Sunday, February 29, 2004
Don't worry - it's not as hard as these - I played it in Shallow mode and beat it in 11 moves (including it's own).
Saturday, February 28, 2004
The comments are by HaloScan (as mentioned to me by ILuvNufc the other night). I'll give these a go and see what they are like. I've finally decided to add a comments thing to this after not doing any development work recently on the new New Links site. Why? I bought Morrowind: GOTY for the Xbox the other day!
Friday, February 27, 2004
I wish someone would bar idiots from using computers... NYAR!!
Thursday, February 26, 2004
Elsewhere New Yorkers are writing nasty things about boys on their T-shirts. Scr3w NYC, I'm off to Colombia for some fine exports and sweet a$$ hunnies!!! (see previous post!)
If I wanted a new graphics card I'd get one of
these. And I'd buy it here for about £142. It's as fast as my Radeon 9700 Pro but a hell of a lot cheaper.
Edit: Yes I was up late last night and yes I am bloomin' knackered this morning. But I've got a half day holiday this afternoon so I'll be watching the TOON kick ass.
Wednesday, February 25, 2004
You're The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe!
by C.S. Lewis
You were just looking for some decent clothes when everything changed
quite dramatically. For the better or for the worse, it is still hard to tell. Now it
seems like winter will never end and you feel cursed. Soon there will be an epic
struggle between two forces in your life and you are very concerned about a betrayal
that could turn the balance. If this makes it sound like you're re-enacting Christian
theological events, that may or may not be coincidence. When in doubt, put your trust
in zoo animals.
Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.
bungers: slut - and where's the prize for the Shields Road pic? pah. A slut and full of empty promises - are you undergoing gender realignment therapy?
You're Love in the Time of Cholera!
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Like Odysseus in a work of Homer, you demonstrate undying loyalty by
sleeping with as many people as you possibly can. But in your heart you never give
consent! This creates a strange quandary of what love really means to you. On the
one hand, you've loved the same person your whole life, but on the other, your actions
barely speak to this fact. Whatever you do, stick to bottled water. The other stuff
could get you killed.
Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.
You're Jurassic Park!
by Michael Crichton
You combine all the elements of a mad scientist, a brash philosopher,
a humble researcher, and a money-hungry attracter of tourists. With all these features,
you could build something monumental or get chased around by your own demons. Probably
both, in fact. A movie based on your life would make millions, and spawn at least two
sequels thatwouldn't be very good. Be very careful around islands.
Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.
by James Joyce
Most people are convinced that you don't make any sense, but compared to what else you could say, what you're saying now makes tons of sense. What people do understand about you is your vulgarity, which has convinced people that you are at once brilliant and repugnant. Meanwhile you are content to wander around aimlessly, taking in the sights and sounds of the city. What you see is vast, almost limitless, and brings you additional fame. When no one is looking, you dream of being a Greek folk hero.
Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.
And not one to be picky(!) but it's Shields Road - i before e except after c blah blah :)
And are the things around the boys neck the forerunner of Parrish's coinage? Or have you been giving pearl necklaces to young boys again?
I had to fight for months to get my £7 lego landrover and boat from Michael Parrish's on Sheilds Road...
Bah! Kids these days don't know they're born....!
EDIT : I had one of these and I also just found Torture devices throughout history recreated from Lego! Can't find a decent "Old Lego sets" archive that has all the ones I used to have as a kid.. but I'll keep looking!
5 POKE 23692, 0
10 FOR n=1 TO 10000
15 REM next escaped slave
20 PRINT "I'm Spartacus!"
30 NEXT n
35 REM Crassus
40 PRINT "Well you can all fscking die then!"
50 FOR n=1 TO 10000
60 PRINT "hammer, hammer, hammer"
70 PRINT "arrrggghhh!"
80 NEXT n
85 REM Senate
90 PRINT "Pompey is our hero! Yay!"
95 REM Crassus
100 PRINT "WTF?"
EDIT: To be truly geeky I've just added lines 4 & 5.
