Sunday, June 29, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
This amazing back-to-back sequence was on the early evening show
Yes, uber-contemporary Coldplay the darlings of the Wallpaper* reading classes, followed immediately by 80's cash-in tour refusenick and internet phenomenon Rick Astley.
Not so much a playlist, definately not a rickroll, more the sort of malfunction in a 200Gb iPods shuffle function that would make you throw it away.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Also on 16 August, new Chelsea manager Luis Felipe Scolari will start his tenure at Stamford Bridge with a home game against FA Cup winners Portsmouth.
West Brom face the toughest test of the newly-promoted sides, with an away trip to Arsenal's Emirates Stadium.
Stoke travel to Bolton while play-off winners Hull will play Fulham at home.
Manchester City boss Mark Hughes will take his new side to Aston Villa, while his former team Blackburn face last season's fifth-placed finishers Everton at Goodison Park.
Liverpool travel to the Stadium of Light to play Sunderland, while Middlesbrough host Tottenham at the Riverside Stadium.
I always thought Fulham would probably be opening their season away at Hull for long periods of last season.
Now its come true... but not exactly as I expected...
Saturday, June 14, 2008
This means you get a blue bar at the bottom of the screen for a few seconds each time you change channel.
It tells you which channel number you have selected, the name of the channel, and - usually - what programme is on now, and what is coming up next.
But for some it takes a more hardline editorial stance.
Consider its views on CNN for instance:
lets see that again....
Sunday, June 08, 2008
the hood for the cooker is rather low.
Saturday, June 07, 2008
There is a cafe next to it calles The St Moritz Cafe, decorated like a ski lodge and which is dotted with 42" plasma TVs set into stone fireplaces showing a loop of video of a roaring log fire.
Apparently - according to the local paper - its very energy efficient, as it is extremely well insulated. This means it only used 2% or 3% more energy to chill it down to -2 inside during the summer when compared to the (20 degrees cooler outside) winter!
There is the common, high tech invisible roadsign which says "to turn left, start in the right hand lane and swerve across 5 lanes of traffic HERE"
The classic "the exit you needed was the last one" - often combined with the "no, I know we signposted the exit 5kms ago, but now you are nearer you just have to guess"
But this is one of my favourites, as it has a strong visual identity, clean meaning and is so common.
Yes, these high visibility red and white barriers cum signs are everywhere in Dubai, but most usually along both sides of 6 lane 120kph (+) highways.
Their meaning is always the same.
"If this red and white sign is in a lane adjacent to you car ON EITHER SIDE, the lane you are travelling in may - or may not - end suddenly, without any other warning sign or indicator, and at any time. It may merge with the next lane, or it may simply terminate. The precise location at which the lane terminates may change at random, and on a daily basis".
Monday, June 02, 2008
Radio stations that play 80s and 90s tracks wthout any comment, "that was the year" theme time quiz, historical anecdote, band-member related contextual item.. or indeed apology.
They just turn up unnannounced as just a regular song in the playlist.
Today, this beauty made its way onto the breakfast airwaves of Catboy & Geordie Girl on Dubai 92.0