Archive for November, 2003

One small step

Thursday, November 27th, 2003

We were shopping in Brighton last weekend and I spotted a new Lego store, which has opened up just in time for Xmas. I insisted we stop in for a nosey. I’ll skip over incredible Star Wars sets like the AT-AT, because it was the NASA sets which really blew me away. The Apollo 11 […]

Kipple

Monday, November 24th, 2003

Following Minority Report, the next Philip K Dick story to make it off the page is Paycheck. John Woo directs, and I’m looking forward already. According to Wired Magazine, PKD invented the word “Kipple” to describe all the useless litter that accumulates in our lives: “like junk mail and gum wrappers and old newspapers”. I’m […]

Halo

Thursday, November 20th, 2003

The arrival of an X-box has re-ignited some gaming passion in me. My brother bought it for me as a thank you, and I would like to publicly thank him back because it’s excellent. More accurately, Halo is excellent. Very excellent. When contrasted with some of the other games I have, Indiana Jones and the […]

Stick-it-on

Monday, November 17th, 2003

Saturday night saw our second visit to Stick-it-on, a club night so different and entertaining that it demands a write-up. Billed as ‘The DJ Democracy’, the basic idea at Stick-it-on is that the punters are the DJ’s. This concept is so beautifully simple that I’m amazed that I’ve never heard of it before. Potential DJ’s […]

Celebrity Spots

Wednesday, November 12th, 2003

Finally, I am able to launch the Celebrity Spot page, with your hostess, robotperson entertainment correspondent Cassie Thompson. Welcome aboard Cassie! Cassie moves in circles mere mortals can only dream of, and she has graciously offered to give us some insight into her world via the magic of robotperson. Proceed to the Celebrity Spot page […]

Delliverence

Tuesday, November 11th, 2003

Even as I write this, I’m having to stay calm about what I’m calling ‘the Dell situation’. The details are too tedious to relate fully, but let me start by using the phrase Terrible Dell Service in a link to Dell.com, in the hope that Google picks it up and Dell are duly shamed. Short […]

Round up

Friday, November 7th, 2003

It’s been a nice break, but it’s gone on a bit too long and I’m getting out of the habit of writing. So here’s the quick breakdown of what’s been going on: I’m used to the ring now, although I remove it in the shower after one too many nose-skinning incidents. To date I have […]