Archive for March, 2008

Green Giggles

Friday, March 28th, 2008

Hundreds of listeners have contacted BBC Radio 4 after newsreader Charlotte Green dissolved into giggles while reading a bulletin on Today.
Green’s hysterical outburst started after a studio member remarked that the 1860 recording of a woman singing the French song Clair de Lune sounded like a “bee buzzing in a bottle”.

Radio 4 News (…)


Thursday, March 27th, 2008


Holga-mania is sweeping the internet as fans use blogs and photo-sharing sites such as Flickr to extol the virtues of their deficient cameras (…)

The Cult Of (…)

House Of Leaves

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

House Of Leaves

A Gelastic Epidemic

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

It began with three girls who were stricken with bouts of uncontrolled laughter for hours on end. Eventually nearly half the 159 school boarders were affected, laughing for up to 16 days at a time. The school was closed and the children sent home but this resulted in further spread of the condition throughout communities and to other schools. Attempts to reopen the school were disastrous. In the two-year period that the gelastic epidemic lasted, 14 boarding schools and entire villages and towns were affected round the eastern shore of Lake Victoria.

Raymond Tallis
Why We Kiss (…)

Better & Better

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

When blessed silence returns, I can listen to the butterflies that flutter inside my head. To hear them, one must be calm and pay close attention, for their wing beats are barely audible. Loud breathing is enough to drown them out. This is astonishing: my hearing does not improve, yet I hear them better and better.

Jean-Dominique Bauby
Le Scaphandre Et Le Papillon


Sunday, March 23rd, 2008


In San Pedro Cutud, a hamlet that has become well known for its crucifixions, there was a festive atmosphere. Hawkers sold beer, ice cream and souvenir whips to those watching the bloody spectacle.

Dozens Ignore Warnings (…)


Tuesday, March 11th, 2008


Vegetative State

Monday, March 10th, 2008

Living in England is like living in a cabbage.

Leonard Cohen

Garfield - Garfield

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

Garfield Minus Garfield


Thursday, March 6th, 2008

Will Ashon