Saturday, September 15, 2007


bizarre, but after posting about blogrush and posting it, blogger gave me the message:

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i don't speak much German but wondered if this is something to do with the interconnectedness of blogrush. who knows? maybe it will flip you for real? =)

here is Benicio del Toro who plays Fenster in the Usual Suspects (warning rude language):

Blogrush, Internet History?

just added the Blogrush widget to the sidebar. have you heard of it? if you haven't i'm sure you will soon. John Reese (of feels that he and his programmers are making internet history. sounds like internet marketing bull, you may think, but this is from the guy who made over a million dollars in one day. i know it is sometimes difficult to believe anything that comes out of a marketers mouth , but this could be the real deal.

what da ya think?

Friday, September 14, 2007

Naked Picture of Vanessa Hudgens


who is Vanessa Hudgens? i had no idea until she set some pulses racing on some blogs. nude photos of her appeared online, and she has since apologized for this 'lapse in judgement.' that sound a little premeditated. she appears naked in a picture, doing nothing much at all, just standing naked as millions of lifemodels have done before her.

what is special about this case is that she has made a film (high school musical) for the disney channel, and could possibly tarnish disney's good name. does anyone really care though?

was the lapse in judgement an ill conceived marketing ploy, to get her name known by every blog and tabloid reader, or was the photographer an ex-boyfriend? there were some suggestions she released them herself just to boost her career.

they could have been taken with a self timer but i very much doubt that. most myspacers, beboers, and facebookers don't seem to know how to take a photo of themselves with a self timer, preferring the obligatory "shooting themselves in the mirror while showing the camera in hand shot," sometimes accompanied by flash to wipe out a lot of the image. the naked pic in question though looked like it was taken by someone else though, but for what purpose? a romantic evening for two? a lifemodel for a nude study? no one except Vanessa Hudgens (and of course the photographer) can answer that one, but she did try for a nice ambience. have a look at the string of light above the curtain:

the warmth of the glow suggest incandescents rather than leds. just like strings of christmas lights, they may not heat up very much but you still have to be careful. make sure any strings of lights near fabric (curtains, over beds) are securely fastened so there is no fire risk of burning your bedroom, bra or booty. think about having them on a timer so you don't fall asleep with the lights still on.

a mirror is a good idea to bounce light around. it doesn't have to be huge, or wall sized, but can aid to open up the space a little.
the candles suggest a romantic interlude, being a very delicate source of illumination. don't leave them unattended as they present a more direct fire risk. the play of light through glass and items such as plastic water bottles can be attractive especially with the delicate flickering of candlelight. a bottle of water could also serve to out (small) flames in the event of a fire but never be tempted to throw water on a candle if it melts down onto a wood surface. remember: wax and water don't mix. put candles on suitable candle holders, as spraying water onto a mushed candle might only exacerbate any flames (use a damp dishtowel as you would in a flaming fryingpan scenario).

one more thing: don't trust a bawbag with naked photos of yourself.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Déjà Vu

the explanation given by Trinity in the matrix as to why we experience déjà vu, is one of the best i have heard.
a déjà vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when they change something.
Neo explains that he saw a black cat go by, and then he saw another one go by that looked just like it. when asked was it the same cat, he says it might have been, but he wasn't sure.

the same feeling happened to me, but replace the black cats with spiders. sitting watching an episode of the X-files, i heard a scuttling across the floor, right beside the skirting. moving, at quite some speed was one of the biggest spiders i've seen of late. he stopped when i eyeballed him and was promptly caught in a glass. this did not please him, as he was one of the angriest little arachnids i have come across. usually they move a little under a glass but this one was repeatedly having a go at the edge trying to budge it! he was placed outside and the x-files continued.

fast forward 2 nights. sitting in the same seat, at the same angle, watching another episode of the x-files, there was a scuttling sound. in the same location, as before moving at pretty much the same speed was another spider of roughly the same size, running in the same direction as the one two nights previous. that feeling of déjà vu, swept over me (understandably) and i wondered was it a glitch in the matrix, and if it was what had changed? possibly it was watching too many x-files, a rift in the space-time continuum had opened which allowed creepy crawlies to quantum leap wherever they want (probably not as the spider would have then quantum leapt form underneath the glass). the most likely explanation though was that loft hatch was open as i had been doing a bit of diy up there.

the spider ran into Bulbgirl's shoe. now back from Barcelona, Bulbgirl, was happy about sharing her footwear with something that had seven more legs than herself but not before i snapped a couple of photos of him, before depositing him safely outside.

reading about digital tv

hands up if you're a creepy crawly!