Added by Paul 03 August 2007 20:47
Yay. Album time :-).
"She's casual and funny, with a charm few pop stars can manage. She's also a wonderful lyricist and, like Victoria Wood and Jarvis Cocker, peppers her tales of rubbish boyfriends with the mundane detail of Pritt sticks, cheese on toast or having your shoes puked on by a man you no longer love."
Added by Paul 07 August 2007 08:25
A nice little game.
Added by Paul 07 August 2007 09:56
Dom Joly also loved Corsica.. and rightly so.
It sounds like he stayed in the same apartment as us too!
"Then I spotted the check-in for Bastia ??? it was an orderly queue of six or seven civilised-looking people, a couple of them even wearing panama hats and holding BOOKS, serious books, not Ben Elton or Being Jordan. I knew instantly that I would love Corsica."
"One of the reasons for the island not being on the normal package-holiday radar is because 'it's reassuringly expensive', as a well-heeled friend of mine put it. It???s not outrageous, but the prices are just enough to push the island into the safety zone."
Added by Paul 07 August 2007 13:51
Aren't they all?
Good cartoon anyway.
Added by Dave 07 August 2007 21:51
Anyone who used to play this on the N64 should check this out
Added by Paul 08 August 2007 08:36
Some beautiful, some strange (what was God thinking?) and some disturbing - like this one
Added by Paul 08 August 2007 09:33
A rather amusing item on Amazon. Made more so by the 'customers who bought this...' section.
Added by Paul 09 August 2007 10:46
Arseholes in suits at Johnson and Johnson have decided that they are going to sue the Red Cross for the use of, well, the Red Cross.
"J&J asked the court to force the Red Cross to have 'all licensed products with the red-cross emblem destroyed and to permanently enjoin all sales of products bearing the emblem on first-aid, safety-preparedness and related products.'"
I will now boycott all of their products with the exception of their excellent cotton buds. They are the only product of its type that guarantees no-hard-plastic-on-sensitive-inner-ear action.
Added by Dave 09 August 2007 11:16
Added by stones 09 August 2007 16:25
New HTML elements.
Of particular interest are new datagrid and menu elements.
Course, no one knows when we'll have browsers that support it all, but we can but hope.
Added by Paul 10 August 2007 08:50
"Kunkle, a computer scientist at Northeastern University in Boston, has proved that 26 moves are enough to solve any Rubik's Cube, no matter how scrambled. That's one move below the previous record. In the process of cracking the cube, he developed algorithms that can be useful for problems as disparate as scheduling air flights and determining how proteins will fold."
Cubing, see, is good for society in general.
"Rubik's Cube has approximately 43 quintillion possible configurations. Even a supercomputer can't search through every possible configuration to find the quickest way to unscramble a given starting arrangement in a reasonable amount of time."
Added by Willow 10 August 2007 16:35
You know when you watch a wildlife programme and there are hundreds of animals being chased by about 4 lions and you think - why don't they just mob up and run at them? Have a look at this......
Added by stones 11 August 2007 11:02
Helped bring some of the best bands of the 80s and 90s to the world's attention.
And a thoroughly nice chap whenever I met him, if a little bit mental.
Added by stones 13 August 2007 10:44
Just say no kids!
Added by Paul 13 August 2007 12:29
Fantastic thread on a poker forum in response to the question "How many 5 year-olds could you take on at once?"
Here are the rules.
- You are in an enclosed area, roughly the size of a basketball court. There are no foreign objects.
- You are not allowed to touch a wall.
- When you are knocked unconscious, you lose. When they are all knocked unconscious, they lose. Once a kid is knocked unconscious, that kid is "out."
- I (or someone else intent on seeing to it you fail) get to choose the kids from a pool that is twice the size of your magic number. The pool will be 50/50 in terms of gender and will have no discernable abnormalities in terms of demographics, other than they are all healthy Americans.
- The kids receive one day of training from hand-to-hand combat experts who will train them specifically to team up to take down one adult. You will receive one hour of "counter-tactics" training.
