The Great Schlep

Oh. How I love Sarah Silverman. (there’s swearing in this so don’t turn up loud at work) The Great Schlep from The Great Schlep on Vimeo. “The Great Schlep aims to have Jewish grandchildren visit their grandparents in Florida, educate them about Obama, and therefore swing the crucial Florida vote in his favour. Don’t have […]

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What’s Your Favourite Film?

I’m helping out with the British Film Institute’s 75th birthday celebrations. They’ve asked 75 different ‘well-known people’ to nominate one film each, then ‘the public’ are able to vote on them. The top 5 will be screened at the BFI from January. Here are a few of the choices: There have been 63 different films […]

Brian Cox For Dawkins’ Job

A couple people in the comments have said they think Brian should take over from Richard Dawkins when he retires this year. If you’re on Facebook, you can join the Brian Cox For Dawkins’ Job group. Not started be me incidentally.

Observer Article

Honestly, this isn’t a blog just about Brian. That would be really weird… but… indulge me just a bit longer. Some of you may have seen the article about Brian in the Observer today. Now, you guys are intelligent and realise that not everything you read in a newspaper is accurate. This was made absolutely […]

Professor Brian Cox Gay? Answered

**UPDATE** 02.12.08 More on Professor Brian Cox here. Questions I assume people want answered based on various searches. 1. No, Brian is not gay. I’m his wife, not his beard. Amazing, eh? 2. No, Brian has not had botox. 3. Yes, Brian was in D:Ream. 4. No, Brian’s not evil. He’s really lovely actually. Doesn’t […]

Professor Brian Cox on Newsnight

There have been many times over the years when I’ve been extremely proud of my lovely husband. His appearance on Newsnight the other night is right at the bloody top of the list. Delight with me in the massive smackdown he gives to Sir David King who, believe it or not, is the President of […]

Change 2008

This episode was shown here on Monday. I just watched it tonight with my son. I literally jumped up out of my seat and said, ‘Yes!!!’ after the McCain-Bush bit. It was so brilliant I had to share it with those of you who may not have seen it. I superheart Jon Stewart.

Brian on ‘Enough Rope’

Excellent interview with Brian by Andrew Denton on ‘Enough Rope’. I’m not able to see video yet, but there’s an mp3 of the whole interview and a transcript. w00t! for Star Wars toys!

CERN Scientists Receive Death Threats

Anyone following the CERN switch-on in the media may have seen the article in the Telegraph this week about how some physicists have been getting death threats. Brian was quoted as saying, “Anyone who thinks the LHC will destroy the world is a twat.” As of this writing, teh interwebs is alight with conversations about […]

More Brian Cox On Horizon

The director of Horizon, Paul Olding, has put up more behind-the-scenes clips from the new one on Time. Why should we want to understand Time? How the minus sign protects the past from the future. On Life in the Universe. Loads more here.

Sarah Palin Vetted?

During the Republican primaries I was thinking “You know, if McCain wins the nomination and ends up winning the election, it’ll be OK. He’s not completely batshit insane, certainly compared to the Bush White House. So if it happens, I’ll be OK with it.” I was always going to vote Democrat, of course, but wasn’t […]

Brian in the Indy

Mike Atherton aka Sizemore just told me about this article in the Independent about Brian and CERN and all that. woot!


The very wonderful Bill Maher has a documentary coming out this autumn called ‘Religulous‘. I am so seeing this.

Sarah Palin Soap Opera

Anyone who’s been following me on Twitter or reading my Twitter-based status updates on Facebook may have realised I’ve been following the soap opera-like goings-on in the US Republican party. Short recap: first there were was a story on Daily Kos, which has since been deleted, that claimed that Sarah Palin’s 4-month-old baby boy, Trig, […]