Wednesday, October 26, 2005

What better way... enhance that classic "warm" Les Paul humbucker sound than by...

...plugging it into a toaster?! Hottie Amplifiers

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

What is...

...George Bush's favourite "novel", is considered a fable about transformation in Cambodia and an anti-capitalist morality tale in Germany, and is rumoured to have had its film rights sold for £1 million?

Oh well, guess it's downhill from here...

This is absolutely amazing - you can save yourself splashing out a good £30 on DVDs with these two:

Star Wars
Empire Strikes Back

Now let's hope they don't go and spoil it with the next (/previous) 4 by using tons of needless CGI ;-)

Friday, October 21, 2005

Happy 210th Birthday... James Wilson

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Myers Briggs

Steve Cochran did a very good cluster evening for us last week on Myers-Briggs. Was pleasantly surprised - found it amazingly interesting and insightful. It was interesting to really get the distinctions and to try and identify which type ourselves and each other were.

I remember posting a mickey take test that came out with results like SEDF - sober emotional destructive follower. Well, I've since found this, which gives you an alternative take on your actual personality type. And it's ABSOLUTELY spot on when it comes to mine. So I am willing to offer a year's supply of marmite to anyone who can guess which personality type I am.

Monday, October 17, 2005

West Wing Season 6

"Hurrah!" is all I can say. Well, OK, maybe I can manage a bit more than that. I think that if the first two episodes are anything to go by, then they have managed to get over the mere "amazingly good-ness" of the past couple of seasons and get back on track with being simply mindbogglingly superb. They don't seem to feel the need to make every episode into a self-contained constant spoonfeeding of spectacular drama (ironic that they've done that whilst trying to find peace in the middle east), and for the viewer it's back to that pleasant feeling of struggling to keep a handle on the subtlety of what's actually going on. There's been some brilliant direction too in the last couple of episodes (the intermingling of the simultaneous Jewish and Muslim rites being a good example), and Bartlett seems to have got himself an extremely loud clock in the Oval Office, which has served well to shiver the spine in some tense moments between him and Leo. Admittedly, Will Bailey and Kate Harding still only serve to make you realise that Sam was less annoying than you thought. And in the few minutes or hours that passed between seasons 5 and 6 Josh did a lot of working out.

Annoying that More4 decided to spoil the episode 2 cliffhanger with their trailer for episode 3 though.