Tuesday, 29 June 2010

World Cup

Isn't the football getting good now all the rubbish teams have been knocked out?

I don't know whether it's because I'm watching too much football and not enough Corrie,
or whether it's because it's actually true,

but I am starting to think Kaka has something of the look of Tracy Barlow about him.

Can anyone else see it?

Okay, I know Kaka isn't wearing lipstick or earrings, but you know what I mean.

Friday, 25 June 2010

Frank Sidebottom

A man who did so much for Timperley

and will be most sadly missed.

There's so much more here, at Franksworld.

Rest in peace.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Blister on a Blog

Today I thought I would share the sole of my foot with you. When I say "foot" like that I don't want you thinking that I've only got one foot. I have two, it's just that this is the only one that is annoying me.

Here it is:

Sorry, the picture quality isn't great. It's not that easy to take a photo of your own foot you know.
Don't worry, the dotted red line isn't another skin disorder, I drew that on (the photo, not my foot) to help you locate the blister.

Look at the damn thing! It started on my heel and it's heading for my big toe. The cheek! Are you wondering what it feels like? Like walking on rusty nails. Bent & broken rusty nails.

Anyway, I am hoping that, by naming and shaming it on my blog, it will feel so ashamed it will shrivel up and die.

Friday, 11 June 2010

A Very Good Friday

What a jolly fine day it is! Gail McIntyre is out of prison, the scant remains of Tony Gordon have been wheeled out of Underworld in a bin bag, and Underworld itself is a blackened and smouldering wreck of its former self.

All is good in the world.

Come to think of it, the remains of Tony Gordon were very scant indeed. Is he dead, was it really him? Someone here (who shall remain nameless) has suggested it may have been Eccles in the bin bag.

Oh dear.

Tina McIntyre is still an angry little harpy, but no doubt the scriptwriters will give her a makeover in the next few weeks and she'll forget her poor old dad and her rage and become a completely different person.

In real life, the actress who plays Tina was (maybe still is, for all I know) going out with Bradley Howard, who used to play for FC United. There's a little story about it here.

Now here's a strange coincidence:

As you no doubt know, the World Cup starts today (yet another reason why today is a very good Friday indeed).
And, if you've not already seen it, this is today's Google Doodle.

Look at the defender. He's wearing a FC United kit!!!

In case you were wondering. The last we heard of Bradley Howard he was starring in a Tampax commercial, which is not an obvious career path for a young footballer, is it?

I really, really hope that wasn't Dead Eccles in a Bag.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010


Stuff happens when you go on holiday. You don't have to get up so early, and when you do finally get up you can do nice things all day, and just when you think life can't get any better, Corrie goes High Definintion.

We got our first look at the new look last night, and to begin with I thought HD was something so amazing and clear that everything had to be filmed in fuzzy focus.

(pic source and more interesting stuff about Corrie credits over the years.)

But it turned out this was just the arty new opening credits. At our house we don't have HD TV, but a couple of times a year I have a go at the screen with Mr Muscle and some kitchen towel, which removes that strange black scum that always seems to stick to TV screens and which I think is largely nicotine stains of my own making. Anyway, the effect of the clean is remarkable, and I can't imagine real HD is any better.

Also in the new opening credits is one of the new yellow trams.

I'm not terribly keen on the new trams. The old trams had a lovely tootly TOOT!; the new ones don't toot, they SNARK!
It is quite ugly.

PS I walk past the Corrie set every morning and today I noticed that it really was in fuzzy focus. However it was quite misty earlier - it has burned off now; lovely day.