Added by jamesn 01 February 2008 17:28
I thought Michael Schumacher might do in his retirement, this would have been the last thing I'd have expected.
If will have to go some way to beat his Shell advertisements.
Added by jamesn 01 February 2008 23:51
He's going to have to do better than that - the pace is far too relaxed
Added by Paul 03 February 2008 22:06
Is one fucked up country!
"Saudi Arabia's religious police stopped schoolgirls from leaving a blazing building because they were not wearing correct Islamic dress, according to Saudi newspapers."
"15 girls who died in the fire"
Added by Paul 04 February 2008 18:50
Just so good sometimes!
Added by Paul 04 February 2008 21:32
And I thought it was just me!
You can get a feel for this from the frozen-time illusion - the sensation that you sometimes get when you look at a clock and the second hand appears to freeze momentarily before tick-tocking back into action.
This happens because of saccades. To compensate for the temporary shut-down of vision, your brain makes a guess at what it would have seen, but it does so retrospectively. So the 100 or so milliseconds of blindness gets back-filled with the image that appears after the saccade is over. If your eyes happen to alight on the clock just after the second hand has moved, your brain assumes that the hand was in that location for the duration of the saccade too. The "second" then lasts about 10 per cent longer than normal, which is enough for you to notice.
Added by Paul 06 February 2008 18:45
Every little counts? Total little cunts more like.
Or, in this case, every little hurts.
"Animal welfare and farming groups have criticised the supermarket giant Tesco for cutting the retail price of its standard whole chicken to ??1.99."
Check the specious logic of Jonathan Church, Tesco's media cockmuncher.
"No-one should feel guilty buying a chicken just because it is good value"
Welcome to Tesco's world. Maybe we can stop feeling guilty about all sorts of things then - as long as it's great value. Why don't Tesco's start a campaign to open up some factories exploiting child labour to make us some nice cheap clothes? After all, no-one should feel guilty buying a t-shirt just because it is good value.
For the ethically bereft Mr Church I'll explain - the reason people should feel guilty is because of the fucking awful conditions that the animals are kept in.
Added by Alan 08 February 2008 14:47
A cracking read
Added by Paul 11 February 2008 18:46
Great stuff on the Edge. They asked "What Have You Changed Your Mind About? Why?" to some eminent thinkers. Some interesting answers, including this one from Sue Blackmore...The paranormal exists
When I was a student at Oxford in 1970, I became became fascinated with occultism, mediumship and the paranormal. I did the experiments. I tested telepathy, precognition, and clairvoyance; I got only chance results. I trained fellow students in imagery techniques and tested them again; chance results. I tested twins in pairs; chance results. I worked in play groups and nursery schools with very young children (their naturally telepathic minds are not yet warped by education, you see); chance results. I trained as a Tarot reader and tested the readings; chance results. I was lying in the bath trying to fit my latest null results into paranormal theory, when it occurred to me for the very first time that I might have been completely wrong, and my tutors right. Perhaps there were no paranormal phenomena at all. I had hunted ghosts and poltergeists, trained as a witch, attended spiritualist churches, and stared into crystal balls. But all of that had to go. Once the decision was made it was actually quite easy.
Added by Paul 11 February 2008 21:58
Kind of a sweary lolcats...
Added by Paul 12 February 2008 10:07
An astonishing number of people seem to be unaware of this common, or so I thought, expression.
Added by Paul 12 February 2008 13:42
The very marked difference between atheists and christians...
Added by Dave 15 February 2008 14:38
Why this person has his own blog on the guardian is beyond me, but the comments and abuse he's getting make it all worthwhile
Added by Paul 19 February 2008 14:10
Added by jamesn 19 February 2008 19:33
No I do not frequent the Labour Party website.
I was redirected from somewhere else, honest. They're far too right wing for me.....
It does document very effectively what disgusting, nasty people those behind the Daily Mail are, in particular Diana Appleyard.
"I am urgently looking for anonymous horror stories of people who have employed Eastern European staff, only for them to steal from them, disappear, or have lied about their resident status. We can pay you ??100 for taking part, and I promise it will be anonymous, just a quick phone call. Could you email me asap? Many thanks, Diana"
I could say many things, but i would be here all night, and take up a lot of room. Speaks for itself really.
Added by Paul 20 February 2008 09:24
Added by Alan 20 February 2008 13:14
Have you been invited to a fancy dress party but everything your local shop stock makes you look like a lady of the night? Never fear, order your gear off of this lot.
Added by Frysey 20 February 2008 13:16
A little bit out of date this - but still accessible from the link provided.
I'm starting to warm to Podcasts - it's taken a while - but these are some of the best I've heard yet done by the bloke who does the Music News on 6 Music - Matt Everitt. Good work fella.
To celebrate their 10th birthday Xfm has produced a season of ten podcasts about ten of the most influential and significant albums released in each of Xfm's ten years of broadcasting since its launch in 1997.
Presented by Matt Everitt, each show takes listeners through the making of a classic album through the eyes of the bands, producers and key figures in each record's history.
Interviewees include Muse, Dave Grohl, Kaiser Chiefs, Noel Gallagher, Mike Skinner, Franz Ferdinand, Arctic Monkeys, Josh Homme, The Beastie Boys' Mike D, Norman Cook, The White Stripes and Richard Hawley, plus legendary producers Steven Street, Jim Abbiss and John Leckie and leading music industry figures such as Emily Eavis and Domino Records' Lawrence Bell.
Added by Paul 21 February 2008 20:19
Genius from the Onion.
Jaded by the sight of what it deemed "run-of-the-mill" orifices, the nation's pornography-saturated populace released a statement Monday demanding a new bodily opening to leer at. "At this point, staring at an anus, vagina, or beckoning mouth has become so commonplace that it is no more titillating than ogling, say, the human elbow.
Added by Paul 21 February 2008 21:45
"It is a lovely bike that needs some care and attention..."
Added by Alan 24 February 2008 22:21
If you're trying to stop the fiddling with yourself then this site is a must.
Added by stones 28 February 2008 10:37
The headline says it all really.
More news like this please!
Added by stones 28 February 2008 11:02
where can i buy one?
Added by willow 28 February 2008 16:25
sadly this time not so cute or amusing. His son was so upset he shopped his dad to the gaffers
"He had allowed the dogs to have sex with him and been involved in other acts"
"I used to have a pet dog and he used to look after it and take it for walks, but fortunately it was a bitch and I hope nothing happened," the son said.
"I don't know where he got the idea from in the first place ??? maybe he'd seen the film, Animal Farm or something horrible like that."
Added by Les 29 February 2008 16:34
Is it just me, or does this make anyone else cry with laughter?