Digital Digest: 09/05/2011
The Best Of The Web
Monday 09 May 2011
Cadbury's takes its clothes off
First there was a gorilla playing drums to a Phil Collins tune, then two pneumatically-eye-browed children dancing...
Cadbury's lastest post-modern wheeze to sell its chocolate features an enlivened shirt, suit and blouse dancing around a charity shop to the strains of Jermaine Stewart's Eighties hit, "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off".
The long jaws of the law
Seeing a police car in your rear-view mirror is never the happiest experience, but few of us would go as far as this alligator did in Florida. On meeting the police car, the 'gator decided to clamp his ample nashers around the vehicle's front bumper. The officers had to reverse down the road to try and declamp the animal before a trapper was called.
Zuckerberg's social rooms
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has bought a new home. Not just any old home, judging from these photos retrieved by Gawker from the website of a Palo Alto estate agent (rather than MZ's Facebook wall). The bathrooms come with heated floors and the garden has its own entertainment pavilion, spa and pool.
Hoe soon is now?
Gardening: a pursuit of the retired, the outdoorsy, the practical. But the techy? Modern gardening isn't all shears and rose-clippers. This New York Times piece points to a range of recent innovations that have given the hobby a 21st century makeover with robotic mowers and smart plant pots.
One of the most acclaimed film to be shown at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, Martha Marcy May Marlene stars Elizabeth Olsen as a disturbed young woman who has just escaped from a cult. When she moves in with her sister, it becomes clear that she is haunted by her past.
Any blog entitled Animals With Stuffed Animals is destined to be a viral hit. Naturally, this is a blog featuring nothing but reader-submitted pictures of cute animals cuddling their cute stuffed toys; from a raccoon with its teddy bear to a labrador puppy with a mini Babar the Elephant. Very cute.
Popcorn in a wok
Forget posh crisps. These days it's all about gourmet popcorn. Why not try making some yourself at home? Thanks to this handy video from the foodies at Chow.com, you can learn how to turn your wok from a stir-fry staple into a popcorn-popper. You'll save yourself a fortune at the cinema, too.
Olympic diver has made his modelling debut for Adidas
Life & Style blogs
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
- 1 Daniele Watts: Django Unchained star's white boyfriend Brian Lucas confirms LAPD internally investigating 'racist' detainment
- 2 Isis release 'Flames of War' video warning Obama of attacks troops could face in Iraq
- 3 Pakistani passenger power forces two politicians off plane
- 4 Say yes to 'no-poo': It's been three years since I stopped washing my hair
- 5 John Travolta addresses former pilot's gay romance allegations publicly for the first time: 'That was the lowest I'd ever felt'
iJobs Gadgets & Tech
£55000 - £60000 Per Annum + benefits: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: IT Proj...
£30000 - £35000 per annum: Ashdown Group: SharePoint Administrator - Bishop's ...
£45000 - £50000 Per Annum: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: Our client, a glob...
£20000 - £25000 Per Annum Plus excellent benefits: Clearwater People Solutions...