Wednesday 12 March 2008
Meanwhile, Matt the Bakiwop is walking for President.
Wednesday 16 January 2008
Evil BBC picture editor – still at large?
Tuesday 18 December 2007
Me and my meme
I’ve been asked to meme. I think this breaks a rule somewhere, but the flesh is weak. I hope it is painless.
1. There are some sweet pea seeds on my table – they are a heritage variety that I grow and propagate every year from self-sown plants. They should be in a paper bag, but where do you get paper bags these days? Shops are hopeless in this regard, addicted as they are to plastic. I think I may have to use an envelope.
2. I’m currently drinking a cup of black Earl Grey tea. I only have milk in my tea when someone else makes it and doesn’t ask if I take milk before liberally applying the bovine lactations. And I only have tea other than Earl Grey when there is no Earl Grey available unless, of course, I’m having a mad day and treating myself to some Darjeeling or lapsang souchong.
3. I have discovered that there is more to vodka than meets the eye. Of course, it probably isn’t sensible to put vodka in your eye, although a quick search of Google reveals umpteen people who are prepared to try it.
4. The above thought reminded me of a link I saw Darren post today which provides top tips for new bloggers. Amongst the tips is this: “If you spend a little time searching before you post, you can probably find your idea well articulated elsewhere already.” Which has probably sent my already weak blogging mojo into hiding completely.
5. I am thinking of getting a new phone as my old phone has a nasty habit of switching itself off at random. But I’m concerned that all the latest models of the candy-bar variety (my preferred phone format) are perfectly rectangular and therefore very difficult to grip. Have these people never heard of ergonomics? I’m quite tempted by the Nokia E51 though.
6. I have never been a Venture Scout. I was in the Cubs though. Dib dib, dob dob.
7. Are we there yet? I’m not a fan of memes and have generally avoided them. However, I’m sure I’ve done more than a couple in the seven years (seven? really?) that this blog has been going. So I will not damn them entirely as somebody would end up searching the archives and I’d end up being hoisted by my own underpants.
8. Right, I’m off now to light the fire.
Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to write a post on their own blog (about their eight things) and post these rules. At the end of your blog, Chose people to get tagged and list their names. Or don’t. Who’s going to check?
I’m tempted to go for a few high profile bloggers like Samuel Pepys or Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, but the first one is dead and the second is unlikely to join in a meme. So, if you are reading this and you have not already done this meme, then consider yourself tagged.
Thursday 15 November 2007
British nuclear weapons were enabled and disabled by a bike lock key. How very British – just as it should be.
Three Gorges Dam causes geological deformation. No surprise really – the weight of water is bound to have this effect.
Graybo updates Amazon wishlist. Christmas is coming, geese need fattening. Or just send cash:
Wednesday 26 September 2007
To me, to you
Wednesday 19 September 2007
We know something you don’t know
DJ Format on YouTube (via b3ta)
Monday 13 August 2007
Monday 16 July 2007
Fate and destiny
Tuesday 8 May 2007
I told you I’d shoot, but you didn’t believe me
Found via John Kricfalusi’s blog, which includes an interesting look at how the cartoon that featured this song, Stimpy’s Invention, came to be made. I’d like a Cheese O’Phone for my birthday, please.
Friday 4 May 2007
TV Gold (slightly tarnished)
Thursday 1 March 2007
Has del.icio.us changed the way I blog?
Oh sorry, were you expecting more? Well, if you insist.
I’ve noticed a similar trend on a few other blogs – the old style of posting a very short entry with a link and short comment (sometimes no comment at all) gives way to a (more-or-less) daily digest of links, most usually with some sort of explanatory note or comment. On the plus side, it means that I am tending to post more links here, which is probably a good thing, but I’m not sure that the links that I’m posting are necessarily that interesting to readers as I tend to use del.icio.us to bookmark things that are of interest to me as well as those that might interest or amuse you. As it is, it possibly renders the “amusing links” category virtually obsolete as I now tend to put those links in via del.icio.us (bl.ood.y d.ot.s!).
Whether it means that I will actually write more longer posts to provide something relatively interesting to read between the link lists is another matter. I do seem to be writing a little more here at the moment, which I think is a good thing (though you may not agree). I may even write something interesting one day, although those of you who have been foolish to hang around for the better part of seven years waiting for that to happen don’t seem to have learned your lesson yet.
I’ve also wondered what del.icio.us and other similar sites might mean for the traditional linklog site. At the moment, sites like Darren’s continue to use the familiar linklog format, with Darren having a link to his del.icio.us feed in the sidebar. But will the social bookmark sites change or even eventually kill off the linklog? Couldn’t Darren simply feed his del.icio.us output into LMG? Or have I missed something?
UPDATE: I should add that I like and admire LMG and would hate for it to die a horrible death. The same goes for Darren.
Friday 19 January 2007
FlashElementTD – via everyone. Way better than the Tower Defense game I linked to a while ago.
Tuesday 2 January 2007
Wednesday 27 December 2006
I actually like sprouts…
…particularly if lightly steamed and then scooted around a pan with a drop of balsamic vinegar and some finely chopped smoky bacon. However, some people…
via LMG who got it from Simon who got it from…
Friday 15 December 2006
I’m finding this game frustrating. No matter what strategy I try, the best score I get is 75. I have even compiled a spreadsheet of the different towers to help me, but I still haven’t got near the creator’s stated high score of 90.
