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Recent non-boring Tweets

Since other people have been doing it, here is a selection of non-boring tweets from my Twitter account:

  • ‘Mandibles’ is such a cool word, but I don’t know why.
  • Is it a bad sign that after 6 and a half years I still can’t remember my ICQ number?
  • Right now, I could really do with some mutant seabass with frickin’ lasers on their heads.
  • Tearing my hear out at the so-called ‘HTML’ produced by Microsoft Office.
  • Misheard ‘Maida Vale’ as ‘Made of Fail’. Don’t know whether that’s ironic.
  • I wonder if there’s a boss or a secret level at the end of this spreadsheet
  • Eating a Mars bar that proudly claims that it was made in Slough. This is one of the few times you will hear ‘proud’ and ‘slough’ together.
  • There are too many time travellers here for my liking.
  • Okay, ‘flu jabs are fine until your shoulder starts hurting. But I suppose it’s better than having ‘flu
  • Applying for a job where the guidance notes are 16 pages long. Of which 8 of those pages could be abbreviated to “Must have common sense”
  • And my copy of Wrath of the Lich King just arrived. That’s my social life for the next month gone then
  • Seen at the bottom of an email: “WARNING : This message originates from the Internet”. Well where else would it have come from? Basingstoke?
  • Come to the conclusion that Flyte is basically Milky Way in a posh wrapper and higher price.
  • Been working here for a year and only now have I found out that we have a Christmas cupboard.
  • Quote, paraphrased: “Yes, but you only sent the letter to us *last week*, and it was in Arabic…”
  • £3.30 for a small glass of wine? In Bradford? My arse!

Some of those will make no sense out of context, and more to the point I can’t remember myself what the context surrounding the time travellers was.


  1. Basingstoke, Hampshire?

  2. Yes. A place notable for not being very notable at all.

  3. You mean the internets aren’t controlled in Basingstoke? Good lord I have a lot to learn.

  4. Basingstoke, oh my, I do like a good Gilbert and Sullivan reference!
    Possibly you walked into a group celebrating “Act like a time traveller day” (cf Wikipedia art)