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Month: March 2009

Funny things to do in a lift

Shamelessly stolen from @jelly_babies twitter feed: Funny things to do in a lift: CRACK open your briefcase or handbag, peer Inside and ask “Got enough air in there?” # Funny things to do in a lift: MAKE explosion noises when anyone presses a button. # Funny things to do in a lift: WHEN there’s only one other person in the elevator, tap them on the shoulder, then pretend it wasn’t you # Funny things to do in a lift: Drop a pen and wail until someone reaches to help pick it up, then scream: “That’s mine!” #

News: Use a camera = You are a terroist

Quite a scary story via BoingBoing about a Manchester man (Stephen Clarke) who was accused of taking pictures (using his mobile phone) of sewer-gratings in Manchester and was arrested. Police didn’t actually find any photos of sewer-gratings on his phone, nor are pictures of sewer gratings hard to find. After he was held by police “on suspicion of planning an act of terror” for two days, had his home searched, his phone searched (let’s hope he had “real names” for all his contacts and no aliases listed and no text messages such as “Ok, let’s do that!” which could be mis-interpreted), his computer searched – they did release him: but have kept his DNA and fingerprints on file. To think, under current anti-terrorism laws he could have been held without charge for 28 days (the government wants to extend this to 42 days) and with new laws criminalising photographers, it means that any body carrying a camera could be accused of terrorism..

Watchmen Clip and Montage on iTunes Review

Well, Katy and I were looking forward to watching the Watchmen, but after downloading and watching iTunes Exclusive Clip – Comic-Con 2008 Preview, I’m no no longer sure if I want to bother. I’ve heard Watchmen are good, have a strong history, but when trailers offer no explanation for the scenario, give very little detail of whats going on (I guess I’m saying, it relies on you being familar with the original source: i.e. the comic books) and is generally do motivation, then I guess the studio (Paramount in this case) are intentionally sabatoaging it. Please tell me this isn’t really the case… I’ve just watched the Film Montage whilst typing, and still 🙁