Friday, September 21, 2007


Also on a dramatic note, this was a recent literary query that sent a googler to boynton .


You wrote a play about Lalor - my cousin informs me.
No I didn't
Yes you did. Lalor. I read about it in the paper.
Good idea for a play, but I didn't write it.

(I think of the suburb rather than the historical figure during this exchange. A play about the suburb is more appealing to me as a play I didn't write)

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


For example, this image can be described by the labels: sky (50 points), bird (60 points), soaring (120 points), or frigate bird (150 points).
Google Image Labeler, a new feature of Google Image Search that allows you to label random images to help improve the quality of Google's image search results.

Is this the end of civilisation the random pun and poetic compound of the Google Image Search? It is the random quality of Google Images that I appreciate, and in honour of its odd surprises, I compiled a collage from the search "I prefer random images"

(Click for a better view)

Thursday, September 13, 2007


After the chainsaw massacre, they left a note on the nature strip.
At first I thought it was a grocer's apostrophe happening, but perhaps it's a ...

Free Fire Wood's... a sign of the times.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

was here


I did not expect this thumbnail story of a roo and a zoo and a family walking off the land when I went looking for Whelan*

Thursday, September 06, 2007

name that

boynton's looking a bit half baked lately, in the #85C4CC sense of the word, anyway.

This is one of the the dropdown list of 1500+ colors at Name that Color (via the presurfer)

Interesting names include My sin, Neon Carrot, Wistful, Half Colonial White and Gossip, but it was the more prosaic Dingley that caught my eye today.

I suppose I had never really thought of the colour of Dingley before,

or of  dingley  having a colour.