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Assuming it is night-time wherever you are, a few hours ago she hit 6,017 years old. And does she not look good?
Posted: October 23rd, 2013 under Espresso.
It was the sad and wholly predictable death of Swino the Beer Swilling Hog which allowed me to put my finger on what makes me uneasy about two separate but thematically similar health campaigns on the go at the moment.
First, there is the ad campaign on Scottish television for the flu jag (which, truth [...]
Never open a book with the weather.
Never use a verb other than “said” to carry dialogue.
Never use an adverb to modify the verb “said.”
Keep your exclamation points under control!
Never use the words “suddenly” or “all hell broke loose.”
Use regional dialect, patois, sparingly.
Avoid detailed descriptions of characters.
Same for places and things.
Leave out the parts readers [...]
Despite my long experience with a volunteer cetacean watching programme, Tuesday evening was my closest encounter with a whale when a juvenile minke female washed ashore at Thurso beach. By the looks – and, quickly, smell – of it, she’d been dead for several days.
Gordon Ramsay recently was slammed for eating minke on a [...]
Posted: July 11th, 2013 under Espresso.
Going through a box of VHSs last night, I found a tattered copy of the 1994 film, Princess Caraboo with Phoebe Cates in the title role. The background is that in the summer of 1817, a mysterious/exotic/oriental-like/attractive woman was found wandering dazed and confused in the Gloucestershire countryside.
Initially thought to be a common vagrant [...]
Posted: April 24th, 2013 under Espresso.
Perhaps it is a good thing that BtL comments on HP are archived after seven days. Considering the bun-fights which ensue on a regular basis, there could be endless material to embarrass authors years later; especially if they were applying for public sector work, such as Adrian Smith whose casual comments on gay marriage [...]
On the first anniversary of his death, who was Václav Havel to you? Poet? Dissident? Hero? Western icon saint?
Short trouser’d philantropist?
Posted: December 18th, 2012 under Espresso.
Taking Joseph W’s point about conspiracy theorists’ being preferable to those who exalt the vilest of men, conspiracy theorists still really annoy me.
What other secret desires do Saucers entertain?
The second earliest HP piece (the oldest being a welcome message) discussed Osama bin Laden’s ‘Letter to the American People’, sent a year after the invasion of Afghanistan.
I understand he also had inspiring views on the environment.
What have Saucers done over the past 10 years?
Gene adds: I’d like to expand Alec’s question to ask how [...]
Posted: September 5th, 2012 under Espresso.
Photoshop’d or otherwise, it has to be this one:
The best picture on the Internet is, of course, this one:
What would Saucers suggest for the second best picture on the Internet?
Posted: August 8th, 2012 under Espresso.