December 20th, 2004

Octopus cannon hits McDonalds

"Armed with a high-pressure hose and a bucket of octopi, hundreds of protestors in this Mediterranean town on Saturday pelted a McDonalds restaurant due to open this week with the slimy seafood. "

I cannot believe there is no photo for this, nevertheless - see news24.com - not BBC News 24
here.
(via jwz)

In which Google scares the Weasel...

For reasons that may not be immediately obvious, I Googled for 'dianetics' and 'aspergers'. One of the two line summaries on the first page is, and I quote

Harry Potter - harry.potter.pl - Harry i przyjaciele.
"... to Infinite Sexual Possibilities The Liver-Cleansing Diet Dianetics: The Modern ... the Social World: A Curriculum for Individuals with Asperger's Syndrome, High ... "

I believe that is pl as in Poland, not as in the programming language that I Do Not Get (TM).

Another one of the links is to the unlikely sounding Do-It-Yourself Eye Movement Techniques for Emotional Healing

None of the links really help with what I was looking for. Clearly I am approaching the realms of Things With Which Weasel Is Not Supposed to Meddle.

Who can turn the world on with her smile?

I have changed my mind about the buying the first series of The Mary Tyler Moore Show being an alcohol-fueled knowing-the-credit-card-number-off-by-heart including-the-expiry-date-and-security-code mistake. It is actually remarkably funny and not very dated despite being made in 1970, even when watched at single speed with sound rather than double speed with just subtitles.

There is also a fine documentary on the DVD which I will be drawing on for the syllabus of my course in 'contemporary television'.

When I write my sitcom I will be attempting to get Channel 4 to use the Mary Tyler Moore Show theme reinterpreted by Me First And The Gimme Gimmes for the theme music. I haven't decided what the heroine should do instead of throwing her hat in the air, possibly put a car windscreen through with a bike lock :-) Much more noughies, I feel.