Daily archives: December 23, 2002


Still no luck on the pic of the day front. Maybe tomorrow I’ll pick up another magazine and another cover disk.

As part of the research for part two of Heavensent (the new working title for Seeds) I’ve been reading Underwater Warriors by Paul Kemp, a history of midget submarines and the incredible missions they went on. In amongst an otherwise poor navy, the Italians had one of the best teams of all the participants, and would have taken their tiny craft right into New York harbour if they’d stayed in the war long enough.

I’ve brought a couple of DVDs up to test my parents’ player with. First up, and segueing neatly with that last bit- The Italian Job. It’s a fun film, one of those things lacking from so many movies nowadays. There’s a ‘making of’ feature on the DVD and the one and only deleted scene- a delightful Blue Danube waltz featuring the Minis and three Polizia cars that is lovely as a stand alone but would have spoiled the film if it had been included.

Second film is the Matrix/ Matrix Revisited double pack. Nice.

Ahhh 'Tis the Season

Chestnuts roasting on ann open fire, my godd*mn cold finally going away and only two more days until Christmas. Have found nothing of interest to note, except the ultimate place to get all your holiday technology goodies, The Sharper Image. I have been working from home, or rather, attempting to work from home, but my motivation sinks quickly.

But to my old pal, Trent Lott, the New York Times this morning has an article which pointedly states based on interviews with the black community that George W Bush will get more votes now because of his handling of the affair. Did I miss something here? Oh well, just when I thought I couldn’t ever be more wrong, hey ho……

Another interesting development is that the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) in the states, has managed to get the cast of Friends together for one more season. It wasn’t the cheapest coup in town, costing a mere $9 million an episode. The interesting point raised in the article is that the focus is now shifting to HBO and what their efforts will be to secure another season of the Sopranos? Also, it looks like the idea for a Sopranos movie is getting nixed as well. Oh well, long live the guidos.

In the Times (London that is) yesterday, I was pleased to learn that I can buy a diamond incrusted deluxe Monopoly board for only �300k and a Bulgari Tennis Ball Holder for only �3,500. The choices are killing me.

There are a few of you out there looking for a bit loverly interaction, and what a better way to start than with some real people? Although the first is for the ladies, the men need some some help as well. Look no further! WhereisMyGeek will help every single gent find a woman who can understand internet addiction.

Do you use Kazaa for all those freeware and shareware file purposes it serves? Well, well, the RCIA and the movie baddies don’t really think its an appropriate tool for the internet. The problem for the boyz in the recording hood is that =trying to sue Kazaa to close means interfering with 5 countries on 3 different continents. The Washington Post put together a really good article about the originators and the company structure in the Saturday Washington Post. Check it out here.

To all the Spinneyhead Team, I wish to pass on best holiday wishes. I use the word holiday as we are completely PC bunch and I don’t want anyone to get the wrong idea. I believe Mr. Frost just completed Ramadan and Ian P has gone straight to the devil, so whatever the pleasure, enjoy!