• British people have strange food

    Posted April 7 by Jack Yan

    Amazing what British supermarkets sell.

  • Return of the Saint

    Posted April 7 by Jack Yan

    There really aren’t too many publicity photos online from ITC’s Return of the Saint series. This was also a staple for me when it aired in New Zealand in 1979–80, though it was made a few years before that. It showed a very exotic Europe, though if you watch them in order, you ...

  • QotD: Denial is no River

    Posted April 7 by Suni

    QotD: Are you in denial about something? If so, what?  If I had something to be in denial about and admitted it, then I am not in denial... hmmm.

  • When you see one of your old press cars

    Posted April 2 by Jack Yan

    This is not just any Audi A7 Sportback 3·0 TDI. It was my old press car from 2011. I often wonder if the current owners know that their cars were formerly press cars. They may have been told, honestly, that it was a former ‘demonstrator’. While I cosseted this one and treated it...

  • QotD: WTD

    Posted April 1 by Jack Yan

    QotD: what’s the difference between a duck?WTD?   One leg is both the same.   Speaking of April Fool’s, Lucire ran a gag story for the first time in our 20-year history. As it’s well into April 2 here, I might as well spoil it for you and tell you it’s her...

  • Oh, Friday!

    Posted March 31 by TreeSweater

    It's not even 1:30 PM, and I have nothing else to do for the rest of the day. It's still kinda slow anyway, and most everyone else either didn't come in today or have already left. Plus, it's dreary and drizzly outside. I may pack up my laptop and head home early. I have an appointment tomorrow mo...

  • Xanadu, the musical

    Posted March 28 by Jack Yan

    This never fails to give me a smile. Xanadu was a 1980 mega-turkey starring Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, with that guy from The Warriors whose career it killed (it was Michael Beck—sorry, it took ages for me to remember). But it had a fantastic soundtrack, and it made for a hilarious mus...

  • Keep Calm and Carry On

    Posted March 26 by Bunny FKA Geology Byotch

    I believe I see the United Kingdom with a bird's eye view. A non biased view that has both the benefits of my being an outsider looking in as well as someone who has lived here full time since January 2009. Also I have lived in other countries than the one where I was born, and can compare this coun...

  • one about hair AGAIN

    Posted March 25 by Bunny FKA Geology Byotch

    I am really struggling with this mid short length hair (after cutting off the dreads). I did want to keep some length so I could grow it to a short bob, but fuck that. I want now to just go for it and have a nice choppy edgy short cut I can keep for years.  This is for a couple of reasons: I ...

  • Rendered

    Posted March 24 by Jack Yan

    I’m really impressed by the three-dimensional rendering of a Renault Mégane coupé, not unlike my own, by Horváth Gábor. At first I thought the buildings were rendered but the car was somehow real. It turns out Horváth (who owns an older Mégane I) ren...

  • London

    Posted March 24 by Jack Yan

    Sorry about the potty mouth, but that’s how we feel right now in this household.   On my Twitter, I’m not even going to name this asshole. I am, however, going to name his victims and share their stories. They deserve to be remembered.

  • QotD: Jack the Observer Effect

    Posted March 23 by Potholder

    I was single for years.  Decades, actually. I was able to design my life very specifically.  I knew myself.  I knew it takes a while to shape a particular portion of my life to an acceptable mode.   I must first decide to do something. (I will eat clean.)  Then, I will ac...

  • let's get this horrible man off twitter

    Posted March 22 by Bunny FKA Geology Byotch

    https://twitter.com/cciedotnyc I have reported him, I ask you all to do the same

  • Book Review: Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell

    Posted March 21 by Jonathan

    Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell My rating: 5 of 5 stars Sarah Vowel tells the story of the "swashbuckling teenage French aristocrat, the Marquis de Lafayette", winding in many of the events of the American Revolution and its actors. The book covers an amazing amount of histor...

  • How forgetful technology companies are

    Posted March 21 by Jack Yan

    I’d be pretty concerned about a company that asks you to register and, when you log on a few years later, your details no longer work.   It’s why I don’t sign up to the Telegraph website. I already did it, in the 1990s.    The fact they lost my details suggests ...