Thursday, August 24, 2006


Rather disturbing video that shows a librarian being stalked by four close-harmony vocalists.

From a collection of a cappella videos including classics and brand new clips.


Flo received her first ever unsolicited compliment the other day as we walked down the street. What a lovely dog, said a passing woman.
(I think the first inklings of spring had clouded her judgement)

She was once called a coffee-table by the vet, but this seemed to be a value-neutral observation. The vet may have been hinting that she had a classic Eames style about her, or she may have meant coffee-table in the rather huge, bulky, ugly sense of the word:
you could paint it, then cut foam for the top, cover with material and make a ottoman out of it. just a suggestion. or add wood to the bottom and you'd have some place to store baskets with tapes or toys in it. once it's covered with material you can't see what it hiding under it.

Monday, August 21, 2006

hazy dazy

The Semak recipe book included a section on “Adult party drinks” such as the “Sherry joy-maker” and the “Hazy-dazy.”

The rotary clothes line-- a wonderful idea ... You can heighten them & they whirl round in the wind.

The home - virtual exhibition

(Found along a lonesome feltex google trail)

Friday, August 18, 2006

stuff of blogs

This passage from Link is the kind of writing that makes me still love blogs for blogs' sake after all these link+tag years:
Just a lump of metal, and I'm reminded of this strange attachment to things and how when I was five or six and I lost a hair ribbon out the car window and noticed that I felt sad, but knew that it was a trivial thing, but something of me had blown away into the slipstream, a part of me was sailing away lost forever--a ribbon, a regulation blue school hair ribbon, but it was mine, possibly had a hair or two entangled in it and therefore carried on the breeze all the genetic information anyone would ever need to make another me, although I didn't know that at the time, I just knew that it made me feel sad but suspected it was silly and so I should shut up about it, until now. stuff of life

I loved the scan of The Head Office from Laputan Logic and was pleased to see it in a riveting collection of Industrial Anatomy assembled by Bib

and Exclamation Mark has a new blog: Site for Sore Eyes (via I like)

Thursday, August 17, 2006

stock clearance

Some sort of vigorous stock clearance in progress in Shop, Bondi Junction

Was it to make way for the westerns?

The Man From Bar 20

I wonder what stock was corralled for Hopalong

(And if you see it in sequence, the plot thickens...)

Monday, August 14, 2006

Friday, August 11, 2006

Wednesday, August 09, 2006


There were many moments when I felt I was watching The Benny Hill Show. I was dismayed by the line by the lead character, "Do you mind not farting while I'm trying to save the world" which was surplus to requirements and just lowered the tone further. There was a continual use of "farting" long after the joke had been made.
Complaint against the 2005 series of Dr Who
Complaint 3 - bad/sexual language, toliet humour

see also:
12. Oh, Bol-
I think it is reasonable to assume that this was an implied "oh, bollocks", cut short.
via bifurcated rivets


Why won't a purple magazine reflect the inherent festival?
was my favourite random sentence in the first batch.
(via twists and turns)

Tuesday, August 01, 2006


I agree with dirty beloved

fondue slide

Charles Phoenix Fondue Party, Los Angeles, 1968
via grow a brain

Fondue pot 1970 among its contemporaries.
(You have to go back to the 60's for the Lava Lamp which also appears in the Slide above.)

Better Homes and Gardens Fondue Cookbook