graphic designers to me nowadays are the most vain people after ballet dancers,...– CR Blog » Blog Archive » Indaba live blog
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No brakes so hard →
nex times plz unfortunately, when kitteh drive, no brakes can be reached. picture: dunno source, via our lolcat builder. lol caption: (?)
OHAI St. →
The greatest street name evar. picture: dunno source, via our lolcat builder. lol caption: Mirkat
L Ron Hubbard plagiarized Scientology →
Evidence that L. Rob Hubbard plagiarised Scientology from a 1934 German book called “Scientologie.” The text seems to map to various hoo-haw from the cult’s official doctrine, too. Link (…
Supermandolini Soft Sector coasters - shaped like... →
We’re talking serious attention to detail here - not content with creating coasters shaped like the more common 3.5-inch floppy disks, Supermandolini has gone back even further in time, producing a coaster range including 5.25-inch diskettes. Yes, we’re in the land of 70s computing with the Soft Sector coasters. But this isn’t just an exercise in geek, it’s really sharp...
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Who 'Dis? →
This just popped up in my webscanner. A lovely picture of what is now new rubble and the former festival site. (That’s Festival of Quirky Structures to some of us.) Is that really what Moor Street/Dingleys Passage looked like? Or am I not recognising this scene correctly? How soon I forget the past. Or some of it, anyway. The November 2007 post that caught my attention is about the...
The South Bank Show: Revolution 68 →
I can’t say I’m a regular viewer of the South Bank Show, but the Revolution 68 show on Sunday March 16th (ITV1) seems worth a look. It explores the art, artists and music at the heart of the revolutionary year of 1968, looking at the role of writers, actors and musicians in the street battles that marked 1968 - and whether they helped to change western society and culture. The show...
L Ron Hubbard plagiarized Scientology →
Evidence that L. Rob Hubbard plagiarised Scientology from a 1934 German book called “Scientologie.” The text seems to map to various hoo-haw from the cult’s official doctrine, too. Link (Thanks, Marilyn!)
We the undersigned wish to make it known that we feel the appointment of George...– Get George Lamb off 6Music!
Dr Drinks →
The days when a celebrity brand extension had some sort of logic behind it have long since gone, so we’re no more surprised that Dr Dre is launching a range of vodkas and cognacs than we would be if he told us he was selling sink plungers and doweling. What is surprising, though, is Dre’s going to be pushing fizzy vodka. Either he’s spotted a gap in the market which has somehow...
Gummy Tapeworm… →
We here at the circus are big fans of parasites. Really really big fans. I mean I have been considering infecting myself with a tapeworm for years - lose weight and fight allergies! But in case that’s a little too extreme for you, why not just buy this delicious gummy tapeworm. It might not help with the belly or the sneezing, but it will surely taste better. Not to mention it will also breakdown...
Milk Float Corner - Milk Floats in the Arts →
Tilt: The Battle to Save Pinball, on DVD →
It seems a timely moment for a documentary on the last great engineering and creative effort to reinvent the pinball machine — as real-world amusement arcades falter and close across North America and Canada, and at the British seaside, and even in Japan. Sadly the effort failed, but the story is told in a very well-reviewed documentary TILT: The Battle to Save Pinball (2006). The film is out...
Copy Cat Iz true. Ur firendz r always copying you… picture: dunno source, via our lolcat builder. lol caption: Sherry
Towel Day :: A tribute to Douglas Adams... →
What do I do? Carry your towel with you throughout the day to show your participation and mourning. When do I do it? May 25th. Where do I do it? Everywhere.
Hughes Remembers the "Straight Choice" →
Simon Hughes is celebrating the dirty Bermondsey campaign that got him elected 25 years ago. He made his name in the early 80s winning working-class Bermondsey from Labour in a vicious battle. The gay-rights campaigner Peter Tatchell was his Labour opponent. Hughes made it clear in this election pamphlet that he was the “straight choice”. Ironically it turned out he...
Ursus maritimus (Polar Bear) - a photoset on... →
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Live Oscar Blog! →
Not really. I’m off to bed. But I did just see Kate Thornton doing the red carpet coverage for Sky One and she was forced to chat to Seal and his wife Heidi Klum before the famous people got there, and she actually said, “Heidi! Hi!” (If only Seal had had chipped in, “Ho-de-ho!”) Go, girl.
