Posts from October 2001

30th October, 9:46 am

The site is undergoing some structural changes. If things don't seem to work, then be patient :)

29th October, 12:25 am

I love this quote:

"Some people make me sad, see? Not you, or anything in particular just the human race in general and our delusions, what we think, what we try and understand, what we'll never know. But people together make me happy because they are happy, and they smile, and everything is so much more complete. Alone, we don't mean as much as we'd like to think." Eleanor Collins, February 1997

There are more on my quotes page (which was originally the front page of

Sam brown has made a book. Go buy it now!

"always tell a girl she looks like she's 18. If she's younger she'll think it's cool, if she's older, she'll be flattered." Stirling advice from [laura](

Today's movie quiz quote, with advantage to the early birds: "I love my dead gay son"

26th October, 8:35 am

You MUST go now and play with my latest creation: [How Old Do I Look?](

If you haven't been numbed to death by these tests, then take the geek test. I only got 52%!

In the style of Am I Hot Or Not: rate her (not office suitable).

Today's song lyric quiz: I'm so tired I can't sleep. I'm a liar and a thief

Top member Sal has her own site. Go have a look at justafish.

If you've ever played Web Trumps then you'll know it has really cool illustrations. You can see them all here.

Today's movie quote quiz: I can say that i've fucked a U.S. marshal. Do you think I will?

23rd October, 9:51 am

SMS of the day: "If you could be any sandwich filling what would you be?" Chris is just SOOOOOOO fantastic. go there right now.

Today's song lyric contest: "I'd buy you an exotic pet (Like a llama or an emu)"

Today's movie quote quiz: "That's nitroglycerin. Don't move, don't breath, don't do anything. Except maybe pray."

22nd October, 10:01 am

a cool cricket game [via giles]

Cal, your theme song is My Way! You're a straight-shooter with strong-willed resolve. That's why Limp Bizkit's "My Way" is your theme song. When you're at your best, you're holding court at the local restaurant, or hitting the highway with friends for a road trip [Go find out your theme song]( Or don't. I'm getting quite sick of all this "what robot are you" "what flower best describes you" "what species of walnut are you most like" crap. urgh.

The wheels of madonna go round and round

And today's movie quote quiz:

do you know how to fly this thing? i do now

19th October, 7:59 am

A bit old now, but dan perfectly summed up the uk inter-blog wars here

[The Grapevine]( is still writing interesting stuff. I'm quite amazed that it's got this far without: a) me knowing who it is and b) it not being mentioned on the [ukbloggers mailing list](

Threw my bad fortune off the top of a tall building. I'd rather done it with you.

Images of the WTC taken by a man who was later crushed by the north tower collapsing. His camera was found in the rubble...

Pink Waffers - Not good, biscuit crime. I saw some the other day in a clearence shop, they were probably left over from some cold war biscuit stock pile. Just because pink waffers are technically possible doesn't make them ethical. Waffers must be covered in chocolate to be palatable, as in KitKat or Tunnocks. You may still find some in a variety pack, if so report them to the correct authorities who will dispose them safely. Why aren't you joining in at [b3ta](

If you haven't been talking in the [iamcal forum](/forum.php), you've been missing out. Current topics include: [The best knock-backs ever]( [Blokes, what do you have that women want?]( [Piercings and tattoos.. Have them? Want them?]( [Ideas for a new iamcal poll]( [Who are you?](

And finally, today's movie quote quiz:

It's like me. No roots. You see?

17th October, 12:48 pm

I've been meaning to post this for ages, so finally i have. I present the iamcal network studios, otherwise known as cal & becky's room:

south wall

west wall

north wall

east wall

and, of course, a new movie quote quiz:

what a waste of ammo. must be a chick thing

17th October, 11:27 am

Possibly the two best mp3s ever:

The Giant Bee Song

Gin and Juice - Snoop Dog Vs Simon Bates

and today's movie quote challenge:

I'll tell you why. It's because I can't trust myself when i'm with you.

16th October, 10:09 am

Web trumps makes it into the guardian (only 6 months after it was created).

Someone used my choose your own adventure in a project proposal? Insanity.

you got a great car yeh whats wrong with it today i used to have one too maybe i'll come and have a look i really love your hairdo yeh i'm glad you like mine too see we're looking pretty cool will get ya

Drawing with GPS. The next big yuppie hobby? [via giles]

and today's movie quote:

you can sleep in the hall or go home. it's up to you

12th October, 1:26 am

noted beta 5 is released, now with the source code.

Also, About Time beta 1 has been released.

Go and grab your copies now, courtesy of the iamcal software corporation ;)

12th October, 12:30 am

lorum ipsum translated [via jay]

But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness. No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful. Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but because occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure. To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure?

On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue; and equal blame belongs to those who fail in their duty through weakness of will, which is the same as saying through shrinking from toil and pain. These cases are perfectly simple and easy to distinguish. In a free hour, when our power of choice is untrammelled and when nothing prevents our being able to do what we like best, every pleasure is to be welcomed and every pain avoided. But in certain circumstances and owing to the claims of duty or the obligations of business is will frequently occur that pleasures have to be repudiated and annoyances accepted. The wise man therefore always holds in these matters to this principle of selection: he rejects pleasures to secure other greater pleasures, or else he endures pains to avoid worse pains.

and today's move quote quiz thing:

you can't protect your women

9th October, 3:31 pm

Who is writing the grapevine, or more importantly, what will they reveal next?

In a soon to be regular feature, i'll put a quote from a film in each post i make, then all you have to do is name the film by posting a comment. here we go:

In this life, there are nothing but possibilities.

9th October, 2:00 am

Go and play on the messageboard at the celeb network.

8th October, 2:52 am

She's been holding his hand tightly, listening to the cracks spreading through the concrete supports, spider-webbing good, solid cuboids into abstract art. She wants to time this right.

The building screams.

"Before it happens, I want you to know....I've been sleeping with John."

He wipes a thread of blood from the shallow cut in his forehead out of his right eye, almost distractedly, already instinctively using the hand without the broken finger.

"I don't forgive you."

The sky falls in while she is trying to think of a reply.

Why are you here when you could be reading upsideclown?

5th October, 10:41 am

some fun brain teasers

"Our fathers were our models for God. If they bailed, what does that tell you about God? You have to be prepared for the possibility that God does not like you."

urban myths explained

"I'm impressed. Well, I'm in love"

BBC News parody [via b3ta]

John comes back to claim his prize

"If you wake up at a different time in a different place, could you wake up as a different person?"

a picture of me by tom

"E-mail is for geeks and pedophiles"

the john peel game

rainbow lyrics


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