Start feeling all Christmasy by making your own snowflake courtesy of look'n'feel
. Is it still too early to buy my tree? [via op-pop
Where The Simpsons lead science follows with the invention of the Tomacco
plant. Tomacco is a combination tomato-tobacco plant, even though it tastes foul and has a brown, gooey center, Springfield becomes addicted to the fruit after one bite, and Homer gets rich. Alternatively it makes for a nicotine rich tomato. This is the bizarre edge of real science-fiction.
I'd seen and ignored news of the Playstation Portable, but The Register
has pictures of the design and now I want one *drool*.
Remember, remember the 5th of November. For some bizarre reason I still can't fully fathom, despite almost 30 years from birth as a Brit, Britain celebrates today that 400 years ago somebody tried to blow up
the parliament building
. Surely countries get invaded for this kind of thing these days?
Anyways...auntie beeb's topical report for today reveals that Mr Fawkes' expolsive planning was a little OTT and had it suceeded it would have wiped out most of downtown Westminister, including if my rough guess on the historic map is right, the site of Waterloo station. Take that South West Trains you b**tards. Fortunately (?) my office along the river at Southwark would have remained untouched had things worked out (NB. I am aware that both Waterloo station and my office did not exisit in 1605).
This week I have mostly been listening
to the beautiful sound of Stephanie Dosen
. Next stop CDBaby
to buy a copy of the album.
Is it a bird, is it a plane? No it's the modern art of Bluetooth abuse
A quick round up of the current Homestar Runner
news. First up Halloween costumes gallore have inspired Strong Bad's cosplay round-up
. You can even buy one of the costumes
Second up the recent fires in California have been traced to one supicious burninating character (NB. Not at all funny if you are Californian) [via zFilter].
The top ten cheesy films
list is topped by my all time number one cheesiest film moment - the President's speech from Independence Day. I actually have to leave the room at this point in the film. I'm feeling slightly ill just thinking about it, but a chortle-some stroll though some bad film moments none the less.
Charlotte makes friends while Vendetta makes fiends
. Disturbing playground capers from the maker of Muffin Films
The quest for the ultimate kitten - tracking an Internet legend
I put Drew Barrymore
in at number 3 in my top 3
candidates for Mrs Lazylaces a while back but I've now finally seen Donnie Darko
. Firstly let me say all the hype and tributes
I've seen for the film were well deserved. Deliciously entertaining and creepy. What is more Miss Barrymore is almost more appealing than she was in The Wedding Singer
whch I didn't think was possible. I think that means Minnie
has been bumped off the number 2 spot (still a lot of work to do to catch Fiona