DVD Derek reviews…

I visited the video store to hire…well…something different.  I ended up getting a Simon Pegg DVD. I quite like his films, although “Fear of Everything” was not his best. It has the style of an old Ealing Comedy, but without the quality script. It tried to cover too much ground – neurosis, psychiatry, pathos, family tragedy, … [Read the full story]

Women aren’t as witty as men in the boardroom

It’s that awkward moment we all know so well…when a joke cracked at work falls flat. The tumbleweed rolls and the boss is far from impressed. But according to research that happens to some of us more than others…namely women. The new study revealed the brand of humour used by leading businesswomen often leads to … [Read the full story]

Psychic results of the 2012 London Olympics

It was many years ago my grandfather told me the story of a supposed Olympic Games, held in byegone days. A noted psychic by the name of “Psychic George”, had predicted the winners of the gold medals before the games had started.  So with the next games a mere few months away, I pass on … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1966

In Australia, no one took much notice of the John Lennon quotation that later set off a media frenzy in America. Chalk it up to a fundamental difference in religious outlook between Australia and America, or to a fundamental difference in sense of humor. Whatever the reason, it was only after the American press got hold … [Read the full story]

How to clinch a second date

If you’re a bit confused as to how to nail a second date, just heed the advice below…it’s a guarnteed success rate…of one form or another. 1. Fill the silences – You’re both fiddling with your serviettes, frantically searching for something…anything to say. Thise silences become unnerving, so have a few things up your sleeve … [Read the full story]