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Tuesday, 28 December 2010

An odd round up.

Richer sounds punts Playstation 2 Telly combo

This is odd Sony are keeping quiet about this flat screen Bravia / PS2 combo.  Apparently its small screen TV with an added PS2 Slim on the base.  Currently only available through RicherSounds chain of HiFi emporiums, it boasts a line of ports and other stuff I don't understand to keep it future proofed for all eternity (subs please check).  Slims are harder to mod than the original PS2, and for the price they are doing it £200ish, It's not bad at all.  Although my dream set up would be a Modded PS2Fat used as a SKY+ box  receiver (though not sure of the size of the HDD you can add to a PS2).  Failing that would love to see Sony rebadge its PS3 the same way, with neutered PS2 backwards reinstated (Region free of course).

Either that or a VCR in the guts of an old XBOX.

Enid Blyton and Google.

To prove I'm not just a pretty face I've been reading over the xmas period some old Enid Blyton books. More specifically Circus Days Again and despite its worrying preoccupation with "bears"* theres this passage from  page 57 about Mr Galliano hiring new clowns.

"Well the third clown is Google.  He's really funny too.  He has a wonderful motor-car, and everything goes wrong with it - and in the end it blows up into a hundred different pieces! Google has a little dog called Squib.  You'll like hin.  He helps Google with his nonsense."

Make of that what you will.

* Get your mind out the gutter, they are real bears as its an old school circus, no ones queer in Enid Blyton except little Noddy.

1 comment:

  1. I am glad that you read over some old Enid Blyton books. In my book, The Famous Five: A Personal Anecdotage (, I highlighted the significance of having mentioned the word, "Google" in this book. In this book, "Google" is an acrobat. Nowadays, there is some statistical significance between Google the search engine, and some online "Acrobats" such as the Adobe reader that we use on the Internet. Though the relationship between "Google" the clown in Circus Days Again and the contemporary Google search engine are purely coincidental, Blyton's having used the name, "Google" (though she did not invent the "Google" word) could nowadays be considered to be somewhat "statistically" significant and who knows, in some ways relevant.

    Stephen Isabirye is the author of The Famous Five: A Personal Anecdotage (