Friday, 28 November 2008

We're Toast

No, we really are... 

This is quite possibly my favourite thing in the world (this afternoon):
Push-button motorised toaster that puts AFC on both sides of your favourite slice

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

It's Fab

We have a new captain. The man who has been earmarked for the job since the moment he arrived has, due to a bizarre set of circumstances which if they weren't happening to my club would be hilarious, got it:

Goodplaya puts it best, when comparing him to the previous four Arsenal skippers:
To the best of my knowledge, Cesc does not get sent-off twice a season, did not play for Chelsea, is not mad and does not have a drink problem.

I wish him the very best of luck, starting tonight with eight of his first-team players missing for the visit of Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League. Sheesh.

Monday, 24 November 2008

Your Office Needs These

Never let another FAIL or WIN go by unannounced in your world. Get this set of two self-inking stamps, one FAIL and one WIN. FAIL stamp is in bright red, WIN stamp is in black, both print in solid, all-caps Impact font. Both stamps are commercial, office-grade that require no ink pad and are good for hundreds of stampings (go wild!). Stamps print with a BY: and a DATE: field to show just who noticed this FAIL and WIN. Makes a satisfactory "ka-ching" noise when stamped. Each stamp produces an imprint 1.5 inches wide and 0.6 inch tall.

Friday, 21 November 2008

Kung Pong?

This is great:

Quite what it has to do with a mobile phone is somewhat debatable, but still, nice work :)

Overheard #60

Another one from work, I felt it was a bit early in the morning for naval gazing:
"Yes, corporate broking - it's all about the sailors."
In so many ways :)

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Polishing Chrome

I have been trying out the Google Chrome browser, because - well, it's shiny. So far, a resounding, if beta, yes. Simple, clean UI incorporating (aka stealing :) the best bits of functionality from Firefox, Opera and IE, it has made me question nearly all the add-ons I have installed in FF3 which seem to only serve to a) slow it down and b) leak memory all over the shop. Chrome is definitely a (qualified - no Mouse Gestures yet?) win.

However, one of the things I do a lot, other than posting drivel on this blog, is send interesting links to other people. Hang on, where is the Menu toolbar? Where is File > Send Link? It's not even a Right-Click option! Don't panic, Captain Mainwaring...

Nice fix. Thank you!

1001 Rules

Great idea. Wish I'd thought of it.

1001 rules for my unborn son

Personal favourites include:
 "94. Don't show off. Impress."
"269. If you've made your point, stop talking."
"165. On a night out with the boys, never be the first to go home."

Wednesday, 19 November 2008


Brilliant idea. Who would have thought it, eh? Fans of your oeuvre might want a place to go to get high-quality versions of your archived work. Amazing. Yes, we might even click a few ads and buy a few DVDs, T-shirts and the like.

Now, if you wouldn't mind going and having a quiet word with the buffoons at the RIAA...

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Fifteen Lovejoy

Just heard that utter n*b Tim Lovejoy on 606 complaining about the Arsenal fans starting a Mexican Wave last night:
"...oooh so you're just all concentrating on standing up and sitting down, why aren't you watching the football, thought Arsenal were an attractive side, why aren't you watching them then, it's a disgrace, etc and so on..."
a) Carlos Vela is Mexican.
b) He scored.
c) The Mexican Wave was a tribute to him.
d) Tim Lovejoy is a c*ck.

Nothing further to add.

Oh, I'm sorry, there is -- did Chelsea just get knocked out 5-4 on penalties by Burnley, Tim? Ooooops...

Overheard #59

Not technically an overheard, as I read it. Overread? Anyway, it's too good not to share (and my blog so my rules :)
"Don't flatter youself that munching chicken salad in the Ivy with the cast of Holby City makes you St Francis of Assisi."

Wilshere Class

This is rapidly turning into a football blog. Sorry about that, but the quality of some/most/all of Arsenal's youngsters last night was breathtaking. 

Five English players were in the starting line-up, one of whom was 16-year-old Jack Wilshere who once again impressed. Direct, with poise under pressure, the ability to ride a tackle and a keen eye for a through ball, he provided the eye-of-a-needle pass for Simpson's first goal. As Gunnerblog said,
"Fabio Capello was in the crowd last night, and I doubt it was to watch Titus Bramble."
which made me laugh a lot. 

It was the usual £10/£5 tickets so myself, Paul, Jenny and PJ joined a full-house Emirates (over 59,000 for a mid-week Carling Cup game?!!) and watched as the little scamps took Wigan to pieces, with Ramsey impressing again in midfield, Djourou a rock in defence and Vela scoring another sublime chip:

A word too for Fabianski who produced a close-range double save of the highest order near the end to deny De Ridder and then Zaki a consolation goal. 

So the quarter-final draw is on Saturday. Who's next for the kids - Spurs again?

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Is It Just Me...

...or does the name of this elevator company have to be a deliberate pun?

(click to enlarge)

No, no, I can wait...

Monday, 10 November 2008

Some People Have Too Much Time On Their Hands

Overheard #58

I forget the context, but we were in Brighton:
"It was like a slightly hoarse goth. Or a slightly goth horse.

Samir We Go Again

What a match.

Two proper footballing sides playing proper football. You can stuff your long throw routines up your arse; that's what this game is all about. Even Fergie admitted afterwards:
"Sometimes you have to hold your hands up and say that if you're going to be beaten make sure it is against a team that plays football."
And this is the way to win a match; watch Walcott's run across the edge of the box that drags three players out of position and opens up the gap, Nasri runs into the space, Cesc plays him in, thunderous shot, two-nil:

Of course, the question is still, "What do we do at 0-0 after 85 minutes when the opposition have had nine men behind the ball for the entire game?" but the amount of confidence this win will bring to the dressing room is immense. Love it. Still 6 points off the pace and United have a game in hand, but feels much better to be a Gooner today!

Friday, 7 November 2008

Overheard #57


So I asked her, "How many glowsticks would you need to make a necklace?"

Wednesday, 5 November 2008