Sunday, September 23, 2007

Happy Birthday?

My previous post about the world's oldest man suggested at 111 he was not too happy. It seems, however, that now he has reached his 112th birthday he wants to live forever.

Mr Tanabe looks and sounds like a bundle of laughs, attributing his longevity to total abstinence from alcohol, drinking milk and reading a newspaper every day.

The question is do any of the rest of us want him to live forever?

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Kate Nash

I've been thinking of buying Kate Nash's album "Made of Bricks" for some time. I finally saw it for £7.00 in the supermarket, which seemed a pretty good deal.

Her voice has some similarities to that of Lily Allan, who I like too, but I think her lyrics are more interesting and varied. It will be interesting to see how her career develops.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Weird Al Yankovic - Jurassic Park

Thanks to JumpinJack for making me aware of this hilarious video. Like him, I love the bit about the lawyer approximately half way through.

I can't imagine why!

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Save the Vale

Public Opinion
Originally uploaded by Son of Groucho.
Today I and over 10,000 others attended a protest regarding the proposal by NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde to downgrade severely the services provided at the Vale of Leven Hospital. The hospital has had its services reduced over several years first by Argyll & Clyde Health Board and latterly by NHS GG&C. Many in the local population feel that if further cuts are made this will ultimately lead to the death of the hospital.

The turnout exceeded the expectations of the organisers and gives a clear indication of the local strength of feeling on the subject. An independent review of the proposal is being undertaken at the moment and we can only hope that the new SNP administration in the Scottish Parliament pays more than lip service to listening to the wishes of the people.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Many thanks to Bill Adams in Hawaii for showing me this video---I really needed a laugh.

This yoga business is not as complicated as I thought!