Thursday, January 07, 2010


After looking into the effort of merging two sites, and the pain and time it would probably cause me now that my real skills in technology have gone, I took the easy route.

So, this site won't be updated anymore (but should remain here for posterity's sake for at least a year or two, maybe longer), and all new updates will now occur on

Please alter your reading habits accordingly (and as usual, Stay Calm and Carry On)

Tuesday, January 05, 2010


If I can actually get my arse in gear, this blog might look a little different soon. I've been updating a couple of different blogs in parallel, and decided that 2010 should be the year where I try and keep things nice and simple. So, I'm backing everything up I have here, making sure that it can still be accessed if there's some really old post that you just love to go back and visit every now and again, and then going to try and host my Tumblr site on this domain. We'll see how it goes.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Zipper Lamps

Zipper Lamps Strip Down to Light Up [Design]

[VictorBoeda via freshome via Unplggd]

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Jeremy Likes This One

The Audi R8 V10

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Saturday, November 14, 2009


For the first time in ever, I will spend a whole year without setting foot in England. I think when I first moved over here, I was probably averaging about 4 or 5 trips home per year - great for airmiles I guess, but those weekend trips I tried to fit in were pretty hard to handle, even when I was in my 20's. It's weird looking back - I think these days it would be much harder to move to a new country and start up a life. Back then it just seemed like a big adventure that required a slightly larger suitcase.

Anyway, even though I can't get back as often as I used to, I still get to see pics like the one above - we bought Dad a camera for his birthday while he was over here, and as you can see, he's been putting it to good use (although I'm thinking he's up a little early for my liking ;-)

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Signs - Gotta Love Em

Some targets are too easy, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't fire......

(via 11 Points)

Monday, November 09, 2009


The Thompsons were back in England recently, so the girls all got to hang out. Looking at all the pics, everyone seemed to have a lot of fun, and Abby survived her first visit from the US. We just need to persuade her Mammy and Daddy to bring her on a plane over here for a little holiday ;-)

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Paid to not race...

Not sure if this is a good position or not - Kimi Raikkonen is going to 17 million Euros from Ferrari if he doesn't drive for a competing team next season. However, what's way more important is that he's wearing my sunglasses in this photo 8-))

Mo' Money, Fewer Problems: Can Raikkonen earn more by not racing?

Wednesday, November 04, 2009


I guess the flying orange is officially released - plenty of stuff to like (419lbs lighter than the current model, stripped down interior, front splitter etc), and some things that you might not like so much (DSG only gearbox and 115k Euros, which I think works out at $170k in US monies, although that stuff rarely transfers properly - but, if it was the true price, that would get you a brand new GT3 along with a loaded 335xi for daily driving....).

Of course, it's completely pointless getting excited about this just yet, coz I'm guessing that like the E46 CSL, it won't make it across the sea....

BMW M3 GTS unveiled!

Wow (or something)

Someone thought it was necessary to build a SpongeBob SquarePants car in the first place was weird enough. Why they thought SEMA was the right place to show it is a whole other mystery.......

SEMA 2009: Who lives in an Impala, under the sea?

Friday, October 30, 2009

We had a bit of snow this week

IMG_4939, originally uploaded by Aaron in Denver.

When I got off the plane, way back in 1997, I had no idea what weather to expect over here. Gareth wore his big jacket, ready for the snow, I had something in between, and Mr Rob Younger showed up in shorts and t-shirt to collect us from the airport (September 30th and 80 degrees). 3 weeks later, the storm of 97 arrived and we were buried in 3 feet of snow. Luckily we had a decent beer supply in the fridge, and plenty of film in the camera as we stared outside and on the news in disbelief.

Of course, after that storm, we just presumed that was how winters would be in Denver - huge storms every couple of weeks. It never quite turned out that way, although in the subsequent years we've had a few that are comparable.

Anyway, this one was nowhere close to the original, but it was a decent storm for so early in the season. I think it took a few people by surprise, but luckily I got the snow tires on just in time. And of course, this early means it will all be melted away by the end of the weekend. I love Colorado weather.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Shiv Gets Married

Which of course gives the usual suspects the chance to offer some "wise" advice...

