Friday, July 29, 2005

I heart Radio Cymru

  • As mentioned no less than 25,000 times before, I was featured in a Welsh-language radio program earlier this month. Wednesday, just two weeks after the program aired, I received a CD copy of the program in the mail. The CD was in a package bursting with Radio Cymru paraphernalia. Some of the stuff was kind of cool, like the full-sized Welsh flag, or the two pens, or the hat. Other stuff is a little odder -- I was sent 4x6 color photos of just about every on-air presenter. I am trying to think of something funny and artistic to do with these. If you are funny and artistic maybe you could help me out.
    Here's a picture of everything they sent me (except for the hat). For those of you who read this blog in the UK, I thank you for paying your license fees so that I can get pictures of Welsh presenters and a funny bucket hat.

  • It looks as if my brother may have found me a car. Rachel and I have been a one-car family for about a year now, leaving me to either bike to work or bum rides from either my wife or my dad. But earlier this week, Jon, who works at an auto body shop, called me up and said he had come across a car for $250 (£143).
    "Does it run?" I asked.
    "Uhm. Dunno. I'll have to check it out."
    "What kind of car is it?"
    "Don't know that either. You interested?"
    "Well, check it out for me and call me back."
    He called me back today.
    "Is it alright?" I asked.
    There was a long pause.
    "It runs," he said.
    "It's fucked?"
    "Nah. Well, yeah. I mean, there's not too much rust, but it's got its fair share of dents. Needs new front brakes, I think, but we can put those on (hooray!). It'll hold up through the winter."
    I'm going to pick up the car next week. It's a 1983 Oldsmobile Delta 88. Hell yeah. Here's a picture of one. Odds are mine won't look half as good. I can't wait.

  • This is kind of big. I didn't get the sense that it received much attention here in the U.S.

  • News stories with literary themes:
    -- Irony
    -- Poetic justice
    -- Tragedy

  • Charlotte says she's been depressed lately. Maybe she should follow this guy's lead. He seems to know how to have fun.

  • Hey, you can see how much it sucks without having to go there -- here's a walk down Fargo's Broadway. If you go down the street far enough, you'll get to the place where Esther and I used to drink.

    Thomas said...

    First! Yes! Finally!

    Chris Cope said...

    It's not really hard to be first on my comments. It's much, much harder to be 15th (due to the absence of a 14th, 13th, 12th, etc.).

    Dave Morris said...

    I entertained the idea of posting my comment in 2 or 3 word segments, so I could prove you wrong about 15 posts. I decided against it.

    I want pictures of the brake work this time! I bet that car has a sweet ride, those things really feel like they're floating on air. Honestly one of the best riding cars I've ever been in.

    Curly said...

    Y Draig Goch goes on the wall in your lounge, the picture of Ray Gravelle sits nicely above - the man is a legend.

    Old crappy cars are much more fun to drive than normal ones, watch as the people in shiny sports cars stay well away from you - they do this for a reason.

    Curly said...

    Just heard an interview on radio 1 with the 'Game' - he is a dick.

    heatherfeather said...

    isn't it amazing how little attention was paid to the ira disarmament?

    and you could make some sort of installation art in your yard (or balcony because i seem to think you have a flat) on metal spirals with cowbells and the photos, topped off with the flag and various other goodies that rings and chimes in the wind (much like the tornado sirens in the film twister)

    OldHorsetailSnake said...

    I hope the crematorium didn't waste the fire.

    On the IRA, I did see a fairly lengthy piece about it on ABC.

    Cheryl said...

    Photos - cut all the heads out and montage them with cartoon bodies as Oliver Postgate telly programmes - like Noggin The Nog or Ivor The Engine?

    TotallyHappened said...

    Great idea! I tried it, it worked -- I'm cured!

    Thomas said...

    Here's to helping you get to that precious 15th comment, Chris.

    Chris Cope said...

    It's kind-of cheating to be working toward that goal, though isn't it? (This is comment No. 11, by the way)

    Dave Morris said...


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    Dave Morris said...

    Blog! (one more, people. ONE more!)

    Curly said...

    What's with all the comments?


    Good work Dave.

    Chris Cope said...

    Oooh. And Thomas misses the coveted No. 15 slot. That likely won't ever come around again.

    Jenny said...

    I think you should cut them out, mount them on cardboard and make little pipe cleaner arms and legs.

    Radio Cymru puppet theatre! Now you have lots of mini-Welsh people to interact with! Hours of deranged fun for all the family.