Archive for November, 2009

Brooker / Stanhope

Posted in Uncategorized on November 24, 2009 by Steve

Charlie Brooker’s Newswipe is coming back for a new series and, somehow, he’s persuaded BBC4 to let Doug Stanhope be on it. Brooker is a total Stanhope fanboy, it must be said.

Geek Alert! Geek Alert!

Posted in Uncategorized on November 21, 2009 by Steve

Today (21st November) sees the NASA Cassini Equinox spacecraft fly within 1,000 miles of Enceladus, moon of Saturn and the brightest object in the solar system (Stephen Hawking‘s chair excepted).

The website is well worth a look. Geek alert over.

It was 20 years ago today…

Posted in Uncategorized on November 18, 2009 by Steve

… Hans Gilhaus’ debut for AFC. Officially one of the greatest debuts ever.

Two goals, including an overhead screamer.

Signed from the then European Champions for a then club record fee of £650,000 (“Fit? Fir yin player?”) to play alongside champagne Charlie Nicholas.

Willie’s career had basically been ended against Norway during the week, so the Dons lined up with a back four of Scottish internationals McKimmie, McLeish, Irvine and Robertson in front of Dutch cap (fnarr, fnarr…) Snelders.

Able to line up as a 4-4-2 or a 4-3-3, the attack-minded side included Bett, Grant, Connor and Mason (the latter being the man to change position).

How many points would that team win the current SPL by ? Twenty? More?

Bill Leckie speaks sense!

Posted in Uncategorized on November 15, 2009 by Steve

Doesn’t happen often.

About as often as I link to his paper, in fact!

Genuine heroism

Posted in Uncategorized on November 15, 2009 by Steve

One day, I will end up on this site. Nothing surer.

Men staring at boobs.

Heroes, one and all.

 

More idiocy…

Posted in Uncategorized on November 15, 2009 by Steve

So much for not wanting to be like the English.

Mark Steel’s input on Griffin is quite interesting.

 

 

Yuck!

Posted in Uncategorized on November 15, 2009 by Steve

Feeling pretty smug as a veggie right now…

To quote Tony Soprano, you dn’t fuck with the Russians!