Friday 8 December 2006
Lesser Known Age
Oh dear. Every man of Indian descent must be wincing in the knowledge that this story is currently the most popular on BBC News. And it looks like a BBC wag was the author of the article, with phrases such as
Tuesday 21 November 2006
- Grunty Muck-Lane has a rant about people getting his name wrong. I have the same problem with Graeme Spenser.
- Towns across Europe are removing road signs, wholesale. The Dutch, in particular, are less profligate with road signs than we are in nanny-state Britain, but Hungary tops the list of countries I have visited recently for roadsignlessness. via linkbunnies.
- Looks like we need to buy one of these now that Tom has discovered forward gear when crawling. I’ve been sitting in the conservatory typing this and he has just got halfway here from the living room to see what I’m up to. And I’ve noticed that he is useful for getting the dust from under the stairs – it’s only a matter of time before I can start sending him up chimneys.
- America may finally embrace a dollar coin. About time, in my view. I think there will soon be some enthusiasm here to see the £5 and €5 notes replaced with coins, as they get tatty so quickly.
Thursday 16 November 2006
Thursday 9 November 2006
Look out for the walrus
Friday 27 October 2006
Hoooraaay! Moon Meat Mines On The Moon!
Utterly utterly brilliant! Blode 7: Blode and the Moon Meat Mine. I think Joel may have been snorting dandruff.
If anyone wants to buy me a Blode plushie for an early Christmas present, you’d be my friend until at least next week.
Monday 23 October 2006
I’m still not convinced that SatNav is a good idea. Here is more evidence to prove that I’m better off with a map.
Tuesday 19 September 2006
Sunday 17 September 2006
I’m rich! I’m rich! I’m socially secure!
Cartoon archive, featuring Ali Baba Bunny and the excellent Baseball Bugs. via the linkbunnies.
Tuesday 12 September 2006
How to blatantly avoid doing any work
A guide for the modern workplace. I actually have enough paper on my desk to start a small fire, but my desk is wooden and my office is also wooden, so this may result in a large office fire.
Thursday 10 August 2006
Pointless. Useless. Bound to sell shedloads.
In other wireless news, my high gain antenna has boosted the signal in my office from around 48% to about 65% and resulted in only one dropped connection since installation. So I think we can consider it a qualified success.
Tuesday 8 August 2006
33 things to do before you are 10 years old
How many of these things did you do before your tenth birthday?
Tuesday 18 July 2006
Tuesday 27 June 2006
Wednesday 31 May 2006
Formula G1 – a very fast racing game.
It’s big, it’s heavy, it’s wood
YouTube is not good for productivity.
Banned cartoon collection
1930s and 1940s banned cartoons – some of which are truly offensive, others only mildly so – but only when judged by today’s standards. Back then, it was an entirely normal reflection of current societal norms. Includes Coal Black an’ de Sebben Dwarfs.
Thursday 11 May 2006
Wednesday 10 May 2006
Pendulumeca. All in Japanese or something, but you’ll figure it out. Quite different from the usual game fodder.
Thursday 4 May 2006
New Weebl and Bob, with guest appearance by Stephen Hawking. No, really.
Friday 7 April 2006
Don’t be oppressed by the window
Wednesday 5 April 2006
I subscribe to dictionary.com’s Word Of The Day email thingummy – which, usually, throws up interesting and unusual words that might broaden one’s vocabulary. But today’s word? Hmm.
Wednesday 22 March 2006
When BBC Weather goes bad
Blimey. Best head to the shops for some ice creams and sunblock.
Tuesday 14 March 2006
I was listening to the radio this morning and was heartened to learn that today is International Pie Day. I had visions of celebrating with some pastry-surrounded-meat concoction.
Unfortunately, it turns out that today is International Pi Day, which is far less exciting.
Friday 3 March 2006
The BBC has been featuring public information films on their website recently and invited readers to make and submit their own. The results can be found here and they are excellent. I particularly liked Pylon Peril.
Wednesday 1 March 2006
Mind Your Marbles. Simple, addictive.
Flash breast simulator
Ermmm. Almost certainly NSFW. via Cal, amongst others.
Wednesday 15 February 2006
My cat’s got knees. Musical madness from Joel Veitch.
Thursday 2 February 2006
Saturday 21 January 2006
Monday 16 January 2006
Cubefield – one of the best Flash games that I’ve seen for a while, falling into the simple-yet-addictive category.
Wednesday 11 January 2006
Weebl and Bob episode 100 in which, clearly inspired by the Simpsons or Harry Potter, a character dies.
Tuesday 27 December 2005
Does it pay to run towards shelter when it is raining? With real maths, apparently.
Thursday 22 December 2005
Notice that everyone is on their last day at work today? You can tell by the way that they are doing nothing other than sending ecards to everyone in their address book to give them something to do until the Christmas sherry is opened at lunch time (bought from the discount bin at the Co-op, no doubt). So far I’ve had five and, thankfully, only one of them was musical. Mind you, that’s two more than the number of actual cards that I’ve received and one of them wasn’t even made of card!
In other news, go over to Scaryduck and give him a well-deserved HONK. I think I might have to make some sort of New Year’s Resolution about finally getting around to doing something about upgrading my existing crop of post-name letters (from ACIM to MCIM) and adding to them (with the words "Chartered Marketer"). This will mean study and evenings in seminars, but it will be worth it – one of my competitors has the upgraded version of my letterage and I want to be seen to out-do him.
