Showing posts from December, 2009

The 2009 'Days Of Christmas'

As is becoming something of a tradition here at the blog, this is my Yuletide posting about all that you should know for Christmas. But let's just take a moment in the busy day to remember what it's all about - the people you love. I'm thinking of the people you love right now ... are you thinking of mine? Of course, it's not just about family and friends (if that's who I was thinking of) but also presents, alcohol and oodles of sitting around in the sun (hardy har har Northern Hempishpereans!) If Jesus is you thing, I mean, if he's your bag, what you're into man then do the religious thing as well. Just don't get all "God" over Christmas and try to remember that it was originally a pagan festival around the longest day, certainly don't want you Christians foisting your ideas on people and trying to subvert the real message! Fun. that's the real message. Believe in Father Christmas (who shats all over Santa) and have too much laughter

12 Days Of Christmas - The Complete Set

This makes me laugh every year, 12 months must be just enough for me to forget it :-) Instead of blogging one-a-day here's the complete set for you all to enjoy: On The 1st Day Of Christmas My True Love Sent To Me ... On The 2nd Day Of Christmas My True Love Sent To Me ... On The 3rd Day Of Christmas My True Love Sent To Me ... On The 4th Day Of Christmas My True Love Sent to Me ... On The 5th Day Of Christmas ... On The 6th Day Of Christmas ... On The 7th Day Of Christmas ... On The 8th Day Of Christmas ... On The 10th Day ... On The 11th Day ... On The 12th Day ... Also check out my 2009 release of the annual 'Days Of Christmas' ...

The 50 Best Protest Signs Of 2009

Thank you @bobbyllew * My favourite is the sublime: * @bobbylew = Robert Llewellyn , famous for being Kryten in Red Dwarf , co-presenting Scrapheap Challenge ** and creating/producing the most awesome weekly Carpool podcast - subscribe now! ** He co-presented alongside a distant family member of mine who hails from back home in Monmouth , strange world eh. Her Carpool podcast was a trip through Monmouth and the surrounds, loved it.

BBC's YouTube Advent Calendar, How To Get The Rest

Really, you're clever people and should be able to get the rest yourselves ;-)

Days 6 & 7 PLUS Dave Barry's 2009 Gift Guide

Classic Christmas from the web kicking off with the annually awesome Dave Barry Gift Guide . Top three favourite's for me: Educational sperm snow globe Stink-finder ultraviolet light Metal-detecting sandals And now on with the excellent BBCWorldWide YouTube advent calendar ... For Sunday 6th December, a classic clip from Blackadder's Christmas Carol with Blackadder's attempt to fleece the Prince Regent of his Christmas presents not quite going to plan. For Monday 7th December, singer Alesha Dixon and her dance partner Matthew Cutler perform a charming waltz in a Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special. See it here ...

Courage And Following Your Dreams - Scary Shit

I am very good at following my dreams. In fact, it's the one trait that I know people admire (they tell me). There might be more about me that people love but only those very close to me usually express it. Following your dreams is bloody easy. I know, tightrope walking is easy for those that can do it ... but really, there's no secret in it. Just be selfish. Once you become bloody minded, focused and see everything and everyone as a means to the end you can easily gain a reputation of being wonderful at following your dreams. I DO NOT, however, mean you should see everything and everyone as something to be squashed, walked on, used-and-abused, mere hurdles in the way ... I do mean that if you see everything and everyone as potential partners in your dream, as something that could help up over the next step with a helping hand, as someone who knows someone that can advise or even as someone that can say, "Wow, that's an awesome dream, go for it!". If you shit on p

Day 5 - BBC Worldwide Advent Calendar

Rick Stein meets up with food writer Matthew Fort who shares the joy of cold roast goose served a simple salad of a chopped fennel bulb, mandarin oranges and olive oil. Great festive recipe idea from the BBC cookery programme Rick Stein's Food Heroes.

Day 4 - BBC Worldwide Advent Calendar

Days 2 and 3 - BBC Worldwide Advent Calendar 2009

Day 1 - BBC Worldwide Advent Calendar

The Death Of Old Media - Do You Care? [Updated]

Society is changing beneath our feet and very few seem to be noticing except those that are grasping on to their waning power . Old media, or as I've just discovered MSM ("MainStream Media"), is the umbrella term given to newspapers, radio and broadcast TV and more specifically those parts of these industries that focus upon "news". Old media is dying. Well, actually the publishing model of old media is dying, as I have said over and over again: I believe that “media” as a whole is something we can’t really talk about as it is made up of two fundamental building blocks: 1: Journalism (an activity) 2: Publishing (a business model) 1: The act (art?) of journalism will continue – it may change with the use of “bloggers” – but the act of getting out there and finding a story (even the truth sometimes) will not go way. In fact the Web (onto top of the Internet) will enable more to participate. 2: The current business model of “publishing” however is likely to make