Scotland rulesOK, I’m not big on the whole England vs Scotland thing (unless it involves rugby and a historic Grand Slam or two). But this article did make me giggle.The tragic ineptitude of the English male. I shouldn’t point out that it should really be titled (I think) The tragic ineptitude of the London male… however the points within still stand. Naturally the same criticism couldn’t be levelled at us Scots, the celtic blood ensures we are a good deal more forward than our English counterparts.

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FREE DOWNLOADS!Naked chicks, increase your penis size, solve your debt… sorry, just been clearing out some of my email inboxes, I like keep a couple of hotmail accounts for ‘junk’ purposes. Anyway, in the midst of all the spam I do get a couple of newsletters from sources I can no longer remember. In one I found a few chapters of the following book available for download: Seven Highest Value Forms of Organizational Storytelling. This is the kind of thing I like to pass on to my boss and HR department (usually with a comment like, see it IS possible to do things properly…)

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The truth behind the moviesThe hero dives through a window, lands neatly before filling the bad guys car with lead for a couple of minutes, sparks flying as the bullets contact metal, before watching it plummit over the edge of the cliff, bursting into flames as it smashes into the ground. Or not, as in reality, the hero is cut to shreds whilst diving through the window, losing several fingers and rupturing a main artery. “There are individuals who have accidentally fallen through windows without sustaining serious injuries. There are also people who have survived the Ebola virus. However, in both cases the odds are not particularly good.” All this and more at Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics!

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Calling all cyclistsIf you live/work in Glasgow and use the cycle route by the river (the bit where it passes the Waverley). PLEASE FIT A BELL ONTO YOUR BIKE! This will allow you to signal your approach. Note: Pedestrians are NOT psychic, nor possess the hearing of Superman. For the record, to the cyclist who – after he had tried to rocket through a diminishing gap between myself and the guard rail at the side of the river, and had managed to catch my bag strap on his handlebars, and after I, in a state of something approaching blind panic, yanked at my bag to stop the would-be bag-snatcher from making off with my laptop – berated me for walking …

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August 31stYesterday was our 6th Wedding Anniversary (Iron or Candy). Congratulations to us! Off to crawl back into bed. I knew we shouldn’t have opened that 5th bottle of wine…

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