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One Canada Square

It is 800 feet high, built from 27,000 tonnes of steel, and is visible across twelve counties. One Canada Square in Canary Wharf will probably not be the UK’s tallest skyscraper for much longer, as several very high buildings are under construction in London. So enjoy it now in keithlard’s lovingly crafted photergraphs.

What you missed on Twitter

I know corlimey says I should get affiliate marketing paymints, or be soundly beaten, for mentioning Twitter so much. It is fun that’s all. Here is some of the golden 140-character aphorisms, bons mots, quips and sallies that you missed by not following @keithlard:

  • The good thing about Dickens is that the names tell you all you need to know: eg hero = Cheery Lightheart, villain = Sir Dryasdust Grindface”
  • Drug boat haul enough for one spliff per person in UK” Alright! Looking forward to receiving mine
  • Memo to self: use the phrase “punk-ass bitches” in conversation.”
  • It is rather embarrassing to have to ask for no spoilers to ‘Oliver Twist’. It has been out for 170 years.”
  • If you are lost in a maze of twisty council estates, remember satellite dishes always point south. Fact!”
  • I quite fancy seeing a 3D movie like in that interview with James Cameron. Or any movie. If I can eat my own weight in popcorn I’m happy.”
  • Opera Mini. Now browsing the Web on my phone is less like painful, unnecessary dental surgery.
  • Aldi is like a parallel universe, full of brands you’ve never heard of. What year is this? Who’s the president??”
  • Twitter: for once I’m the first among my friends to jump on a bandwagon. I get to ride up front and pretend to be the driver! ”
  • Man do not be behind me in line when i am chatting up pretty checkout girl. I can pretend to forget my pin for hours.”
  • Spicy salami, Provolone cheese and pesto basilico on focaccia, and a coffee. It’s not a bad old life if you don’t weaken.”
  • The plan: ironing, yoga, accounts. The reality: beer, crisps, TV. My imaginary life is doing great!”
  • Secret shames: Monster Munch. Avril Lavigne. The Body Shop. Ladette to Lady. Looking at pens.”
  • The surly bookshop assistant’s aura is projecting: not another fucker that wants to buy books.”
  • ”’…at breakfast, yoghurt - a glamorous substance he knew only from a James Bond novel.’ reading Ian McEwan’s ‘On Chesil Beach’.”
  • Twanking, n. Coining annoying Twitter neologisms, eg ‘tweetup’, ‘dweeting’, ‘twittable’, ‘twitterverse’, ‘twitterrhea’.”
  • Buying herbs, cheating on my girlfriend waitrose with that cheap slut morrisons!”
  • the assassination of a bacon sandwidge by the coward keithlard”
  • No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. Man that was awesome. Normally I do not like things that are heartwarming. I just left my comfort zone! :D”
  • is flying helicopters while eating crisps! Do not do this yourself.”

Books Q1 2008

It is a bit like primitivepeople who has been keeping a diary of the books he has read this year. I have gone one better and kept a photo book diary!

You can click on any of the books to see a bigger pickture. If you like any of the books, or if you like me, why not comment to say how much you like the book, or me.