Ha! I managed to spell it, you have to pronounce it. Zeitgeist! There, spelt it again. For those of you a bit lost at this point, you will be suprised to learn that this word is not actually English! I know, you'd have never guessed. It is in fact, one of many words pillaged and plundered by the linguistically ruthless Angles and Saxons from the defenseless Germans. It means, literally, "the spirit of the times". And why, you ask, am I inflicting upon you sub-standard foreign manufactured words? Because Google, have done a bit of a straw poll and come up with the most popular searches of 2005. Of particular interest is this page, graphing global interest in world news based on web searches in 2005 ... In other words, the zeitgeist of 2005.
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Posted by Grail at 12/21/2005 09:59:00 am
Friday, December 16, 2005
OK, that is a very mangled title. However, I am trying to alert you to the fact that my fascination with the "Internet Toaster" continues, unabated. More news, recently. You might just want to pop into this site as you butter your crisp and tasty this morning. And perhaps this one might add some zibidee doo da to your morning ritual. Actually, that one has been around since 2001, but continues to intrigue. Build it already someone!
Posted by Grail at 12/16/2005 03:58:00 pm
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
A poem from me ... Written chain of conciousness as fast as I could get the words down ...
Fire burning light as night falls,
And yesterdays are spun,
Into new memories, and stories,
About when time begun,
And dreamtime seems to linger,
Wisps float in the light of day,
And at night time, the ancestors
Footfalls are heard as they stay and stay,
Because we remember them,
And they will not forget us,
When the western world is lost,
The sea reclaims, it turns to rust,
Then they will still be here,
And in fire burning light they will talk,
Of days long gone as just passed,
And of long journeys like a walk,
Outside where it’s almost morning.
Posted by Grail at 12/13/2005 05:35:00 pm
Monday, December 12, 2005
Something new becomes the new black, every day. At some point brown was de rigour, grey was the in thing, and no doubt pink spent it's time in the sun as the new black. New Coke, diet coke, classic coke have all come and (one hopes) gone (by the way, when I say one, I mean me. Just helping you out here). But now, Coke want's to become the new black in a much more literal way, releasing Coke Black, sometime soon. It appears from their media release that Coke Blak will be a "lightly carbonated coffee" ... Hmmm, but will the hoi polloi like it, we ponder (by we, I also mean, me)? Follow the link, Alice.
Posted by Grail at 12/12/2005 09:38:00 am
Friday, December 09, 2005
Posted by Grail at 12/09/2005 01:24:00 pm