Thursday, August 31, 2006

Comment: Neat Train Crash Photo Montage

There's a feature on Flickr called "Tell a Story in 5 Frames". Essentially you tell a story using 5 photos without any text or narration. It's a pretty neat idea. There's one on there about Thomas that's kind of fun. I particularly enjoyed the comments at the bottom

(I used to watch the Thomas the Tank Engine shows when I was a kid, and that's dead on for the basic plot of each show. I can almost hear the narrator with this story.Very clear beginning, middle and ending, danger AND a happy ending. Great story. )

Flickr Thomas and Friends Train Wreck

Monday, August 21, 2006

News: John Naughton Certified as Braindead; Few are Surprised

In my first ever attention grabbing, go out on a limb, blog post, I decided to comment on John Naughton including Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends (1984-1991) among his worst 50 TV shows of all time (discussed here). The inevitable conclusion of his including Thomas and Friends on such a list is that he's lost his mind. I suppose there might be other conclusions... feel free to post below should you think of any but my list is as follows:
  1. John Naughton is so stupid that he sits on the TV and watches the couch
  2. John Naughton recently sat on an airplane in close proximity to a loud-mouthed Thomas loving 2 year old
  3. John Naughton thought no one would pay any attention to him unless he said something so stupid that it was news worthy (I have no doubt that this is true... whether he realizes it I have no idea)
  4. John Naughton is a pen name for John Naughty who never got any toys when he was a lad
  5. John Naughton is so stupid, he put lipstick on his head just to make up his mind
  6. If brains were dynamite, John Naughton wouldn't have enough to blow his nose
  7. If you gave John Naughton a penny for his thoughts, you'd get change
  8. John Naughton once took the Pepsi challenge and chose Jiff
  9. You can make John Naughton's eyes twinkle by shining a light in his ears
  10. If you asked John Naughton to speak his mind, he'd be speechless
  11. John Naughton's so stupid that he once got hit by a parked car
  12. John Naughton orders his sushi well done
But I guess he's entitled to his opinions too.

Monday, August 14, 2006

News: Article on UK train fares with a neat quote by Awdry

AN ENGLISH clergyman once wrote: "Railways and the church have their critics, but both are the best ways of getting a man to his ultimate destination."

This particular man of God was the Reverend W. Awdry, author of Thomas the Tank Engine, so you have to say he knew both routes rather well.

The rest of the article talks about how confusing and counter-intuitive UK rail fare can be.
Travel How to get a fare price

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Comment: Materials Recycling Week Blog

The blogger for Materials Recycling Week referenced Thomas the Tank engine easter candy. I thought he was just being silly but, lo and behold, you can get a whole basket full. $2 worth of chocolate for $29.95 plus shipping (I shouldn't pick on that store... I love the great cartoon header. So many storefronts are just dumpy but someone did a great job on it)