Saturday, August 31, 2002
      ( 1:45 PM )   by David Barker  
NASA's Voyager!

Friday, August 30, 2002
      ( 11:15 AM )   by David Barker  
Anti-apartheid activist and singer Johnny Clegg, a white South African (born English, wide childhood traveller) who was the lead singer for Juluka and Johnny Clegg and Savuka. The global influences on his music are spectacular, and wonderful.


      ( 9:28 AM )   by David Barker  
The Comedian trailer at Apple and The Comedian page at imdb.

Trailer link purloined from Debbie Ohi's Blatherings.

Shanghai Knights trailer at Apple and page at imdb.

If you haven't seen Shanghai Noon, then what are you still doing here, man? Go see it!

Wednesday, August 28, 2002
      ( 11:24 AM )   by David Barker  
Dick at imdb. Who was Deep Throat really? Funny, funny movie that is a better take on Nixon than JFK was on - well - JFK, which I didn't see, I'm just saying.

Tuesday, August 27, 2002
      ( 3:58 PM )   by David Barker  

I had to change templates because the HTML bold tags weren't being displayed on the old one, which was kind of stupid (Hello, Blogger guys). I hate the purple but I like the layout, so I will play with it. Patience, my friends. And courage.


      ( 10:08 AM )   by David Barker  

Hurray for Musical Science!

MC Hawking, one of whose albums is 'E=MC Hawking', that Hawking. Thanks to Winnie Wong for the link. And the laughs. (If I had homies, she'd be one. Probably just as well then.)


Saturday, August 24, 2002
      ( 12:11 PM )   by David Barker  

Talking Heads
Cool, seminal, ageless, evocative, good, restorative...


      ( 10:21 AM )   by David Barker  

Hurray for Science!

Totally Serious Periodic Table of the Elements, no really

- by way of Astronomy Picture of the Day, 2002 August 24 (but check the archives!)


Friday, August 23, 2002
      ( 10:54 AM )   by David Barker  
Behind the Name, etymology and such about names.

Thursday, August 22, 2002
      ( 4:16 PM )   by David Barker  
Web Reference, lookup, tutorials, et cetera

      ( 12:16 PM )   by David Barker  
Blackcatter's World of TV Theme Song Lyrics which I found while looking for the lyrics to the 'Bananas in Pyjamas' theme which I couldn't really remember, and presto, problem solved. Except that Tripod are @ssh*les and limit access by bandwith usage, so be patient, or just say 'scr-&z.schwa;-w Tripod'. The page looks very promising but Tripod are pulling the old 'bait, switch and sodomize' trick, like Telus mobile phone service in Canada and others elsewhere.


Tuesday, August 20, 2002
      ( 10:28 AM )   by David Barker  
Debbie Ridpath Ohi's comic strip, 'Waiting For Frodo' plus her music group, Urban Tapestry, singing the song 'Waiting For Frodo' (the comic strip and song are related, FY yer I)

Sunday, August 18, 2002
      ( 10:45 AM )   by David Barker  
The Encyclopedia of Arda - very nice Lord of the Rings reference.


Saturday, August 17, 2002
      ( 6:29 PM )   by David Barker  
Then there was the famous lost episode of 'Bananas in Pyjamas.'

It was Tuesday on Cuddles Avenue, and the Teddies were scared because every Tuesday was the day for the Bananas to kill and eat Teddies. That's why there were only three left.

So Morgan, Lulu and Amy went to the Rat in the Hat's shop to ask him to help.

Rat took all the calendars and cut out all the Tuesdays. Then he gave the calendars to the Teddies to take home with them. The Teddies were overjoyed because it would never be Tuesday on Cuddles Avenue again!

When the Bananas came to try to trick and trap a Teddy to kill and eat, the Teddies showed them the calendars with no Tuesdays at all.

Now the Bananas were sad because they could never kill and eat a Teddy on Tuesday again, so they went to the Rat in the Hat's shop to see if he could help.

Rat took all the Tuesdays that he had cut out of all the calendars and glued them all together so that every day was Tuesday on Cuddles Avenue.

That's why there's only three Teddies left on Cuddles Avenue, and why this episode was only ever broadcast once. The bootleg is very valuable.

      ( 6:14 PM )   by David Barker  
Lego Movies, including the Holy Grail one and a Star Wars one, but not the famous lost 'Treasure of the Sierra Madre' one

      ( 12:33 PM )   by David Barker  
The Counterpane Fairy

Written and Illustrated by Katharine Pyle

Published by E.P.Dutton & Co. New York

Copyright E. P. Dutton & Co. 1898


      ( 11:59 AM )   by David Barker  

When I was sick and lay a-bed,
I had two pillows at my head,
And all my toys beside me lay
To keep me happy all the day.

And sometimes for an hour or so
I watched my leaden soldiers go,
With different uniforms and drills,
Among the bed-clothes, through the hills;

And sometimes sent my ships in fleets
All up and down among the sheets;
Or brought my trees and houses out,
And planted cities all about.

I was the giant great and still
That sits upon the pillow-hill,
And sees before him, dale and plain,
The pleasant land of counterpane.

-Robert Louis Stevenson
from "A Child's Garden of Verses"


      ( 10:56 AM )   by David Barker  
Maze Stuff - pretty basic but interesting...

Friday, August 16, 2002
      ( 2:13 PM )   by David Barker  

Don't Link to Us!

Thursday, August 15, 2002
      ( 1:05 PM )   by David Barker  
Hollow Point, a really funny drugs, assassins, gangsters and government agencies movie (but not Just A Whole Lot More Of The Same Old Tired Damn Thing, I swear).

Directed by Sidney J. Furie, 1995 starring Tia Carrere, Donald Sutherland, John Lithgow

Check it out. Or I will know. (not a joke from the movie, just a veiled threat. no smiley)

Wednesday, August 14, 2002
      ( 11:08 AM )   by David Barker  
Bitpipe IT info ? Just found it, don't know yet...

      ( 10:23 AM )   by David Barker  
Star Wars and Kevin Smith take-off/parody tribute, quite funny, except I've never seen Mall Rats...

Monday, August 12, 2002
      ( 1:37 PM )   by David Barker  
Reid Ellis, a good friend and a good guy, a Mac developer, was recently laid off from Roxio, along the entire Mac development team.

He used to be with Alias/Wavefront and worked on, among other things, Maya. Then he moved to MGI which was taken over by Roxio, and has been there for a few years.

Quote/Unquote:"If you're reading this and know anyone who might be interested in a small team of Mac developers who work really well together and are very responsive, send them a link to this entry:"

Here is his contact information:
E-mail :Reid Ellis
ICQ: 5532326
AIM: Clith "


      ( 11:51 AM )   by David Barker  
Xerox PARC

Saturday, August 10, 2002
      ( 3:19 PM )   by David Barker  

American Legal Definitions - Georgetown

Not pessimized for Netscape 4.7 (it's personal)

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