I brought a bike a few months ago on the Ride to Work Scheme, a Fuji Cross 3.0 in black and green. A new bike, as exiting now as it was when I woke up on my birthday to find a glossy white five speed racer at the end of my bed. Happy days. Buying… Continue reading Are off the peg bikes really any good?
STS 134, last mission for Endeavour
I remember watching the Space Shuttle launch shortly before my tenth birthday, at a small school in the Essex countryside. The sun was shining outside as we gazed in amazement at the school television, it had buttons on the front and 3 channels. It was soon after we had a visit from an American basketball… Continue reading STS 134, last mission for Endeavour
Yuri Gagarin, the first man into space
A day before the space shuttle launch in 1982 Mr Atkins, our primary school teacher at the time, asked us to find out something about the men who pioneered space travel. Easy I thought to myself, just look up Neil Armstrong, that’s all we knew about space, Neil Armstrong. At home, we had half a… Continue reading Yuri Gagarin, the first man into space
You’ve got a Mac, so what?
At first I thought the new advertising campaign for Apple Mac, featuring Mitchell and Webb from Peep Show, was just slightly amusing. Then I realised that I was laughing not at the characters, but at the utter stupidity of the content on display. I honestly thought we’d got that Mac and PC thing out of… Continue reading You’ve got a Mac, so what?
How great is MySpace? I’m properly into it and have my own page and everything. This surely, is what the Internet is all about, meeting people, listening to music and linking through to other stuff you might be interested in. I’ve tried to set up forums and message boards here on my own site in… Continue reading MySpace
The plastic lunch box
I don’t think we spend enough time appreciating the mundane things in life. So concerned are we with our highly strung and vain accessories, that we forget to value the things that make our everyday life an easier place to be. The plastic lunch box is a prime example of this. It lasts for years,… Continue reading The plastic lunch box
Why not dress up your pet, then email it to your mates?
Someone in the orifice has just mailed round some ‘Hilarious’ pictures of peoples pets wearing a variety of different outfits. They’re not hilarious at all. In fact, the idea of a Gerbil wearing a tuxedo is about as amusing as ‘The lads’ playing with a packet of condoms in a student union bar. Email is… Continue reading Why not dress up your pet, then email it to your mates?
Stories about mobiles that make me laugh
My brother Chris Emailed this to me this morning: Stories about mobiles that make me laugh. Following a flight, everyone turns their phones back on whilst on the shuttle bus to the terminal. Then we have a chorus of text messages arriving “beep-beep!””be””beep-beep!””beep-beep!”. Then watch the look on someone’s face. “I’m abroad, in a foreign… Continue reading Stories about mobiles that make me laugh