The number of towns in England (or was it Britain?) twinned with French towns. We guessed 1262 and thus only came home with the beer for winning the quiz and none of the cash prize.
England has a rapidly growing parrot population, 20,000 at last count.
John Kerry has picked John Edwards as his running mate.
The Odeon cinema on Oxford Street, which has been showing films since 1930, could be facing closure. It’s not the best outfitted of Manchester’s city centre cinemas, but I’ve been visiting it for years. I used to take advantage of the cheap Monday deals in much the same way we’re using Orange Wednesday’s nowadays- to see films that I would never pay full price for. I guess it’s losing out over parking as well as in the facilities battle.
Just down the road, the Laser Quest on Whitworth Street West has been fined for electrical faults in its equipment. LQ was popular with Team Spinneyhead members, particularly Daz, in years gone by. Perhaps the team should get together some day and brave electrocution to shoot schoolkids.
The bovine terrorists have started attacking two year olds. Fearing for my safety, I headed off to get the Wythenshawe and Airport Moos. The shiney new Forum is very impressive, but if it needs to have the lights on on a day as bright as this then there’s something wrong.
I’ve never actually flown out of Manchester Airport, only gone to drop people off and pick them up. And I’ve only ever gone there via the M56, so I got lost trying to cycle from Wythenshawe to Ringway. But it was a nice kind of lost, particularly on a day this sunny. I managed to get six of the seven cows, Alphadite is airside and I really didn’t want to piss off Police with guns. If anyone’s flying out of Manchester before September can they try to get me a picture please.
And then I went to pay homage to Concorde, seeing as I was in the area. I also found the cutest little Vampire. I think I want one.
It’s really messy trying to rub suntan lotion into arms as hairy and fluffy as mine.
I’m off to Wythenshawe and the airport to try and get all the cows there. If there’s a security alert at Ringway this afternoon, it’s probably me trying to get airside.
Terry Wogan tells it like it is.
“Our attitude to fame is becoming more American, which is a shame. Posh and Becks is ridiculous. He’s a fair footballer, but the poor girl hasn’t any talent at all. Their whole life is predicated on fame. What’s going to happen when nobody wants to know?”
Or, how Feminism has failed half the population. Or something. It’s mostly bollocks.
The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence says that the CIA knew before the war with Iraq that there were no WMDs (or at least had enough information to assume it was a possibility) but didn’t pass this on to the President. I’m sensing a whitewash here, and I doubt Wubble U would have paid any attention if he had been told.
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George Monbiot on the stupidity of 4x4s in towns. Perhaps there should be a law requiring all off roaders to always have a bale of hay and a border collie in them. I like the idea of charging large amounts for vehicles with fuel consumption below a certain amount as well. Everyone should read this book and do something about it.