Saturday, July 20, 2002
Success. The collections at Twickenham and the Millennium Stadium raised $4,000
that we could send off to the States. Thanks to any vistors who contributed way back when. The money's going to a good cause: "The Jeremy Glick Fund was set up for the benefit of his family and The Mark Bingham Leadership Fund is intended to provide Scholarships."
Wednesday, July 17, 2002
I found this via Iain Murray
, who'd also found it via a fellow philosopher. I'm curious as to what the other options are. In several categories, I could think of philosophers who fitted. For example, in "your dream house", Russell almost certainly had "a beautiful Victorian mansion" (the details escape me), French philosophers love a "nice little apartment in the city, close to everyone and everything", stoics would like "something simple and understated" (simplifying their views...), Wittgenstein virtually lived in "a sturdy wooden house in the woods that I built myself" (and would have taken a one-person cottage, which I think he had at one point), and Epicure took "Some sort of communal living". The only ones I can't immediately place are "a big trendy home with a pool and a dance room", and "a big crazy mansion complete with gargoyles", which I picked...
What Was Your PastLife?
Tuesday, July 16, 2002
Ananova - Man who had sex with underwear-clad dogs forced to flee
As if this guy could find somewhere to hide. Korea's probably his best bet: less temptation.
It's back! The greatest, most destructive, movie drinking game ever! A game that has made grown men throw up in washing machines, a game that cost me the best part of forty pounds in fines, a game that saw my copies of the videos stolen for the good of humanity: a game that was feared lost from the web.
But no: concerned that one of the last electronic copies might rest in my e-mail folders, I scoured the web. And behold: Jeff Schell's Guide to the STAR WARS DRINKING GAME
Wonder at the ability to get drunk before Empire begins. Marvel at the malicious genius of Lucas if you're playing Han and have to deal with the "bonus" drinks in the Special Edition extra scenes. Panic if you're the Empire and reach Endor: drinking as Empire ships are destroyed saw a brave attempt to down beer for ten minutes straight. And remember: when Luke has dinner, the tupperware is a moral agent and also grey. Drink three times...
Monday, July 15, 2002
- an innocent enough ice-cream dish. Or so it seemed. But just the other day, I spotted cosmic karmic convergence of potential anti-globalisation/capitalism possibilities.
That's right: dozens of ads on a tube stairwell for "Kit-Kat McFlurries", with both McDonalds and Nestle logos on the poster. Was ever an advertising campaign more ripe for entertaining counter-cultural conceits? Come, entertain me as I plod through the tube system. And remember your enemies:
Sunday, July 14, 2002
My favourite reply to a comment of mine
: " All you've shown is the article writer is a moron, fool, and a dolt, but we knew that already."