Thursday, 5 August 2010
Thursday, 29 July 2010
I've become a little addicted to The Sartorialist lately. It's a fantastic blog that makes me want to turn out anything remotely casual in my wardrobe and replace it all with lovely suits, shirts and ties. G.Bruce Boyer is a fashion writer who's style looms large over the blog. Seriously, who'd rather wear a t-shirt than look this good?
Tuesday, 6 July 2010
My A level historians have been learning all about the Cold War over the last couple of weeks and so it was that we were came across John Ehrlichman. Mr E. was Richard Nixon's Assistant for Domestic Affairs and played a key role in the Watergate scandal, for which he was convicted of perjury and served time in a federal jail. At the time, though, he was bald both of head AND chin, so here is a picture taken from the excellent series about the cold war, called 'Cold War'. Those TV producers really earn their money, don't they?
Wednesday, 30 June 2010
Andy Parsons, it seems, divides the comedy community. He's a regular panelist on Mock the Week and other light, amusing and, frankly, shoddy panel shows, but there is a body who simply can't stand him. 'Die, die, die', one internet commentator commented. He does have a quality, a certain something which is a little grating. I think that's it's something to do with always being 'in character': on the other hand, check out the bearded baldness. No glasses, but, as Meat Loaf so elegantly reminded us, two out of three ain't bad. Lately, Mr P. has gone for the King Charles beard, something I've always fancied, but never had the balls to try. Maybe at the end of this quest.
Saturday, 12 June 2010
I've always liked the cut of Moby's jib. A Christian vegan techno ambient punk ball of smallness, he's managed to keep me interested in whatever he's done since I first saw him playing at the Greenbelt festival in the mid-1990s. I've always had a fondness for 'Feeling So Real', which sounds huge on a good club system. Of course, I've been in nightclubs about twice in my life, but on one of those occasions I was DJ, so I played this. I also played 'Once in a Lifetime', which went down really badly
Thursday, 10 June 2010
Okay, I'll admit it, this is simply an excuse to put the first photo of my new niece on here. However, my good friend Sarah Appleton tagged the photo with my name on Facebook, so clearly there must be some resemblance. I guess under that hat, she's probably not got so much hair. Perhaps one can picture a tiny pair of black spectacles? But the beard ... I don't think so. Not unless she one day wants a job in a travelling circus from the 1920s.