Tram Town
Friday, February 29, 2008
Category: Gardening
For Dummies! Click on the black background on this page.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Category: Audio
Bought one of these a while back -- I like it. But this looks like it could be pretty useful. (Now, if only it was battery or USB powered that'd be really cool)

Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Category: Religion
Theo Spark displays a local church notice board...

Category: Music
This is a TED Talk (and concert) from a Theremin expert.


Monday, February 25, 2008
Category: Bees Dogs Beedogs
There's one of everything on these ol' interweb tubes. Beedogs is a site with pictures of dogs in bee costumes. The curator insists, naturally enough, on NO Photoshopping. Good Stuff!™

Friday, February 22, 2008
Category: Health
Over at the Classically Liberal blog is a story from the Brits' national health scheme that gives some idea of its failings.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Category: Kitchen Appliances
Embarking down the renovation path again I'm coming across some fascinating appliances. As inverse-serendipity would have it I'm finding them just after I've already sprung for an alternate one. I almost bought this toaster until Peter pointed out it failed on the cob loaf and crumpet settings departments.
And then there's this. It's a cracker, download the pdf, it's well worth it!

Category: Economics
I found this article interesting. It puts the "ever-widening" U.S. rich/poor gap into perspective by comparing consumption per person in the top and bottom quintiles.

Monday, February 18, 2008
Category: Macabre
Aidan Chamberlain, 34, older brother of the long-since gone Azaria was recently married. The official cars used for the wedding consisted of:
  • The car that the Chamberlains drive to Ayers Rock 28 years ago which now bears the number plate 4ENSIC
  • The car that played that car in the film Evil Angels
Now I know this story is all over the press, I just felt I needed to record it here so that we can come back and look at it many years from now and say "Eeeewwwwww!".

Thursday, February 14, 2008
Category: RDC
I might just pop out for a smoke I guess. Vale.

Category: Warmening
One more catastrophe attributed to Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming™: The Loch Ness Monster.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Category: Littachuh
As pointed out by Tim Blair, IowaHawk has a magnificent [Archbishop of] Canterbury Tale.

Category: Seminars
Some of our readers may well be interested in this, or the keynote speaker at least. (most won't be but).
(The very annoying thing is that I'll be in Sydney the week before(ish) and, for the life of me, cannot think of a justification to stay on)

Category: Star Wars
Some people just won't let go of former glories. Lucas is now flogging an almost dead Ewok. I'll go and see it but. (Hmmm, maybe that's the problem)

Sunday, February 10, 2008
Category: DHMO
There have over the years been a number of instances of concerns being raised about the amount of dangerous DMHO in our environment. This is by far the most elaborate example that I have ever seen. It is apparently used by secondary school educators as an example of the sort of InterWeb nonsense students might want to be skeptical about.

Category: Sorry
In amongst all of the shrill commentary on the upcoming "apology", Keith Windschuttle's piece in yesterday's Oz seems almost serene. It is definitely worth reading for a few details that are not often covered.

Category: Sharia
Jeremy Clarkson has a few words to say about the Archbishop of Canterbury's recent remarks. Starting...
The Archbishop of Canterbury is the most annoying man in the world.
Read on.

Saturday, February 09, 2008
Category: Warmening
The ever sensible Prof P. Stott has written a piece on climate that goes quite some way to explaining where I stand. Well worth the read!

Friday, February 08, 2008
Category: Wind
We've written about windmill power before here at TramTown but we missed an interesting negative. Wind farms ‘a threat to national security’!

Category: Fat
It's been a long time between posts here at TramTown but, yet again, Sandy Szwarc over at Junk Food Science has inspired a post. In her latest post she gives a summary of the work of Ancel Keys (of K-ration fame) during the second world war and then covers some of the implications of that work. Well worth reading.

Saturday, February 02, 2008
Category: USA
In this article, P J O'Rourke gives quite a complete rundown on the current US presidential campaign. Well worth the read!

Category: GooTube
Tractor Square Dancing. Enough said!

Category: LucasFilms
Here are some products that apparently never made it onto the shelves.

Friday, February 01, 2008
Category: Fillums
A discussion about Woody Allen's font fetish -- I found it interesting

Powered by Blogger