And in yet other news, I see that the WordPress 2.0 will be released on Boxing Day. I feel a festive upgrade coming on, which might resolve the issues with the non-functioning archives and the malfunctioning comments. On the other hand, it might make no difference at all.
Wednesday 21 December 2005
Captain Suave vs A Large Monkey
Level all crear
Amusing oriental game involving cubes. It takes a few minutes to figure out what’s going on, but is pretty easy to work out even if you can’t read Japanese.
Bob’s guide to dealing with ghosts. How handy.
Thursday 1 December 2005
Bake me three
Tuesday 22 November 2005
Turbo Spirit XT
I remember games like this on those enormous consoles that used to be in bowling alleys back around 1989. Class.
Much as I detest all things Christmas-related before the advent of Advent, I must point you to Secret Santa who is abroad once more. I’ve signed up, so be sure that you do.
Tuesday 15 November 2005
Are you a London Underground anorak? Would you like to be? In either case, all you need to know can be found at District Dave’s Underground Site, including exciting updates on the installation of runback protection equipment.
If you are not an anorak, nor aspire to be, then I recommend rushing over to Scary’s site for a quick game of Mornington Crescent.
Monday 14 November 2005
Weebl and Bob become goths. Now with soft toys!
Tuesday 1 November 2005
Two nations divided by a common language
Tuesday 25 October 2005
Handy tips for anyone considering murder
Tip #1: it isn’t a good idea to attempt to dispose of the body by burying it in concrete as it will probably be found.
Tip #2: it isn’t a good idea to attempt to move the body by carrying it as a pillion passenger on your motorcycle.
That is all.
Monday 17 October 2005
Nine hours later…
Making Fiends 20. The last episode in season two. We’ll have to wait and see if there will be a third series.
Sunday 16 October 2005
Last night, as a special treat for our wedding anniversary, we headed up to the Trinity Theatre in Tunbridge Wells to see the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players, who played with support from Langhorne Slim.
Slim played some folksy bluegrass songs, mostly about lost love and failed relationships, with sprinklings of humour and wry observation and even a smattering of audience participation. Pretty good, although he failed to really get the Tunbridge Wells audience going. Mind you, it has to be said that it usually takes quite something to get the Tunbridge Wells audience going – free canapés and a glass of bubbly generally do the trick, both of which were lacking for this gig.
After the interval, the main attraction took the stage. Hels said afterwards that if you didn’t have your surreal head on, you weren’t going to get this outfit – and Tunbridge Wells doesn’t do surreal very well. I think about 10 people in the audience really got the hang of what was being achieved before them.
The Trachtenburgs are a three piece outfit, consisting of Jason on keyboards, guitar and lead vocals, his wife Tina Piña on slide projector and daughter Rachel (aged a somewhat precocious 11 years) on drums and backing vocals. Yes, you read that correctly – not slide guitar, but slide projector. The premise here is that the Trachtenburgs collect 35mm transparency collections from thrift stores, pawn shops, car boot fairs and so on. They then reinterpret them to music, on stage, whilst wearing the worst 1970s fashions (not overstated parody fashions, mind you, but those subtly bad items from that era).
The songs, of course, are just as awful as the photographs that they are played to. Crossing just about every genre under the sun, from prog rock to gospel, songs such as Look At Me and the five-part McDonald’s rock opera (incorporating the totemic What Will The Corporation Do?) amusingly take the mickey out of the innocents portrayed in the slides – though none could exactly be described as sing-along. But the awfulness is part of the act, coupled with the polished amateurness of the performers (complete with Rachel’s persistent gum chewing and Jason’s asides about how something always goes wrong with their shows) and an amusing mid-set Q&A session.
The set was rather let down by lacklustre sound quality in the Trinity, meaning that some of Jason’s lyrics were indistinct – rather important when the lyrics relate so closely to the content of the slides on show. The crazy distortion that resulted from projecting onto a full height screen from a projector sat on the floor actually added to the surreality of the performance, although I’m not sure if that was intentional.
If you get the chance, go and see them whilst they are on tour. But try to pick a venue where the audience might appreciate it.
Thursday 13 October 2005
Tuesday 11 October 2005
Sunday 9 October 2005
Rock paper scissors
Rock paper scissors to end the war. Genius.
Monday 3 October 2005
Ostrich Jump – jump over cacti with your ostrich. A pretty unremarkable game apart from the fact that the cacti look like enormous green willies.
Wednesday 28 September 2005
PlanetX – Jupiter Lander with bells on.
Wednesday 21 September 2005
Monday 19 September 2005
Avast ye! Tis ye Official Talk Like A Pirate Day, so be sure to answer ye telephone with a loud "Yarr!", ye scurvy scalliwags!
Meanwhile, congratulations to our friends David and Andi who are now proud parents to Kate, born last Monday. Ah-arr!
Thursday 8 September 2005
The History of The World According to Weebl and Bob – Medieval Times. Features codpieces, so possibly NSFW.
Saturday 3 September 2005
Games for the weekend
Thursday 1 September 2005
Unidentified gobs of goo
Making Fiends, episode 19. Hopefully, in episode 20 we will get an explanation of how Charlotte breathes underwater.
And I still feel sorry for Grudge.
Sunday 21 August 2005
Never iron your cat when wet
Bob’s Guide To Cat Owning. (Possibly LSFW).
Friday 12 August 2005
Games for your Friday coffee break
MuscoMorpha – absolutely vile game (but strangely compelling).
Worm 3D – not strictly 3D in that the worm only moves in two, but it is presented in an isometric view, so a good variation on the theme.
