Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Gurkhas win!

Breaking news that five Gurkhas have won a test case about their right to settle in the UK after serving with the British Army. Hopefully this will bring to an end an appalling injustice.

Monday, 29 September 2008

The future is here!

Can't believe that I forgot to post this! In keeping with the earlier Dan Dare stuff here is a real Pilot of the Future! Check out the video on the BBC page. This guy crossed the channel on a jet wing - isn't this what Raymond Baxter and "Tomorrow's World" promised us all those years ago? Now he's done this I don't think we're too far from everyone having one to get to work or home from the pub.

Sunday, 28 September 2008


Today is the anniversary of one of the defining moments in the history of England and English and thus, by extension, all the English speaking countries - and also America.

On 28th September we remember the battle of Senlac Hill, without it we would all speak very differently.

Monday, 22 September 2008

You know it makes sense....

Given the US record on electing comedians and clowns this looks like a sensible solution. And he's a hockey mom (whatever one of those might be)!

Friday, 19 September 2008


Avast there me hearties, yer scurvy sons (and no doubt daughters) of a salty sea-dog (or saucy hot-dog?). Today (19/09) is "Talk like a Pirate Day"

For there's
prizes to be taken
And glory to be found
Cut free the chains
Make fast your souls
We are Eldorado bound
I will take you
For always,forever, together
Until Hell calls our names

Who'll drink a toast with me
To the devil and the deep blue sea
Gold drives a man to dream

No prizes fer finding what I've quoted yer lilly-livered doxies!

Tuesday, 2 September 2008


Originally uploaded by nogbad the bad
I have to admit that I wasn't really a Dan Dare fan but today I learnt some more about him. In fact I learnt that we have something in common. Both born in Manchester but, and here's the kicker, he's ten years younger than me! Yup - he's only 20. Before anyone gets really tense I'm basing that on his fictional date of birth rather than when the comic was released.

Digby (smaller chap wearing yellow) is a pie-eater and the chap with the large green head is The Mekon, leader of The Treens. Some might remember being caught like a Treen on a disabled spaceship........