July 24, 2000
[domain-name craziness] How Network Solutions, Inc. made me a child pornographer
— everybody with a domain name registered should read this. “Even more disturbing, I have no way of knowing if my name has been attached to other sites featuring objectionable material. Indeed, the only reason I learned of the present situation was because a pervert in Germany was so anxious to obtain kiddie porn that he mailed a letter to a complete stranger 5,000 miles away. That’s scary.”
July 19, 2000
[movies] What it says on the tin — Soup goes to the Movies
. ‘In a comically wrenching scene, Ewan McGregor plays Mark “Rent-boy” Renton, preparing to detox himself of his heroin addiction: “Relinquishing junk. Stage one, preparation. for this you will need one room which you will not leave. Soothing music. Tomato soup, ten tins of. Mushroom soup, eight tins of, for consumption cold. Ice cream, vanilla, one large tub of. Magnesia, milk of, one bottle. Paracetamol, mouthwash, vitamins. Mineral water, Lucozade, pornography. One mattress. One bucket for urine, one for feces and one for vomitus. One television and one bottle of Valium. Which I’ve already procured from my mother. Who is, in her own domestic and socially acceptable way also a drug addict. And now I’m ready. All I need is one final hit to soothe the pain while the Valium takes effect.”‘
July 17, 2000
[true] Life is always stranger than fiction… the true story of a runaway princess, an american marine and the US Media
… ‘Colbert adds: “no matter what the ending, it’s still a movie.” So is it being cast already? Aloe thought Brad Pitt was “a bit too laid back… Jason is a real John Wayne character, a young Steve McQueen all-American renegade, completely without fear.” Freddy Prinze Jr has already been suggested and Aloe says they want at least one big star, probably male. For the princess, Selma Hayek has already been mentioned and Aloe reckons that Shannon Elizabeth from American Pie would be ideal.’
July 13, 2000
[vicars] The case of the missing Vicar
. ‘Late last week, another churchwarden at St Paul’s, Captain Ian Powe, was arrested in connection with the allegations of harassment against Follett. Powe, who commanded HMS Yarmouth during the cod war, was released on bail and will have to return to Belgravia police station on August 8. He has vigorously protested his innocence. “I used to have an expression that worse things happen at sea,” Powe said earlier this week. “I’m not using it any more.”.’
July 12, 2000
[bulls] newsUnlimited profiles an English toreador
. “The gore, shouts and sand seem impossibly remote two days later, as El inglés – The Englishman, a title he increasingly uses in tourist fights – looks back on his dual career as a toreador and supplier of fitted kitchens in Salford.”
June 20, 2000
[male struggle!] newsUnlimited reports that a clenched fist is the new image of Old Spice
. “Vegas has replaced it with a clenched fist as a mark of resistance against post-feminist man’s weakness for effete eau de Cologne and skin balm. “The fist is also a symbol of men’s struggle to be taken seriously by women,” he said. “I prefer to think of it not as a stopper but as five fingers of angst and frustrated male desire.”
June 8, 2000
[news] Michelangelo’s David has a squint! The trick of perspective – which has taken 500 years to rumble – was a typical stroke of Michelangelo genius, according to Marc Levoy, the computer scientist from Stanford University, California, who made the discovery. He suspects it went unnoticed for so long because David’s more obvious attribute – his genitalia – blinded successive generations to the “flaw”.
[weird science] Two links that prove we have left the 20th. Century: Scientists transplant brain of eel into robot
and discover that some things travel faster than light
June 7, 2000
[THE HORROR!! PART DEUX] Not So Soft
provides a link to an image of KEITH CHEGWIN’S KNOB ON TELLY LAST NIGHT!!
[He’s the nude guy in the pith helmet.] Plenty of commentary about this from UK Blogs: Blogging The Line
, I Just Type
June 5, 2000
[news] The story of Sealand
continues in the New York Times [my earlier story
] “On Monday, a small international group of computer rebels plans to introduce what they are calling a data haven, perched precariously on a World War II military fortress six miles off England’s coast. They are hoping that the installation, connected to the Internet by high-speed microwave and satellite links, will become a refuge from governments increasingly trying to tame and regulate the Internet.”
