As those of us in the UK are getting excited about Mary Berry and Paul Holywood probing another batch of soggy bottoms in the new Bake Off series, it seems the US is all-a-flutter over Ken Cake.
Over at The Guardian today, Amanda Petrusich presents a loving argument for the value of a dark sky. It’s amazing what you see in the dark she says and I find I agree. Actually I saw the Moon this morning, while putting the recycling bins away. The sky wasn’t in anyway dark but it allowed a clear view of a waning…
Start counting those pennies, a Spanish publisher is creating a facsimile edition of a cult book. There is a slight snag though, it has been written in a language that nobody can read.
This is kind of stupid as trivia goes, but also fun if you ever stumble across a job lot of The Titans at a jumble sale. Back in 1975, Marvel added the eighth publication to their range of British weeklies. (There were at the time only seven titles in the line because Savage Sword of Conan failed to find an audience…
As it draws to a close, the Rio Olympics has had its share of romance, lust, betrayal, and missing underwear to titillate the prurient tastes of a global audiences. Or is that just in my street?
OK it’s a prank! At least that’s the official line at The European Organisation for Nuclear Research where High Physicists turned High Priest and were seemingly filmed indulging in some human sacrifice at the altar of Shiva.
Picachu and his Pokemon Pals have set up a beachhead at the Panton Arms, Pentraeth to invade Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Apart from pulling pints, the Anglesey pub is a “Pokestop”, providing a wi-fi oasis in green-fielded not-spot. The landlord joked that he should rename his…
Cult comic writer Alan Moore and comedian Stewart Lee (no added bean juice) discuss content over on The Guardian. Derek and Clive it isn’t.
The zombies might be coming, but killer knives for dispatching the undead will be illegal in England and Wales from this Thursday. Northern Ireland is planning similar legislation to be enacted soon.
Madame Vastra’s favourite squeeze Jenny Flint has been resurrected as a deadly duo in the new Welsh language film Y Llyfrgell - The Library Suicides.
The second collection of UK Star Trek comics will be released in November. I presume IDW’s 240 page hardback will include the last of the TV21 strips with art from the likes of Mike Noble, Harold Johns and Carlos Pino and hopefully some strange gems from related annuals and holiday specials.
The heatwave in New York has sparked a run of ice cream thefts prompting billionaire John Catsimatidis to offer a $5,000 reward for information leading to arrests.
August 13 is International Lefthanders Day which asks the population at large to consider the plight of southpaws. Around ten per cent of the world’s population is left handed whereas many tools and everyday objects presume the user will be right handed.
I know we have sophisticated sexy aphrodisiacs like Häagen-Dazs these days, and there is nothing more erotic than the Girl of Steel licking a vanilla scoop or two, but weren’t ice creams and lollies more fun in the bad old days? You can’t beat a good old fashioned Lemonade Sparkle. Can you?
This might seem premature. I mean, you haven’t elected him yet. August 11th is National Presidential Joke Day celebrating “the humour found yet so often unappreciated in the highest office in the land.”
Want a tip for a Christmas present? This December, Whovian audio wizards Big Finish are dipping a toe in to comic publishing with a collection of strips from the vaults of DC Thomson. They have assembled a run of Avengers comics that appeared five decades ago in young girls’ weekly Diana. A double page dose of Steed…
Which Who are you? Radio Times has a short quiz that lets you uncover The Doctor you were destined to play. I’ve just had a crack at it and find myself exposed as the Fourth Doctor. You are a terrible influence Tom, it’s all your fault.
Deep Thought determined the existence of rice pudding from first principles, the Seventh Doctor mocked Davros with an unlimited supply. Today, Americans celebrated that culinary
punishment treat known as rice pudding. August 9th is National Rice Pudding Day.
August 8th is National Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your Neighbor’s Porch Day which given America’s proclivity for firearms strikes me as an easy introduction to deadly force. “I had to shoot, he was going for his gun. No, I didn’t notice it was a vegetable.”
The last two journalists in London’s famed Street of Shame have been made redundant, leaving their typewriters behind in what was once the home of Sweeney Todd. It has been noted as the final cut of ties to the UK newspaper industry that charcterised the Fleet Street area.