Archive for October, 2003

Hiding behind the sofa

Thursday, October 30th, 2003

Horror fans in the UK (or with access to Channel 4) can be scared witless tonight by watching the original Japanese version of (The) Ring. Is it called Ring or The Ring?

More sensitive souls will be listening to the newly arrived copy of Adam Masterson’s cd and possibly watching the new series of Daisy Daisy :

Miss Donovan becomes assistant to American televangelist Tammy Faye as she celebrates the launch of her latest book I Will Survive. Daisy enters the strange world of Christian TV in a bid to relaunch her employer’s career, and ends up begging the pianist at the launch to play anything by Survivor. Can she take the pace?

If you’re staying online, I would like to know who are the indigenous people of England. Discuss. [Discovered because most of the links on the Channel 4 site seem to be broken.]

Anyone bored?

Thursday, October 30th, 2003

Ballistic Biscuit [addictive]

Dot 2 dot fun [time waster]

World’s smallest hamster [via David]

And this cutey was hiding in an old email.

Only on the net (part deux)

Wednesday, October 29th, 2003

Beanies for sale.

[via Squoogy]

Today’s afternoon play

Wednesday, October 29th, 2003

…might be good:

Looking for somewhere he can afford to live in London, Toby Jones finds himself holed up in a damp room in Kensal Rise near Notting Hill. Plagued by the nagging thought that he should give up house-hunting, contrive his own disappearance and seek adventure elsewhere, he is invited to interview for the film Notting Hill.

Performed solely by Toby Jones, with the aid of radio spot effects engineer Rebecca Kirby, this comedic tale is the true story of how Toby auditioned for ‘the Notting Hill project’, how he met Hugh and Julia, how he ended up on the cutting room floor, and how he began to feel he was being deleted from his own life.

Starts at 14:15 UK time, you can listen here live or later.

Latest Scam

Tuesday, October 28th, 2003

Yesterday, one of our neighbors was robbed at a traffic light. A young woman proposes to wash your car windows while you wait at the red light while another one takes advantage of the distraction to open the back door and steal everything she can grab. Be warned, they are very well organized.

Don’t leave your doors or windows open if you drive up to a red light and if your windows get washed… don’t look at them, they try to divert your attention. Please inform your friends of this new scam – they have got my neighbour 10 times already
[not work safe!]

Advice for copywriters around the globe

Monday, October 27th, 2003

Get a second opinion.

You couldn’t make it up

Monday, October 27th, 2003

Garden gnomes looking for their owners. Here’s quick translation (bear with me, it’s a long time since I did this).

Saint-Dié-des-Vosges police are organising an open day on Monday in order to return over sixty garden gnomes stolen from gardens. They were discovered in 2001 and have not yet been claimed by their owners.

Most of the statues, taken from the Les Vosges region, were discovered at the end of 2001 on the steps of Saint-Dié cathedral or abandoned in the street.

The theft was claimed by the National Garden Gnome Liberation Front (FLNJ), who also claimed responsibility for several other thefts of garden gnomes later found in locations across France, especially in front of public buildings.

The Saint-Dié police has organised several open days days since 2001 but over sixty of the gnomes are still waiting to be reclaimed by their owners, said a police spokesman.

Owners must bring proof of ownership such as a photo or receipt.

Garden dwarfs were the target of numerous thefts and jokes between 1990 and 2002.

[via Sophie]

Summing it up

Monday, October 27th, 2003

Shall I add this to my cv?

What have you all been up to this weekend?

Sunday, October 26th, 2003

Well David has been filling in a questionnaire while playing twixie with Elsie (don’t ask, go read)
Richard‘s been strangely quiet (I think he’s busy plotting his blockbuster)
Graeme has been on a pub crawl but still laid on some cool links
while Mister Crunchy has been producing an excellent game of parenting bingo and linking to a highly addictive, time wasting game.
Poor Sevitz has a dose of Albanian mountain goat flu but it hasn’t affected his cussing and spelling
and Amber has been to Ikea. Where has she been? Ikea? Where has she been? Ikea. Oh and she needs some ideas for Halloween party games
Sensiti has been taking wonderful of portrait shots while Estella has been making me laugh. A lot.
And Daisy? Oh Daisy’s been a busy little bunny.

Only on the internet

Saturday, October 25th, 2003

How to make a Christmas ornament from a tampon.

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