Saturday, August 28, 2010


Had my doubts about posting this one. First, it is certainly classified under the category of 'time-wasters', and second I suddenly lost access to it last week and have only just now gained entrance again. But that may have been only my computer. Anyway, ye can but try...

Sunday, August 22, 2010

I Am a Camera

I have to admit that I'm not sure if anyone who doesn't already read Adrian McKinty's always entertaining blog reads this one, but just in case, do head on over and check this out.

the psychopathology of everyday life - Adrian McKinty's blog: Trippy: "(keep the sound turned up and be patient/zen out for the first two minutes)"

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Smut--a contest

See? I knew you'd keep reading. Well, far be it from me to promote smuttiness, but hey, it's a Guardian blog. 

If you're interested in winning the Battle of the Wankhs, just hurry on over here.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Declan Burke's Digested Reads

Too busy to read this summer? What, not even the latest thriller? Why not take a look at Irish crime writer and mystery reviewer Declan Burke's dabbling in the area of digested reading? I'd seen a few of these kinds of things in the Guardian before, but Declan is no slouch at the form. Try here and here.

These are fun even if you haven't read the books. And you should be reading his blog anyway. Maybe we can encourage him to do a few more...

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Look at This Blog--Now Look at Yours

Because I am not likely to be first at knowing about anything, especially when it comes to what's gone viral on the internet, I'll assume that anyone reading this will already have somehow seen the fantastic Old Spice ad that is making the rounds. Since I got it from Girish Shahane's always excellent blog, I think I'll refer you to the link by way of his. But I do encourage you to watch the fascinating making of the commercial link that is provided there. It might seem long but it's quite interesting. By the way, not even my title is original. I stole it from one of the commenters there.

My dad was an Old Spice kind of guy. Now I'm beginning to wonder if everyone's father was...

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tom Swiftys

I just got an email from Narrative Magazine announcing their latest contest which I liked so much I thought I'd share it here. It invites you to come up with your own Tom Swifty. What's

a Tom Swifty? By all means, click here.