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Below are the 13 most recent journal entries recorded in Pierre Fermat's LiveJournal:

Monday, November 10th, 2014
9:57 pm
Croydon News
Pub meeting tomorrow, Tuesday 11th, evening. Usual venue, usual time. Also celebrating Ian's 52nd Birthday.

ZZ9 AGM is in Croydon on Sat 29th Nov, partying inc non-ZZ9ers from 5pm. I'll try to remember to post again about this.

Heroes and Legends closed on Sunday. So we are without a proper games shop again.

Waitrose in George Street sent a friendly message to customers a few weeks back.
http://insidecroydon.com/2014/10/31/spreading-it-on-a-bit-thick-adding-up-for-a-bargain/
(ignore the story and check out the first pic, the one of the posters in the Waitrose window)
Thursday, March 20th, 2014
4:47 pm
The Hobbit Movie
No not that one, this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m0l3Yr1B50

The 1985 USSR version.

There's an article about it here:

http://moviemavericks.com/2012/12/watch-the-1985-soviet-russian-version-of-the-hobbit-its-awesome/

Which calls it "awesome". It isn't awesome, it's pretty poor. It just seems good compared to the Peter Jackson version.

There's also a multi-part version with subtitles on youtube but the subtitles don't actually add anything. If you know The Hobbit then you know who is who and roughly what they are saying.

Of course there's also a 1970s animated version, which I have never seen, and there is this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGF5ROpjRAU
Saturday, November 17th, 2012
12:24 pm
Advice for American tourists trying to get from Clapham Junction to London.
1. Get on a train heading south.
2. When your idiot friend asks if you are on an underground train say very loudly that you will be changing onto an underground train when you get to London.
3. When a little old lady suggests that you may be lost, ignore her.
4. When she tells you, in a louder voice, that you may not be going where you want to go, ignore her again.
5. Don't listen to the announcement that the next stop is East Croydon. Talk over it in your loud annoying American voice.
6. Don't listen to the announcement that the train divides at Redhill. Talk over it.
7. When your idiot friend says that he thinks you may be going the wrong way, tell him to shut up so that you can keep talking loudly and annoyingly.
8. As half the passengers get off at East Croydon, ignore your idiot friend and the helpful little old lady, stay on the train as it heads even further away from your intended destination.
Saturday, October 27th, 2012
1:01 pm
Rockex aka Rockexh-p or rockex hp
There doesn't seem to be any mention of this scam company on the internet under this new name. They were operating last year as Red Ball Marketing and previously as Red Bull Marketing. They claim to be part of "Bayer Global Marketing". They have some websites but they are not real companies, or are listed as dormant at Companies House. Their addresses are not genuine. Latest used: 20 Murdoch Road, Bicester, OX26 4PP does not exist.

It's the usual doorstep cold call and pretend that you need building work. They can be very agressive and hostile, they will rip people off big time. Avoid.

BBC TV's Watchdog are investigating them.

Just wanted to put something up for anyone else doing a search like I did.
Saturday, February 11th, 2012
11:46 am
F1
The first four day test session of 2012 has taken place and what do we know?

Pretty much nothing.

All the cars except McLaren have ugly broken noses. If F1 was a beauty contest then McLaren would walk 2012.

Mercedes haven't even got a car ready yet. This is usually a bad sign, but when they (as Braun) were last late building their car it came out of the box fastest and won the first race.

Massa was massively slower than Alonso in the Ferrari. Surely the Italians will sack this second-rate whining moron before the end of the season? Why is he even in the car now? Does anyone rate him, apart from his manager who is the son of Jean Todt who is head of the FIA and does Ferrari special favours? Oh.

The BBC have decided to dump in the faces of F1 fans. Firstly by deciding to stitch up a deal with Sky to make sure that C4 or C5 couldn't get their hands on the rights to show F1. So half the races won't be live on anything other than ScumTV.

When ITV hired James Shitlips Allen to do the F1 commentary, many years ago, their viewing figures plummeted. People started just listening to the radio coverage on BBC R5live, or turning the volume down on the TV and watching the ITV show while listening to the BBC commentary. With half the races on Sky, R5live would have been a popular option with many F1 petrolheads. But the Beeb have thought of that, they've hired Shitlips to do the radio coverage this year guaranteeing record breaking low audience figures.

My predictions for the coming season: At least one team and one driver will do better than everyone expected. At least one team and one driver will do worse than everyone expected. Shitlips will drone endlessly about how fantastic Schumacher is, how nothing is Schumacher's fault, how unlucky Schumacher has been, how brilliantly Schumacher was driving to finish 13th and seven places behind his teammate, things that Schumacher's pit crew told him while he was rimming them, etc, etc, endlessly on and while all sorts of exciting things are happening that he hasn't even seen.
Thursday, September 8th, 2011
10:17 am
Jane Belson RIP
The widow of Douglas Adams and mother of Polly, Jane Belson, has passed away aged 59. She had been battling breast cancer for a number of months.
Wednesday, January 26th, 2011
9:22 pm
Chiltern Rail say "Don't buy tickets from Chiltern"
Went to Stratford Upon Avon over weekend, blah, Shakespeare, blah, in-laws Christening blah.

Bought train tickets in advance from Chiltern Railways, turned up at Marylebone on Sat morning. No trains, routine engineering work. We ask at Enquiries and woman tells us we have to get a later, slower train to Warwick and make our own way from there, tough luck, Chiltern accept no responsibility. I point out that there was nothing on the website about this. She asks if we bought the tickets from Chiltern and then tells us that we should have got them from Network Rail because Chiltern's website sells you tickets for trains that aren't going to run; Network Rail would have told us about the engineering work. My fault for buying the tickets from the company that she works for.

It is claimed that Chiltern are the best Train Operating Company in the UK. That may be true, but they are fucking useless shit. Perhaps all the others are even worse?

So, if you want to be ripped off by a shower of scum, buy your tickets here: http://www.chilternrailways.co.uk/buy-online
Wednesday, August 18th, 2010
8:31 pm
Richard Littlecock
Several months ago at a pub meeting we were arguing as to whether Richard Littlejohn was a racist or not.

An Independent (the newspaper) journalist made a convincing case here: http://www.johannhari.com/2005/06/12/richard-littlejohn-racist-and-homophobe

5 years before we had the discussion!
Monday, August 16th, 2010
10:16 pm
Sunday, June 6th, 2010
9:40 pm
Tescos are twats
"Dear Mr [Fermat],

This week at Tesco.com we're celebrating the highly anticipated release of Sex and the City 2 with these fantastic offers to help you have the perfect girl's night in. From wine to dips and pizza to desserts, we've got all you need for a fabulous night in with the ladies. "
Wednesday, March 31st, 2010
7:49 pm
Unfortunate name
Check the name of the Times journalist writing about the evil Roman Catholic Church and child abuse here: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article7065824.ece
Tuesday, December 29th, 2009
10:41 pm
Monday, November 26th, 2007
11:01 am
Livejournal on google?
I was googling for an obscure band last night and several of the hits I got were from The Abomination That Is Livejournal posts. Didn't Lj used to be "hidden" from Google? Can someone who lives in the 21st Century explain this to me?
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