Demetri Martin If I …

February 29, 2008 at 8:56 pm | Posted in Comedy, video | Leave a comment
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Ok I’ve only included the first one, but due to popularity (and also the fact that I want to record this), here is the Demetri Martin Edinburgh Fringe Festival Show If I. Someone has kindly uploaded it onto youtube, so enjoy at your leisure, before someone yanks it off.


Your own personal annual report

February 29, 2008 at 8:51 pm | Posted in Uncategorized, video | Leave a comment

I love when people use their ‘ninja-nuity’ (thanks to the kids movie the 3 ninjas for that term, i use it all the time). This video was a project submitted by a student that essentially tracked their own personal annual report (what they did in the year). Thanks to Infographics on this one and enjoy.

Mind controlling parasites!

February 20, 2008 at 6:35 pm | Posted in hmmm, video | 1 Comment
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I really wanted to post this. It’s a bit like a car crash. You don’t really want to watch it but then you can’t look away! What actually happens is quite disgusting, but the result does look like pieces of art! 

Dammit I’m Mad – a poem by Demetri Martin

February 15, 2008 at 10:12 pm | Posted in Comedy | 30 Comments
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Dammit I’m mad.
Evil is a deed as I live.
God, am I reviled? I rise, my bed on a sun, I melt.
To be not one man emanating is sad. I piss.
Alas, it is so late. Who stops to help?
Man, it is hot. I’m in it. I tell.
I am not a devil. I level “Mad Dog”.
Ah, say burning is, as a deified gulp,
 In my halo of a mired rum tin.
I erase many men. Oh, to be man, a sin.
Is evil in a clam? In a trap?
No. It is open. On it I was stuck.
Rats peed on hope. Elsewhere dips a web.
Be still if I fill its ebb.
Ew, a spider… eh?
We sleep. Oh no!
Deep, stark cuts saw it in one position.
Part animal, can I live? Sin is a name.
Both, one… my names are in it.
Murder? I’m a fool.
A hymn I plug, deified as a sign in ruby ash.
A Goddam level I lived at.
On mail let it in. I’m it.
Oh, sit in ample hot spots. Oh wet!
A loss it is alas (sip). I’d assign it a name.N
ame not one bottle minus an ode by me:
“Sir, I deliver. I’m a dog”
Evil is a deed as I live.
Dammit I’m mad.

“If you read the poem carefully, you will really witness the genius (or maybe the madness) of Demetri Martin. The entire poem is a palindrome. Brilliant. I watched a special that he did for the BBC a few years ago, when he was in college he developed a crossword for the student newspaper. Except he wasn’t content with a standard up/down crossword, it was one that went up/down/backwards … a 3D crossword. As I said. Mad. 

When my favourite radio show runs into make-up

February 8, 2008 at 6:03 pm | Posted in Comedy | Leave a comment
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If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know about my love for the Russell Howard and Jon Richardson show on BBC 6music. Their latest feature is a News Quiz, where Russell (or Jon) asks Jon (or Russell) true or false questions. The loser must complete the forfeit. So far the forfeits have been, the loser must wear a suit (Russell), the loser must bake a cake (Russell – Banoffe pie) and this week’s forfeit the loser must wear make-up (Russell). The video above is Russell as Jon puts it ‘looking like a whore’. Next week, the loser must arrive at the show with a head to toe fake tan (Russell lost again). So far Russ ain’t doin too good! Man I love this show.

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My weird crush … everyone has one

February 3, 2008 at 10:42 pm | Posted in concerts, music | 1 Comment
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This is my confession. I have a weird crush on Richard Tognetti. Maybe it’s not a crush. I think it’s more that I am in awe of him. He is a genius. If you don’t know who he is, he is the artistic director of the ACO (Australian Chamber Orchestra). He became the artistic director at the age of 24 (which is the age I am now, so it seems to be a little overwhelming). I have seen them play a few times, and find him absolutely fascinating. I first saw him play at the opening ceremony of the Rugby World Cup in 2003 in Australia. You could really see the passion and the skill as he threw himself into the performance. He broke string, after string on his violin but that didn’t stop him.I found this clip of him and Neil Finn (another person I am in awe of). But he looks kind of lost here! I think one of the main reasons is the fact that the ACO all perform standing up. He conducts the orchestra whilst playing his violin, so perhaps being so restrained has thrown him off?    

Waving goodbye to Life in the Middle

February 1, 2008 at 11:11 pm | Posted in Blogroll | 1 Comment
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It’s been a week of goodbyes hasn’t it? From a work perspective, we have said goodbye to a beloved member of the team (the irreplaceable James Sowden), Heath Ledger departing and (although this has been the case for probably a month – I am just admitting it) one of my favourite blogs Life in the Middle (Paul Colman). I find it amazing that:

a) I even discovered this blog (written by someone from the UK who I have no professional or personal connection with)

b) that people have blogged about the fact that it is no longer with us The Kaiser Edition blogged about how they have missed it and he posted a response:

“PAUL H. COLMAN Well it’s good to know that four people miss the blog. I don’t want to show off, but my statistics suggest that possibly four times that number actually read it on a daily basis, so the number is sure to be higher, but who’s counting. If I’m honest I miss it too. But what’s done is done. I had nothing much left to say, the tide turned, and I got pulled under. Waving. That’s not to say I won’t start another one day, maybe one day soon. But I’ll hide it away – bury it deep in the internet. So you’ll have to dig to find it, kind of like a treasure hunt (but without the treasure). But for now, I’ll have to leave you – I’m needed at the Spanish embassy.”

I find it fascinating that even now I am blogging about how I miss it. I think from my perspective, when I first did a running dive onto the blog bandwagon, I looked at what everyone else was reading, and added those to my favourite lists. I don’t think Paul’s blog was actually on there. I found it by accident. Incidently, it became one of my favourite blogs. In the realm of work/communications/media/planning etc, there are an incredible amount of blogs out there. Some of colleagues even have some kick ass professional blogs. But I just don’t have the time to read them. I appreciate, am overwhelmed by the level of intelligence and thought put into their posts, but at the end of the day, I am tired and want to read something that will cheer me up, make me laugh and look outside of the realm of work. Paul’s blog certainly catered to that. Although he touched upon work, it was more about the tea, the people, the office, waiting etc. It was more about life in the middle really. And that’s why I loved it. So Kudos to you Paul and your blog will certainly be missed by this mixed lolly and hopefully we get to read your ramblings again some day.

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