The Oscar for Inapropriate Advertising goes to…

Found on ITV’s News Website:

“Online leisure firm lastminute.com has been slammed over an advert mentioning sex offender Gary Glitter by the industry’s own watchdog. The Advertising Standards Authority ruled the website breached decency rules over a theatre ticket mailout. Its advert stated: “Like Gary Glitter in a sweet shop, you too can have your pick of kiddy treats in London’s theatre world. “If you don’t know what to do with your lovely sprogs, get them off the X-Box and into the theatre. These shows will definitely be their cup of Ribena …” It showed two young boys’ faces with the title “Doing it for the kids“.

Pffft! Can you imagine the board meeting when they came up with that one?!

New albums of HEAVYness on the way!

With the ominous date of 06/06/06 fast approaching some of thrash metal’s finest are heading into the studio! The once mighty, (hopefully to be again! please! please!), ENTOMBED are currently recording “Serpent Saints” to be released on that day. The greatest thrash band of all time SLAYER have also started recording! Dave Lombardo returns for his first recording with the rest of the guys since 1990’s Seasons on the Bus 😉 – and uber producer Rick Rubin is at the helm. Release is expected some time in the Autumn i can’t wait!!! In the meantime the boys will be heading their own festival on a tour of the States, kicking off on… 06/06/06! Last but by no means least is my top band of the moment STRAPPING YOUNG LAD! Yes, the Lad are already working on their follow up to last years ALIEN album! Big Gene says they’ve pretty much got 4 songs under their belt already and they are looking to launch it in July… to be followed by what he describes as a “crazy” touring schedule… please play near here! please play near here!

***Turns off NIN and cranks up the LAD… “ZEEEEeeeeeeennnnnnn!!!!!”***

Google Mars

This is a variation on the Google Earth or Google Maps websites, but this one is dedicated to our nearest Celestial neighbour, Mars. The main part of the site is a huge map of the red planet shown in visible light, Infra-Red and a highly colourful elevation map, (see the pic). As you would expect from a Google project it is crammed full of links to relevant information, from the names of the various mountains and craters, to the names and locations of all the space craft ever to land there. Hugely detailed, thoroughly informative and beautiful to look at, what more could you ask for?!

Strapping Young Lad Videos

Stumbled across the video for the Strapping Young Lad song S.Y.L. earlier, which came as a surprise as I never knew it existed! Check it out here! There’s a load of other stuff by them linkable off that page aswell, including the new Vid for Zen. (They are a bit a grainy and take ages to download, but you probably aren’t going to find them anywhere else!)
Attached the video below, but you may need to pause it to allow it to buffer a little, else it will jump