Archive for December, 2010


Merry Christmas, everyone!

December 25, 2010

You know! Krampus!

Sorry, the picture is actually one I took off the telly of the ‘Deal or No Deal’ Halloween Special. Yes, that’s Noel Edmonds. No, I don’t know what the thinking is behind it. All I know is looking at it makes me feel insane.


My votes for this year’s Christmas Number 1

December 11, 2010

That’s what happens now, right? We all pick a song and get it to number one? Well, I vote for any a these.

(I realise there’s competition.)

Thanks to everyone who brought these bands to my attention (including HMV Oxford Street staff for PVT and Gavin for Cloud Nothings!)


RT: “Twitter kind of screwed this one up.”

December 2, 2010

I find this video of Steve Martin, essentially getting tech support from an online radio show host, incredibly compelling.

Not least because Steve and the Tech Guy clearly demonstrate how awful Twitter’s new-style Retweet function is. No, let me correct that. It’s not so awful in itself, I often use it…it just that Twitter needs to bring back the old-style RT as an additional option…NOW! . ‘Quote tweet’, which places quotes around the entire message (username and all!) is an absolute dog of an alternative.

(Update: If you have Firefox, here’s the old-style RT add-on!) (via @DickMandrake)