Tuesday, January 23, 2007

[blogfocus tuesday] potpourri of the strange and the not so strange

1 First up is a very worthy cause which I’m hoping you’ll all support just a little. Jeremy Jacobs' tragedy led to him dedicating himself to the cause of Breast Cancer ever since. He’s about to embark on a trek which is explained below and naturally needs funds for the Breast Cancer Campaign.

I'm receiving a few e-mails and hits concerning my Trek next month. For those of you who would like to donate to Breast Cancer Campaign, you're able to do so on-line here. If you would like to send me a cheque, then please drop me an e-mail to jeremyATjeremyjacobsDOTcom or call +44(0)8453 31 31 71.

Please pause a moment and drop him a line or click on the link. It's for a very worthy cause.

2 Ballpoint Wren takes us to the domestic world of bulldog cleaning kits:

I don’t think anybody except a bulldog owner understands the stuff you’ve got to do to keep the little guy clean and sweet. In our case, we’ve got a “Bulldog Kit” in our family room: a basket filled with stuff like cotton swabs and pads, nail clippers, hydrogen peroxide, ear cleaner, wrinkle cleaner, and a certain secret weapon which makes its debut in this comic. Although any brand of this particular product will do, I very much enjoy the name of this one. Yes, it really does exist, too. It works great on both ends.

3 Cleanthes has a sure fire way of getting out of bed each morning but not necessarily at one with the world:

Mrs Cleanthes will be the first to agree that I am not “a morning person”. It is in this context that the Radio 4 Today programme appears to display its only redeeming feature - its ability to get me out of bed. A few minutes of the staggeringly inept Carolyn Quinn or that impossibly arrogant toad, Humphries, and I leap into action, figure wagging admonishingly in the general direction of White City. If anyone were to find a way of converting invective into usable, transmissable energy, in a sort of grown-up allegory of Monsters Inc., Humphries et al would indeed have a claim to be saving the planet.

Eleven more bloggers plus the Mystery Blogger here.


Ellee said...

I now know there are two bloggers on the list playing with fire!

Jeremy Jacobs said...

"Ballpoint Wren" - how creative.

James, tx for the Trek plug. Only 3 weeks to go. Exciting times!

CityUnslicker said...

An eclectic mix tonight. Liked it.

Ellee said...

Yes, great to see you giving Jeremy's trek another plug. I hope he gets well supported by the Blogpower community.

Ballpoint Wren said...

Thank you, James, for this wonderful mention. I feel so honored!

And now I'm off to read about Jeremy's trek, among other things!