Tuesday, 25 November 2008

The Simple Site Company

Life's short and it should never stand still, so the next plan for the Lifesshort team is to offer its services to the world on web building.

All types of site are available from our new sister outfit, The Simple Site Company, from complex commercial selling sites to simple 3-page information sites for schools, playgroups, mothers mornings, 5-a-side leagues...and the most important thing is it won't cost you mad money.

Or you may have a Facebook, Bebo or Myspace page and want to attach more information in a new and innovative way. Instead of working within the confines of the networking functionality, let us put your own personal site together with pics, videos, games, youtubes...now that'd look original amongst your friends - "Yeah I've got a Facebook but I just direct people to my own site !"

Contact us now david@lifesshort.co.uk to discuss what you want and we'll give you a FREE quote for your new personalised website. Simple sites at simple prices.

Lifesshort - do it now !

David x


Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Big Bang Theory Happens Tomorrow. Life Might Be Shorter !

Large Hadron Collider: Particle accelerator to recreate birth of universe

On Wednesday, physicists turn on the multibillion-pound machine that will recreate the birth of the universe in a 27 km cylinder in Geneva. The Big Bang comes to town. Will we all disappear along with the universe ? Or will the secrets of our existence be unravelled ?

Einstein famously said that "the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible". The universe isn't anarchic: it's full of patterns and structures.

The Large Hadron Collider is the world's most powerful particle accelerator.

For fire, brimstone, parallel universes and the fabric of life, check out the full article at


Lifesshort considers all such projects and information. Yes, get out there every day and enjoy it, but where we've come from and where we're going also has to be part of the picture.

Our common concept of God is, I believe, tied up in Einsteins statement. Things that show pattern seem to have been created. DNA, atomic and sub-atomic structure - is this all just random coincidence ? Or evidence of a natural superpower staring us in the face ?

Lifesshort will be watching the LHC with interest - that is if we don't disappear down a man-made black hole of antimatter on Wednesday 10th September 2008.

Science, real, but profound too.

David x


Monday, 8 September 2008

So It's Raining...Lifesshort

So it's raining again, like it has for most of the summer...again.

There's something very British about moaning about the weather. I know, I know, it's because it's so very rubbish against our aspirations.
In the winter we want crystal cold azzure blue days of snow, after days of wild blizzards which force us to have equally wild parties, dancing to bumping music around the multi fuel burner, drinking vodka and acid punch...don't we ?

What do we get ? Occasional wet slush alternating months of low cloud and drizzle.

In the summer we want 3 months of blue skies and puffy white clouds, the sort we remember of school holidays in the 60's and 70's. Wasn't it always like that ? Days of endless playing football, cricket, dam-building. It started at 9 after weetabix and finished at dusk when your tea was ready. The weather wasn't a consideration cuz it was always sunny. Yeah, that's what we aspire to now. It doesn't have to be 80 degrees, but the odd outdoor party, music to vex the neighbours after dark, Sol with lime, badminton or croquet on the lawn, a barbecue with langoustine...they wouldn't go amiss occasionally.

What do we get ? Months of heavy rain and floods worse than winter
That's why it's so very British to moan about the weather.

But we can like it, or lump it. Focussing and blarting about it won't change anything. Last week I spent a day waiting to do something 'when the rain stopped'. I waited til 5 - it was still rodding down. So I thought, LIFE'S SHORT, don't let it stop you.
I got on my mountain bike and cycled along roads, tracks, towpaths for 3 hours. And guess what ? As soon as I started, the torrents abaited, the sun peeped out and a sense of well-being blanketed the little corner of Britain I was slithering around. Mud, splashes, crashes, nettles, bruises...but no rain and a bucket load of solitary fun.
In the words of Norman Tebbitt - 'Get on your bike, Life's Short !' (He did say that didn't he ?) And if that's not your boat-floater, then ignore the weather and do your boat-flotation anyway. Then when you look back on the summers of '07, '08 and maybe '09, it won't be the rain you'll remember it'll be a whole load of floating boatness. Perhaps that why the 60's and 70's summer holidays always seemed sunny - we were so busy enjoying stuff, we didn't notice THE WEATHER !

David x

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Lifesshort, we like...

...the Urban Graphics site http://www.urbangraphicshop.co.uk/Products/Calendars/09miniCAL02.html which has some cool urban stuff like ... ...and also The Art Of Chase site which showcases one of the worlds top street artists, Chase http://www.theartofchase.com/ with images subtexted with 'REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE', 'WE ARE ALL ONE', and 'THE HARDEST THING TO DO IS GIVE LOVE IN RESPONSE TO HATE'

Lifesshort says, check em out ;)

David x


Saturday, 19 April 2008

Life's Short - Get A Divorce Campaign

An all-female law firm is turning heads in Chicago with a new billboard and a blunt message:

"Life's Short. Get a Divorce.''

The billboard, sponsored by Fetman, Garland & Associates, Ltd., a firm that specializes in divorce cases, features the six-pack abs of a headless male torso and tanned female cleavage heaving forth from a black lace bra.

The ad is the brainchild of Corri Fetman, who told ABC News' Law & Justice Unit, "Law firm advertising is boring…everything's always the same. It's lawyers in libraries with a suit on and the law books behind them. They don't say anything. What, I should hire you because you have a law degree? C'mon. So we wanted to try something different."

Reaction from those who work in and around Chicago's divorce courts has been less than enthusiastic.

"It's grotesque,'' said John Ducanto, past president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. "It's totally undignified and offensive."

