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Friday, December 31, 2010

Tiny Things...

I LOVE the new Facebook profile. It means I can do things like this...

Monday, December 20, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010

My Racing Snails

My racing snail wasn't winning races anymore. So I decided to take his shell off to reduce his weight and make him more aerodynamic.

It didn't work. If anything it just made him more sluggish.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Charu & Andy's Wedding

Just when you you're about to stop believing in fairy tales, something happens that gives you hope! My friend Charu has just got married - enjoy the photos.

Friday, August 27, 2010

When Bush Met Sarkozy

* For those on email, to watch the video click here.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Joke about Growing Up

When I was a kid, people used to cover me in cream and put cherries on my head. It was tough growing up in the gateau.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Take a Weird Break

If you aren't already familiar with the spectacularly brilliant website Take a Weird Break, you should be. It's a very funny look at some of the more surreal headlines that appear on those true story mags. Well worth a look.

And here's one I found a few days ago. I can't remember which mag it was in and I have no idea what made her panic to such a degree. I particularly love the tagline - "what was I thinking?"

I imagine the Police knocking on the door and the woman thinking "Oh no, it's the Police! Quick! Cut my tits off!" and then slapping herself on the forehead afterwards. It's a schoolboy error, the girl's got to be disappointed with that.

If I see any more, I will post them here.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

World Cup Predictions - Round 2

OK - so I was sort of right in my predictions for the group stages. In fact, I predicted 7 of the 16 group positions exactly, and 11 of the eventual 16 qualifiers. That's 69% right, for those that care. Probably the least interesting use of the number 69 of all time.

So now it's onto the second round, so here goes:

Holland beats Slovakia
Brazil beats Chile
Uraguay beats South Korea
Ghana beats USA
England beats Germany (obviously)
Argentina beats Mexico
Paraguay beats Japan
Spain beats Portugal

There you go. Three minutes before the games start. I expect to improve on the group 69 from last time.

Friday, June 18, 2010

England vs Algeria

Well that was the worst England performance I've ever seen, and I'm old enough to remember Graham Taylor. That was utterly shocking. Barely a chance created. It was flat and uninspired. There was no energy, no tempo, no pressing. Pretty much the only positive was that Algeria were so toothless up front that they also couldn't score. Thank Christ for USA - Slovenia drawing their match too - it means qualification is still in our own hands.

Positives? David James looked pretty solid at the back. Barry protected the back four well. Jermaine Defoe looked lively when he came on. We didn't concede. Jamie Carragher can't play against Slovenia - Carragher's shocking lack of pace is a sending off waiting to happen.

So what went wrong? For a start, Heskey isn't an international footballer. He isn't even a Premiership level footballer. The ball bounced off him, and whilst he won the odd header and tracked back well, his overall performance was terrible. I will be gutted if he starts against Slovenia.

Lennon looked totally out of his depth and didn't once try and take on his man. That's pretty poor form for a winger and his confidence is shot.

Rooney looks out of form and utterly frustrated. Lampard was once again anonymous. Gerrard tried hard, but isn't a left-winger.

I think the biggest problem is the system. Rooney is used to playing upfront on his own. Gerrard is used to playing off Torres. 4-4-2 isn't suiting us, we're hoofing it up to Heskey and hoping for flick-ons.

And I don't know what Joe Cole has to do to get a game. If it were up to me, I'd play Rooney up on his own with Gerrard just off him. Barry and Lampard behind them, with Joe Cole on the left. I'd want a LOT more from Lennon, or give SWP a run if Lennon's confidence is shot.

Or why not play Rooney upfront on his own, with Gerrard and Joe Cole playing as a front three?

Whatever, I just hope that Capello is brave enough to realise that his tactics so far haven't worked. Because on this performance, we'll be lucky to get out of the group, let alone win the damn thing.

Smells Like White Spirit - World Cup Edition

In honour of the World Cup, I've set up a dual World Cup Special version of your favourite website.

Click here to launch Smells Like World Cup Spirit. Enjoy!

Monday, June 14, 2010

A much better Crappy Obviously (not)self-penned Joke

From my friend Rachel.

