Sunday Roast: sod it, the bloody thing’s stuck again

Guess where the quote in todays title comes from – five huggles to the winner (five more if you can say which episode). I’m sorry if today’s Roast feels a little rushed, but that’s because it was (*blush*). Moose is dragging me off to see Pan’s Labyrinth and then Neko is coming round and… I’m not sure where along the way I suddenly got a life, but I have one, and it is to the detriment of the blog. I am sorry πŸ™

Enjoy the Roast whilst I am off doing things with people πŸ™‚

You still need evidence that penguins are evil? Well, they beat up James Bond. That’s quite evil.

Microsoft are pondering how people will cope switching to Office 2007. My favourite quote has to be where one Microsoft VP interviewed says the ordinary user will switch fine… “The people who take longer are the die-hard users; the expert Excel user”. So nice to be completely written off by Microsoft. I wonder how they define an ‘Expert Excel user’ – someone who can turn the programme on?

The California Supreme Court has ruled that Internet publishers could not be held liable if they posted defamatory comments written by others. Basically it means that even individuals are protected from lawsuits when/if they republish something. In America, anyway.

Ever wondered if it’s really worth getting that 13 megapixel camera or the (much more affordable) 5 megapixel camera? Wonder no more.

Looks like the Conservatives should swop Churchill for Polly Toynbee who is, by the by, the one Guardian columnist guaranteed to get me frothing at the mouth. In fact, she’s already inspired a blog post.

There’s a new scheme in London to pass on the nice things. I think this is a great idea. Gives me the warm fluffies.

Robin Hood has been commissioned for a second series by the BBC. Why? Yes I admit I have been watching this series (to the point I’ll record it if I’m not going to be in) but it IS shite. I could write a better script! You know when there’s a silence in a film/show and you guess what the next line of dialogue or action is going to be? Well, I frequently do this with Robin Hood and invariably get it right. To the very word. So predictable. So badly acted. So camp. Why oh why are they doing a second series!?

Penguin are issuing a series of books with blank covers so you can draw your own. I think this is a supreme idea! Though I would probably never be able to come up with a design I was happy with.

How do you end your emails? At work I go for ‘kindest regards’ unless I know the person really well, then they get a variation/nothing. Personal emails tend to be some variation of Cas/C =)/Cxxx (if you get that last, well, you know you’ve made it πŸ˜‰ ). Anyway, it’s nice to know I’m not the only one who agonizes over how to end an email.

And to end on a high note, Free Hugs. This video got sent to me in an email and, whilst I was initial skeptical, I stuck with it and by the end I had a grin on a mile wide and such a load of warm fuzzy feelings toward my fellow man you wouldn’t believe.

8 thoughts on “Sunday Roast: sod it, the bloody thing’s stuck again

  1. I dare say Google knows the episode, but alas, I do not.

    Whenever I send an e-mail I usually try to get the right tone in the body of the message, without worrying too much about the ending, but maybe I’ll have to think about that some more. The thing that always throws me off is when people put lots of happy smilies in a flame-war.

  2. Happy to hear about that megapixel issue. Don’t tell me, though, you wouldn’t love to play around with this 39MP sweetie for a bit? Sets you back about 30,000 dollars, but what the heck.

    As for free hugs. Hey, I like to feel like a disconnected victim of urban existentialist angst. Okay, perhaps not all the time then.

  3. Ok, that’s quite a camera. I have no need, or really want for such a beast, but somehow the picture is making my salivate with the desire to own such a shiny piece of technology…

    There’s something wrong with me, there really is.

  4. For the record, I replied to your latest email before reading the Roast. As you know, I don’t usually end my emails so abruptly. πŸ˜›

    The Niceties and the Free Hugs are amazing ideas. I for one, am all for giving hugs, in fact I do give and get a lot of hugs already during a work day. I’m a great hugger.

    … 😐

    What’s wrong with Robin Hood? Sure, the acting is horrid and the dialog predictable, but it’s at the very least, mildly entertaining.

  5. Being mildly entertaining is the only reason I keep watching Robin Hood.

    WhatÒ€ℒs wrong with Robin Hood? Sure, the acting is horrid and the dialog predictable

    I think you’ve answered you’re own question there sweetheart!

    Ok, so Keith Allen as the Sheriff is entertaining, but he’s just doing an Alan Rickman rip-off. A bad Alan Rickman rip-off.

    The guy they have playing Robin is just weak. And annoying. And called Jonas (I have a small thing against people called Jonas right now. Grr).

    Marian is just… *throws hands up in disgust* Though I am impressed with how neatly she can apply her eyeliner.

    The only character I do have sympathy with is Gisborne. I saw an interview with the actor and his aim was to have the audience ‘absolutely despising’ Guy. Alas, he failed. Give him a hair cut and mmmm…

    What IS it with me and the bad guys? Tee hee.

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