Thursday, November 02, 2006


Couple of comedy links for you.

Firstly, this: Art Garfunkel of Simon & Garfunkel fame is a bright bloke (he has a degree in Art History and a Master's in Mathematics) and reads a lot of books. He also has a webpage which lists every book he's read since 1968. Genius! And, apparently, he never dives into a Dick Francis or a Dan Brown or a Terry Pratchett, just for a laugh. No, it's wall to wall Foucault and Heidegger. Must be a laugh a minute down the pub. He also writes slightly ropey poetry. Pretentious? Lui?

Secondly, this is absolute comedy gold. The utter genius of it all reveals itself to you slowly - I don't want to spoil it for you, but your thought process will probably go something like this:
  • Ah, it's a golf club site
  • No, hang on, it's a site protesting about a golf club
  • Hey, there's some good stuff on here - pedestrians out walking their dogs being attacked by golfers, etc.
  • Hang on, every time an entry in the list starts out saying "an innocent walker" it turns out to be this Dr. Mowforth bloke
  • Hang on, this Dr. Mowforth bloke is the guy who runs the website!
  • Christ, this guy is barking mad!
Turns out he's a near neighbour of a friend of mine. When I'm over at Andy's drinking his homebrew in a couple of weeks I'll go for a midnight stroll through the good doctor's garden and see if he sets the dog on me.

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