September 17, 2005

Pulling the wool

What's that they say about life imitating art?

A herd of sheep have been penned in a deserted factory in Zagreb and are constantly in the camera's gaze as they are visited by a flock of famous writers who try to entertain the poor lambs with readings from their works.

The event, part of an arts festival, has become a smash hit on Croatian television, which probably says a great deal about the standard of entertainment on offer in that part of the world. And not only can you follow every bleat on the web, you also get to vote for which sheep is next for the chop. If the beast chosen for eviction is not adopted by a viewer then the poor thing is headed for the slaughterhouse.

As you might imagine, the do-gooders do not approve. The Stado show has got the animal rights activists' goat. They've described the project as “scandalous” and said that people were being pressured into adopting a sheep just to save it from slaughter.

Sinisa Labrovic, whose idea it was, said: “I’m not torturing them. I am not an insensitive bastard who abuses animals." He claims the show is satire. "It shows that more and more people, especially those who take part in reality shows, are made to look like sheep in every situation”.

Pass the mint sauce please.

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September 08, 2005

Pretty pictures

I've replaced the photo of the day (which being rather large made it hard to see if anything new had been posted) with some scrolling thumbnails (above)

The code is still being tweaked, and more images are yet to be added, but mouse over pauses the display and clicking on any of the pictures will take let you see more.

You did know there were lots of wonderful photos on this site didn't you? No! Then you should take a look.

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August 27, 2005

So there I was

Browsing a blog, as you do. And that led me on to another blog. Where the author said they had recently been here.

Since, up until then, the writer had had some interesting things to say, I thought I'd take a peek at the site.

OMG. I don't think another blogger has gone downhill in my estimation quite so quickly. Now I know that Mercuns are a bit strange at the best of time. And there really isn't much to do in Little Town, Hicksville. And I suppose it's not quite as scary as my previous Sad Site Of The Day but even so…

They cannot be serious, as J McEnroe used to say. A "Plunger Lunger" competition?! With prizes donated by the local hardware store??!! AND an "Uuug-lee Hawaiian Shirt Contest???!!!

And the really scary thing is that more than 130,000 people went to last year's event. The fact that they have a "Parade of Fools" event does seem rather apt.

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August 20, 2005

Sad Site Of The Day

http://www.sandalandsoxer.co.uk/home.htm

So toe-curlingly bad it's almost addictive. You can't resist scrolling down to see if it gets any worse (and it does!)

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