Q. What do you call a very grumpy man who's been kicked in the balls?
A. Testy

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Crappy Obviously Self-Penned Jokes

Inspired by the mighty Tafkass and his Very Poor crappy and obviously self-penned jokes, and my Uncle Stephen's self-proclaimed Facebook grumpiness (His status: Q. What do you call a grumpy cow? A. Moo-dy), I have two COSPJ's of my own.

Q. What's the grumpiest day in France?
A. Mardi

Q. What do you call a grumpy dwarf?
A. Tetchy


Saturday, June 12, 2010

England v USA - Some Thoughts

Well, the match finished 1-1 and although we played alright, it was a disappointing result. We were playing OK and Gerrard looked back to his best. But then a staggeringly stupid mistake from ex-Norwich keeper Robert Green really knocked the stuffing out of us. And although we had some decent opportunities after that, I never really felt that we looked like retaking the initiative to go on and win.

Some thoughts:

We're really going to miss Rio Ferdinand. Ledley King played well, but was taken off at half-time. Will his glass knees last the tournament? I hope so - Jamie Carragher is NOT an international defender. His lack of pace was frighteningly obvious tonight. He would be utterly unclassed against the likes of Messi.

Lampard is still not showing the class that he shows for Chelsea. He was solid tonight, but unspectacular. More is going to be needed for him as a creative force during this tournament.

Robert Green is not my number one. I'd much rather see Joe Hart in goal for the rest of the tournament. His performance tonight has only cemented that for me. He was ridiculous for the equaliser, and was lucky not to be beaten at his near post in the second half, pushing a shot onto his own post. He's a decent keeper, but Hart is better.

Heskey was fantastic as a target man, but is still utterly useless in front of goal. Is his overall workrate worth the fact he can't hit a cow's arse with a banjo?

Shaun Wright-Phillips is not the answer to England's left-sided problem. I'd love to see Joe Cole given a run.

Rooney was quiet today, I thought. A few good chances, but struggled to get involved. England need to work hard to get him more in the game.

Positives: Gerrard was like a man possessed - finally he's starting to show the same kind of form that he has showed for Liverpool over the years. What will Capello do once Gareth Barry is back? Hopefully not put Gerrard on the left. Glen Johnson was excellent. Aaron Lennon showed some good touches. John Terry was solid.

But it's a point against our main group rivals, so it's not the end of the world. We'll need to work harder and be a lot more creative against the bigger teams if we're in with a chance of winning the thing. Hopefully we'll raise our game against the bigger teams. Having watched Argentina this afternoon, we're going to need to.

Friday, June 11, 2010

It's a Small(-minded) World after all

This is a letter published in yesterday's Daily Heil. Unbelievable - not so much the underlying racism which is to be expected from a Daily Heil reader - more that they actually chose to publish it. Isn't it lovely to see, at a time when the world comes together?

Inappropriate Company Name of the Century

From Football 365's Mediawatch

The following press release came to Mediawatch's attention on Thursday:

'"World of Goals" launches a new website and football index to establish and measure the performance of football players, one day before the start of World Cup 2010! Performance and fitness stats of all participating football players will be tracked and can be found on World of Goals website.'

All very nice, until you start abbreviating things...

'The WoG Index uses an algorithm...'

Whoa whoa whoa. On the eve of the first World Cup to be held in Africa, hosted by a country who in the relatively recent past employed a system of government that divided its citizens based on the colour of their skin, a ratings system called the 'WoG Index' has been launched?

A PR success, don't you think?

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Football is Brilliant! As is the Queen.

So my World Cup wallchart is up and I'm ready to dazzle you all with my amazing Mystic Meg-like predictions. GASP as I predict who'll win. SIGH as a further four years of hurt for team En-ger-land. GUFFAW as they all turn out to be hopelessly inaccurate. I'll review the predictions at each turning point of the tournament, not that any of them are likely to be wrong or anything.

NOTE: That's pretty much all the humour used up in this post, and I use the term sparingly. If you're not a football fan, you can pretty much stop reading now. In fact, even if you ARE a football fan, I'd probably stop here. It's quite dull.


A Winner: France
A Runner Up: Uruguay

B Winner: Argentina
B Runner Up: Nigeria

C Winner: En-ger-land
C Runner Up: USA! USA! USA!

