The Adventures of Morten Harket (not that one): Part 2

Part 1 – I’ve Been Losing You The Blood that Moves the Body It had been a full week since Morten Harket’s unsuccessful job interview at the Acme Bank Company. The words of the bespectacled manager Ron McDonald echoed in his brain: “how can I stop now”… “Indeed,” he thought to himself, “how can I stop […]

Nearvana blogging in 2012 – the stats

Once again I was a s-h-one-t blogger this year. I think I’ve become far too concerned with offending or rubbing people up the wrong way (rubbing up against people is actually a lot of fun) so often refrain from posting my sometimes-obtuse views. Maybe in 2013 I can shed my tender skin and reveal the […]

How I retained a customer for Barnes and Noble

And everything is all too fast / Just add water, nothing’s built to last That was certainly the case when my sixteen month old Nook Simple Touch e-reader starting acting the twat last week.  Not overly-used and rarely leaving my bedside, I was left with an unresponsive screen once it was disconnected from the mains. I […]

Five legends who can freely kick my head in

While watching Katie Taylor batter another peer in to irrelevance this week, even my extreme dislike for patriotism and jingoism was put on hold.  Katie is such a legend that I’d happily let her beat me around the head (maybe not the face directly) with her big gloves while she repeatedly told me that I […]

Yeah, so I went to see Rascal Flatts…

Rascal Flatts. The musical act who, until a few short weeks ago, I thought was a rapper What do you do when someone offers you a free ticket for a band – the aforementioned Rascal Flatts – you’ve never heard before?  I mean I’ve turned down free tickets before, notably to see The Corrs (after all, […]

Back in Blackberry

Phase Atrix About 15 months ago I dumped my (small, well-formed but anemic) Blackberry Bold 9700 for the sexy, dual-core world of Android – namely the Motorola Atrix. The Atrix was the most powerful smartphone at the time – two big fat cores (which means it goes fast), lots of RAM, a slick four inch […]

[Movie Review] The Amityville Haunting

Starring: Jason Williams, Amy Van Horne, Devin Clark, Nadine Crocker, Gracie Largent, Luke Barnett Director: Geoff Meed Genre: Horror Cert: 18 Released: 2011 It was only a matter of time until the ‘found footage’ format reached The Amityville franchise.  In the latest direct-to-DVD installment – aside from 2005’s original remake, it’s the first since the […]