April 1, 2000
April 2, 2000
[misc] BBC News asks: Could you ditch your mobile?
[GM] Nice Grant Morrison Interview.
[funny] Report from The Onion: New E-Toilet To Revolutionize On-Line Shitting. “In the near future everyone will shit on-line.”
[hell] According to the BBC the Church of England is about to reignite the fires of hell!
April 6, 2000
newsUnlimited asks: Would you get baptised just to please your dying father? No. [Text Only]
April 9, 2000
April 10, 2000
[tech] Zdnet provides an interesting history of MP3. You can’t stop the music…
[tech] Suck on skins: We have seen the future, and it is damned hard to use.
[comics] BBC News reports that Dan Dare is fifty.
[mayor for london] Livinstone suggests that the international financial system kills more people than Hitler did in WWII every year.
April 12, 2000
[nazi] Steve Bell’s brilliant cartoon on Irving.
[personal shite] Just thought of a title for a great war comic: VICAR WITH A GUN (IN MONTE CASSINO). [It saddens me to admit that I am thirty years old and still think of stuff like that… What is wrong with me?]
April 13, 2000
[onion] David Irving would probably agree with the Onion on this: Did Six Million Really Visit The Holocaust Museum?
[Comics] Frank Miller to do a sequel to Batman: Dark Knight Returns?
April 14, 2000
[news] Shergar is still missing in action.
April 15, 2000
[funny] Superfriends Whassup?
April 16, 2000
[tech] Computer’s rot childrens brains reports newsUnlimited.
April 17, 2000
[comics] The 2000AD Links Project is full of interesting web sites about the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic.
[south park] nme interviews South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
April 18, 2000
[comics] Alan’s Moore’s Twilight of the Superheroes can still be found on the web — if you know where to look. . ‘We have a powerful and intense sequence where Superman manages to smash his way through a lot of the alien forces single-handed while being ring-whipped by the Lanterns, only to finally be beaten to death in single combat by the massive and frighteningly powerful Sodal Yat.’
[comics] Whatever happened to Joe Matt?
April 19, 2000
[comics] Steve Bell’s favourite comics.
[web] DigiGuide is a great web application which allows you to download TV schedules for UK TV programmes and view them off-line.
[news] newsUnlimited meets the oldest women and man in the world. [Text Only] “Draining the last from another bottle of beer he stands up, clutching his documents. ‘Right, I’ve had enough. I want everyone to fuck off because I’m tired.’ He walked off, leaving a little pile of empty beer bottles and two cigarette ends, marking his place in time”
[mayor for london] Another webapp to help you choose your mayor: VoteMonkey [requires Java]
[weblogs] Well it had to happen: newsUnlimited has a weblog.
April 20, 2000
[news] Ricky leaves Eastenders… newsUnlimited has the story [Text Only]and so does BBC News [low graphics]. From newsUnlimited: “Ricky stumbled onto our screens in 1988, and fate has pissed mercilessly into his eyes ever since. It’s been nothing but disappointment, heartbreak, humiliation and plodding, battleship-grey drudgery. And while he may not have suffered with dignity – there’s nothing dignified about him – he has at least avoided pulling an “Arthur Fowler” and plunging into full-blown mental unhingery. Until now.”
[comics] Box Office Poison is one of my favorite comics at the moment.
April 21, 2000
[comics] Pretty unbelievable rumour: Michael Jackson and Stan Lee to buy Marvel comics? [check out the “Who’s bad” Section]
April 23, 2000
[comics] What is Hypertime?
[tech] Microsoft makes another attempt to hide support for DOS in the lastest version of Windows.
April 24, 2000
[y2k] newsUnlimited asks if we were conned by the computer industry over y2k? [Text Only]
[quote] “We’re the Sweeney son, and we haven’t had any dinner!”
April 25, 2000
[history] newsUnlimited reports on six men who survived for seven months on the Antarctic coast in 1912 after being left by the ill fated Captain Scott with rations for seven weeks and no winter clothing. [Text Only] “What, after all, are a few months of darkness and blubber lamps,” Levick asks, “when we have an allowance of a couple of pipes a day to console us?”
April 26, 2000
[comics] Ain’t it Cool reports that Neil Gaiman is to direct two films Death: The High Cost of Living and another called Chivalry. Also Frank Miller is returning to mainstream comics … he will work on a Daredevil story with Bill Sienkiewicz and sequel to Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and possibly something with John Romita Jr.
[comics] Neil Gaiman has a website.
[uk news] BBC News asks: Would you use a unisex toilet? “I’ve encountered unisex toilets in various places, but yes, some men urinate on toilet seats. On most occasions it doesn’t bother me, but it’s disgusting for the lasses.”
April 27, 2000
[comics] Warren Ellis reports that he will produce a run of three-issue serials, original graphic novels and trade paperbacks for Image Comics.
[comics] The final issue of the Invisibles is out. I still have not got a copy — deliveries in the UK were delayed by the bank holiday on Monday!
April 28, 2000
[uk] jobsUnlimited reports on the man who got fired for having porn delivered to his workplace the old fashioned way. “The tribunal decides against Steve in a relatively uncensorious fashion. There seems to be a tacit agreement that he has suffered enough. We can all go home and forget about Planet Mammary. Am still puzzled myself about double anal. But please don’t write in to explain.”
April 29, 2000
[comics] DC Comics ordered the complete print run of Alan Moore’s League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen #5 destroyed because the reproduction of a Victorian age advertisement contains the phrases “Marvel Douche Company” and “vaginal”. Moore comments: ‘My parents raised me as a gentleman and everyone at Marvel should rest assured that I would never make reference to any person there as a “douchebag”.’
[films] filmUnlimited reports on the state of the British gangster movie. There lies the key difference between gangster flicks new and old: they used to be fully rounded thrillers which, due to the nature of their setting, would inevitably involve elements of violence and black comedy.
April 30, 2000
[mayor for london] BBC News reports that Ken Livingstone expects to return to the Labour Party after the election next week.
[tv] Ali G to star in Madonna video reports BBC News.
[mp3] Another MP3 application I use all the time MP3ext gets updated. Useful if you have a large collection of MP3’s stored on a Windows PC. It enhances Windows Explorer so you get a properties pages when looking at MP3 files. Very useful and free as well!