It was like the internet, but in our television sets and massively slower than 56k, but it had everything we needed to know. The news, weather, lottery numbers, star signs, flight arrival/departure times... yes, Teletext was the place to go to get that information. These days though Teletext and Ceefax are no longer used and it is quite sad that we no longer have to sit staring at a black screen with white text on it whilst waiting for the numbers at the top to cycle all the way through for a new page to... [read more]
Well that's me all caught up now with the charts after neglecting them the past couple of month - will obviously put todays on later on when they're announced around 7pm. Also I'm preparing tomorrows Manday too... feel we're in need of a good one tomorrow. The original lad I was going to use - who I saw in Cold Case the other night - died last year, so I can't really put him on.
Talking of TV, I have recently - well since we had Sky TV - got myself hooked on low-budget films, especially disaster based ones. Only earlier... [read more]
Well once again when that wonderful type of broadcast on television happens you can never be too sure what might be said. You know which one I'm on about? Yes, live television. In the past there has been many of swear words accidentally said on live tv, which obviously cannot be helped as we all use swear words in our normal vocabulary now - be it if you're an adult or a child, we all swear.
Yay! I've finally got internet. Now considering Virgin Media said they were going to be around mine to install everything between 1pm and 6pm ... they decided to ring me at 8.45am (which I missed) then 8.50am (which I also missed) then 8.55am (which I missed again - come'on I was sleeping) then at 9.05am (which I answered) ... they said they'll be about an hour if that's OK with me, so of course I said "Yes".
Now they're currently here drilling away - which I'm not sure what my neighbours will think of it - oh well stuff them! I... [read more]
Them teaching adverts really, as Peter Griffin would say, grind my gears! Why? Well they show the teachers giving fun lessons with classes about the solar system being done outside the classroom. Balls!! It's not done outside the classroom... I remember it being "look at the textbook, page 24, read it and right up notes about it". I think the only practical lesson I did was using a bunsen burner and putting something on it. Oh and something we all went outside for was when the teacher put, I think, Potassium in a tub of water and it explodes in... [read more]