links for 2008-08-30 →
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2008-8-24) →
Black Mountain Townes Van Zandt The Smashing Pumpkins Portishead Radiohead Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Watchmen on the Onion A.V. Club →
“At the risk of being slightly hyperbolic, Watchmen is such a monumental achievement that it makes Moby Dick look like a flaming pile of horseshit by comparison.” Exactly. But then I hate Moby Dick…
links for 2008-08-29 →
“There are only two kinds of songs; there’s the blues, and there’s zip-a-dee-doo-dah.” Townes Van Zandt
Finished Watchmen by Alan Moore.
Anna Pickard goes to see an accountant →
“I was proud of myself and I didnât even cry once, which is usually my response to people trying to talk to me about money, shortly before screaming âOh GOD just take it! Take it ALL just donât…
links for 2008-08-28 →
links for 2008-08-28 →
Started reading Watchmen by Alan Moore.
How Michael Jackson should look, according to the... →
Turns out, if Michael hadn’t had all the surgery, he’d look like he’d been very badly photoshopped. Which is essentially how he looks now. I’m not sure what the lesson is here.
Russian pullout from Georgia 'followed criticism... →
âThey knew it was somewhere East of where they lived and understood that Russia was much, much bigger than the former Soviet Republic. Their arguments in favour of a withdrawal were powerful and…
“I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can’t stop eating peanuts.” Orson Welles, New York Herald Tribune
links for 2008-08-27 →
BBC Magazine does a series of articles on reading... →
Can everyone in the UK read these articles before a) writing anything in a newspaper or b) speaking to me again. Please.
Wachmen Nite-Owl Owlship in Lego →
Wonderful comic, and a pretty passable attempt at the tricky Owlship. Worth getting in early before March 2009 and everyone’s having a go…
Tories warn of obesity 'excuses' →
Andrew Lansley and the Tories are putting their money on the idea that fat people probably wouldn’t waddle their hefty behinds to the polling stations anyway, and if they did their chubby fingers…
Simon Jenkins on the London Olympics →
“The best thing London can offer the world after Beijing is something truly different. It should show that an international sports festival does not have to be cloyingly chauvinist or stupefyingly…
“The spirit of the tea beverage is one of peace, comfort and refinement.” Arthur Gray
AC Grayling: Safe in our cages →
“The first duty of our politicians should be to protect our liberties, and to encourage us to see that liberty carries risks, which we should be trusted to understand and accept so that we can make…
Merlin Mann calls for a 'friendship' pause button →
Although not for real friendships (although that might work too), Mr Mann’s idea for a button you can press on Twitter, Friendfeed, Facebook, wherever, where you can just turn off a ‘friend’s update…
“There is an inverse relationship between imagination and money.” Alan Moore, Interview with MTV about V for Vendetta film
How Lego Builds the Minifigs →
A great little video from Gizmodo showing how Minifigs are made, bringing together my love of Lego with my love of watching mass production. Happy (just over) 30th Birthday, Minifigs!
Looking forward to the 2012 London Olympics →
Weird that it takes an American to make me realise that I’m actually rather looking forward to the world’s snarkiest Olympic Games…
Golden Calf Comics →
From Dave Ex Machina, this comic made me smile.
Rory Cellan-Jones on the Facebook / Scrabulous... →
Despite it being 2008, I’m amazed at how backwards and inflexible companies can be in relation to the internet. It’s as though unless they can see a direct pile of cash pouring into their coffers,…
The thing I hate the most about advertising is that it attracts all the bright,...– Banksy (via glass)
“America is a country where they have freedom of speech but everyone says the same thing.” Alexis de Tocqueville
“I don’t belong to any generation.” T.S.Eliot, The Family Reunion
links for 2008-08-22 →
The Empire Invades San Francisco
DJ Schmolli mixes Leona Lewis and Nirvana →
Whoever this DJ guy is, mixing Lewis’s peaen to road traffic accidents with Nirvana’s ode to deodorant was a surprisingly ingenius move.