September 9th, 2008

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Housemates on TV

Half of the household are on television this Saturday. Ray and Natasha are the 'judges' on this Saturdays "Scene Stealer's" on BBC2 at 12.30pm.

Scene Stealers: Goth
Next on: 13 Sep 2008 12:30 BBC Two (except Wales, Wales (Analogue))

Jeff Leach presents the series in which two teenagers compete to undergo the most convincing 'scene' transformation in just 48 hours. A Boy Racer and a Ghetto Girl must become Goths. At the end of the weekend they go head-to-head at the High Court of Goth. But before they face the judges there's a surprise in store: they will be sent out on date with one another.

Can the blaggers pull off their Goth act on their date? And which one of them will have learnt enough to win at the High Court?
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End of the world humour....

Thanks to karohemd  for sharing these articles and sites. He's also informed me (well, via his LJ and courtesy of an interview on ITV) that Stephen Hawkins is having an end of the world party this evening. Didn't bloody invite me did he! And I asked what everyone was doing this evening a few days ago so he had plenty of opportunity to!

Anyway, first up is a brilliant article by Henry Brubaker, the inventor of ther Large Hadron Collider, where he explains his reasons for carrying out the experiment. DIE MANKIND! DIE! (The Daily Mash)

There's also a website tracking the progress of the LHC and whether or not it has destroyed the planet yet: Has The Large Hadron Collider Destroyed The Earth Yet? - so keep an eye on that to see if any changes develop!

Anyway, apart from September 10th only being a test run (the real doom isn't occuring for another month or so when they start really firing things up and crashing the particle beams against each other) I know that it isn't going to be the end of the world. That comes in December 2012! Everyone knows that. So quit your worrying. You got another 4 years and 3 months! Or atleast most of you will do.

Oh, on the forgotten subject of global warming (after all, why worry about something that could take decades to kill us!) and all the 'SAVE THE PLANET' campaigns the Earth has decided to finally speak out by giving The Daily Mash (great site that) an interview. I'll be Just Fine, Says Planet. It also suggests a new slogan for us to use - as it's going to carrying on with or without us (hehe... LHC could really pull the rug out of that idea Earthy baby!) it's also suggested a new slogan the environmental campaigners can use as opposed to 'Save The Earth" - "'Save Your Sorry Arse'". I'm not sure that will catch on somehow though.

Anyway, as this is most obviously *not* the last night on Earth (and I have been suffering with a migraine for most of day) I've decided to forego the binge drinking, wild partying, hookers and coke and have an early night. Of course I'd be well peeved if we do suddenly get swallowed tomorrow morning now! Having a migraine on your last day of existence is a bit of a downer afterall...

Oh, one last video before bed. I haven't played any REM here for ... well, possibly for ever. So as this may be my last chance I've dug into their archive and chosen one completely at random! Completely you understand. So here is REM with a song apparently called "It's The End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" from 1987. (Strangely this song has now had over a million hits on youtube... wonder what that's all about? :p)

Take care everyone and hope to see you in the morning! And the next and the next and...

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Large Hadron Rap Song

Haha... not sure if this was created as in Informational video to allow people to understand the LHC through music (thus easier and less boring than, like, reading about it...) but it's been created anyway and is informative about the project. So if you can't be botehred to read the articles (the proper articles about the project not the silly 'doomsday' ones) then check out the...

Large Hadron Rap