Category: Piffle

  • 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…

  • Building A Pallet Wood Shelf
    Building A Pallet Wood Shelf

    I have a space behind a door that normally just houses piles of unread books and unwatched DVDs, so I tidied up and decided to make better use of it. In that, I wanted to build some shelves to store unread books and unwatched DVDs. So I designed this, with an old fashioned pencil. I…

  • Soccer

    I never know if I’m this guy … Or this one.

  • What is Sprito?
    What is Sprito?

    I’m sure I must be missing something with this, so forgive me if I’m being dumb (it’s more than likely). I was watching an episode of Cybill the other day, and this shot came on the screen. And I thought ‘oh look, a little bit of product placement for Sprite around the time it was…

  • The Monorchism Conundrum
    The Monorchism Conundrum

    ‘Hitler,’ we sang with glee. ‘Has only got one ball.’ ‘The other,’ we chortled. ‘Is in the Albert Hall.’ It’s no wonder Adolf was a little peeved at us, and threw a bomb-based temper tantrum. We’d stolen his testicle, and ensconced it in a national monument. You’d be annoyed. I’d be irate. Some threads shouldn’t…

Buy My Books
  • 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…

Most Read
  • 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…

Sign up for my FREE newsletter