Archive for April, 2006

Nintendo hate me and want me to suffer

Thursday, April 27th, 2006

I am crying into my Mario-shaped pillows right now.

And worse, I’m still going to buy one. Although I might have to order it online because I don’t know if I can face going into a shop and asking for a “Wii”.


This news has only been public for, like 4 hours or so, 3 of which I spent in the pub, and I’m already completely fscking sick of all the retarded “OMGLOLZ0R!!!111 IT IS LIKE WEE LIKE OUT OF UR N0B!!!!11111eleven” jokes. STOP IT. NOW. If this goes on for the next five years I’m actually going to kill someone. Seriously.

Iran has missiles that put Europe in range

Thursday, April 27th, 2006

Or at least, so Israel claim. And Israel have absolutely no reason to exaggerate the threat from Iran, so I’m sure this is totally unbiased and reliable information. Yes.

That’s what I call customer service

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

Not only did I get a nice personal email from Brent Lee hisself when I asked if they could ship the CDs to the UK, but when it turned up today I even got a nice personalised thank you card with it. It’s now taking pride of place on my desk atop a big pile of documents and coffee shop loyalty cards.

In the absence of any content

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006
Pictures of a sunset over Snowdonia, looking over the Menai Straits from Anglesey.
Skiing and stuff in Canadia.

Colour me unsurprised

Thursday, April 20th, 2006

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Dear GCC

Thursday, April 20th, 2006

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Why the Internet has ruined everything

Thursday, April 20th, 2006


More proof that the internet should have some sort of test

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

Do you think they… know?

Just Spotted

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

Two Toucan street salespeople types (you know, the ones that stop you in the street and offer you a “discount on your BT bill”, because, like, BT forgot to do this themselves and the only way they can let people know is by stopping them on the street at random. Yes.) sat outside the trendy (but utterly generic) new coffee shop on Deansgate – with McDonalds’ coffees. You can’t pay for class like that.

Roll Up The Rim To Win

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

Nayf wanted to know exactly what Tim Horton’s confusingly-named “Roll Up The Rim To Win” promotion was all about – and who can blame him? With such a deep and impenetrable name, I bet most of you are wondering, too. So, without further ado, there follows a full and complete explanation.

In Canadialand, there are a chain of baked-goods-and-beverage outlets (that is, the goods are baked, not the beverages; that’d just be weird) called Tim Horton’s. They’re really rather good and their Canadian Maple doughnuts are quite, quite fabulous – and they go just perfectly with a nice strong, black coffee, served in a stylish Tim Horton’s paper cup.

Now, here’s the clever part: the “rim” of the paper cup is – get this! – made up of the same cardboard as the rest of the cup but rolled over, to form a strengthening rim, holding the cup in shape. Genius, I know.

So, what the ever-so-clever people at Tim Horton’s figured was that – hey, if the rim is rolled over – they could get people to unroll the rim, revealing the print underneath! And they could print messages there! Messages like “Sorry, no prize this time – try again!” and, apparently, “Congratulations, you have won a really expensive car”. But they don’t just print these messages – oh no! If your message says you’ve won something, you really have! You can exchange your winning cup for whatever prize it says you’ve won. How magic is that?

And that, my friends, is the deep and mysterious secret behind Tim Horton’s clever promotion. Now, a short message for people in Canadia: SEND DOUGHNUTS AND MAPLE SYRUP. Thanks.