Same shit, different blog.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Doctor Who: The Green Death


Doctor Who: The Green Death
BBC4 Tuesday 4 April - Thursday 6 April 7.10pm-8pm

"In this classic six-part serial from 1973, the tenacious timelord (Jon Pertwee) pits his wits against king-sized maggots and uncovers a sinister slimy substance in a Welsh coal mine".

Television at its best. Careful, its scary :-)

Tags: tv bbc

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Mafia joke

A Mafia Godfather finds out that his bookkeeper has screwed him for four million bucks. This bookkeeper is deaf, and it was considered an occupational benefit why he got the job in the first place, since it was assumed that a deaf bookkeeper would not be able to hear anything and never have to testify in court.

When the Godfather goes to shakedown the bookkeeper about his missing four million bucks, he brings along his attorney, who knows sign language.

The Godfather asks the bookkeeper: "Where is the four million bucks you embezzled from me?" The attorney, using sign language, asks the bookkeeper where the money is hidden. The bookkeeper signs back: "I don't know what you are talking about." The attorney tells the Godfather: "He says he doesn't know what you're talking about."

That's when the Godfather pulls out a 9 mm pistol, puts it to the bookkeeper's temple, cocks it, and says: "Ask him again!"

The attorney signs to the underling: "He'll kill you for sure if you don't tell him!"

The bookkeeper signs back: "OK! You win! The money is in a brown briefcase, buried behind the shed in my cousin Enzo's backyard in Queens!"

The Godfather asks the attorney: "Well, what'd he say?"

The attorney replies: "He says you don't have the balls to pull the trigger."

(Thanks Ian)

Tags: humour

Monday, March 27, 2006

Centipede v mouse


I am too scared to watch this video. It is of a giant centipede eating a mouse.

You can download videos from (& 40 other sites) with keepvid.

Tags: animal video

Unusual Buildings


Most Unusual Buildings On Earth
A collection of peculiar architectural follies.
Some of these are pretty obviously just built weirdly to mess with peoples' heads. Oh you architects - those long winter evenings must simply fly past.

Tags: weird

System security

Agnitum firewall
Avast anti virus
AVG anti virus
BHOdemon for locating browser helper objects.
CookieWall Organize your cookies
CW Shredder removes CoolWebSearch
HiJack This - tutorial
Housecall - online antivirus
Shoot The Messenger
Panicware Pop-up stopper
Parasite checker
Shields Up Online system check
Spamihilator - anti-spam filter
Spybot - Search and destroy
SpywareBlaster Stops unwanted spyware downloads
Traceless - Deletes unwanted Temp. Internet files.
Zone Alarm

Tags: software technical downloads resources useful

Jerry Springer The Opera

"Jerry springer the opera opened in Manchester recently and some bible thumpers turned up to protest at the blaphemy only to be out numbered by anti-protester protesters 3 to 1".

All the fun & games are coming to the Theatre Royal in the first week of May.

Tags: humour theatre photos

Sunday, March 26, 2006

sunderland @ SOS

Since sunderland Premier League home win

English Premier Sunderland 1-2 Leeds 26-12-2002
English Premier Sunderland 0-0 Blackburn 11-01-2003
English Premier Sunderland 0-1 Southampton 28-01-2003
English Premier Sunderland 1-3 Charlton 01-02-2003
English Premier Sunderland 1-3 Middlesbro 22-02-2003
English Premier Sunderland 0-2 Bolton 15-03-2003
English Premier Sunderland 1-2 Chelsea 05-04-2003
English Premier Sunderland 1-2 West Brom 19-04-2003
English Premier Sunderland 0-1 Newcastle 26-04-2003
English Premier Sunderland 0-4 Arsenal 11-05-2003
English Premier Sunderland 1-3 Charlton 13-08-2005
English Premier Sunderland 1-2 Man City 23-08-2005
English Premier Sunderland 1-1 West Brom 17-09-2005
English Premier Sunderland 1-1 West Ham 01-10-2005
English Premier Sunderland 1-3 Man Utd 15-10-2005
English Premier Sunderland 1-4 Portsmouth 29-10-2005
English Premier Sunderland 1-3 Aston Villa 19-11-2005
English Premier Sunderland 0-1 Birmingham 26-11-2005
English Premier Sunderland 0-2 Liverpool 30-11-2005
English Premier Sunderland 0-0 Bolton 26-12-2005
English Premier Sunderland 0-1 Everton 31-12-2005
English Premier Sunderland 1-2 Chelsea 15-01-2006
English Premier Sunderland 0-3 Middlesbro 31-01-2006
English Premier Sunderland 1-1 Tottenham 12-02-2006
English Premier Sunderland 0-1 Wigan 11-03-2006
English Premier Sunderland 0-1 Blackburn 25-03-2006

