Recipe: Tomato Ketchup

Yes, we are doing recipes now.





April 22, 2018. Food, Silly. Leave a comment.


A friend writes:

Just tried to order a pizza online. Checked out and clicked the payment button only to get a “page not found” page!

Such reports are impossible to investigate unless the user supplies the official HTTP (Heating, Topping, Tracking Pizza) error code. For future reference the codes are as follows:


April 17, 2018. Food, IT, Silly. 1 comment.

Stupid Wolf Festival

In the previous article on calendar reform, I referred to Lupercalia as a “stupid wolf festival” based on a cursory reading of its Wikipedia article. I didn’t twig quite how exceptionally bizarre the whole thing was. Fortunately, I found a short video that explains it nicely and it is too perfectly mental for me not to share it here.


March 26, 2018. Links, Silly. Leave a comment.

Who done the Salisbury Poisonings?

All answers will be treated in the strictest confidence. Da!


March 18, 2018. Politics, Rigged Polls, Silly. Leave a comment.

Tempus Fukit

Is that a Latin pun in the title?

It might be. Anyway, you know what this place needs?


Calendar reform!

Wait. What? No! I mean. You remember what happened to the Mayans?


March 12, 2018. Silly. 1 comment.

Radical Reductionism for Fun and Profit

In our increasingly polarised world we don’t have time for subtlety and nuance. Ambiguity is the last thing you want in your cheeseburgers. Fortunately most things can be neatly reduced to a small number of categories which you don’t need to worry about further. Think of these as the platonic forms Plato would have come up with if he was lazy and busy with “other stuff”*.

Let me explain.


January 29, 2018. Silly. Leave a comment.

Quo Vadis, Dingbats?

To be honest, the American “Alt-right” scare me. Fortunately we don’t have much of that in the UK. In the UK we have a bunch of dingbats who have fallen out of their belfry, and fallen out with eachother.  Of course, I’m talking about UKIP.


January 22, 2018. #Brexit, Politics, Rigged Polls, Silly. Leave a comment.

Guest Post: Brexit means Breakfast

counterfeit cabbage

“What’s for dinner? Can I smell boiled cabbages?”

Just not a very nice one…

Pour yourself a big glass of Filthy Green Muck™ from the pound shop knock off “Nutribullet” and our semi-regular guest author will explain.


January 15, 2018. #Brexit, Counterfeit cabbages, Food, Silly. Leave a comment.

Sign o’ the (End) Times

Saw passenger get off Jubilee Line train at Canada Water. Was reading paperback copy of The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. Continued to read it on escalator. Did not fall off the end. Grrr.

Dig bunker now!

(OK. That’s the wrong book, but you get the idea.)

January 7, 2018. Books, Daniel, Silly. Leave a comment.

Stable genius?

I think it is fair to say that if a person feels the need to release a statement in which they describe themselves as a “stable genius” then they are quite obviously neither of those things. Whether a self proclaimed “very stable genius” outranks a self proclaimed “super genius” is left as an exercise for the reader.

Note: The video is a clip from “Operation: Rabbit released by Warner Bros in January 1952. Donald Trump would have been 5½ years old when that was first released. Whether he saw it and decided to make it the basis for his whole life’s work is unknown.

January 6, 2018. Politics, Silly. 1 comment.

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