June 3, 2000
[weird world] BBC News asks: Was Elvis Welsh
? “According to Mr Breverton, his roots are in west Wales – the name Presley is related to Preseli – a hill range in Pembrokeshire. Supporting his theory is the legend of St Elvis of Muster who, it is said, baptised St David. Mr Breverton claims the family could well have had links with a nearby chapel dedicated to St Elvis – the only one known in Britain.”
June 2, 2000
[weird science] Stinkymeat “3 kinds of meat, 19 days, and 1,000,000 maggots, all in the yard of my unwitting neighbor. Science never smelled so bad.”
May 31, 2000
[mad world] See mad catapult woman bounce!
May 30, 2000
[weird science] newsUnlimited reports that the first hand transplant patient has done a runner
. “A criminal past is no bar to being a medical pioneer. What frustrates Owen, Hakim, Dubernard and the other doctors involved is their patient’s unpredictability, the mystery of his whereabouts and his conviction that he knows what is best for his hand.”
May 25, 2000
[tech] I find this hard to believe: Linux is more popular than sex!
[green] Continuing the gardening theme
from earlier in the week…. Gardening is the new sex
[stressed-voice-in-my head: What next? Somebody tell me! WHAT NEXT?] Percy Thrower
is the new brown?
May 23, 2000
[weird science] Potato powered webservers
… [this one is going to get blogged everywhere]
May 9, 2000
[conspiracy?] Has anybody noticed that the Doctor
looks just like the Russian President Vladimir Putin
May 3, 2000
[ebay] A spooky haunted picture
sold on Ebay… WARNING: DO NOT BID ON THIS PAINTING IF YOU ARE SUSCEPTIBLE TO STRESS RELATED DISEASE, FAINT OF HEART OR ARE UNFAMILIAR WITH SUPERNATURAL EVENTS. BY BIDDING ON THIS PAINTING, YOU AGREE TO RELEASE THE OWNERS OF ALL LIABILITY IN RELATION TO THE SALE OR ANY EVENTS HAPPENING AFTER THE SALE, THAT MIGHT BE CONTRIBUTED TO THIS PAINTING. THIS PAINTING MAY OR MAY NOT POSSESS SUPERNATURAL POWERS, THAT COULD IMPACT OR CHANGE YOUR LIFE. HOWEVER, BY BIDDING YOU AGREE TO EXCLUSIVELY BID ON THE VALUE OF THE ARTWORK, WITH DISREGARD TO THE LAST TWO PHOTOS FEATURED IN THIS AUCTION, AND HOLD THE OWNERS HARMLESS IN REGARD TO THEM AND THEIR IMPACT, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED.
[something fell!] newsUnlimited talks about Space Junk
] after a large red-hot metal ball falls on South Africa.
April 21, 2000
[comics] Pretty unbelievable rumour: Michael Jackson and Stan Lee to buy Marvel comics?
[check out the “Who’s bad” Section]
April 7, 2000
[two unrelated links?] Queen’s dot.com shares fall
. How Pac-Man and Mrs Pac-Man have sex…
[update: Queenie’s shares have rallied as 2.30pm]
April 1, 2000
[the world only makes sense when you force it to] These three links caused my head to ache yesterday: The Universe is a Holgram
Mount Etna blows smoke rings
Finally, a Newsunlimited article about what’s happening about cloning around the world
March 28, 2000
[just plain weird] The story of Sealand
as reported by the Guardian. Basic ingredients: two websites [#1
], an offshore gun-tower seven miles of the Suffolk coast, an eccentric English couple and an international smuggling ring!
March 6, 2000
BBC News reports that the Antichrist is a vegetarian
In my real job I am a so-called “IT Support Analyst” but if this World Weekly News is right
— I want to change my Job Title to Witchfinder General!
December 24, 1999
Merry Chrimbo! This weblog is brought to you by the number: 3.
Satanic Bagpuss! Verily, the first sign of the Apocalypse. Forsooth, it has been written… Satan will known as a silly old bagpuss from NORFOLK WITH THREE — COUNT ‘EM — THREE TESTICLES!! You have been warned!
According to his owner: “He’s never been one for outside. He wasn’t really a ladies man anyway – he wasn’t in to all that. He’s just a bagpuss – an old, saggy cloth cat.”
According to Nasa the Hubble is Space Telescope is powered by THREE — COUNT ‘EM — THREE TESTICLES — I mean 3 Intel 486 Processors!