July 26, 2007
As Talk Talk aren't releasing records any more...
Thank you Groove Armada.
You have let me down, the internets
I am rather surprised that, after prolonged trawling of sound effects library websites, I am unable to obtain a sound effect of a woman making a gagging noise *anywhere* online.
[Insert your own jokes here]
July 17, 2007
So, next time we take the kites out, I need to bring the gaffa tape too... :-)
Ive often been fascinated by the compacting of language through technology. We seem to be going through a redefinition of language, and the nuance conveyed by very sparse language, that would have given the Grimm Brothers the heebie-geebies.
Of course, we had the Guardian SMS poetry competition.
Then there was the BBC Films Site with its Haiku reviews.
And now this:
July 11, 2007
Not just there for the trivial things in life
Sorry, been a bit quiet here. Like everyone else, I have been totally immersimg myself in Facebook as a means of self-expression recently.
Particularly using the mobile version m.facebook.com, which I hugely recommend, it's even easier to put up slightly witty trivia about yourself - maintaining the illusion that your life is more intersting than it really is. Digital melodrama.
But while looking through my friends list, one status message stood out today:
[person x*] is in love with his wife.
And I thought, that's it. Simple stuff that matters. Substance and sincerity. We don't see enough of that on facebook. And perhaps we need to be reminded to save ourselves from our own worst tendencies.
* The anonymity's probably not really needed here, but just in case.