Added by Paul 07 November 2004 11:49
Added by Paul 07 November 2004 11:54
On the sad decline of English football.
"'We found that the Premiership is already about 60 per cent of the way towards becoming as unbalanced as the situation in Scotland"
Added by Paul 07 November 2004 19:51
Has donated £1m quid to UNESCO.
Added by Paul 07 November 2004 21:23
An amusing rant against (off all things) Kettle Chips.
Added by Paul 07 November 2004 21:34
Wildlife Photographer of the year competition.
Added by Paul 07 November 2004 21:51
A collection of Bush quotes; some funny, some tragic. For example
"See, free nations are peaceful nations. Free nations don't attack each other. Free nations don't develop weapons of mass destruction."—Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 3, 2003
Added by Paul 08 November 2004 10:36
This woman really is quite amazing.
I don't think anyone could fail to be moved when she completed the marathon this year.
Added by Paul 08 November 2004 13:20
Listen to and watch the video of the new single out next week. In the words of Megastar
"Driving and anthemic with a soaring chorus, it’s an exhilarating start to the album and a stand out track in the band’s live set."
Added by Paul 08 November 2004 13:22
As far as I can see tis not a spoof.
Added by Paul 08 November 2004 13:41
Some funny, some tragic.
"The two factions might usefully be called 'Nativist' and 'Cosmopolitan'. The former - Bush country on your map - is fiercely nostalgic for a perhaps imaginary nineteenth-century ethos. It is undereducated, superstitious, saturated with religious zeal, puritanical, chauvinist, xenophobic, and easily seduced by platitudes into supporting the very politicians who, in reality, bleed its people white. The latter - Kerry country - is reasonably well-read, articulate, analytical, sceptical of religion and other blind enthusiasms, tolerant of cultural difference and individual eccentricity, and sensitive to the fact that there is a real world beyond America's borders."
Added by Dave 09 November 2004 09:11
50 CDs plus jewel cases + delivery for £13.20
Added by Paul 09 November 2004 12:45
Anyone not using the Firefox browser should start doing so. Now!
Version 1.0 ships today. It's free. It's fast. It has tabs. It's not made by Microsoft. You can get all of your favourite add-ins, e.g. google toolbar. You can import your favourites. It does a good job of supporting web standards. Microsoft have done *nothing* do IE since they dominated the market.
Added by JamesN 09 November 2004 13:41
as it is now referred to.
A far more interesting, and factual, insight into the whole sorry affair. Most press articles have painted Richard's (rather unfairly) as the villain of the piece on the basis that he wouldn't pay Jenson's bonus on the same basis even though the points system had changed radically, which would have resulted in a not insignificant upside for Button - a fact that the British press, funnily enough, seemed to overlook.
Sadly, the article attempts to vindicate Jenson also, his manager John Byfield having now been identified as the idiot that got it all wrong. Still signed for another team not a fortnight after having signed for BAR though didn't he(?) ill advised or nay.
Quote of the article for me: "Still in shock, Richards attempted to call both Button and Byfield, but the calls went unanswered. Eventually Richards phoned contacted Button's father" Brilliant.
Added by Steve 10 November 2004 18:35
The single most important website in history, in my humble opinion. Download a new operating system for your brain. Try it.
Added by steviedisco 10 November 2004 19:11
First (and most importantly), make sure that OS012 is fully integrated. This can be downloaded from the link below. You should maybe practise it on simpler subjects first until you get the jist of it.
Next, take any random but reasonably well-written argument on and around the subject of God's existence.
Season liberally with some fatty-boombatties.
All's left to do is to draw the curtains and wait for enlightenment. Enjoy
Added by Paul 11 November 2004 07:48
Check out the gallery
Added by Paul 11 November 2004 08:57
A good article courtesy of the Guardian.
"according to the pollsters Populus, for instance, only 2% of British voters go to church more than once a week, whereas 63% of Bush voters do.."
"More than that, though, we have to return the idea of morality, or the question of how to live a good life, to the wider context it originally had. The Republicans now offer a very limited view of what a moral person is. The suggestion is that a family man who owns a couple of gas-guzzling cars, several homes, a motor-yacht and a private plane, who avoids taxes by clever siting of his company, and who can't stand "queers" and foreigners, yet goes to church twice a week, is living an ideal moral life. In fact, for many of us, he would be about the least moral example we could think of."
Added by Paul 11 November 2004 11:26
A good article on how scientists deal with the "problem" of intelligent design.
As the article discusses; getting into an argument lends this 19th century thinking some credence. As if it might be a valid alternative scientific belief.
Added by Dave 12 November 2004 14:06
Added by steviedisco 14 November 2004 00:01
Awesome. Hours of fun..
Added by Paul 14 November 2004 11:10
Fools. The tories. Utter fools. They have sacked their only asset.
Still, gotta keep the blue rinses happy, eh?
And which fine newspaper establishment seems to be behind the accusasions. The bloody Mail. I'd imagine that they would consider it their duty to root out anyone remotely progressive from their beloved Conservative Party.
Added by Paul 14 November 2004 17:31
I shouldn't keep going on about it. But somehow can't resist.
Tis the dogs.
Added by Paul 14 November 2004 18:01
For eggheads only.
An excellent .net developer resource.
Added by Paul 15 November 2004 12:37
A digested version of Paula's new book.
