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And Princess Di's got her hair in a bun . . .

I've been vaguely thinking about running a DiWatch here, noting whenever a certain late princess is on the front page of the Daily Abscess - just for your information, that would be twice this week, and this week isn't all that unusual in that respect.

I'd love to believe that the front page on Wikipedia is faked, but I have a horrible feeling that it's unintentional self-parody.

In other news, there was a comment somewhere a couple of weeks ago about people wrapping stuff (Youtube vidoes, in particular)in LJ-Toys frames. I'd never seen this done before, but it's obviously given people ideas, as there's been a sudden rash of it. Of course, I'm blocking LJ-Toys, so the result from me is that some of you are suddenly putting up lots of blank or nonsensical entries - well, more so than usual, to be more accurate. Funny old world.
  • Current Location: the boxroom
  • Current Music: The Tams - There ain't nothing like shaggin' (when you're shagging with the one you love)
According to Mailwatch, The Express had Diana on the front page on the 6th, 8th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 18th, 19th, and 21st of this month.

And I guess I've got too much time on my hands.
When Princess Di died I foolishly thought that would be the end of the constant TV/radio/newspaper coverage of someone I was not even slightly interested in despite all her good work. How young and naive I was. I don't think the coverage has dropped whatsoever.
I've just noticed that the anniversary coincides with an interesting music festival. Could be a good way of getting away from the inevitable press coverage.
As a slight aside that I've not yet got around to posting, I found out yesterday that one of my favourite guilty filmic pleasures, the marvellously hokey F/X: Murder by Illusion featuring one Bryan Brown, was executive produced by none other than Dodi Fayed...
Pass the mental floss, will you?

(Are you sure "thanks" is the right word?)
This wrapping things is annoying me to all hell. rasilon_x wrote about it and since then I have yoinked vids from my journals too - as it doesn't matter if the user does not type in the frame, LJ automatically adds it (something we didn't realise initially as we were to used to LJ toys being a user added feature).

Anyway we block it too :)
What I think it is is that LJ have just registered lj-toys.com just to do this with. It's not the same as ljtoys.org.uk.
Apparently embedding stuff like YouTube videos in page works better if the page includes a frame for it, so they've registered a domain to do this from . . . unfortunately the name they chose, lj-toys, is close to the name of a site that uses mood icons to track who's reading people's posts - a site I have blocked. It turns out the two are separate, though.