June 22, 2009
Joseph Carnevale seems to be an extremely talented young man. Not only is he a good writer, he's also pretty much a dab hand with the street art.
The story that's doing the rounds at the moment is that he stole a few barrels and then made them into a "barrel monster" as a piece of said street art. The cops came and disassembled it and then charged him with the theft. Weirdly, the company he stole them from don't want charges pressed and are even said to be asking him to recreate the installation to be outside their own offices.
To see the installation itself and to read the whole Joseph Carnevale story just click through one of the links.
June 13, 2009
One of the great things about the internet and the web is the way in which they've made it possible for previously geographically separated groups to be able to socialise. Think of how dating went in hte days before it all moved online. To start with you were restricted to just those people you could meet randomly in person. Then it became the dating columns of newspapers. But there was no way really to make sure that you had shared interests.
The 'net has changed all of that. There are an endless number of vertical dating sites which allow you to associate with those that you know do indeed share your interests. For example, this Biker Dating site. By going there you know that everyone you're talking to is into bikes and the associated lifestyle. Then all you have to do is work out whether you like that particular individual....not the old problem of whether you like their lifestyle or them yours. You can of course chat to them online through the site,it's a community as well as simply a dating site.
If bikes and bikers are what you're into then it's probably worth a click through that link to see what it can do for you.
November 09, 2007
30 Reasons Girls Should Call It a Night
30 reasons girls should call it a night is a Facebook group where some 5,000 photos have been added to show girls in states of drunken debauchery: pretty much a good definition of when you should indeed call it a night:
A user group entitled "30 Reasons Girls Should Call It a Night" has posted more than 4,800 photos of blotto gals on the town, over the toilet and in the bar, often with their panties showing and their faces three sheets to the wind.
Named for the tongue-in-cheek list of reasons it
might be time to put down the cocktail and go home ("No. 27. One minute
you're strutting your stuff, the next minute you're rolling on the
ground and you can't seem to remember the transition"), the Facebook
group claims more than 160,000 members. "It's making light of this problem," said Dr.
Petros Levounis, director of The Addiction Institute of New York, at
St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital. "It actually encourages us to laugh at
these people and not even in a good humored manner." According
to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are approximately
75,000 deaths each year in the U.S. as a result of excessive alcohol
use. This extremely high number makes binge drinking the third leading
lifestyle-related cause of death in the nation. If you want to see photographs from the Facebook group, 30 reasons girls should call it a night, but don't want to actually have to log into Facebook, you can see some here.
While it all seems to be good clean fun (or dirty fun, if you prefer) doctors aren't all that happy:
A user group called, "30 Reasons Girls Should Call It a Night" has posted nearly 5,000 photos of completely wasted young women making total fools of themselves. If you need proof, just check out the pictures.
"It's making light of this problem," said Dr. Petros Levounis, director of The Addiction Institute of New York, at St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital. "It actually encourages us to laugh at these people and not even in a good humored manner."
According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are approximately 75,000 deaths each year in the U.S. as a result of excessive alcohol use. This extremely high number makes binge drinking the third leading lifestyle-related cause of death in the nation.
If you want to see photographs from the Facebook group, 30 reasons girls should call it a night, but don't want to actually have to log into Facebook, you can see some here.
September 21, 2007
Somewhere out there in cyberspace there must exist that rarity, an interesting blog. I simply haven’t found it yet.
Might want to think just a little about that. One bloke's blog is so interesting that your editor has hired the writer to compete with you on those very pages.
Anyway, this provides the opportunity for me to ask all of you a question. Which blogs should I be adding to my reader? You've got a pretty good idea of the ones already there from what I link to from time to time. Who am I missing?
September 20, 2007
He doesn't like people talking about him, oh no, he really doesn't.
As a piece of related trivia, I used to write for Kommersant (well, their English language version, now defunct, called Commersant). Used to have the distribution contract too. All long before Usmanov bought it though.
September 19, 2007
Yes, this would work.
September 18, 2007
Quote of the Day
PC David Copperfield:
I think the Government needs to ponder this question very seriously: when even the police start leaving the country, is it time to admit we have problems?
September 17, 2007
Or, how to make money on blogs*.
1) Ask nicely if you can quote another blogger on your blog. Gain said permission (Of Course!).
A pretty good business model I have to say.
* Yes, yes, I know, I'm a fine one to talk.
September 08, 2007
Belle du Jour on TV
Hmmm. I actually know someone who knows who Belle du Jour is. Unfortunately, she's not telling. Still, is there a clue in this report about the new TV adaptation?
The Secret Diary of a Call Girl is based on an anonymous internet blog, Belle de Jour, which purportedly was written by a London prostitute who goes by the pseudonym Belle. The blog, documenting Belle’s sexual escapades, was turned into a best-selling novel.
The Secret Diary of a Call Girl, made by Tiger Aspect, the company behind family programmes including the BBC’s latest Robin Hood, was adapted by Lucy Prebble, a new screenwriter, and produced by a largely female team.
September 05, 2007
From the comments:
I'm looking for a few people to sail my Ketch (two masts, fore and aft
rig) back here from Panama. Rather than ask money, I will PAY THEM to
do it (I simply cannot devote the time at the moment).
This is not a piss take.
Contact me for the address.