Friday, 29 June 2007

Where's Your Head At

(I have to credit Alex for this so Alex, here is your credit. Thank you, Alex.)

Right, this might just be one of the most beautiful things in the world:

Heineken have teamed up with Krups to make the BeerTender, a sleek looking home beer tap with refillable kegs for your brew of choice (including Amstel). Not to be outdone, Philips have partnered with Inbev (home to Grolsch) and produced much the same thing in PerfectDraft. In the UK, we will have to be satisfied with the slightly inferior DraughtKeg which is to be released this summer. But anyone fancy a trip to Holland? I can see one of these in my soon-to-be shed.


Thursday, 28 June 2007

Just Say No

No fridge, no phone, no washing machine, no dishwasher, no freezer, no internet, no lawnmower, no vaccuum, November*.

* with apologies to Art Of Noise

Saturday, 23 June 2007

Thursday, 21 June 2007

Smoother Ride

Going Underground tells of another new design for the Tube map, this time with curves, making it easier to follow whilst being more similar to the geographical map (without the scale issues that brings in the very middle and at the outer reaches):

I really like it - clean, easy-to-read and indicates better the actual direction you are heading. But is London ready for it - what do you think?

Wednesday, 20 June 2007

Watch The Birdy

This is awesome (thanks, musiclikedirt). French outfit Birdy Nam Nam* were DMC World Team Battle Champions and last year released their self-titled debut album as well as a live CD, 'Stephane'. Anyway, not content with just your clever-fancy-tricksy scratching, they use the decks like an instrument. I'm really impressed:

* apparently their name was taken from that great Peter Sellers film, 'The Party'. So now you know...

Tuesday, 19 June 2007



Yes, we have our new abode, hence the slight lack of recent posts.

Keys in hand, stuff in boxes, just waiting for the new beds/fridge/freezer/washingmachine/dishwasher/coffeetable/
bureaux/cuddlytoy/bendybully/dustybin* to arrive.

And I've got to do some grouting (rock 'n' roll!) - see you on the other side :)

* delete as applicabl.....actually, no, we need everything.

Wednesday, 13 June 2007

Overheard #15

"That's because minus six is the number there aren't."
(So how many actually are there?)

Tuesday, 12 June 2007

I May As Well Quit

You may have noticed that I am a fan of the 'pun' post title.
But this one made me laugh out loud. You win, rotorgoat:
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Saturday, 9 June 2007

A (Fairly) Recent Conversation On IRC

[14:18] (fourstar) so i went to Lillywhites yesterday and i was truly saddened
[14:18] (fourstar) it's just a f*cking 'Sports World' in a wonderfully famous & historic London building
[14:18] (greatbiglizard) tbh, it's been pretty ropey the last couple of years
[14:19] (fourstar) yeah, i didn't know - it is clearly the fifth circle of hell, staffed by incontinent meandering baboons, stocking only ill-fitting highly-flammable nylon sportswear, available in size (a) big-boned b*stard offspring of Giant Haystacks or (b) amoeba
[14:20] (fourstar) and now the aforementioned baboons have walkie-talkies
[14:21] (fourstar) so they spend all their time shouting random shoe sizes at the stockroom, the occupants of which are plainly out of their minds on ridiculously strong skunk (or busy contemplating the physical influence of supercoiling DNA-modifying enzymes and calculating the chemical energy of nucleoside triphosphates required to unwind the DNA double helix into single strands)
[14:21] (fourstar) but i reckon the former...
[14:22] (fourstar) anyway, they only ever have anything in a size 6 or in pink/yellow stripes
[14:24] (fourstar) w*nkers

Thursday, 7 June 2007

Fuzzy Felt Fries: Slight Return

Amazing what you can find to go with your cheeseburger, isn't it:

"French fries puppet features 4 wiggly fries with friendly faces perfect for story telling..."

Wednesday, 6 June 2007

Go Fish

CatFishing is brilliant.
Guess the person/object/thing from the WikiPedia categories it is in.
But be warned - once you start...

(via Alex and MeFi)

UPDATE: Wikington Crescent is pretty distracting too

Tuesday, 5 June 2007

Shaking That Brass

I like this - the Central Band Of The Royal British Legion's re-working of Gravity's Rainbow by lovable Nu-Rave mop-tops, Klaxons:

Remember that Acid Brass CD by the Williams Fairey Band from back in the day? 2001!

Monday, 4 June 2007

Fuzzy Felt Fries?

After the plush meat, this is the obvious next level:

"This Interactive Cheeseburger plush plaything is 100% fat-free but full of fun! Activity cheeseburger teaches building skills and stimulates baby with textures, crinkle, squeaker, rattle, button, and Velcro. 5" tall."

Yes, even in his/her earliest months, your child can start practising for that McJob :)

Sunday, 3 June 2007

No Direction

So Dylan you know like man just totallyyyyyyyyy.

(insert punctuation as necessary)

Friday, 1 June 2007

Onoz! Teh Spaartanz!!!111

Excellent! Your favourite worst films condensed into half a kilo of words and fully l33T h4X0r'd up for the youth by b3ta regular (and 2002 winner of some Grauniad award or something), Scaryduck:

Scaryduck: Condensed Filmz

"Princess Leia: You'll never take me alive! Oh. You have."

Foreign: Ah hahahaha! I have got away from J. Bond with my camera-friendly l33t running-and-jumping-about sk1llz and by hiding in my country's embassy, where I am supposedly safe. ROFFLE!"

"Hooper: I'll help! I hav l33t shrk kllng sk1llz! LMAO"

Six so far, hopefully more to come - how about "The Unbearable Lightness Of Being"...