Ice Bucket Challenge

You can’t move on MyFaceTube nowadays for someone dousing themselves in cold water for ‘charidee’. While this started as a bunch of (mainly) American celebrities raising money for ALS, this now seems to hev been hijacked by the great unwashed in an attempt to get their 15 minutes of fame.

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Tales from the Wilderness

I originally had no intention of blogging this week, as I have 72 more quizzes to rewrite following a structural change and new logo. However I wound myself up with a bit of statistical analysis and, following a rant on MyFaceTube, I feel the need to share.

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There’s Something About Terry

In a departure from normal, this week I would like to tell you a story that has been enthralling and enrapturing audiences for 15+ years. It’s a true story about an evening meal / late night snack.  However, to fully understand it you need to know something about the hero(?) Terry, and you also need to understand the general concept of a Bernard Matthews Turkey Roast.

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The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Writer

Every generation has its comedy shows full of lines to be quoted ad infinitum. For the just post-Python generation, that show was Fawlty Towers. Clearly “don’t mention the war” is the runaway winner in that regard.

When I went for an interview at Cpt. America’s* place of work back in 2009, this was also the last tip he gave me – he worked for a German investment bank. However … I did … twice … both of them. Also, at the end, when the interviewer asked me the usual “do you have any questions?” question “Is that an MCC tie you’re wearing” was not something he was expecting. It wasn’t, but it transpired that a lot of people had asked him that in non-interview situations.

I got the job.

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