|I'll start on your back...|
Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Thursday, 16 June 2011
|bbc.co.uk, June 2001.|
On 16 June 2001, the interwebs changed forever. Back in those dark days of 56k dial-up modems and wires trailing across the living room, when YouTube was still four years away and the BBC site looked like this, we founded our first site and the internet entered the ZD Age.
In the intervening ten years, we've moved around a bit - geocities.com/zdlaxdsmip, /zdsystem, zduk.tk and now zduk.co.uk - but our loyal audience (all twelve of you - yes, even you at the back!) have followed us every step of the way. You have helped make us into the global powerhouse we are today: ZD is now the 7th biggest Middle Reality site in the world.
|How we used to look.|
To celebrate our anniversary, we've trawled that young-whippersnapper-of-a-website YouTube and brought you three classic videos from the Archives. Enjoy...
Ronaldo v Corsa - A Cristiano Ronaldo lookalike racing a car in his CK boxer shorts: what more do you want?
Yeoh Technology - ZD's greatest achievement? This critically acclaimed reworking of Ayo Technology tells the tale of a doomed love story and a hungry Singaporean's quest for food.
The Hirst Rat - no fancy cinematography on this one; it's just cousin Dingly trying to retrieve his flip-flop ("gaming thong") from a river and failing terribly.
Sunday, 22 May 2011
Victor Hugo died 126 years ago today. Esteemed in his native France for his poetry, he is better known to the rest of the world as the author of Les Miserables and Notre-Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame). Less well known is the fact that, shortly before his death, he began work on a sequel to Les Miserables which lay forgotten until the unfinished manuscript was discovered in a Whitwellshire attic in February 2006.*
ZD can today exclusively reveal a preview of the forthcoming musical adaptation of this work, Les Miserables II: the Revenge of Valjean, which includes an excerpt from one of the principal songs, "I Can See Valjean Through the Window", and a tantalising glimpse of the pivotal battle between Valjean and his nemesis, Javert.
* Les Mis II is not to be confused with the non-canon sequel Cosette, Or The Time of Illusions.
© ZD 2006.