Puzzle picture


Sorry, but I couldn’t resist. One for cognoscenti. Who can resist “the master butcher of Leigh on Sea”? Don’t google that, it makes it too easy. And I see welcome homage to Pump: Young Lust and especially F.I.N.E.:

‘Cause I’m
Your momma says I’m
Your daddy says I’m
and my old lady says I’m

And one for… well, almost everyone:



* AlphaGo v Fan Hui – Match Referee’s View and the report itself.


  1. #1 BBD

    Not Googled – always rather liked Carter USM – saw them only once, shortly after 101 Damnations was released. They were very good. Tight.

  2. #2 outeast

    Lord, I thought I was the only one who remembered Carter! Also only saw them once, but rather later – in ’95 (Worry Bomb era – still my fave album tbh). When 101 came out I was still of an age to be reading Smash Hits…;)

  3. #3 BBD

    I grow old. Trouser bottoms, etc.

    And the police are getting younger every day.

    [I’ll see if I can fit that in somewhere -W]

  4. #4 andrew adams

    Moving up on second base
    Behind William van what’s-his-face
    Six foot six and a hundred tons
    The undisputed king of the slums
    More aliases than Klaus Barbie
    The master butcher from Leigh on Sea
    In a hatchback fron Notre Dam
    The one and only Sheriff Fatman!

    I saw Carter USM a few times, they were always great live. 30 Something was probably my favourite album.

    Now how about the Sultans of Ping FC…

  5. #5 andrew adams

    Oops, Nicholas van Wotsitsface of course

  6. #6 BBD

    A note on Nicholas van Wotsisface for puzzled non-UK readers. A lovely fella.


  7. #7 David B. Benson

    Why isn’t he in the klink?

  8. #8 Atmospheric Physicist

    [Spammed -W]

  9. #9 Raymond Arritt
    Bellerin' Plain

    Was Nicholas van W ever parodied by Monty Python, a la the Kray twins? It seems an obvious thing to do.

    And everyone should read Atmospheric Physicist’s post. Wonderful stuff indeed. I’ll give you “the force field acting on molecules in flight” as a teaser.


  10. #10 Marco

    Raymond Arritt, “Atmospheric Physicist” is likely Doug Cotton. He regularly goes around a few blogs and spams his claims that the greenhouse effect violates the 2nd law of thermodynamics.

    [Aka “Physicist with 50 years experience” aka “D o u g C” (a desperate attempt to get through”) aka “D o u g” aka “Physicist” and so on -W]

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