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"On the 28th October 1975 my mother gave birth to a heroinhead - that was/is me. My father was a young Glaswegian junkie nicknamed Puggy. I was born with heroin in my veins. 7 years after my birth, my father was brutally murdered by infamous British serial-killer Dennis Nilsen.
posted on Oct-10-11 at 2:21 PM

A guide to Britain as seen through the eyes of an average American. A celebration of the inadequacies and shortfalls, misunderstandings and culture gaps. Brought to you by the ineffible, George Saunders.
posted on Jul-24-06 at 2:49 AM

JetBlue Airlines' Route map has a little trick up its sleeve. When the Flash Route Map loads - click on a city, then hold down your computer's SHIFT key and then type the letters P B J. You will be....surprised. I know I was.
posted on Apr-19-06 at 3:05 PM

Finally, The Bush vs. Blair debate that we've all waited to see. Silly Friday-Flash. [Warning, contains profanity]
posted on Nov-25-05 at 3:37 PM

Imminent job openings at CNN... Open the link and right click the picture of Bush and wife, click "Save Picture/Image" and look at the filename! In the words of a certain Denis Leary, "He's an asshole, asshole, asshole-e-o-oe-oh". I suggest someone mirrors this ASAP!
posted on Nov-4-04 at 2:36 AM

Twenty Years Ago, The BBC produced a topical drama called Threads - little did they know the furore it would go on to create. [more inside]
posted on Sep-6-04 at 3:16 AM

So, you want some hot mp3's? Well, this is the place (Russian, but English cookie-set option in top-left). Huge repositories of legal music, yours to download for only $0.01/Mb! If that's not enough, they'll even serve it up to you in any format or bitrate you require (MP3, AAC, FLAC, OGG, WMV). Add on to that the fact there's no DRM built into the files downloaded, and the option to pay with Paypal is a nice touch too. So, I ask you, MetaFilter, what is the catch?
posted on Jun-10-04 at 9:23 AM

Every single UK chart position from 1952 to 2003. is a searchable database of every single artist that's charted in the UK Top 40 chart, EVER. It's fully searchable by date, artist, chart position - everything. Want to find out how many times your favourite band charted, and when, and for how long? It's all here. There's also more statistics and all sorts of trivia and records than you could shake a stick at! Win your next pub quiz armed with this information!
posted on Nov-12-03 at 3:00 PM

The First, The Last, The Everything. Barry White, soul legend, dies at 56.
posted on Jul-4-03 at 1:56 PM

Graphing Google Neat little Java applet which will create pretty graphs of inter-site relationships based on Google's 'Related Sites' feature. Check out MetaFilter,BBC News and Slashdot for good examples of how deep the inter linking can go. Try graphing your own site! Neat. (Requires Java)
posted on Apr-23-03 at 3:00 AM

The BBC's News website has undergone a re-design. The primary change is the switch from using a 640x480 based design to a 800x600 design. BBC News Online's Editor-in-Chief explains their reasons for the change here. What do MeFi users think of the re-design? Personally, I find it's a little CNN-esque and I'm not totally convinced.
posted on Feb-19-03 at 5:04 AM

Chinese Jumbo Crashes into Sea off of the coast of Taiwan. All 225 onboard are feared dead. :(
posted on May-25-02 at 8:01 AM

East Timor becomes an independent nation. East Timor has officially been declared independent at a colourful and emotional ceremony in the capital, Dili, marking an official end to 450 years of foreign rule over the territory.
posted on May-19-02 at 1:01 PM

Ebay just gets weirder and weirder Going cheap, at only a fiver! Bargain, eh?
posted on Dec-11-01 at 3:00 AM

This is just too weird for words. *stunned*
posted on Aug-2-01 at 3:48 AM

Just a reminder - The Webbys are announced today - But how come the BBC seem to think they've already won one, before they're even announced?
posted on Jul-18-01 at 2:06 AM

Crazy-ass christian fundamentalists are at it again. "The Net Authority is a group of individuals who have taken it upon themselves to govern the Internet." (link via Pixelix).
posted on Jun-20-01 at 5:36 AM

Interesting UK-based 'techy' sites seem to be somewhat thin on the ground. Pixelix seems to be trying to do different things - on one hand it's a psuedo-blog, where editors post their pieces and users can post their comments, then there's also the 'linx' side, which turns up some real gems which i've never seen on MeFi before. Check it.
posted on May-18-01 at 3:55 AM