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Relief for Swine Flu?

Not available in your local chemist.

Not available in your local chemist.

I received this in my email inbox today.  If anyone knows the artist who made this, then let me know so I can give them proper credit.  Better still, if some company ends up making this for real, then I’ll gladly link to them!

Brings new meaning to ‘viral’ advertising.

Many people think wearing a mask helps reduce the risk of catching the flu – » Continue reading Relief for Swine Flu? »

VHS tapes, Nortel, Woolworths, and Ricardo Montalban

VHS tape

VHS tape

In the spirit of Jeopardy: “What is buried but once treasured?”

I read an article over the New Year holidays which stated that the last remaining distributor of VHS* tapes packed things in at the end of 2008. Gone forever now are the days of tapes getting tangled in the machine, or kids fitting the sandwiches into the tape slot, or horror! having to rewind after the movie finished (a distinguishing feature of VHS tape decks became how fast they rewound). » Continue reading VHS tapes, Nortel, Woolworths, and Ricardo Montalban »

Uncertain at First, Quidam at Last!

quidamAgain this year Tolii received a Christmas present to go see the Cirque du Soliel show at the Royal Albert Hall – this year it was Quidam.  I remember that I saw it years ago, I think in Atlanta. Long enough to have forgotten most of it.

But it was almost not to be. » Continue reading Uncertain at First, Quidam at Last! »

Mathemagic

If you thought you were good a math…how about learning Arthur Benjamin‘s tips for squaring a 5 digit number in your head… […]

Subprime Crisis

Finally, an understandable description of the sub-prime crisis that preceeded the (likely) recession. Enjoy the “Two Johns”, John Bird and John Fortune as they clarify the details of the whole mess (if you like it, then there are many more on YouTube): […]