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September 20, 2005

Pinkerton's internet quiz results

Writing about web page http://www.jaypinkerton.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=767

Apparently I'm not the only person who thinks that internet quiz results can be, well, kind of silly. This is just one of a dozen or so Photoshopped quiz results from the funnier-than-I'll-ever-be Jay Pinkerton. They're pretty much all good (I also enjoyed "What piece of furniture are you?" and "Which sex are you?") and for a little while at least have served as a refreshing antidote to seeing quite a lot of real quiz results.

August 31, 2005

Google Purge

Google today announced Google Purge, their latest application aimed at simplifying and streamlining search. But Purge operates quite differently from existing, non-invasive Google apps; it works by destroying all the information it is unable to index. From the press release:-

As a part of Purge's first phase, executives will destroy all copyrighted materials that cannot be searched by Google. "A year ago, Google offered to scan every book on the planet for its Google Print project. Now, they are promising to burn the rest," John Battelle wrote in his widely read Searchblog. "Thanks to Google Purge, you'll never have to worry that your search has missed some obscure book, because that book will no longer exist. And the same goes for movies, art, and music."

As a part of Phase One operations, Google executives will permanently erase the hard drive of any computer that is not already indexed by the Google Desktop Search. Although Google executives are keeping many details about Google Purge under wraps, some analysts speculate that the categories of information Google will eventually index or destroy include handwritten correspondence, buried fossils, and private thoughts and feelings.


April 26, 2005

C4 spoof PPBs

Writing about web page http://www.channel4.com/news/microsites/E/election2005/

Channel 4 has commissioned three spoof party political broadcasts and they are scarily convincing. I have no difficulty believing that had the ideas been presented to the three parties they would have embraced them; the tone of the videos is judged to perfection — they go only fractionally further than the parties have themselves gone in their attempts to instill fear, uncertainty and doubt.

As a matter of interest, I believe the three videos were made by the team which produced the viral "Suicide bomber" advert for the VW Polo a few months ago, and you can see the same sensibility at work here. Fantastic stuff, and well worth a viewing.


January 12, 2005

Apple fans nailed

Writing about web page http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets/images/iProduct.gif

Apple fans (and I'd count myself one of them) are cruelly but grain-of-truthfully described in this spoof advert. Here's the header:-

but the body text that follows it on Gizmodo's site is well worth a read.


April 28, 2004

Rip. Slash. Gouge.

If it's true that iPod muggings are on the rise, and that iPod minis are a useful self-defence weapon, then no self-respecting owner would want to be without an iStab. Genius.

April 07, 2004

Compare and contrast: Starsky & Hutch and The Passion of the Christ

Oh dear; now I'm out of control. Must. Blog. Every. Piss-take.

Compare and contrast here


April 06, 2004

Passion of the Christ: The blooper reel

Too easy a target for satire? maybe, but it's still fun:-

PotC bloopers


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