Archive for October, 2011

Bye bye luvvy

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

Immigration papers

Monday, October 10th, 2011

I’ve been enjoying, for quite some time, the exquisite Retronaut.  All manner of obscure and wonderful visual ephemera grace its pages and it’s updated with satisfying frequency (unlike my organ of late). Today was a bit special – the ‘immigration’ form completed by the Apollo 11 team when they entered the US in 1969 after their little trip away. Self explanatory, wondrous and surreal all at the same time.

Tedious linguistic clichés of the moment

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

I’m growing tired of hearing so many people who can’t speak normally any more. They pepper their speech with stock, media-derived phrases which are glued clumsily together into cliché-ridden sentences. The glue is usually the word ‘like’. The filling is comprised of a mix of standard English, spoken in a pseudo-Jamaican accent with the following seasonings:

‘For free’, ‘Awesome’, ‘Massive thankyou’, ‘You / guys’, ‘Fantastic’, ‘Legend’, ‘Oh my days’, ‘My bad’, ‘It’s a big ask”.

I wish they’d all just bugger orf and get some elocution lessons innit?

9/10/11

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

1955-2011

Thursday, October 6th, 2011