Yup, so I was in Qatar for a few months. I got a job working for the transport implementation project in and around Doha for the FIFA World Cup. To help with the transport planning, I actually arrived and started working in the country in September (the Big Show didn’t start until November), there was a lot of staff training and organisation to set-up well in advance of the first fan arriving! I had a great time in a great country. Here’s some pics…
Here’s a post I stuck up on YouTube in 2010. It’s the famous Floating Nun of Kanchanaburi in Thailand.
She’s floating for Bhudda, and for cash obviously. I’m not sure if she’s still there, or whether a new floater has taken her place, but it was good cash spent.
I’m desperate to loose a limb and now I’ve hit upon the most fun way to do it.
Climb aboard, Paralympics here we come…
Still not sure it’s somewhere I fancy living.
Easily my favourite Rolling Stones track.
Here is an early edition of ‘Later…With Jools Holland’, he had the Stones on performing Sympathy for the Devil, when they were all young and good looking and Jools was in short trousers. RIP Charlie.
Haven’t done a podcast update in a very long time. Here’s a selection of what I’ve been listening to.
Past Gas – Donut Media “It’s about cars, it’s not about farts.”
The automotive history of characters and cars. From the Moon Buggy the the fabled “Ford vs Ferrari” duels and everything in-between. After a few shows you’ll also be across Buff Horses, Wink-Wink Nation why you should never buy a “Do’er upper”. Scripted and read by the three hosts but with plenty of funny and interesting asides.
We have ways of making you talk. – Goalhanger
The offspring of Al Murray (The Pub Landlord) and historian James Holland, a detailed and hugely interesting and informative series on just about every detail of the Second World War. If you have any interest in the subject, or you feel you have a gap in your knowledge, this podcast is a must. Many pre-concieved ideas are righted and voices from all participating sides are heard.
The Blindboy Podcast – Blindboyboatclub
Famously independent – so as to retain editorial control, the eclectic musings of Irish comedian/artist and social commentator/historian (a lot of slashes!). Check out his ‘hot takes’, his views on how Irish culture has effected the world and thought provoking interviews. Clearly well read and researched the podcast is run on the funding model of “Soundness” – and he wears a plastic bag on his head.
Cults – Parcast
Simply because I love a good cult.
Radiolab – WNYC Studios
Featuring a very broad range of subjects, most with some sore of scientific angle. There is a huge range to listen to so my advice would be to select what you want manually rather than just playing back to back.
The Delingpod – James Delingpole
If you’re interested in what’s really going on in the world at the moment, then this is a must. Open minded thinkers only. James interviews a different subject each week, most with a different view to those you hear on mainstream media. Lots on the virus, the vaccine, global warming, global finance and “The Great Reset” – plus the odd whack job too!
I hadn’t seen a Gary Larson cartoon for forever, then one popped up yesterday and I remembered how much I enjoyed their genius.
I certainly don’t want to be the one getting in between these two dump trucks giving it the “break it up”, “the police are coming” and “just leave it lads.”
C’mon, shake hands.