That’s influence

August 11th, 2007

Howard v Rudd

July 12th, 2007


Landlord video

April 19th, 2007

If you need a laugh and can cope with a 3-minute video, this may well have you on the floor in tears:

The Landlord.

It may take a few seconds to load because it’s a hot commodity at the moment.



March 30th, 2007

Those people at West Country Farmhouse Cheesemakers (Somerset, UK) are seriously loopy in the nicest way. I’ve blogged about them before. Back then they made news claiming their cows moo with a distinct Somerset accent and you may remember they relax the cows by playing them classical music during milking. Well, now they bring us Cheddarvision: a 24/7 live webcam feed of a cheddar cheese ageing and ripening.

Click here for CHEDDARVISION

If watching mould grow in real time doesn’t quite do it for you (although I find it hard to believe there are people out there who would find this less than riveting) they also have a YouTube clip of the first 3 months in time-lapse.

Thanks to K for bringing this slice of lunacy to my attention and shame on me for not being on top of it earlier. I pride myself on being the Big Cheese of internet quirkiness, so today I am somewhat humbled.

I’ve got a lovely bunch of …

March 29th, 2007

To help get me back into the blogging groove, I’ll try posting photos of interesting (I hope) sights I encounter in my everyday world, starting with this refutation of the notion that you can’t grow coconuts in Melbourne:

Canine Conscription

November 8th, 2006

Today’s Odd Spot in The Age:

The German Army has called up a dead dog for national service. Helga Koehlke, 53, of Rostock, received an official army letter demanding that her pet Pekingese Tommy Jakob, who died almost blind in 2002, report for a military medical examination with his ID card and a pair of swimming shorts.