Da Prez Bush would probably be a bit narked with semicolons at the moment if he knew what they were. It seems that an erroneous semicolon has thwarted attempts by conservative groups to stop San Francisco's gay wedding fest. Why would this bother Bush? Because he's a crackpot, crusading, christian fundamentalist who amongst other things is trying to ensure a gay couple can never get married presumably in order to prevent a Sodom and Gomorrah type disaster happening in the USA.
Tuesday, February 24, 2004
What concerns me most about this is how exactly have the phishers got the email addresses of MBNA customers? I smell a breach of the Data Protection Act. I'll give them a ring tomorrow and see what they say.
I don't know. I go to the dentist and come back, dribbling mouth all agog, anticipating dead bodies and everything. And I find you've all turned into peace loving hippies, practicing free love. pah. Your pints are all puffs.
Anyway the Sine link ILuvNufc posted earlier has a picture of wor hoose. That's ILuvNufc's and mine. We moved from that one about 20 years ago. I'll quickly point out that we aren't shirt lifting "life partners" but siblings. If you follow that row to the left for about 12 houses you'll find Chez Tweedy. Also on the same estate lived Jackie Lye of Brush Strokes fame. And Ant & Dec lived in our lockup with Jimmy Nail. probably.
ILuvNufc wins by a technical knockout
Bloomin' eck!! Grammar Kid totally bottled it AND he credits mmChronic for all my efforts to get a scrap started!!!! It was me man. Dogs for fscks sake.
I'll tek yes aal on with one hand tied behind me back and blindfolded.
Whilst I'm on my Superhero theme.... I can't believe how soft ILuvNufc has been in responding to the defilement of his image. I was hoping for a monumental battle a bit like Batman vs Spiderman.
But take a close look at the grammatical style and punctuation of this article....Could it possibly be...?????
Good day to you all.I am representing the internet police dept. on behalf of ILuvNufc and i demand the removal of THAT picture posted by Grammar Kid.It is considered to be in poor taste and unless my demands are met this site will be charged with "displaying obscene images"
I hope never to have to deal with this offence again and trust that you will move it or the balanced shall be re-dressed.
It seemes most of us er from tyme to tyme.Basicly we are all humin with the exepshin of one or too of us.If their is wone thing i hav learnet from this it is i must go bacc to skool and get some gramma lesons.
Aneeways hear is a syte full of lowcal picshas four yor vuuing plesha.
How menee lines doo i get,teecha?
Wot were the ansas too th futball qiz as i cayme unstuc one th same on as mmCoronic?wer we bein used as Ginee Pigs so th teecha cud enta a compatishin
Anyway. My favourite WMD has to be the Atomic Bomb, because "it's da bomb". So here is a Mushroom Cloud Picture Gallery, in anticipation of next week's new Fungus of the Month.
Ref : "Rents"
That's what the kids call them... I was merely pointing out the correct spelling. Pronunciation is down to dialect, which doesn't alter the spelling of an abbreviation. ;)
In the meantime I do like Urban's suggestions. Ho ho.
Handbags!!! Hoorah! MmChronic has joined in too!! Hoorah!!!
OMG.Someone is feeling fussy today.I have always said rints cos where i come from the end of the word parents sounds like that.Your definition of the word may be true in your case,i dont know,do you still live in Mummy's and Daddy's house?
OK? bung,bungers,ass-hopper or whatever your name is today.
Monday, February 23, 2004
- Beckhams' so called 'wonder goal' - even though Rob Lee scored a much better one like that that was disallowed as one of the opposing players was offside against us. So much for fscking advantage! I think it may even have been against the same keeper (Neil 'spazzy' Sullivan?) as this one.
- Owen vs Argentina?
- Some cheating, Argentinian, coke snorting, fat dwarf - against England. Not with his hand this time.
- Gazza's wonderful 'take the piss out of the big ginger lump Colin Hendry' move againt Scotchland in 1996. Sheer class. Was that the one celebrated with the dentists chair?
Friday, February 20, 2004
The Political Graveyard is a website which tells you "where the dead politicians are buried". Unfortunately it features only American politicians so if you want to dance on Evil Maggie's grave when she finally shuffles off this mortal coil you'll have to find it yourself. Should be easy - just join the queue from the North East.