D Winner: Germany
D Runner Up: Serbia

E Winner: Holland
E Runner Up: Denmark

F Winner: Italy
F Runner Up: Paraguay

G Winner: Brazil
G Runner Up: Portugal

H Winner: Spain
H Runner Up: Chile

So far, so dull. Now it's onto the Second Round:

Holland beats Paraguay
Brazil beats Chile
France beats Nigeria
England beats Serbia
Germany beats USA! USA! USA!
Argentina beats Uruguay
Italy beats Denmark
Spain beats Portugal

Still with me? No? Just me, is it? Well never mind. Here's the Quarter Finals:

Brazil beats Holland
En-ger-land beats France (hurrah!)
Argentina beats Germany (who to cheer for?)
Spain beats Italy (sorry Taf)

Now it's time for the Semis (hur hur)
Brazil beats En-ger-land (Noooo!)
Argentina beats Spain (controversial!)

And finally, literally, it's the Final:

Argentina beats Brazil.

So there you have it. Even with Diego's coke-fuelled moobs in control, the Argies are still going to take home the World Cup. Unless Spain walk it, of course. And this incredible goal from Diego Silva shows why they're most people's tournament favourites. It's tippy tappy interplay that would even give Arsene Wenger an erection.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

An Exmoor Adventure

Had my first adventure of the Summer in Conan, my trustee VW Transporter. I decided to have a look around the North Devon coast. And I have to say, what I discovered absolutely blew me away. Dartmoor was pretty, but Exmoor was simply spectacular. I stayed the night in Selworthy, a secret hidden road just by Minehead. Bizarrely, I drove past a man on his own, playing the bagpipes.

The next morning, I went further into Exmoor. And there were so many fantastic things to see... However, my personal favourite was the Valley of the Rocks (which is a fantastic name in itself). It is, without a doubt, the most beautiful place I've ever seen in England. And, there's a car park... where you can stay overnight for just £5 or £16 for the WHOLE week. That's where my next holiday's going to be!

Here are some photos. They do not do any of the places I've seen justice.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Reasons Not to Listen to your Mother #2156

I have a skin tag on my neck, which looks a bit like a mole and my mother has been going on at me for months to let her freeze it off. Finally, last weekend, I consented and allowed her to attempt to freeze it off. And the result is, I now still have a skin tag - it just no longer looks like a mole. Now it looks like a very small erect penis. On my neck. Thanks. for. that.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Eurovision 2010

Just had a top night watching this year's Eurovision Song Contest. The competition was pretty good this year - no outstanding entries, but solid, I thought. Highlights of the night were the Greeks with their mixture of butch tribalness and Belarus' beautiful butterfly costumes. It was won by the Germans, so next year's competition will take place in Germany. I haven't been back to Germany since I lived there - If it's possible to get tickets, I might seriously think about going along - it's on my list of things to do before I die. (Quite low down, though).

Anyhoo, here are some pictures - only three of us went in fancy dress (well done Ruth & Steve!), I had to explain my efforts to the younger ones (I went as Uncle Bulgaria, in case you're wondering). Fortunately, nobody seems to have taken a picture of my grey furry chaps.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Mascot Nightmares Begin

MILLIONS of children are waking up this morning drenched in sweat and urine following the unveiling of the London 2012 Olympic mascots.

They smell of whisky and feast on tongues

Wenlock and Mandeville were greeted with a chorus of blood-curdling screams as onlookers trampled each other in a desperate bid to escape.

Meanwhile London mayor Boris Johnson insisted the mascots encapsulated the spirit of the city before kneeling down in front of them and begging for his life.

Emma Bishop, a mother of two from Finsbury Park, said: "The names sound like a pair of prostitute-murdering opium addicts from the 1880s and they look like the Tellytubbies' abusive uncles.

"What we've got here is two giant, damaged teeth, each with a massive, psychotic eye and razor sharp claws. And the blue one seems to using bright, friendly colours to draw attention to his genital area.

"So these things - designed specifically for children - are basically lobster-clawed pervert monsters that remind them of the dentist. Bravo."

Helen Archer, a mother of three from Hatfield, said: "So the next time my five year-old loses a tooth and I tell him to put it under his pillow for the tooth fairy he will scream in terror and tell me it will grow into Wenlock and eat his head like it was a Malteser.

"I honestly can't believe I'm saying this, but Adrian Chiles is no longer the most disturbing thing to appear on The One Show."

