Category: Stuff That Makes Robo Happy

And it’s Friday Worst Studio Session Ever RSS Readers may need to click through to the post

Hoo-ahh! First, I made the Fistful of Talent top 25 most-likely-to-take-over-the-world list [oh all right, it’s the Talent Management Blog Power Rankings, but I like my title way better]. Many thanks to the FOT team of sound, right-minded judges. And then today, Jerry Weissman over at Power Presentations (he of the amazing Presenting to Win […]

It was Father’s Day yesterday and I had a lovely fuss made of me by all the women in my life, apart from the dog, who still seems to be convinced that I am going to tear her throat out with my teeth any moment now. Breakfast consisted of Wine Gums and Jaffa Cakes, delivered […]

Some time back, I wrote about the yawning chasm that exists between Managers’ and Executives’ perceptions of themselves and the somewhat less forgiving reality that statistical analysis most inconsiderately insists upon inflicting on them. That post generated a lot of comments and emails and much laughter whenever I present the points I made in it […]

I have heard this story from multiple sources in my neighbourhood, but have yet to see the video evidence. Lordy, lord, it deserves to be true. Each year the Nativity Play is performed by the combined talents of the Junior Infants [average age 5] and Senior Infants [average age 6] classes. The major speaking parts […]

This happens to me all the time … RSS Readers may need to click through to the post Your challenge – exactly which bit of the clip do you reckon happens repeatedly to your humble scribe? Excerpt from the 1996 whimsical gem of a film, Michael, with Mr Travolta beautifully directed by Nora Ephron as […]

Nicholas Bate is writing a wonderful series of 100 posts on the Fab Four. I can’t wait for the book. In the meantime, my big Beatles memories: I was born in 1964, with a sister 8 years older than me and a brother 11 years older. Both Beatles nuts (plus Clapton, Rory Gallagher and Flamenco […]

I have mentioned in the past my fondness for appalling writing. The purpler the prose, the happier I get. Imagine my delight when Stumbleupon brought me to a page of the Top 15 Bad Romance Novel Opening Lines. “The heaving waves on the vast, ink-black ocean sent a salty spray over the proud bow of […]

There are drunk tests RSS Readers may need to click through to the post And then there are drunk tests RSS Readers may need to click through to the post

Declan Chellar – he of the Macaroon eyes and the wonderful cartoons – tagged me with a lovely meme. What makes you feel like a blissed-out six year-old again? I have never had any difficulty in staying in touch with my inner child, as Mr Hicks would say, my problem is more about staying in […]