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Pilkington podcasts

But who's the star?But who's the star?Well, there didn't seem to be quite enough mentioned of the ever-so-wonderful Ricky Gervais podcast on the billion various bloggish sites on the World Wide Web yet, so the Poorhouse thought it was essential to join the effort to create yet another few thousand mentions. This is to celebrate what is now officially (see the forthcoming edition of the Guiness Book of Records) number 1 listened-to podcast of all time ever. To give them credit, it is pretty damn funny. It has also sponsored a new hero of our times; Karl Pilkington, whose belief system seems rather detached from what many regard as the norm.


An inevitable bad-pun headline for a friendly little Flash game courtesy of Winterrowd "Solutions" (solutions to what is unknown at this stage). Do you have a steady mouse hand and the quiet concentration needed to breach "THE MAZE" (attached)? Just four quick little levels.

After you've played your way through, go visit their blog to see how you did compared to others.

Beard artistry

Artist at workArtist at workWhat does true entrepreneurship look like? Well, here's an example.

German ex-rock-concert-promoter Marco Figgen, moved to Thailand in search of spiritual fulfilment only to "accidentally" lose all his money. Dazed, confused and possibly not (just like The Poorhouse) not au-fait with the Thai welfare system, he had the only possible logical thought in the situation. Whilst counting his blessings, he noticed her had a wholly-impracticable lengthy beard amongst his resources. The next obvious step was to invest in some paint (not oil based - turpentine doesn't help beard strength out at all) and become the world's only known beard artist. Cruelly described by the international news agencies as "hardly Van Gogh" he makes his living using his unusually lengthy facial hair to make these pictures priced at 8000 baht upwards and is currently exhibited at the JND Gallery in the Soi Day & Night in South Pattaya

Sudoku love

Valentine SudokuValentine SudokuSorry it's late, but here's a Valentines day treat courtsey of the Astraware Sudoku of the Day site. 8 beautiful Sudokus to give to a loved one, or perhaps you could solve them together in an aura of love-flled bliss. The art of romance is clearly not dead. For the more electronically enabled amongst us, Astraware's Sudoku game for PDAs is a worthy purchase.

But you can love Sudoku too much. It has been reported by the Wall Street Journal that British Airways have had to issue a memo to their 13000 cabin crew staff to instruct them that it is forbidden for them to play Sudoku (and related puzzles) during takeoff and landing.

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The musical POWAKADDY

Someone over at eBay (one favourite work skive site - if you don't mind making a financial loss each day) - clearly trying to sabotage their own sale was kind enough to include a delightful ebay-themed song as part of the advert.

It seems a "classic" Backstreet Boys has been usurped by Weird Al Yankovic to produce a song which simply by virtue of its mention of Mr William Shatner is clearly above the parapets of averageness.

Seeing as the listing will no doubt be deleted sometime soon (although I am pleased to report it was successful - everyone except one person in the world has missed out on the opportunity to buy a POWAKADDY for just £120) a Flash version is attached...all being well.

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