by Garethin General, MotoGP0 commentstags: alvaro bautista, eurosport, MotoGP, private eye, toby moody
Cool – Private Eye have published a “Colemanballs” I sent in, in the current issue – 1239.It’s one of the many clangers from Eurosport stand-in MotoGP commentator Carlton Kirby from the Catalunya GP a couple of weeks back….“Two Spanish flags for the crowd to see – one of them Japanese… “ He’s seriously awful though. I should have just sent them a tape of all 3 races and let them publish the lot.Thankfully the marvellous Toby Moody and Julian Ryder were back on the case this weekend at Assen – despite it being a bit of a downer for my hero Alvaro Bautista in the 250cc race. I say ‘bit of a downer’ – it was a real huuuuuuuuuge downer actually.Still – could have been worse… Carlton Kirby could have been commentating too.
by Garethin General, Technology2 commentstags: Apple, application, blogging, General, iphone, photos
Just trying out a blogging app for the iPhone; it’s called BlogPress. If it works then this should be a picture of Desmond Lynham apparently drowned in the lake at Chiswick Park.Seems to be a nice app and may well be useful on travels and on MotoGP trips.I need to move though, as lots of threatening ducks are closing in… — Posted From iPhone
by Garethin Art & Design0 commentstags: animation, art, design, fun, post-its, video
Post-its… one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century. Stop-motion… sublime in the right hands (Ray Harryhausen, Vision-On, Sledgehammer, Creature Comforts…)Put them together – in the form of a senior Art & Design School project by Bang-yao Liu and you have “Deadline”, a wonderfully playful and imaginative take on procrastination and pressure.Triffick :-)
by Garethin Politics0 commentstags: criminals, fraud, mp's expenses, Politics, rant, scum
Scumbags who have clearly learned nothing whatsoever… And there’s a whole gallery of black marker pen here to show just how embarrassed and shameless this sorry bunch truly are. And, no it’s *nothing* to do with security – and it’s an insult to even try that excuse on with the public. Oh, and snippet of the day so far is almost irony-redefining gem from shadow chancellor George Osborne who claimed £47 of our hard-earned cash to pay for two copies of a DVD of his own speech on ‘Value for Taxpayers Money’.Genius.
by Garethin General0 commentstags: fun, photos, tattoos
Whilst it’s not really okay to laugh at the girl who accidentally got almost 60 stars tattooed over her face (well, it kind of is actually – she looks about 12 and shouldn’t be allowed within a mile of a tattooist for at least another 6 years…) – it absolutely *IS* okay to laugh at this sorry shower over at YourTattooSucks.com… my personal favouite being the cat’s one-eye in your belly button. Class.
by Garethin General0 commentstags: cats, eddie izzard, fun, stuff
This piece in the Guardian, reporting on a scientific “test” that proudly puffs out that cats are actually not that bright, is of course entirely wrong. That a cat will not co-operate with an insultingly banal examination of its behaviour is not in the least bit surprising. Quite frankly I’d give them some misleading results and have a good old snigger about it if I was a cat. In fact I’d probably have a crap in their lunchboxes on the way out too, just for good measure. Cats know perfectly well about all kinds of behaviour – that of live beings and that of inanimate objects – and they certainly understand cause and effect (mine have learned to open doors, find and conceal escape routes out of the garden, all kinds of smart and sophisticated stuff that requires cause and effect to be understood) and my money here would be on them outsmarting the scientists by refusing to do what’s expected of them and royally fucking with a stupid experiment that they rightly feel to be beneath them. As one commenter wryly (& correctly) points out; “Dogs have owners, cats have staff”. Anyway it’s as good an excuse as any […]