Saturday, September 03, 2016

Let's get blogging!

First of all, if you haven't seen the Facebook event page for the Friendly Memory Championship, please go and check it out now! Facebook pages for all those other competitions will follow shortly!

Or, if you're not one of those blog-readers who cares about my memory competitions... tell me what you do care about! I need to get back in the habit of writing this thing more often, so I'd love it if people would ask me questions and things in the comments section below, please!

Or if you can't think of a question, you could give me a number. You may recall that I've got thousands of comics lying around the place that I was meaning to get rid of before I moved house. I didn't, but I did make the effort of listing them all in a spreadsheet. There's 3332 of them (a few more turned up while I was moving, but there's 3332 on the spreadsheet anyway), so if you pick a random number between 2 and 3333 (the top row is column headers), I'll write an extensive review of that comic in my blog! I've been meaning to write more random comic reviews, and this is an exciting way to involve my bloglings!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

They just use your mind and they never give you credit

Flicking through the Beano at lunch today, I noticed a new innovation - the names of the writer and artist of each strip, unobtrusively written in the white border of the page! It's a very welcome break from eighty years of traditionally not crediting the creative talent, and I heartily approve! I should really have bought a copy in celebration, and extensively reviewed it on my blog, shouldn't I? Maybe tomorrow. Or maybe I'll wait and see whether David Sutherland has permanently stopped drawing the Bash Street Kids, because it really won't be the same if he has.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

The world of the MSO

I'm down in London, having popped in to the Mind Sports Olympiad tonight to join in the nightly poker tournament, only to get eliminated practically immediately, and it's really great to see how many people are at this 20th annual MSO who were also at the first one, back in 1997. Next year I'll definitely be along for the whole thing - maybe I'll get a wig and go with the stylish moustache look I was sporting back then, too!