Florsheim's MagneForce Shoes, Should We Worry about "Magnetic Deficiency"? "Wild Yam Cream" Threatens Women's Health. You've gotta love Quack Watch.
Not Without My Handbag monitors baby name mailing lists, has a teen sex column, and has a custom handbag thing happening. Also lots of other stuff including lynx.
Andrew Bolt reviews the reviewers for this year's Melbourne Festival and finds them just as bewildered as the rest of us non-intellectuals.
DB has been smoking hot in the posting caper so I have left well enough alone but I had to mention that JB has the Captain Scarlett box set for about $41. (also Joe 90)
My friend Rusty has started (another good local Melbourne boy), no Semi not THAT Rusty. (Colourful Language & Geek Warnings applicable FWIW).
|Category: Significant Cultural Acheivements|
A fitting tribute to one of the world's greatest comics.
I was tempted to categorise it in the "Over Engineered To Buggery" Classification but it seems we don't have one.It's Over Engineered To Buggery! Thanks Kenn.
|Category: Zany Advertising Types|
Hmm, it's the best of Stealth Disco, thanks linkless Howard. (Bit of a Quicktime warning for those on dial-up).
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|Category: Evil Empires|
Big Surprise! No more support for Linux, BSD, Netware, and Solaris!
|CATEGORY: INTERNET MADNESS |
LAST WEEK IT WAS INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY. With many misspellings.
Big Black Cat. (Just citing, FWIW).
Oh My Goodness Toto! I don't think we only make Macintosh any more.
|Category: Political Puns|
President who? Yeh, I know. It only just occured to me.
|Category: Audio |
Lengthy (but apparently thorough) article on ripping LP's.
This looks like an interesting product. Apparently it can "pre-cut" an album side into indivdual tracks as well which is kinda cool.
|Category: Search Engines|
We push the results through our proprietary nodal structure. Phrases and chunks of meaning accumulate in nodes, our intelligent algorithms then analyse those nodes and present the user with a series of categories that encapsulate the content of the search results. Whew! Thanks Kenn.
|Category: Religious Technology|
Hmm, Life's God.
I want to make more FOI applications to these guys!
I can't remember the last BBQ I went to which featured Macadamia Pavlova Roulade with passionfruit ice cream and new season mangoes but I may have just forgotten about it or something. I'm like that. (Interestingly enough the Blogger spell checker spat on Pavlova, Roulade, passionfruit and mangoes. What kind of spell checker is that? FWIW)
The National Museum of Australia needs $45mill to make their museum present the facts. You have to wonder how they could spend $150mill initially and get it so wrong(BIG PDF ALERT).
Oh No! Very sad news. They're about to remake The Six Million Dollar Man. It'll be directed by Todd Phillips (OK so far) and will star this bloke. (Updated) OK, I take it back. They're positioning it as a "spoof".
Oh, look! It's a whole new slant on recycling paper.
|Category: Fillums |
Tonight on cable I watched an earlier fillum that bloke made, Jeez it was good! What happened? Well, I know that he died and all. (I know, another "in-the-know" post -- by jingo, I've gotta try and stop doing these filmo smart-assed posts)
Everything you ever wanted to know about Easter Eggs.
Jeez, I've been waiting for this to come out on DVD for a while.
|Category: Audio |
These guys have some software that looks interesting.
Dive! Dive! Dive!
|Category: Conspiracy theories|
Find the Boeing!, I like stuff like that (or rather this kind of thing at least not necessarily this specific thing. Oh, you know what I meant).
|Category: Fillums |
This site has to be a good thing.
The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, where WWW means "Wretched Writers Welcome".
"As a scientist, Throckmorton knew that if he were ever to break wind in the echo chamber he would never hear the end of it."
Well not six bob a fart, rather 54c per beast per year, a big discount for attractive sheep, and a bit of a premium for an udder.
The "flatulence levy" was proposed by the Cabinet's climate change convenor, Pete Hodgson, to fund $8.4 million of research into livestock emissions. It would have required farmers to pay nine cents for each sheep, 54c for a beef animal and 74c for a dairy cow.But they decided against it due to "international derision". That's a fine way to legislate.
|Category: Kyoto (RIP)|
Iain Murray writes about the Russian announcements at the United Nations' World Climate Change Conference in Moscow. He makes a lot of sense IMHO. Aaron pointed this one out.
|Category: History |
I'm guessing that most of you are too young to appreciate this ironic event, Semi and I aren't.
|Category: Environment |
6 bob a fart! I'm frankly a bit concerned that neither Semi nor Timmy alerted me about this. (Unless they did and I missed it, which is highly likely).
|Category: Software/Audio |
Hell froze over! (Although I suspect that QuickTime set the precedent)
(Time limited link I suspect)
Robert Bidinotto publishes something he wrote some years ago suggesting that Earth day become a religious holiday.
