Continuation of a Theme

I had a second look at the Money Supermarket ad on the tube the other day. I know it sound like I’m obsessed with this advert but I’m not, it’s not even my favourite tube advert. My current favourite tube advert is for a travel insurance company which promises to cover you against a variety of extreme sports such as paragliding, bungee jumping and the like. It’s my favourite advert because the list includes ostrich racing which I had never even heard of before but have now decided might by the single most exciting competitive event ever conceived. I might …

On The Buses

Could we possibly get the army to run the tube for a few days like they did for the firefighters strike? Here are my favourite snippets of conversation heard on the number 139 bus today… “I feel a bit car sick.” “I was just thinking that!” “Wow. Maybe we’ve got ESPN or something.” “After that shopping spree earlier I’m really far into the red or black. Whichever the bad one is.” People in St Johns Wood actually do have more money than sense. They also have various sports channels. I like St Johns Wood really, we have four taps on …

Cool

I felt very cool this week as I realised I had met two out of the four guests on the latest episode of Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Admittedly I’ve only met Pennie from The Automatic at signings, but I did once bump into Amy Winehouse at a gig. To be honest, she bumped into me but she did apologise which was nice of her. In other news, I got a letter telling me that something I may or may not own may have been found on a bus. I went to the Lost Property Office on Baker Street and they …

It’s Probably A Bad Thing…

… but everytime I see one of those “We Are LondONErs” banners above the road I want to shout out “LONDON, FUCK YEAH!” In other news, I went on the newly refurbished Waterloo & City line today. Big anti-climax. I need a hobby.

What You’ve Missed

… if you have been out of the capital for a while. 1) Euston Square underground station is finally part of the Wellcome building, is still under construction but the entrance has moved and its looking a bit snazzier. 2) There appears to be a free newspaper war every afternoon about 4pm with people trying to make you read either London Lite or The London Paper. Who wins? You decide! 3) The weather has been mostly hot. 4) Erm… that’s it. Quiet summer compared to last year, probably a good thing.