3 kinds of audience members I love to hate

I have this weird attitude to concerts, theatre productions, movies and other such events – I attend them because I’m actually interested in the music/play/movie or whatever. I want to appreciate the experience and to forget the outside world for an hour or two. “Isn’t all this obvious?” I hear you ask. Hardly. Judging by […]

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Starting the new year by pulling a Hemingway…

Relax, I’m not suggesting that you bring the 2012 “end of life as we know it” prophecy to an early fulfillment by offing yourself messily in the kitchen. Hemingway, as it turned out had a much better idea of what can be done in the kitchen. Or the living room, or wherever you happen to […]

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5 lessons I’ve learnt from the ghosts of NYE past

1. If you’re ordering take-out, plan ahead: And by plan ahead I don’t mean call in with your order at 18:00 instead of 20:00. Call the day before and check whether your chosen outlet will actually deliver on New Year’s Eve. The reply is likely to be “yes, but we only take orders until XX […]

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4 reasons Boxing Day rocks harder than Christmas Day

1. You continue on your “eating like a pig/ drinking like a king” spree  all day – without the benefit of Nanna Cetta giving you dirty looks and muttering darkly about the unholy cloud of alcohol fumes that surrounds your couch. You can also do it in your dirty pyjamas and no-one will raise an […]

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Christmas eve woes: Why men are more difficult to shop for

As I’m writing this my Christmas spirit is a tad frazzled. You see, with only one day till D-Day…believe it or not I have not yet finished my gift shopping. I have a handful of people to go and these happen to be the most difficult handful. Hint; they are all men. Without wishing to […]

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The 4 types on Facebook you should unfriend

soppy facebook statuses

Since Mark Zuckerberg took over the world – well, the cyberworld in any case – it’s pretty much impossible to have an intelligent conversation without Facebook sneaking in at least once. More often than not its main role in any given conversation is that of being dissed with boring and predictable regularity. But of course, […]

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Move over Claire Busuttil, Facebook found the new interwebz heroes

If you’re bored of sniggering at Claire Busuttil’s videos, feel free to move on to these. I have no clue who Cedric Vella, the guy behind these vids is, but he must either have a lot of time on his hands or is lucky enough to have the coolest job ever. Claire Busuttil’s video meme was […]

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Queens of dumb?

Video update from the genius of Cedric Vella. Beauty Queen Claire Busuttil’s sudden and spectacular debut on the ‘net some five weeks ago had inspired much hilarity, shamelessly inspiring the byatch in me. If you’re Maltese and you’re reading this, you’re probably nodding your head and acknowledging your inner bitch/bastard without much shame. If you […]

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5 ways TV is bringing curves back

The era of the stick-insect is happily over and voluptuousness is back. And it’s all thanks to the good, old TV set 😉 1. Zooey Deschanel’s New Girl: It’s the latest twenty-minute laugh fest to hit the airwaves. So far I’m on to the third episode and the storyline is pretty hilarious. The good news? […]

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4 things you never knew were vegetables (besides pizza)

So the good folks at the American Congress have confirmed what spotty teenagers across the world have always known: pizza is a vegetable, and as such forms part of the daily essentials to healthy development. Like, totally dude. This is good news for all serious foodies who have been clamouring to have this ambiguous state of affairs cleared up. Now […]

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