Monthly archives: September 2004

These aren't the DVD's you're looking for

It seems the guys at Penny Arcade were more worried than me about potential changes to Star Wars but in the end all George did was clean up some of the more hokey looking effect shots from the Special Editions and redub Fett and the Emperor with the actors who voiced them in earlier/later episodes. But Hayden Christian has replaced the old dude as Anakin in the Jedi ghost shot at the end.

DELETE [vote] WHERE ((([candidate])="Democrat"));

Diebold’s voting machines, already considered dubious in the extreme, produce totals and data on a Microsoft Access based system! Now, this isn’t a knee jerk anti Microsoft rant- for a while I made a healthy living getting Access to do some fairly complicated things- but the program just isn’t up to the job. If you’re doing something as important as calling an election, and no doubt getting a lot of money to build the system, you don’t use a desktop database to tally up the numbers. Oracle, or something with equivalently strong security is what you need.

via GeekPress

Walk on by

Inspired by Super Size Me and yesterday’s car free day, I picked up a cheap stepometer. I’m going to try and track my daily walking and cycling, stick them in a spreadsheet and see if it makes any sense. Today’s been a terrible start because mostly I’ve been staring at the computer screen, but I reckon it’ll all balance out because I have days when I walk many times further than the 10,000 strides that is recommended.

Time will tell.

"Frankly, what goes on below the waist is visually not that entertaining."

“King of the Nudies” Russ Meyer has died aged 82. Being a fan of smaller breasts I never really got into his movies, but hey, the guy filmed boobies for a living. It has to be a great job.

Valley Of The Dolls / Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls

Faster Pussycat Kill…Kill

The Very Breast of Russ Meyer


I’m doing the Amazon stats early this month, because I’m impatient and so I don’t have to do December’s on Christmas Day. Anything with click throughs of 2 or less has been left off.

Click Throughs August 19, 2004-September 20, 2004

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas -33

The Ultimate Cheese Party-24

The Adam And Joe Show-12

Burnout 3: Takedown (PS2)-12

Northern Soul Memories Vol.1-11

The Ultimate Matrix Collection (Ten Disc Set)-10

Logan’s Run [WS/P&S] (REGION 1) (NTSC)-8

Debbie Does Dallas [1979]-8

THE PEARL: The Classic Magazine of Victorian Erotica Vol. I-8

Heathers [1989]-8

Walkabout [1970]-8

Postal 2: Share the Pain 2in1 Combo (PC)-8

Wave of Mutilation – The Best of the Pixies-8

The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty-7

The Day The Earth Stood Still [1951]-7

Trigger Happy TV-7

Around the Sun [Digipak]-7

Sheep for Beginners-7

Making Money with Your Computer at Home-6

Coupling: Series 4 [2000]-6

Classmates In Heat-6

A Complicated Kindness-5

Shrek 2-5

Sony DCR-VX2100E Professional Digital Camcorder-5

Commotion 4.1 Mac/Win-5

Solaris [1972]-5

Spider-Man [2002]-5

The Princess Bride [1987]-5

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-free Productivity-5

Friends – Series 1 Box Set [1994]-5

Story of O-5

Starting an Internet Business at Home: How to Make Easy Money from the Web-5

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time: Adult Edition-4

The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents-4

The Guerilla Film Maker’s Handbook-4

The Wee Free Men-4

Complete Buffy Collector’s Edition Box Set (Series 1-7)-4

Fahrenheit 911-4

Singles Box 2: 1986-1995-4

American Pie: The Threesome (Trilogy Box Set) [2003]-4

A Taste Of Honey [1961]-4

Blade Runner – Special Edition [1982]-4

An American Werewolf in London : Two Disc 21st Anniversary Special Edition [1981]-4

Pulp Fiction – 2 Disc Collector’s Edition [1994]-4


Mad Max 3 – Beyond Thunderdome (1985)-4

Greatest Hits 1977-1990-4

Imperial Hubris: Why the West Is Losing the War on Terror-4

Poison Pen : the Unauthorized Biography of Kitty Kelley-4


The Official Fahrenheit 9/11 Reader-3

Hooray for Jollywood: The Life of John E.Blakeley and the Mancunian Film Corporation-3

Shake, Rattle and Rain (Bob Dylan All Alone on a Shelf)-3

Gold Diggas Head Nodders & Pholk Songs-3

Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne (Xbox)-3

Sure Thing [Special Edition] (REGION 1) (NTSC)-3

Greatest Hits-3

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PC)-3

The Goodies … At Last [1970]-3

Soldier of Fortune II: Gold Edition-3

Plastique Nouveau-3

Worzel Gummidge – Series 1 [1979]-3

The War Of The Worlds [1954]-3

Van Helsing (Two Disc Collector’s Edition)-3

London Calling – 25th Anniversary Edition [2CD + DVD]-3

Donnie Darko – Director’s Cut (Two Disc Set) [2001]-3

Shoot Your Gun-3

Trigger Happy TV The Collection [2000]-3

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Platinum)-3

Manhunt (PS2)-3

Greatest Hits-3

Making a Film on a Microbudget (Pocket Essentials: Film S.)-3

London 1945: Life in the Debris of War-3



Starting an Internet Business at Home: How to Make Easy Money from the Web1


Always Outnumbered Never Outgunned1



Pentax Optio 33LF Digital Camera [3MP 3xOptical]1

Video Games

Burnout 3: Takedown (PS2)1

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas1

Halo 2 – Limited Edition In Metal Box1


Coupling – The Complete Fourth Series [2000]1

Shaun of the Dead–Limited Edition Packaging ( Exclusive)1

THX 1138 – (Two Disc Special Edition) [1970]1

The Adam And Joe Show1

The Ultimate Matrix Collection (Ten Disc Set)1



The Battle of Corrin (Legends of Dune S.) – 1

Video Games

Burnout 3: Takedown (PS2) – 1


Coupling: Series 4 [2000] – 1

The Adam And Joe Show – 1

THX 1138 – (Two Disc Special Edition) [1970] – 1

Shaun of the Dead–Limited Edition Packaging ( Exclusive) – 1