Cowering behind the television with a jumper over his head, Archer's seven year-old son Jake added: "Leave me be Mr Mandeville. I'll be a good boy, I promise I will."

The mascots were developed by the sinisterly-named children's author Michael Morpurgo who conducted focus groups across the country to boil down childhood terror to its elemental form.

He said: "We initially thought of using those silent, floating zombies from Buffy The Vampire Slayer but Wenlock and Mandeville have the added bonus of looking like they could suddenly appear inside a pencil case or at the bottom of a Happy Meal."

From The Daily Mash

Monday, May 17, 2010

That's alright then.

In political news, I see that Labour backbencher Jon Cruddas has ruled himself out of the leadership race. On the same premise, I'd like to point out that after serious consideration, I am also not interested in entering into a relationship with Cheryl Cole.

We both agree she's a horribly violent racist who looks like a very realistic sex doll.

Spam is getting increasingly more surreal

Thursday, May 13, 2010

When Dave Met Nick...

On a lighter note, if you'd like to read a, ahem, different account of Dave & Nick's love-in, you might want to read this.

Summary: According to the BBC News, Clegg and Cameron gave everyone the slip on Saturday - using decoy cars and having aides tell the press they were "going home" - in order to have a private meeting, 'just the two of them.' The BBC then went on to remark on the 'personal chemistry' between the two men. What follows is the natural consequence of this story. I have serious thoughts on the UK election. This is not them. This is a work of pure fiction. I'm sure the reality was much hotter.

Click here for When Dave Met Nick.

(Warning - not suitable for under 18. Does contain quite a lot of gay sex).

Welcome to ConDemNation

It's a little-known fact that I live my life by a moral code I like to call "What would Aragorn do?" For those that don't know, Aragorn is one of the characters in Lord of the Rings. Yes, I know he isn't real. Stop laughing. Lord of the Rings harks back to an era when honour and principles actually meant something.

So imagine if you will, the Lord of the Rings. The threat of the dark lord Sauron is evergrowing and the whole of Middle Earth stands in the shadow of Mordor... The battles are ferocious, there are losses on both sides. And then, right at the end, at the black gates of Mordor, Aragorn decides "actually, there's not that much difference between us and Sauron. We could probably work something out". They're later seen chatting and joking together, without a care in the world. Can you imagine how Frodo would feel?

And that's kind of how I feel about Nick Clegg leaping into bed with the Tories.

In the run up to the election, it wasn't easy to know who to vote for. I felt that Labour had lost their way somewhat and the country needed freshening up. However, at the same time, I knew I didn't want the Tories in. So voting for the Lib Dems seemed to make the most sense, with the hope of a Lib / Lab hung parliament that could bring about real change.

So I ended up voting Lib Dem - and in my constituency, the increased Lib Dem vote watered down the ruling Labour vote, and the Tories took full advantage and won the seat.

If I had known that the Lib Dems were going to jump into bed with the Tories, I'd have never voted for them. In fact, there's a real chance I'll never vote for them again. How many Lib Dem activists must be be recoiling in utter horror at what's transpired? THEIR party has let the Tories in? I know for one - if I'd have given up my time to canvass for them (and I did seriously consider it), I'd be furious now.

To be quite honest - I want my vote back.

One last word - Nick Clegg is playing an unbelievably dangerous strategy. Yes, I understand that Labour weren't really interested in forming a coalition. Yes, I know that the Lib Dems may soften the Tories' darker side. I even get the fact that principles without power (the default position of the Lib Dems since the 20s) is eventually pointless.

However, the Lib Dems picked up an awful lot of disillusioned ex-Blairite Labour supporters in the past election. By throwing his hand in with the Tories, all Clegg has succeeded in doing is sending those voters back to Labour in their droves.

Nick Clegg may be a man of principles. And he will get experience of government, plus the chance to actually implement the changes to this country he so clearly believes in. However, it remains to be seen how many of his supporters will feel disillusioned, lied to and utterly betrayed. I personally would never have voted Lib Dem if I'd have known that they'd end up backing the enemy. I suspect short-term power may well lead to a longer-term backlash. And for those of us that are old enough to remember the election of 1997 - the Tories know all too well what happens when the electorate feels betrayed.

