Most decent bands, and Red Hot Chili Peppers, have marked their creative high...– Is the music industry calling time on the double album?
It’s great that Barack Obama is in touch with the web, yes. But when he gets his own social networking site for his supporters, you know it’s really time to have that bloody election. Please.
This is not how it was meant to be, Disability... →
No. It definitely wasn’t supposed to be like this.
It took a while to notice, but Westfield has been arranged very carefully to...– diamond geezer
Cocker plans to lecture his fans →
But I am not sure about Jarvis Cocker’s beard, frankly.
US scientists 'erase mice memory' →
With Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind being one of my all-time favourite films, the scientific breakthrough of this story appeals to me. And yet, I can’t help fearing that the mice might have selective memories of cheese erased. Which would be unbearably cruel.
Is blogging dead? →
Yes. Is that all? Next.
How are estate agents surviving? →
Like any reasonable person with a profound dislike of slimy estate agents, this isn’t exactly a question that has been causing me to lie awake at night.
Will closet racism derail Obama? →
“Popular conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh has referred to Mr Obama as the ‘little black man-child’ and Fox News has called his wife, Michelle Obama, his ‘baby-mama’.” I’m both worried and sickened now.
Hi-tech brings families together →
No no no. This is all wrong. All wrong. We want technology precisely for the purposes of avoiding our families.
You can tell we’re heading for recession when … the BBC starts...– meish dot org
Scouts to be prepared about sex →
The mind boggles as to what sort of achievement badges this could lead to …
UK economy 'already in recession' →
Pope is ‘already a Catholic’. Planet Earth is ‘already round’. Kittens are ‘already cute’. More profound news as it breaks.
Hello. It appears that the broken RSS feed for this Tumblr (I didn’t touch it, I swear! I didn’t touch it!) is now working again. I have no idea what happened there, but apologies if you’ve been missing the characteristic mix of links with bad-tempered sarcastic comments, pictures of cute fluffy animals, obscure music and products involving fonts that I really shouldn’t be...
Deerhoof - The Tears and Music of Love: Despite...
'I Am Under 18' Button Clicked For First Time In... →
Tip of My Tongue →
Find the word that you’ve been thinking about all day, but just can’t seem to remember.
Complaining about Oasis’s lyrics seems rather like shooting fish in a...– Oasis, Dig Out Your Soul
From Black to Blue and Back Again →
Not only curiously hypnotic, but also perfectly in sync with the throbbing of this morning’s headache.
Girl #1: Is it wrong to use IM as my preferred medium for argument with a...– almost literary: Quote of the Day
YouTube Commenters Hear Their Own Gibberish →
“Whether ‘audio preview’ will make any difference to someone whose entire comment reads “rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr” (actual comment from featured video) is to be seen.” We can only live in hope that some of the stupidest people in the whole of our online society will finally realise the error of their ways.
Gmail Helps Stop Your Drunken Email Rants →
Via an experimental new feature called Mail Goggles, apparently. What next? Google automatically sends apology emails to people you’ve argued with online?
Knopfler declines Straits reunion →
Oh, heavens above. Thank you Jesus for the smallest of mercies. Now let’s go out and burn copies of Brothers in Arms and dance maniacally round the pyre.
BBC 'fawns' in coverage of royals →
Hear hear. God bless Paxo and all who sail in him. Paxo for King. Or something.
Alex James names cheese after New Order song →
Headline of the day. You can’t help but love - in a slightly strange way - those former rock stars who give up snorting cocaine from groupies’ breasts to become country bumpkin types. Oh, and his Blue Monday cheese apparently tastes “very moist, very gooey, spicy with quite a mellow flavour with sweet notes”. I’m off to Sainsbury’s.
Every so often I need to remind myself that there’s an analogue world as...– pixeldiva
Jump crowd 'disgust' police boss →
Just in case you were beginning to feel even a little bit good about the world this weekend morning, here’s another example of how low the human race can sink: “Shaun Dykes, 17, from Kilburn, fell to his death from the top of the Westfield Centre multi-storey in Derby on 27 September, as onlookers shouted ‘jump’.”
Ealing Broadway: Anagram of Railway Bondage– diamond geezer
Mandelson to return to government →
Oh good grief. Not again. Doesn’t that man ever know when people have had enough of him?
This is the Wartime Broadcasting Service. This country has been attacked with...– BBC nuclear bomb script released
I always knew clowns were scary, possibly with borderline personality disorders. Here’s the proof.
OK, OK, so the banking industry is collapsing and by December we’ll all be...– danger: void behind door
Beat the Dust TV - the written word spoken →
Writers on video. I like this. Though I do wonder if I would have the nerve …
Victory at Sea - Bored Otherwise: “I’m...
Despite the challenges of those with bona fide autism, its functional male...– Hannah Betts: Six is my obsessive digit
In fact, as one colleague of mine said, after a few evenings’ viewing, it...– Kira Cochrane asks what the Paralympics says about the visability of disability in the media