Thursday, February 19, 2004
Perhaps they might have more success if they reverted to the original Rowntrees recipe? Since they bought Rowntrees the chocolate used has definitely changed for the worse. I remember reading somewhere that they changed it for reasons of longer shelf life rather than taste. I do know I no longer eat Kit Kats, Toffee Crisps and other ex-Rowntree chocolate bars because they taste nothing like they used to.
In addition to remedying the plastic chocolate situation Nestle could raise sales across all of their products by ending their participation in the killing of babies.
I think my soul was only worth £4000 or something, but I can't remember where that test was. But on the whole things are looking up for me!! Cheers Big Man!
What sets this apart is that people all around the world can register a book with them, get an ID for it and dump it for someone to find. The finder (in theory at least) gets the book, sees the BookCrossing info, and posts back to the site and then completes the cycle by re-releasing into the wild. There was even a book released 2 days ago in Newcastle! Unsurprisingly (considering the lack of books, people that can read and electricity for net connections) there are none in sundlind.
I think it is all a secret gubmint plot to starve the fatties.
Wednesday, February 18, 2004
I remember the good old days when they lasted longer than two days. This article explains it all - apparently they gas the poor defenseless fruit to make them ripen unnaturally. The fecking gm mutificating b******s.
But, as the vicar said to the actress, you're safe if you avoid the brown button.
And now for some links with some actual content rather than an "site being upgraded" message (WTF is that about? Next time perhaps they could have the site ready to display the results. Novel idea I know but worth a go!) - general article, full list of winners and some pictures.
Seeing as I'm now Director General of the Beeb, I feel I am now qualified to pass my judgement on last night's Brit Awards.
- Good Stuff:
- Beyonce's big ol' booty
- Justin had a nice suit on
- Cat Deely (yum yum)
- Jamie Cullen put on a good turn
- Bad stuff:
- The sound quality - WTF??? More on this later...
- Using backing tracks!
Tuesday, February 17, 2004
Cool flash thing where you choose heads, eyes, accessories etc and create your own South Park character.
As seen as we haven't had a challenge of any sort for a while here's one. Create a recognisable picture of someone (anyone) using the South Park Character Creator ™ and post. Best by end of the week gets usual prize from
Here's my first go.
S&N have closed a brewery after all - just not ours.
More importantly the BBC seem to be reporting on lots of asthma surveys this morning (1, 2, 3). Now at least 2 of these stories are reporting on a survey by Gina and the third is based on data provided by an "EC survey" which may or may not have been carried out by Gina (hard to tell as the BBC omit their source totally).
So is it such a slow news day that the BBC have to publish at least 3 different articles interpreting the same set of figures? Or is it that they can no longer cope without Greg Dyke? We should be told.
Monday, February 16, 2004
Regional food (sometimes called locality food) is food produced within a particular geographical area (whether administrative region, county, town or other appellation) and is marketed as coming from that area. However, it may be sold within or outside that area. Regional food is perceived to have a distinctive quality because of the area in or the method by which it is produced.
So I think Newcastle Brown definitely falls in that definition. It's produced in the region, sold around the world with the word 'Newcastle' and the silhouette of part of Newcastle's skyline prominent on labelling - ffs even the web address is newcastlebrown.com! And Newcastle Brown is nothing if not distinctive.
Unfortunately it seems only producers or food associations can register their products and Newcastle Brown ale at this time doesn't seem to be registered. So it looks like they can make it on Mars if they wish. :/
After the Balmbra's story last week we now seemingly have confirmation of S&N's brewery in Newcastle being shut down. This was rumoured a few weeks ago in the (mm?)Chronicle but was played down by S&N suits.
Worst of all is the revelation that Newcy Brown would be 'outsourced' somewhere else. What happened to the EU ruling on regional products e.g. Champagne, Parma ham etc etc only being produced in the region they are named after? Maybe S&N haven't registered it? Can someone other than the manufacturer register it? Must investigate further.
UPDATE : The stink mysteriously hasn't reappeared since someone went on holiday, but I guess that's just a coincidence... but it has been replaced with the stank of rotting milk in the water cooler drip tray! I work with animals!
singing "I wanna say stank you, smelly much..." lyrics via Outkast
Oh yeah... and by way of linkage, if you forgot to get your missus something for Valentine's day how's about this...?? Check out their website here and then laugh when you find out it costs £1300 for a four day course! Reminds me of the Southpark episode where Cartman becomes a preacher to make $10 million..
Funnily enough, it doesn't actually make a case for not looking at the filthy stuff... So here's some boobies. If anyone's gonna disapprove, at least it won't be your prostate! Happy Valentine's little fella!
EDIT : And by way of balance, here's a cute little kitten reading a book. Put it away and think of the kittens!
Next year's educational rethink proposes giving away certificates in packets of Walkers crisps.
- It's about Thundercats (an 80's cartoon)
- The graphics look to be of a similar standard
- The webmaster's name begins with B as does Bungers
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury I present Bkingkat's ThunderCats page. I rest my case.
It comes in blue, but I'm gonna paint mine burgandy. It'll be fun parking it on the deck of that surplus Aircraft Carrier I bought just before Christmas....skanked from Fark, but it's quiet in here this morning...!
Friday, February 13, 2004
Follow up : Dunno how we missed it, but Beagle was declared "officially lost" on February 6th...
Continuing the quizzing - what was the cartoon in the 80s (maybe early 90's) with a racing team that did secret agent stuff? And I'll discount M.A.S.K. before you start. I don't actually know the answer to this - for some reason I thought of it this morning and can't remember what it was called.
ps Just to reinforce dogs' opinion of my crap taste in music - I quite like the Darkness.
Here's a good one... shit manufactured artist from worst show in the world does cover of awful psuedo rock which turns out to be rather good. Answers on a postcard, to the usual address! Took me a while to figure out what the track was... but it's worth a listen.
But you should still vote for the Raskett for the Prize!
p.s.... That JayZ track ,which is the mixed up version of "99 problems", ROCKS!!
The BBC had a piece on modern CDs not playing on all CD players especially car CD players. The Volvo PR head pointed out all their CD players were compliant with Red Book as agreed between all interested parties. The music industry guy lied and said standards for audio CD had moved on since Red Book specs were published. Oh really? Red Book has not changed - the music industry are just using all sorts of tricks to ensure the CD you just bought can't be played where you want to.
If anything fiddling with the CD like this can only encourage piracy. Your choice:
- Pay £12 or so for a CD you may or may not be able to play on all your CD players - just looking around this room I see 10 different devices capable of playing audio CDs. What gives the music company the right to dictate on which of these devices I play my copy of a CD?
- Download the album for free with the protection ripped off and the ability to be played anywhere.
Decisions, decisions. Personally I will NEVER buy a protected audio CD. I want the guarantee of knowing that it will work if I want to play it in my walkman or the car or in the DVD player or wherever.
Thursday, February 12, 2004
It appears that all of my visually astounding gags have fallen on their collective a$$e$ this afternoon. I seem to be getting a bandwidth problem, and will be relocating them all to another server. Apologies for any disruption in the normally excellent service!!
Since coming up with the genius idea of using msn mes-singe-er at work I can't even go home without people bugging me for all sorts of shizzle at all hours of the day and night. Am ordering some of these motivational posters to help remind people what's really important.
And yes... I've been so busy with my "enhance (using Adobe® Photoshop® software)" sk177z I haven't posted anything else... doh!
yes... yes... I got it from FARK
Wednesday, February 11, 2004
p.s. My Dad has a letter from Sir Patrick Moore!!
Whilst we are doing the culture thing, the
Discovery Museum (official site - much better list of displays here) is having a relaunch thing this Saturday now that all the refurbishments and new stuff is complete. Embarassingly there is no mention on the official site's news section - only event listed is some teacher training/skive day. I'll try and find some sort of link if I can.
Seeing as we're all culture here this morning, New Links is proud to announce it supports the Newcastle / Gateshead initiative!