Thursday 11 August 2005
BBC picture editor and breasts – again
Tuesday 9 August 2005
Monday 8 August 2005
For those that have not discovered it already, Google now offer a facility to personalize their homepage. I now have mine set up so that it not only has the familiar Google search box, but also news headlines from three sources, the weather forecast, the comments RSS feed from this site, the latest news on Sussex cricket and Brighton football as well as the word of the day and quote of the day. I’m sure that, given time, I could make even more useful.
Star Fly 3
Star Fly 3 – another Asteroids-with-bells-on game.
Monday 1 August 2005
Beeb picture editor obsessed with breasts?
We all remember that the BBC News picture editor used to have a good line in comedy picture captions. Well, it can now be revealed that the same picture editor is clearly obsessed with breasts. Take a look at these example pictures:
New Big Brother contestant has large breasts as helpfully pointed out by the hand on the right hand side of the image.
Visitors to Viennese gallery have large breasts, although somehow I feel that the two people pictured are probably not representative of visitors to the Leopold.
Funky Truck 4WD
Funky Truck 4WD – I think I might prefer the original.
Tuesday 26 July 2005
I think I’ve linked to the Salad Fingers cartoons before. Episode 6 is now online. I should warn you that these cartoons are probably not for the mentally unsound. They are truly disturbing, not least for the excellent and atmospheric Boards of Canada music in the background.
Monday 25 July 2005
Sunday 24 July 2005
In Grow, you must try and drag the items at the side of the screen to the centre in the correct order. Sounds easy enough, doesn’t it? There are only eight items after all.
The question is, if it is so easy, why have I ben struggling with it for nearly an hour?
Friday 22 July 2005
Not Afraid Tube Challenge
You know, I’m half-tempted to have a go at this. Problem is that I have to be in the Netherlands at the end of the last week in August. But it could be fun to do.
Comic strip for geeks (really rather good).
Sunday 17 July 2005
Alias Runner – for petrolheads.
In the absence of anything new from Weebl, here’s a story about a missing pie (NSFW).
Monday 11 July 2005
Looking for my leopard
Friday 8 July 2005
Tuesday 5 July 2005
As belated tribute to the late, great Richard Whiteley, here’s an amusing video clip (not work safe).
Wednesday 29 June 2005
Sunday 26 June 2005
When you look at this logo (which belongs to one of my clients), what do you see?
Tuesday 14 June 2005
Interesting theory about the possibility of artificially creating every possible television image.
Google will have all the pictures to cover all the Olympics that could possibly be arranged and all the pic-tures to put together every Super Bowl that could ever be played. They would have a bunch of new epi-sodes of Friends and all the seasons of Lost that could ever be produced…
It would need a computer the size of Manhattan to make it work, but an interesting theory nonetheless.
Monday 13 June 2005
Remember Grange Hill? Ever wondered where it was filmed and what those places look like today? Then wonder no more!
(I bet you now have that theme music going around and around and around…)
Tuesday 7 June 2005
Jaguar Urban Golf – good coffee break entertainment.
Sunday 5 June 2005
One for the boys
Rachel Stevens gets fruity and gives a very important message.
There’s a long (and probably not very interesting) story about how I was given my first instruction in checking for testicular cancer from a much-older woman whilst standing alongside the A24 one evening when I was in my very early twenties. But I’ll not bore you with it.
Sith in short
Can’t be bothered to sit through the latest Star Wars movie? Then read this handy (and amusing) short version of the script. via the linkbunnies.
Friday 3 June 2005
Simple. Silly. Addictive. Just how we like them.
Tuesday 24 May 2005
Driving Miss Crazy
Short film (but loooong download).
Monday 23 May 2005
Monday 16 May 2005
nope, can’t figure out what is going on here – it would help if I read Japanese, I guess. Just click on things and eventually things happen. Then more clicky things appear. You click. Things happen. And so on. And then he flies away. Which is kind of sad.
Friday 13 May 2005
Safety in numbers
Thursday 12 May 2005
A mobile phone packed into an old bakolite rotary dial telephone. Probably wouldn’t fit in your pocket.
Tuesday 3 May 2005
Turbotanks – hard. I can’t get past level 4. But brilliant, nonetheless.
Tuesday 26 April 2005
Tobby – ideal relaxation for when you’re having a coffee just as you’ve got home from driving through the driving rain all day. Rescue the dog tied to the rocket by peeing on the fuse. Wacky Japanese(?) fun.
Sunday 24 April 2005
Thursday 21 April 2005
High Wheels game. Potentially infuriating.
Wednesday 20 April 2005
Tuesday 19 April 2005
Google Maps UK
Google Maps has been launched in beta for the UK and seems to be potentially useful (although I’m not sure about the map on the launch page, which shows the position of Great Britain relative to Newfoundland!). However, a quick look at Ruralville revealed several roads depicted on the map that simply do not exist (they are either footpaths or private drives and farm tracks – I looked at some nearby MoD land on the map and found tracks displayed that are definitely off-limits).
I’ve also tried the driving directions feature, using the journey between home and my parents as the test. It seems that Google doesn’t know the difference between "left", "right" and "straight ahead" – there are several glaring errors in the directions offered to me. I’ll stick to the AA driving directions qwhich are generally accurate, even if their journeyt times are almost always hopelessly optimistic.
Boris on the doorstep
This story made me laugh until there were tears in my eyes. Why would anyone toothbrush their caravan?
