Category Archives: They didn’t think it through

They didn’t think it through #2: Jailbreak

The opening and title track of Thin Lizzy’s enjoyable 1976 album Jailbreak begins:

Tonight there’s gonna be a jailbreak
Somewhere in this town

I’m going to go out on a limb and guess it;’s going to be at the jail.

They just didn’t think it through.

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Getting website registration completely wrong

I just got a Google alert that someone going  by the name of Teratophoneus on DeviantArt did rather a nice drawing of Brontomerus, one of the dinosaurs I co-described and named:

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TalkTalk want £10 for a 13-month-old bill

I’m putting together my expenses for running the small home office where I do my work. One expense is my phone line. I went to the web-site of TalkTalk, my phone provider, only to find that they won’t show me the older bills unless I pay them £10:

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They didn’t think it through #1: Stormbringer

By Ritchie Blackmore and David Coverdale, on Deep Purple’s Stormbringer album, the song of the same name begins:

Coming out of nowhere, driving like rain
Stormbringer dance on the thunder again
Dark cloud gathering, breaking the day
No point running ‘cos it’s coming your way

Now here’s the thing. If it’s coming your way, then there is a point in running — to get out of the way. The only time there would be no point running would be if it wasn’t coming your way — in fact, running would be contraindicated since you would run the risk of putting yourself in a position where it was coming your way.

So really that second couplet should read:

Dark cloud gathering, breaking the day
No point running unless it’s coming your way

They just didn’t think it through.