Talk Like A Pirate Day

Talk Like A Pirate Day>> Talk Like A Pirate – UK branch
We first picked up on this excellent annual event in 2002 as a result of a fascinating feature in the Miami Herald. Four years on we’re delighted to see that Pirate Talk is now an international phenomenon with several sites devoted to Talk Like A Pirate Day. To participate in today’s celebrations, simply add a parrot and eye-patch and pepper your conversation with words like avast and references to plank-walking!
The US site offers pirate chat-up lines, personality tests, anglo-pirate translators and even some tips on Talking Like a Pirate … in German.
Meanhile the UK site has an event history plus free pirate ringtone downloads – boasting that

"If ye be sailin’ the high seas and’ve forgotten the finer points of yer accent, be pointin’ yer WAP-enabled mobile phone at yarr.org.uk/wap, and ye can see our vocabulary guide on the go"

See also:
>> YouTube: Watch the trailer for a special Pirate edition of Wife Swap USA

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Big Bubble

Bigbubble >> Big Bubble
It’s Day 79 in the Big Bubble tank and tankmates Nat (A 24 year old Glaswegian goldfish chef) and Sarah (22, a guppy promotions girl from Bradford) are both up for eviction. You can follow developments live on the Tank Cam or discover what the tankmates think of their fellow fish in the Diary Tank. I’m hoping that ex-roadie Dave (who travelled the world with Voodoo Death Fish) will win this year’s contest.

Little Britain re-enacted by Daleks

Littleskaro >> Dalek Lou and Dalek Andy at the optician
>> Dalek Sebastian has a crush on the Dalek Emperor
>> Dalek Vicki Pollard don’t know nuffink about no doctor
In spite of the finals taking place this weekend in Wimbledon and Berlin, the final that I’m most excited about is the final episode of this series of Doctor Who in which the Cybermen battle the Daleks for control off the Earth.
To the best of my knowledge Little Skaro is the only site on the web to feature Daleks re-enacting sketches from Little Britain.

For more information about BBC Three’s forthcoming Doctor Who spin-off series Torchwood, keep an eye on leading fan site Torchwood News, or explore the official site for Torchwood House where Queen Victoria first encountered the Doctor.

Desperate Houseflies

Website of the Day: Wednesday 18th May

Houseflies_1  >> Desperate Houseflies
If you’re enjoying Channel 4’s post-modern glossy soap, you’ll almost certainly love this strip-cartoon spoof starring six suburban houseflies living in a picture-perfect neighbourhood called Diphtheria Lane. These character profiles give you a good idea what to expect:
“Lynette regrets giving up her free-wheeling lifestyle to raise a pile of undisciplined little maggots.
Former pesticide commercial model Gabrielle is having an extramarital affair with a blowfly in the garden.
Bree thinks patterning her life after the flies in Martha Stewart’s garbage is the road to true happiness.”

and so it goes on….

Yoga Kitty

Website of the Day: Monday October 4th 2004

Yogakitty_2>> Yoga Kitty
As 21st Century life gets busier and busier it can be hard to make time to keep fit, maintain your spiritual well-being, and look after your cat. So why not combine all three activities with Yoga Kitty’s unique yoga programme for man, woman and feline. Head straight for the videos – This is very funny indeed.

Ninja Burger

Website of the Day: Tuesday August 31st

ninjaburger>> Ninja Burger
This most covert of fast-food franchises promises “guaranteed delivery in 30 minutes or less, or we commit Seppuku!”. Little is known about the company, but a glance at their history page reveals that Ninja Burger have played a role in many of the crucial events in late 20th century history from the Cuban Missile Crisis to the recording of the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper album. In addition to the Ninja Burger itself, the menu includes “French Fries of Our Ancestors” and “Onion Death Blossom”.

Get your own back on an email scammer.

Thanks to the lovely Mrs Website of the Day for drawing my attention to a brilliant story from BBC News Online. If you’ve been online for more than a year or two you may well have recieved an scam email offering you untold riches if you help an alleged "official" representing a foreign government or agency with a business transaction which essentially involves money laundering. The BBC News story concerns a group called 419eater.com who use their web and email expertise to have some fun at the expense of these email scammers.
>> Read the full (and very amusing) story here