I think Nick Clegg's only chance is for this parliament to run the full 5 years and hope that we've all forgotten by then. I think that a snap re-election would see a very different outcome.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Political Lookeylikey

I give you Data Cameron, from Star Trek.

Friday, April 30, 2010

David Cameron Exposed

Great video from Armando Ianucci's Time Trumpet in 2006. For those that don't know, Time Trumpet is set in about 2030, nostalgically looking back at what happened in the distant past (our present). If you're getting this on email and want to watch the video, click here.

Standoff between David Cameron & Gordon Brown

Click here to watch the video

Friday, April 23, 2010

David Cameron presents a New Vision for Britain...

Frankly hilarious. Whoever made this is an utter genius.

If you're reading this via the email link, click here to watch the video.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Raging Against the Machine

Those that know me well will know that I am an avid follower of politics. However, it is a bittersweet relationship, because it is also so inherently unfair and makes me so utterly cross. Let me explain.

I believe that voting in an election is a tremendously important thing to do. I believe that it should really matter. I believe that it is something that should be contemplated in depth. Voting should not be like supporting a football team, your allegiances can change as the parties themselves change.

However, I also know that this is an idealist, yet sadly irrelevant view of our democracy. Because of the electoral system that we have, the vast majority of people's votes are deemed worthless. Let's look at my own constituency, Plymouth Sutton.

Results at 2005 General Election:
Labour: 15,497
Conservative: 11,388
Lib Dem: 8,685
UKIP: 2,392
Socialist Labour: 230
Total votes: 38,192.

Labour won the seat, but this means that 22,695 voters may as well have not bothered - their vote simply won't count because they didn't vote for the winning party. Those people are therefore unrepresented in the House of Commons, and that's 7,000 more people than ARE represented by the winning party. How can that be fair or even democratic?

So now we have 2010. I'm going to vote Lib Dem, but it would need a pretty big swing from the figures in 2009 for the Lib Dems to realistically win the seat. So should I vote tactically? But that would actually mean voting for someone that I DON'T want to win, to stop someone else getting in. In which dimension is it a good thing to be forced to vote for someone you don't want?

But at least in my constituency, they're in with a chance. There are plenty of constituencies with huge majorities for one party, where you may as well not bother voting if you don't support that ruling party.

No wonder there is such apathy in the nation when it comes to politics - everyone just knows that deep down, voting really doesn't matter that much. And that's it, I guess. I WANT to believe that voting is important. I TELL people that they should get out and vote. But deep down, I know that apart from in a few closely-fought seats, you might as well not bother.

This election, Nick Clegg of the Lib Dems is really enjoying a wave of popularity. Why? Because the nation wants Gordon Brown to get out, but doesn't particularly want the Tories in. And for the first time in quite a while, there does seem to be a valid third way, a way that isn't better the devil you know or the devil itself.

But he won't get in. We all KNOW that. Even if he were to ride a Barack Obama-esque wave of popularity, he still wouldn't get in. Not least because we're all told so often that the Lib Dems are irrelevant, that they'll never be in power, that it's a wasted vote. People may flirt with the Lib Dems but in the end, they'll vote for one of the two because they know that real change isn't actually possible.

And talking of the media... Well, we all know that the papers are split into two main camps - those that are supporting the Tories (Sun, Star, Times, Mail, Express, Telegraph) and those that are supportive of Labour (Mirror, Guardian, Independent). The Indy & Grauniad are sympathetic to the Lib Dems, but they're always going to be reluctant to desert Labour.

This means that the Lib Dems are doing what they're doing without any mainstream support. In fact, now that they are being perceived as a threat to Cameron's Conservative revival, the right-wing press has Nick Clegg firmly in their sights. Here's a selection of today's Front Pages:

- The Times: Cameron: Hung Parliament will risk Economic Disaster
- The Sun: Wobble Democrat
- Di'ly Express: Nick Clegg's Crazy Immigration Policy
- Daily Heil: Clegg in Nazi Slur on Britain
- The Torygraph: Nick Clegg, the Lib Dem donors and payments into his private bank account

Only the Independent (Clegg Raises the Stakes) offers anything pro-Clegg on its front page. The Guardian and Mirror don't even mention him.