(video blatantly stolen from Mr Penn)

Halloween Plans


This Halloween, you dress up as a giant silver balloon while I hide out at home not doing shit

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Oh Yeah Baby!!

Could it, please, please, please? I spent some of last night "driving" this (Forza 3), and yes, I realize they don't handle as well as a Mini Cooper S, but if I did invest in a daily driver, this is probably up there if the price is reasonable. And it looks like I've got until 2011 to save up.....

REPORT: Fiat 500 to launch in the U.S. with Abarth performance model

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Letterman Top 10 - Northwest Pilot Excuses


Friday, October 23, 2009

Balmer isn't Jobs

Think we all know that already. What's kinda funny in this tv show spot for the launch of Windows 7 (apart from the fact that they bring up questions about iPhones and Apple in general), is that the graphic behind promoting Windows 7 is actually a Mac.....


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Drunk couching

This is made all the funnier due to the fact that Pete is in Minnesota right now. Wonder if he managed to spot the motorized la-z-boy in a carpark somewhere?

(H/T to Peugeot) [KARE11]

Minnesota Man Gets DUI On Motorized La-Z-Boy [Daily DUI]

Dancing makes him happy

The fun starts around 2.30 in

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Love the Mini Ads

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Buy a Porsche, get a free USB drive

Well, a new Panamera to be precise. I'm sure it's more of a nice surprise, rather than a reason to put down all your hard earned cash on a car that has yet to be described as pretty. And don't get it confused with your actual key fob - you might get locked out.....

Porsche Panamera owners rewarded with USB drive shaped like... Panamera

Monday, October 19, 2009

TSA and Humor? Probably not a good idea

[XKCD via The Daily What]

Techstars Blooper Reel

If you were following along with the always entertaining Techstars summer video series (and lets face it, why wouldn't you), this should bring a smile or two to your face.

The Founders | Bloopers from Megan Leigh Sweeney on Vimeo.


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Strangest 0% APR Offer (ever?)

I'm not really sure if 0% financing will make or break the deal with someone looking for one of these, but Lambo is trying to seal the deal I guess. You still have to come up with 20% down ($80k) and it will give you a monthly payment of $5333.33 a month for 60 months (that's 5 years to normal people). If you really want to take a gamble on the Audi reliability coming through on these beauties, there is the 5.9% financing over 12 (yes twelve!!!) years with 10% down for only $3500 per month.

Personally, if I'm spending that much money on a car (and I'm not, just for the record), it's going to be red and from Maranello...

(via Autoblog)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Worst Halloween Costumes Ever?

Face blocked out coz he's just a kid, but really? Suicide bomber for your halloween costume?

There's a few more at this link


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Mia Michaels Leaving So You Think You Can Dance?

That's what she's posting on her twitter feed anyway. She's definitely been one of the highlights of the show for me (especially after Shane Sparks left), but I'm sure the show will survive.


In other useless news

If you're tired of the story of the boy flying around northern Colorado in a hot air balloon/spaceship which wasn't quite the story it got made out to be, here's something equally uninteresting. The guy on Jeopardy on Monday actually broke the rules and appeared twice (not allowed unless you're invited back by the producers apparently). Now this isn't really decent news - the big story is the tight bastard couldn't buy a new tie in the 10 years between his appearances.......

Monday's Jeopardy contestant appeared on the show before

Saturday, October 10, 2009

My First Fail

Not your average baby pics

My First Fail: Adorable Funny Baby Photos

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Marge Hit's Playboy

In what has to be the strangest move in the history of soft porn, Playboy has put Marge Simpson on the front cover, in an effort to attract a "younger audience". I'm pretty sure there are other people they could have picked to attract the 20-something crowd, but I'm guessing with the always possible bankruptcy, getting a couple of guys to draw some racy pics was cheaper than persuading Megan Fox she should remove her clothes for the magazine.