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Monthly Archives: March 2009

Google’s magic anus

Created by the way Google has stitched two of its Street View panoramas in Smethwick, take the advert for a filum and a moving bus and, oops:

Google Street View fly-by

Using a route planner for Google Maps, and a screen capture app to capture the screen. This is sort of what it would look like to drive from King’s Heath towards the town centre — the route was going further, but there were gaps in which roads were covered by Street View.

Google ‘censor’ cute overload, but not the FSM

This is the back end of my car on Google Streetview – notice how the “privacy” of my car has been maintained by the blurring out of the number plate (waste of time if you ask me, especially as next door’s number plate is viewable). The back of my car is adorned with adornments, you […]

First cat on Google Streetview UK – and it’s Felix from next door

I thought I’d got myself on the the Google Streetview, but they must have taken photos going both ways up our road. They did capture young Felix from next door. I’m loving going round spotting things, more soon.

Amazing new business model for newspapers: “be any good”

I’m not a journalist: I did a little bit of journalism training, I have been paid to write for a living, I blog a lot (which requires some of the same sort of skills, some of the time), I read a lot of “news”. I know a lot of journalists work very hard, write good […]

The17

I’ve just had a email inviting me to be in The17 for a “performance” in April (St George’s Day). I’m stupidly excited.

Good causes, but didn’t it used to be funny?

It’s a box-ticking, event-telly-by-numbers mentality, and it made for the most tedious and unsatisfying Comic Relief Night since…the last one. These jamborees are not getting any better as they get older. They’re not getting any better as you get older either. The silliness of their – and your – early years is long gone. Likewise […]

Danny Smith on when comedy is “just a bit shit”

“Wehn is a German fella that’s looks like a cross between a scrotal sack and a sock puppet made by an abusive uncle, and his entire act rests on his nationality, and our own racist perceptions of it. Now some of you are thinking “Wow, his act must be a post-modern critique of nationalist perceptions, […]

Speakers you shall find

I don’t think I’ve been into British Home Stores since I was dragged there to get some forgotten item of school uniform, probably a shirt or a grey V-necked jumper. Is it possible to by grey V-necked jumpers anywhere else? Maybe the grey V-necked jumper and cream chino market has fallen into fast decline. I […]

Cat ‘eat’ crunch three

In my continting series of photos on the packets of cat-food: Brekkies is a once mighty brand fallen to the odd appearances in Wilko, and this tabby has felt the sting of every rung of that ladder on the way down. He’s landed on his feet, but you can see the upward glance to the […]