Stuff we've discussed on IRC.
Posted by ats at 2006-07-17 22:10
"Finnish artists Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen collected the pet peeves and angst-ridden pleas of people in Helsinki and then composed this choral work around the list of complaints."
With video of the choir performing it.
Also, I'm going to have the Finnish for "it's NOT FAIR!" stuck in my head for the rest of the evening.
And also in the category of people with too little to do: Space Invaders.
Posted by ats at 2006-07-17 21:51
Yahoo have a new front page design.
And, as appears to be standard practice with "Web 2.0" designs, it fails completely to cope with anybody using font sizes other than the IE defaults.
Come on, designers! I can't be the only user out there with a big monitor...
Posted by ats at 2006-07-17 15:53
Poet Nick Drake talks about not being that Nick Drake.
Posted by ats at 2006-07-17 15:09
"Unaware his comments were being picked up by closed-circuit television, the American president told Tony Blair: "See, the irony is what they really need to do is to get Syria to get Hizbollah to stop doing this s***, and it's over"."
Well, he does sort of have a point. But, as other newspapers have already pointed out, why didn't this occur to him at the start of the conference?
It's also interesting that the Telegraph obscures the expletive, whereas BBC News are quite happy to print it.
Whether Bush is using "irony" in the correct sense is hard to tell, given the lack of context.
Aha! Full transcript and video from More4 News.
Posted by ats at 2006-07-17 15:07
"It probably seemed like a good idea at the time, but two young Irish men were being questioned by police today after stealing a fishing trawler to sail home after missing the last ferry from north Wales."
"After being held briefly by north Wales police, the men were released with a caution, only to be re-arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage after Paul Jones, the vessel's owner, made a complaint."
Theft of a vehicle and causing a needless callout of emergency services weren't enough to merit a prosecution already?
Posted by ats at 2006-07-17 15:04
"A proposal to award $1 million in every general election to one lucky resident, chosen by lottery, simply for voting -- no matter for whom -- has qualified for the November ballot."
But it gets better.
"Mark Osterloh, a political gadfly who is behind the initiative, the Arizona Voter Reward Act, is promoting it with the slogan, 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Vote!'"
Imagine the sound of me thumping my head against the desk.