Nazi slurs, immigration wobbles, expense scandals... Grasping at straws, no doubt, but on the eve of the second leader debate, it is timely to say the least.

So the poor Lib Dems... Labour has boundary reform in their favour (which means that they could actually come 3rd in terms of the popular vote, but still win a Commons majority), the Tories have most of the press... And the Lib Dems stand alone. However, I do believe that this year could be different. I don't believe for a second that the Lib Dems will get in. However, I do think there is a real chance that there could be a hung parliament. And with a hung parliament, the Lib Dems will insist on REAL voting reform.

Forget the fearmongering, real voting reform is EXACTLY what this country needs. I want to live in a country where my vote does matter and real change is possible. We live in a country where we got Rage Against the Machine to Number 1 as a protest against Shit-Factor or Britain Must Be Stopped or whatever it was. Half a million people gave enough of a shit against Simon Cowell to get off their arses and do something. I would love it if people felt the same about who is running the country. And for that, you have to feel included, you have to feel that your vote counts.

UKIP Me Hanging On

Great stuff as UKIP's Lord Pearson makes an utter tit of himself on The Campaign Show by not appearing to have any knowledge whatsoever of his own party's manifesto.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Did the Earth move for you?

I'm moving to Iran. According to Hojjat ol-eslam Kazem Sediqi (the acting Friday prayer leader in Tehran), promiscuous women are actually causing earthquakes. Clearly these degenerate woman and their richter-scale lovemaking are seriously worth knowing. In the biblical sense.

There's a great quote in the article:

"Many women who do not dress modestly lead young men astray and spread adultery in society which increases earthquakes," he explained.

I don't think I've ever read one sentence with so many non-sequiturs in it. Firstly, there is the obvious implication that we men are powerless to resist the fiery biscuits of these strumpets.

However, I love the casual 'which increases earthquakes' as if it's a scientific causal effect. Well, I think that Dave Cameron is a slippery little shit and just the thought of him being in power makes volcanoes in Iceland go off. And I'm fairly certain that Simon Cowell is individually responsible for global warming. The bastard.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Van with No Name

Still trying to think of a good name for my van. Started off with Dubya, which didn't really stick. Then, when it turned out that the turbo wastegate wasn't broken and all it needed was a good throttle, I decided on Kristian Stranglewank. However, that does sound a bit like something from Salad Fingers and is perhaps not in the best taste.

I've now finished doing it up (with a lot of help from my folks, thanks!) and it's ready. I've put in a sofa bed, kitchenette sink & hob, new lino, curtains, material around the walls and on the outside, I've sprayed out all the scratches. It doesn't look showroom smart, but it looks pretty damn good to me. I'm hoping that as I spend more time with it, a name will be forthcoming. It took something like six months or so to come up with Fredzilla.

Anyhow, here are some pics of what I've done. Enjoy!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Who has Dave been talking to?

Click here
to find out just who Dave has been talking to.

"Last week, I met a wheelchair-bound burglar, who told me that the underclass makes them want to leave the country if the Conservatives don't win."

"Last week, I met a sort of family, who told me that paedophiles drink white cider on the street and start fights."

"Last week, I met an Afghan reformed paedophile, who told me that David Milliband was no substitute for a proper married relationship."

"Last week, I met an Afghan burglar, who told me that Hadley Freeman raped the next door's beagle."

"Last week, I met a Northern seaman, who told me that climate change hysteria set fire to a bag of kittens."

Thursday, April 15, 2010

I'm not saying I have a large penis. But I am implying it

Just back from a fun weekend spent with my family in Ipswich - culminating in a visit to the O2 Arena to watch the WWE wrestling. Now, I actually quite like wrestling. Watching it, I mean. So I was so excited when we got the tickets, I told everyone that I would only go if we went in fancy dress.

I decided to rework an old favourite, so my character was Giant Mansacks. Seemed like such a good idea at the time, until my sister (who's been before) told me that NO ONE else dresses up and they all take it VERY seriously.

On the night, both me and my nephew Jake got dressed up and I was slightly worried that our irreverent costumes might annoy a few people... But I needn't have worried. Aside from a few embarrassed parents trying not to explain to their 6-year old children what 'mansacks' were, most people took it in good spirit. And the guest presenter was David Hasselhoff!

So, here are some choice photos of the night.