Archive for the awesomeness Category

Exciting Benchmark Reviews update #2

Posted in awesomeness, chairs, stupidity on July 22, 2010 by RevStu

Ooh, this gets better and better. Viewers who’ve been following the thrilling story as it develops will recall the eerie similarity between the content of the Benchmarks Review feature on the Herman Miller Embody chair, and the advertising blurb for it on the site of retailer Smart Furniture.

We were a little curious about this, bearing in mind site owner Olin Coles’ strident assertion that, apart from the belatedly-acknowledged passages copied from Herman Miller’s press release, “the remaining 99.9% of the article is a fully independent review of a self-purchased product.”

(Actually it’s the remaining 93.6%, but let’s not quibble.)

So inestimable Friend Of WoSblog John X dropped Smart Furniture a line.

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America vs Britain

Posted in awesomeness, Music on July 20, 2010 by RevStu

I don't know why these two things work so well one after the other, but they do. I hope one day to be watching this TV channel.

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How all men's food should look

Posted in awesomeness, Snacks on July 18, 2010 by RevStu

If you're a member of WoSblog's highly secretive Alert Viewers Society, you might recall that WoSblog recently visited the intriguing city of Gloucester, and in passing mentioned the presence  – on the menu of the Varsity Bar pub chain – of an item by the name of the Dirty Dog's Dinner.

It didn't seem fair, though, that WoSblog's beloved viewers should be expected to simply picture it in their minds. So here it is.

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The best thing to ever happen to gaming

Posted in awesomeness, Games, things of all time on July 7, 2010 by RevStu

And possibly the entire internet. And most assuredly the only time I'll ever say anything like that relating in any way to World Of Warcraft.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/10543100.stm

Also: blimey, that's fast service.

More free money

Posted in awesomeness, bargains, Football on June 18, 2010 by RevStu

Shrewd viewers will already be sitting on a big pile of cash from taking WoSblog's last betting advice. Now there's a golden opportunity to turn it into a pile of cash almost twice as big.

Frankly I'm astonished this bet is still available, so get in quick.

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The Art Of J Nash

Posted in awesomeness, Remember Spangles? on June 17, 2010 by RevStu

Chatting to a chum yesterday, something they said gave me cause to recall a feature from Amiga Power in which former full-time members of the AP team recounted their experiences on leaving the mag for the "real" world.

Sadly the issue in question (AP54, October 1995) is one of those that still hasn't been scanned for the Amiga Magazine Rack, and only a fragment of it is available in the WoS Archive, so I had to go and get the actual magazine off my shelves, like some sort of caveman.

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Poor font choice of the week

Posted in awesomeness on June 14, 2010 by RevStu

Via John X.

(Click for full-size source.) (EDIT: Has now been fixed, with a knowing wink.)

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