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From the publication who published what remains the most complained about “article” in the history of British publishing - “Stephen Gately from Boyzone died because he was a dirty faggot and we all know they lead questionable lifestyles; Oh well, proof positive that civil partnerships are a disaster”¹

Happy Easter, from the Daily Mail and their parasitic readership.

¹:Jan Moir: “A strange, Lonely and troubling death…" was published in the aftermath of Gatelys’ death. In addition to Marks & Spencer demanding the Mail remove their advertising from both the website, and print publications, the flood of complains briefly caused the Press Complaints Commission website to crash, under the increased demand. 

The article - in which Moir called Gatelys death unnatural, and indicative of a hedonistic lifestyle - eventually received over 25,000 complaints - by far the most complained about press article since the PCC was established.

The PCC - spurred on by both Gatelys’ family, and the Crown Prosecution Service, eventually ruled that - whilst extremely distasteful, the “article” didn’t breach the law, and thus no legal action was undertaken.

chrisdwoo has convinced me I should watch this - so I have fired up NASA.gov on the Nexus 7

chrisdwoo has convinced me I should watch this - so I have fired up NASA.gov on the Nexus 7

One of the problems with having a disturbed sleep pattern, is you’re asleep when you should be awake. The reverse also applies - it’s a Bank Holiday over here and I’ve been awake for about half an hour.

One of the problems with having a disturbed sleep pattern, is you’re asleep when you should be awake. The reverse also applies - it’s a Bank Holiday over here and I’ve been awake for about half an hour.

UK: Thinking of buying a Chromecast, now they’re finally available to purchase in the parts of the world that aren’t the United States?
Well if you’re in the UK, and you buy and setup your Chromecast before July 15th, Google are now giving you £4.99 to spend in the Play Store. The offer can be redeemed either through the “Offers” tab in the newly updated Chromecast iOS app, or alternatively, from a Chromecast enabled Chrome browser, by accessing the following link:
UK: Chromecast - Offers. [Opens in a new tab].

UK: Thinking of buying a Chromecast, now they’re finally available to purchase in the parts of the world that aren’t the United States?

Well if you’re in the UK, and you buy and setup your Chromecast before July 15th, Google are now giving you £4.99 to spend in the Play Store. The offer can be redeemed either through the “Offers” tab in the newly updated Chromecast iOS app, or alternatively, from a Chromecast enabled Chrome browser, by accessing the following link:

UK: Chromecast - Offers. [Opens in a new tab].

Also the country has now shutdown for Easter

If I could concentrate for more than twenty seconds, in between sleeping, I’d read a book.

I may be on slightly too much fluoxetine

U would imagine this is what a cat feels like, on catnip. Christ alive

Seems somewhat obligatory today.
I figure by the time I get around to reading the books, I’ll have forgot who most of the characters are, and thus the glut of spoilers won’t be a problem.

Seems somewhat obligatory today.

I figure by the time I get around to reading the books, I’ll have forgot who most of the characters are, and thus the glut of spoilers won’t be a problem.

Shortly before the great power cut induced tea crisis, I received a phone call from the parental units. It would seem they’ve been off gallivanting, and were planning on popping into Tesco on the way home. Given that I’m not exactly upto venturing out to get in some shopping, they wanted to know if I wanted anything getting, prior to me going on Tesco.com and ordering in some shopping for delivery.
I tasked them, with acquiring reduced bread, so I might fill my freezer.
I think it’s fair to say they were successful.
16 Granary Rolls - £2.40, reduced to .36
Large Malted Grain Baton - .75, reduced to .11
Regular Malted Grain Baton - .40 reduced to .09
Multi-Grain Farmhouse Bloomer - .85 reduced to .13
Malted Grain Loaf - .80 reduced to .12
Large Salt and Pepper Bloomer - £1.30 reduced to .19
6 Crusty White Rolls - .60 reduced to .09
Cranberry, Sunflower, and [unclear] seeded Bread - £1.50 reduced to .23
Two Apple Turnovers - £1.20 reduced to .18.
Almost £10 worth of fresh bread, rolls - and Apple Turnovers - for £1.50.
Suffice to say, the freezer is looking significantly fuller than it did a few hours ago.
As for the book - I asked ‘em if they were going through the book aisle to pick up something that “looked interesting”. I think they opted for the biggest book they could find.
I’m not complaining!

Shortly before the great power cut induced tea crisis, I received a phone call from the parental units. It would seem they’ve been off gallivanting, and were planning on popping into Tesco on the way home. Given that I’m not exactly upto venturing out to get in some shopping, they wanted to know if I wanted anything getting, prior to me going on Tesco.com and ordering in some shopping for delivery.

I tasked them, with acquiring reduced bread, so I might fill my freezer.

I think it’s fair to say they were successful.

  • 16 Granary Rolls - £2.40, reduced to .36
  • Large Malted Grain Baton - .75, reduced to .11
  • Regular Malted Grain Baton - .40 reduced to .09
  • Multi-Grain Farmhouse Bloomer - .85 reduced to .13
  • Malted Grain Loaf - .80 reduced to .12
  • Large Salt and Pepper Bloomer - £1.30 reduced to .19
  • 6 Crusty White Rolls - .60 reduced to .09
  • Cranberry, Sunflower, and [unclear] seeded Bread - £1.50 reduced to .23
  • Two Apple Turnovers - £1.20 reduced to .18.

Almost £10 worth of fresh bread, rolls - and Apple Turnovers - for £1.50.

Suffice to say, the freezer is looking significantly fuller than it did a few hours ago.

As for the book - I asked ‘em if they were going through the book aisle to pick up something that “looked interesting”. I think they opted for the biggest book they could find.

I’m not complaining!

I SURVIVED THE WEST MIDLANDS POWER OUTAGE

Almost an hour without tea. We’ve gone to war over lesser acts of aggression.

Commence operation boil the kettle; Run a bath

huffingtonpost:

Hail Hydra is the new meme to love (or hate.)

I’m guessing this is Winter Soldier related. Given that by the time I’m back in [somewhat] operational capacity it’ll have gone from the places with the big screens and the obscenely expensive confectionery, I guess I’m going to have to go on Wikipedia, and read the plot synopsis.