Napoleonics – ur doin it rong Wednesday, Nov 10 2010 

Not sure what has happened at the Lardies Website, but I’m fairly sure the Prussians didn’t get 109’s (Straight screen capture – no ‘shop involved)

Sherlock mixed with David Mitchell – Yeah, I can live with that Thursday, Sep 16 2010 

I’ve just taken the “Which BBC personality are you” quiz on the BBC website

I got

Based on what you’ve told us, if you were a BBC personality, you’d be 

40% BBC One’s Sherlock [this is the 2010 version]
30% David Mitchell from Mitchell & Webb
30% Dalek from Doctor Who

 You probably seek your own path through life, and this is reflected in the TV and films you watch. You tend to be loyal – once you’ve found something you love, you stick with it, and watch every episode. Quirky and unusual storylines appeal to you, whether it’s comedy or drama, because you’re an individual.

Not sure about the Dalek bit though (but come to think of it, a laser would come in handy).

Destruction of the Death Star, more Cock-Up than Conspiracy Thursday, Aug 5 2010 

Some of you may be aware that Conspiracy Theorists produce many wild theories about the destruction of the Death Star.  How could the galaxy’s mightiest battle station be destroyed by a handful of light fighters, and point out that the pilot that fired fatal shot was the SON of the station commander, who had, unbelievably left combat command to take to the battle in his person fight craft shortly before the Death Star blew up.

However, I have emails sent in the weeks before the battle that tell a different story, and here I present them, Wikileaks style. (more below the fold)


Reasons to be Cheerful Monday, Jun 28 2010 

Despite this weekend…

I’m going on holiday .

The Argentinians look like they will beat the Germans

I still have the box of four different Wychwood beers.

And a Cumberland Lakeland IPA.

And you can get it in Morrisons

Even if Pendraken have to put up their prices they will still be good value

I’ve got a new car.

Spurs look good under ‘Arry.

My wife is determined to convert the garage into a wargame room for me.

The Austrians should be better to paint than the Prussians I’ve just finished.

CDS, the scenario book and 2 army packs still come to less than £60 GBP

I’ve almost finished the WW2 Brits.

I’ve got an absolutely cracking Arnhem scenario planned for September.

I’m going Quad biking next week.

I’ve still got beer left at my mate’s house for our next game. (I Think).

There is are loads of places on the internet where you can avoid today’s match

and some of them have naked ladies on.

I could finally shave, no longer having to ‘back the beard’

Narwhals – Take that PZ Sunday, Jan 17 2010 

Prof Myers may wish to note the supremacy of mammals at approx 19 seconds.

Be my padawan Friday, Apr 17 2009 

Create a Brute, fight, and become my Pupil- click below

I’ve got my first weirdo Monday, Mar 23 2009 

Askimet does a good job at catching spam- of the thousands of spam that has been posted, all but 1 or 2 have been caught, and I don’t think any ‘real comments’ have been misdirected.  I drop into the spam bucket occasionally just to double check:- usually it is just long strings of words related to either 1) sex or 2) cars and, I suppose, a forlorn hope they will somehow make it past filters, and some one will click the link.

I’ve just found this


[I.P./email etc deleted to protect the strange]

I have to make it public. It’s suppose to be secret, however most people in Austin, Tx knows about it. The police department has machine that can read your mind. It can also change the way you feel. Sexual impulses, anger, and causing you to feel fear paranoia, basically anyway they would like to feel. This means it can cause a girl or boy to feel sexual. So sexual that they will have sex with strangers. This is just like rape. This is just one crime they commit with this machine. A machine that can read someone’s mind will be used to violate everyones civil rights. Ideas and secrets about company will be stolen by their competition with ease. People will be spied on in there homes, without a warrant. (this means someone will be able to watch you during intimacy without your knowledge.) There are a lot of people all over the United States knowing about this machine and the police department being able to use it. Start thinking about how the government has given the police department a weapon to commit not only one of the biggest civil rights violations of all time, but to commit war crimes such as rape and interrogation without the knowledge of the victim. I know it is hard to believe however if you happen to know someone in the police department, just ask if they have this machine. After that, I would also like people to think about how we are able to get the government to stop letting the police department violate civil rights and commit war crimes against there own citizens.


I know it’s bad form to feed the troll, but I like the idea of a Barrack’s Pet Weirdo.  I will keep a look out for more posts

Move over Spidey… Wednesday, Jan 14 2009 

There’s a new Super in town
Marvel Super Hero

Marvel Super Hero

You can blame Les for this one.  He provided the link to the Marvel ‘Make your own Superhero’ site.

Warning FAIL Monday, Dec 29 2008 

Sign Fail!

Sign Fail!

From a holiday a few years ago- this warning in Rye harbour.

Stephen Fry for Dr Who Thursday, Oct 30 2008 

Exactly what it says on the tin.

Now Tennant has signalled he wishes to move on, who would be better than the sublime Mr Fry.

SubPrime Explained Thursday, Oct 9 2008 

That well know expert George Parr explains all.

New series Bremner Bird and Fortune, Sundays, November 08

All hail the Geek Friday, Sep 26 2008 

This on the BBC website in response to news of the return of “The Krypton Factor”, which used a “K” as its symbol.

I’m excited about TV’s toughest quiz, The Krypton Factor, coming back, next year. Or The Potassium Factor, as I and my friends used to call it, K being the symbol for potassium, not krypton.
Bob Peters, Leeds, UK


I love a bit of scientist geekery.

Women- so picky with presents (and guess the “pronouns”) Saturday, May 10 2008 

For our wedding “we” asked for DIY vouchers. (“we” did).

What “we” want is a patio area with a L shaped brick wall at the end, so last summer “we” dug a trench totalling 6m, by half a metre, by about 50cm deep. “We” put in about 25cm of hardcore, but it couldn’t get finished due to the bad weather. So over the bank holiday “we” laid foundations. This involved “us” moving 3/4 ton of various aggregates/cement etc, and laying 1/2 ton of concrete.

To do this “we” spent about £60-£70 of vouchers. This was wrong. Apparently the wedding present was for nice things (like the wall). The explanation ‘If you want the freaking wall, you have to have the freaking concrete’ does not cut any ice with “us” (although our 12 year old understood the concept).

(“we” now need to learn how to brick lay)

Humph reaches Mornington Crescent Tuesday, Apr 29 2008 

Humphrey Lyttleton, Jazz Musician, Host of the never matched “I’m sorry I haven’t a clue” and purveyor of filth to the middle classes passed away last weekend.

You will be sorely missed, Humph. You were the show. I suppose Samantha has to nip out now, as you are feeling a little stiff.

You can buy anything on the Internet! Tuesday, Apr 8 2008 

You may notice in some sites that the sidebar ads are linked (however tenuously) to the subject.  There is no human intervention in this- the site owner sells ad space, and a ‘bot’ picks out keywords and drops an ‘appropriate’ ad in.  However, the ebay one seems to have excelled itself

North Korean Army
Fantastic low prices here. Feed your passion on

I would- but frankly I’m not sure where I would put that many tanks! (Les’s site is a master at these- he posts a rant at religeon, and in the sidebar is a link inviting you to be ‘saved’!)

Any other inappropriate ads you’ve seen?

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