Web Linky Thing

Lose yourself for a day or two here.

I’ve been wondering why I hate Vernon Kay so much. Thanks to the wonderful age of technology in which we live, the internet was at hand to provide the reason. In fact, it was able to provide 49 reasons. And a bitch ain’t one. Or in this case, it is, because he’s quite pally with Chris Moyles, whose mobile phone address book must be a veritable Who’s Who of the hopeless and talentless.

So there we go. A round 50. Coincidentally, this is also the number of times half-man, half-hair, half-autocue Kay manages to blag his way into the nation’s conscience on a daily basis.

Anyway, this was all triggered by somehow managing to stumble upon this forum which actually features two posters who think Lenny Henry’s funny. Views on Paris Hilton are a little more polarised.

Cobford says:

Of course I also hate Paris Hilton…

While Scouse Soldier disagrees and counters with:

id shag paris hilton.

As ever, in the interests of balance, I’ll leave you to decide.

How about this for a nice wee educational diversion. The site is Sporcle and it has tonnes of memory jogging games. My favourite is the Name All 50 US States In 10 Minutes which I’ve been trying for the last hour, reaching a total of 47 on three occasions and forgetting about a different 3 each time. Nebraska, goddamn you!

There’s one for Jimmy Bond fans too, which caused the missus to repeatedly scream at me, “Which one did Sheena Easton sing?”

For the record, it’s For Your Eyes Only.

Happy guessing.

It’s round about the time of year when football teams announce their new kit for the forthcoming season and Alloa are no exception. Thanks to Number One Wasp on Pie & Bovril for posting these pics of wing-wizard Mr Dougie Wilson in the new garb.

Here’s the first one:

Oo — isn’t it nice and clean! Short of the black on the sleeve and down the side and the slightly more thought out design of the MTE logo, there’s not much difference between it and this season’s version. After a few attempts at a non-hooped shirt, it’s good that the Wasp motif and tradition will be continuing into Season 2008/09. Well, it will, wont it? Surely there’ll be no surprises on the back …

… oh … look at all that black … that big, black panel … it’s still hooped, though, isn’t it? Okay, so it’s one really big gold hoop and one even big ger black hoop, but it’s still hooped. It’s still waspesque … just really close-up waspesque.

To be honest, I think it’s a cracking top and I will, of course, be happy to part with £29.99 to get my very own version of it.

Which brings me on to a favourite site of mine; Historical Kits. Basically, this guy’s collated every instance of every British team’s kit from the 19th Century to present day, complete with sponsor and manufacturer logo. If you’re interested in this kind of thing, you can really lose and hour or two here and it triggers memories of days gone by, when women came easy and neighbours were friends. Paddling journeys and kids on a river, seeking adventure or some pirate’s den.

Anyway, have a click and remind yourself of the Hitachi Liverpool kit from 1979. It makes me want Space Dust sherbet and traffic light lollipops for supper.