Embarrassing isn't it?

Tags: football humour

Google Anon


The sales pitch
"If someone was peering over your shoulder, watching every Google search you made; making a note of what you looked for; what you found; and sometimes where you visited from the results; (and maybe every email you sent and received); and did so for years and years: they'd grow to know quite a bit about you, eh? Well, that's what [...] Google [...] do, forever, if you don't take simple precautions".

What is it?
After right clicking on a link on Milly's page, select Bookmark This Link... (Favourites in MS internet explorer).
You now have a link which can be clicked on when you visit a google page. This will break the link between you and the data google has amassed.

The page Milly has written explains it all a lot better than I can. It has a faq section which covers most things.

Tags: internet technical resources

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

England beat India to tie test series

England 400 & 191 beat India 279 & 100 by 212 runs

Tags: England cricket bbc

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Film quote quiz 1

Here's 10 quotes from films. Do you know what films they are from? (Easy)
1. "I arrest you, Sir Charles Phantom, the notorious pink Lytton."
2. "I have you now!"
3. "You ever seen a grown man naked?"
4. "Oh no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was beauty killed the beast."
5. "This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it."
6. "If she were a president she would be Baberaham Lincoln."
7. "At my signal, unleash hell."
8. "They're here."
9. "Right turn, Clyde."
10. "Let's make like the shepherd and get the flock out of here!"

Tags: film quiz

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

IQ test

"Your IQ score is 138!
You have a strong ability to process visual-spatial and mathematical information and this, combined with your logical mind, means you are a Visual Mathematician. You can manipulate multiple parts of the picture (or problem) to come up with a solution and can understand the "big picture," which is partly why people may turn to you for direction.

Like Einstein, your ability to detect patterns and your skills in maths and logic, make it natural for you to come up with ideas and theories that simplify processes for everyone".

138 - I'm gutted! I agree with the summary though ;-)

Tags: quiz

Ha ha ha America


"I am not sure of the origin of this hilarious video clip doing the rounds showing China poking fun at America, but, contrary possibly to first impressions, I suspect it will go down rather well at the White House".

The link on the Telegraph site ( no longer works, but there's a copy of it here.

Tags: video humour USA

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Desktop Earth

"Desktop Earth is a wallpaper generator for Windows. It runs whenever you're logged on and updates your wallpaper with an accurate representation of the Earth as it would be seen from space at that precise moment".
"Images are created from high-resolution textures (2560x1280) - they work on anything, even on SVGA".

Tags: technical wallpaper photos

England lose second test

India (338 & 144-1) beat England (300 & 181) by nine wickets

Tags: England cricket

Monday, March 13, 2006

Meet Karl Pilkington


"Ricky Gervais interviews his radio and podcast sidekick Karl Pilkington. See into the mind of a madman. And yes, he's for real".

(Thanks Dekka)

Tags: video humour

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Robot videos

BigDog @
(file under geek).

"The Most Advanced Quadruped Robot on Earth"

"BigDog is the alpha male of the Boston Dynamics family of robots. It is a quadruped robot that walks, runs, and climbs on rough terrain and carries heavy loads. BigDog is powered by a gasoline engine that drives a hydraulic actuation system. BigDog is the size of a large dog or small mule, measuring 1 meter long, 0.7 meters tall and 75 kg weight".

The video on this page is incredible - or there's a copy of it here (11.5MB) if you know how to download from rapidshare.

