Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Exxon Mobil's profits


Seems a lot.

Let's hope they do some good with it.

Comment suggestions.

Microsoft or Apple

I was in PC World the other day with a friend who said he'd rather buy an Apple computer than give any money to Bill Gates.

I reminded him that Bill Gates has given 90% of his personal wealth to making the world a better place and Apple sell MP3 players whose batteries last 4 months. He backed down.

Needless to say, I had the last laugh!


Monday, January 30, 2006

New Look ITV

Well, ITV have another new on-screen image. Whilst the new logos are nice, I don't understand the ITV1 idents. They seem to be a series of unrleated events - and non-events linked by nothing.

ITV4's scheduling of The Larry Sanders Show and Late Show with David Letterman is now worse than ever, with Larry not even on some weeknights.

I'm concerned that intrusive trailers are now being played over end credits, but the continuity announcer at the start of programmes is still good and succinct.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

How pineapples grow in the ground. As seen through the eyes of a short sighted person (sorry).


Eden Project, Cornwall. I bet there's some great holiday hotels around there.


Monday, January 23, 2006

The Alton Towers Monorail

Fact of the day:
The Alton Towers monorail is from Expo 86 held in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Poorly targetted advertising

Nooo, not the ones on this page! Although you know what to do.

At 1.25AM ads directed at road safety for kids...

On a radio station aimed at the over 50s, a commercial about climate change and how it affects us all in 50 years time...

Friday, January 20, 2006

Idioms can be fun

I think one of the best things about the English language is its proliferation of idioms.

They're great, aren't they?

I tend not to use them though - voiding them like the plague.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Were things better in 1983?

I believe people today are overwhelmed. Overwhelmed with information, communication, status and wealth expectations, media, and news. Too much technology moving too quickly for most to keep up, news from all over the world rather than nationally.

In the 1983 you had 4 analogue TV channels, video recorders, AM and FM, a telephone, and if you were on the cutting edge, a ZX Spectrum home computer.

In 2006 you have hundreds of digital TV channels (satellite, cable, digital terrestrial, terrestrial, online), all wanting you to vote or text, interactive TV, VCRs, DVDs, PVRs, PCs, Macs, laptops, PDAs, mobile phones, Blackberry, CDs, minidiscs, MP3s, DAB, FM, AM, the internet, emails, SMS, bluetooth, wi-fi

It's an awful lot of duplication of things really, isn't it?

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

David Letterman - Company Names

I thought my company name was a little odd, but David Letterman comes up with some corkers.

His current production company is called Worldwide Pants. His previous production companies include 'Space Age Meat' and 'Cardboard Shoe Productions'.

I still think 'Electric Paint' has a certain ring to it.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Bullseye Online!

Surreal and official broadband Bullseye game with Jim Bowen, huge intro, and spooky white contestants... play it now!

Friday, January 13, 2006

ITV4's Scheduling of The Larry Sanders Show

Thursday night: 22.00
Friday night: 23.50

Can't anyone see what's going wrong here???

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Even in rural France, they know how to recycle! Puts us Brits to shame - especially British businesses. I work for one and it's bloody shocking what gets binned, it really is.


Thursday, January 05, 2006

Sculptors' fees

A George Best statue for Dublin City Hall will cost £100,000.

Witholding comments I'd like to make about this wife-beating alcoholic, I just wonder how sculptors come up with these huge amounts? I'm not sure if highly detailed wax-works by Tussaud's cost this much - let alone some clunky bronze figure without the attention to detail.

I want to be a sculptor.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Satellite shadows?

So if a spaceship or a satellite gets in between the sun and the earth, is there a huge shadow somewhere on the earth?

Monday, January 02, 2006

But why?

After looking at the visitor statistics for this blog, I noticed it's only the photo of Busted that anyone in any great numbers looks at. So there's another one in the post below.

I freely admit that there's only two people I know who read this - and sporadically at that! Shout outs go to Richard Martin and David C. Evans - both of whom have blogs (click on their name to view). Although if you think mine's inactive, David will have you thinking the 2012 Olympics are 'imminent'!

So are each of these meandering, theme-less ramblings worthwhile if it's only read twice a year by an Italian and a Pole who don't understand a word of the subtle nuances included herewith? Are they actually trying to find that photo of Busted and pressed the wrong button?

I don't know. But what I do know is that the revenue from the adverts I only put on in August can buy a meal out once every now and then.

And that's another point - if you're still reading - I'm betting that you didn't find this blog in Google. For whatever reason, Google thinks this blog is so irrelevant it has virtually been blocked out of its search. It's only the image search that anyone finds it through.

I love Yahoo.

Rant over. Toodles.

Busted Photo

Busted photo - Matt, Charlie and James. All with forms of 'trendy' wheeled transport for those who can't drive cars - although the microscooter has now had its day, I believe. Anyway, they're BUSTED.


Sunday, January 01, 2006

Marriage distraction

I think that perhaps (apart from tolerance and communication) the key to a long-lasting marriage is to keep doing things that you can both talk about - meals out, holidays, experiences, etc. For I feel it is when there are no events occuring that the monotiny of the whole situation starts to dawn and the itch sets in.

Meek inherit earth?

After people watching at a shopping park for an hour today, I can well believe this. It's the ugly, fat and thick looking people who seem to have the largest number of sprogs following them.

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