Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Sudoku, Bush and Gilmour...



This was published in the excellent Metro freebie newspaper today.

I always grab a copy when I'm nearing 't Metropolis, as they run a good early news section with not too much poncy crap about actors and other wasters and nobodies, and, they also do a great selection of Sudoku. I've graduated from 'Easy - pillock', through 'Moderate - smartarse' up to 'Challenging and effing bloody difficult'! Mrs S is much better than me and covers all the foibles of the 'fishtail', the 'swordfish' and the 'grunchfuttock' (you're making that up!) and many more memorable moves. She can spot a 'quad' or a 'hidden pair' at several paces, which is much more than I'm capable of in this cold weather...

But this little gem of an article on our new President (soon to eclipse Nodrog Bruin, the Loser of the West) had the poised Scrobpencil quavering with mirth, and not just a few unrequired looks from sitters-by I'm sure. It seems that the outgoing President leaves a note to the new incumbent in the top drawer of the presidential desk....

Just for the record, while I'm working the squares, my current Ipod music is David Gilmour's solo album, 'About face' and the songs are literally electric (just listen to 'Let's Get Metaphysical') - especially when I can get a five, or maybe an eight or a nine, in the bottom left squares after swooning out of Waterloo in an alcoholic haze after a long, languid and liquid lunch with a grateful estate agent...

Update...Today is the 130th anniversary of the Battle of Rorke's Drift. This calls for a large toast with a large bottle of Red; I bet they show Zulu tonight...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rorke's_Drift

7 comments:

rvi said...

Exerlent. Hoo sed British humoresquitude was ded?

Scrobs said...

Reevers...Gotcha!

Just as I was going to do an important Update - there you are!

Bestest of pre-lunchtimeables to your gooddleself, and may it be a long one...

Philipa said...

I have no idea why but whenever I think of Zulu I think of Micheal Caine's performance and also this. I have no idea why.

It's a mystery.

Scrobs said...

Pips you're very close!

http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0016985/quotes

A chum and I also have another quote which is a personal favourite: -

Colour Sergeant Frank Bourne (Nigel Green) says to one of the junior ranks, after Jack Hawkins has been screaming at the soldiers and gets put behind bars,

(quote) "Just cut along up on the ramparts with your mates"!

Immaculate timing he had, marvellous composure and to me, as sprog, just with CCF experience, a very real man!

The Old Tarf said...

David Gilmour good choice. I will open a bottle of red to celebrate any excuse for a tipple.
have a great weekend

Scrobs said...

Morning Tarfers!

Yes, it is a good album; as usual, I'm behind the times, but there are some great bits there, the last track is very intriguing - so simple; hardly a rhythm but just keeps going round in my head...

electro-kevin said...

Apparently OK comes from a US Senator - he'd sign his papers this way and when asked why he replied, "Orl Korrect"