Cityscape. My best score so far is 36/60.
Friday 15 April 2005
Wednesday 13 April 2005
Tuesday 5 April 2005
A short animation all about mannirs (work safe). Lovely.
Monday 4 April 2005
Episode 17 now has subtitles for those that do not speak Bulgarian.
Friday 1 April 2005
Google Gulp! With a bit of self-parody, it seems:
Man, if you pressure us, you just drive us away. We’ll commit when we’re ready, okay? Besides, what’s so great about taking things out of beta? It ruins all the romance, the challenge, the possibilities, the right to explore. Carpe diem, ya know? Maybe we’re jaded, but we’ve seen all these other companies leap headlong into 1.0, thinking their product is exactly what they’ve been dreaming of all their lives, that everything is perfect and hunky-dory – and the next thing you know some vanilla copycat release from Redmond is kicking their butt, the Board is holding emergency meetings and the CEO is on CNBC blathering sweatily about "a new direction" and "getting back to basics". No thanks, man. We like our freedom.
An April Fool’s Special, it seems.
Thursday 31 March 2005
Ages ago (I mean, like, years dude), I linked to this NSFW music video and thought it was really, um, kicking. It still is, but hasn’t it dated badly? I mean, who moves files around on 3.5in disks any more?
(Incidentally, in case you were wondering why I was thinking about this today, it’s because H and I had a conversation about the word "copacetic" the other day, and this choon features that word).
Wednesday 23 March 2005
Will this make me buy a Dyson cleaner? Nope.
Tuesday 22 March 2005
Has your pet recently popped its clogs? Before you dig a hole at the bottom of the garden and leave it for the worms, why not consider having it made into a Pet Pillow? For just US$65, you can have your favourite moggy, erm, stuffed and throw him/her onto the sofa.
I mean, would you sit on a dead cat?
And who would want a "domestic cow pillow"?
(link via the LNR Cat Blog).
And the dirt is goooone!
If you haven’t seen the Cillit Bang! Remix, it’s worth a look.
Sunday 20 March 2005
New Weebl and Bob. And Monkey.
Wednesday 16 March 2005
The ghost of Tommy Cooper
Budget day today. The BBC has used this picture of Gordon Brown on their front page:
I felt that he needed a fez:
Just like that!
Rainy day schedule
Making Fiends, episode 16. Featuring a dictionary. Of words.
Thursday 10 March 2005
The CCL Game
The CCL Game – slightly addictive box-moving silliness.
Wednesday 9 March 2005
It’s a Goal
It’s A Goal 2 ready by the end of March. Productivity? What productivity?
Tuesday 8 March 2005
Rewarding bad behaviour
Pah! A further example of the wrong message sent out by football! Online football top trumps where a player with a higher number of yellow cards beats a player that has received fewer yellow cards. Shocking!
Monday 7 March 2005
You know, I’m always completely ditracted by things like this.
Sunday 6 March 2005
More cartoon strips
Following on from the recent Garfield archive, here’s a complete archive of Calvin and Hobbes strips.
Saturday 5 March 2005
Anyone for tennis?
Remember that godawful film, Wimbledon? There’s a pretty good Flash tennis game on the film’s website. Once you crack the serve, winning becomes much easier.
Thursday 3 March 2005
Baby name wizard
Wednesday 2 March 2005
Tuesday 1 March 2005
Complete history of Garfield strips. I think the older ones were better than the more recent ones.
Plumbing the depths
I’ve just had a spam email advertising fixmyproperty.com. The email contains this image:
Now, I’m a very happily married man, so I have to be careful with what I say here. However, it is my reckoning that there are a lot of single blokes who wouldn’t mind if an engineer like the one illustrated was to visit their home and, um, sort out their plumbing, as it were. The question is, are you more likely to click on an image like the one shown in the email in order to get to their site, or on an image like the ones used once you reach that site (example below)?
World Jump Day
World Jump Day – July 20th 2006. Apparently, World Jump Day will "stop global warming, extend daytime hours and create a more homogenous climate". Alternatively, the Earth will be flung out of orbit and disappear into the far reaches of the galaxy in a Space 1999-stylee.
Monday 28 February 2005
The Cat Came Back
Saturday 26 February 2005
A photo with a mile
From the Statue of Liberty to the Golden Gate Bridge – one photo for every mile.
Friday 25 February 2005
Lunar Mouse 2
Thursday 24 February 2005
Everyone Poops – well, I do anyway. Do you?
Wednesday 23 February 2005
Tuesday 15 February 2005
Pass the HP sauce
Did you know that it is National Chip Week? Well you do now. So, to celebrate, H and I are off to the pub tonight for a curry.
Or have we missed the point?
UPDATE: apparently we’re staying in and having cod. More updates as events warrant.
Monday 14 February 2005
A different world
Inside the mind of an autistic savant. Utterly fascinating.
Saturday 12 February 2005
Boy exploserous laser
Team Laser Explosion are back!
Sunday 6 February 2005
Pathetic motorways. The inner geek slips out – I actually find this site quite interesting.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ll just go and find my anorak, thermos, notepad and glasses held together with sticky tape.
Friday 4 February 2005
Palantir – simple, yet addictive game.
FeuerFrei Movie. w00t!
Thursday 3 February 2005
Basketball type game with groovy sounds.
For all you news addicts out there – keep up with global events in graphic form, updated every twenty minutes.
