Archive for the ‘Silly Stuff’ Category

Castle Mudcake

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

I finally managed to buy a castle-shaped Bundt cake tin today. My experiments with my cathedral-shaped Bundt cake tin have twice ended with crumbs instead of a shaped cake. But I used the cake tin spray on oil supplied by the shop and voila! It worked! Welcome to Castle Mudcake. But danger is ...

The Rapture Didn’t Happen

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

Just when you thought people couldn't get any crazier: I SAID : THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH IS GOING TO HAPPEN, THIS YEAR 2007!! I WAS WRONG!!! Yeah, no kidding! How come the loonier someone is, the more they use CAPS LOCK and font colour changes, not to mention font size changes? But they ...

Anti-Xmas Song

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007

Here's a dour Scottish antidote to all those bloody comfort and joy xmas songs: We're All Going To Die by Malcolm Middleton

A Great Investment?

Friday, October 26th, 2007

Maybe it's the upcoming NaNoWriMo 2007 artificially inflating the prices, but I just saw a second-hand Neo on eBay for US$198. That's only US$1 less than a brand new Neo with the NaNoWriMo discount. As the three year warranty on new Neos must be worth more than US$1, the second-hand Neo ...

Is Australia In California?

Monday, October 15th, 2007

Just had a query about my Alphasmart Neo order: Hello Charlotte, We have received an order for an AlphaSmart Neo on confirmation number xxxxxx done on 10-14-07 with a Visa card. We are showing a shipping address of Rob xxxxxx. We ...

Odd To Spelling Chequers by Anon.

Friday, October 5th, 2007

From "So You Want To Write" by Joan Rosier-Jones: I have a spelling chequer It came with my pea sea It plainly marquees for my revue Miss steaks eye cannot sea. When eye strike a quay, right a word I weight four it two say Weather eye am wrong oar wright It shows me strait a weigh. As soon ...

Paranoid Nonsense

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

From The Sydney Morning Herald: "I personally think it's over-the-top paranoia to make you feel scared," said Anthony Miller, manager of the Museum of Sydney Cafe in Bridge Street, which was surrounded yesterday by wire fences, hordes of police and undercover officers. "On Monday an APEC security officer asked us to limit ...

Yes, and the Tolkien too!

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

Yes, and the Tolkien too! Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. I need more Fantasy and Sci-fi titles. Still single? Does daylight scare you? Do family members talk about you in inaudible whispers while never actually talking directly to you? Do you write dark ...

Working Flying Saucer

Sunday, August 12th, 2007

Apparently, working flying saucers have gone into production in the US. All the driver would have to do to get arrested is wear plastic antennae on his or her head. "Sorry I caused three car accidents and four hysterical fits, officer!"

Way To Ruin A Joke

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

Strange Sign Originally uploaded by travellingcharl. While the Australians are giggling at a sign in Melbourne warning about 'attack seagulls', and lining up to have their photo taken next to it, unfortunately the British aren't getting the joke. That's because instead of ...

Anime Ratty

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

Anime Ratty Photo by Charl, 'improvements' by Chris. Chris saw the image of my sister's cat, Ratty, up on Flickr and did an anime 'improvement'. The scary part? That expression really DOES reflect Ratty's personality.

366 Days A Year

Sunday, June 25th, 2006

This shopkeeper must need help from Doctor Who to live up to his sign. Speaking of Doctor Who: Doctor Who Update For Belinda Last nights Doctor Who, Fear Her, was one of the best and spookiest so far, involving kids drawings that come to life, vanishing children and the London 2012 Olympic Games. ...

Silly Pictures from the National Gallery

Saturday, June 17th, 2006

A few silly pictures I saw last weekend at the National Gallery: An Allegory With Venus and Cupid by Bronzino. Monty Python Terry Gilliam used to wander this gallery when looking for inspiration for his animations, and if you look at the bottom left hand corner - it's the Monty Python ...

Kill your wife

Wednesday, June 7th, 2006

A real street sign, that I walk past everyday on the way to Upton Park station.

British Taste Tests #1 and #2

Sunday, May 21st, 2006

Britain has a terrible reputation for food and drink, much of it deserved. Food was far from the highlight of my visit in 1996. Nearly everything I ate was around the level of the worst Australian pub bistro food imaginable. Fatty, tough roast meats, with soggy, overcooked vegetables that had ...

OSX in your browser

Friday, February 10th, 2006

Here's OSX - in a browser.

Weird anti-smoking site

Monday, February 6th, 2006

Make a doll eat a worm - and quit smoking. Weird...

Lego Suicides

Monday, February 6th, 2006

Bad taste has never been so silly: The Lego Suicides The suicide bomber is my favourite, followed by the poison drinker.

Real Nutjob Xmas card

Sunday, December 25th, 2005

From Pandagon, here's a genuine nutjob Xmas card. Brave, gun toting Santa frightens the bomb wielding 'terrist' away from the Xmas tree! Not sure if I should laugh or cry at this card.

Worse than beige undies

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

There's a very amusing post at Pandagon about the worst Xmas presents the readers have received. My favourite worst present is this: For my 35th birthday, when I was feeling kind of low about turning 35, my mother-in-law gave me Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose, the biography of Merriwether Lewis (half ...