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).
She currently divides her time between watching Pacific Rim and sleeping.
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.
Glenn Campbell (M.A., B.A.F.A., N.H.Dip. P ) was born in Rhodesia and schooled in the small town of Pietermaritzburg in South Africa. He obtained his masters degree there in Psych/English and later, in Durban, a degree in Fine are and a diploma in Photography. To the casual observer he is a self-employed graphic artist (a career bereft of formal tuition) and resides in Cape Town with a permanently cheerful outlook made possible by a small-town upbringing and total denial.
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.