wellinghall: (Ventral)
I went to Gloucester airport and I got to go inna Vulcan and I saw a Javelin anna Meteor anna Hurricane anna E28 anna microlight and I got to go inna Vulcan again and I hadda cuppatea and a baconroll and then I came home again.


And then after dinner we went out to the pictures and we drove round and round the carpark but everyone had had the same idea so the carpark was full so we came home again and watched Passport to Pimlico on tellie and it was really good.
wellinghall: (Owl)
When did the following come out.

1. The Bakshi "Lord of the Rings" film
2. The Rankin / Bass "Return of the King" film
3. The Rankin / Bass "Hobbit" film
4. The Peter Jackson "Fellowship of the Ring" film
5. The Brian Sibley "Lord of the Rings" radio adaptation
6. The first BBC "Lord of the Rings" radio adaptation
7. The BBC "Hobbit" radio adaptation
8. US National Public Radio "Lord of the Rings" adaptation
9. The WBAI "Lord of the Rings" adaptation
10. The Finnish live action television series "Hobtit"

11. Explain why
12. Show your workings
wellinghall: (Jimmy)
this is not the six word novel: Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops #6
Customer: Ok, so you want this book?
Their daughter: Yes!
Customer: Peter Pan?
Their daughter: Yes, please. Because he can fly.
Customer: Yes, he can – he's very good at flying.
Their daughter: Why can't I fly?
Customer: Because of evolution, sweetheart.

Overheard in the Library
Clerk: Excuse me ma’am, you can’t bring your pet in the library.
Woman: But he’s my guide.
Clerk: Ma’am, he’s a chicken!
Woman: What? You don’t like chickens?!?

Overheard in the Bookshop
Customer: I’m looking for a book, all I know is that it’s by a Scottish archaeologist who is on television
Bookshop Owner: Might it be this one, The History of Scotland, by Neil Oliver?
Customer: Oh, no, this was a much taller gentleman.

Overheard in the Museum
From a seven-year old: "This place is like a church, but with inappropriate pictures!"

Not always right: Funny and Stupid Customer Quotes
Me: “Can I help?”
Customer: “I want a refund on this instant barbecue. It’s no good.”
Me: “I’m sorry about that, sir. What’s the problem?”
Customer: “The picture on the front shows meat on the grill, but there’s no meat inside this box.”
(I am dumbfounded, but I don’t argue. The shop has a ‘no-quibble’ returns policy.)
Me: “Well, I can refund that for you sir. Do you have a receipt?”
(The customer hands over receipt.)
Me: “I can see you bought three of these barbecues, sir. Where are the other two?”
Customer: “At home in the freezer.”
wellinghall: (Honey badger)
A worried member of the public has forced Leicester City Council to admit it is unprepared for a zombie invasion.



Apr. 16th, 2011 07:40 am
wellinghall: (Tolkien)
"Scattered around Clay Ashby’s work station in his new office in downtown Zeeland are a handful of garden gnomes in all shapes and sizes.

The 31-year-old entrepreneur sees a bit of himself in the diminutive Renaissance-era creatures, who were characterized by author J.R.R. Tolkien as the most technologically-minded of the elvish races."

wellinghall: (Alex)
I note that the FTSE 100 share index currently stands at 6006.66.

I am easily amused.


Feb. 4th, 2011 06:40 am
wellinghall: (Tiger)
I'm just going to put the kettle on - would anybody like a cup?
wellinghall: (Polar bear)
Was there ever any merit whatsoever in On the Buses?

Does our car have a notice on it inviting overtaking drivers to cut in dangerously close, preferably without indicating?

Was there ever a book more riddled with inconsistencies than The Voyage of the Dawn Treader?

Why, when there are tens of thousands of waxwings in the country, have I still not seen one?

Are there any more questions I should be asking?
wellinghall: (Olympus)
From a review of a monitor in this week's "Amateur Photographer":

"The 22in screen will fit on most computer desks, although bear in mind that it is bigger than the average 19in screen."

No, really? ;-)

"We had a modified English breakfast back at Kymalton House: muesli, fruit, yogurt, toast, tea, scrambled eggs for Jeff, and poached eggs and baked beans for me."

Um, how is that an English breakfast?
wellinghall: (Ferret)
From Facebook:
1. If we woke up in prison together, what would you say to me, using exactly four words?
2. Which famous person do I look like?

From University Challenge:
3. Can you do simple sums in binary? (They couldn't!)

From Saki:
4. What did the Caspian see?

From Blake:
5. And did those feet in ancient time, Walk upon England's mountains green?
wellinghall: (Honey badger)
(1) "They're also a lot less black and white than the traditional Tolkien elves ... "

Black and white. Yep, that's Tolkien's elves all over. So that must make Feanor, say, er ...

(2) "Inspired by Tolkien's book, Sleeping Beauty's castle, and an abandoned medieval town, a fairy tale garden in Texas would be just right for hobbits."

wellinghall: (Arctic fox)
Sod it. Live Journal ate the previous version of this.

[Poll #1466744]
wellinghall: (Northey)
"Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Beowulf Sports, Entertainment, Food, Top 10 List Blog"
wellinghall: (Stilton)
Glasgow claims that it invented Chicken Tikka Masala ...

... and has called for the dish to be given Protected Designation of Origin Status.


ETA: More silliness:
I was leafing through my Amazon recommendations recently, and saw that it recommended "Blacakadder: the complete collection" on DVD. Fair enough, I thought; I'm a big Blackadder fan. Then I saw that it was being recommended to me because I owned Pevsner on the buildings of Gloucestershire. WTF???
wellinghall: (Ground)
I think that the Outlook software at work must be broken. It's telling me that I haven't got any meetings today :-)


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