18-28 February, 2002

Posted by Tim Ireland at 18 February 2002

Category: Uncategorized

This entry was posted on
Monday, February 18th, 2002
at
9:45 am and is filed
under Uncategorized.

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Date
20020218

Time
09:45
Oh great. Now Paypal is evil. Can somebody please invent a good and just private and/or micropayment system before the web has to shut down for lack of funds?

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Date
20020218

Time
09:51
I was doing some research for the Universal Church of the Interactive Network to see if we could become an official bonafide religion (can you say ‘Amen’, brother?). Look at this top result in Google I happened across on my first try. Weird. Spooky.

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Date
20020218

Time
10:01
The Animal Control Dept. of Denver is fighting a Smurf infestation. Population problems like this, and still nobody knows how they breed? No wonder the world is going to hell.

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Date
20020218

Time
11:14
You cannot run, you cannot hide.

The world will end when memes collide.

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Date
20020218

Time
11:31
Click here to apply for a job and McDonalds. Heck, they’ll even hire you if you’re an illegal immigrant. Until you complain about working conditions, in which case you’ll be deported.

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Date
20020218

Time
11:36
Duck and cover, children. A very funny flash interpretation of the classic civil defence film.

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Date
20020218

Time
11:48
I’m sorry, but I find it amusing that a site offering Russian wives at knock-down prices also has a special on Pocket Translators. So you know what she’s nagging you about, presumably.

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Date
20020218

Time
12:04
On sale now at ebay: an ENRON Retirement Coffee Cup, complete with copy of their Code of Ethics.

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Date
20020218

Time
12:34
It’s the latest game to sweep the nation – Stuff The Cat.

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Date
20020218
Photoshopping
Time
14:26
Time for some farkin’ with Britney Spears in carbonite. How fun is that?

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Date
20020219

Time
09:12
Campaign Tip: Never release bad news in the run-up to an election. If you get caught afterwards; deny everything.

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Date
20020219

Time
09:18
Critic dares to lambast LOTR – gets mailbombed by thousands of geeks and freaks.

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Date
20020219

Time
10:25
Let Jesus into your monster truck rally.

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Date
20020219

Time
10:26
bidforsurgery.com – the ‘b’ stands for ‘bargain’.

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Date
20020219

Time
10:34
Not getting enough? Generate your own spam.

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Date
20020219

Time
11:08
B3ta’s which is better? machine has just been shot down by Google. Just when it was getting interesting…

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Date
20020219

Time
14:21
Phew!

Well, I’m glad I got that off my chest.

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Date
20020219

Time
14:39
Me and the Lord, we have an understanding. How about you?

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Date
20020219

Time
14:58
Pope John Paul has performed three exorcisms during his 23-year God-representing career. This doesn’t include ordering you, your mate and your esky offa his lawn (obscure Australian joke – sorry…)

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Date
20020220

Time
10:25
There’s been a lot of response to yesterday’s Pay The Paupers article. Most of the negative stuff was from people who missed the point, so if you haven’t read the article yet, I’d like to make it clear right here and now that it’s not about paying for small sites, and I don’t want your money, so please don’t send any. Thanks.

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Date
20020220

Time
10:28
Remember the main justification the record labels put forward for shutting down services like Napster? That of the poor starving music artist who got SFA for their efforts? As it turns out, under the new system put forward by those same record labels, erm, the artist gets SFA for their efforts.

Why am I not surprised?

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Date
20020220

Time
10:52
Charlotte Church is going to be legal in just over 13 hours, so what do we have to look forward to now that this classic countdown is all but over?

How about this – When Will O.J. Kill Again?

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Date
20020220

Time
11:22
Rocklopedia Fakebandica!

Listing every fake band from The Archies to Zack Attack.

Sure, I’ve got nothing better to do…

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Date
20020220

Time
12:30
It’s the end of free email as we know it:

Alta Vista

another.com

and yes, even Hotmail if this is anything to go by.

