Daily archives: June 3, 2004

I'm so Worried

I’m so worried about what’s happening today,

In the Middle East, you know.

And I’m so worried about the baggage retrieval

System they’ve got at Heathrow.

I’m so worried about the fashions today,

I don’t think they’re good for your feet.

And I’m so worried about the shows on TV

That sometimes they want to repeat.


(I’m So Worried- Monty Python)


I’ve just updated the links under the Spinneyhead logo. Brian announced the closure of his blog a while ago, and Johnny’s site is down more often than not, so they’re going until and unless they re-open.

In their place, welcome to my sister’s site. She’s available for CAD services, surveys and architectural drawings. Now I just need to sort out a site for Mum and Dad’s cottages and the Pattinson online empire will be ready to take over the world.

Football Chants

Nine Songs director Michael Winterbottom has been removed as director of football film Goal!. This is probably because Mel Gibson and the other backers of the film are self righteous prudes from the “violence is sexy but sex is evil!” crowd. (I’m not against violent movies. I’m a big fan of action films, to be honest. But there are people out there who’ll tell you it’s okay for kids to see torture scenes and shoot outs but scream about depravity at the merest flash of thigh. The politest thing I can say about these folks is that they’re fools and should get a grip.)

I’d pretend I’m going to boycott Goal!, but it’s a football film and I’m not going to watch any football film unless it has Keira and Parminder in it. (Two name checks in two posts. You go girls!)

Sex Symbols

Having mentioned Abi Titmuss, I’ve been getting a lot of hits from people searching for her, preferably naked. I only just found a gallery of images of the woman and….. she does nothing for me. Just your average bland big boobed blonde as far as I’m concerned.

Now, I’m a sucker for your Keiras and Parminders (note to Penny, Ms Nagra is due to appear in Ella Enchanted, featuring Princess Bride‘s Cary Elwes), and there’ll always be a special place in my heart for Alyson, but there’s room for a list of sexy women who are, frankly, too interesting for FHM. For starters I’d like to nominate-

Kate Humble and Ellen McCallie, of Rough Science. As a geek I’m passionate about the strangest things, and there’s something sexy about seeing these ladies getting excited about experiments.

Miranda Krestovnikoff, diver on Wreck Detectives. See above, but about shipwrecks and reefs, and with added scuba gear hotness. (I’m watching the documentary channels at the moment, hence the science babe bias.)

Kiara Bisaro. Cute as a button Canadian mountain biker. Of course, she’d have done two miles before I’d even got out of the house, but that’s cool.

Update It’s list time again. Let’s draw up Spinneyhead’s sexiest people- with two lists, male and female. It’s not mandatory, but I’d like to see the “ladies who are too interesting for the lads’ mags” theme continued, and whatever the equivalent for blokes might be (one way or another, I feel a Dirk Benedict nomination is in the offing). Up to ten nominations each, please. I’m adding Sonya Madan to my list. I’m leaving the starlets in, so I have another two slots to fill.