Tag Archives: misc

Circus of Horrors

We’ve just been to see Circus of Horrors at the Brighton Centre. Sadly, the scariest thing was the venue itself. Don’t take that the wrong way. The venue really was diabolically awful. We had seats (cheap seats, admittedly) on the right hand side of the stage. But even with cheap seats, you expect to be […]

Google Musings

Aristotle is thinking laterally. This reminded me of a talk I saw last night by Jack Cohen. He presented a brilliant slide (which I appear to be utterly unable to locate) of a sign in some public place, with the same idea in two languages: Lost Property Objets Trouvée Two completely different ways of thinking […]

London Weekend

We spent the weekend in London. A nice little break after the christmas period (which was fun, but it’s nice to get some time alone). The initial reason was that my wife’s work was treating everybody with tickets to the Queen musical on Saturday night. Frankly, I hate musicals and it was the low point […]

Komedia Night Out

I’ve just been to Komedia as part of my partner’s work’s night out. Two of the acts were OK, but Raymond & Mr Timpkins Revue were superb. A couple of guys putting words to music. Very little spoken stuff, exceedingly silly and still requiring an amount of thinking. They kept your mind racing trying to […]

Mud + Karts

For work’s Christmas do, we all went off to Mudmania this afternoon. What an excellent way to spend the day, getting very very wet and muddy inside 400cc engines. Lovely. And then it’s off to Indian Summer for some nosh later on. Yum. Happy Dom.

Circus Oz

We’ve just got back from an evening at Circus Oz. Absolutely fantastic entertainment—great costumes, stunning performance and wickedly funny. If you get within a hundred miles, go and see them! And no, there were absolutely no animals. Excepting the hooman variety. Best bits? A stunningly agile and graceful performance from Mel on the hoop. Oh, […]

Cat & Mouse

Our little darlings brought in a mouse last night. Just when I wanted to go to bed. Of course, at the first sign of us, they drop the little beggar and flee the scene of the crime. The poor little mouse is still alive and cowering by the skirting board. After much thought, I decide […]

Dave Fulton

We went to see Dave Fulton as part of the Brighton Comedy Festival. His show is “We’re all Americans” and it rings true. Whilst he starts off slating our cousins across the pond, he quickly turns it around and starts biting into British people with equal ferocity. And it’s all deliciously non P.C. I particularly […]

More Terrorists

Wandering in front of Churchill square at lunchtime, I saw two large armed policemen with sub machine guns. Now I don’t object to having more policemen because the Labour Party Conference is in Brighton. I understand that they’re a large and obvious target for terrorists. But that still doesn’t mean we need armed officers wandering […]

Terrorists In Town

So the Labour Party Conference visits Brighton once more. On my way into town yesterday, I noticed riot police vans. Standing next to them were police with sub machine guns. If that isn’t terrorism, I’d like to know what is. People with guns like that should be in Basra, not Brighton. Sorry for the lack […]