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THE FT TOP 13 ENDINGS: 9: You Have Been Watching
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It is the last minute of Are You Being Served. Captain peacock appears to have ended up in a ridiculous situation, and Mrs Slocomb has mentioned her pussy. John Inman makes a double entendre and the studio audience go wild. Good luck to them all. And[…]

… to put away childish things
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“While boys often expressed nostalgia and affection toward Action Man… renouncing Barbie appeared to be a rite of passage for many girls”[…]

Wot I Ate and Drank This Weekend
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On Saturday I ate:
Bacon Sandwich
A pint of Young’s Winter Warmer
Venison, walnut and beetroot salad*
Game pie (with veggies and tatties)*
A glass of champagne*
Wine to the max*
Water sucked through a marrowbone*
Eccles Cake and Lancashire crum[…]

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BLINGER!!
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(sadly the site this came from is in german so i cannot properly credit the artist, who may or may not be called kati) (kati likes BUFFY tho so WE LIKE HER)[…]

cooking dos and don’t w.r.t. the HOTNESS of HEAT!
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even if you have probs in the past w.it bein gloopy and more liquid than firm – requirin more time in the oven to sort – DO NOT poke the top of yr gingerbread as it emerges after 50s mins
not only is it PIPING HOT it is also PIPING STICK[…]

The Beauchamp Tavern, Knightsbridge
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Knightsbridge may not strike you as the happiest hunting grounds for a good boozer and in the case of the Beauchamp Tavern you’d be right. Why mention it at all? Because it’s such an object lesson in how not to do a hybrid bar/pub. Its hy[…]

ALPINE? LAGER??? ALPINE LAGER?????
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ALPINE BLOODY LAGER????? i mean , i’m not a lager drinker by any stretch of the imagination, but Sam Smiths have now finally lost any sembalence of the plot. the MAN is still there, though, of course, no longer in his box, but where it used to […]

Is there even a word for it
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There are lots of warning signs in pop: many of them can be easily paraphrased as “You Are Now Leaving Pop”. Getting in orchestras, concept albums, sacking the entire band*. But certainly when you find out that your favourite band has mad[…]

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Best Ad ever
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‘Be like Maradona – give up coke’[…]

Sack This Sick Joke Now
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Jonathon Ross is a fine entertainment television presenter. I have no complaints with him on that part. But the fact that he fronts the only mainstream TV film review program is an absolute joke. Of late Film (Insert Year Here) has turned into sleb p[…]

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