Tuesday, 22 November 2016

"His name sounds good in your ear, but when you say it, you mustn't fear!"

There aren't many crumbs of comfort to take from Trump's ascent from buffoon to president-elect. So when I discovered, from reading this Trump-related story, that there is a CNN journalist called Wolf Blitzer, well, I was grateful for small mercies, and had to share it...

Footnote: the title for this post comes from The Simpsons, the episode in which Homer changes his name to Max Power. All together now...

Friday, 11 November 2016

Darker is dark enough

I will write about the US presidential election, at some point. Not today though. Today, just this.

Friday, 4 November 2016

Tosh I've Learnt Today - I

Part one of what may become an occasional series - Tosh I've Learnt Today, or TILT, if you prefer (you won't).

The shape of that line of toothpaste, Aquafresh's logo since the year dot, is called a "nurdle". Honest. And it's trademarked by the pharmaceutical behemoth that owns the Aquafresh brand, GSK.

Who knew, eh? Or cared?