Friday, January 30, 2004

Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Von Hagens forced to return controversial corpses to China
MSNBC - Thar she blows! Dead whale explodes: "'More than 100 Tainan city residents, mostly men, have reportedly gone to see the corpse to 'experience' the size of its penis,' the newspaper reported."

Monday, January 26, 2004

I Robot Now

My god. I think we've created satire.
The Cat and the Hat as Viet Nam War Text, Tim Driscoll

Researching the Cat in the Hat for game news, I came across a wealth of inutility comparable to a holiday in a hash field. This book has inspired (and I use that term loosely) people to make the most esoteric design decisions. Considering it started out as a thought-experiment to determine whether a book could be read with a highly restricted vocabulary, it's certainly inspired an excess of words. For example;

The Yiddish Cat

you don't like it, go find another 3D Cat in the Hat screensaver!
or so reads the slogan for this screensaver...

Freud on Seuss cos their name's sound similar, like.

And finally, one of my favourite
Cats in hats thought experiment or so it seems.

Sunday, January 18, 2004

KPOI, listeners cry foul - The Honolulu Advertiser - Hawaii's Newspaper "D: All right. Let's hear from them. Let's hear what they have to say. It'd be interesting to hear what they have to say.

C: What, the Hawaiians? First off, they don't know how to dial the phone. They can't call. They don't know what they're doing. They have big calves. That's all. They're stupid people. We really should start bringing some of them in 'cause they're strong. They're a strong, sturdy breed."
Murfreesboro man tells why he froze 114 cats - Tuesday, 12/30/03
Telegraph | News | Spanish politician labels Blair an 'imbecile' on live television
Songs sung out of Agony.. Very weird, and completely incomphrensible discussion... if that sounds good, have a look...

Saturday, January 17, 2004

Where is Toby Ault?: "In the evening we reached the island of San Pedro, where we found the Beagle at anchor. In doubling the point, two of the officers landed to take a round of angles with the theodolite. A fox (Canis fulvipes), of a kind said to be peculiar to the island, and very rare in it, and which is a new species, was sitting on the rocks. He was so intently absorbed in watching the work of the officers, that I was able, by quietly walking up behind, to knock him on the head with my geological hammer. This fox, more curious or more scientific, but less wise, than the generality of his brethren, is now mounted in the museum of the Zoological Society." Darwin's diary of his voyages; occaisionally hilarious.

Monday, January 12, 2004

Retroglobe -- Synaesthesia Just listening to the Reith lectures on the BBC website - all about Neuroscience - and I was reminded of Synathesia - so I tried writing a short story about it - but while researching this was thrown up. I love synathesia - it doesn't make me blue.

Sunday, January 04, 2004