Monthly Archives: April 2013

Meerkat Miracle

Don’t you just love those newspaper stories about people finding the face of the Virgin Mary in a slice of toast, or Jesus on a crumpet? Well, I now have my own version. Boll and I recently had natural (aka…

Oxford Commas

Who gives a f**k about an Oxford comma? asked Vampire Weekend, inspired by a Columbia University Facebook group called Students for the Preservation of the Oxford Comma. Well, I do. I’m very fond of commas, and I’d rather use them…

Rachel Tighe at Arthaus Hertford

It’s definitely worth a stroll down St Andrew Street (when isn’t it?) to view a new set of works by Rachel Tighe at Arthaus including this vivid painting of Parliament Square and the Hertford hart.

Six Degrees – Margaret Thatcher

My friend H’s mum once had Margaret Thatcher round for tea. But that was a very long time ago before I knew H. Thatcher also visited my college and was allegedly welcomed by a susurration of low-level hissing from undergraduates…

Dilemma du Jour – Monsters – Scylla Or Charybdis?

Scylla Scylla is a six-headed sea monster with four eyes, six heads, three rows of sharp teeth per mouth, six additional dog-heads, twelve tentacles and a cat’s tail. In the 1980s, it presented a popular TV programme called Blind Date.…

Dilemma du Jour – The Devil Or The Deep Blue Sea?

This is a difficult one. It clearly depends on the nature of the devil and the sea in question. If the devil were as cute as this cat, for instance, I’d chose the devil. But I’d chose the sea if…

Apology

I am so sorry. North Korea hacked into my account overnight and has been posting on Peacockshock. I’m doing my best to remove the entries.

Our Great Leader Kim Jong-Un

Kim Jong-un just loves his guinea pig Kim Jong-pig. It has a cute uniform and lives on his desk. As long as the U.S. brandishes its nuclear cudgel, we will take steps to increase our nuclear arsenal. The moment of…

Our Great Leader Kim Jong-Un

Kim Jong-un adores his puppy Kim Jong-dog. He carries it around everywhere in a fabulous bag he purchased during Pyongyang men

Our Great Leader Kim Jong-Un

Kim Jong-un positively dotes on Sooty and idolises Harry Corbett, whose autograph he keeps in a Tupperware box in his bed. He also likes Sweep, but not as much. Kim Jong-un often causes great hilarity and affection by whipping out…