Gritty is the recently unveiled mascot for the Philadelphia Flyers, an ice hockey team in the National Hockey League. Researching that sentence just now, I learned more about Gritty than I knew before. Despite not being au fait with Gritty's origin story, I've been enamoured with his image and without realising it, I have contributed … Continue reading Now I’m envisioning him talking like a wookiee
By now you will have heard about ICOs and blockchain, and these buzzwords are making you wish you'd invested early in Bitcoin. I'm here to remind you that this post was written specifically to attract traffic through the use of the word "blockchain", with a few more words thrown in, like Bitcoin and Ethereum. If … Continue reading Blockchain and you
In 1993, I was in Grade 11 and a member of the Parktown Boys' High School Public Speaking team. Our four members were as unlikely to be public speakers as you could find. Two were exceptional athletes in their respective disciplines, and stereotypically assumed to be intellectually dim (they weren't), one was a class clown. … Continue reading My funniest line
Happy everything. Leave me alone until next year.
I've had an interesting weekend. On Friday night, we hosted nearly fifty people in our house, for the year-end function for some of the hospitalists in town. The hardwood floors took some damage. On Saturday night, I performed at another private year-end function, for actual money. My role in Friday night's affair was to be … Continue reading Clipboards, Rednex, and being German
In 2005, I taught Computer Literacy at Beaulieu College in Kyalami. It was fun. During my time there, I helped some students produce a play, based on an extremely short story I wrote in my youth, called Pineapple George. This was the transmogrified version, with undue credit. I hope this haunts their Google searches in … Continue reading Pineapple George: thirty minutes of mayhem and bison blood
My very favourite author died a week ago. Sir Terry's death was expected, though not this suddenly. For the last week, I've been wondering how, or even whether, to address this loss on my website. So many greater words have been written. I decided to relate a story, based on what my friend Brendon said … Continue reading Rudolph Potts (Baker)
Tonight I watched the first episode of CSI: Cyber. I live-posted the experience on App.net. Here are my comments, very lightly edited. "Why are foreign voices coming out of the camera?" CYBER ALL THE THINGS! Oh gods, Dawson is in this. In, apparently, a hair-piece. TOKEN BLACK MAN! What an ethnically-diverse team. None of which … Continue reading CSI: Cyber – Not Better Than Knight Rider
My friend Aidan posted about the new Pope on Facebook, and how he doesn't like silly hats as much as Vitamin B-16, prompting me to plumb the depths of DuckDuckGo Image Search. For your reference, here's Benedict Eks-vee-eye: And now here's Francis, with three excellent reasons why he doesn't wear a silly hat in public. Of … Continue reading A review of silly hats
Caustic, no-holds-barred, foul-mouthed, and a delight, and we'll miss her. The opportunity to see her in April makes this less sad. So long, Joan. Give 'em hell up there.