"It trivializes divorce and I think it's absolutely disgusting," Rick Tivers, a clinical social worker at the Center for Divorce Recovery in Chicago, told ABC News. "Divorce is traumatic enough without this kind of [advertising]. We try and help people go through the divorce process with as much integrity as possible. A lot of my work is helping people grieve the loss of a divorce, and their own sense of betrayal. This makes divorce seem like it's not a big deal, and it's a huge deal for many people.''

Ducanto called on the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Committee of Supreme Court of Illinois to sanction Fetman. "I don't think they'll just let this pass,'' said Ducanto, who seemed genuinely hurt by the ad. "I have been in practice for 52 years, and I've worked my ass off to change the image of this particular area of the legal practice, and to see some punk try and pervert the whole image in the interest of lucre. … Sure, she's got a lot of attention, but it's like a guy who spits on a table — you got the attention, sure, but what kind of attention is it? This has to be the Academy Award of bad taste''.

But Fetman defends the billboard, almost gleefully. Recycling popular catch phrases seems to come naturally to her. "Lawyers don't cause divorces. People cause divorces,'' she said. "If you think somebody's going to look at a billboard and go out and get a divorce as a result, you're insulting the intelligence of people. If that's the case, our next billboard is going to read, 'Gimme Your Money.' "

As far as Fetman is concerned, it's a lighthearted splash of color in an otherwise dreary area of legal advertisement. "It promotes happiness,'' she said. "It promotes happiness and personal integrity."

And happiness may be something that Fetman, a divorcee, is seeking herself. "By the way, the male body on the billboard? That's my personal trainer, Chuck Sanow," Fetman told ABC News, her girlish voice rising just so. "He's a Chicago firefighter and he owns a gym."

Lifesshort says "Big up to Fetman...Booooooooo to Ducanti". Like Fetman, we're not advocating divorce as the route to happiness, but if that's what yer need then, get on it ! And po-faced moaners are not invited to the Lifesshort party so Ducanti is blacklisted.

Whatever you do someone will say "You shouldn't do that, it's naughty", like you're in the infants school and the teacher says you can't lick your tongue out at people - will it hurt anyone ?

Ha ha - Fetman, we salute you ;)


Friday, 11 April 2008


Foam Parties

What is a FOAM PARTY?

A foam party is the best invention since the nightclub!

Although the idea of dancing away and having thousands of litres of foam sprayed all over you until you are covered to neck height may sound a little strange, messy or bizarre - the reality is that it is the greatest and most enjoyable enhancement to a disco.

You might think foam is made from water and soap (am I going to get all cold and wet and sticky?). Not so!! Although your clothes will get damp, you will not feel cold or wet when you are in the foam (in fact it actually keeps you warm!).

Normally at a Foam Party the foam will not start until the party is a few hours old, to let everyone get into the party mood. Then the foam machine or cannons are turned on covering everyone with foam and filling the dance area (about 5 foot deep). Foam cannons usually spray a thick jet of foam up to 8m into the dance area, moving side to side until everyone is covered. A foam machine pours masses of foam down directly onto the dance floor (it may move along slowly).

When the foam level drops, more foam will be added covering everyone up again. This may happen several times on a night, depending on how quickly the foam dissipates. Towards the end of the party the foam level will drop to about 1 foot (some patrons may be seen rolling around on the floor!).

The foam consistency will vary from party to party. Sometimes it will be light and fluffy, other times thicker. The thicker foams tend to cling more and last longer. There are different types (and qualities) of foam liquid available (used by the machines to generate the foam).
The most important thing about foam parties is that everyone who goes to one has loads of fun and enjoys the experience, however crazy it sounds! If you haven't been to a foam party at least once, you haven't lived! Highly recommended! :)

What to wear

It is best if you DON'T wear your very best clothes. They won't be ruined, but may suffer some water marking (not recommended on leather!).

If it is warm or hot, girls tend to wear a bikini either with or without shorts. Others will take their top off and wear their bra with shorts or skirt. Most guys will wear just a pair of shorts.
Once soaked with foam most clothing will cling to your skin, and some materials will become see through. Choose your clothing accordingly!

Check me out here having the time of me life :)

Posted by Discobicky, Female, Lifesshort Member


Tuesday, 26 February 2008



Time for the first Lifesshort Competition of 2008 (Jan and Feb were for recovery from the decadence of '07)

In a celebrity-driven world, which celebrity do you think should be wearing the Lifesshort T Shirts as a mark of the way they live ? Say who, and why.

For the winner, we'll send you a T shirt of your choice and also one to the celebrity you chose.

Good Luck, Lifesshorters x

Go to this link and enter your answer as a reply...

Monday, 14 January 2008

Lifesshort man emigrates to New Zealand at 102

The UK's oldest emigrant has set sail for his new life in New Zealand - at the age of 102. Eric King-Turner has left Hampshire to emigrate to the country with his wife of 12 years, Doris.
The couple waved goodbye to the UK as they embarked on a sea journey from Southampton to their new home.
Mr King Turner says he "lives from day to day".

He said he felt it might be "rather fun to move to New Zealand", adding that his wife, who is from the country, was getting homesick. The couple, who shared the same surname prior to their marriage, met when the New Zealand King-Turner family visited the UK to research their origins.

Mr King-Turner, who served on HMS Invincible during World War I, admitted he had not seen everything in the UK that he would have liked, but had seen much of Europe. Mr King-Turner said the move had been planned months ahead, although he added: "I have to live from day to day. "I can't seriously look past tomorrow morning because at my age people go to bed at night and they don't wake up in the morning. I'm resigned to that. But Lifesshort and there isn't a moment to waste. I don't feel I've wasted any in my 102 years !"

Lifesshort wishes Mr King-Turner continued fun times. He really knows our manifesto.