Interesting to hear her excuses for working with Cadbury's. In the same cynicism ballpark as the otherwise untouchable Gary Lineker promoting crisps.
Added by Paul 15 November 2004 18:51
A nationwide ban on all tobacco products.
I wish they'd do that in this bloody country. I might be able to give up then.
I saw on the television the other day that a study revealed that is some areas of the country cigarettes are directly linked to 43% of fatalities.
Added by Steve Driscoll 17 November 2004 11:41
A portal into my world. Anyone with me? enojy
Added by Paul 17 November 2004 18:56
Once again, thanks to the good man at Bifurcated Rivets.
Added by Paul 18 November 2004 13:11
A letterbox sized version of the video for the latest single: Ashes.
Not an awful lot to see to be honest; hard core fans only need bother.
Added by Paul 19 November 2004 09:24
Check out the image zoom feature in Firefox.
Added by Paul 19 November 2004 14:58
There's a lesson to us all.
Beware the 'seize the day' merchants.
Added by Paul 20 November 2004 18:47
Scholar and bon viveur Les adds to his writing portfolio.
Added by Paul 22 November 2004 10:01
Ah well. Nay too bad. Ashes in at number 11.
Added by Paul 22 November 2004 10:43
Showing my age here. Syntax for DOS FTP.
Added by Paul 22 November 2004 13:12
An interesting and if, even in part true, very depressing article.
Evans adds an Afterword praising Bush's April policy shift: "President Bush stated that Israel would not have to return to its pre-1967 borders… [W]ith character and courage, he made a biblically based, moral decision to stand with the nation of Israel. I believe this decision by President George W. Bush was prophetic, and will echo throughout eternity."
Added by Paul 22 November 2004 21:01
This could be open to abuse I think. Though I suspect they'll be censored alas.
Added by Paul 22 November 2004 22:20
After a several month delay. Now I need to reconvert all the old albums.
PS If it looks a bit shit you may have to hit CTRL-F5 to refresh the stylesheet.
Added by Paul 23 November 2004 09:08
So, my old university has an online newspaper.
First impressions. It looks a bit shabby. Worse, it looks to be modelled, to some extent at least, on The Sun.
Now that is bizarre.
Added by Paul 23 November 2004 13:37
or Alex. I get confused.
A few tributes, anyway. I thought initially that is was a spoof as Arsene Wenger is quoted as saying
"I will be celebrating all week.
Added by Paul 23 November 2004 13:51
Always a pleasure, never a chore.
I don't think they have always published their reader's letters.
In the words of Littlejohn, you couldn't make it up.
"AS Christmas nears, the first official sighting of Scrooge comes in the form of Peter Andre, who haggled over the price of Jordan’s engagement ring. What a cheapskate. As for the fairytale bash that Jordan plans, I dread to think how he will plan a wedding."
Says SARAH MASTERSON,
Added by Paul 24 November 2004 09:04
I appreciate that this might start to look like an obsession.
But creationists, eh?
I always end up reading part-amused and part-angry. Why do I do it to myself?
A little quote to get you in the spirit
"To be fair, I don't think evolution is as responsible for atrocities as many Christians believe it to be. However, it is a heresy and must be debunked to protect the minds of new Christians."
Added by Paul 24 November 2004 10:12
In response to PETA's (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) call to ban Fish and Chips on the grounds of cruelty.
"WHAT does animal welfare group PETA think will happen if our fishermen don’t catch fish from the North Sea?
Fishermen from other countries will just sail in and take what is rightfully ours."
Nice one Rich
Added by Dave 24 November 2004 11:56
Have you typed: "miserable failure" in to google and clicked "I'm feeling lucky".
Added by Paul 24 November 2004 13:27
Scientists get a version of Google all for themselves.
Added by Dave 24 November 2004 13:35
practise it here
Added by Paul 24 November 2004 13:43
Some interesting observations and articles regarding the scientific status of creationism.
Added by Paul 25 November 2004 20:37
.. and, naturally enough for Mr Blair, tough on the causes of drugs no doubt.
He was quite happy to subject himself to a test for cocaine an heroin.
Though I think a test for hallucinogens might have been more revealing.
Added by Paul 26 November 2004 14:18
Really quite amazing.
Zoom in from (literally) outer space to your house. If you live in London that is. Or Paris.
Added by Nathan 26 November 2004 18:01
Running thin on ideas about what to buy your mates for Xmas? This could well be the answer. There is an advanced search facility & the descriptions look quite trustworthy. I can’t find anything about the refund policy though.
Added by Paul 27 November 2004 17:28
A couple of minor mods..
1. added an rss feed
2. made sure xhtml valid
3. add links accordingly
Added by Paul 27 November 2004 17:36
Michael Howard gets a working over. Click to see the video
Added by Paul 27 November 2004 17:54
Need to validate RSS feeds. I wouldn't have thought so. But just in case...
Added by Paul 27 November 2004 18:59
65 years of polling apparently. Some interesting stats.
Added by Paul 28 November 2004 11:36
Those that know me will know that I'm very much 'from the streets'.
This website is rather brilliant. Kind of 'am I street hot or not'.
Plenty of good advice for those that wish to maintain a sartorially sound street style.
Added by James 30 November 2004 17:39
As it says 'File this under "Friggin' Brilliant"'