So I think something like two-thirds of this year’s Oscars nominations are based on true stories – 12 Years a Slave, The Wolf of Wall Street, Dallas Buyers’ Club, etc. (I’m assuming they’re nominated. I’ve seen them in the press, you know?!) On an almost entirely unrelated note, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest musical Stephen Ward […]
You know those weeks when you think it’s Wednesday when it’s Tuesday and Thursday when it’s Wednesday and Monday was a fortnight ago? Yep yep. I also can’t remember what I wanted to talk about so let’s all talk about Pancake Day (which I thought was either yesterday or 30th March). Last year’s was my […]
I haven’t been watching enough of the Winter Olympics, which should probably change because it sounds like the universe is about to take up curling. This week’s news is a little old but definitely relevant. Beth Tweddle’s Twitter Q&A saga: Let’s judge women on their work, nothing else The Independent pointed out that when Beth Tweddle did […]
I think that if adults had half terms, their output would be highly improved and would not only counteract the extra time off but also contribute more to the economy. For example, this week I have walked my dogs, worked on homework (not as much as I should but more than I sometimes do in […]
So here we are. Seven years and a handful of months after my first accidental hearing of Welcome to the Black Parade on a now-defunct local radio show, Zane Lowe’s programme played the last ever new MCR song. Ever. Ever. It’s one of their best. It might actually be their best (unless sentimentality’s talking, which […]
Happy Valentine’s Day, unless you’re ill and alone and watching TV this fine Friday evening. Ugh, Valentine’s. According to The Guardian, in some cultures Valentine’s is becoming synonymous with “my female partner will have sex with me whether she wants to or not” and, despite the small sample size of Cambodian participants, it’s not a […]
Chloe showed me this today and I almost fell off my chair. Amen and holy bats Sotchi looks chilly (and snowboarding cold). Don’t think I even need to say anything. Ever again.
Instead of spending an evening threading a post together I went out for dinner, so I had to spend some time making myself look less like a homeless student and more like someone who can use a menu, then actually spend time in public, so this is a total cop-out. I’m also using an iPad, […]