- Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events Being an episodic and not entirely functional film for children, whose unexpectedly dark, macabre, mournful and witty elements are easily worth the price of admission…
- PopCultureShock interviews Mark Millar “You create these books in a bubble so when I heard from Sam Jackson’s wife that he loves Ultimates or Affleck says he collects Marvel Knights Spider-Man or something I always feel like I’m getting Punk’d.”
- Jon Snow to host New Year’s Eve “Man only” version of Women’s Hour “Snow, who confesses to being hopeless in the kitchen, will also learn how to cook roast partridge under the tutelage of chef Tom Norrington-Davies, and will ask why women spend so long in the bathroom and run up such large phone bills.”
- Ashley Highfield interviewed by Media Guardian “If there is a more muted mood blowing through the BBC corridors, someone has forgotten to tell the ebullient director of new media, Ashley Highfield.”
- Richard MacManus reposts comments by Tim Berners-Lee on the Semantic Web “The Semantic Web is just the application of weblike design to data; it will be many more decades before we will be able to say we have really implemented the Web idea in the full, if ever we can.”
- Oldie but goodie – images glued together to create an endless trippy experience of travelling through imagery Totally stunning and involving and connected to some stuff I’m indirectly involved in at work at the moment.
- What the hell does being gay have to do with getting a job? So here we go – some bloke on a website decides to give me a hard time for mentioning that I’m gay on a mock-up of a business card. As usual the crime is forcing my sexuality down his throat. Get. A. Job.
- Kerry (gay) and Mike (not gay) go to Hooters This naturally begs the question of, “why would a gay man suggest a place like Hooters?” Well you can ask him yourself if you like, but my guess is that he wanted to see if the world would explode when we stepped foot through the door.
- Exquisite Corpse Another blast-from-the-past with the Exquisite Corpse project where people submitted slice-like sections of imagery to produce composite beautiful art projects…
- Name the @ sign I think the name should reflect name and function, ideally. ‘peralpha’ would be a bit of a bastardisation of ‘surrounding an a’, but I prefer diangle or diasper which should be something related to the greek verb ‘to circulate’…
One reply on “Links for 2004-12-22”
(on “being gay”) i recently had a similar run in on flickr with a woman who took great issue with my gender orientation. I find this sort of conflict particularly infuriating because there’s absolutely *no* way to get through to the person with the opposing view, no matter how much support you get and how resoned and reasonable your argument.
In fact, the problem is that the more one reasons back, the more entrenched the position of a troll becomes. It’s been a common factor in online social environments ever since I’ve been involved with the Internet – because unlike in a real world physical argument, neither party can leave the room and usually, as with comment threads or message board wars, the verbal evidence persists.