Tuesday 1 February 2005
You are my friendetta
Monday 31 January 2005
Saturday 29 January 2005
All in foreign – just click anywhere and see how many blobs get caught in the subsequent chain reaction.
Wednesday 26 January 2005
25 years of news
Newsnight is celebrating 25 years – take a look at some of the clips. I particularly enjoyed Olenka Frenkiel carrying a piece of the Berlin Wall in to the studio and dumping it on the desk in front of Peter Snow.
Friday 21 January 2005
Thursday 20 January 2005
Wednesday 19 January 2005
Waving around your fire hose
Firefighter game. I actually have waved a firehose around. Insert your own smutty remarks here.
The truth about the new Airbus is revealed at B3ta.
Tuesday 18 January 2005
Getting the bird
…or the rabbit. Virtual falconry.
The long way round
OK, here’s something for you to play with. Go to MapPoint on MSN and enter your starting city as Haugesund (it’s in Norway) and your destination as Trondheim (also in Norway) – a fairly plausible journey for a Norwegian to undertake, or for that matter, an Englishman taking the Newcastle to Haugesund ferry.
Now ponder on why MapPoint suggests that you take a 47 hour journey travelling through seven other countries (yes, SEVEN – England, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and back to Norway), including two ferries and the Channel Tunnel.
What does this say about Microsoft? (And can anyone explain how their database could get it so wrong?)
Saturday 15 January 2005
Mark Mardell’s Africa diary, with real personal content with amusing asides. Perhaps there is hope for BBC-sponsored quasi-blogging(™ Vaughan!) after all?
Friday 14 January 2005
Couple name child Yahoo! A mad Romanian story! Hurrah! We haven’t had one of these in literally ages.
Wednesday 12 January 2005
Monday 10 January 2005
Extreme farm simulator
I can see Lord Percy laughing Stuart Hall-style at this one. Shoot the UFOs before they can abduct all your cows whilst avoiding the falling bombs – genius!
Meanwhile, I’ll be collating and stapling application forms (just in case my wife or sister-in-law think I’m not doing any work).
I’ve just had a spam mail that has offered me the opportunity (according to the subject line) to "become a mammoth". What a great idea! With my amazing bulk, huge hairy coat and impressive tusks, I could walk around Ruralville striking fear into both of the customers at the post office! I could become a special attraction at the pub to help draw in more custom! I could even carry the shopping home from the supermarket without using a polluting car and provide an ample supply of manure for the garden! It seems like a win-win situation to me – where do I sign up?
The instructions are all in foreign for this game, but the essence is that you click to make the birdy go up, try to collect the ickle birdies and avoid hitting the clouds or the floor.
Now I must get back to writing exciting contracts and mailing out thrilling application forms, but I thought that I should give you something more interesting to do than watching the rain drops roll down your office window.
Saturday 8 January 2005
Dirty computer screen? You need this.
Friday 7 January 2005
BBC News – Seagulls fans (i.e. Attila the Stockbroker) release single in support of stadium campaign. And it looks like it’ll be in the top ten singles this week.
Whatever your footballing persuasion, buy it now and show support for the stadium campaign. Remember – it could be your club next.
Thursday 6 January 2005
Blob Farm – move the blobs away from the puddle of goo and other things that might kill them.
Wednesday 5 January 2005
Chris the Ninja Pirate 2. Yarr!
Tuesday 4 January 2005
Spending a penny
Silly possibly, but quite addictive once you get into it.
Friday 24 December 2004
The Captain has NO need for biscuits
Thursday 23 December 2004
Tobby, with instructions in Japanese.
Tuesday 21 December 2004
Nordic Chill, ja!
Thursday 16 December 2004
Holy poop on a stick
I singeth not, ’tis blasphemous
Making Fiends 14 in which Vendetta gets the last laugh.
Wednesday 15 December 2004
Monday 13 December 2004
Pass the parcel
I’ve started so I’ll finish
Remember the MasterMind board game with the little coloured pegs? Online version.
Warning! May waste your time
Top Dog World War 1 game. I can see Lord Percy playing this all afternoon.
Sunday 12 December 2004
Mini Pool 2
Thursday 9 December 2004
Speedy Santa – almost certainly easier with a mouse than with a touchpad.
Wednesday 24 November 2004
As Davo points out, "Flipper come home" just sounds silly.
New Making Fiends, featuring Carl.
Tuesday 23 November 2004
Tuesday 9 November 2004
Bad pun alert
Tuesday 2 November 2004
Weird Honda-sponsored rabbit and carrot game. Has addiction potential.
Cactus and Son – Halloween Special. Very sweary, as usual.
Wednesday 6 October 2004
Dave on conkers.
Hmm. Must call Dave when I get paid for the flat.
Tuesday 5 October 2004
I’m not really sure this class is a democracy
Making Fiends Episode 12 – a little bit of politics.
Monday 4 October 2004
Pie corrupts. Absolute pie corrupts absolutely.
Thursday 30 September 2004
Thursday 23 September 2004
Wednesday 22 September 2004
The zombies were having fun, the party had just begun!
Tuesday 21 September 2004
From Boris Johnson’s shiny new weblog (which is clearly going to be the most avidly watched new blog of 2004 – eat your hearts out Belle de Jour and Wil Wheaton!) comes Boris’s sage advice to women who are experiencing difficult pregnancies – get on the teacups at Legoland. Utter class.
Up the rear
Meanwhile, over at wysiwyg, Steve worries about children’s television.
