27 February 2007

Pun of the day

I went to a stamp meeting tonight. Don't ask. Really. But it was sort of a family obligation and it ended up being mildly interesting, if only because I got talking to this guy who'd been a botanist and lived for many years in Borneo.

Apparently there's a family of trees out there with the latin name Fordia - Fordia Splendidissima, Fordia Coriacea, and so on (google tells me). Apparently this chap's friend who was constantly discovering new species discovered a new member of this family, and named it Fordia Cortina.

Genius. And a joke that will only apply for a few more decades before no-one will get it. See Ford Prefect.

26 February 2007

From Shaolin to the Big Easy

I haven't checked out dj BC's site in a while, and there's lots of new mashed-up goodness to download there. Most thrillingly, Wu Orleans, a 10 track compilation of Staten Island's finest with various funky Louisiana grooves.
It's all a bit silly, but none the worst for it, and the final track "When the Meth Comes Marching In" does exactly what it says on the tin. Download it here.

I got the whole thing from a torrent, although it was sporadic and took a while to complete. In case anyone cares.

Mod out for gumbo, g.

PS In other news, I was right about 2000AD according to the BBC. And who else are you going to trust?

25 February 2007

Pictures of New York

Fantastic old shots here. Make sure you have plenty of time, there are loads...

22 February 2007

I'm So Excited...

...and I just can't hide it, yadda yadda. Marmite Guinness. Guinness in my Marmite. Marness. Guinnite. mmm.
Although I haven't tried it yet and it might be minging. Doubt it, though.

Next up, Earl Grey spliffs and pork crackling crisps (proper ones not pork scratchings, that is). Laphroaig chocolates already exist, hallelujah.

20 February 2007

12 February 2007

02 February 2007

Health and Safety would have a fit

Ever since seeing Inside Man I've loved the Chaiya Chaiya song, but I've only just found the video. Bollywood dancing on moving trains. It's just the newest thing.


Mod out to see if Southern Rail will allow bad body-popping on the 9.14 to Lewes.