Closely Observed Trains

On the window of my morning commuter can; Emergency Exit. If there’s an emergency that necessitates using the window to exit, then I won’t really need it to be labelled as such in said situation. I’ll be too busy climbing over people’s limbs to check what’s been officially deemed an emergency exit and what hasn’t, won’t I?

Moreover, the Guardian sign above it advertising “new opportunities” was also a misnomer – it advertised social work, teaching, human resources. If, in my life, I’m looking for something new, surely it should defy categorisation?

Hmph. Curmudgeoning, me. Must have been the weekend. I was at the most cardboard-f**king-cutout wedding at the weekend – grannies dancing on their zimmers, the bride was blushing, little kids caused a ruckus, someone’s nephew was DJing, the band played hallelujah… And all the girls were born-again Christians. Not that I would have made a move otherwise, anyway. At least the bride and groom seemed happy, though I felt like my whole day (and hence the weekend) was wasted, as we felt completely redundant.     

So meejar.

Hi dan
Thanks for the offer, and I will of cpourse be buying a 360 as soon as they
turn up on import, but I try to avoid doing interviews with press or mags if
I can because I think I always come across as a bit of a cunt.


>> From: Dan Griliopoulos
>> Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2005 16:03:54 +0100
>> To: Jonathan Ross
>> Subject: Preemptive Apologies
>> …for emailing you like this, but I’m writing from the Official Xbox
>> 360 magazine (we sell more than GQ, just less than Esquire); we’d like
>> to interview you because we know you’re a big gamer (and, obviously, an
>> exemplary member of the human species.)
>> It would be a quick interview, we could do it over email or
>> face-to-face, it would be three pages in the magazine with photos, and
>> we’d incentivise you by giving you an Xbox 360. Would you be interested
>> in that?
>> Cheers,
>> Dan

I’m so meejar, darhlink.

Color Code: A Color Portrait of the English Language

“The artwork is an interactive map of more than 33,000 words. Each word has been assigned a color based on the average color of images found by a search engine. The words are then grouped by meaning. The resulting patterns form an atlas of our lexicon.”

And black is a muddy pink and white is beige and color is also a muddy green… and it’s not just me being colour-blind!