September 1, 2014
Beep Beep Boop dept: Perhaps. Perhaps not. I thought I’d give WordPress another go but in the last few weeks they’ve rolled out yet more “improvements” that make the cursor jump around the screen and turn writing a simple post into an ordeal so perhaps I won’t be posting too regularly after all…….
Funny Ha Ha dept: So we’ve recently been told that the world’s funniest joke is:- “I’ve decided to sell my Hoover. Well, it was only collecting dust…..”, closely followed by Tommy Cooper’s :- “I’m on a whisky diet. I’ve lost three days already.”
Funny Peculiar dept: I read in the Daily Mail (that’s if you believe any of the rubbish written there) that 15% of all UK Internet traffic is “cat-related” ?!?.
Proud to be a nonscrot dept: Borag thung. I recently purchased my annual 2000AD magazine and was unsurprised that it continues it’s downward spiral. No zarjaz science fiction was to be found within the pages. The art was mediocre. Only the Judge Dredd strip made the slightest bit of sense to me. My only brief amusement was found in that Judge Dredd strip concerning a space explorer who had returned to earth (hardly any older) after 70 years away. Her name is given as Indira Knight, so it looks like the writer reads the Sunday Times newspaper columnists.
Next issue on sale next week dept: If you’d like something to read from November 1948 click here.
The first pirate dept: I recently caught a fascinating programme hidden away on BBC Radio 4 extra about the life and times of Captain Plugge. This would have made a great film as he was evidently one of those “larger-than-life” characters who just got things to happen. He was a pioneer in “in-car entertainment” with a home-made car radio back in the 1920s. Such was his success at promotion that no doubt the term “to plug” something by advertising it derives from him. He was the instigator of Radio Normandy (and others) which broadcast popular music with English announcers from the continent to the UK (even on Sundays !?!) thirty years before Radio Caroline. If WW2 hadn’t upset things who knows how British Broadcasting would have turned out….