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Friday, August 27, 2004

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Arts | Cleaner bins rubbish bag artwork

Another Modern Art / Janitor Staff confrontation.

Thursday, August 26, 2004

Mental Drippings

Dusty discovers the dangers of home-made tacos.

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Angry Alien Productions

Remember the Exorcist with Bunnies?....

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

County Count Up

How well do you know your English counties?

Blast Billiards

In my opinion, the most addictive web games ever created. The idea is to pot the bombs without hitting the dynamite. Point at where on the bomb you want the cue ball to hit, hold the left button down for power and release.

If you're new to blast billiards, I recommend starting on the original game at the bottom of the screen.


Well, it turns out Aliens Vs Predator is naff. Not naff as in really bad, but not up to the usual standard of the respective series. The suits had their way, profiling for the largest target audience possible.

So what's the big deal? Imagine Hollywood had decided to draft in John Woo (Woo's a great action director, but we aint talking oscars) or WS Anderson (Director of Aliens Vs Predator) to direct Godfather 2? What if it were decided the long brooding silences didn't make great film, and it really needed to be aimed at a teenage audience. Oh and we've got to have some buddy buddy dialogue. Oh, also it wasn't really clear who killed Tito in the boat so we'll have Pacino do it, and Tito's got to have a death speech, etc.

The finale has to be a shootout with the Italian police. We've done our homework, this gets the adrenaline going for the majority of audiences (ie those out for a night out who don't really care what they see - "That film was 'bad'").

The moral of the story - feel free to Dodgeball, American Pie and Road Trip us to death, but leave the serious franchises alone!

The link refers to another cool film I've seen recently, Adaptation with Nicolas Cage.

MilkandCookies - Office Linebacker Terry Tate

For the uninitiated, Terrible Terry Tate has been the Reebok Mascot for the past two or three years. Terry's "Job" is basically to keep his fellow colleagues in line, though the discipline doesnt exactly fall within Union guidelines shall we say....

Amusing :)

Sensitivity Training is worth a download (if you have Quicktime), as are most of the other Terry Clips. Dont bother with locker line backers, its some kids trying to imitate the adverts and not being particularly inventive.

Friday, August 13, 2004

Macromedia - ColdFusion Support Forums - Cold Fusion/SQL Server programmer needed

Hmmm.. I think this company has been taken round the contractor ring-road one too many times :)

Thursday, August 12, 2004

The Customary Cipher

Something to do on a rainy afternoon....

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

BBC SPORT | Motorsport | Formula One | Car guide

BBC show us under the hood of a Formula 1 car.

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

t r u t h o u t - Ray McGovern | Cheney Cat's Paw, Porter Goss, as CIA Director?

And in contradiction to my last post, more conspiratoral rumblings. This time about Ross Porter, the new CIA boss.

MSNBC - A Man With a Mission

I came across this guy when I went hunting for an article implying the recommendations of the 9/11 committee to reform the intelligence service were expressed at an earlier occasion and Dick Cheney had blocked them.

I have to say I have to take some of the liberal propanda with a pinch of salt. While I totally agree that Bush is a lying, self serving waste of space, I'm not completely ready to jump on the conspiracy bandwagon.

No doubt over the next few months, the stories will be getting more exaggerated. I consider the liberal viewpoint (only in America of course) to be intelligent and morally superior to that of the Republicans, I just get the impression sometimes they don't know when to shut up.

To be an active campaigner for a political cause, is it really necessary to adopt a completely biased slant? Are the opposition always wrong?

Allawi shot prisoners in cold blood

The Voice of Democracy in Iraq?

Monday, August 09, 2004

ic Birmingham - Plea to tear down mast

Is there no end to the scourge of telephone masts?

Kinko's UK : Welcome


Mental Drippings

Do we have Kinko over here?

BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Prison abuse hearing put on hold

Reminiscent of a trial involving a butler.......

Princess of Clocks > princessdiana | CafePress

Now you can have your own Princess of Wales Clock.....

This Land - Kerry and Bush

Takes a while to load, but worth the wait.

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

William Shatner Sings!


Tuesday, August 03, 2004

BBC NEWS | World | Americas | US terror plot intelligence 'old'

Well at least it isnt fabricated... is it?

Monday, August 02, 2004

ic Birmingham - Nurses' award is toy syringe

More on this Evening Mail "Scoop".

Cecimoz: The Chav/Scally Rap!

Heartlands under fire again

As part of our three stars congratulations goody bag, we received a syringe shaped pen. And the Evening Mail had a field day. Again.

I'm the first to criticise, but come on, if you can't tell the difference between a pen and a needle (one has a blunt end and stains your skin blue) then you should really be wearing a t-shirt saying "Do Not Feed". Nanny state gone mad.

Gossip...What people were overheard saying on the London Underground

If only the conversation on the 97 bus were this exciting......

BBC NEWS | World | Americas | US banks under new terror threat

Anyone heard the story of the boy who cried Wolf? After a week of blanket coverage of the Democratic Convention, a little fear can go a long way. Can we trust Kerry to deal with the Al-Queda threat? Wouldn't you be better voting for the guy who's out there fighting terror?

If this is a genuine threat :

1) "Intelligence Officers say meticulous planning has already taken place." Surely the post-911 regulations and legislation such as the "Patriot Act" would spot the threat at an early stage.
2) Financial workers are being urged to go to work. Now this I don't understand. There's a shark in the water, but its safe to go swimming. If indeed the details are correct, then shouldnt the intelligence be keeping the whole thing quiet? Shouldn't they be having quiet words with the managers of the potential target buildings? How about : "We want to scare you, but not enough for you to stay at home and crash the economy?"

Another point worth noting. The Intelligence Agency and the Government speaking with one voice. During all the Iraq enquiries, there was a clear distinction between the government and the intelligence agencies, with Intel taking the fall.

With this article, they're speaking as one again. If the Al-Queda threat is less than genuine, then what does this say about their separation?