He beat the Irish Times to a story.
Send Steve Ballmer monopoly money. Funny. For about 5 seconds.
A new way to multiply. Just don’t use anything with the number 4 or higher in it.
Careful when posting pics of your desktop.
How cocaine is made:
And on the same theme, Withnail and I:
More Withnail and I fun.
So the Marketing Pilgrim blog is offering a prize draw for anyone that subscribes to their blog and as the amount of subscribers increases, the prize gets better. Oddly though there only appear to be 7 blogs linking to the blog post itself. Or maybe 8 now. You’d think there’d be more. This I suppose is very like the old competitions to get people to sign up to newsletters though subscribing and unsubscribing to RSS is much easier and there’s no fear of getting further spammed.
Still I wonder is this a way of getting genuine subscribers? Regular readers who do not sub might sign up but I guess the barrier to entry for RSS subscribers is still high or they would have already signed-up. Maybe IE7 will start changing that along with other common applications that start incorporating RSS reading technology.
How would you try and increase the number of subscribers to your blog? I’m not sold on something gimmicky like winning an iPod. I have an icon or two on the sidebar telling people how they can subscribe. Should there be an option in every post? Or on the most popular posts? But then what is the need to have more RSS subscribers besides the ego boost of seeing x dozen people have to suffer your links to YouTube?
Watch Arrested Development online on MSN.
Circumventing the water-damage stickers hidden in your mobiles.
“We killed Jesus, we’ll kill you too”. Where’s Mel Gibson when you need him?
21 James Bond Title Sequences. One after the other.
Cold War Kids – Hospital Beds (live)
Final KLF video – KLF – What time is love?
Harry McGee, Political Editor for the Irish Examiner has now started his own blog.
A very brief introduction. I am the political editor of the Irish Examiner.
A very brief brief for this blog: Running commentary on politics.
A very brief summary of the choice of day to start it: inauspicious.
It will improve though. There is, despite the general sense of indolence here, an election in six month’s time. And next week’s Budget will provide – as we hacks love to write – the opening volleys etc etc
Atheists are the new gays says Dilbert creator. Atheists are coming out of their closets ever since 9/11 he says.
Michael Moore makes some supposed olive branch gesture to Republicans but it reads as totally condescending. Remember Michael, that it was a majority voted in all those Republican senators and congressmen and it was a large chunk of the country that voted in George W. Bush, twice. The Dems will do as they always have and righteously piss off many of those that gave them the chance to do good and alienate those that didn’t give them a chance by questioning their intelligence. It might be best to stick to making almost-factual documentaries and not rubbing the noses of millions into the shitpile they helped create.
Battlestar Galactica Clip set to Soundgarden – Blow up the outside world:
Original song and videof for Soundgarden’s Blow up the outside world:
A good few years back BMW did the BMW Films project. They got some gifted directors to create short films that featured the BMW product range. Each director created some great movies and the cinematography really showed off the BMWs. Below are some of those films. The driver in each film is Clive Owen.
Ambush – Directed by John Frankenheimer, he of Ronin fame and written by Andrew Kevin Walker, he of Se7en fame.
Chosen – Directed by Ang Lee, just before he made the really really awful “The Hulk”.
The Follow – Directed by Wong Kar Wai of “In the mood for love” fame. Possibly the best of the films.
Star – Directed by Guy Richie where he absolutely takes the piss out of his wife. Stars Madonna as a super-egotistical music star.
Powder Keg directed by Alejandro GonzÃ¡lez IÃ±Ã¡rritu, he of 21 Grams and Babel and Amores Perros fame.
Beat the Devil – directed by Tony Scott and starring James Brown and Gary Oldman
JP Rangaswami is starting the tag idea of newtailblog which suggests that if you want to promote a blogger than isn’t greatly known, you blog about them and use the “newtailblog” tag.
Cool idea. Now speaking of which. The latest new blogs on the block are posted over on the awards site.
What’s the best way to gain the support of a large number of people? Prey on their ignorance. There will always be a large amount of people who will never understand modern technology or consumer devices. Echo their inner feelings and fear of the new and you’ll be their champion. Bill O’Reilly thinks the iPod is a danger to America. Bill Gates did not sponsor him.
On the opposite side you could be like Bill Clinton and try and be everyones friend. Barack Obama plays the sweet card and rings up a journalist and apologises for causing them embarassment. If you want the support of people that like charming characters then you do what Barack does. I’m sure Obama was genuine but I’m sure it was also contemplated that a journo would be a journo and write about it.
Good article/post on broadband and the public interest.
Fantastic pic of a tower in Russia that reaches above the clouds.
Johnny Cash, live in prison:
KLF – Last Train to Trancentral
Do go along. I’m going to see can I go. Great idea about displaying the pics of attendees in advance. The last BarCamp was really fun and I’m this next one will be too. Hopefully we might see that halfbaking idea too.
And yes, I am a thief for stealing Ken’s bandwidth by hotlinking to the logo he made.