Turkey may charge Dawkins' publisher for... →
The Independent reports that prosecutors in Turkey may charge the Turkish publisher of Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion with the crime of “insulting believers.” He could get up to a year in prison. Richard Dawkins’ best-selling atheist manifesto The God Delusion was at the centre of a growing row over religious tolerance yesterday after the Turkish publishers of his book...
Graphic Design on the Radio →
Film review: 2 Girls One Cup →
My cinephile pal and blog-colleague Pesco mentioned the French New Wave classic “Deux Filles, Une Tasse” earlier this week on BoingBoing — and look here! One of our kind readers has just pointed us to a film student’s review on the popular website Flickr. If you’ve never seen “2 GIRLS 1 CUP,” as the Truffaut-influenced masterwork is colloquially known on...
Redknapp arrested in corruption investigation |... →
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A grandmother who contracted a potentially fatal superbug in Scotland has been...– Grandmother saved by daughter’s poo - Telegraph
LOLcats are writing Season 7 of 24. Expected to... →
LOLcats are writing Season 7 of 24. Expected to make much more sense than usual .
Campaign for an English Parliament →
School of… what? →
The Guardian reported the other day that the Daily Mail is enquiring into sponsoring an academy. I have never been too hot on the academy idea and this is not improving my confidence.
Site Survey… How are you today? I’m happy I’m sad I’m...– Rowley Regis Online ::
Jose Mourinho would find it hard to resist a serious offer to become...– Mourinho: Come and get me, England | News | Guardian Unlimited Football
England manager loses details of 25 million... →
Sources within the Football Association have revealed that national coach Steve McClaren lost two crucial CDs containing vital data about England’s European Championship campaign. Apparently the two disks contained details of 25 million alternative possible goalkeepers and one about individuals who might possibly support Peter Crouch up front.
A perfect gift for the family this Christmas... →
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Access Any Web Site (Like Wikipedia) Offline with... →
Firefox with Greasemonkey and Google Gears: The Wikipedia Offline Greasemonkey script plugs Greasemonkey into Google Gears (the offline web access extension that works with Google Reader and other sites) to provide offline access and syncing with Wikipedia. Once you’ve installed the script, head to Wikipedia and enable Gears. Now, when browsing any page on Wikipedia, you’ll notice a...
Brick Archway →
Led Zep tour prospects brighten, darken... →
A Led Zep tour next year seems to be almost certain; the bad news for the band’s fanbase is that we know this because Ian Astbury reckons The Cult will be opening for them. That’s handy - gives you a bit longer to sort out the babysitter and get the car parked, doesn’t it?
Bye-bye bank balance..(Click for full size) →
Mr Darling told MPs: “Two password protected discs containing a full copy...– BBC NEWS | Politics | UK’s families put on fraud alert Carry On Outsourcing…
Woolen cap gives wearer fake beard →
It’s a cap with built-in beard! Doobybrain reports that you can buy them at a Brooklyn store called Scandinavian Grace. Link (Thanks, Greg!)
Pick a poster... →
As you may have noticed recently, we’re in ‘World Cup mood’ just now (despite the fact that the Euro 2008 qualifiers are about to reach a thrilling finalé) and today we thought we’d indulge ourselves further still by fulfilling a long-held ambition of ours. Ever since we started this ramshackle little site we call SPAOTP, we’ve wanted to bring you much in the way of...
POW editions of Monopoly from WWII included escape... →
A Wall Street Journal blogger describes how the UK manufacturer of Monopoly produced special “loaded” editions of the game for distribution to Allied POWs during WWII, complete with files, escape maps, and real money. n 1941, the British Secret Service asked the game’s British licensee John Waddington Ltd. to add secret extras to some sets, which had become standard elements...
Stone Roses to reform for Manchester Versus Cancer... →
Andy Rourke has announced initial details of the 2008 Versus Cancer charity show - but was very cryptic about the acts on show this year. The show takes place on February 23rd at the MEN Arena, with a line-up yet to be confirmed, but according to Rourke: “This year’s gig is going to be talked about for years to come. We’ve got some of the biggest bands of the moment lined up...
Biggest cat toes ever! →
Smile flock →
OK, People, get out the harp musak, because this is a doooozie! I know, this is the type of image your Aunt Joyce sends you (just kidding Aunt Joyce) and you tilt your head and go: “Ahnngggh.” Hailey G., in about 2 seconds, they’re gonna look like a frown, non?
King Juan Carlos asked Hugo Chavez to “shut up” at a summit in Chile...– BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Chavez outburst is ringtone hit
Mozzer in the capital's future →
Morrissey is going to do a six-night residency at the Camden Roundhouse next January.
What is a City Region... and who wants it? →
The people of the North East who rejected a regional tier of government in a referendum have a lot to answer for. I don’t know what is happening elsewhere, but in the West Midlands we are being landed with something called a ‘City Region’. It is going to be called the ‘Birmingham, Coventry, Black Country City Region’ presumably to avoid upsetting anyone, although the...
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Flying spaghetti monster tree ornament →
For $33, you can adorn your patron tree with a Flying Spaghetti Monster ornament. Be the envy of all your holiday guests, represent your Pastafarian status by adorning your Yule tree with this hand-felted Flying Spaghetti Monster tree ornament! Each pin is made by me, through combining both wet and needle felting techniques. Where does the FSM image come from? Why it’s the Flying...
Luke Haines goes to Argos for Christmas →
That sound? That’s Malcolm Middleton getting some competition in the least-likely Christmas number one stakes, as Black Arts announces its Christmas Number One contender, called, erm, Christmas Number One. Black Arts? Oh, yes: a combination of the fire power of Black Box Recorder and Eddie Argos. It’s coming out on December 3rd.
I'm so crazy I don't know this isn't... →
Let’s conquer the virgin blue! V. Gorlenko, 1964 Sometimes the ideas for Soviet Posters seem to be quite hilarious. Take this one from the sixties. It shows a great number of ducklings, who carry slogans which say: “Let’s conquer the virgin blue!” They are proceeding from a giant egg, moving in a horde like soviet workers at an October demonstration. Their main goal according to the slogans...
Hip hop graphs (part 2) →
More to be found here: http://www.jamphat.com/rap/ Even better you can click on the charts to see the original video (in case you can’t figure it out)
half-time show →
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Hello b3ta →
I’ve drawn you a cat face.
Hip hop in graphs →
Sometimes the world needs Excel geeks. This is that time!
Birmingham Mods patch →
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