Category: Thought Vomit

  • These Four Walls Are Closing In
    These Four Walls Are Closing In

    I’m writing this in an effort to exorcise a pernicious ear-worm. It’s burrowed so deep into my head now that I’m worried its actually eating my brain from the inside. The name of my pain is Rainbow’s Since You’ve Been Gone. I didn’t realise that this was actually a cover version. The song was originally…

  • Obi Wan Incognito
    Obi Wan Incognito

    Over the past few days I’ve been re-watching the Star Wars prequel trilogy. I still reel at how much hate these films get whenever I mention them online. As a result, somehow YouTube knows, and has been recommending me prequel related videos. This should scare me more than it does. Anyway, here’s Ewan McGregor picking…

  • My Cardboard Helmet
    My Cardboard Helmet

    Okay, I’ll be honest, the only reason I’m writing this is because the blog title made me laugh. I like learning new things. I like making things. I like realising something that should have occured to me years ago. Cardboard boxes are an excellent building material. And because everything is delivered these days, it’s ubiquitous,…

  • Adam Builds A Box
    Adam Builds A Box

    I don’t often talk about my making on here, from wooden bowls, to book binding, and scrolling intricate shapes in wood. Mostly because I am a half-arsed hobbyist, and partly because I don’t trust my skills. But one of the nicer things about lockdown is having access to my tools and workshop, and I feel…

  • How To Make Sausages
    How To Make Sausages

    No one wants to know how the sausage is made. Balls. Thames do. He always did like a fat sausage.

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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