Archive for the ‘Miscellaneous’ Category

Well that 2010 done. It’s been a fairly good year all things considered; take last years resolutions as evidence. Get a PhD, even if I have to do the sort of things that would make a Liverpudlian whore blush: Task complete And thankfully without gaining the glazed, dead-eyed stare of a sink-estate teenage girl in […]

A response to a particular person, a reference for everyone else In life there are many troubling things: War, taxes and the horrifying knowledge all our attempts to escape the icy hand of oblivion will ultimately be in vein… Anyway, another such thing is the sad knowledge that sometimes people are just wrong about certain […]

The Emperor’s new shoes

Posted: 16th November 2010 by Get No Happy in Angry Rants, Miscellaneous

The following took place between 9:15 and 9:32 this morning. Names have been omitted to protect the innocent “Jesus Christ” I exclaimed, unable to keep the words from bursting forth. A deathly silence descended over the shop and an instant later a shop assistant was by my side. I fell to my knees before her, […]

It’s been a long road…

Posted: 7th April 2010 by Get No Happy in Miscellaneous, Reviews
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Having had the ‘pleasure’ of being unemployed for around 5 months now, the one highlight of my day has been Virgin 1’s Star Trek afternoons. Thanks to this I’ve been able to watch TNG, DS9 and Voyager from their beginnings and in doing so reignited my disappointment with Enterprise. It was awful, just awful. And […]


Posted: 24th March 2010 by Get No Happy in Miscellaneous
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Upon returning from a trip to see “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” (Which I recommend most heartily), my Brother and I stopped in a local bar. There I had the most brilliant idea. Perhaps one of the greatest brain waves ever to be had in The Footage (Which granted says not a lot): Public Scholars! […]

Bits and bobs

Posted: 9th March 2010 by Get No Happy in Miscellaneous, Reviews
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Well, a few thing of not much interest to anyone (edit)CIVILIZATION 5… … has been announced. Since Empire decided we should start seeing other people, Civ 4 has taken its place as my favourite of 4X game. It’s wonderful, and as such I welcome the arrival of Civ 5 with the enthusiasm of a Parisian […]

The Ballard of Star Trek Mug

Posted: 1st March 2010 by Get No Happy in Miscellaneous
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Since the arrival of my beautiful Zero Punctuation mug I’ve been forced to address a dark chapter in my life; the disappearance of my beloved NCC 1701-D Star Trek Mug. One day it was there, the next it was just gone. A real tragedy. Lost forever like a small white girl holidaying in Portugal. There […]

On Mediums

Posted: 11th January 2010 by Get No Happy in Angry Rants, Miscellaneous
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We all know mediums are utter nonsense yes? Because they are, they cynically prey on weak, vulnerable and stupid. But lets assume they are indeed communicating with the long dead who are just queuing up to tell the living “not to worry about the table” or other drivel. Now should anyone I know reading this […]

Snow, Grit and Plebbledashing

Posted: 5th January 2010 by Get No Happy in Miscellaneous

Snow I do love the snow. It makes everything so pretty. Even Stockport is made a slightly less oppressive place to live by this fluffy white blanket. I’ve always wanted enough snow to “trudge” through, and today’s deluge more than sufficed for this purpose. Thank heavens for my autistic watching of Ray Mears or I […]

Tales of interest

Posted: 3rd January 2010 by Get No Happy in Angry Rants, Miscellaneous, Politics
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Elections Why should the leading party get to say when an election is called? Simple question really. Why? We know that our system is relatively* undemocratic but it does seem something of an affront to liberty to allow the party in charge to choose the opportune moment to call for it’s own reappointment. When something […]