Archive for August, 2003

Bzzz, bzzz, buzzzzy bee

Friday, August 8th, 2003

But a couple of things from the inbox.

Chances of a man winning an argument

Mission: Go to Gap, Buy a pair of pants…

Nothing of note

Thursday, August 7th, 2003

Listening to Damian Rice (I’m sorry, he does sound like a young Chris de Burgh) and Train ‘cos I can’t fix permalinks while Bleugger is broken and anyway I’ve got too much work to do. So there.

But I did get a good google referral today: i am the cheese and its pessimistic. Poor cheese.

Have a nice day.

Google referral by typo

Wednesday, August 6th, 2003

james bond music for claranet pieces

“Did you mean: james bond music for clarinet pieces


More diverting tactics

Wednesday, August 6th, 2003

Create your own Mondrian


Thanks to red writing for the link.

If you…

Wednesday, August 6th, 2003

were getting married and ‘appened to be a rather good website designer, wouldn’t you register the domain name themarriage.co.uk and get some clever advertising in for the vendors? Mmm? Me too!Thanks to utterly boring for the link.

Then how about weighing your degree certificate and calculate how much it cost per kilogram. From the excellent pop dizzy.

Out of the mouths…

Wednesday, August 6th, 2003

Young american wisdom
“Never trust a dog to watch your food.”
Patrick, age 10
“When your dad is mad and asks you, ‘Do I look stupid?’ don’t answer.”
Hannah, 9
“Never tell your mum her diet’s not working.”
Michael, 14
“When your mum is mad at your dad, don’t let her brush your hair”.
Taylia, 10
“Puppies still have bad breath even after eating a Tic-Tac.”
Andrew, 9
“Never hold a vacuum and a cat at the same time.”
Kyoyo, 9
“You can’t hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.”
Armir, 9
“Don’t wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts.”
Kellie, 11
“If you want a kitten, start out by asking for a horse.”
Naomi, 15
“Felt markers are not good to use as lipstick.”
Lauren, 9
“Don’t pick on your sister when she’s holding a baseball bat.
Joel, 10
“When you get a bad grade in school, show it to your mum when she’s on the phone.”
Alyesha, 13
“Never try to baptise a cat. “
Eileen, 8

Thanks to the challenge.


Wednesday, August 6th, 2003

Go listen to BBC Radio Five Live (you can listen online). Madeleine says she’s wrapping up her blog. No, no, no. We want recipes! We want Madeleine to carry on blogging! We think she’s a wuss for giving up so soon!

Here’s her post for today:

The time has come, the walrus says, to talk of many things. Mainly about blogs. Today, on Radio Five Live (909 and 693 MV in Britain), also available via live webstreaming here we’re wrapping up Madeleine’s Kitchen Challenge with a discussion about blogs with a couple of people who know. We’ll also be conducting a live web chat of sorts, so go to the website to log on and chat about blogging.

Thanks to all those who’ve read my blog, and who’ve contributed either via email or on the comments. Thanks especially to Daisy who tried her damnedest to make me into a proper blogger, and Andrew who helped me do stuff.

To find out what I really thought of blogging, go to the Five Live site and listen to the chatter. If the best thing I can say about it is that I learnt a few new recipes, then that’s not bad.

Please go visit and persuade her to continue blogging. And get on the phone/Five Live site to join in the discussion!

That’s 11:30 BST, just over an hour from now.

Spotlight update

Wednesday, August 6th, 2003

Spotlight update

I’ve been enjoying medpundit‘s “commentary on medical news by a practicing physician”. It’s not just that the medical content (ranging from childhood vaccines to AIDS prejudice) is so well written. There’s much, much more.

For example, there’s a link to a letter from an angry resident of Hudson, Ohio in the Beacon Journal about the recent floods:

‘… in the hands of an angry God’

The next time Hudson wants to host a Harry Potter festival, it should think again. On June 20 the city had thousands of Potter fanatics parading their enthusiasm for sorcery downtown. Parents were leading the way in this witchcraft. I was there with a team to oppose that way of life and belief system. I held a sign that said: “Those who practice magic arts (sorcery) — their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur.”

Many people mocked us.

Thirty days later, they are engulfed in a flood. This should serve as an example to other communities not to lead the way in evil. If you need another signature from God, perhaps a zigzag, lightning-bolt shape burned into Hudson’s landscape would be appropriate, just like the one burned onto Harry Potter’s forehead.

Now repent and turn to Jesus. Or you’ll need many fire extinguishers, not just an ark, to escape the floodwaters.

Mark Tatton
Cuyahoga Falls


No updates here for a while

Tuesday, August 5th, 2003

I’m sticking with my Blogger blog for a few days until I make up my mind which way to go…

From the inbox

Tuesday, August 5th, 2003

You might have read this before but it still makes me chuckle.

Brother Joseph entered the Monastery of Silence.

The Priest said, “Brother, this is a silent monastery.
You are welcome here as long as you like, but you may not speak until I direct you to do so”.

Brother Joseph lived in the monastery for 5 years before the Priest said to him, “Brother Joseph, you have been here for 5 years. You can speak two words.”
Brother Joseph said, “Hard bed.”
“I’m sorry to hear that,” the Priest said, “We will get you a better bed.”

After another 5 years, Brother Joseph was called by the Priest. “You may say another two words, Brother Joseph.”
“Cold food,” said Brother Joseph, and the Priest assured him that the food would be better in the future.

On his 15th anniversary at the monastery, the Priest again called Brother Joseph into his office.
“You may say two words today.”
“I quit,” said Brother Joseph.
“It’s probably best”, said the Priest, “You’ve done f**k all but moan since you’ve been here.

Thanks to Jane.

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