Tuesday, November 30, 2004

The True Key to Happiness

A hot meal at a fair price.

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Full English Breakfast - £1

Looks like Google spidered this site recently, so hello to anyone who stumbled across it while searching for something infinitely more interesting.

Oh yeah, and a full English breakfast in Ikea for £1! Now that's good value!

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Dixons stop selling VCRs

All very well, but what are the alternatives??? DVD recorders are currently a lot more expensive than high quality VCRs and still have many problems such as disc errors. Personal hard disk recorders either work on Freeview alone or Sky Plus which costs £199 plus £10 per month. Hardly economical choices for the Great British Public.

Monday, November 22, 2004

Monsanto's House of the Future, at Disneyland in Anaheim. Opened in 1957, everything was made of the futuristic material plastic - even the building itself. It even had a revolutionary microwave oven and ultrasonic dishwasher ("no more dropped plates!"). It showed everyone how we'd live in 1987. When it was demolished in 1967 (scheduled for 1 day) it eventually took a whole week as wrecking balls just bounced off the walls. It attracted 20 million visitors (it was one of only two Disneyland attractions that had free admission). I think it looks brilliant!

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Sunday, November 21, 2004

Gaby Roslin

Could someone give her a one-way ticket to Venus?
"Wow, that was brilliant!" "Wow, you are fantastic!" "Wow, that was incredible!" "Come on, give them a big hand!"

Oh please, there's only so much arse-licking one can watch before involuntary regurgitation occurs.

Quite possibly THE most annoying person on television. Comments?

Makro Deathtrap

If anyone is a bit short of cash or wants to be involved in a personal injury claim, the best place to visit is a Makro store at Christmas. Not only is there hardly any room to manouvre a trolley down the aisles as they've no where to put the hundreds of pallets of tins of chocolates other than the shop floor, but metal rimmed signs conveniently placed at eye level will easily blind or concuss you. And while you're lying on the floor, a fork-lift truck will drive over your legs. Welcome to Makro!

Kodak: 'We Miss Our Pictures' ad

But not as much as they miss millions of people buying rolls of 35mm film, I'll bet.

Saturday, November 20, 2004

Small cheque books

Women have handbags to carry their cheque books, but if they were smaller (say, half the current size) men could carry them around in pockets. Do they exist already? I heard you can use anything as a cheque as long as it contains all the info a normal cheque would. e.g. a false leg, old tyre, lawnmower, kite, etc.

Saturday, November 13, 2004

DC house power supplies

New houses should have DC power connectors next to the mains plugs - just think of the number of DC transformers AKA 'wall warts' you have around the house, often hogging another socket next to it. I've counted over 15 in this room alone. Just a thought.

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Fireworks from Nov 2nd looks like a plant. 2 second exposure on camera. Note the orange glow of light spill from the sodium lights which is the curse of many cities around the world for astronomers (and it was toned down a LOT on this photo).

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