Shed

Oddness
Shorn sheep shouldn’t sleep in a shack. Shorn sheep should sleep in a shed (Anon)

Reclaim the Trolls

For me, trolls will always be supernatural creatures. So I was relieved to discover that Louise Mensch’s troll, Frank Zimmerman, at least had the decency to resemble a wizard. Recently, the term troll has been appropriated to describe sad internet…

Gaston J Feeblebunny

Admiral The Hon Sir Reginald Aylmer Ranfurly Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax After my witterings about silly names in TV credits, a big thank you to Ant for sending me some utterly preposterous ones. ‘Back in the seventies,’ he writes, ‘we were reduced to…

Garfield Carrott

I watched a lot of TV this weekend and was astonished to see the name Garfield Carrott on the credits of some reality show. So I Googled him, as you do, and discovered he really does exist. I then returned…

The Creep Takes It All – Abba Radiohead Mashup

If, like me, two of your favourite bands happen to be Abba and Radiohead, then you’ll love this brilliant mashup of Creep and The Winner Takes It All by Amoraboy from Toulouse.

Anarchic Anechoic

I spent this afternoon in an anechoic (echo-free) BBC studio in Media City Salford, making odd noises with creative people. Standing up – producer Michael Surcombe and composer Loz Kaye. Sitting down – Professor Trevor Cox, singer Najia Baji and…

Overheard in Hertford Today

‘It’s like a bird only it’s not a bird. It’s a bit like a tit.’ The question – what is it? I wish I knew. It’s driving me mad.

Chinese Whiskers

I was amused to hear that a curious cat-related furore hit the Chinese banking system this week. The People’s Bank of China has denied allegations that its 100-yuan note contains mysterious cat images, saying the ‘cloud pattern was copied from…

£19.99

Well, no sooner had I blogged about the £10.66 episode in Waitrose than I found myself in Tesco, having to pay £19.99 precisely. (See evidence below. Yes – I do buy lots of batteries and cat treats. I work in…