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The Real UK Citizenship Test

A while ago, I noted that the initial UK Citizenship Test was a) hard and b) pointless – the recently proposed revision isn’t much better, but thankfully Twitter…

what the dickens ?

An extract from an email I’ve just received: “As we are trying to have a carbon free Christmas this year…” So, no Coal as a gift this year…

ad to the bone – The Executive Coloring Book

ad to the bone – The Executive Coloring Book: http://www.adtothebone.com/tecb/theexecutivecoloringbook.html Via John Nack

spec writing for the PHB

Ok, so who thinks of {Dilbert}’s boss when reading this snippet from a product spec PDF: Dimension 25mm x 115mm x 75mm (when laying flat); 115mm x 25mm…

lolthings

These last few weeks I’ve been rather distracted, thanks to a question from Duncan regarding lolcats, in particular linking to icanhascheezburger, which I can now say does run…

wonderfully titled sales email

Following on from the misogynist email from Amazon, a rather more apposite one from iWorld: From: iWorld.co.uk@…. Subject: FREE Noise Isolating Earphones for Fathers Day! Doesn’t say which…

Disneyland in China? – Japan Probe

Disneyland in China? – Japan Probe: http://www.japanprobe.com/?p=1678 Classic quote: “It’s not a mouse. It’s a cat with very big ears” (via /.)

things that make me smile

Showbiz – News – ‘Spamalot’ team breaks coconut record – Digital Spy: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/showbiz/a45654/spamalot-team-breaks-coconut-record.html?rss Could only have been better if it had been reported on a Monday morning.

whomix – doctor who theme remixes

From Tim, who obviously thinks I need a distraction: whomix – doctor who theme remixes: http://whomix.trilete.net/ What a lot of work – a few select examples also came…

behold the tyger

Neil Gaiman’s Journal: Rabbits and Tygers and Butterflies oh my: http://www.neilgaiman.com/journal/2007/04/rabbits-and-tygers-and-butterflies-oh.html Oh, the Tyger ! Now that is a great 4m 30s film combining animation and theatre styles…

no suprise to anyone that knows me, then

Well, hubert put his score up, so I decided to have a go: Oh dear – and the more worrying thing is that I know I could have…

one thing i never knew i never knew

“Knight Rider” (1982) – Trivia: http://imdb.com/title/tt0083437/trivia “According to Brandon Tartikoff, the head of programming at NBC during the 1980s, the inspiration for the series came about when NBC…

pigeon frenzy

Marksman Called In To Kill Kingstons Pigeons (from Surrey Comet): http://www.surreycomet.co.uk/news/localnews/display.var.1039169.0.marksman_called_in_to_kill_kingstons_pigeons.php Uninspiring article, amazing comments: don’t read them whilst drinking any sort of liquid unless you want to…

Natural UFO’s ?

Cloud Shapes: http://pic1.funtigo.com/valuca/?g=25544746&cr=1 Some amazing pictures here (page will take a while to render though) that make UFO stories so much more understandable. Assuming I haven’t been duped…

Tony Hawks != Tony Hawk

Tony Hawks – The Official Website: http://www.tony-hawks.com/skatemail.php “As you can see, they are not the same person. Tony Hawk is an American whizz kid skateboarding champion, whilst I…