We may even be able to insist--on grounds of separation of church and state--that the government stop shoving environmentalism down our throats, through smothering regulations, public school indoctrination, and insufferable sermons from politicians such as Al Gore.
|Category: Technology |
I guess you'd better firstly look before you Leap Second.
Tim Blair suggests celebration of diversity might be taken too far. I found the actual article quite funny (is today April 1?).
|Category: Gentle Humour|
Pointed out by my brother in computing, Ben (it panes me to think we are of the same blud, tinkle tinkle plonk), and me shocked that I have never seen it before, How to be Topp in Compsci. If you are still with me you will be pleased to see that St Custard's is online. If you are not still with me perhaps you need to go to About Nigel.
If you're still completely in the dark go look at the Amazon readers' reviews.
|Category: Parody |
I'm not sure that I fully understand this, but folks better read than me probably will.
|Category: Fillums |
Last night on cable I watched the other fillum that bloke made, (NO!!! Not that one(s)). Jeez it was good! What happened?
From 'A Gift From God' Renews a Village (washingtonpost.com).
[In 1991] Even after Hussein's army quashed the revolt by slaughtering thousands of Shiites and attacking their villages, the president was bent on retribution. He ordered the marshes drained.and
"Saddam did everything he could to kill us," he said. "You cannot recover from that right away."Go read it! Thanks Bargarz
Thank goodness I can go back to using my shift key again.
Is that a micro-processor in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me?
I have come to know a little of Melanie Phillips from her diary which has become a daily read. I have come to like Melanie Phillips a lot.
What appears to be quite a comprehensive buyer's guide for DAW's.
|Category: Local Culture|
Whilst researching further for the previous post, I stumbled across this fascinating site! Haven't had a decent look yet though, FWIW!
|Category: Recently Dead Celebrities |
It Could Be You! Vale. (Personally I preferred the "Queen For A Day" segment most of all and if I get a chance over the weekend I'll try and find a link).
|Category: $US |
I originally thought that this was a Photoshop mock up but apparently it's fair dinkum. Funny lot Americans, apparently they're not in favour of it either, reminds me of the dollar coin debacle! (Can't seem to find a link, sorry).
The Annals of Improbable Research site has some lovely stuff including the Ig Nobel home page, and this bear suit article.
How come I didn't know about the natural nuclear reactors at Oklo in Gabon? I was reading a nice little anti-anti-nuke article in Bizarre Science when I discovered a reference in a section about containment of waste. All great reading!
|Category: Language |
Boy, that Robert Fradkin is certainly a character!
|Category: Internet |
Everything you wanted to know about Worms, but were afraid to ask!
|Category: Festive Season |
USB Christmas Tree Light!
A must read article on the details of finding the perpetrators of the Bali bombing has been pointed to by lots of people but I have to give The Age a tick for printing such a magnificent piece. It could be that dead-tree readers will forget about this piece of writing, but digital nuts never will!
Daughters cause divorce? Well... the numbers don't quite produce such a substantial conclusion but they certainly seem to increase the likelihood. A very interesting article pointed out by Gene Expression.
And... we're on fire with questionable statistics here at Tram town today: Breast Implants Linked to Suicide!
|Category: Audio |
The Incredible Shrinking Studio
The colour of noise - fascinating!
|Category: Recipes |
Hmmm, how to cook an Alien.
|Category: Complete works|
I guess it's been possible to get the complete (film) works of Elia Kazan for some time now. It's a great body of work he leaves behind. Over at BrookesNews is an interesting response to some left commentary on Kazan in The Australian.
It's school holiday time and me and the boys just spent some time down at Phillip Island in Westernport Bay about two hours from Tram Town Central. We went to see the fairy penguins returning from their daily fishing adeventures. A less spectacular spectacle I could not imagine. It's about 40 years since I last saw it and my memory of it had definitely become falsified over the years. The 8-year-old forgot to take a jumper and I had to give up mine for him because concerned parents were commenting on how cold he was; teach him a lesson, I was thinking. I'm guessing we saw about 30 penguins altogether and at $30 for entry that makes $1 per beast and I'm here to tell you that they're only small buggers... I estimate that, for every ten or so steps you take on the island, signage reminds you that you are a
STOP PRESS: Semi scores in the competition for first Tram Town use of a word with all 5 (6) vowels in alphabetical order.
HUMOUR: A man was charged with slaughtering and cooking