Thursday 16 September 2004
Bat and mouse
Wednesday 15 September 2004
Tuesday 14 September 2004
Not for those of a nervous disposition
Steady Jap Hand – ideal for practising your mouse control skills.
Tower Blaster – good mindless fun.
Nothing says "class" like a bag made of meat
New Weebl. Niiiiice.
Monday 13 September 2004
Meat and two veg
Remember the BBC online picture comedy caption writer? I think he’s still at large.
I like to pretend to be cheese! I’m double cream brie!
Making Fiends – episode 11. Without doubt, the best Fiends episode yet.
Friday 3 September 2004
You know I like simple-yet-infuriating games. Try PixelField.
Wednesday 25 August 2004
Wednesday 18 August 2004
BorisWatch – all Boris Johnson, all the time.
Ever wondered where mannequins come from? No, nor had I, but now we all know.
Tuesday 10 August 2004
Benny on the loose
I’m currently reading Bill Bryson’s A Short History Of Nearly Everything. (I know it doesn’t say that in the sidebar. I know I’m bad at updating. Bear with me.)
Today, Scaryduck thoughtfully provides the missing chapter.
Thursday 5 August 2004
Busy busy pop busy
No, I don’t know what that title means either.
Anyway, highlight of the day so far was receiving the Uborka Mix CD, a truly yayworthy event if ever there was one.
Lowlight of the week was reducing the flat price again. If it doesn’t sell by the end of the month, then young Dave will probably get a phone call (yes, I know I’ve said that before, but we kept hoping).
And this is bloody difficult.
Tuesday 3 August 2004
…Lord Percy, with sightings of Matt and Rachel.
BubbleFun – better in two player format, but worth playing against the server nonetheless.
Monday 2 August 2004
David Fawcett should really be a blogger – I think he’d be very good at it. His pictures are simple, low key and possibly even not that artistically accomplished. But the genius is in the titles and the spirit that they catch. We saw his work at an exhibition in Tunbridge Wells on Saturday – he was there, being immensely jovial and good-natured (and as tall as he depicts himself in his paintings). You can see his work here. I particularly like "Quiet Fart" – I think we’ve all been there.
Tuesday 27 July 2004
Does it come in pink?
Caption competition submission at Uborka.
Thursday 22 July 2004
Flying over foreign territory
I’ve been at it again. Posting at Uborka. Sorry.
Wednesday 21 July 2004
Cactus and Son. Warning: very sweary and guaranteed to offend.
Pokia – retro phones of the future.
Dave on the Railway Hotel.
Tuesday 20 July 2004
Everybody loves Magical Trevor.
Tuesday 13 July 2004
Sunday 11 July 2004
The last episode of series one of Making Fiends is out, with a cliffhanger ending! Series two will begin in September, we are told.
Sunday 4 July 2004
Saturday 3 July 2004
The Office of Anode and Cathode – took me a while but I got there in the end.
Friday 2 July 2004
Elephant, possibly the most mad game I’ve seen in months.
Thursday 1 July 2004
Better than Kenya
Shamelessly stolen links
Two links nicked from Uborka:
Broadband is best, kiddies.
Friday 25 June 2004
Pikea part 3, featuring eyebrows.
Thursday 24 June 2004
Worst interiors of 1974
Wallpaper* magazine would love some of these.
Wednesday 23 June 2004
FourPong – Pong with four paddles and two balls. Possibly the best Pong variant I’ve seen yet.
Sunday 20 June 2004
Wednesday 16 June 2004
Wednesday? Thursday? Sunday? Who knows?
The days continue to blend into a sea of work, but at least I was home by 7.15 tonight, and ticked off several major tasks during the day. Coming home to trans-Atlantic answerphone messages is cheering too. As was finding that one of the local papers has got a chunk of editorial about my event this weekend.
- amusing place names near you, via his 2p
- The latest yeti and penguin based silliness
- West Dean have information about my event this weekend on their website – click on "events"
- Salvador Dalik – possibly the best thing on B3ta in ages
Possibly in questionable taste, but this Ronald Reagan tribute is really rather good.
Thursday 10 June 2004
I know it isn’t particularly busy here at the moment – that’s largely because I’ve been entertaining the troops, Vera Lynn stylee, over at Uborka – and there’ll be cocktails there tomorrow.
This could be the last time
I’ve just been down to Committee Room Number 2 at County Hall to cast my vote – almost certainly the last time I shall do it there. A shame really, as it is rather a beautiful walk to and from there, along Tower Street, with a lovely view of the Cathedral. And speaking of the Cathedral, I passed the bishop on his way to vote as I left.
If that is as interesting as dishwater, then try the latest Weebl.
Tuesday 8 June 2004
Class I spam
It’s rare that you get a really good quality spam message these days, advertising a product that might genuinely be useful, but today I received a spam promoting this site, although I’m not sure about the idea of marrying your brother, sister or best friend.
Happiness is buying the latest marketing book.
Happiness is also having a successful meeting with the bank manager, a successful meeting with a client and actually achieving quite a bit today.
Happiness also comes in the form of wasting time on silly games and actually seeing the transit of Venus (with the aid of a welding visor).
Monday 7 June 2004
You are keeping up with my Incomplete Lexicon of Luuuurrvve over at Uborka, aren’t you?
Tuesday 1 June 2004
Go look at SheepFilms. I’m sure I pointed to it before, but it’s still genius.
Monday 31 May 2004
You never give me fleas
Excellent new episode of Making Fiends, featuring the brilliant No.2 Pencil Song.