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Date
20020220

Time
14:08
The Brotherhood of Light is expecting intergalactic visitors to do a fly-by of the Winter Olympics. On Thursday. Between noon and 5 p.m.

Set your VCRs.

[UPDATE – More from the site of this same wacko… gasp in awe at the space needle from another dimension.]

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Date
20020220

Time
15:04
Check out some classic mugshots of pensioners at The Smoking Gun. No. 14 is by far my favourite.

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Date
20020220

Time
16:33
Slow porn? Sorry, it’s been done.

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Date
20020221

Time
09:11
Yanks can complain about Brit journalists all they want. After all, we’re the ones who have to live with them.

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Date
20020221

Time
09:14
Women with dogs. Kinkeeeee.

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Date
20020221

Time
10:11
Those who have complained, quite rightly, that the Pay The Paupers article offers no solutions will be happy to know that a solution is in the offing. Watch this space.

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Date
20020221

Time
10:28
Yet another (yawn) quiz – Which Sesame Street Character Are You? From what I can tell around the blogs, almost everyone turns out to be Ernie.

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Date
20020221

Time
10:40
Thanks go to Troutgirl for the link whoring. I love you babe, I really do – but try to make it more pointless next time, m’kay?

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Date
20020221

Time
10:51
Pop Idol meets Butlins: surely the very definition of cool…

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Date
20020221
Falling Cat Just Misses Baby
Time
12:01
He even left a cat-shaped hole in the bed – look, see?

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Date
20020221

Time
13:00
George Bush is a man of vision.

No, wait, before you go, see the proof!

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Date
20020221

Time
13:03
Here’s a variety we haven’t covered yet – camel rage.

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Date
20020221

Time
13:32
The Enron Answering Machine. Sure to be a big one on Blogdex tomorrow.

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Date
20020222

Time
09:15
I’ve been asked to plug a friend’s band, so; plug, plug, plug, plug, plug, plug, plug, plug, plug, plug, plug.

(Be warned that this is one of those sites that enlarges to take over your whole screen…)

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Date
20020222

Time
09:24
I’m off to some meetings in London today, so I apologise if the commentary and linkage is a little light. Tell you what, let’s have the Random Teen Weblog Generator take up the slack for a while.

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Date
20020222

Time
09:28
This quiz craze is really starting to get on my tits. I don’t want to link this one, but I feel I must bring it to your attention as a cautionary example if nothing else; What D&D Character Are You?

(I’m somewhere between the lard-arse dungeon master who runs games out of his basement and the skinny kid with mega-acne who Mum has to keep chasing out of the bathroom…)

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Date
20020222

Time
09:32
Google has always prided itself on being relevant and accurate above all. I’ve always prided myself on the ability to translate a site’s worth to a suitable ranking in Google, but now they’re just letting people throw money at it. This is a symptom of a much larger problem, people, and it’s going to get worse before it gets better.

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Date
20020222

Time
12:49
I’m at my first meeting and currently showing someone how weblogs work. Isn’t life thrilling?

I think I’ll use the opportunity for some common link whoring

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Date
20020225

Time
09:10
Chuck Jones has passed away. No anvils were involved.

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Date
20020225

Time
09:13
Yet another exercise in futility: make your own nonsense font.

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Date
20020225

Time
09:14
A dynamite link from The Ultimate Insult:

GI Joe – World War II Combat Photographer.

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Date
20020225

Time
13:06
A 19-year-old woman caught shoplifting hair-care products attacked a clerk and fled but left behind her 7-month-old baby. This would have been a better story had the baby led the cops back to her home instead of the ID in her purse, which she also left behind.

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Date
20020225

Time
14:58
Smirnoff Ice. As clear as your conscience.

Erm, and devoid of any Smirnoff (or any kind of vodka, for that matter).

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Date
20020226
Latest Viral Agent
Time
09:16
Stone the crows, man!

Load up and get ready to fire, those bloody crows are at your marijuana crop again.

Good luck, enjoy your shooting – and watch out for rogue DEA agents!

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Date
20020226

Time
09:20
This quiz thing is waaaaaay out of control:

What Cigarette Brand Are You?

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Date
20020226

Time
15:00
Once again I feel that I must apologise for the light linkage. You see, I’m head-down arse-up working on some boring stuff (and my own lame quiz if I have time).

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Date
20020226

Time
15:02
The top ten cars for gays and lesbians. Yes, they appear to be serious.

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Date
20020226

Time
15:15
It’s weird the things you find with Google’s Image Search. I was looking for a pic of Ned Beatty and found this page dedicated to ‘cute, whale size men’. The Ned Beatty pic result came from a helpful list designed to tell you what movies show your favourite large, fat celebrities naked. The web has something for everybody, I guess.

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Date
20020226

Time
16:14
A woman in the office just claimed that if you’d endured childbirth, then you could go through anything. I don’t know why I felt it necessary to point out that if you’ve endured childbirth then anything could go through you, but I hope she decides to speak to me again someday.

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Date
20020226

Time
17:31
OK, it’s live. It might even work: Which M*A*S*H Character Are You?

I’ll be publishing the traffic results sometime soon so you can see what all the fuss is about without having to do a lame quiz of your own.

Cheers all.

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Date
20020227

Time
08:34
Another one of those ‘going to London to meet with Important people’ days today, so yes, linkage will be light. Not that it’s going to count for anything. By the looks of things, the Death Star is currently orbiting Saturn. We’re all doomed!

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Date
20020227

Time
08:50
Hooray! Someone’s made a flash version of Pitfall! And, just like the original game, it lets you cheat and go left from the start…

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Date
20020227
Posting Remotely
Time
14:14
Save the dotcoms!

Oh, won’t somebody pleeeeeeeeeease think of the children?

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Date
20020228

Time
08:52
I couldn’t get to a terminal when I found out yesterday afternoon, but rest assurred that I was out doing my bit. In fact, here’s what I would have posted had I been able to access the blog at about 8 o’clock last night:

Sho long, Spik, I’ll mish you! (hic)

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Date
20020228

Time
08:57
The M*A*S*H Quiz is spreading nicely. As I mentioned before, I’ll make a full report thingy for this after a while to let you know how fast these crappy quizzes spread, but here’s a few bits and bobs to tide you over in the meantime:

First, the bloggage. The quiz was, in the first instance, submitted to:

http://www.b3ta.com/

http://www.ultimateinsult.net/

uk.media.tv.misc

alt.tv.mash

From here, it spread to:

http://www.geekmystique.co.uk/geeklog/

http://www.hoopee.com/myhoopee/

http://www.rymdimperiet.com/

http://rankfish.tripod.com/

http://phuck.blogspot.com/

http://personal.nbnet.nb.ca/raasme/blog/blogger.htm

http://filebox.vt.edu/users/cflynn/about.htm

http://www.3bruces.com/

Then suddenly, out of nowhere, comes a surprise inclusion in the Yahoo! directory. Without a submission. After two days of activity. Result!

More later…

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Date
20020228

Time
09:22
A great snippet from the popbitch board. Fun on soooo many levels:

Just been talking to the guy who manages the new dancer boy in hearsay

“was it rigged?” I asked. “‘Course it fucking was” he replied, “the contract was signed 3 weeks before the audition shambles took place”

He also went out with ‘Connie2 the AOL girl. When asked why they split up, “Cause she’s a fucking muppet, and a right bunny boiler with it”

Click here to see the message as hosted at popbitch.

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Date
20020228

Time
10:43
Ooh, I love this one:

Who was Playmate Of The Month when you were born?

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Date
20020228

Time
13:58
!tihs fo daol a tahW

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Date
20020228

Time
16:52
I haven’t seen a headline this cool since the orbiting space lasers:

Giant Squid Babies Captured!

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Date
20020228

Time
16:53
A new sport for the Winter Olympics – Snow Peeing!

(Cheers to the 3bruces for the link.)








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