Month: December 2005

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What ruined my Christmas Eve? I'll tell you want ruined my Christmas Eve! The thought that the Discovery Channel was about science, discovery and information. It isn't. On Christmas Eve they broadcast a "documentary", A Haunting in Connecticut, which was basically a feature length advertisement for (a) a couple of maverick American demonologists and (b) that ol' org the Catholic Church, in whose bosom you can find refuge against Evil, allegedly. The "haunting" in question involved a troubled family living in a former funeral parlour. Of Course. Spooky! Dead bodies! The apparitions appeared at night when family members were in their beds. Ooooh, maybe the damn things were dreams - is that too sceptical of me? Hmm, there was no one in the documentary to blaspheme against the spirit world, so I might as well! The "demonologists" who ghostbusted the joint were the married couple the Warrens, paranormal investigators and...

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<Well, folks. 2005 is nearly over. And it's been a great year for Blather.net. We've a whole host of new writers, bloggers and content on our site. Oh, and the traffic is gone through the roof... At the start of 2005, Blather.net was bringing in a steady stream of traffic - as it always has. But now, as we stare at the business end of December, our statcounter figures tell us that traffic has exploded - more than a threefold increase from the figures 12 months ago. So, how do we account for this? Well, it's been a busy year and we've expanded the site hugely. In addition to adding new blogs such as North and the Snackbox Diaries, we've also developed Zeitgeist into an exciting Fortean news source. So much so that Google now list it as a News Service. Speaking of Google, we've also added a new and...

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Do you spend your days twittering like an inane idiot in online chat clients? Are you having a long-distance relationship with a woman who claims she loves you madly but who you secretly suspect is shagging her way across the European Union? Want a change to your usual online heavy breathing antics? Wanna see your missus mash her big soapy tits into a webcam and jiggle like a bellydancer at 12 frames a second? Then we've got the thing for you: Blatherskyte Industries release BeanFlickr 2.0 (play annoying jingle) : quality webcam smut for the wanking masses. Revolutionizing communications technology, BeanFlickr2.0 (play annoying jingle) will deliver the new-media and communications revolution that the sci-fi movies of the 80’s promised us: high-resolution cybernookie. Or, "e-porking", as insufferably smug industry insiders and impossibly cool, self-hyping blogs call it. Blather.net dispatched its' chief of Incomprehensible New Media Techbabble, Obi-Wan YackHammer, to talk to...