WARNING! This isn't at all safe for work/school/parents, and if you easily take offence don't even think about following this link
. If though, like me, you don't mind a bit of swearing
and feel it's the best way to greet yet another crummy Monday, it's very entertaining and leaves you feeling somewhat the better for listening. Various celebrities from Channel 4
shows (including some of the American ones like The West Wing and Scrubs) reveal their favourite swear words. No bleeping, no censorship. Basically it's the b***ocks.
Update: It looks like this link has been pulled. Drop me a line if you find a copy on-line.
Whilst trying to pre-empt the release of Strong Bad's 100th email (most anticipated web event of the year?) I was poking around in Strong Bad's HTML when I found this
(it's a variation of the system is down
page). You'll have to be quick to catch it (hopefully) as I assume it'll be replaced by the real 100th email soon.
While I am amazingly lazy/disorganised/busy/tired I do at least try to make an effort to visit the web sites of all my referrers, commentors and e-mailers. Thanks to everyone for their visits. The sites of two visiting folks have entertained me recently: the flash animation
and the music
(extra respect to Liam for the Homestar Runner style site navigation).
I wasn't too sure to begin with, but a few weeks into the first series and I'm begining to quite like Hustle
, the slick new drama (comedy?) from the BBC
that tracks the adventures of a group of con-artists.
They're masters of the long con, one that's planned & implemented over a period of time to achieve the greatest financial gain (see more con jargon here), which of course provides plenty of opportunities for mishap and entertainment. It's all essentially nonsense I'm sure, and about as far from reality as I am from a lottery win (10 quid in the work syndicate last week!), but it's fun nonsense, and very pleasing to watch.
The oddest thing is the cast, who all seem very familiar, but you can't quite put your finger on where you've seen then before, with the exception of the man from uncle. Unsung stars of the show for me though are the London skyline and city streets which are shot very stylishly and contribute heavily to the show's slick feel. I love working in London anyway, but seeing places you know, looking so good makes it all the more special.
Here in the UK we're awaiting episode 4 and I highly recommend taking a peek if you haven't already. Outside the UK watch out for Hustle being syndicated/re-broadcast, as I'm sure it will be. In the meantime, as always, the BBC website has loads of goodies to download, play with and read about.
purports to be a film that isn't released yet, but after investigating the site I'm not so sure. Perhaps it's some kind of on-line invention. Sure, there's a trailer
, but the amazon ad
is just a, rather good it has to be said, mock-up, pretending to be from the UK amazon store, while the site domain name is from Tokelau (.tk)
, and everything else is in Dutch. Still one thing is for certain the web site is a rather nice flash play thing and is good fun to investigate. The trailer also makes it look like it would
be a good film, so I'm going to keep an eye out to see if it really does get released.
import and sell the very latest Japanese slimline notebooks, palmtops and other desirable gadgetry to the UK and USA. Even as I type I've reverted to my childhood, and I'm pouting whilst screaming "I want
" over and over again. Oh to have a spare couple of grand in the bank...
on Windows XP Service Pack 2 (currently in Beta). It sounds like one big security lockdown, which while great, I hope it's better implemented than on Windows 2003 Server, which I've been wrestling with over the last couple of weeks. Getting Win2003 back to a state where you can use it as a web server is a bit of a nightmare (especially if, like me, you've had no proper training on the thing). Hopefully XP SP2 is a bit more intuative.
Some nice ways to write your own message from letterjames
The domain name says it all really. A glorious celebration of purple