Friday 28 May 2004
Weebl and Bob go to the shops. Or do they?
Tuesday 25 May 2004
Little Otik abroad
I’m frighteningly short of time for creating content here, so apologies for that.
Even more short of time than me is Lord Percy, who is moving house this week. However, he has found time to do some PhotoShop wizardry on Little Otik:
Which seems as good an opportunity as any to launch a new picture editing competition. (You can find the results from the last one here – apologies for some of the broken image links – they’re on my old desktop which is currently mothballed and won’t resurface until we move in to our new home).
As usual, the prize will be a pack of pickled onion flavour Monster Munch (which, as Ade will vouch, is unlikely to ever be delivered), with firm handshakes for the runners-up.
For all the details, click here.
Thursday 20 May 2004
A case of the crabs
Nick Bounty – A Case of the Crabs – ideal for wasting an hour or so.
Thursday 6 May 2004
Online Spirograph type thingy.
Weebl’s Kenya – the live action version. (Warning: Quicktime movie).
Wednesday 5 May 2004
Behold the power of graybo!
Friday 30 April 2004
If you use the Brittany Ferries online booking form, it is possible to book a foot passenger with trailer and rear mounted bicycle rack.
Travel comparison for you. I need to get from Gien in France to my office in dear old Blighty.
- train to Caen, ferry to Portsmouth (overnight), train to Chichester – about £100
- train to Paris, Eurostar to Waterloo, train to Chichester – about £200
- train to Paris, Air France to Gatwick, train to Chichester – about £530 (plus metro and train from Gare de Lyon to CDG airport)
- train to Paris, bmi British Midland to Heathrow, tube+train to Chichester – about £65 (plus metro and train as above)
I like easy choices.
Wot no ceasefire?
Chad army deploys on Sudan border.
We should be taking this seriously, of course, but what a fantastic headline!
(If the country was called Kilroy, this post would make much more sense to American readers).
Wednesday 28 April 2004
Friday 23 April 2004
New Making Fiends.
Friday 16 April 2004
Their logo is better than ours
New Team Laser Explosion.
Thursday 15 April 2004
Addictive puzzle game. That’s made your day utterly unproductive.
Tuesday 30 March 2004
How to build a computer for almost nothing at all. Complete with rabbit.
Friday 26 March 2004
Holy weblink, Batman!
Wednesday 24 March 2004
Simple but infuriating
We like simple games. Oh yes. But infuriating ones?
Thursday 18 March 2004
World of Lino
New Weebl. Better out than in.
Wednesday 17 March 2004
Penguin. Yeti. Sea lions. You know the drill by now. I’ve just scored 337.79 (total 1288.18). Beat that.
Today is a good day for pie
Tuesday 16 March 2004
Monday 15 March 2004
Like dub? Like playing about with gismos on the web? Then you’ll love this. Turn up the sound and play!
The Life of Yaks. An "educational" film.
Tuesday 9 March 2004
Castle Cat, complete with Daffy Duck voiceover.
Friday 5 March 2004
The flavour is brick
Wednesday 3 March 2004
It’s ages since we’ve had a new Pong variant. Here’s one that’s dead hard when played with a touchpad.
Friday 27 February 2004
Sheep dog trials. Mind the tractor.
Thursday 26 February 2004
Monday 23 February 2004
You’re just jealous
Chichester people are smug. Not only that, but we are happy to be better than you too.
Saturday 21 February 2004
Thursday 12 February 2004
Penguins, a yeti and a baseball bat is soooooo yesterday, dude.
Penguins, a yeti, snowballs and Orca the Whale is the next big thing, I tells ya.
Tuesday 10 February 2004
I should be doing something useful
Satisfy your destructive tendencies with this game.
Sunday 8 February 2004
Wednesday 4 February 2004
Oh look. There’s a comet.
Tuesday 3 February 2004
Tom on the subject of shampoo.
Beer tonight with Greg, Aris, Kearn, Paul C and various usual suspects. Gratitude to Julie for the lift home.
Humour over at the ‘spool. I reckon a 304 bra would sell well.
Excuse the continuing silence here. At the moment, I am bringing new meaning to the word "busy".
Amuse yourselves with the latest Weebl until normal service is resumed.
Thursday 22 January 2004
OK, so maybe the world and its wife have linked to this, but Penguin Baseball is fantastic, inducing Stuart Hall style laughing in Graybo Towers.
Alternatively, try some dolphin insanity. Both links via B3ta.
Wednesday 21 January 2004
Why work? Play instead! You know you want to!
Monday 19 January 2004
Thursday 15 January 2004
Wednesday 14 January 2004
Because you don’t have enough to fill your day already…. Vertigolf.
Friday 9 January 2004
Too many pies
New Weebl and Blob.
Thursday 8 January 2004
If anyone can explain the purpose of this, I’d be glad. Either way, it’s very pretty if a little drug-fuelled.
Monday 5 January 2004
Wednesday 24 December 2003
My part in Hitler’s downfall..
I find this to be strangely amusing.
Tuesday 23 December 2003
Monday 22 December 2003
Who needs expensive gizmos when the Net is full of games like A.Blast that you can play for free?
Friday 12 December 2003
Weebl and Bob
New Weebl and Bob….. here.
Wednesday 10 December 2003
Fan and ball
It’s been linked everywhere, but this game is simple, infuriating and wonderfully executed.
Making Fiends episode 6, featuring an extra extra extra extra extra large flea collar.