Archive for July 25th, 2005

Comment Spam In The Running For Golden Bull Award

The recent comment spam has now officially been entered in the Plain English Campaign‘s Golden Bull Awards.

I received an email from Tony Maher, General Manager of the Plain English Campaign a few hours ago in which he wrote:
I will certainly enter this into our ‘Golden Bull’ awards for you.
Exactly what the author was trying to achieve is beyond me.

Well Tony, it is beyond me too!

Incidentally, I wrote the comment spammer an email in which I said:
For some strange reason, I almost find your comment amusing

He replied with:
Thanks Samuel…
Howdy
(His/Her Website which doesn’t deserve a mention)
Please note: message attached

But there were no attatchments, so I suspect that this person is possibly from another planet, or at least trying to appear that way.

I regularly receive Plain English Campaign newsletters and follow their awards closely, so I will attempt to keep you informed.

Samuel

Add comment July 25th, 2005 at 11:48pm

Samuel’s Artwork: Samuel In Dolgnwot

Samuel arriving in DolgnwotToday’s episode of Samuel In Dolgnwot sees Samuel arriving in Dolgnwot on his horse who is saying “Neigh”, Samuel is pleased to arrive as well, saying “Ah good”.

Interestingly, this picture was actually the first picture drawn and was the original start of the series, however the pilot episode’s plot was created and a picture needed to be drawn for it.

The origin of the name Dolgnwot is an interesting story. At the beginning of the “Gold Game” unit of work, the class was asked for suggestion for the name of the town, one of the suggestions was “Gold Town” backwards, which was taken as “Town Gold” and then the letters were reversed as well, but the teacher made a mistake that nobody realised and so “Dolgnwot” (aka, “Town Glod” backwards) became the name of the town in which the unit of work was to take place.

Clicking on the picture will show a larger version, you can also find it on the photo gallery.

Samuel

Add comment July 25th, 2005 at 02:53pm

Schnappi hits 12

Hooray, Schnappi is now 12 on the ARIA singles chart

I looked tonight as ARIA update the charts on Sunday nights, and I was very very pleasantly suprised.

Schnappi has been in the charts three times, originally at 20, then at 21, and now at 12…I am very pleased.

The Schnappi website can be seen at www.schnappi.tv and I have provided the Schnappi lyrics below.

Ich bin Schnappi das kleine Krokodil,
komm aus Ägypten das liegt direkt am Nil.
Zuerst lag ich in einem Ei,
dann schni schna schnappte ich mich frei.

schni schna schnappi schnappi schnappi schnapp
schni schna schnappi schnappi schnappi schnapp
schni schna schnappi schnappi schnappi schnapp
schni schna schnappi schnappi schnappi schnapp

Ich bin Schnappi das kleine Krokodil,
hab scharfe Zähne und davon ganz schön viel.
Ich schnapp mir was ich schnappen kann,
ja schnapp zu weil ich das so gut kann.

schni schna schnappi schnappi schnappi schnapp
schni schna schnappi schnappi schnappi schnapp
schni schna schnappi schnappi schnappi schnapp
schni schna schnappi schnappi schnappi schnapp

Ich bin Schnappi das kleine Krokodil,
ich schnappe gern das ist mein Lieblingsspiel.
Ich schleich mich an die Mama ran,
und zeig ihr wie ich schnappen kann!

schni schna schnappi schnappi schnappi schnapp
schni schna schnappi schnappi schnappi schnapp
schni schna schnappi schnappi schnappi schnapp
schni schna schnappi schnappi schnappi schnapp

Ich bin Schnappi das kleine Krokodil,
und vom Schnappen da krieg ich nicht zuviel.
Ich beiss den Papi kurz ins Bein,
und dann, dann schlafe ich einfach ein.

schni schna schnappi schnappi schnappi schnapp
schni schna schnappi schnappi schnappi schnapp

schni schna schnappi schnappi schnappi schnapp
schni schna schnappi schnappi schnappi schnapp

Samuel

Add comment July 25th, 2005 at 12:48am


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