Monday, 29 May 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 29-5-2017

Crap … !

Carp, crap, crap crap, crap … !

It’s a bank holiday.


I’m working.

I’ve no problem with that!

The issue?

Is that, just for today?

We’re back to the replacement buses for the trains.

Lovely … 


Oh, did anyone catch Dr Who, over the weekend?

That was a rather good episode, I though.

Not the paciest, certainly.

But definitely one with a lot of intellectual meat on the bone.

It turns out the bacterium named in the episode?

Was the centre of a mild scandal: in an event mirrored in the episode, the bacterium was tested in lab conditions: and found, in field conditions, to kill plants.



Sunday, 28 May 2017

Dr Who — Series 10: Episode 7 — The Pyramid at the End of the World

28th May, 2017

You’ve been reading me a while, haven’t you … ?

At least, I hope you have!

Welcome to Nik Nak’s Old Peculiar: the YouTube channel’s over here, the Teasers’ are self explanatory … 

But, just in case you are new?

I (currently) work in a call centre in Chelmsford, I’ve been a pub quiz master in my time, I blog about whatever I feel may interest an audience … 

I like watching TV shows, as well.   If I think I can get away with it?

I’ve been following Mr Robot, just recently: just as an example.

For many years, now?

I’ve almost religiously followed Dr Who

Good, bad, thick, thin, up, down … 


Since childhood, in other words.

You notice I mentioned I work in a call centre?   Usually on a Saturday night?   

That’s right … 

That means I’ve actually watched this week’s episode, tonight … ?

Now … 

I can tell what you’re thinking.

You’re wondering what I thought of … 


Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 28-5-2017

Hmmm … 

Have you been watching the news?

Then you’d possibly realise that the NHS isn’t the only one to have cyber-problems.

Oh, no.

British Airways has had problems.

That was apparently caused … ?

By a power supply issue.

Either someone’s pulled a pug they should’ve have.

Or someone forgot to put 50p in the meter … 

Ahem … !


Saturday, 27 May 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 27-5-2017

Yay … !

It’s Saturday … !

Which means, of course, that I’m working until ten o’clock, tonight.

Which also means I’m going to be taping tonight’s episode of Dr Who.

Or, at least, record it.

What always amazes me how, sometimes?

Is the way that — sometimes — a word will stick around: long after the technology that spawned it.

Mind you, given old fashioned vinyl’s been given a new lease of life?

I’d not be surprised to see Mr Robot or Dr Who on a new version of VHS!


Friday, 26 May 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 26-5-2017

You know …

In the midst of the aftermath of the Manchester attack?

You’ve got to do all sorts of things.

Hope the police have tracked down everyone involved.

Hope that no-one is hurt at any upcoming Bank Holiday events … 

Hope that we can deal, emotionally, with the situation.

But I had a nasty thought, last night.

Assuming there’s a bomber we’ve missed: which is always a possibility.

Assuming there’s someone we’ve missed?

Have they got tickets for Glastonbury … ?   Or V, or Reading, or Donnington or any of the other big festivals … ?

That’s a nasty turn of mind I’ve got …