We've recently had a couple of requests for links that each promise, in their own special way, some kind of financial kick-back. Numasters.com
appears to be some kind of new art clearing house, a sort of Britart.com
without the ground-breaking
ad campaign. Some of the work isn't bad: Glenn Badham's Cathedrals of our Time
is a nice picture of motorways (which he then spoils by attempting the real thing
), while Chris Wright
owes a big fat debt to Edward Hopper
. And if we'd signed up and you made a purchase, then we'd get 5%
. But we haven't.
Even more obscure was an invitation to join Easycottages.com
, an on-line directory of holiday homes. Again, we'd rather not - but who could resist a site that offers location searches based on your favourite TV show?
. And with ageing Blue Peter presenter John Noakes
greeting you on the homepage, it is truly a mystery as to how things
was picked out of the big digital tombola for this particular honour.