Computers are good and fun and the internet is a gift. Do you remember a few years ago when some vicar or bishop came out and said the internet was like God? Thatâ€™s not the exact quote, and a quick Google (does anyone ever say â€˜a quick Bingâ€™) has been unable to locate it. I say quick, it was literally 12 seconds of sort of looking, and now I think on it I may have imagined it, but, letâ€™s assume I didnâ€™t. So he said it. And he was wrong. God could not come up with some of the stuff I have found for you this month. Hang on, have I just done a John Lennon? Look, this intro hasnâ€™t really worked. Shall we just crack on with it?
Imagine a badly animated genie, floating on your screen and able to guess whoever you are thinking of. And when I say whoever, I probably mean whomever (I still donâ€™t understand that rule) and I definitely mean someone who is famous. Not just your gran. Come on guys, technology is good, but it isnâ€™t that good. Yet. The day will come, but like silver suits, jetpacks and hoverboards, we just have to wait a little bit longer. Anyway, such a genie DOES exist and itâ€™s pretty amazing. By asking a few questions, The Akinator managed to work out that I was thinking of Peter Tork of The Monkees. Sure, it guessed David Cassidy first, but give it a break. Even more amazingly, it guessed ME as well! Sweet.
Alex Chiu reckons he has invented an immortality device (wear the device for 1 day and â€˜equals to 30 days of healing without the devices. It heals your body faster than you can age. That’s why you stop aging.â€™ Yeah, of course it does mate) You can also buy a Gorgeouspil which, I think, makes you gorgeous. Now, Iâ€™ve been looking at this badly designed website for a while now and I canâ€™t work out if this bloke is serious or not. You have a look, and if you do buy his immortality device, let me know if it works
Erâ€¦who is Toby? And who are her daughters? And who is Howard Cohen? None of these questions will be answered at Howard Cohens website.
Only the other day I was wondering where on earth I could find the 8 Most Bizarre Religious Rites as well as the Worldâ€™s Smallest Waistlines. In the past, I would have to search for those things separately, but no more. Odee is a collection of, well, just odd things and it is wonderful. You can spend literally minutes falling down the rabbit hole on this site. A joy and one of those internet websites that will have you forwarding on links to your friends via electronic mail (email). My favourite page on there is 9 People Who Were Found Dead Years After Their Death.
Gary Carpenter recommended this next page by popping along to my FB page (www.facebook.com/iainleeofficial seeing as you asked) with just the most exciting description. He wrote â€˜Ambient music played over muffled answer machine messagesâ€™ â€“ that one short line was enough to get me hooked. Listen Machine shouldnâ€™t work, but man alive, it does and it is a joy. Hypnotic, beautiful, surreal and downright weird â€“ everything a good website should be. Thanks Gary.
Leon Rolyat is a â€˜singerâ€™ and indeed a â€˜songwriterâ€™ who has been harassing me for ages. He once appeared on a radio show I was presenting in London. He came down from Birmingham. When I casually asked him how he made the journey, I was surprised when he replied he had â€˜got a cabâ€™. That cab cost him around Â£300. Determination to promote his god given talent? Or a complete lack of self awareness and of his own limitations? Well, have a listen to his song â€˜Ooh A Partyâ€™ and you decide. I know the answer but I wouldnâ€™t want to prejudice you.
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Thatâ€™s it for now. Do please keep sending me your websites. I donâ€™t have a proper job so I need something to keep me off the streets. Pop along to www.facebook.com/iainleeofficial
You can read Iain Leeâ€™s very own take on the internet here on the 123-reg blog every third Friday of the month.
A familiar face on television since he got his first break landing the job hosting Channel 4â€™s thrice weekly topical comedy show the 11 Oâ€™Clock Show at the age of 25, Iain is also an award winning radio presenter, top podcast creator and a genuinely funny guy with an eye for the bizarre.