Thursday, August 24, 2006


Why didn't this show get a second series!?

Birmingham by Bus

I cannot really be bothered to blog at the moment and news is a bit thin on the ground anyway. In an attempt to move this blog away from just writing, here is a video from the new net craze YouTube. It is called Broad Street by Bus. Unfortunately I cannot bring you the aroma of cannabis on the top deck, or the litter on the floor, but I know this blog has an international readership and hopefully it will bring back a few memories.

Not all bad hopefully.

Incidentally I have resumed using the buses on my break from work this week after six months of using almost nothing but the car for longer-than-walking-distance journeys. I was amused to see the signs up asking for passengers to smile and say thank you if the driver got you to your destination safely and on time, because "it is not easy being a bus driver".

I know how they felt - on Travel West Midlands, it is not easy being a passenger either.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Talebrum from the Sun

Just as Birmingham became the centre of a new Al-Qaeda terrorist plot (Talebrum was the classic headline from the Sun) my computer packed in to stop me blogging about it.

There is no evidence that this was linked to the plot, or any ongoing police investigations around it.

More likely, it was a dodgy internet connection.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Martin O'Neill in at Villa

After what seems like months Martin O'Neill has been appointed manager of the Second City Superclub with the backing of all potential future investors. The People's Republic believes this could be the turning point in the history of Aston Villa, the point at which they changed from being also rans to a competitive Premiership team. The spreads are offering 45 points for a buy at the moment.

Get your money on now.