Monday, 8 June 2009

May Contain Geeks

Time for something new:

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Monday, 24 September 2007

I dream of the silver screen

This reminds of a dream I had a while back.

I dreamt that I'd build a cinema in a shed in my back garden. As I live on the 2nd floor and don't have a garden, this was my first clue that it was a dream. The shed was large like a Scout hut and the dream was very practical; I had put a lot of effort into blacking out the place, choosing the right seating and use a digital projector.

Of course it wasn't the Geek-fest created in the Star Wars cinema above or in the same league as Dan and Nicole Chilton when they built their own real-life cinema, but it was a nice dream...

Tees @ Threadless 24/09/07

La Gran Reunión - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

I'm not sure what is is I like about this tee, but I get the feeling that it would look better on my wall than my chest.

Treasure Map - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

Finally, something I've voted positively for has been printed!

This tee may be a couple of days late but I love the details and concept is just yo-ho-ho good.

All my Threadless posts are also copied across to my blog on the Threadless site here.

Friday, 7 September 2007

I can feel it...

No idea what this ad has to do with chocolate. But who cares ... it's fab!

I'm off to by a drum kit now...

Tuesday, 4 September 2007

Yard Sale

I'm selling off some beloved collections, starting with some DVDs and videos (yes actual VHS tapes, like what you see in museums). Later I'll be adding some books, games and comics.

Check it out and see if there's anything you'd like:

Duke1974 @ eBAY


Tuesday, 28 August 2007

Passing God

This from a book called Church Signs Across America, by Steve and Pam Paulson. Is a collection of the attention grabbing and engaging church signs that they saw while driving across America and Alaska.

I'm a sucker for a clever play on words and always had a soft spot for church signs like:

CH__RCH. What's missing? UR.

Ah, an oldie but a goldie.

You can see a sample of Steve and Pam's book at the Guardian web site here.

But if you're a bit more subversive, don't forget you can make your own.

Got map?

What? Is that bowl in front of her full of random words and she has pick out and try to make a sentence from. Because if it is she failed.

People in THE Iraq are the reason Americans can't find America on a map? In a couple of years that might work the other way around; no one will be able to find Iraq on a map thanks to the Americans.

American education does seem to help South Africans and like such as. The more dumb American like this one, the higher up the World Education tables places like THE Iraq will rise.

Sorry, got a bit political there, rant over.


In response to Warren Ellis's Bad Signal Confession:

I have been man-bag guy for many years, so many that I was that kid in school with a briefcase. OK that's a bit of a lie, I had a briefcase but didn't take it to school. What I did have was what can only be described as medium sized luggage. The thing was big enough to fit the entire classes books in and once over-balanced my considerable limited judo skills to get me a good kicking from some passing bullies. Contents:

* School books (backed in wallpaper).
* P.E. kit (in an attractive red-sock in with the whites shade of pink).
* Pencil case (full of random pens, pencil sharpener, protractor and coloured pencils with the colour names on them).
* Random sweet wrappers (empty).

That was, of course, when I had to carry what my Mum bought. For years after that, when I spent most of my time Roleplaying and had money in my pocket, it was a CAT record bag that hung from my shoulder. Contents:

* No records.
* RPG books (Feng Shui, Call of Cthulhu, Champions or Star Wars).
* Extra pencils, sharpener and a rubber.
* Many, many dice (d4, d6, d8, d10, d12 & d20s).
* An A4 writing pad (full of random campaign notes, tally-lists and calculations).
* An A5 note book (full of top secret campaign notes - well actually it was mostly empty, I never made notes).
* Comics (double bagged for protection).

These days it's a simple Gymsack (a horrible name). Light-weight and inconspicuous, if a little flimsy; I'm on my 2nd one now. Contains:

* A6 note pad & pen.
* Baseball cap; in-case it rains (currently Boston Red Socks).
* A draw-string plastic bag (to waterproof my stuff, these bags are very thin and I live in Manchester).
* The Metro (the best paper in the world).
* Whatever paperback I'm reading at the moment (right now - Around the World in Eighty Days).

Maybe I need to upgrade?

Thursday, 23 August 2007


And so it begins:

Paramount Goes HD DVD Exclusive [Empire Online]

Director Bay joins DVD format war [BBC News]

Now I'm just too young to remember the VHS vs Betamax fight. Sure I remember the two section in the Video Shop, but awareness of technological / business current events was still a few years away.

Being a film buff I was very wary when I heard about the two new formats; not wanting to predict the winner before updating my collection or buying the latest releases. So when I heard on the Gadget Show that LG were releasing a DVD player that plays both formats, I really though that was the end of the problem.

Now this. Why can't people just get along?

Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Spider-fun, Spider-fun.

This is the new Spider-Man cartoon. The last animated series was good, the animation looked great and mirrored the recent films design, but this one looks a lot more Saturday morning cartoon and a lot more fun.

Thursday, 16 August 2007

Steam Treking

Is this what the new Star Trek movie is going to be like?

Probably not, but this is tee-hee funny. I'm particularly fond of the 'transporter' and the carbon-based life-form.

Monday, 13 August 2007

Tees @ Threadless 13/08/07

If you've not heard of Threadless you are seriously missing out on something great.

The site contains some gorgeous and unique t-shirts designed by, well you possibly, as anyone can submit a design and the ones with the highest votes get printed. And yes, you get something out of it too.

Because I love Threadless this post is going to be the first in a semi-regular series highlighting the newest tees that catch my eye.

A Birth Day - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

How cute is this? I'm not sure I'd like to be the cow or chicken explaining to the farmer how that happened, but it makes a great tee. Probably not the type of t-shirt I would wear, but something I might buy for my Niece.

Beasts And Pearls - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

Wow! It's the level of detail on this that makes it stand-out for me. Dramatic, monstrous but there's also something softer. It reminds me of King Kong. It's also one that I probably wouldn't wear, more of a ladies tee I think.

Defend The Kingdom - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

Now this makes me laugh, little sand knights fighting against an inflatable Jabberwocky. I missed it the first time around but this I'd buy; it's funny and colourful.

All my Threadless posts are also copied across to my blog on the Threadless site here.

Monday, 6 August 2007

Property of Doctor Jones

My new wallpaper, roll on Memorial Day 2008. Fingers crossed. Fingers crossed. Fingers crossed.

Sunday, 15 July 2007

Everyone loves Big-J.

Which God or Goddess are you like?
Your Result: Jesus

You are God's lovechild. You love all and most love you. You help those who need it, and those too. The girls all chase you, and some boys too. You love to have fun, but you keep a serious life of working as well.Congratulations!! You are Christ!!

The Christian God
Goddess Sekhemet
Goddess Bast
You are your own God or Goddess
God Zeus
Which God or Goddess are you like?
Make Your Own Quiz

But hang on, isn't Jesus the Christian God? I only got a B in R.E. but I'm pretty sure the clue is in the name.

Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Words and Very Pretty Pictures

I have a friend called Melanie who works as a commercial artist and draws very pretty pictures. She's done a lot of things but mainly illustrates children's books and has five new books coming out soon:

That Pesky Dragon :: Buy from or

Cinderella's Party Night :: Buy from

Three Goat's Gruff and a Grumpy Troll :: Buy from

I Win :: Buy from

Rise and Shine :: Buy from or

Why not buy one (or all of them!) as a present for a son, niece, grandson or even yourself?

Or check out Melanie's other books at or

Sunday, 8 July 2007


Maybe, but perfect?
No way, they forgot one thing.

Saturday, 7 July 2007

If I Were a Simpson

This is created with a great little Create a Character utility at the website for the new Simpsons movie: