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Flash does the hard work, so you don't have to | 04 Feb 2003 | week 306
Claire shows off her coloured socks!
Come to WaltzerLounge on Saturday night for a bangtastic party. The party celebrates THREE YEARS of this website, and it's also to launch the new-look, new direction buzz. For the artistic among you, framed photographs and graphics will be on display throughout the night, all for sale! For the computer game fans, the Golden Axe arcade machine will be on, and the Xbox will be running three-player Halo. And anyone who finds themselves there who has never seen the site, there will be a couple of computers running a local copy! [Geek alert!] There'll be food and drink apleanty, lots of fun and games, and rapid tunes. It should be a good night. So if you're free on Saturday 8th, come along. Mail me for the address, or ask Brian or Molly if you're in the 'Skeagh.
We brought the Xbox into the office the other day. We were about to hook it up to this little 14" telly for a split-screen Halo deathmatch. Then we noticed that the company projector could handle the connections from the Xbox, and we plugged it in for a game projected onto the wall. Unfortunately we were interrupted by some big-wigs who wanted to have a meeting, and Mick had to run down the shops to get air-freshener to rid the room of the smell of our fish and chip dinners!
On Tuesday next I'm off to see one of my favourite 80's bands, Def Leppard. The gig should be a good one, as it's in the relatively small Ambassador Theatre. I'm going to it with my sis, Elaine, who's a big 80's head, her boyfriend Derek, who is even more so, and my cousin Shane, who introduced me to 80's rock music with his collection of Bon Jovi vinyl, Whitesnake tapes and big drum kit.
A remarkable discovery was unearthed on Thursday when Brian found a photograph of Marie, Mairead and Triona in a collection of stock photographs. An email thread was spawned by the discovery, which ended with Richie exclaiming "Some day when all three are reunited we should recreate this epic photo."
Further investigation revealed that the photograph was taken back in 1998, when the girls were in processing lab looking at their photographs from a recent party. A photographer came in to have some film developed, saw the girls and took the picture. The girls thought he was "a bit of a weirdo, taking our picture like that," but they never thought about it since.
We managed to get the photographer on the phone late Friday night. "Yeah I saw these pretty girls looking at their snaps. Man, I just whipped out my SLR and shot off about three or four frames." The photographer, who wished to remain nameless, also earned a tidy sum for the image, but refused to comment on how much. "Oh yeah, I got paid alright. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink."
The girls are speaking with their solicitors at the moment as they didn't sign a model release form, the standard legal permission slip to use their image for non-news items. Their solicitor wouldn't comment, but Waltzer.net solicitors admitted "They might have a case." The investigation continues.
Tony: (to Hugh who was going to Wexford for the weekend) “If you knock a Wexford bird, I'll give you twenty spuds on the spot.”
Michelle Pfeiffer still a Pfox
Scanger lingo book launched
Waltzer is a graphic designer who lives and works in Dublin. He likes interesting photos, funky web sites, fun people, minimalist design and retro toys.