Archives for March 2013

At Least It’s Not Towels…

Anniversary today. Here's something someone else wrote:me: We will name him Henry. Or Charlie. Or O’Shannesy.Laura: Or Beyoncé.me: Or Beyoncé. Yes. And when our friends are sad we can leave him at their front door to cheer them up.Laura: Exactly. It’ll be like, “You thought *yesterday* was bad? Well, now you have a enormous metal chicken to deal with. Perspective. Now you have it.” [I highly recommend her book, which is still in the New York bestseller list.]I'm thinking this … [Read more...]

Easter Eggs, Facebook Policies And Articles With A Penguin And A Playlist (Oh My!)

So, I'm surrounded by fragments of Easter eggs and toy Angry Birds, listening to the neighbours laughing about how their kids are STILL sulking about Easter from two years ago and how someone got an egg someone else wanted and how they couldn't handle it and how they refused to clean up any of the foil paper litter until they got their way... then when the other kid just gave up and bloody well GAVE them the egg... then they STILL threw a tantrum... Oh, why hadn't they got an Easter egg from … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Conspiracy Road Trip – UFOs

Are we alone in the universe or have we been visited by aliens? If the answer to the last question is yes, have the world's governments been covering up this incredible 'truth'?Comedian Andrew Maxwell is a logical guy and he is going to tackle these big questions on an American road trip from Los Angeles to Area 51. He is taking five UFO believers who claim to have witnessed spacecraft from other galaxies, been attacked by UFOs, had close encounters with ETs and believe an alien attack is … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Is Faith Compatible With Reason?

Amongst those taking part are Will Storr, author of Heretic, Adventures with the Enemies of Science; Robert Griffiths, author of Slaying the Dragon; Christina Biggs from Christians in Science; the past-life regression therapist Andrea Foulkes; Journalist Oliver Thring; Julia Manning MP. … [Read more...]

Conspiracy Road Trip – Creationism

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Little Kitten – Game Of Thrones – Seasons One And Two Recap

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The Unbelievers – Ian McEwan, Cameron Diaz And Me, Together At Last

So, apparently I'm in this movie?Don't quite know where I am in it - internet access here is so stubbornly awful that it's kind of like jumping up and down outside the fence of a drive-in movie and getting glimpses of the screen with every bounce. Eventually you give up and just find a good book to read instead.[Speaking of which - holiday reading:]Maybe I'm in the crowd scene at the Global Atheist 2012 convention or something? Looking at my watch and hoping everyone else hasn't … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – The Beach Boys Shred “I Get Around”

I've yet to hear anyone do a sing-along at this resort, but I could imagine it would sound like this. … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – My Drunk Kitchen: Fish Fingers And Custard

Had one of those days? This is for Paul Fidalgo, who is very much appreciated for being so kind for absolutely no reason whatsoever apart from that he can be. Plain good manners and kindness sometimes appears to be in short supply. (I hope he likes Doctor Who) … [Read more...]

Sign Up For The Big Science Summit

Registration is now open. Places are limited - book now. Tickets $195 for the two days, includes access to all sessions, lunch, refreshments and evening event. Register online here.I'm really excited about this - mostly because like great science conferences, there's a call-out for people to send in their own feedback about what are the big issues that they want discussed. It's good to have ideas sourced by those who are stakeholders - I've added in a few of my own ideas here … [Read more...]

The End Of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries!

I know... took me this long to blog it simply because it seems so odd that it's over. Do enjoy checking out the entire story if you haven't seen it before and also check out the next series on the unfinished Austen novel Sanditon! … [Read more...]