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Month: May 2008

The rain in Spain: apparently somebody didn’t get the memo

It’s raining in the mountains of Spain and we’re listening to the Suga Babes covering the Arctic Monkeys, which is wrong, as the phrase goes, on so many levels.

Also wrong is watching Eurovision on Spanish television, which was our entertainment last night. You really do realise how shit Eurovision is when you don’t have Wogan dryly commentating on proceedings and getting increasingly pissed as the night goes on.

Fortunately we filled in for him, getting absolutely twatted on white sherry, my bad Spanish pronunthiation having inadvertently secured us a bottle of fino blanco de la casa as opposed to vino blanco de la casa. On that front, the devil really is in the detail. Read more...

Weekend housekeeping: your technical questions answered

It’s the weekend – a holiday weekend in the UK, no less – so the proper daily posting schedule on the new blog won’t start until Monday, after I’ve finished testing, making sure nothing looks too shit in Internet Explorer (are we still doing that?) and all that jazz.

But, between the time I rolled in to bed at a little after 6am this morning and staggered out into the Spanish sunshine again at a little after 1pm, lots of people have been kind enough to email and DM with feedback, suggestions and questions. Read more...

We built this city on… eww… wait… tell me that’s not… oh Jesus Christ…

Now officially the most expensive city in the world, according to the current issue of Newsweek, and with an old Etonian as its new mayor, London is certainly having something of a crisis of cool. And by crisis, I mean absolute and total hemorrhaging.

Streets awash in politically bankrupt free-sheets that prove the maxim, “you can’t put a price on total shit”, Johnny Vegas sexually assaulting girls at the Bloomsbury and – fuck – when the So Solid crew starts recruiting shotgun-toting Barristers, surely it’s time to get the hell out of Dodge. Although not via Terminal Five, obviously. Read more...

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