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Thursday 18 November 2010

Streetview sightseeing: do the Safety Dance

If you really want to do the Safety Dance properly you should visit the village of West Kington, which is near Bath. (more…)


Filed under: Fun,TV & film — GS @ 9:25 am
Thursday 2 April 2009

Conditional server side includes and cookies

I can’t write PHP or Javascript. I could learn, but I don’t have much interest. Most of my websites are good old-fashioned static HTML and I use server-side-includes a lot.

I thought I would write, in simple terms, about some of ways I’ve used them. (more…)


Filed under: Net & technology — GS @ 12:24 am
Saturday 27 December 2008

Classic Colgate toothpaste ad

A marvellous Colgate toothpaste ad from the early 1980’s based on ‘Baggy Trousers’ by Madness.

And here’s a version for the US market with some of the same kids. But with every trace of Britishness and most of the Madness imagery removed it doesn’t quite ‘get it’ and ends up looking like a dog’s dinner.


Filed under: TV & film — GS @ 7:10 pm
Saturday 19 May 2007

Reports problems to your local council with Neighbourhood Fix It

The Neighbourhood Fix It website is an effective way to highlight and report problems in your local neighbourhood.

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Filed under: Environment,Politics — GS @ 2:21 pm
Thursday 26 April 2007

Check out the Basement Cafe and Social Centre in Manchester city centre

It comes as a breath of fresh air to realise that there are still good people around in Manchester who are not focused on relieving you of as much cash as possible.

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Filed under: Food & cookery,Manchester — GS @ 1:43 am
Thursday 12 April 2007

Smashing Time, baby

A sequence from the rarely-seen 1960’s British comedy Smashing Time, starring Lynn Redgrave and Rita Tushingham.

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Filed under: Fun,TV & film — GS @ 1:39 am
Tuesday 26 September 2006

Carnival Queen is a boy

The Daily Mirror reports that thousands of local people lined the streets of Axbridge, Somerset (population 2,025), to cheer their new village carnival queen – 15-year-old David Bridge.

‘Schoolboy David beat three girls to the title. He wore a tiara and flowing dress as he took pride of place in the parade. David proudly waved to 2,000 wellwishers who turned out to see him.’

Photos here.

I love funny old Britain sometimes :-)


Filed under: LGBT — GS @ 12:06 pm
 
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