Category Archives: Cheerful stuff
The Observer had an interview with Robert Silvers, the veteran editor of the New York Review of Books (he was present at the 1963 dinner party where it was conceived, and has been its editor ever since).
Twice a year, as you know, there’s a day when the hours of darkness and the hours of light are equivalent. One of those days is in the autumn, and marks a point of transition as the year dwindles down … Continue reading
Apologies for the long gap without posts.
The Guardian published a quiz about language – specifically one about errors that have crept into its own pages. There are, obviously, rich pickings to be had here, given that newspaper’s propensity for middling op it’s worms. (In fact, at … Continue reading
Today would have been Douglas Adams’ 61st birthday, if he hadn’t gone and left the world a smaller, darker place by carelessly dying in 2001. Google have a celebratory Hitchhiker’s doodle (currently on their search homepage, after today it will … Continue reading
Well, it’s December 25th, which means it must be time for my traditional actually-written-and-posted-on-Christmas-day post. (Can I get away with calling it traditional, do you think, given that I did it in each of the last two years?) I am … Continue reading
Picture the scene.
Ok, so I’m essentially repeating myself here, but today’s bumper crop of spam threw up a couple of things that amused me, and I thought might amuse you, too. Viz.: