Friday, December 21, 2007

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

very sad news

from the guardian

"Terry Pratchett, the bestselling author of the Discworld fantasy books, is suffering from a rare form of early onset Alzheimer's.

The author has published a statement on a website calling the diagnosis "an embuggerance". Pratchett, who is 59, says that he is taking the news "fairly philosophically" and "possibly with mild optimism". He adds that the statement, posted yesterday on the website of his illustrator Paul Kidby, "should be interpreted as 'I am not dead'" and says that he expects to meet most current and, as far as possible, future commitments."

Monday, December 10, 2007

freesheet mountain

"London Underground passengers are discarding nine and a half tonnes of freesheets a day on three of the tube network's busiest lines, it emerged yesterday.

Commuters on the Northern, Piccadilly and Jubilee lines are cluttering carriages with copies of Metro, thelondonpaper and London Lite, according to the contractor in charge of maintaining the lines. Tube Lines said the amount of waste paper has tripled since Associated Newspapers, publisher of London Lite, and News International, owner of thelondonpaper, launched a freebie battle for London readers."
from business guardian

this is just wrong. im not one for knee jerk reactions but i think these papers should go. no-one really wants them, no-one would miss them.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

either terrible or incredible i cant tell.

the link below has stills of the upcoming wachowski brothers film speed racer based on the 60s cartoon. i'm not sure if they look amazing or terrible.

speed racer movie stills

Monday, December 03, 2007

my favourite podcasts

for no particular reason, my favourite podcasts.

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five live book panel - book reviews
simon mayo - highlights from his radio show
fighting talk - grown men and women arguing about sport for points
radio 4 friday night comedy - radio 4's friday night comedy slot, currently the now show previously the news quiz
macbreak weekly - mac greekery
mark kermode's film reviews - film reviews by mr kermode
the naked football show - men talking about ipswich town
pods & blogs - news of blogging, citizen journalism and the like
the rissington podcast - design geekery
russell brand - the russell brand show
russell howard - the russell howard show
thinking allowed - social sciences discussion

bsm advent calendar

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everyones favourite record label big scary monsters is doing a advent calendar giving away some lovely stuff. so far a £1 voucher, a chance to buy a bargain christmas hamper, a meet me in st louis mp3 and a house of brothers mp3. i personally recommend the last one!!!!

Saturday, December 01, 2007

3hive

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3hive.com is an excellent looking site that lists free legal downloads from official sources. the current second post is two tracks from the sublime band of horses. go grab them

Is There A Ghost [MP3, 2.7MB, 128kbps]
The Great Salt lake [MP3, 5.4MB, 160kbps]

free atlas

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the free itunes single this week is the bloody marvelous atlas by battles. video here, single here