Month: August 2008

  • Bar Lisi Playlist 27/8/08

    Whoop whoop! Another excellent night at Lisi, loads of people in what seemed like two shifts with an emptier bit around 10.30ish. Russian Circles The best new track tonight was Russian Circles’ ‘Harper Lewis.’ I don’t normally go for lengthy, instrumental rock but, blimey, is their new album good. ‘Harper Lewis’ moves from dreamy, swooshy…

  • The USA Murders Sixty Children, Nobody Cares

    There is convincing evidence that 60 children and 30 adults were killed in a US air strike in western Afghanistan last Friday, the United Nations says. The US originally said its planes had killed 30 militants in the attack in the province of Herat. “Investigations by Unama found convincing evidence, based on the testimony of…

  • Russia vs. America – Some Facts You May Have Missed

    President Dmitry Medvedev has declared that Russia formally recognises the independence of the breakaway Georgian regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Mr Medvedev told the BBC Russia had tried to preserve Georgian unity for 17 years, but that the situation had changed after this month’s violence. He said Moscow now felt obliged to recognise South…

  • Chocolate Cosmos

    This wonderful flower is called a chocolate cosmos! And it does smell of choc! Click the pic for a few more snaps.

  • Runner Bean

    The beans are still very small but you might be able to spot them if you click the pic!

  • Bees & Herbs

    Click the pic to see more fuzzy bees nectaring. 🙂

  • Shrooms

  • Repeat After Me, China Bad, USA Good

    Binyam Mohammed A British woman held in China for three days without charge after a Free Tibet demonstration is to be released and deported, Downing Street has said. Mandy McKeown, 41, from Bristol, had been expected to be detained for 10 days following the protest in Beijing. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown raised her case…

  • US State Terrorism Kills 70 Afghan Civilians

    Afghanistan’s president has criticised US forces for “unilateral operations” in the west which, the government says, killed at least 70 civilians. Tribal elders said a bomb had been dropped on a large group of mourners at a wake in Herat on Friday. The Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission said initial findings were that 78 civilians…

  • Tragic Life Stories

    WH Smiths, Derby… Assistant: “Can I help you, sir?” Customer: “Oh yes. I’m looking for a book” A: “Well, we have plenty of those! Hah!” C: “Hah.” (awkward silence) A: “Yes…?” C: “Yes.” (more awkward silence) A: “Errr… what kind of book are you after, sir?” C: “Oooh…umm… biographies?” A: “Ahhh, inspiring life stories! We’ve…

  • Fox And Cubs

    I love these little flowers so I’m pleased to see them growing wild in our garden again this year. Click the pic to see more!

  • Tomatoes!

    My mrs. is growing some tomatoes on our patio. I’m in charge of watering them while she’s away. So far, I haven’t killed them. 🙂 They’re luvverly!

  • The Periodic Table Of Videos

    Oh wow! I’ve just spent the last hour and a bit at The Periodic Table Of Videos. It’s a Notts University site that has little videos about every element in the periodic table. If, like me, you’ve ever been a chemistry geek, this site will make your little heart leap with joy! 🙂 Of course,…

  • Birthday Cake v2.0

    I got another birthday cake! It’s yummy! Click the pic to see it. It’s almost gone now… 🙁

  • Caramel Slice

    Mmmmm… aka Millionaire Shortbread…. aka Triple Decker Square… Whatever you call it, it’s daaaamn tasty! 😀

  • Coffee Peeps

    Click the pic above for some portraits of peeps, froth and iPhones!

  • How To Make A Schmindie Video 2008

    Every fucking schmindie band in 2008 From: EMI/Universal/Warners/Sony BMG Joint Concerns Zaibatsu To: Alternative Music Marketing Heads CC: MTV, VH1, NME, Melody Maker (Please read original goal-target conditioning proposal, linked here) This document is a contingent re-appraisal of socio-semiotic factors concerning the marketing of white, rock, guitar bands aimed at the demographic formally identified by…

  • Bar Lisi Playlist 13/8/08

    Woo! Tonight’s best new track was by Trash80, pictured above. It’s the absolutely magnificient stompalong ‘Icarus.’ But why take my word for it when you can download it (and the rest of the EP) from Trash80 himself, for FREE! Yep! Nada. Please make sure you send him some money or a book or something to…

  • One Trillion URLs

    The web is pretty big. Researchers at Google won't say how many pages Google indexes, but they recently said that their inspection of the web reveals that it has more than one trillion unique urls. It's difficult to know what to count as a unique page, because as they explain, some sites such as a…

  • 1% Of The Land Of The Free In Prison

    Quoting the recent report by the Pew Center on the States’ Public Safety Performance Project, Lamkey noted that for the first time in history more than 1 percent of adults in the United States — one in 99.1 persons is held in jail or prison. As reported in the May/June issue of Correctional News, the…