serious

I rule.

I have had triumphs in the last day, including at least one that I may not discuss publicly, but greatest among them is this: I have a new video recorder, and I have successfully programmed it.

In other news, don't forget about the BBC's Factory Records documentary tonight.
Absolutely you can. And if I'd wanted to, I could even have bought one that uses tape.
Intriguing!

I've never managed to program a video recorder in my entire life. How did you do it? Did you have to point it towards Mecca or do a rain dance or shake a magic stick or something? Seriously, WHAT IS THE SECRET?
Well, I could tell you - but then I'd have to kill you.

So listen closely . . .
Everyone's always looking for a reason to kill me. *kicks dirt*

I can't even get my VCR to record what's playing at that exact time. Programming it seems on par with splitting the atom with a fork.
Maybe a dessert one instead of the big dinner one?

Or, hell, go all out and use a butterknife!
Everybody knows the only people who can program video recorders are small children. Clearly, then, Graham either keeps a small child chained up in his home, or he never grew up.
It would be great if someone with a HD digital recorder could record said Factory Doco and post me a DVD copy of it... will email my Bit torrent friendly pals in Cambridge,.. :) where there's a will theres a way.
really enjoyed the documentary, although the bits with the happy mondays caused lots of incensed shouting at the screen at their sheer emotional cultural and talentlessnessical decrepitude.