless and devoid of moral fibre. Baths are excellent for thinking. Archimedes knew this and so should you.…

I Hate CD Cases

I’ve just broken yet another new CD case. Why oh why do they have such flimsy plastic hinges? And why do the little teeth in the middle, which I believe are called “nubbins”, always snap? Can’t someone invent CD cases…

Death Clock

I recall Hardy’s Tess of the Durbervilles commenting that, every year, we live through the date on which we’ll die, but we never know or notice it. An odd thought. If you do want to know the date, try the…