Author Archives: gnidrah

About gnidrah

Television, books, music, sports, cooking. I only get paid for one of them.

Tourism/Work for Weirdos: Ten-pin Bowling in Turkmenistan

That I am even writing this post is ridiculous. Unbelievable. Crazy. I’m not the sort of person who ditches sensible, safe work to travel halfway round the world on my own. I’m not the sort of person who accepts a … Continue reading

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Tourism for Weirdos: The Wild, Wild West (of England)

Can it really be called tourism, when it’s your home town / region? Probably not, but I was showing around friends who’d never visited before, which often forces you to see a place through an outsider’s eyes. Those of you … Continue reading

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A new generation of pranksters is born

Editor’s Note: This post was originally written several days ago, but I’ve been slacking pretty hard recently and didn’t see this until now.  Let’s just call this a special post-Father’s Day article.  Sorry gnidrah.  😦 Is that the pitter-patter of … Continue reading

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Search terms of the last quarter, with apologies

I know someone else writes the search term posts, I am really not trying to steal your thunder, but some of these are too good not to share. Let’s discover what brought people to our little corner of the internet … Continue reading

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Eurovision Song Contest 2017 – the grand final!

Here we are! It’s Saturday, it’s mid-May, we’re wearing glitter, it can only mean one thing – it’s the final of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. By now you may well know the result, but please feel free to play … Continue reading

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Eurovision 2017 – the second semi-final!

Well, here we all are again then. On Tuesday night, 10 countries qualified for Saturday’s grand final; now 18 more nations line up in hopes of joining them. Our hosts Oleksandr and Volodymyr are back, with Timur ably abetting them … Continue reading

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Eurovision 2017 – this is Kiev calling…

Greetings. I can’t even believe it’s been a whole year since we last gathered together for this joyous occasion – THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST. There’s been a lot of water under the Euro bridge, our fine lines are less fine, … Continue reading

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