Added by Paul 03 May 2009 17:28
I'd have wet myself if I'd have seen this as a young teenager!
Added by Paul 03 May 2009 21:56
The Daily Telegraph sucks these days. It probably always did, but the one time I picked it up in the last few years it was incredibly like, well, the bloody Dail Mail.
Anyway. Credit where it is due. They have a nice online article answering the 101 'greatest' questions. Greatest being defined by a BBC magazine apparently.
Questions such as 'is the human race still getting taller?' and 'what would happen if there was no moon?' are answered, presumably correctly. And the affirmative answer to 'do hot drinks cool you down?' will doubtless thrill my mother.
Added by Paul 03 May 2009 21:59
... over 10 Downing St.
Cabinet ministers are being wheeled out to bolster flagging Gordon Brown. Not least Alan Johnson who said
"He can do it [the job of prime minister] and he can do it a lot better than me or anyone else"
Wrong. And really wrong. Is he really suggesting that dismal Brown is better than the 6 billion possible alternatives?
Added by Paul 04 May 2009 13:29
Christ no. Jesus. Gordon Brown's a prick but surely, surely not Harriet Harman.
She's damn right when she says "I do not want to be PM".
However, the very notion that anyone might be taking this suggestion seriously enough to elicit this announcement is an extremely disturbing one.
Added by Paul 05 May 2009 10:52
I do like Google Chrome. It's light and fast. I use it for working with Google Docs which is great.
Two major shortcomings for me before it supplants Firefox
- no bookmarks sidebar
- missing extension support (firebug, fireftp, colorzilla, xmarks)
Anyway, here's a cool ad
Added by Paul 05 May 2009 21:35
Some lovely pictures.
Added by Paul 06 May 2009 12:53
Is it possible for someone to be so annoying and such a knob that they go full circle and become OK again?
In the vain of 'so bad it's good'?
Added by Paul 06 May 2009 21:38
Lovely lady though I'm sure she is, she does stick her nose into business that seems very little to do with her.
I can't be the only one aghast at the headline
"Lumley 'trusts' Brown on Gurkhas"
Not being funny but if I was a Gurkha I'd want a someone a bit more heavyweight than a comedy actress as my representative.
What next? Timmy Mallet deciding the plight of pensioners?
Added by Paul 06 May 2009 21:45
Ah. Awesome performance.
Comically Damon Hill's performance the opposite.
Added by steve 08 May 2009 14:28
Our hapless Prime Minister getting himself into all manner of scrapes again.
Added by Paul 11 May 2009 22:00
Back from a terrific trip to Mont Ventoux. Full report here.
Added by Paul 12 May 2009 08:02
Jesus Christ. When will this man ever learn? You do have to wonder what his PR people are up to.
Here's another shot of Gord with a photograph in the background that clearly looks like the naked top half of a buxom woman.
Added by Dave 12 May 2009 20:59
Gives his two pence on the expenses row
Added by Paul 13 May 2009 21:44
Possibly the worst thing ever posted on this site - and that's saying something.
The volume of a pizza of thickness a and radius z is
Added by Paul 14 May 2009 09:25
From the Maily Torygraph...
"The sculpture is simple and direct and I hope it sums up the feeling that Christ is always with us and that we are not to be afraid.
His clothing is being blown vigorously to add the sense of him being alive and his strength in defying earthly cares."
I'm not sure I get the feeling that Christ is always with us. If he is there why doesn't he just, er, do something. Anything. It would be so simple...
Added by Paul 15 May 2009 21:57
My friday night has been spent doing a mediocre custom design :-)
Added by Paul 17 May 2009 13:07
Added by Paul 18 May 2009 09:23
Bit of a mixed bag, but I liked this.
Added by Paul 18 May 2009 15:12
Weird. London Underground super-imposed on the brilliant Google Maps.
Added by Paul 19 May 2009 07:42
How about this? The world's smallest legible typeface. All of the letters and numbers are constrained to a 3x3 grid.
Added by Nathan 19 May 2009 14:35
I realy wish I had that amount of spare time these idiots have.
Added by JamesN 19 May 2009 22:49
It's about time this man got some recognition - Trevor Baylis, inventor of the wind up radio. A long time hero of Paul's; a man without whom he would probably still be loading five kilos of those massive batteries into his torch every time a trip up the loft were in the offing.
Some might say he deserves greater recognition than an honorary doctorate from Northampton University though but a gift horse ought never be looked in the mouth
Added by Arthur 20 May 2009 11:34
I picked up on this story this morning on Radio 4. Nothing untoward with the story, don???t most prisons have a reasonable amount of bulling and violence going on?
But what beggars belief is that 1 disabled prisoner hadn???t had a shower for 6 months the reason....
" Staff wouldn't push wheelchairs unless they were trained and staff wouldn't get themselves trained to push wheelchairs."
How much training do you need to push a wheelchairs?
This prisoner was lucky to get away with 6 month another one went a whole year to get a shower!
Added by Paul 20 May 2009 21:23
No, no and thrice no.
The answer is the same to those that think it appropriate to 'reply all' with a semi-humourous comment to an email with a big distribution list. But even more so. This applies especially to stag do organisations in my experience.
Added by steve 20 May 2009 23:16
Not sure if these are real, but these are apparently covers of classified daily defence briefings issued by Donald Rumsfeld.
Added by Paul 22 May 2009 12:42
Good article in the Scientific American (though did it really need to be split across two pages!!). In their words...
Souls, spirits, ghosts, gods, demons, angels, aliens, intelligent designers, government conspirators, and all manner of invisible agents with power and intention are believed to haunt our world and control our lives. Why?
There's a brilliant comment too.
"And I am happy to be a believer. My life on earth is joyful for I am contented about God's creation and that I have a trustworthy promise to hold on. Oh and your life as a nonbeliever on earth may be as good too: freedom and freedom you call them. But after this life, what will come? If God truly is absent, both of us will not lose anything. It's just unbearable emptiness of nonexistence. But if God does present, I will claim His promises and what about you, my friend? Probably then, believing about God's existence may really confer survival advantage."
Brilliantly, proudly and comprehensively wrong! I don't understand the lack of logic and intelligence that would make someone believe that this was a credible intellectual position. What if he's believed in a false God and the real God hates believers of the pretend God and his wrath is unsurpassed for such snivelling cretins.
As someone said, if you could reason with the religious there'd be no, er, religious people.