20-07-2002 13:52 #



The competition's final spin cycle has ended and it's time to hang it out to dry.

Commiserations to the 200 losing entrants. Look on the bright side, at least it didn't involve a minor celebrity turning up on your doorstep to harass you about whiter whites.

18-07-2002 23:31 #

My colleague Mark's application form for Big Brother.

I'm sure you'll agree it's a tragedy that he didn't make it into the house.

16-07-2002 22:41 #


Earth-shattering news
Was this an omen?


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15-07-2002 20:57 #

I was so bored waiting for laundry that this seemed really intriguing


14-07-2002 22:58 #

* Debby and basket not includedLaundry update:
under a week to go, you're all wrong so far, prizes are ready & waiting and previous entrants get a free extra guess.

Never let it be said I fail to flog even the most trivial of ideas to death.

12-07-2002 22:44 #

"Don't do that with your underpants, it makes you look like Jesus"


11-07-2002 19:40 #

Workplace Trivia

My colleague Rob has been trying to give away some spare Hoover bags for weeks. So if you own an Alpina, Aria, Supersprint, New Sensotronic or Vogue and want 5 bags (Asda brand, £3.29) then let me know and I'll put you in touch. I'm sure he'll be especially delighted if you offer a suitably daft item of similar value in exchange.

If anyone's seen Dave's pen can you please return it. They've been through a lot together and I'm worried after seeing this. Suggesting looking in his beard isn't helpful or funny.

Today's timewaster: the origins of the mysterious fhqwhgads?

10-07-2002 22:56 #


07-07-2002 15:58 #

An update to the Amazing Laundrette Sign Competition featuring shocking news and some of the weirder guesses received so far.

07-07-2002 13:59 #

Romeo and Juliet at Kenilworth Castle last night was pretty good despite rain, gales, a crying baby and passenger jets continually flying overhead.

JULIET: It was the nightingale, and not the lark, That pierced the fearful hollow of thine ear. Nightly she sings on yond pomegranate tree. Believe me, love, it was the nightingale.
ROMEO: Actually, I think you'll find it was an Airbus A319 from Birmingham Airport.

Sounds from sheep and fireworks during the climactic scenes also gave it a surreal edge.

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