There's 4 of them at the robtics department at Boston Dynamics.

Tags: technical video weird downloads USA

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Simpsons intro video clip


Actors re-create the entire intro to The Simpsons.

Tags: video humour

All your base are belong to us


"All your base are belong to us" is taken from the opening of the Japanese video game Zero Wing, the translation of which was terrible to the point of hilarity.

Tags: humour games music weird

Americans Reject Evolution


A Gallup report reveals that more than half of all Americans, agree with the statement, "God created man exactly how Bible describes it."

Only 12% back evolution and say "God had no part."

God bless America

Tags: religion USA

Football quiz - Crespo

Hernan Crespo

1) How many league titles has Hernan Crespo won in the last 10 years?
Currently playing for: Chelsea (£16,800,000)
Last 10 years:
Milan: 15-07-2004 to 30-05-2005 Loan
Inter: 31-08-2002 to 26-08-2003 £16,570,000
Lazio: 01-08-2000 to 31-08-2002 £35,400,000
Parma: 01-08-1996 to 31-05-2000

2) How many international goals has he scored in 55 appearances for Argentina?

Tags: football quiz

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Unfair bank charges


We all know that it does not cost a bank £25 to £39 to return a Direct Debit, Standing Order or cheque, and luckily so do judges, and indeed the banks. It’s purely a money making scheme, and a lucrative one at that – with estimates that the charges from the top 4 UK high street banks generated £3 billion alone. One in five bank customers incur these types of charges, and because it's a bank imposing them, most assume that the bank must be legally entitled to do so.

Under the 1977 Unfair Terms (contracts) Act, the sheer fact that ALL banks make these charges makes this a breach of the act (the example given is exactly that!).

This is also a breach of the 1999 Consumer Credit Act (Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts - the OFT is already investigating the charges levied by Credit Card Companies) and possibly the Sale of Goods Act, and many others.

Tags: bank money law

Cat v Hammer


Who is your money on?

Tags: animal video humour - an excellent software library with a forum.

"MajorGeeks is here to help you get the most out of your computer mainly by offering tools to the beginner or advanced user (hopefully you someday)...we check every program to be sure it basically does what it promises and is spyware and virus free".

Tags: forum software technical resources useful

Sunday, March 05, 2006

NUFC/England quiz

Name the six players who have played for Newcastle who were in the 1990 England World cup squad?

(Thanks Kylie/Ben)

Tags: football nufc England

First test drawn

England (393 & 297-3 dec) drew with India (323 & 260-6)

Tags: England cricket

Friday, March 03, 2006

F14 flight experience

@ just Keith Barrows

An article written by Rick Reilly of Sports Illustrated. He details his experiences when given the opportunity to fly in a F-14 Tomcat.

Thanks Laura

Tags: humour Laura



Moonbow and Venus imaged by Rob Ratkowski (photography) in May 2004.

Moonbows are very rare. The moon must be bright and not too high, the sky must be dark else the faint bow will not be visible and there must be rain in the direction opposite the moon. Orion was setting when Rob took this spectacular image, Venus is the bright object inside the bow. Mars is above it to the left and Saturn is above Mars and outside the primary. Capella is the bright star to the right (north) of Venus.

(Thanks ILuvNUFC)

Tags: technical space photos iluvnufc

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Discover New Music - Pandora


Let the internet suggest some bands/songs you might like.
"Can you help me discover more music that I'll like?

Those questions often evolved into great conversations. Each friend told us their favorite artists and songs, explored the music we suggested, gave us feedback, and we in turn made new suggestions. Everybody started joking that we were now their personal DJs".

Tags: music

Climate change


"Take part in the largest climate change experiment ever.
We need the computer power you're not using. An experiment developed for the BBC by climate scientists, led by Oxford University, using the Met Office climate model".

Tags: technical nature environment bbc

Osgood was good


Peter Osgood has died at the age of 59.
He played in the first FA Cup final I watched, and was the last player to score in every round of the cup.

'Osgood was good' is a reference that "Osgood is good" was written on the side of the van in the original The Italian Job.


Tags: football death bbc