curb your enthusiasm

1.012 episodes in, and I have to admit that it rules. He is part Jerry and part George, and sounds like George Steinbrenner.
Suspiciously like him. There is just a tone to it, that I love.

Away and back again, second episode just as good 🙂 Did get everything fine from tescos, it was like I had dreamt I had been shopping, woken up to find it was a dream, but all the food was there. Well, quite like that but with a fivers delivery charge.

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Gran Tourismo Online?

have been reading Penny Arcade today, which is a superior gaming site. Give’s fanboys a good name. Tycho was discussing the potential for online racing games. Got me thinking about what you could do with this. Massively multiplayer Online racing is my answer. Big fat wide tracks. A hundred or a couple of hundred of racers. Even better, have teams, for instance four different coloured teams of 25 each. The aim is for your team to score the most points. 100 for first place, down to 1 for last. So every person’s position, from first to last is important. That would have to be the dream sort of game for me. Failing that, Gran Tourismo 4 – Online Edition would have to be the next best thing.

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have crossed the line into online sustinance

placed my first online tesco order today. They are threatening to deliver in under 24 hours, and betwen 7 and 9pm tomorrow. It would be very handy if they did. Intrigued to try this out, as if it all works out well, it could make our food shop a hell of a lot easier than present, which involves walks and taxis.

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Less than two weeks to PSO

I am not paid by Nintendo to go on and on about their games. Quite the opposite in fact. I am waiting for it to get warmer and lighter. I want to start cycling again, in earnest. I need to be doing something to burn off a few more pounds, vain as I am. I think a bit of cycling on an evening would do the trick. In fact, what I think I would like would be a cheap digital camera, or failing that some film for the ordinary one I have, going off cycling and taking some pictures of Oxford

And I think in all honesty I should finish off the Harry Hill book, as I was enjoying it so much.

More walks

24.02.03 More walks

Sunday walk down by the river, walked to Iffley Lock, and then Sunday Lunch at The Prince of Wales in Iffley Village, which I can heartily recommend, top-notch roast. Pretty cheap too. Fast service and the best roast potatoes bar none.

I got game

And have been taking a lot of random pics. Good fun. Also playing more Crash, GTA3 on the PC, and a bit of Pokemon.

Don’t be fooled by Iraq I am not, I’m still, I’m still Blix from the Block

Long tiring day. However I did get past one of the most evil levels I’ve ever come up against in a game, second boss on Crash Bandicoot Wrath of Cortex. Totally fucking evil

I could be influencing the world sooner than I thought. About time too.

Twas Valentines Eve and all through the house, nothing was stirring, not even a mouse

I’ve been growing herbs for the past few weeks on the windowsill. Corriander, chives, basil, thyme. They look great. I’m not sure I can claim to be father nature, but I am at least brother earth. I want to take some pics of them, cos I’m proud.

More Chris Morris at work at Smokehammer. Fantastic video editing

I am presently watching Around the Horn on the North American Sports Network (free trial unfortunately, I could watch this crap all the time). Its an american sports based discussion programme, with four sports writers. But its a competative debate, they score points for good observations. Its fucking barking. The genius thing is that although it is sports based, they discuss topics other than sports. On the topic of Paula Abdul, good or bad? someone has just said “the fact is she stinks”. On the golf player John Daly bringing out a country album, the response was “Well, it could be worse, he could be drinking again”.

How the Hell

can England lose to Australia at football? Even in a friendly. Its like us beating them at cricket. Or tennis. Or swimming. Or skiing. Or luge. Or tiddlywinks.

Tis evening three of the edit the ninty page, which for varience I mixed up with doing a bit of cv work. I’m not looking but I get round to updating it once a year or so. Always good practice.

Tonight’s NHL Ice Hockey game is Ottawa vs Pittsburgh. “vs” was the very first difference between American and English I ever picked up on. I’d always written “v” as in liverpool v man.utd. Then I saw something in my Great Grape Ape annual that was a sign that said “The Great Grape Ape vs “something or someone or other. It became a personal affectation to always write vs from that point onwards.

Another US/UK sporting anomaly is that when we write liverpool v man utd, we mean that the game will be played at liverpool’s home ground (presently anfield, I suspect not for much longer). In America when they write “Ottawa vs Pittsburgh”, it is shorthand for Ottawa at Pittsburgh, i.e. the second team is the home team.

What does this tell us about the American people? After all, much of their culture originates from we English, but why is it all so different?

Why? because the American’s live to be difficult, awkward for the pure sake of being awkward? What was so fucking important that you had to take a u out of colour? less time writing so you could spend more time eating?

Let it be said that I am one of the biggest Americaphiles in the the western world, and yet they can exasperate the fuck out of me, never mind the leaders of France or Germany.