22 June 2009

Daily Chat 22/06/09

Galileo Galilei was forced to recant his assertion that the sun was the centre of the universe on this day in 1633. Parliament ended feudalism in British North America in 1825 and the Cuyahoga River caught fire on this day in 1969. Celebrating birthdays today: Prunella Scales, Kris Kristofferson, Esther Rantzen, Todd Rundgren, Meryl Streep, Graham Green, Cyndi Lauper, Garry Gary Beers and Jimmy Somerville. It's Teachers' Day in El Salvador.


  1. "It's just another Monday morning,
    Do it all over again"

    Deano: I hope you can accept this suggestion in the friendly spirit which I intend it:

    It's time to sober up now, mate. Prlonged displays of public drunkeness are never pretty.

    From what you've told us of your sister, I'm sure she wouldn't want you to carry on the way you've been doing these past few days.

    Best Wishes, Andy

  2. Andy's right, well said Andy. Deano, yesterday was father's day, my dad should have been here. I know how completely shitty you must feel. Hard doens't cover it. Best wishes.

  3. Happy birthday Kris Kristofferson.

    And here's one of my favourite KK songs while we're talking about drunkenness.

    Alcohol surely is a most powerful depressant.

  4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BksYODDD5PO&NR=1

  5. @anon (deano, is that you?)

    Link didn't work old son. How're you feeling?

  6. @rugby fans.

    Interesting - Hook passed as fit for Tuesday, and Byrne likely to be. Who's NOT named to the backs or replacements for tomorrow's match? Byrne, Bowe and Kearney. Williams and Fitz are starting, and Monye and Hook are named as replacements. Annoyingly, S Jones also not named.

  7. @SB

    yea I cocked it up trying to post a link to KK's

    "From the bottle to the bottom (1973)"

    I will be ok our kid. I am forcing water into my genes. A day or so and I will be fine.

  8. @deano:

    That's another corker, right enough.

    Good to hear you're on the mend.

  9. What complete and utter self indulgent twaddle I write when I am drunk.

    I am sorry everyone please accept my sincere regret.

  10. Deano: glad to see you’re over the worst now.

    My comment earlier was not inspired by distaste at your "twaddle", but my concern for what you seemed to be doing to yourself.

    Take care mate :-)

  11. No problems Andy - thank you for your timely concern.


  12. deano, less is more! Post only when you're (relatively) sober. We'll look forward to a bit of home-spun wisdom. Needless to say, it's in fairly short supply here :o)

  13. Deano glad you are feeling a bit better. Sorry for your loss its the hardest thing in life I think.

    Take care...

  14. Eric Pickles is a lying little toerag if ever there was one.

    Not a month ago he was poo-pooing the idea that the benefits cap would clear the poor out of London, then:

    Housing Benefits Cap: Councils move people from London