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Friday, May 30th, 2003

I was just going to link to another story but it would be best to send you over to advice goddess so that you can take your pick.

Jayson Blair has a blog

Friday, May 30th, 2003

Or does he?
This
is funny too.

(via advice goddess)

Iraqi man ends 20 years

Friday, May 30th, 2003

Almost unbelievable story.

Via patio pundit.

Gasp!

Friday, May 30th, 2003

Look carefully at this picture.

“Waging peace: using our powers for good”

Friday, May 30th, 2003

Rebecca Blood’s keynote address at BlogTalk is online. Here’s a quote:

“Well, the problem is two-fold. People agree most readily with the things they already believe, and everyone has only 24 hours in a day. Because of these two factors, weblogs are too often enclosed in echo-chambers of their own making.”

There’s also a review by David Weinberger.

Both articles have made me think about a few things, not necessarily blog related. See what you think.

All female applicants

Friday, May 30th, 2003

Click here.

Quotes Quiz

Thursday, May 29th, 2003

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Ta-da! As promised, here’s a little something to get your brains whizzing over the weekend.

The prizes:
First prize: A weekend break for two at New York’s £10 (or Euro/Dollar equivalent) Amazon gift voucher
Second prize: £5 (or Euro/Dollar equivalent) Amazon gift voucher
Third prize: Honourable mention.

How to enter:
All entries must be received by email. Please don’t post the answers in the comment box but feel free to exchange help to each other there. A community spirit will be smiled upon when it comes to the final judging.

The rules:
1. All entries to be sent via email here.
2. I just need a numbered list with the name of the film you think the quote comes from.
3. The judge’s decision is final. All bribes (e.g. monetary, flattery, etc.) will automatically disqualify catch the judge’s attention.
4. All quotes are from English language films but there are 3 bonus questions in French, Dutch and Spanish.
Answering these correctly will earn kudos but no extra cash should you win.
5. Closing date is midnight (GMT) on Monday 2 June 2003. “The dog ate my entry” will not be accepted as a delaying tactic.

Okay, no more faffing about, here are the quotes you need to identify:

01. “I’ll be back.”

02. “They call me Mister Tibbs.”

03. “You know what they call a – a – a Quarter Pounder with cheese in Paris?”

04. “Gentlemen. You can’t fight in here. This is the War Room!”

05. “Frankly, my dear. I don’t give a damn.”

06. “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”

07. “I do wish we could chat longer, but I’m having an old friend for dinner.”

08. “I’m not gonna be ignored.”

09. “I see dead people.”

10. – “I can see your dirty pillows. Everyone will.”
– “Breasts, Mama. They’re called breasts.”

11. – “I’m going to take a bath.”
– “I’ll alert the media.”

12. “Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.”

13. “They’ll shave your liver. Squeeze the jelly from your eyes. Actually, it’s quite good on toast.”

14. “Take the whole damn houseful if you wish. Except the jewellry. That’s hired.”

15. “- Hinch, do your tunic up.”
– “Me tunic?”
– “Do it up. Where do you think you are man?”

16. “I’m going to make something of you Will Mossop.”

17. “I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe, attack ships on fire off the shore of Orion”

18. “You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland and see how deep the rabbit hole really goes.”

19. “I love you but we’ve only got 14 hours to save the earth!”

20. “I’ll have what she’s having.”

21. – “Surely you can’t be serious.”
– “I am serious, and don’t call me Shirley.”

22. “Kid – the next time I say, ‘Let’s go someplace like Bolivia,’ let’s go someplace like Bolivia.”

Bonus Questions:
a. “Vous au moins vous risquez pas d’être un légume puisque même un artichaud à du coeur”

b. “Wij hebben geen nood van dat man.”

c. “… perdóname.
Si tú no vives,
si tú, querida, amor mío,
si tú
te has muerto,
todas las hojas caerán en mi pecho,
lloverá sobre mi alma noche y día,
la nieve quemará mi corazón,
andaré con frío y fuego y muerte y nieve,
mis pies querrán marchar hacia donde tú duermes,
pero
seguiré vivo,
porque tú me quisiste sobre todas las cosas
indomable,
y, amor, porque tú sabes que soy no sólo un hombre
sino todos los hombres.”

Good luck everyone!

But on a brighter note

Thursday, May 29th, 2003

Tomorrow is the 12 week blogiversary anniversary of this blog so I’ll be running a competition with prizes*. It won’t be a work of genius like Meg’s devilishly difficult quizzes but I’m hoping it will cause you a little brain strain over the weekend.

* ickle prizes, I’m skint

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Thursday, May 29th, 2003

Living near water has a few drawbacks. Mosquitoes. I woke up this morning unable to open my right eye. The little sods have bitten TWICE just under the eye and ONCE on the eyelid. It’s swollen, constantly watering and feels like shit. Can’t even use jungle formula because, well, it’s too near the eye.

Best link of the year

Thursday, May 29th, 2003

Dave Barry has surpassed himself (again):

MUSIC LOVERS: STOP WHATEVER YOU ARE DOING RIGHT NOW
And go here.
(Thanks to James Doy, who believes this artist could be “New Zealand’s answer to Barry Manilow” and adds: “Let’s face it, we all need an answer to Barry Manilow”.)

It’s hard to pick a favourite. Personally I’m torn between “Close to you” and “Summertime” but go listen and make your own minds up.

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