Monthly Archives: December 2012

ubbish.Hogmanay live-blog

21:33 [copying files from an external hard drive to a desktop] 21:19 but it’s rubbish. 21:18 Contemplating Scottish television. Saying nothing. 21:00 Three hours then. 20:57 He left a set of vacuum cleaners around his garden pond. Like some art … Continue reading

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Blog posts from 2012

Here are my nominations for the Orwell prize for proper blogging about big news type things. In January the two biggest stories were Ed Miliband remembering the late Bob Holness’s contribution to Blackbusters; and a writer from the Independent committing Hari Kiri … Continue reading

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Review of the Year

2012, eh? Bloody pasties.

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Is there snow outside? LIVE-BLOG

14 December 2012 11.01 I brought the bin in. Its wheeled trail has marked the snow, an indicator of life. I feel bad about that. I close the curtains. 10.27 No more snow. But it’s still there. Lying. 10.16 It’s … Continue reading

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Modern culture in microcosm – a sociological survey using the medium of tweets sent by vacuous public figures

Like many people I mainly spend my time on twitter watching celebrities being stupid. To aid me in this laudable objective I have set up a number of twitter lists where I gather celebrity tweets in one useful place. I … Continue reading

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A further sociological examination of modern society using the medium of tweets by vacuous public figures

Last night I collated a series of tweets by three of the great thinkers of the modern age, individuals who contribute much to the gaiety of nations and who have made a valuable contribution to modern cultural life. Those tweets … Continue reading

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Day 3 – modern culture in microcosm – a sociological examination of modern life using the medium of tweets by vacuous…

Like the islanders of Todday in Whisky galore, the behemoths of modern television took the sabbath off, presumably to recharge their Dorothy Parker barbed wit batteries. I mean the scintilating repartee exhibited in the two previous days of abusive tweets … Continue reading

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Royal baby – a small legal thought

The law provides that the eldest male takes priority over any female, even if born earlier than the male, in the line of succession to inheriting the throne. This is up for review but amending legislation requires to be passed by … Continue reading

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Is it snowing outside? the 2012 live-blog

3rd December 2012 1.50 pm – There is still snow outside. 12.38 pm – There is still snow outside. 11.54 am – There is still snow outside. 11.02 am – GRITTER! 9.55 am – There is still snow outside. 9.35 … Continue reading

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