Fawlty Towers Gets a Four-Star Facelift


From The Guardian:

Check into the Hotel Gleneagles in Torbay these days and you will no longer be confronted with out-of-date kippers or senile Majors. For despite inspiring cult TV comedy series Fawlty Towers, the property has undergone a £1m refurbishment and plans to relaunch as a four-star boutique hotel.

Under new ownership since February, the hotel’s luxury facelift has ushered in a new ground-floor swimming pool and al fresco dining area, a luxurious lounge and a conservatory. Ceilings have been raised and Italian chandeliers installed, while over 40 skip-loads of rubbish have been removed.

What’s a skip-load?
(via Kottke)

The Top 10 Unintentionally Worst Company URLs

I may have posted this before but it’s funny enough to post again.

1. A site called ‘Who Represents‘ where you can find the name of the agent that represents a celebrity. Their domain name… wait for it… is

2. Experts Exchange, a knowledge base where programmers can exchange advice and views at

3. Looking for a pen? Look no further than Pen Island at