When the fuck did I become an old man: the encore – le bis!

So here we are five years from the 1st "When the fuck did I become an old man?" article... We're already at part two, La deuxième manche!. It only seemed like yesterday @Spabbit was born, now it's almost 10, a fucking decade in the making, and I'm a decade older! (Yes, I tenaciously made it this far lol). So here it is: When the fuck did I become an even older old man!

Video Game Retirement: I'm in the cohort of Gen-X aging not gracefully, and still playing video games - Why Mario, that's a fine walking-stick you have there! … Continue Reading

The Sound and the Fury: Surviving in a World That Won’t Stop Chewing

Misophonia, or 'Selective Sound Sensitivity Syndrome', is one tough motherfcker of a condition. It's not just about hating sounds; it's about certain noises triggering a storm of emotions, ranging from irritation to outright rage. It's like those sounds are picking a fight with your brain, and your brain is like, "I've had it with these motherfucking sounds in this motherfucking cafe!"

The science behind this is as complex as a plot in a Tarantino flick. It's not the ears; it's the brain that's getting all fucked up. Parts of the brain that deal with emotions and sensory input are going haywire, making everyday sounds like chewing, slurping, or even whistling feel like a personal attack. … Continue Reading

Salty Language, Sweet Benefits: The Art and Advantages of Swearing

Swearing, much maligned and often dismissed as the language of the uncouth, holds an unacknowledged, but essential place in human communication. Like seasoning in cooking, the strategic use of profanity can add color, depth, and nuance to our language, enhancing its expressive capacity. It’s critical to recognize that the perceived offensiveness of swearing is largely context-dependent, adding another layer of complexity to its use. … Continue Reading

Save the Cheeseburger, save the world – benefits of Cheeseburgers 🍔🍔🍔

???? Cheeseburgers ???? are undoubtedly one of the most beloved and iconic dishes around the world. The combination of the succulent patty, melted cheese, and an array of delicious fillings nestled between two soft buns (toasted brioche for the win!) is a culinary delight that satisfies our taste buds and leaves us craving more. While cheeseburgers have often been associated with indulgence and guilt, it may come as a surprise to learn that they offer several unexpected benefits beyond their mouth-watering taste. In this post, we'll explore the surprising advantages of enjoying a cheeseburger and how it can contribute to a balanced and less-miserable diet. Save the cheeseburger ????, save the world! ???? … Continue Reading

High Functioning Anxiety



At a young age, [read: around 30 years back] I was diagnosed with anxiety - the doc at the time, a general practitioner, gave me some helpful meds, namely Valerian. Valerian supplied in the form of Kalms tends to move my personal perspective back a few feet, so it's like I'm driving my mind, body, and emotions from behind a firewall. That moment in the docs introduced an old-faithful coping mechanism. You will read in other places on the interwebs that there is no cure for anxiety, and I'd have to agree at the moment having an awareness for 30 years.

Awareness is one thing, coping is another, and further awareness and recognition is like the proverbial shaft of sunlight to the core of your being. This article is about recognising high functioning anxiety, and the coping mechanisms I've been unconsciously using for my entire adult life … Continue Reading

Further notes on High Functioning Anxiety and surviving abuse

So here are some notes for the non-abused, non-sufferers of anxiety…. If you have been around abuse survivors or those with anxiety, you’re probably under the impression you know everything and you’re not adding to the situation…. News flash - you probably don’t know shit, and you probably add to the situation with an astounding level of ignorance… Continue Reading

The Dictionary According to Spabbit – CUM Special

Never let it be said that this format is straight laced, so I bring you the third installation of The Dictionary According to Spabbit - Volume 3 - CUM Special!

For reference, the first two are:

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The Dictionary According to Spabbit – Volume 2 – Fucking ruining the language!

Spabbitisms... Expanding the language in all the wrong ways!", Spabbit brings you The Dictionary According to Spabbit - Volume 2 - Fucking ruining the language!
  • Ferp - Fuckery Perpetrator, or Perpetrator of Fuckery - Oi! You ferp! Stop with the fuckery already!
  • Chindian - Fusion food between Chinese and Indian - went down my mates house last night, he cooked the best madras with an egg fried rice!
  • Jarmarize - To rapidly dump the clothes of the working day and change into pyjamas - Can't wait to Jarmarize and settle in my binch-cave
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How to remove the metadata title from MKV files

mkvYou may have come across the need to remove the metadata, or extended title information from an mkv file downloaded from the internet.

Not all files are equal – in the case of regular files, for example .jpg and .mp4 files, you can simply right click in Windows, select Properties, and happily click away at the Details Tab, then “Remove Properties and Personal Information” – provided you have the right permissions, it’ll all work fine.…

Spabbit’s UK Indian-takeaway Mint Sauce.

img_4662For years now, I’ve been after a recipe to exactly replicate the sweet tasty sauce you typically get when ordering from an Indian Takeaway in the UK – the stuff is delicious, and I often found myself ordering more than I needed, just to feast with afterwards.

The sauce is great – you can have it with Indian food, such as bhajis or Samosas, or just as a dip for some tortilla chips (I’ve done that one more than once!)