So much beauty out there

August 24, 2010

Advisory Warning

Filed under: All,Whimsy — Josh @ 4:24 pm

Bible warning sticker #atheist #atheism #science #nogod on Twitpic


August 15, 2010

Lookalikes revealed

Filed under: All — Josh @ 7:23 pm

A few days ago, I put up some photos of people who get paid to resemble famous actors and actresses, as a quiz to see if you could identify them. Missed it and want to do the quiz? Go here. Want the answers? Read the rest of the post…


August 10, 2010

The West Highlands

Filed under: All,Dear Diary,Travel — Josh @ 5:50 pm
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Last weekend, my flat was hosting a hen party for the best friend of one of my flatmates. While I said bravely that I honestly didn’t mind sharing my flat with 16 drunk young women, I was gently persuaded that heading off for the weekend would be better. So I spent the last weekend in the Highlands, around Loch Ossian. Here’s what happened: (more…)

August 5, 2010

It’s Uncanny.

Filed under: All,Whimsy — Josh @ 12:10 pm

Can you guess which actors these professional lookalikes are claiming to resemble?


July 30, 2010

Stop Judging Me

Filed under: All,Recommended Links — Josh @ 12:47 pm


Me: “How can I help you today?”

Patient: “Um. I think I have an STI.”

Me: “Okay. What symptoms do you have that makes you think that?”

Patient: “Well, I don’t really know. My computer told me to be here.”

Me: “Oh, did you do a self-analysis online?”

Patient: “No. I’m not sure. I’m here, I need to be here!”

Me: “Exactly what did your computer tell you?”

Patient: “Don’t judge me! Stop it! I need to be here!”

Me: “I can assure you that I am not judging you. Can you explain to me exactly what happened before you came here?”

Patient: “Well, I was looking at some porn last night online and this morning I turned my computer on and it told me I have a virus!”

Me: “Uh.”

Patient: “Stop judging me!”

From the reliably amusing (and terrifying) Not Always Right.

July 29, 2010

Thirty Days of Song (day 25)

Filed under: All,Dear Diary,Music — Josh @ 1:56 pm
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Song that makes me laugh.

“Determined, but moist…”


July 27, 2010

Thirty Days of Song (day 24)

Filed under: All,Dear Diary,Music — Josh @ 12:42 pm
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Song for my funeral:

Not just suitably elegaic, but expresses clearly the one thing I’m certain I’ll feel when I die – that I should have paid more attention to the person I love (whoever that may be!)

(I see that video currently has been seen a mere 51 times, I want to see that number increase exponentially)


July 26, 2010

Thirty Days of Song (day 23)

A song to play at my wedding:

I think I mentioned that I wanted this song played at my wedding in another post so better be consistent. It’s perhaps not the jauntiest of tunes, but the lyrics are very sweet and direct, and if there’s any day you don’t want subtlety or irony it’s your wedding day.

“Why would I stop loving you, a hundred years from now? It’s only time.”

Not convinced I’ll be playing that video though.

Alternatively, there’s Al Green’s fabulous Let’s Get Married, but I’m not sure I want the phrase ‘I’m tired of playing around, a girl in every town’ being played. Or ‘might as well’ for that matter. (more…)

July 25, 2010

Should Elected Representatives Say What They Think?

A Cardiff Councillor, John Dixon, has recently been the subject of a mini scandal about a comment he made on twitter about the Church of Scientology, when walking past their office in London that he hoped “the stupid wouldn’t rub off”. Some time later, the Scientologists complained to the ombudsman in charge of standards in public office in Wales, who ruled that Dixon had broken the relevant code of conduct. For a full overview of the idiocy of the ombudsman’s ruling and the dangerous and pernicious nature of Scientology, I recommend the thorough analysis by Jack of Kent. The issues in this case seem pretty straightforward, Scientology deserves (at the very least) ridicule and no-one should face censure for doing so. (more…)

Thirty Days of Song (day 22)

Filed under: All,Dear Diary,Music — Josh @ 2:09 pm
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Song I listen to when I’m sad:

Ok, for once, I’m not going to be awkward, this is a sad song for a sad mood, and it even says so in the title. It is beautiful too. From the late, lamented, Mark Linkous –


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