This website was created on 19 June 2006, in tribute to QI, the show with the wit and wisdom to satiate you even when . . . Well, that was going to say "when you've gotten your head caught in a mechanical rice . . . picker," but out of sensitivity to those who actually have had their heads caught in a mechanical rice . . . picker . . .
Since that time, it has received numerous accolades from the webmaster's immediate family and various other people on these interwebs. It is very pleased to be jogging along so swimmingly, and ever amused to be the recipient of all the anglicised phrases and spellings that the webmaster hesitates to speak aloud for fear of being looked at as though she'd gone off her rocker (although no one around her would actually phrase it quite like that).
Your webmaster is a 25-year-old student from Florida who enjoys dabbling in the obscure, dreaming about the as-yet unhappened, and dancing in the dark (provided that she's moved all the furniture – and the dog – beforehand). She has a degree in Classics and is studying Nutrition at Masters level at Columbia University. Having gained acceptance to medical school about half a decade after most of her peers, she looks forward to becoming a psychiatrist and writing prescriptions in ancient Greek. She frets over biochemistry, drives a Vespa ET2, lives off of tea (Thai, iced, or chai), enthuses over grammar, is the property of the Half-Blood Prince, and marches to the beat of her own piano. She currently divides her time between watching Criminal Minds and sleeping.
Because it has taken her about five years to realize that American Sign Language is probably not a common skill set, she would lastly like to wonder aloud if anyone can guess which letters she is signing in the above picture.
Vanessa is a 25-year-old person of average height who is originally from London. She likes the half hour of Radio Four between the six o'clock news and The Archers, especially when Just A Minute or The News Quiz is on, because she generally agrees with everyone speaking.
She obsesses over correct punctuation, gets annoyed at food labels (try having a nut allergy and reading that chicken can't be guaranteed to be nut-free) and has wanted to be an actress for about four years. She is a member of the National Youth Theatre and, while on the two-week course in London, discovered simple joys like sitting under a piano while it's being played and spur-of-the-moment theatre trips.
For fun, he creates visuals for outdoor pystrance gatherings, appearing occasionally on the decks or else dnacing with fire poi and staff. On weekends you'll find him restoring old things, modifying everything else, or traipsing about the mountains with oversized bubble-making devices. Of all his numerous and diverse interests, the one most appreciated is language. "We all think in language. Therefore the quality of our language determines the quality of our thoughts."
Glenn's graphic portfolio is online at http://www.mediaalliance.co.za/idea
The following people are also worthy of commendation for their hard work and dedication to the transcribing cause.
Vicky Chivers is this editor's editor, the woman whose brilliant ability to figure out the bits that I've been hopelessly stuck on has saved me from peril more times than you know. Transcripts often need her finishing touch before getting put online.