Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Dumbed Down Life 052

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Topic Best bits of the show
Darren Millionaire - Lance Virtual Barber & Lyricosis

Song 2
Boy @ Heart - no matter what you have done or have not done

Song 3
Boy @ Heart - Don't be afraid of your shadow
Darren - Race of Champions

Song 4
Lance Larson - listen to your heartbeat

Topic - Christmas trivia

Song 5
Larry the cable guy

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Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Day 17

I can't imagine that many of you were able to get that mobile phone game to work, if you did, I hope you also found more programs on that site to fill up your memory card with.

Another classic but re-packaged, you get not one but lots (four or five?) games with today's link these you play on your web browser so should work for most viewers.

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Day 14

While it's quite possible we'll have a white Christmas this year in the UK, I don't think we'll have quite so much snow. My dog would poke her nose outside, shiver and come back in!

Today's game is a classic, if you've been on the Internet for more than 12 months you'll almost certainly know this one.

You have to download and install the game, it's only a trial version but you do get an hour of entertainment from it.

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Day 13

A little delayed today since last night was the works Christmas party and I was, a little worse for ware.

The cartoon from day 12 was reminiscent of the short cartoons that used to play on BBC2 back in the day when we only had a choice from three channels.

A nice, Christmassy YouTube clip for today.

Friday, 12 December 2008

Day 12

My apologies for not getting Day 11 up in a timely fashion. I thought I'd uploaded the page but must have made a mistake somewhere.

BigBuckBunny was produced in an "open source" environment, meaning that it was written and produced as a project with input from many different people and the final product not tied to the tight copyright laws of most films.

Day 12 we have another cartoon, a little strange and will no doubt scare the willies out of Doug!

There's also a new Dumbed Down Life recording, number 51!

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Dumbed Down Life 051

Oliver Postgate and his creations.
The Dumbed Down Life Advent Calendar
and look what my dog can do :)

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  1. SONG 1
    Sean Patrick McGraw - Southern In Yer Soul

  2. Topic
    Lance - Oliver Postgate

  3. Contagious Promo

  4. SONG 2
    Sunspot - Pretend

  5. Topic
    Darren - Advent Calendar, Hooked On Puzzles

  6. Song 3
    Buddahead - Standing Still

  7. Topic
    Doug - Look what my dog can do

  8. Song 4
    JTX - Party Like a Rockstar
The book Lance was talking about was actually called Marianne Dreams by Catherine Storr and was made into the film Paper house
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Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Day 10

Scissors, paper and making stuff. Just like Blue Peter. Thanks again to Gardenfey from LiveJournal for that practical post.

Today's post is a cartoon, click Anglais (or Fracais) to watch this classic Internet cartoon.

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Day 9

I did warn you didn't I? I was up until 5am playing that last game, a bad case of the "just one more level".

A chance to step away from the computer with this next door.

Monday, 8 December 2008

Day 8

The game from Day 7 takes a while to get into and will possibly take up many, many hours, introduce to you people all over the world, and let you take their stuff :)

Today's gem really should come with a warning...


Saturday, 6 December 2008

Day 7

I may not have been clear with what you actually got on Day 6, it was a set of related YouTube clips that play one after the other, if you only saw the first clip then you didn't get the whole experience.

For day 7 another game, though this time not a puzzle game one that could potentially entertain you while the rest of the family are watching The Muppets Christmas Carol on Dec 25th!

Day 6

I was not able to complete all the puzzles on the game from day 5, I hope you had better luck. Unlike most advent calendars that are thrown away once all the doors have been opened this one will remain available though you'll have to bookmark it as there won't be links on the main menu for "Christmas" all year round!

Giving your brain a break for Day 6.

Friday, 5 December 2008

Day 5

Today's treat has a small price to pay, you have to watch a commercial before the game starts but it's worth it.

Quite a difficult one this one an I have to admit I've not gotten very far yet.

Thanks again to Ken from Derby (dad :) )

Dumbed Down Life 50

We reach our 50th broadcast which we were never sure would happen when we first started doing this :)

Thanks to everyone for their continued support.

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  1. SONG 1
    Blake Morgan - Maybe I'm Amazed
  2. TopicDoug - fifty
  3. Dave comment
  4. TopicLeonie - How the internet can change your life
  5. Song 3Joey & Rory - Cheater Cheater
  6. Topic
    Lance - Eco life
  7. Song 4Stephen Lynch - Vanilla Ice Cream
Locks of Love Charity website
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Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Day 4

Did you finish all the levels of the game on day 3? The good thing is that I found when I returned to the game it had remembered which puzzles I'd already completed.

Today is another brain teaser, this one sent in by Gardenfey from LiveJournal.

Day 3

The treat for December 2nd was a link to a free online game, this game was one that was produced originally by a company that I worked for. Now, ten years later the game is free and still thriving.

December 3rd is another free game, this link provided by Ken from Derby, thanks Dad ;)

Dumbed Down Life 049

Christmas is getting too early?
Is Batman Dead for good?
And don't forget to visit the DDL Advent Calendar

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  1. SONG 1
    Podsafe For Peace - If Every Day Were Christmas

  2. Topic
    Too Early for Christmas?

  3. SONG 2
    The Hypertonics - Don't Marry the One You Love, Marry The One Who Loves You

  4. Topic
    Death of Batman…753966.stm

  5. Tim Storm
    and chat

  6. Song 3
    Ingrid Michaelson - Be OK

  7. Topic
    Advent Calendar

  8. Song 4
    Ashes of Draught - Woke Up Dead

Monday, 1 December 2008

Did You Get It?

Just to make sure that everything is working ok, behind the first door for the advent calendar you should have found a link to the YouTube video for "Straight No Chaser". Having got 8 million views to this specific video they signed a record contract and their album was released back in October.

If you didn't see the video, make sure you clicked the image after opening the little door.

Not all the doors will hide YouTube videos. The door for day two is an example of this.

If you have technical problems with the page please let me know. I've tested it on several different browsers but there's always something different to cause problems.

Weekly Podsafe Top 5

Hopefully I can remember to do this each Monday.

My Top 5 Podsafe Tracks Week Ending 30/11/08

1. The Mystery Body - Keep On The Path

2. The Blue Vagrants - Ragweed

3. Jasmine Commerce - Somewhere In Between

4. Ashes of Draught - Woke Up Dead

5. The Hypertonics - Don't Marry the One You Love, Marry the One Who Loves You