Cast Fetish - pretty well SFW. Pretty odd too.
Mavericks (via Information Junk)
Open Source joke book - I suppose there oought to be a quip I could use, but it eludes me. (Update: apparently the guy is a far-left liberal, so even though the jokes are not even remotely funny, he definitely needs to be supported)
Ah, the web page for that nice lorry conversion (that's truck for westpondians) Thanks, Peter.
Jesus pets (I really want to tag this with "but Satan goes all the way" or to put a comma after Jesus or something)
Hmmmm and also see this. If it is the book I think it is, it is pretentious, drivel. I suspect that most of us could produce an equivalent book in Japanese without a lot of effort, though possibly with a huge loss of self-esteem. It's precisely the sort of "experimental" writing that gets praised by certain people simply because it is experimental. As you will have gathered from the Amazon comments, Finnegans Wake it is not.
Gary Entsminger - some nice tunes there in the music section (including one of the minor swings I linked to). Limehouse blues is particularly nice - another of my favourite tunes.
Lots of darwin fish variants I hadn't seen
Superbowl ads - if you aren't already sick of them. It says a lot about the game that I have no idea who was playing this year (or who won), but I knew about the adverts.
Go Daddy timeline - all this to sell cheap domain names (I think)
I haven't yet found a single person who watched the IT crowd last week. Lots of people making the right decision there, then.
I see there is a claim that there are 50,000 weblogs being created every hour. So how long before my cat has one? I wonder what the equivalent rate of abandonment is?
Rate J-gum - I bet if you were to click randomly on some of those buttons that you would interfere with someone's carefully planned statistics.
Knopfler does it (Search down a bit)
Surely not another one (this is nice)
Loads of cracking gypsy jazz videos - some splendid playing.
Nice - one of my favouritest tunes ever of course.
I saw someone in a T-shirt today that said "George Bush & Son. Family Butchers (Est. 1989)" in a nice understated typeface.
Amazing (It's C program that generates Magic Eye images, that is itself such an image)
Ah, a teaser for the new Green Wing. Good. Though perhaps reminding us of programmes that are well acted and actually funny in the middle of the IT Crowd may be a mistake.
I was catching up with last week's BBC4 programme about Django. Great original film of him playing, and lots of good players throughout. Annoying man doing the show though. Liked the story about the Gypsy Jazz rivalry in Tokyo. And the Django pizza in the Django theme bar in Tokyo which has Chilli beans on it. Asked what this had to do with Django the waiter said "It's Hot" Update : I sort of take it back about the annoying presenter - he had a knack for asking rather searching questions that put people instantly on the defensive : asking about Django and the Nazis for instance.
Well, the IT Crowd (and they still keep calling it not I.T.) appears to be utter rubbish. One or two funny lines, the live audience (or so it is claimed) is annoying, terrible acting. God, and it's a double bill. But then it's My Name is Earle which is excellent.
The Westfield Center - nothing to do with flat earthers either (Full disclosure: I used to run the Flat Earth Society at my school until it was banned)
I gather they have sacked Souness. Is anyone surprised? Does anyone care? "Who is Souness?" I hear people saying. What are you talkin about? Trust me, you aren't interested. I certainly amn't. (My family tell me that amn't isn't a word, but I use it all the time)
May have done Westfield before, but it is worth looking at again.
Neat (via the red ferret)
Regurgitator - one of those old carnie tricks. Houdini used to store lockpicks this way.
More misunderstandable is page this than before possibly ever Kono paaji wa wakarimasen.
People say that weblogging changes everything (well, actually they user another word that is shorter but which I won't pollute your eyes with), so I wonder if posting things will make me feel less crap today?
Feeling horrible today (and for the last few days) - some chesty, virusy, coughy, coldy thing. Ugh.
Green Metropolis - secondhand books
John Ostle's Journal - some remarkable entries
World Jump Day - just like One Way Pendulum
Supersized meals - ugh
Panic disorder?????? No wonder
Word count (Bifurcated comes in at 74913 and rivets at 31802)
Your guess is as good mine (Actually it's probably better)
I don't watch Lost, so have no idea what it is about except that nobody know what it is about, but this is an interesting suggestion.
Hmm, ignore the pin in the Google map, I thought I had removed that - the interface is a little too persistent about remembering searches. It's the tall building I work in. North side, 10th floor. Hopefully, the pin is gone now.
Well, I see that I am eligible for a Lifetime Achievement Bloggie. Nobody nominated me of course. Ah, well.
If Microsoft made guitar amps (via Thumbrella)
More new foods at McSweeney's - don't read while in the act of drinking anything.
Been listening to Johnny Staats who is a very fine mandolin player indeed.
Damn, I had a fantastic idea for an RSS service last night and I can't remember it now. Given that I couldn't for the life of me get hold of the word alloy over the weekend, I doubt it will come back.
Auctioneers - try 1964 and 2004
Artnatomia is everywhere today, but it is an excellent tool
Great list of apples - I love apples
Sitayana (but no chapter 4 for some reason)
Prangstgrup - check out the archive. Startup sound is good.
I forgot to add that someone is suggesting that bird flu is a scare to get people vaccinated with "micro-chips, possibly even terminator chips"! Woooo, scary! The trouble with Nexus is that hidden under all the wacko, nuttiness and utter ill informed ignorance there are sometimes glimpses of interesting possible truths which is what keeps me coming back to it. These flashes do seem to be getting fewer though.
I just got the most recent Nexus magazine. I always swear I am not going to buy another copy but always end up getting it. Someone is advertising proudly that their gadget was awarded "best new alternative health product for 2005" by the Buckinghamshire Echo! Suggested vists to Electric Universe and New criminologist And I'm only on page 5. Such an embarassment of riches.
