July 20, 2004

Spider sense tingling

Spider-Man 2 – Deleted scenes #6 A long-distance telephone call. Bruce Wayne: So, you heard what Spider-Man’s been up to recently? Clark Kent: Nope. Wayne: You sound really interested. Kent: I am, I am, go on. Wayne: Well, do you … Continue reading

July 12, 2004


Uborka Mix CD: ‘Come Back To Camden’ – Morrissey Your leg came to rest against mine Then you lounged with knees up and apart And me and my heart, we knew We just knew, for evermore Where taxi drivers never … Continue reading

July 9, 2004

Knowing mead, knowing Uborka

So, another cocktail afternoon. Let us begin with Adrian. May I introduce you to Juliet. The positions you both assume in private will be entirely your own business, but when you’re done, here is some ale for you. Miss Karen, … Continue reading


To D or not to D

I have the honour of presenting D-let, Prince of Acerbia, Act II, Scene ii. GUILDENMARK My honoured lord! ROSENBLOGRAPHY My most dear lord! D-LET My excellent good friends! How dost thou, Guildenmark? Ah, Rosenblography! Good lads, how do ye both? … Continue reading

July 6, 2004

A gentleman’s gentleman

One summer, the ageing blogger of Darlington Hall embarks on a leisurely holiday that will take him deep into the English countryside and into his past… Browsing through the secondhand section of Blackwell’s, I came across a novel which I … Continue reading

July 5, 2004

The good of the game

Football fans who are beginning to suffer withdrawal effects now that Euro 2004 has ended have only a few weeks to pretend to be interested in other sports until the new season begins. And as the BBC’s flagship football programme … Continue reading