Archive for September, 2009
Posted by Martin Poulter on 29 September 2009
Posted by Martin Poulter on 28 September 2009
How close are we to the cultural and intellectual pits? This close. Thanks Gavin for the recommendation.
“Come on,” added the two-time MacArthur “genius grant” recipient, before stripping down to his undergarments and brandishing an automatic assault rifle. “Let’s get ‘er done!”
Posted by Tom Gidden on 28 September 2009
I have a feeling the good Dr Poulter will be considering a purchase shortly. He could also then do Kraftwerk covers:
Posted by Martin Poulter on 16 September 2009
Proof that there are online communities for absolutely everything. If you’re a hobbyist who paints and decorates My Little Pony toys to look like Princess Leia (in her metal bikini), Heath Ledger’s Joker, Iron Man or even Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite, then you are in good company.
Posted by unbalancedcable on 16 September 2009
Ok, this is my first actual post on here and what better topic to be posting on than the tawdry crooner himself, Mr Chris de Burgh. Not one for taking criticism lightly Chris was rather upset by a recent review of a concert in an Irish magazine and felt compelled to put his rather hurt feelings into words. The result? well, it’s frankly far more entertaining than any of his music thus far (which doesn’t actually say much).
Posted by Martin Poulter on 15 September 2009
Interesting research project from the owners of dating site OKCupid. Looking at first-contact emails, which words make a response more or less likely? Apparently illiteracy is a major turn-off: the singles don’t want to be told that someone “realy luvs u”.
Posted by Martin Poulter on 14 September 2009
Explicit, graphic amateur pornography (You Have Been Warned) so bad you’ll laugh to keep from crying. That’s the selling point of the site Way To Suck That Dick. Examples: Win! A fire-juggling display with male genitals. | Fail! A barely-conscious man hugs a vodka bottle in his kitchen as he half-heartedly attempts to pleasure himself. My advice is, make sure there are some good photos of you in existence, because if you die in a tragedy you don’t want this to be photo that they show on the TV news.
Posted by Martin Poulter on 11 September 2009
Wow, a Number 10 Petition that actually achieved something! Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s tribute to Alan Turing, code-breaker and computer pioneer.
Posted by Paul Smith on 9 September 2009
This is just really amusing… total nerd baiting, but it had me crying with laughter at some points.
Posted by Martin Poulter on 7 September 2009
Oversharers is a service that collects embarrassing facts unwisely revealed to the public through status updates. Many of them are harmless and just jokey, but some are really, really unwise things to put on the public web. The tweet-rating service Twaxed is sometimes used to highlight similarly misguided revelations.
“I was just watching porn and realised it was the guy turning me on and not the chick.”
“When peeing on someone, the element of surprise is everything.”
“I woke up with a weird rash on my crotch.” Read the rest of this entry »