The US intelligence agencies are catching on- several months behind the rest of us- to the fact that Iraqi defectors told them what they wanted to hear about WMDs. One theory is that Saddam Hussein had agents deliberately spread misinformation abot the scale of operations, though the reasoning behind that one is as dubious as all their other arguments.
The World Votes is going to record the electoral preferences of all nations in the upcoming US election. The result of this vote is something of a foregone conclusion, but it’ll be interesting to see how the poll is distributed.
To describe Shop 24 as a big vending machine doesn’t really do it justice. It’s a vending machine the size of a small shop. This is the kind of innovation you’d expect from Japan, not Darlington (and the idea originally came from Belgium). I want someone to open one of these near me as soon as possible.
UPDATE: The BBC version of the story is here and the company that make them are here.
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Jeremy Beadle would never try a stunt on someone this high profile, but the French would. A French TV show pranked Wubble U’s head chef into thinking Jacques Chirac was trying to recruit him. They actually had him believing the French president was sick of French food and really wanted to live on burgers and ribs!
This week’s theme is Neighbourhood.
Mike Judge’s movie Office Space is getting a UK DVD release. If you’ve never heard of the movie it’s not surprising. It was released in the US in ’99 and only just made it’s $10m budget back so the studio didn’t bother releasing it anywhere else. Since then it’s gone on to become a big seller on DVD and video. If it hadn’t been for an article in today’s Guardian I would never have heard of it. As an office worker who reports to three different bosses (plus another two seem to think I report to them) I had no choice other than to order it straight away.
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