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Monday, January 31
Wow, I really must start getting into the habit of updating this :/

.. And redesigning a new colour scheme whilst I'm at it.

To anybody who hasn't seen Team America: World Police... Watch it. Immediately. It's excellent. =D

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Saturday, January 22
How do you piss off a whole LOAD of people at once?

... You spoof a VW Polo ad (one of those "Small But Tough." ads), and feature a Palestinian suicide bomber.

Yea, way to go. Personally, I like it. :D

Because I'm too damn lazy to type it all up (in raw HTML) at 6:10am, here it is blaaatantly stolen from NewsGRIST:

Fake VW Ad Flap: "Small But Tough"

{image source}

Wow. This is wild. Via adrants:

Volkswagen Plans Legal Action Against 'Suicide Bomber' Creators

Whether or not it's an inside job, Volkwagen is
planning legal action against the creators of the Suicide Bomber
Volkswagen Polo viral ad that has been making rounds this week. While
it's not clear in the New York Post article,
the likely recipients of Volkswagen's legal weight will be creative
shop Lee and Dan
who have admitted to creating the ad. Planned or
unplanned, VW is getting some precious, free publicity this week.

More via Adland:

Volkswagen said last night it was outraged by the spoof
, which became the fifth most talked about item on internet

"Volkswagen UK and its agencies strenuously deny that they have any
involvement in the creation of a viral advertisement that has been
accessible through the internet depicting an explosion taking place
inside a Volkswagen Polo," the car maker said in a statement.

One explanation is that the film was created by a maverick advertising wannabe trying to get work from Volkswagen.

...the makers of the film revealed that some distinctively professional
techniques had been used: it had been shot on 35mm film, not something
an amateur would usually do, and cost �£40,000, not a sum an amateur
could afford.

"Lee", who refused to give his surname, apologised for the spoof
advert, which he said was released accidentally, but refused to say who
funded it.

"We made the advert for Volkswagen," said Lee. "We never really
intended it for public consumption. It was principally something we
made to show people in the industry but it got out somehow.

"About half the work we do is for our own purpose, it is
self-promotional. The ad's a comment on what's happening at the moment.
People see this on the news every day," said Lee.



virals are also produced by creatives looking for work. A spokeswoman
for Volkswagen's advertising agency, DDB, later said that it had been
contacted by the duo who sent the viral to the agency.

Matt Smith, of the ad agency Viral Factory, said he thought the advert had been made as a "test" in order to get work.

"My suspicion is that it was made for a very small audience in order to
get work. It's such a risky piece - it wasn't meant to be seen by a
mass audience."

A spokesman for Volkswagen said the company was considering legal
action and blamed the advert on "two young creatives who are trying to
make a name for themselves".

"We don't take these sorts of risks with our advertisements. We regard ourselves as honest and respectable."

{view the clip here or here. download it here}

more info:

Museum of Hoaxes




La la la. Talk about a lot of whitespace, cor.

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Thursday, January 20

For once, Microsoft got it right. BBspot - Microsoft's AntiSpyware Tool Removes Internet Explorer

Oh, and while you're at it, go buy a "Dishonest Dubya" Lying Action Figure Doll! Comes with four different clothing changes, including "First President Elected By The Supreme Court"! And it even utters famous Bushisms. Unmissable.

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Tuesday, January 18
Gates Looks Like a Molester!

The dark early days of Microsoft... Looks a bit dodgy to me. :/

[edit] That link has since ... "disappeared" (haha).. Here are the images:

Thank you Gizmodo.com. <3

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Friday, January 14
... Oops

Remember when you were a little kid, and you had one of those stupid playground accidents cause you were running so fast you tripped over something trivial (like one of the feet of a slide, or a rock or something), and that in turn caused you a lovely big gash/graze on your knee(s)?

Well, as it's the 10th anniversary year of me last doing something stupid like that (I was 9) my legs obviously thought they'd do it again. This time, I wasn't even running. Check out the goodness!

Ripped trousers

The trousers... Brand new too, for cryin' out loud :/

ripped knee skin

Remind me not to go outside again for the foreseeable future.

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Monday, January 10
This deserves a woot \o/

Passed my driving test on Wednesday. :D

My driving practical test pass certificate

Lovely stuff. Now all I have to do is get me a car... :D

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Monday, January 3
Small Is Beautiful, as they say...

And this site is the epitomy of it. If you like neatly-written, (mainly) free and overall USEFUL programmes, check this site out: TinyApps.Org

Most useful. And all the best programmes are the tiniest. :D

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Now this is one clever girl!

Only 11, and she's already been on ABC in America on a prime-time slot, and she's (apparently) The World's Youngest Video-Blogger...

... Yes, she doesn't just type blogs like the rest of us lot, she actually speaks her mind on camera to the world. Very cool. I remember when I was 11, I was spending most of my free time in front of my little Acorn 3000 (didn't even have an internal hard drive in that beast of a Risc-based machine) playing (and completing, I might add) Pacman. That was great.

Kids these days are so... techy. :) Not necessarily a bad thing (so long as they don't steal MY limelight ;)

Check out this kid's blog videoblog: //dylanverdi.blogspot.com.

And she got a record player (a PROPER one, plays them black things called VINYLS) for her Christmas present. Talk about uber parents.

Damn, I really must redesign MY own blog too. It's looking tired (and outdated). Hmm.

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Wow, look what happened while I wasn't watching.

Welcome to 2005 everyone. I had a crap Christmas and New Year, hope others fared better.

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Some links!

Gotta get
some of those.