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    vandalhandle: check back 2 pages...

    iDroid

    an iPhone controlled robot
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    Fiona Apple's new labelmates
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeMar 6th 2012
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    I can't even words.
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    Pop history #41

    The Goodies retrospective from 2005. These blokes are sadly underappreciated in Britain but still have a strong following in Australia.

    • CommentAuthorKradlum
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2012
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    Damn you Greasemonkey. I got the Goodies theme tune stuck in my head without even playing the clip.
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2012 edited
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    You wake-up one morning, look out of your window to appreciate the beauty of a new day and See This All Around You...




    Which, when your natural curiosity kicks-in and leads you to investigate further, turns out to look like this, close-up:




    Then you remember you've already let the dog out...



    Suppressing the northern hemisphere reaction involving hysterics about funnel-webs, red-backs and every other kill-you-as-soon-as-look-at-you creepy crawly that were thankfully isolated on the other side of the world from me, the best part of this Arachnopocalypse is the name of where it took place - Wagga Wagga in New South Wales, Australia. Which, it seems, I'm incapable of reading, thinking or saying without doing so in an Oz accent.
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2012 edited
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    @ Kradium: No complaints about that here. It finally replaced soddingtwattingbastarding Th* F*n*l C**ntd*wn by Europe which has been burrowing around my head since BBC breakfast news included it as an example in a piece about ear worms earlier.

    I really fucking hate that song, so thank you GM.
    • CommentAuthorKradlum
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2012
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    Yes, I suppose it is slightly better than "Jelly on a plate" which was what was stuck in my head when I got to work. One of the perils of having small children.
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      CommentAuthorAlastair
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2012
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    @foamhead AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRGGHHHHH ARGHARGHARGH
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    Goodies! Goody goody yum yum!
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2012 edited
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    I'm really so very sorry. I know I really shouldn't but I can't help myself.

    Dr Who - The Goodies
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      CommentAuthorvandalhandle
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2012 edited
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    @lampcommander, i was too distracted by the image at the bottom of that page to notice it
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      CommentAuthorFinagle
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2012
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    Think of "Paul's DIner" by Suzanne Vega to drive out an earworm.

    Doo de doo doo do de doo dooo, doo de doo doo do de doo doo....
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      CommentAuthorLazarus99
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2012
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    @Foamhead

    Were they escaping the floodwaters? Fuck! I would never go outside again...
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2012 edited
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    @ Laz: Apparently so, yeah. But, as a friend just pointed out, albeit as an instantly tarnished silver lining, any remaining human inhabitants (namely, those who don't fancy the idea of becoming minions of the Spider Empress and moved back to civilisation asafp) probably won't be having any problems with mosquitoes or midges for the time being.

    Here's a link to the story: the video of the sheet of web flapping in the breeze is purdy.

    Should've added this to the original post but think incessant skin-crawling distracted me a bit, sorry.
    ...the increase in spiders posed no danger to people - and that they should be grateful, instead of frightened. And if it is a dry summer next year, the spider population would drop back to its previous levels.
    "The spiders don't pose any harm at all. They are not aggressive and only bite if they face a severe threat or their lives are in danger. They have a mild venom, so if they were to bite you, you would only get a bit of a headache and some local pain.
    I'll let everyone draw their own conclusions about the last part of that "reassuring" statement.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2012
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    Foamhead, I saw that before I had my coffee. I will never forgive you.
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      CommentAuthorSobreiro
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2012
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    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2012
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    @Foamhead

    I saw those pics and it felt like my skin was trying to crawl off my body to hide. God I hate spiders.