Man with sexual fetish for slurry jailed →
Vital piece of newsgathering there from The Daily Telegraph. Diana Ross reported to have sent the guilty man a very sympathetic message from the US, telling him: you can’t slurry love. [Sorry.]
"A mysterious and hypnotic litany of names,... →
Fraser sees making music as inseparable from her emotions. She has always...– Elizabeth Fraser talks about why she finds it too difficult to even think about her old Cocteau Twins bandmates
being a catalogue of my relationships with music... →
This is uncannily accurate.
Daily Mail letter-writer defends the BBC and the... →
Today, I will mostly be watching out for low-flying pigs.
I'm on Noveller - are you? →
Forget Twitter and Facebook. Forget Myspace (oh, you already have). Noveller is the new hip social media destination of choice, especially for all insufferable literary types. Or, as they describe it themselves: “Noveller is without a doubt the best way to write and deconstruct text right now”. Quite. You’ll find me there under my username: @muraki-ate-my-hamster. Read more...
I want to have my brain scanned while reading poetry, please.
Writing is easy. You only need to stare at a blank piece of paper until your...– Douglas Adams [via]
Clients From Hell →
“A collection of anonymously contributed client horror stories from designers” - but, rest assured, most of these read as very familiar to anyone who works on the web. [via Swissmiss]
Amidst all the intellectual (and, of course, very middle-class) debate about how calmly and lucidly Belle de Jour handled her decision, back in 2003, to embark on a (brief) career as a call girl in order to fund her PhD studies, and how expertly she has now handled the revelation of her true identity, the other side of the story seems to have been rather forgotten: namely, that prostitution...
Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane.– Philip K. Dick [via samsaramotel]
The reason they want you to fit in is that once you do, then they can ignore...– Seth Godin
White Town: Your Woman - I have a guilty soft spot for this track. Undoubtedly the best one-hit wonder ever to get to the top of the charts, from completely out of nowhere, with a combination of lyrics that mention Marxism and gender confusion, instrumentation based on cheap Casio keyboards seemingly recorded on a budget of approximately £4.99, and a trumpet sample taken from an Al Bowlly song...
The truth is, once your work achieves a certain degree of adulation for doing...– NSFW: ‘Tis Pity She’s A Success – Belle de Jour and the Impossibility of Anonymous Blogging by Paul Carr. [And in case you’re wondering, Belle de Jour has outed herself in the national press, having managed to spin out two books covering her 14 months as a high-class call girl (with two more...
Who are the furries? →
BBC News investigates the world of people who openly wear furry animal outfits. Personally, I’m waiting for this report to transfer to current affairs TV. Andrew Marr would look wonderful dressed in a pink bunny suit.
How To Use An Apostrophe →
Look, it’s even got a flowchart with pretty pictures. What more encouragement do you need? (Can you tell I’m losing patience with apostrophe abusers?)