I’m trying a new way of writing the Roast, because the Performancing extension was starting to bug the crap out of me. The upshot of this combination bookmark/txt file system seems to be the Sunday Roasts are once more up to a full three course meal. Tuck in!
Moose and I have had this ongoing dispute about whether you need to put gelatin in cheesecakes or not (I’m a yes girl, she’s a no). At the moment, the evidence is more in my favour than hers. Anyway, I saw this recipe for blueberry cheesecake and, whilst it doesn’t need gelatin, it does need baking. Still, looks absolutely scrum-diddly-uptious!
I’m a considerate experiencer. What are you? (Warning, it’s quite a long test. Took about five minutes).
I’m a bit on the fence with the whole ID card issue. I’m leaning more towards “I don’t want them” than “I do want them”, mainly because I can’t see the point of them. What do they do that current systems don’t do? And don’t spout on about how they’d stop terrorism… They won’t. Why I chose to link to this today is that we use exactly the same printers and system shown in the picture at work. Trust me: you do NOT want to be working in the department that makes these cards if/when they ever happen if they are still using that system. They are bad enough for a roll-out of around 25,000. I can imagine what it would be like nationwide and the thought makes me want to hide under the desk!
Now, I’m all for technology, but wouldn’t you feel a bit duped if you went to a book signing and just got a robot? Then again, at least Margaret Atwood was at the end of a video-link chatting. And calling it the “LongPen”? COME ON! You’re an author! Think up something a bit more original! Let’s have your suggestions in the comment field at the end of the post 😀
So CFS (chronic fatigue syndrom) sufferers aren’t making it up. I know I wasn’t faking when I spent three years of my life barely able to get out of bed to crawl to the bathroom and back, but somehow having some shred of organic proof to show that people like me weren’t/aren’t faking makes me feel so much better.
So I already kaboodled this trailer, but you might have missed it, tucked away as it is in the sidebar. So, I bring you the spine-tinglingly-good trailer for X Men 3: The Last Stand. I told the Crazy Canalman at the end of 2 that Jean Grey was gonna be back…
BoingBoing is always a great source of the odd and surreal. You do have to ask yourself though, what sort of person would get a tattoo of an Eames chair?
And they also have this link to the WTC in fries and ketchup. Not sure what A would say about having this as his memorial, but still, perhaps it is time we started to look at such events through a more comic lens.
Oh dear lord no. Vin Diesel is proposing more Riddick films…
Remember when I wondered why my server’s stats package even had a listing for Antarctica? Well, turns out there’s at least 64 people overwintering at the South Pole, and a fair few of them have blogs. Here are the ones that caught my eye:
Adventures au Pole Sud
Cynthia’s Polar Adventures
Nowhere To Go But Up
(The wonderful thing about a small community like the South Pole, all the bloggers seem to link to each other, so you should be able to ferret out more blogs if you want to).
Creationism is to be included in GCSE science syllabi. (Note, that’s in BRITISH schools). This was a headline guaranteed to make me sit up and get pissed off. Then I read the actual story – Creationism/ID isn’t being taught as science exactly. It’s being presented to kids so that they can discuss it as it relates to evolution. Still, I’d rather Creationism was taught in RE as it is, after all, religion. And left off for full comparative discussion in science till A-Level. A-Level science is when you traditionally start questioning the received wisdom you got to GCSE standard. It’s in those years that you start to see what you have learned so far is just the basics, the simplified groundwork upon which proper understanding is built. If you’re not of a mind to take science beyond GCSE level, then I doubt you’re really of a mind to be interested in the whole Creationism/ID/Darwinism debate. (For the record I studied Biology, Chemistry, and Physics at A-Level and was seriously considering doing a degree in Biology before Archaeology got me. It’s a running joke in A-Level science that you spend the first six months forgetting all you learnt up to GCSE, then the rest of the time coming to terms with the fact you will never have all the answers).
(Note: GCSE is the two years leading up to exams taken at around age 16. A-Level is the two years leading up to exams taken at around age 18. Then you go on to get an undergraduate degree).
The news that Channel 4 has bought the rights to the Fox film archive excited me almost as much as the news also presented in the article that Film Four is going to be free-to-air from the summer. I am so sad, but I do love film!
Ratings for ‘Joey’ are down, whilst ratings for ‘House’ are up. Now, I saw about ten minutes of a Joey episode, and that was all I could stomach (I was/am still a Friends fan though), and I never understood all the buzz surrounding House, though I am a Hugh Laurie fan, and have been since the days of Jeeves and Wooster. Now we’ve got Channel Five at Meadow Towers though, I’ve become something of a House addict. Only thing is, they’re showing Season Two, and I’m starting to want to get Season One out on DVD…
One of the reasons I like RSS so much is that it means I can subscribe to lots of sites, even ones that will only have content that interests me a few times a month, and be sure I won’t miss that content when it comes around. One of those times happened the other day, when Molly posted her <object>ification blues.
(That’s not to say Molly doesn’t have lots of interesting and good things to say all the time, just that most of it isn’t Roastable, so you never get to see I’m reading it. I do recommend you subscribe to her feed though. Lots of gold buried in them thar hills!)
And that’s it, though there’s always a few more things to look at if you want to.