Month: January 2011

BFTP: So, how does one tell the axe-murderers from the con-artists?

This repost is part of our Summer Slowdown program of revisiting the blog archives, and was originally published in February 2006. I’m including this not because it’s anything special as a piece of writing, but because of how times seem to have changed so quickly over the last few years regarding meatspace meetups of cyberbuddies – I don’t think anyone hardly bats an eye any more.

Thursday Cheezburger – Over it

It doesn’t matter what you are over – Cheezy musak in shopping centres, Christmas, New Year resolutions, cricket on the TV, your team losing cricket on the TV, school holidays, Hot Cross buns in the shops already (I sincerely hope that they aren’t but neither would I be surprised); here is where you can let all your frustrations out using Lolcats.

Post your own favourite in-theme Cheez here, and wait for admin image magic to make it appear.

Train Nerds Alert

The UK’s National Railway Museum has a free download on its website – a train simulator where one can drive The Flying Scotsman.

Femmostroppo Reader January 4, 2011

Items of interest come across recently in my feed-reader. What did I miss in this first linkfest for 2011? I could have filled it with retrospectives/resolutions alone. Leave your own interesting links/retrospectives/resolutions in comments.

Facetious Observation Of The Day

Tell me, pop culture vultures, is not the villainous Colonel Stuart (William Sadler) in Die Harder – is he not absolutely the celluloid lovechild of Keir Dullea in 2001: A Space Odyssey and Ed Harris in The Right Stuff?

Otterday! And Open Thread.

Happy New Year, people! Today’s sleepy-looking otter comes via the Telegraph’s WWT Photo Competition 2010.

Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires.