Archive for March, 2006

How Evangelical Are You?

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

Kind of US-centric, but find out how Evangelical you are. I am apparently backslidden, which surprises me not at all.


Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

I have no idea what it is, but I want one.

God’s senator

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

Who would Jesus vote for? Meet Sam Brownback

Frightening and depressing stuff.

Woah-Oh, Maid Marian

Monday, March 13th, 2006

With what you’re doin’. Whoah, Marian. Oh, yes. Yes, yes, yes, yes.

Conversation of just now

Monday, March 13th, 2006

Nayf: I got SOOOOULLL!
Nayf: I’m super BAD!
Chris: Er
Nayf: What?
Chris: You got soul?
Nayf: And I’m bad
Nayf: I don’t think that’s particularly controversial
Chris: No, I just wondered what provoked that outburst.
Nayf: I shall now leave you to your emuladigiresourceconverter
Nayf: Boredom provoked it
Chris: Aha
Nayf: Boredom and lack of caffeine
Nayf: I’ll get right onthat
Nayf: Laterz
Chris: You’re a very odd boy.
Nayf: Thank you dear!

Bass Player Available

Monday, March 13th, 2006

Bass player available. Influences from Paul Simon through Joy Division to Trivium by way of punk, pop, new-wave, electro, metal, funk and anything else you’d care to mention. I can bring my own bass, amp, moody scowl and set of cool indie t-shirts; you will provide the band, gigs, tons of adoring fans and inches of press in NME and airplay on XFM.

(I might have just been to see the White Rose Movement again and decided that I want to play gigs in crappy tiny sweaty venues around the country; incidentally, if the WRM don’t have a top-ten single before the end of the year, I will eat my shoe*)

* shoe may be made of bread and never actually have been worn

Sony removes PSP ad from “inappropriate location”

Friday, March 10th, 2006

Sony has been forced to remove a poster which advised consumers to “Take a running jump” from tram and train stations across the country after transport staff expressed safety concerns.

I don’t know what it is about games companies, but they seem singularly incapable of coming up with decent advertising. Okay, this isn’t quite as good as some of the more spectacular Acclaim efforts, but it’s still pretty retarded – although I have to say that the poster advertising “Strong Language And Sexual Content Here” on a bus stop in front of some tower blocks in Whalley Range is probably quite accurate, although possibly not for the reasons Sony intended.

Even I was not immune: Empire decided, in their wisdom, that they’d advertise our port of Virtua Tennis to the PC by recreating that picture of a tennis player scratching her arse using an apparently famous porn star (who we never discovered the identity of) and the strapline: “Makes other tennis games look a**e!” Yeah, thanks guys. That’s really classy. No, seriously.

This is the greatest website ever

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006

Make your own comic strip!

(yes, I made a few, but they were all quite rude so I’m not sharing them with you as I know what happens when I swear on the internet, and yes, I’m also aware of the now-defunct Penny Arcade spin-off “The Bench” – of which there are some highlights here.)


Looks like that damned streetlight is also in on the action.

Blown my load?

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006

So, six posts on saturday and not a sausage since. I’m a bit low on ideas. I’ll be back soon. Promise.


Saturday, March 4th, 2006

At least it’s not as bad as Lithuania’s entry.

(courtesy of All Kinds Of Everything, the most frighteningly comprehensive Eurovision site on the Internet. I wonder if Conor knows about it…)