Category: Gripes

writing, gaming, creating

I is for Infirm

I worry about my state of health, both in body and mind. I worry about my friends and family as well, but I can take affirmative action more readily in mitigating my own decline! If I once believed that age would not wither me, I can confirm I was wrong. It obviously does. In the…
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April 11, 2016 0

Can’t @jamie_oliver Dream Average?

I watched Jamie’s Dream School last night. Jamie proposes to inspire twenty young people with diminished interest in education to see it’s potential. The Dream School uses celebrity ‘experts’ to make the lessons more interesting, ‘inspirational’ individuals like Rolf Harris, Simon Callow, Robert Winston and others. To my mind, TV chefs probably need to stay…
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March 3, 2011 0

The Pain of Knowing Too Much

Shoulder Pain – What Causes Shoulder Pain. Yeah, I’d quite like to know what causes it, but should I be looking on the Internet for that information? Does it benefit me, or turn me into a quivering hypochondriac? I’ve had the pain for more than a week now. I started experiencing it in the back…
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October 18, 2010 0

Regions Bleepings

I hate the way the world works when it comes down to special features on DVDs. I mean, for the love of Bob, why does it have to be so complicated. I mean, I heard the theme tune for Xena: Warrior-Princess the other day and got a hankering for seeing some of the series. I…
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May 29, 2010 0

Soft Play

Sometimes work can feel like you’re a kid in the ball pit looking out through the safety netting to the grown-ups. As you watch, you see they’re not interested in you and are having an earnest discussion about something. If you left the play area and asked, they’d probably tell you it was a chat…
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March 2, 2010 0

No Bones About It

I’ve just been watching a new episode of Bones, and realized it isn’t very good. Oh, I like the concept well enough, the characters within the ensemble, the witty banter, and more than one of the actresses. However, I find the stories deeply unsatisfying. If I watch a detective series, I want to stand a…
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April 18, 2009 0

Demonic Intent

Rupert Galvin… Philip Glenister… Demons… American accent… WHY??? Seriously, Philip has a perfectly decent accent all of his own. I don’t mean DCI Hunt’s gruff tones, I means his own accent. So, why make him speak with a faux American accent, likely to put me off watching the series?

January 4, 2009 0

Call Out the National Guard!

I love my pets as much as the next pet-lover (our family includes three cats, four gerbils, three hamsters, a fish, and a sea anenome), but… I can’t help feeling two Fire Engines coming out to rescue a lost hamster represents a massive waste of manpower and tax-payers money. Relevant reading: [amtap book:isbn=1860542468]

October 22, 2008 0

A-Level A-Con

Seriously. I could not believe the results today. A-Levels better than last year, for the 325th year in a row (or something like that). I mean, what rot. Anyway, thinking this is ridiculous, the guy on the radio explains that while the A-Levels may not have become easier and the students may not have become…
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August 14, 2008 0

Which Watchman?

OK… fanboy excitement keeps me roaming around for tidbits about the Watchmen movie, so when I spotted a few new promo pics on the front of, I had to go check. So, there I find several fine images of the characters… and a bewildered picture masquerading as Dave Gibbons. This page features an image…
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August 3, 2008 0