Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Trying harder

Im sorry for being on such a downer recently, I keep telling myself I must try harder to be more positive and of lighter mood... but its tough. I know I haven't really said whats causing this malaise (sp?) and I dont really want to, but I will say I will be trying harder to lift myself out of this bad spell.

First of all another plug for one of my favourite websites. Basic Instructions. I know I've plugged it before but I can't urge you enough to check it out when you have a spare 10 minutes and look at the archives of all the strips this guys done. They are hilarious.

Also, my latest book is "Dawn Of The Dumb" by a guy called Charlie Brooker. He's a columnist for the Guardian newspaper, who writes both the TV review and a kind of free-form comments column. He's basically me, but more famous. His views on things such as the general public ("I don't get people. What's their appeal, precisely? They waddle around with the haircuts on, cluttering the pavement like gormless, farting skittles. They're awful"), Big Brother ("...people shaped ameobas existing on raw narcisissm...") and TV Psychics ("...As a 'paranormal investigation' Most Haunted is about as scientifically rigorous as an episode of Bod...") match mine to closely its scary, and the way he writes in this book basically slagging off all these things and more has me in stiches. I was laughing out loud yesterday at my desk when I should have been coding, and I was getting some very strange looks.

Anyhoo, I'd better crack on this morning. I will try and be more positive, promise, so have a good Tuesday little people.

2 comments:

Charlie Naseweis said...

Charlie Brooker also does a programme on TV - Screenwipe which is very good.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/features/screen-wipe.shtml

greeny said...

Hey, Simon, you don't owe us anything! Be down if you want. Be happy, be pissed, be snarky! It's your blog and you write to make you happy.
We will jump on you if you go overboard, ok?

So...how you doin?