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some public service announcements

Last night's Horizon, Alan and Marcus go Forth and Multiply, should have amusement value for anyone interested in maths, Alan Davis, and jokes about being sucked off into the fourth dimension. Or Marcus du Sautoy, though I suppose he's more of a leftfield taste.

I am currently enjoying without irony a song I would never own*, and I suppose that's a lot of the point of Spotify, although I'm actually on Blip.fm, listening to people I've never heard of with names that turn interesting when googled, mostly.

Oh, and The Guardian seem to have seized the zeitgeist, like a feisty nettle. I had a discussion about twitter last week. The discussion involved getting in someone to write them. *sigh*

In other news, has anyone been to the Dot to Dot festival? Does anyone want to go? I'm inclined towards Bristol rather than Nottingham.

*Not the painfully obscure blip embedded below, but U2's Beautiful Day. Sorry.


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1st Apr, 2009 07:54 (UTC)
What is the headline? Guardian admits that entire content can be reduced to 140 characters per day? I suppose it is the modern Haiku - all we need is an official structure (mood is given by the name itself).
1st Apr, 2009 08:24 (UTC)
he Daily Mail recently pioneered an iPhone application providing users with a one-click facility for reporting suspicious behaviour by migrants or gays.

that's actually true. The Express are furious as they were working on one too.
1st Apr, 2009 08:31 (UTC)
I am ridiculously enamoured of Alan Davies; thank you for bringing this to my attention.

I'm up for dot to dot in Bristol, if you decide to go.

Edited at 2009-04-01 08:32 (UTC)
1st Apr, 2009 13:57 (UTC)
Shockingly there was something in the Horizon episode that was news to me (something to do with Riemann zeta functions). I think this may be a record for recent Horizons, and I'm not even a scientist.
1st Apr, 2009 18:32 (UTC)
Hope you enjoy it, it also features an embarassed physicist with a shiny quartz ball. Have decided to go to Dot to Dot. Will be fun, I hope.
1st Apr, 2009 09:18 (UTC)
Grrrrr. I am irked. As I have said before, the meejah having a day a year where they make shit up seems to me like having a day a year when Mcdonalds sells hamburgers.
That this year's irksome joke would involve Twitter was probably predictable and I am vaguely annoyed with myself for not predicting it and posting it on LJ.
1st Apr, 2009 09:30 (UTC)
Twitter seems to be the favourite source of April Fool's jokes
...featuring in LJ's own joke as well as the Graun's joke (which was reported seemingly-seriously on Today - does that mean people have been genuinely caught out? Surely not!).
1st Apr, 2009 09:38 (UTC)
... yet not the only one
I may just have received a marketing email about Sat Nav Jogging Shoes and though -- ooh, someone's finally made some?


Edited at 2009-04-01 09:38 (UTC)
1st Apr, 2009 13:53 (UTC)
Re: Twitter seems to be the favourite source of April Fool's jokes
I heard about it in on the Today programme in what was definitely their round up of April Fools from the papers - however it was of course not explicitly tagged as such, so if you caught it in between pouring tea and drying your hair or whatever I can see why you wouldn't have noticed.
1st Apr, 2009 12:23 (UTC)
If it's any consolation, I hates U2 with a passion beyond all reasoning, but even I like Beautiful Day. It's like the one post-Gabriel Genesis track I permit myself to enjoy. ('Keep it Dark' if you wancha know.)
1st Apr, 2009 16:51 (UTC)
Yes, I will dot.
1st Apr, 2009 18:30 (UTC)
Tim and I just bought tickets.
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