"A l'eau. C'est l'heure." The motto of the French Navy (according to the sleeve nots on a Sandy Brechin CD). What should call sleeve notes on a CD since there is no sleeve? Case notes?
Midi or Virtuoso? (I got one wrong)
A google experiment : a link to Len's Rio Caliente pages
Best of Google video - some I hadn't seen
Catching up on television tonight : watched the Sun Ra documentary that was on a while back and a program about Soho in the 50s. Both excellent.
An old story of course, but I hadn't come across the FH rant before. Excellent!
More Clarksdale Moan (I didn't know about the Patton photo either, or about the Robert Johnson track. *sigh*)
Good lord, someone has found "Clarksdale Moan". I'd really like to know the story behind that. (Misssing link there - there is a wikipedia entry that will tell you all if you don't already know)
Nothing much in the Museum of Bifurcated Rivets yet, but there will be. Be prepared for lots of unslick design....
Betty Crocker (from the same site as Sears 1971)
Been listening to a trio album by Toshiko Akiyoshi - fine piano playing.
Find out about the diatoms of Loch Maree at my dad's website.
Fusion Anomaly (via FFK/Fulm)
A hidden goatse, or is it just me? Wonderfully meaningless diagram. I love the way that the web is this little puff of dust at the bottom.
I have to say that I find all these people who obsess on the net about life improvement slightly unsettling. What is wrong with piles of stuff for example? or indeed, clutter - just because some people don't like it, does not mean that it is necessarily indicative of being a bad person. I find anal tidyness weird and unhealthy, but you seem to not to be allowed to say that, just as you are not allowed to say that a lot of the GTD has all the manifestations of a cult : I got flamed horrendously by someone for suggesting that.
Hah - I'll do it for 50 quid.
Some Hampton Hawes now - what a great piano player he was.
Oh, more good stuff from iTunes, Alison Brown, I'm naked and going to Glasgow. The random numbers have been hitting the spot today.
Big article in the Observer today where Henry Porter confuses the web with the Internet. *sigh*
Remember when Spybot - Search & Destroy had less than 10000 tests? 34177 in the current version.
Barnraiser - looks like somethign I have been after for a while
One of my all time favourite tunes linked from here.
Implosion World - the videos are great. The stadium demolitions are great - fulton is better than philly since it is bi-directional
I may be doing some layout fiddling off and on over the next while so if it sometimes looks horrible and wrong (or at least horribler and wronger), I would advise you to take less of whatever it is you are taking.
Meatbook (note page 8 - add MSG to rice when cooking it and "The Rice Industry no longers considers it necessary to wash rice before cooking" : the Rice Industry?)
Teleflip - I only know one US mobile number, so I've tried it
The conditions for US photo stamps - 3A seems potentially to exclude almost anything worth putting on a stamp!
Phonetrips - note the retro web awards too.
I got a fantastic rivet sizing gizmo today that I bought on ebay. Tells you the size of holes to drill and stuff. Definitely one for the calendar.
Boing Boing has a thing about someone spending a year at Disney World? Why would anyone voluntarily visit that hell of earth?
Another website that refuses to accept .name email addresses - it tests on the length of the last component of the domain being 2 or 3 characters long. People do need to stop relying on tests like that. (And, no, there is not meant to be a link associated with this posting)
Absolutely fantastic - I might even start using this to put up nice images.
Hmmm - you might think the page creator is somehow unsure of their gender.
Seen on the net : "The top five Windows problems:
1) Viruses. 2) Infections. 3) Spyware. 4) Trojans. 5) Adware.
What a perfect acronym for the latest from Redmond!"
Totally agree - I really want a steam room or something in my house. (And a J-Loo)
What's with all these awful "10 ways to..." articles that have popped up recently (for instance) - "10 short trite paragraphs that fill a page" perhaps. I'm surprised that the Generator web log hasn't had a 10 list generator.
Hmmmm - ever wonder why all these secret societies are always of European origin? Where are all the Chinese and Indian secret societies, after all they've been civilised a lot longer. Or perhaps the Templars are a front organisation for an ancient Chinese society..... (Do follow the guy's links for some wonderful nuttiness)
Wacky Warnings - sort of funny, sort of yawn....
I was thinking about making a Bifurcated Rivets calendar : a lovely photo of a Bifrucated Rivets tin for every month.
Hemaworstje can try to hide but can't escape : try here. (quite NSFW as you would expect and indeed might hope)
Listen with headphones - astonishing and creepy
Thanks Gary - some good stuff in there, just the kind of thing I have been looking for recently too.
Atlantic 252 (of no interest to occipondians I suspect, and probably very few others)
Excellent "In Dada spirit, Highberger did not select a specific month to celebrate Dada. Instead he’s proclaiming International Dada month as Feb. 4, April 1, March 28, July 15, Aug. 2, Aug. 7, Aug. 16, Aug. 26, Sept. 18, Sept. 22, Oct. 1, Oct. 17 and Oct. 26. Highberger selected the dates by rolling dice and pulling numbers from a hat."
Hmmmm - might be NSFW and might offend, but do read about Master Skip, and indeed any of them. Do you think they know how ridiculous they sound?
Huh - I didn't get sent any. And where's my G5?
Strange, NSFW, and certain to offend
I note once again that I seem to have failed to win (or be nominated for) any of the prestigious web awards last year. Or even any of the unprestigious ones.
Closures and name changes - horrible when something like that happens. (I am still angry that they changed the name of Bainbridges in Newcastle)
I could go there (Len is going in fact)
One way to spend new year's eve (Though I think they got the year wrong)
Ball of paint (popups and horrible ad alert)
Bye Bye Blackboard - I much prefer blackboards to whiteboards for teaching.
Saddest songs - Satie Gymnopedie?????