Blackadder – Wikiquote

From the page: ”

“I’m as happy as a Frenchman who’s invented a pair of self-removing trousers.”


Baldrick: I have a plan, sir.
Blackadder: Really, Baldrick, a cunning and subtle one?
Baldrick: Yes, sir.
Blackadder: As cunning as a fox who’s just been appointed
Professor of Cunning at Oxford University?”

The one they missed…

“Baldrick, you wouldn’t know a cunning plan if it stripped naked, painted itself purple and danced on top of a harpsichord singing ‘Cunning plans are here again’…”

Jimi Hendrix (27 November 1942 – 18 September , 1970)
I remember exactly what I was doing the moment I heard Hendrix had died 35 years ago.

Sixteen years later I was looking at this:

Annapurna (fishtail) Mountain, Nepal.

Which I believe inspired him to write:

“Well, I stand up next to a mountain
And I chop it down with the edge of my hand
Well, I stand up next to a mountain
Chop it down with the edge of my hand
Well, I pick up all the pieces and make an island
Might even raise just a little sand
‘Cause I’m a voodoo child
Lord knows, I’m a voodoo child.”

From Watford Gap to Camelot

From the site: “This is a mythical journey along a real but relatively ordinary road. Or maybe it is a real journey along a mythical road – I’m never quite sure.

It is a quest of sorts, ranging across history, mystery, the bizarre and the banal, starting in the middle of nowhere, and ending somewhere that probably doesn’t exist. In between – the ordinary and the extraordinary, which often turn out to be the same thing.”


Go England! Spectators grab any vantage point possible, England v Australia, The Oval, September 12, 2005

Savour the moment. This has been the best test match series that I have ever seen. The tension, the anxiety have been intense, but to have beaten the best makes it all worthwhile.

The Australians have been magnificent adversaries, tenacious and determined they fought well and were magnanimous in defeat. I watched the third test in Amsterdam with a group of Aussies and there was no animosity just a shared passion for the game of cricket and what it stands for.

Tonight there’s gonna be a jailbreak
Somewhere in this town
See me and the boys we don’t like it
So were getting up and going down

Hiding low looking right to left
If you see us coming I think it’s best
To move away do you hear what I say
From under my breath

Tonight there’s gonna be a jailbreak
Somewhere in the town
Tonight there’s gonna be a jailbreak
So don’t you be around

Don’t you be around

Tonight there’s gonna be trouble
Some of us won’t survive
See the boys and me mean business
Bustin’ out dead or alive

I can hear the hound dogs on my trail
All hell breaks loose, alarm and sirens wail
Like the game if you lose
Go to jail

Tonight there’s gonna trouble
I’m gonna find myself in
Tonight there’s gonna be a jailbreak
So woman stay with a friend

You know it’s safer


Tonight there’s gonna be a breakout
Into the city zones
Don’t you dare to try and stop us
No one could for long

Searchlight on my trail
Tonight’s the night all systems fail
Hey you good lookin’ female
Come here!

China wants democracy | The Sun |News,,2-2005410270,00.html

From the page:

“TONY Blair’s mission to Asia was boosted last night when China’s premier Wen Jiabao vowed his country WILL become a democracy.

Mr Blair was visibly shocked when Wen publicly promised the world’s largest country is heading for a peaceful revolution.

The Chinese PM said free votes for all in the communist superpower are on their way.

British diplomats believe his comments are a ‘significant’ step forward.”

I traced the article back to Reuters.

We live in interesting times.

“Pandorabots is an experimental software robot hosting service based… ”

I love the concept and admire the hard work, but these bots have a long way to go before they can pass the Turing test.

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