18 April 2006

confession session

A friend of mine admitted on his blog that he had spent 3 hours over the Easter weekend making a spreadsheet collating the information of all the book reviews in the nationals. It brought to mind a sordid little nugget of information I feel brave enough to confess now. I responded thus to his blog:

I'm delighted to hear about your entirely geeky 3 hours spent making a
spreadsheet on book reviews! It gives me the confidence to admit that I once
made a power point presentation on Ruskin just for the fun of collecting the
information and creating a teaching aid. I only ever told two other people. One
smiled nicely and the other laughed me out of town and teased me for months
after.

Has anyone else out there done anything geeky they'd like to admit to?

3 comments:

Dave said...

I once created an internet forum for people to talk about their reading habits...

Oh! The shame!

p.s. you BDOing?

soulmining said...

Here's one for you...

When Oliver Stone's film Natural Born Killers was still banned on video in the UK, I had a bootleg copy (from the laserdisc - remember those?) which also included all the deleted scenes as an extra.

I then thought it would be a clever idea to re-tape the entire film inserting all the deleted scenes back into the movie at the respective places...

Now that's sad.

kumquat said...

hee hee. good work folks.

dave, yes i'm up for BDO. sorry i've not been palimping for a while. i've just been daunted by the amount of posts you normally have to wade through just to keep up. i've been dropping in to keep my film and book lists up to date and that's about all. i will endeavour to come back with a zing and a boom.