Friday, July 10, 2009

The Big Reveal

So can I ask - what do you think of my new look? It's in anticipation of Five-Centres moving to a new home. It's all under wraps at the moment, but hopefully when revealed it will be lots of fun.

On another note, there's nothing more annoying to start the day than to watch human Black & Decker Workmate Andrew Castle interviewing young boyband and X Factor could-have-beens JLS. He's so awkward and keen not be seen as a stuffed shirt that he's like your dad at a disco. Quite funny really. That hair has got to go.

I've nothing much to blog about today, except to say that this News of The World thing will run and run. The police have only said they're taking no further action because they're implicated, and David Cameron is backing Andy Coulson because Coulson knows exactly where those bodies are buried. Anyone who worked at Carlton TV in the Nineties will tell you that.

But didn't they pick some odd people to tap: Elle MacPherson: it's vitally important that we don't miss a minute of all that top secret handbag talk, and Lenny Henry, who's probably receiving endless phonecalls about how those Travelodge ads are his finest work in ages. We need to know more! I wonder who else is on the list? Martine McCutcheon? Sue Cook? Emma Watson?

Also, that teacher who by the sounds of it nearly murdered that kid - do you think he just cracked because he'd had enough of the little shit? I bet that's what happened. The child probably goaded him and goaded him, knowing he was powerless to do anything, until the teacher snapped and went for him. The truth will out.

Anyhoo, have nice weekend. We're off to a barbecue, and you know my feelings on those.


Dan W said...

ha ha, I bet that's exactly what happened with that teacher; it's the dawn of a new golden age of teacher intolerence.

I like the new look; changes are good. My blog is a bland nightmare but I lack enough effort to update it enough to make the effort of doing so worth it. does that make sense? I am hungover today. bleurgh.

office pest said...

And not much chance of it being rained off, neither. Cook your own food, that's my advice.

I like the new look by the way - very Flintlock

Five-Centres said...

Yes Flintlock! I like that.

The tagline was thought up by Chris Hughes, if you thought I was being a bit grand. But hey, that's me!

Ishouldbeworking said...

Uncanny! I had a dream about Flintlock three nights ago! It's an omen. This is definitely the right look (and quite 'Look-In', if you know what I mean?).

Enjoy your medium-rare chicken. The stringy bits stay really gelatinous when they're half-raw. Yummy.

Chris Hughes said...

I shall be expecting royalties, F-C.

Actually, what I'm wondering is how you (and, for that matter, Kitten In A Brandy Glass) are reacting to the tragic events at the end of Torchwood Day Four.

Brian Rowland said...

I really was under the impression, from the Look-In blanket coverage of the mid-to-late 70s, that Flintlock had had about 12 number one singles. Bit of a shock when I saw their sole chart entry (Dawn, was it?) in Guinness Hit Singles. And even that one didn't get very high in that hit parade.

Lenny Henry? Well, the NOTW had already doorstepped him and his wife over an affair he may or may not have had, but that rather nasty story circulated as long ago as 1999 or 2000.

Five-Centres said...

Well Chris, I was shocked. However, it can't really be true can it? There must be some miraculous recovery due to something scientific. I bet Kitten's gutted.

I remember that so-called afair, and yes it was 10 years ago, but he's been clean as a whistle since.

Brian Rowland said...

Yeah, it's a very old story but some tenacious or just vindictive journos won't leave it alone. When Dawn French's memoirs came out, the Mail's showbiz correspondent tried to remind all its readers about the Henry straying by splashing it as a fresh outrageous story even though the tale could have boasted a long white beard.

A Kitten in a Brandy Glass said...

I am a bit emotionally drained and fragile today, it must be admitted. That's quality drama for you.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand what the tagline means, but it may be that I'm just a bit thick.

Colours are nice, though. Reminds me of the kitchenette in my nan's old caravan.

Five-Centres said...

Yes, I think you're just being a bit thick.
The kitchenette look is exactly what I'm going for.

Cocktails said...

Looks good. WAY better than yesterday.

If your BBQs on Sunday you might be in luck - it looks like it's going to rain.

Five-Centres said...


Red Squirrel said...

Yes, that's what we should do with mildly disobedient teenagers who dare to SWEAR: half kill them. That'll teach 'em, eh?

Five-Centres said...

I knew you'd agree with me Squirrel