Daily Archives: Monday, 26th Jul 2010

Errrr, who?

Wow! Gasp! Etc! Apparently the new bit of Eldon Square, which opened back in February was officially opened today by a member of the royal family that I’ve never heard of. You’d think they’d either find somebody that people have heard of, or you know, not actually bother with an “official” opening if the best you can get is an obscure member of the royal family whose major claim to fame appears to be having the same name and title enjoyed by everyone’s favourite Shakespearean villain[1][2]. Presumably no former Big Brother or X-Factor starts were available.

BBC News – New Newcastle shopping mall unveiled

Note the BBC headline. Something that’s been open for six months is described as being “unveiled”. Quite remarkably silly.

[1] Richard the Third. Who may not actually have been responsible for everything Shakespeare suggested, but was probably not a nice person anyway
[2] According to Wikipedia, anyway. Which probably means his real name is Martin Smith and he’s famous for something else altogether.

Weight and Stuff Report – 26 July 2010

Up just a wee bit today.

I walked to work this morning, partly because it was a nice day, but mostly because I wanted to get some pictures of the Gateshead car park on the day its actual demolition was due to start. Here it is, in what I hope will be the last time it’s seen in quite such a complete state:

Going, going...

Going, going...

I’ve got some more pictures of the site, which I’ll put up later. Or tomorrow. Or when I find a tuit.