“having been to America and sampling the weak tea made there, it must be stressed that the teabag should either be in a pot or the mug itself; it is not sufficient just for it to be in the same room.”
An aside from an entertaining article about whether you should put the milk in first when making tea. I sit firmly in the milk last camp.
I remembered this Louis C.K. clip today when I overhead a conversation about poor wifi on international flights. We should be continually amazed at how amazing everything is.
I’m late to the party on this hilarious
video meme of a 7 year old straight after major tooth surgery. Is this real life? Is this going to be forever?
One: The chief export of Chuck Norris is Pain.
Two: There is no theory of evolution: just a list of animals that Chuck Norris allows to live.
Three: Chuck Norris has two speeds: walk, and Kill.
Four: If you have five dollars and Chuck Norris has five dollars then Chuck Norris has more money than you.
Five: If you spell Chuck Norris in Scrabble, you win. Forever.
I recently discovered Sleeveface. With loads of LP record sleeves still around, one of Sleeveface’s creators, John Rostron, decided it would be fun to collate photos of people creating illusions by obscuring or augmenting parts of their bodies with record sleeves. The Sleeveface thing has since taken off. There is a website and a growing collection of flickr photos tagged sleeveface. Three of my favourites are below:
All photos are creative commons from flickr. Click each one to view the original on flickr.
We went to see ‘Wil of God’ at the Brisbane Powerhouse last Thursday night.
Wil Anderson, or Ando the Comedy Commando as he calls himself, was in true form. Whilst most of the show was lite, it finished on a more meaningful tone.
I love live comedy. It reminds me that life can be so serious sometimes when it is actually not.
these ads convey the message that “life is too short for the wrong job” in a very clever way.
Kitty presented me with a lovely present when we met after work today. It was a perfect tin of five sardines, only each fish is made of French chocolate. What a lovely gift.
I love the attention to detail: how the tin is rolled on top, the fact that each fish actually looks like a sardine when you unwrap the foil. I have eaten two so far. I think I will save the rest to look at for a while.
Kitty celebrated her birthday today (29th July). Happy Birthday!
We had a lovely dinner on the balcony (prawn omlette) with ‘jasmine & chrysanthemum’ tea, both tasty and warming.
We then went and saw the Simpsons Movie on the IMAX screen at South Bank. I made my wife a thermos of T2 English Breakfast to drink at the movies with some White Maltesers received as a present all the way from Edinburgh.
If you haven’t seen the Simpsons Movie yet, go and see it. It is one funny movie. I think we will ‘re-watch’ within the next week or so. It is too funny not to.
a while ago i noticed this shipping container in the alley behind rydges hotel at south bank. it wasn’t the container itself that stood out, but rather the words painted on it.
Beam Tech Ltd
Personal Pod Package:
one way to milky way: $79.95*
* illegal citizen card holders only
extreme black hole a denture extra charge
atmosphere not guaranteed
outerflight entertainers apply within
Southern Cross Express
the only thing i can find on the internet about this is a resume of Genevieve Staines who mentions involvement in the “BEAM TECH LTD. INTERGALACTIC TRAVEL CENTRE” project in 2005.
You can view this on my google map of brisbane.
i was watching a simpsons episode last night where marge reads about experts seeing new links between pacifier overuse and low achievement.
it then shows maggie playing spelling with wooden letter blocks. how hilarious and cool.
i am addicted to reading ‘indexed‘ every day, cool random thoughts hand drawn on index cards.
two excellent cards of late:
Update 12/07/2007 – I still love this blog! Why I live in an Apartment…
I love the minimiam site. It’s basically some excellent macro photography of miniature people interacting with oversized pieces of food and fruit. Each time i look at one i can’t help but make up a story, or at least some dialog about what is going on. I also really love how each scene starts as a close up, and that the second image reveals the full context.
I find that the site has some major navigation usability issues, so i have posted some of my favourite photos here to be easily enjoyed:
I was reading an article in today’s paper about the history of Pac-Man, who was originally called Puck-Man in Japan. It reminded me of this chart posted on the net a while back:
Link to original file.
cool (politically incorrect) alphabet cards…