Wednesday, December 24, 2003

One of the Queen's corgis has been attacked and killed by Princess Anne's bull terrier! The same bull terrier in fact that landed Annie in court for liking to gnaw on the occasional child or two. A royal source was quoted saying: "The incident has certainly put a damper on the Christmas holiday."
posted by Mark 10:21 AM

Tuesday, December 16, 2003

Killing Pop-up windows on the Realistic Internet Simulator is great fun, and had me chuckling away almost immediately. You need the sound on for this one however, it really completes the atmosphere.
posted by Mark 3:37 AM

Sunday, December 14, 2003

Catch the haggis, avoid the rain. Simple really.
posted by Mark 6:53 PM

The Picture of Everything - just keep clicking to zoom in on this singularly odd image.
posted by Mark 6:18 PM

Most people, at least here in the UK, are familiar with the famous official London tube map, but I always wondered how it would look if the stations were actually in the right places. Now I know (and here is a large version).
posted by Mark 6:12 PM

John Peel has always enjoyed hunting out music that most of us would never hear of, and playing it to us on the radio. Now you can go to for free and legal mp3 downloads of songs that have featured on his Radio 1 show recently. If you are looking for something different (and you have either the bandwidth or the patience) you can't really go wrong here. A most impressive collection, particularly as it's been assembled by a fan rather than being an official BBC site. Graham Steel is his name, and I for one am glad he made the effort.
posted by Mark 6:01 PM

PD Photo has an large and varied selection of free pictures, anything from lovely shot of the moon to a ladybird. The quality of the photography is excellent and it's great fun to just bumble around. It also has the advantage that if you are in the market for Public Domain (ie. free to use) photograps there are no restrictions on the use of the images. A good deal all round.
posted by Mark 5:51 PM

The film Mars Attacks! directed by Tim Burton (there's an excellent interview with him here) is one of those films people seem to either adore or despise. It was based on a series of bubblegum cards produced in 1962, and now, finally, they are viewable n the interweb in all their glory, including the text. Start here to read from the beginning, or here to select cards from a list. Go, on, have a look; it's like time travel.
posted by Mark 5:47 AM

I think constricting anus 100 times and denting navel 100 times in succession everyday is effective to good-bye depression and take back youth.

If this wasn't for sale on Amazon, there is no way I would believe it wasn't a joke. Even now I'm not 100% convinced . . .
posted by Mark 5:29 AM

Christamassy nonsense here, for those among you as like such. It's worth watching the girl build her snowman before you give it a shake...
posted by Mark 3:29 AM

Wednesday, December 10, 2003

The truth about devices.
posted by Mark 4:44 AM

Ultimate Glitter Star Fairy! ...of course you are, dear.
posted by Mark 4:18 AM

Grandmothers are often awkward to choose gifts for, I mean how many consecutive years can you give the old darling a scarf and some chocolates before she figures it out? Lucky for you I have the perfect present, and you can be reasonably sure she hasn't had one before too.
posted by Mark 4:06 AM

The Mushroom House is amazing. It took 22 years to complete, and it's quite startling. Imagine waking up in this bedroom or getting stoned in front of the fire. It really is beautiful, but to be honest I don't think I'd want to live there; I'd hate to have to dust & polish it all!
posted by Mark 3:50 AM

Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Make your own snowflake - it'll be better than mine.
posted by Mark 2:15 AM