Archive for July 12th, 2009

YouTube down for maintenance

I haven’t seen them do this before. YouTube is currently completely down for maintenance. YouTube pages are all redirecting to a “down for maintenance” page, and embedded videos are failing to display.

YouTube down for maintenance

One hopes that this doesn’t last for too long.

Update 9:44pm: Still partially down according to the YouTube people…but I can’t work out what isn’t back online! End Update

Samuel

July 12th, 2009 at 09:35pm

Samuel’s Musician Of The Week: Tommy Roe

And the feature song is Dizzy. As for the video, I think this one is the best of the lot in terms of sound quality on YouTube…not much I can do about the twenty seconds of buzz at the beginning before the song starts though.

Dizzy
I’m so dizzy my head is spinning
Like a whirlpool it never ends
And it’s you girl makin’ it spin
You’re making me dizzy

First time that I saw you girl, I knew that I just had to make you mine
But it’s so hard to talk to you with fellows hangin’ round you all the time
I want you for my sweet pet, but you keep playing hard to get
I’m going round in circles all the time

Dizzy
I’m so dizzy my head is spinning
Like a whirlpool it never ends
And it’s you girl makin’ it spin
You’re making me dizzy

I finally got to talk to you and I told you just exactly how I felt
Then I held you close to me and kissed you and my heart began to melt
Girl you’ve got control on me, ’cause I’m so dizzy I can’t see
I need to call a doctor for some help

Dizzy
I’m so dizzy my head is spinning
Like a whirlpool it never ends
And it’s you girl makin’ it spin
You’re making me dizzy my head is spinning
Like a whirlpool it never ends
And it’s you girl making it spin
You’re making me dizzy
You’re making me dizzy
I’m so dizzy

Samuel

July 12th, 2009 at 06:27pm

Continental drift is getting worse

Australia seems to have drifted in to the northern hemisphere, as a lost traveller in Sydney discovered:

GPS thinks I’m in a town called Narva, on the border of Estonia & Russia

Don’t worry, it’s just a result of the world getting sucked in to the black hole created by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev’s “global-euro-world-dollar-cent-yen-paso-Medvedev” world currency.

Samuel

July 12th, 2009 at 03:58pm

Single world currency

One of the many bizarre things to come out of the G8-and-then-some talkfest is this odd suggestion from Russian President Dmitry Medvedev…the hoary old chestnut of the single world currency has been floated again.

The Russian leader proudly displayed the coin, which bears the English words “United Future World Currency”, to journalists after the summit wrapped up in the quake-hit Italian town of L’Aquila.

Medvedev said that although the coin, which resembled a euro and featured the image of five leaves, was just a gift given to leaders it showed that people were beginning to think seriously about a new global currency.

“In all likelihood something similar could appear and it could be held in your hand and used as a means of payment,” he told reporters. “This is the international currency.”

Yes Mr. Medvedev, we all want to share in Zimbabwe’s inflation rate. Yes Mr. Medvedev, we want to start World War Three with the negotiations over how many “global-euro-world-dollar-cent-yen-paso-Medvedevs” our existing currencies should be worth. Yes Mr. Medvedev, I believe so strongly, utterly and thoroughly convincingly that this couldn’t possibly have anything to with the fact that an Aussie dollar can buy 25 of your Rubles whatsoever…you would never suggest anything just to get rid of that awful figure.

I have emailed the article to Maritz in the hopes that she has something to say on the matter in her column tomorrow. Although, I’m not sure if she will see the email as I think she has already left for her holiday. I hope she does though, because she isn’t a fan of Dmitry Medvedev.

Thanks to Heather Kydd for bringing this story to my attention.

Samuel

July 12th, 2009 at 03:01pm


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