Tuesday, 23 September 2014

The Daily Teaser — 23-9-2014

I have told you about ear worms, haven’t I … ?

Haven’t I … ?

In case I haven’t, the term describes any tune or song that pops into your head — sometimes, for no apparent reason — and starts playing.

The one I had banging around my head, this morning … ?

Wasn’t for ‘no apparent reason’: I’d run a link to Dr Feelgood’s Roxette past my favourite Twitter followers, to see what they made of it*.

And ever since then … ?   Wilco’s rather menacing guitar riff has been banging around my head.

I’d better give it to you, before we move on … 


Monday, 22 September 2014

The Daily Teaser — 22-9-2014

It’s Monday.

You’d noticed, hadn’t you … ?

And frankly … ?

Well, frankly, I’d rather been back in bed.

You know, doing that … that …

What’s that thing where you dream and snore a lot … ?

Oh, yeah … sleep … 

Yeah, going back to sleep sounds good.

Unfortunately … ?    Unfortunately, it’s Monday: time’s getting on.

Time waits for no-one.


Neither does hunting for a job … 


Sunday, 21 September 2014

The Daily Teaser — 21-9-2014

You know, easily impressed, sometimes.

No, really … !

And, so far … ?

So far, I’ve been rather impressed with Dr Who.   Last night’s episode, Time Heist, was and is an absolute cracker of an episode.

Cyborgs, shape shifters, a hammer alien thing … 

And a bank job.

Where CAN you go wrong … ?

There’s one minor flaw.   And it’s not with Time Heist.   It’s with next week’s episode, The Caretaker.

It’s getting aired, not at 7·30 … but at 8·30.

Now, I know the BBC’s making a big deal about Strictly Come Dancing, this year.   And that Dr Who’s been moved to make way for it.

But that … ?   Is something I find mildly offensive*.   I may just complain … 


Saturday, 20 September 2014

Dr Who Series 8: Episode 5 — Time Heist

You know, I’ve one or two friends who’ve criticised me.

Basically, by repeatedly telling you I’m impressed by a given episode of Dr Who.

They may or may not have a point.


I think I’ve a possible counter argument.

Or had a counter-argument.

I wish I could remember what it was, though.

I’m sure it was cogent, pithy, to-the-point … and very effective.

But, like I say … ?   I’m blowed if I can remember what it was … 


Either way, there’s a point, here.

Their point … ?   Simply that I seem to be easily impressed by an episode of Dr Who.

The question I’m asking myself, right now … ?   Is “Am I worried?”

Am I worried, though … ?


Because I think series 8 — Peter Capaldi’s first in the lead role — is proving itself worth of the word impressive.

And tonight’s episode, Time Heist … ?

Time Heist may or may not be on a par with Deep Breath and Into The Dalek.   But I’d certainly say it’s on a par with Listen.

And, like Listen, a hell of an improvement on Robot of Sherwood.


The Daily Teaser — 20-9-2014: The Cannes Can

Hmmm … 

That’s something.

Alex Salmond, Scotland’s First Minister, the man who organised Scotland’s Independence Referendum, Leader of the Scottish Nationalists and possibly the best known conviction politician in the UK, has resigned his post.

Both as SNP leader and First Minister.

I have to say, I , personally, was expecting him to stick around for longer: but he said it, himself, it’s not the politicians leading Scotland’s politics, but “ … the energised activism of tens of thousands of people who I predict will refuse meekly to go back into the political shadows.”

The man’s career has been devoted to his country.

And frankly … ?   Frankly, I couldn’t see David Cameron, Nick Clegg or Ed Miliband doing the same,   had the referendum given a yes vote.

Cynical … ?

Of COURSE I’m cynical!

We’re talking about politicians, here.