Thursday 17 April 2008

a few links:
In comments below, Barnaby Richards, whose work I mentioned here, tells me to check out his webcomic, Radbod, updated weekly

Oregon man thinks his black Labrador is an impostor

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (AP) - Ken Griggs likes his new dog, but he preferred the old one. Then again, it might be the same dog. In a possible case of mistaken identity, Griggs said the black Labrador named Callie that he left at a Dundee kennel before spring break was not the same dog he picked up a week later.
"It's a sweet dog," Griggs said of the impostor living at his Lake Oswego house. "It's tough because now we've had the dog for 10-plus days, and the kids, especially the younger ones, start to get attached to the dog. I like it, but I want mine."
via Bob Morales, an old one just found by hayley campbell:
Hulk doll's monster willy
SHOCKED six-year-old Leah Lowland checked out a mystery bulge on her Incredible Hulk doll ? and uncovered a giant green WILLY. Curious Leah noticed a lump after winning the monster at a seaside fair. And when she peeled off the green comic-book character’s ripped purple shorts, she found the two-inch manhood beneath them.
“Considering the doll is only 12-inches tall it’s amazing how big his willy is.
“And it’s definitely not an extra piece of material left on by mistake.”

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Wednesday 16 April 2008

bald teacher loses disabled claim

A retired schoolteacher who claimed he was a victim of disability discrimination because he is bald has lost his claim. James Campbell, 61, formerly an art teacher at Denny High School in Stirlingshire, took Falkirk Council to an employment tribunal over the issue.
Tribunal judge Robert Gall said that because Mr Campbell's baldness was used by others to taunt him, it did not mean it was a disability. He said: "It seems to me to take the definition of impairment too far. If baldness was to be regarded as an impairment then perhaps a physical feature such as a big nose, big ears might of themselves be regarded as an impairment under the DDA.
via wee hayley campbell, no relation.


Tuesday 15 April 2008

"Iron Man was one of the most popular trailers of last summer, but controversy is sweeping the fan community today following the announcement that paramount pictures is planning to adapt the beloved trailer into a feature length motion picture. Apparently the plan is to expand that fast montage of very short shots you see in the trailer into full length scenes and in between those scenes they plan to add additional scenes that weren't in the trailer..."
The Video news at The Onion (where else?) via Hayley Campbell.
In the town where I live:
Handcuffed man steals police car

Police in the Australian city of Brisbane were left stranded and embarrassed after a handcuffed suspect drove off in their patrol car. They had put him in their unmarked vehicle and went round the back to look for some further evidence. Mr Nolan waited until they had gone, climbed into the driver's seat, started the engine and drove off.
(thanks for link to my pal Wayne Beamer)
Anyone who enjoyed my post of 12 March last year in which I wrote about The Humument, might like to know that its author, Tom Phillips, just dropped a note in the comments there.
"tom p (for it is he) says the best web version of a humument is (and new unpublished pages appear on my blog Meanwhile thanks for kind words eddie, and all of you & I'm still working on the next edition....
[A slideshow of the complete latest edition of A Humument is planned for any day now so do check back from time to time.]


Monday 14 April 2008

from the Introduction:

Of the work of Australia's greatest traditional painter, Yirawala, Pablo Picasso said, 'That is what I have been trying to achieve all my life.'
In Yirawala's lifetime his ceremonial paintings were eagerly sought by museums and collectors all over the world. He was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to Aboriginal art, and also received the Interntaional Art Co-operation Award naming him the best artist in Australia for 1971. Despite all the honours and praise, he was disappointed that his paintings were regarded only as art.

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Sunday 13 April 2008

happy birthday

to hayley campbell