Thursday, May 17, 2001

Troubling news

There is a Lettuce Famine. Because of a national shortage of the leafy vegetable, lettuce prices could as much as double. Oh dear god, no.

Wednesday, May 16, 2001

Purple Ronnie: The Truth II

Chupacabras has a moment of clarity

Monday, May 07, 2001

When will this EU madness end?

It seems that councillors in Vienna have now made it illegal to fish using a line trailing from a plane or other fast moving vehicle. It is now also illegal to hunt deer with explosives, in order to bring the Austrian city "in line with EU legislation." Folly. If we don't use the very best military hardware against animals, then what are we to do with it? Obviously it would be barbaric to turn weapons against our fellow human. And, believe me, if a fox had a rocket launcher he would not hesitate to use it on you, possibly utilising a Heckler & Koch MP53 for close-up work in your chicken coop afterwards. Damn them. Damn them all to hell.

Sunday, May 06, 2001

HTML Movies - Retrospective

Since the HTML movie phenomenon is now over by about four or five days, it seems the time is ripe for a retrospective of the movement that, to some, proved the internet’s preeminence in the presentation of fully immersive multimedia content..
To the tsluts mailing list, and mainly Rob, the HTML movie is not illusion!

Today a technological storm is raging of which the result is the elevation of cosmetics to God. By using new technology anyone at any time can wash the last grains of truth away in the deadly embrace of sensation.
The illusions are everything the movie can hide behind>

The tsluts mailing list, and mainly Rob, counters the film of illusion by the presentation of an indisputable set of rules known as MIDI FILES AND DANCING CRAP.
Classics of the genre

Saturday, May 05, 2001

Words that McDonald’s has tried to trademark:
  • McFamily
  • McBaby
  • McTime
  • McLife
  • McSpaceShuttle.. least according to Harper’s Magazine. Something of an anti-McDonald’s weekend in the papers. Apparently the fast food giant is the world’s largest purchaser of satellite imagery. It uses a computer system to pick where the next franchise will open. Apparently the computer chose a site 1 mile from Dachau as an appropriate venue. Apparently for a brief period the company distributed leaflets saying, “Welcome to Dachau and welcome to McDonald’s.” Freaky.

Wednesday, May 02, 2001

Purple Ronnie: The Truth