Four Things

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Drew B has linked to me in a meme called 4 things. In this people who have been linked to name a number of different items in groups of four and then link to four other blogs that they know of that could continue this one.In typical Wired reader style, this concept of an idea that can be communicated is called a meme (and memes are often written about in digerati circles).

Classic memes that non-geeks would have heard of include the ‘Frankie Says’ series of t-shirts and ‘No, but Yeah’, but No dialogue from Little Britain.

Why 4?

Three or six are the perfect numbers according to a discussion between Lee van Cleef and Clint Eastwood in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. Wikipedia couldn’t shed any light on it either.

Four jobs I’ve had

Agency drone – at present
Shift leader
– heading up a shift team on the bitumen plant in what was then UK’s second smallest oil refinery
– up north, and a few times in London
On the line
– in a meat packing plant and various other factories as a student

Four movies I can watch over and over

All the Presidents Men

The Dollars Trilogy (particularly For a Few Dollars More)

The Usual Suspects


Four TV shows I love to watch

I don’t have a television but I do have a soft spot for vintage shows, here’s four that came to mind:

Four places I’ve visited on holiday

  • Dublin
  • Leiden
  • Ibiza
  • Paris

Four favourite dishes

  • As my mate Griff would say ‘a big bowl of fuck-off’ (a ramen noodle dish from Wagamamas)
  • A decent Irish fried breakfrast with proper black and white pudding and a side serving of soda bread
  • Rhubarb crumble
  • A well done tuna steak

Four places I’ve lived

  • Liverpool
  • Galway
  • London
  • Huddersfield

4 sites I visit daily

It would actually be a hell of a lot more than this but:,, and

Four places I’d rather be

Singapore, in a coffee shop, record shopping, sat in front of a range enjoying a turf fire