And Then There Was Valentine’s Day: The Battle Of The Sexes: Or…The Up-Bot Side Of Life.

I read the news today, oh boy. Hey, it's not that much after Valentine's Day, already. So anyway, way out there on the heart- or heartless, front: Men, there is a  Cyrano de Bergerac Bot now available to write love letters for you. Ladies, have you ever been in the situation where someone female- neighbor, … Continue reading And Then There Was Valentine’s Day: The Battle Of The Sexes: Or…The Up-Bot Side Of Life.

And Gutenberg Lived Here: In The Middle Of The Night

It's the middle of the night here in Gutenberg land. The dark, spooky, witching hour, when wishes are made true. I wish I may, I wish I might, I wish  the idiot route planners at the Frankfurt Airport, the ones who are trying to make a "branding" ie hide behind a name, by calling themselves … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: In The Middle Of The Night

And Gutenberg Lived Here: As The Id Goes Marching On

Yesterday, over coffee, a friend and I got into a discussion of ta da- the Id. Well actually, it started with the ides, as in- quick, stab me, I've got one of those classes- went through a progression of bad puns- ide-ology, ide-olotry ide- rather be in Kansas, progressed through a series of discussions on … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: As The Id Goes Marching On

Why Make A Movie With Cumberbatch If He’s Not Allowed To Act?

(Spoiler alert: if you go to this movie, your evening will be spoilt) Last Tuesday night we went to the movies: Dr Strange, starring two, in my opinion, absolutely brilliant actors, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Tilda Swinton. You could have done swan lake with plastic swans on sticks for all the acting they were allowed to … Continue reading Why Make A Movie With Cumberbatch If He’s Not Allowed To Act?

What Happens When An Octobot Meets A Flying Pizza Delivery Drone?

"I read the news today, oh boy..." Geek news. All about: an Octobot- one of those  slimy wiggly eight-armed bots which are "completely autonomous." Completely autonomous? As in you come home one night and discover that instead of cleaning the house and fixing dinner, it has changed the locks, and is now sitting in your … Continue reading What Happens When An Octobot Meets A Flying Pizza Delivery Drone?

“This Is The Dawning Of The Age Of Nefarious…”

Anyone else out there remember the late sixties? (Not that I do- my grandmother must have told me about it- I would put a smiley here, if I didn't hate them so much, weren't raised in an age where you thought about what people wrote, so that you heard the smile in their writing which … Continue reading “This Is The Dawning Of The Age Of Nefarious…”

Little Box Of Horrors: It’s Baaaack

In case you didn't notice, my computer George (he won't tell me his real name) is once more collecting spam and insults, and secretly sharing it (behind my back) with all his friends and ex-classmates at Boxbook. That is to say, after over a week offline, my usually barely controllable box of chips and bolts … Continue reading Little Box Of Horrors: It’s Baaaack

No, The N.orthern E.ngland, S.outhern S.cotland and I.rish E.levated Isn’t In Loch Ness.

Maybe it's the weather. Or my crazy family...students...landlord...musicians I work with... you get the picture, But lately, I've just been in the mood to write weird and unusual blogs. Like the one about Irish duck feet. And Disney. Or Nobel prize winners who eat eggs from water glasses, or the Sherlock Holmes phenomenon. More about … Continue reading No, The N.orthern E.ngland, S.outhern S.cotland and I.rish E.levated Isn’t In Loch Ness.

The Irish Duck Foot Versus The Magic Kingdom. Discrimination?

"I read the news today, oh boy." Yup, geek news will get you every time. Like the note I found in my mailbox this morning about the fact that Disneyworld, aka the Magic Kingdom has patented a recognition system FOR FEET! After which, ie having pattern-recognized your tiny little size 46 sneakered tootsies, you will … Continue reading The Irish Duck Foot Versus The Magic Kingdom. Discrimination?