Archive for February, 2004


Tuesday, February 24th, 2004

E over at Purple Pen has started an interesting debate on the use of language:

My thesis is this: if words may be likened to kitchen utensils- and I think they may- then the bulk of our language is made up of spoons, forks, knives and spatulas. They can easily do most of the jobs required- the ultimate effect depends on the skill of the user. For slightly more specialist jobs, such as grating cheese, you might need a slightly more specialist tool- such as a cheese grater. Some words are melon ballers. You might use them once in five years, or more often if you want to show off, but in the main they’re a waste of drawer space.

Which led me to back to food and blogging. When drafting ideas for a site redesign I temporarily put aside Ed‘s idea of a magazine format and thought about setting it up as a restaurant menu – daily posts would be in the centre (white text on a “blackboard”) with the blogrolls headed by “Tasty Starters”, “Entrées”, “Nibbles”, etc.

That made me wonder how I would classify this blog. How about a smorgasbord nice spread of paste sandwiches and sausages on sticks cobbled together by the ladies of the UCM?

So, how would you describe yours?

On choosing a book

Tuesday, February 24th, 2004

The saddest sentence ever written? [Via Edwinek.]

Thought for the day

Tuesday, February 24th, 2004

To ensure continued marital harmony, no rx ensure that your chosen life partner does not like the dark brown skin from a freshly baked rice pudding. Fighting over rice pudding skin is so… undignified.

Daisy, 24 February 2004

Little by little

Monday, February 23rd, 2004

order 1282, patient -3773608, see 00.html”>When they came to arrest the Jews, I did not say anything, because I was not Jewish.
When they came to arrest the communists, I did not say anything, because I was not a communist.
When they came to arrest the homosexuals, I did not say anything, because I was not homosexual.
When they came to arrest me, nobody was left to speak for me.

(Martin Niemöller, 1892-1984)

[Thanks to Dosali] for the abc news link.]


Monday, February 23rd, 2004

this one’s for David.


Monday, February 23rd, 2004

the tangled web we weave…

Selling out?

Monday, February 23rd, 2004


I’m thinking of accepting some form of sponsorship to help towards running costs but the only ones I can find are of an “adult nature“. What do you think?

Does this mean I can park anywhere and not get a ticket?

Monday, February 23rd, 2004

You’re the United Nations!

Most people think you’re ineffective, but you are trying to completely save the world from itself, so there’s always going to be a long way to go.  You’re always the one trying to get friends to talk to each other, enemies to talk to each other, anyone who can to just talk instead of beating each other about the head and torso.  Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t, and you get very schizophrenic as a result.  But your heart is in the right place, and sometimes also in New York.

Take the Country Quiz at the Blue Pyramid [via Dolly Dimple].


Monday, February 23rd, 2004

I just came across the Andy Budd site [via BlogSnorkeller] – superb photography and a wonderful design focussed blog. Excellent stuff.


Monday, February 23rd, 2004

Don’t click here. No really, you’ll regret it. Too late. Ah well, go blame Bleu Blanc Blog.

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