Last Monday, I had mentioned that I was “gonna do a weekly update thing from now on”. And that has now manifested itself into This was the Week that Was, TW3 for short. It’s basically a round-up of blog posts that I found interesting, some new blogs that I’ve started reading, and a bit of an update on what’s gone on here. There’ll also be a mention of news from time to time. I hope y’all enjoy it 🙂
Some blog posts that I really liked –
- Duncan’s TV Ad Land featured some great ads that have been blocked from reairing on British TV because back in the 50s, eggs and toast was seen to be a balanced breakfast. Now you have to have juice.
- Andrew G (formerly of Channel [V] and currently of Australian Idol) discussed a great insight that he got from emceeing an event featuring the Dalai Lama in Sydney
- One of my favorite blogs is The Food Pornographer, where tfp, as she is known, photographs many of the meals she has. This week, a couple of the posts caught my eye –
- Tuesday night dinner with friends – featuring a picture of a version of an Aussie burger, using chicken instead of the regular hamburger. It looks really delicious!
- Monday work food – guilty! – Obviously we *do* have KFC here, but it’s always interesting to see how other countries serve the same kinds of food in the same restaurant. Of note are three things – 1) the soda in a can – here, it’s served in a cup like any other fast food restaurant, and the last time I’ve seen a can with a narrow opening was maybe 10 years ago; 2) No coleslaw – if it were me, I’d have that instead of the chips (fries). 😉 3) The bun. I had a look on the Aussie KFC website, and they don’t have the biscuits. Seriously, y’all are missing out on some goodness there.
- Sky High Cork City from inphotos.org, with a great picture of Cork City in Ireland from the top of a parking ramp/garage/structure/deck.
- Google held a Press Day in Paris this week, and released a bunch of facts and figures about their operations, highlighted at unofficial Google blog Google Operating System. The most interesting stat is that 20-25% of queries are brand new ones.
- Anaglyph mentioned a story about the Royal Australian Navy preventing a boarding of one of their ships by Iranian forces. How, you might ask did they do this? Simple – by using some colourful language 😉
Some of the new blogs I’ve started reading recently –
- Memoirs of a Gouda, who I mentioned the other day for being willing to embrace swearing.
- Alyndabear. She just bought herself a new domain, something that I am seriously considering doing at some time in the near future. She also received a bum blog review a couple weeks back, which is when I started reading – I have to say that their review was totally off-base.
- A Byootaful Life; I know it was mentioned in Snos’ round up, but the post that got me was the one about the Digg Cake; specifically the words “boob cake”. 😉 Yeah, I’m a perv :p
- A Taste of Home. It was linked off of byootaful life, and is another foodie blog. You can’t get enough of those 🙂
New blogs in the US Blogs Community:
- Everybody Loves Tana!
- Jericho Monster
- Nate Balcom..that is..NateBal.com….Come On In..The Web Is Fine..
- One Step Forward
I’ll be honest, while I’d love to invite every single blog in the US personally, there are only so many hours in the day, and so many blogs that I can comment on before I go a bit, well, silly. My goal, as I said last Monday, is to double the number of blogs by the end of the month. Right now, we’re at 46, so that means there’s quite a way to go. If you know of some blogs that are in the US, feel free to invite them to the community, and if you’re a blogger and haven’t signed up yet, why not? It’s free, easy, and you’ll get yourself on the US Blogs Blogroll.
Speaking of the blogroll, I’ve found a way to make it scroll without losing the value of the links. I’m sure you can probably hide links using that method as well.