The South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival is one of the biggest and most...– SXSW 2008 on BitTorrent: 3.5 GB of Free Music | TorrentFreak
She wowed Noel Coward, fascinated Fellini and seemed destined to become a huge...– The lady vanishes: What ever happened to Fenella Fielding? - Features, Film & TV - Independent.co.uk
New camera tech can detect blood and water content... →
Filed under: Digital Cameras, Transportation Ever on the lookout for the next step in up in Big Brother policy, there’s a new camera technology being developed in the UK at Loughborough University which can count car occupants by figuring out how much water and blood content there is inside the car. The obvious application is for trimming down those carpool lane offenders, trying to...
Probiotics and Me →
(PHOTO: DANONE’S ITALIAN AD CAMPAIGN)…THIS YOGURT WON’T JUST CURE YOUR IRRITABLE BOWEL, IT WILL ALSO GIVE YOU PERFECT, PERT BREASTS! So you know how like a couple weeks ago I was all ”these probiotics yogurts are such a marketing crock of shit and we should all just buy the normal stuff?” Well. Erm. So the Danone Activia was on sale at my grocery store (still more than the normal price...
Wot U Looking At! →
The Big Picture 2008 posted a photo: Photo by Graham Carvey Say hello to Tilda and Archie, they are 12 month old Pygmy Goats, a brother and sister act with a lot of attitude.
Me in the home office looking happy →
Ron Payne posted a photo: Being retired through disability (MS) my PC is my lifeline to the world.
Smiles on a Sunday afternoon →
The Big Picture 2008 posted a photo: Photo by Mara Cruzado St Patrick’s Day - St. Patrick’s Parade (2007) Young Birmingham “lasses” join the celebrations at the Irish Parade: some green in their clothes, a smile on their faces, a twinkle in their eyes. Date photograph was taken: Sunday, 11th March 2007 Area where the photograph was taken: Digbeth (Birmingham, UK)...
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Recycling is a part of a larger theme of stuff white people like: saving the...– Stuff White People Like
Subterranean Prittstick Blues →
The red sky behind you, the feeling you've been... →
Tonight, if you’re living in the UK and have digital television, you can watch Caledonia Dreaming, a documentary “defining the sound of young Scotland”. It’s on BBC 4 at 2100 BST, and it’s basically the Postcard Records scene getting the Retro Necro treatment. Caledonia Dreaming isn’t The Sound of Young Scotland, the Grant McPhee documentary about Postcard...
Fawlty Towers radical chic →
Now here’s a radical t-shirt idea: Manuel from Fawlty Towers as Che. Link
Nubrella: tomorrow's fashion mistake, today! →
Filed under: Wearables This is frankly brilliant. A hands-free umbrella is perfect for walking to work while yapping on your phone with one hand and cradling a cup of coffee with the other. Unfortunately it’s just never going to make it past the “my friends will laugh at me” stage, because they will. They will laugh so very hard. It’s a cruel, backwards society we live...
Goin’ to Gramma’s →
brb the wolf sez… picture: dunno source, via our lolcat builder. lol caption: Grey Kitten
Old man retro heaven - Commodore 64 channel coming... →
Now, I don’t want loads of Spectrum- owning losers hijacking this post and saying the Speccy was best - it wasn’t. It had less colours, a much tackier build and was just about capable of outdoing the Amstrad on a good day. C64 was BEST. So, yes, anyway, Nintendo has just announced that a selection of C64 games will start to pop up on Virtual Console. Such C64 legends as Paradroid, Sanxion,...
Tetrice - Tetris ice cube maker →
If the novelty of the Lego ice cube maker has worn off, how about the Tetrice? That’s right, this is a Tetris ice cube maker. Just fill it up, freeze it and pull out the blocks. You’re ready to play a ‘real’ game of Tetris with a friend. Although you might need a few trays for the game to last for more than a minute - and then there’s the issue of melting. But...
Hiive Books: The C64 Book - 1982-199x →
Have the Spectrum version, which is fab. Dip your retro-bread.
heritage weekend 2007 →
The Big Picture 2008 posted a photo: Photo by Peter Naul Coventry watch museum is a charity and run by volunteers. the picture was taken during European heritage weekend
my favorite spot →
The Big Picture 2008 posted a photo: Photo by caroll prosser my sister’s cat Walter claimed this fruit basket as his own when he was a kitten
You want the blocks? Come get the fucking blocks... →
You want the blocks? Come get the fucking blocks and give me one dollar for every block you take. How fucking hard is that?
Polaroid have decided to stop making the film for their instant cameras. This makes me sad.