Sense tells me that I should be using Google Reader, but I find the user interface immensely aesthetically unpleasing. But Helvetireader is a userscript that pares down the application to the bare essentials. And it’s all in Helvetica, too. I think I am drooling. [via]
anything anything anything anything anything anything anything anything anything...– reasons to be cheerful … just write
Can Stephen Fry kill a gadget? →
Bequeathed skull stars in Hamlet →
A lovely, heartwarming story. I feel slightly sick.
Obituary: Richey Edwards →
Nearly fourteen years after his disappearance, this feels like a very odd and very surreal read indeed.
Microsoft Examines Causes of ‘Cyberchondria’ →
“The study suggests that self-diagnosis by search engine frequently leads Web searchers to conclude the worst about what ails them.” Pope is Catholic. France is full of French people. And I only have one leg (though I didn’t need the internet to tell me.)
things i’m considering doing instead of pretending... →
“Staying home and threatening to fist fight anyone who speaks to me.” This entry duly bookmarked for Christmas.
Despite appearances of neglect on my other site, fear not. I haven’t run out of ideas. I haven’t given up writing (yet). I am merely practicing the fashionable new art of slow blogging. And if you believe that, you’ll believe anything.
Productive Magazine →
“… a platform where the top productivity bloggers will share their best productivity principles and tips ‘n’ tricks. Let’s help everyone get more done and be more productive!” No, let’s not. For the sake of all that’s holy, let’s not.
She Went Of Her Own Accord →
A growing collection of jokes in the following form: - My wife’s gone to the Caribbean. - Jamaica? - No, she went of her own accord. Jamaica jokes are essentially puns, but their structure and form provide the sort of constraints which makes the Haiku more interesting than prose.
The nation’s favourite grandmother was, I thought, in fact a ghastly old...– BBC presenter thought Queen Mother was a ‘bigot’
Cave lives in the top floor of this block in Hove, overlooking the sea. ‘I...– Nick Cave: Suited, booted … and very, very dark
The plucky ‘dancing pig’ emerges as a winner then, his public...– The Independent: Strictly con dancing
Perhaps I didn’t swear enough. Swearing has become the mark of comedy, but...– Clive James: Turning the air blue
The laws about assisted suicide in this country are made by educated people, but...– “I cannot forget what life was like before” by Noel Martin
Worn down, feeling like a burden and with their needs unmet, it’s perhaps...– “Dear Noel, is life really not worth living?” by Liz Carr
20 of your most hated cliches →
To be honest, I’m actually rather disturbed by how many of these I say all too frequently. But at the end of the day, I seemingly can’t stop myself. Oh God.
Crisis squeezes Croat Christmas →
“The Croatian government has banned Christmas and New Year parties in the public sector because of the global financial crisis.” The Croatians are eminently sensible people. I’ve always fancied living in Zagreb.
The Mountain Goats: Magpie - “Shore up the...
Black Cab Sessions: Amanda Palmer (Dresden Dolls) - performing Radiohead’s Creep. On a ukulele. In the back of a London cab. Yes, you heard.
The Rather Difficult Font Game →
I failed abysmally. I am ashamed.
I think if I didn’t write I would go mad. I remember watching the first series...– emma j. lannie: Writing From The Angry Well
Make your own Muppet →
And yes, that sound you can hear is my last intelligent brain cell admitting defeat.
London : Stop Motion
Write or Die →
Putting the ‘prod’ in productivity, apparently. Hmm.
Sarah Palin hopes God will 'show her the door' to... →
I hope the door is marked EXIT. And I shall be talking to God about it too.
Obama girls may join Montana show →
Oh, please don’t dent my respect for Obama before he’s even taken his place in the Oval Office. Blair’s kids never went on Blue Peter, did they? (Or did they?)
Oxford compiles list of top ten irritating phrases... →
Short posts are where it’s at →
I would say more, but that would defeat the point. Wouldn’t it?
Obama is young, handsome and tanned, says Silvio... →
But it’s okay, because he claimed he was joking. Oh, Silvio, stop it! Your extraordinary gift for humour is simply too much!
Obama Baby: A child conceived after Obama was proclaimed President by way of...– Urban Dictionary
The best way you have of voicing your opinion in a way that can matter....– Urban Dictionary: vote
The disenfranchised avocado stood in line waiting to vote– Mazie Louise Montgomery
When Brand’s show first aired, two people complained. After a week, thanks...– Public learns to handle new digital weapon