- There is no protective padding for any combatant other than the standard-issue cup.
* The kids are motivated enough to not get scared, regardless of the bloodshed. Even the very last one will give it his/her best to take you down.
Added by stones 14 August 2007 09:39
Added by Dave 14 August 2007 17:14
Get your Kevin McCabe postcards here ...
Want to send Sheffield United's bungling gobshite of a Chairman a reminder of what he's missing this season?
Thanks to KUMB member Neil Hart you can now send your very own Premiership postcard to McCabe by printing this page and attaching a stamp.
There's no need to supply an address as we've already done that for you!
Each time West Ham United play away from home in the Premier League this season KUMB will produce a postcard featuring a different scene from each part of the country.
This week's postcard depicts the Birmingham Bullring in all its glory as the Hammers prepare to face the Blues this weekend.
So without further ado ...
Added by Paul 15 August 2007 08:58
Ha. This is so nearly true, though for us it's updating our project from source control.
Added by Paul 17 August 2007 09:06
We, Rach and I that is, saw The Hours at Shepherds Bush a couple of months ago. They are ruddy brilliant.
Added by Paul 19 August 2007 11:29
I know that lolcats has been done. But I love this picture and caption.
Added by Paul 21 August 2007 09:06
A brave reporter's attempt to read the Daily Mail for 28 days - in a row!
"What surprised me, as I read the Mail on the first day, was how completely it lived up to its reputation. 'Romanian crime gangs' roamed its pages, as did the criminals that a soft-hearted justice minister refused to lock up. By page five, the Black Death had erupted - a direct result of fortnightly bin collections, and further fuel to the fire of the 'Great Dustbin Revolt' - and millions of children were malnourished because of junk food."
"I started to feel that the world was a seriously menacing place. It wasn't just bubonic plague and mass malnutrition; danger was to be found in everyday household objects. 'Found side-by-side, the couple executed by their mower,' ran one ghastly headline. iPods stop your pacemaker working. Supermarket basil contains salmonella. Garden hoses induce Parkinson's disease."
"Most striking of all, a few days before the end of the experiment I realised that I had stopped worrying about global warming. For the Mail, it barely exists an issue - and certainly not as something to frighten us with - and this, surely, is the secret of the paper's success. Phantom menaces are given prominence over real ones. The anger it stirs requires no action, no moral or intellectual effort, but simply confirms existing prejudices. By painting the world as a dystopia, we cling to our own cosy certainties."
And how's this for a great little headline?
Added by Paul 21 August 2007 12:23
Probably look like this...
Added by Paul 21 August 2007 12:24
Protect your Creationist beliefs in style :-)
Added by stones 21 August 2007 15:34
Now I'm all for strong passwords but this is ridiculous!
Added by stones 21 August 2007 15:46
Added by Paul 23 August 2007 16:06
I bought one of these boys for the office this week.
Fantastic bit of kit.
Added by Paul 24 August 2007 10:23
First Jonathan Edwards. Now Mother Theresa. Nearly anyway.
"Where is my faith?" she writes. "Even deep down ??? there is nothing but emptiness and darkness. ... If there be God ??? please forgive me."
Eight years later, she's still looking for the belief she's lost.
"Such deep longing for God," she writes. "??? repulsed, empty, no faith, no love, no zeal."
Still, this does the Catholic Church a favour. They won't have to try and find a modern miracle so that she can become a saint - for example an otherwise unexplained curing of a headache after the sufferer touched her photo for instance.
Added by Alan 29 August 2007 13:26
Just imagine, the circulation would go into overdrive
Added by stones 29 August 2007 14:33
Not only is he not funny, it appears he's always on hand to dish out the drugs to his mates who've just come out of rehab.
Added by Paul 30 August 2007 22:11
I've set up my charity page on justgiving.
For those not in the know, my friend Darren and I are going to cycle from London to Newquay in September.
Feel free to donate...
Added by Paul 31 August 2007 08:29
A nicely considered article.
Added by Paul 31 August 2007 15:23
I like this one best.