Sunday, August 26, 2007

Dan Corbett is WeatherMan!

"That's the weather, for now" is Kirsty's regular blog sharing with the world the joy of Daniel Corbett, weatherman extraordinaire on BBC News 24.
He couples gloriously enthusiastic presenting style with off-the-wall metaphors and accompanying gesture worthy of Marcel Marceau. He is, in short, a gem of British TV.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

The 17th Century 'Cosmopolitan'

Loath as I am to link to The Daily Mail, this is nonetheless a rather interesting historical text on the social mores of the late 17th century: The 17th century women's guide to looking good.

The treatment is typically crass, but as an exercise in contrasting styles, perhaps that has its own value...

Monday, August 06, 2007

Comics Progress

Here on my Google/Picasa web album space, I've been uploading some longer samples of my comic book writing. The current short, 'Whoah!', should end up there in full, at least.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Compendium of Lost Words

Compendium of Lost Words

Must add this to the blog: The Phrontistery collects obscure, unusual and otherwise interesting bits of language for your pointless perusing pleasure.

Friday, July 20, 2007


The advent of Facebook and my perhaps inevitable roping into it has encouraged me to return to this blog for the first time in over a year, if only to add a link to my Facebook profile.

Simple as Blogger is - and I now see that its integration with Google has aided this still further - it relies on you being self-motivated to keep updating. Once you lose that impetus, there's no-one kicking you to keep it up.

Whereas Facebookers can poke you.

With constant updates on what other people are doing, you feel there's a sense of energy and continuity that's missing from a blog (unless you have a good commenting system in place and a large, responsive community responding to you).

I had linked from Facebook to this page - until I looked at it again and realised how lame it was. :) You neve know, perhaps it will prompt me to restart my blog cabin posts after all...