The Christmas Playlist That Doesn’t Suck (2016)

Christmas on Skaro

I've scoured Soundcloud to find the best Christmas music I could find. It's chock full of Christmas favourites (and a few new ones) that are guaranteed to:

  1. Bring Christmas cheer
  2. Not suck

This years playlist includes:

We Wish You A Merry Christmas, While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks, Joy To The World, Santa Clause Is Coming To Town, Mele Kalikimaka, Wonderful Christmastime, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, We Three Kings, Drummer Boy, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Home Alone Theme, Marshmallow World, White Christmas, Away In A Manger, Always In The Season, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, The Grinch, Let It Snow, Sleigh Ride, O Come All Ye Faithful, The First Noel, Jingle Bells, as well as four originals.

The whole Christmas Playlist That Doesn't Suck (2016) is up on Soundcloud right now, go have a listen!

Thank you to all the artists who have shared their Christmas songs on SoundCloud for the rest of us!

That Damn Basset Hound Again

I just got my first actual real life death threat in a comment on my oh-so-stupid-I-wish-I-hadn't-written-it Fred Basset post. It was a dumb post I wrote back when I was desperate for stuff to write about, and I regret writing it so poorly. While I stand by the basic sentiment - so I won't delete it - it reads like it was written by a Youtube commenter and makes me cringe knowing that it's cluttering up my site.

The worst part about it is the post accounts for about 3% of my search traffic and 3% of the comments I get. That doesn't sound like much, but most of the other stuff I write doesn't get nearly the same amount of interaction. And I still get comments on it now, about a 50/50 split of agreement and disagreement - it was highly controversial obviously.

And today I got another comment ending with the following death threat:

DO NOT mess with bassets again, or i will have to kill you. ruby

Of course, this chills me to my core, but I believe so strongly how bad Fred Basset is, that I will not be frightened into submission.

Sorry Ruby, I won't be publishing your comments, nor that of the other person who left a comment. I just don't care enough. I have other things I've written that are more important to me. Things about my life and family, or my ongoing sci-fi serial about Rex Havoc that's at least as funny as Fred Basset.

What I'm trying to say is, I want to put Fred Basset to bed please. If you love him, that's great. Have a great time! Why my opinion matters to you I cannot fathom. Just enjoy yourself.

And don't threaten me.

When Play School becomes Too Much Play School

You know your daughter watches too much recorded Play School when, instead of singing ABCD-FOG1, she sings ABC-for-kids-on-2. And I can hear it in my head as she does it.
The ABC might not have advertising, but its sure got some catchy jingles.

  1. she doesn't know what the alphabet is yet, cut her some slack []

You know you’re a nerd when:

You hum and whistle what you think is a classical tune for months. Only to finally place it, and realise it's the Joker's waltz from the 80's Batman flick1.

He's almost as creepy as the newest one (photo by metaphorge)

  1. Actually, I knew it was from the movie but thought it must have been a classical piece first []

My First "Suggestion" Post

Wanker Grabber
It's relevant. I Swear.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/chipandandy/ / CC BY-NC 2.0

I have that "Suggestions" button up there on the right because I'm hoping that people might make my never ending search for interesting stuff to write about easier. Before today my only suggestion has been (literally) "....", which I'm not sure what to do with. I thought it a stretch to drag a post out of an ellipsis and a period.

Then today I got GOLD.

"mate your a wanker"

Not a suggestion as such. It's entirely possible that the chap1 misread the tab to read "Statements", and just decided to put his 2 cents in.
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  1. I presume its a fella []

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