Sunday, 5 April 2009

The rain in Spain ...

My friend D put me on to this instructional video that demonstrates why it's important to enunciate clearly.


Dave Coulter said...

fwzz gwfffxly lol!

Anonymous said...

Dropped in again today.
The posting rate has plummeted. I became concerned and had a look over in the abc forums - and there you were, percrastinatin.
Which is fine. As long you're still coming up with writing funnies, I suppose it is ok for you to hide them in there for a while.

For you, because I would rather insert a pack of toothpicks per oc. than go chatting in that forum, here's a twitter idea you may have missed apropos one of the thread titles there.
A twitter account titled " ithacarulerdotcom"

And if you're percrastinatin with little posts over there, how about getting a public twitter account and sharing a few of your one liners with alla the world?
Microblog while you're distracted.
You don't need a mobile connection, you can email your pearls.
And if you open an rss feed I can get my laughs quotient up again.

go on, you know you want to try something Stephen Fry does good,

your fan


Anonymous said...

PS to above:
In case you're not plugged in to twitter yet, go to, get an account (2 seconds)
Configure it for public or only your followers (don't do that unless you want your tweets to be private) (2 seconds)

Then get updating us!!
Just leave a tab with the update box open.
Easier than even an abc forum post!

I miss your fun.


Snail said...

I haven't quite got the hang of Twitter yet, D. One of our* honours students tried to explain it to me the other day. Kinda fun, I must admit, being on the receiving end of the info. But if there'd been a test on it, I would have failed miserably.

But I'm going to have to get into this technology sooner or later. Gak! We've come a long way from printing pamphlets and handing them out on street corners.

* In a couple of days, 'our' will become 'their'.

Anonymous said...

We did note you are on your way North. For which, happy trails.

I'm guessing your reply is a polite way of saying no.
If not, then I repeat:

The technology is transparent.
You need nothing except a web browser. But you can use email, and a mobile browser too. If you want to.
It is simply chat, without needing to be all in the one smaller forum.
You write a message, send it - - just the same as you do in any forum - - it is immediately up on the big virtual twitter forum page - - which is a series of "updates" "from" one account @ another, ad infinitum.
So the thread is perfectly preserved if you want to follow it, and it's easier to ignore those you don't want to read.
Your update may also be standalones - without being @ any other tweet.

You are restricted to sms length.

farewell and don't panic

d :-))

Snail said...

Oh, no, I'm not saying 'no', D. I just need to sit down and do it.

Not panicking.

Not really.

At least, I don't think I am ...

Anonymous said...

That taxed my fraudband but it was worth it. LOL.
(if you want to be really really scared take a look at the homepage/webpages of this guy. Are we entirely sure they're human Over There?)

I particularly recommend the wetland conservation one (WTF?) and the retired cop. And I thought the CIA was sinister.


Snail said...

M, I've just started reading Barbara Kingsolver's 'The Poisonwood Bible'. There are many mentions of Patrice Lumumba. Just thought I'd let you know.

Anonymous said...

And you don't even read any fiction but whodunnits!
Terrific book.
Watch out, the paranoia is contagious. Next thing it'll be Half of a Yellow Sun and MI5...


Snail said...

Whodunnits ... and a few others.

Wait? Is that a bug in the light fitting?