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Where's Durstan?

Read about 'Durstan' being left off the up-and-coming Professional CSS book cover? So, in the style of Where's Waldo, let's play 'Where's Durstan?'

Some of you may have read about 'Durstan' being left off the cover of the up-and-coming Professional CSS book.

So, in the style of Where's Waldo, let's play Where's Durstan?!

Where's Durstan?Where's Durstan?

Found him yet?



  1. #1 On March 20, 2005 07:12 PM patrick h. lauke said:

    the slightly increased sharpness of detail and subtly off light on his face makes him "pop out"...fun though :)

  2. #2 On March 20, 2005 07:29 PM gf3 said:

    0o0o0o I found him!!!

  3. #3 On March 20, 2005 08:03 PM Rob Mientjes said:

    Yup, found him. Not too hard, mister Muhlarkey; like Patrick said.

  4. #4 On March 20, 2005 08:25 PM Andrew said:

    He's probably not in that picture as he neglects the blogosphere for puppies.

  5. #5 On March 20, 2005 10:07 PM Colly said:

    Damn, that's difficult. Mine is, by comparison, a piece of cake, but not as easy as Hicks' lovely picture.

  6. #6 On March 20, 2005 11:37 PM Craig C. said:

    Can I play?

  7. #7 On March 21, 2005 08:43 AM Ian Lloyd said:

    Just out of interest, do people get the 'Durstan' reference? Are people looking for a Durstan or a Dunstan?

    Either way, I can't find him. Grrr

  8. #8 On March 21, 2005 08:45 AM Ian Lloyd said:

    Ignore last commen ... just re-read your intro. I'm the same with instructions for electrical items, you know.

  9. #9 On March 21, 2005 06:52 PM dotjay said:

    That too me waaay too long to find.

  10. #10 On March 21, 2005 06:54 PM Ethan said:

    Not to be That Guy, but I noticed some very odd referrers coming from your esteemed site; I think that the link to my site's a bit broken, and folks looking to visit Jeremy's site are left with a somewhat more sidesh0w-riffic surprise. ;)

  11. #11 On March 21, 2005 07:48 PM Malarkey said:

    @ Ethan: YOINKS! That'll teach me to update without previewing and then taking the dog for a walk!

  12. #12 On March 21, 2005 07:48 PM Chris Vincent said:

    I'm game.

  13. #13 On March 21, 2005 08:45 PM Jeremy Hubert said:

    Now that I've been educated on who Dunstan is, I suppose I'm game as well.

  14. #14 On March 21, 2005 09:04 PM Derek Featherstone said:

    I know I'm late to the party, but I only just recovered from a swift knee to the nadgers...

  15. #15 On March 21, 2005 10:04 PM Nick Finck said:

    I decided to make my photo a little more challenging.. here ya go ...oh, and he is wearing green, so he should stand out a bit... ya, right.

  16. #16 On March 21, 2005 10:50 PM Malarkey said:

    @ Jeremy Hubert: I do like a man with a big moustache! ;)
    @ Derek Featherstone: Glad to see your creativity wasn't affected.
    @ Nick Finck: Whoooooaaaa, Nick Finck!

  17. #17 On March 21, 2005 11:06 PM Malarkey said:

    (Ed says: Sorry to interupt this lil party, but Mike Davidson just sent me this by email.

    I think a week in Austin has affected his brain chemistry. Would you like some of Malarkey's happy pills, Mike?)


  18. #18 On March 21, 2005 11:12 PM Chris Vincent said:

    Holy crap! Scarier than the Aphex Twin video which was suddenly brought to mind by that image.

  19. #19 On March 22, 2005 01:33 AM Stefan Hayden said:

    he's my contribution to the weirdest design meme ever. Thanks to Derek for the start of the abstract movement.

  20. #20 On March 22, 2005 01:57 AM Jeremy Hubert said:

    "I do like a man with a big moustache!"

    I hope you're not referring to Dunstan.. he's wearing no such thing in my game piece. ;)

  21. #21 On March 22, 2005 05:15 PM Kitta said:

    Durstan at the Big Day Out.

  22. #22 On March 22, 2005 08:41 PM James Archer said:

    Apparently SXSW was not his only conference.

  23. #23 On March 22, 2005 09:36 PM Stian Gryt’yr said:

    Hehe, lots of good stuff here. I hope Du[r|n]stan is ok with this, I haven't seen any comments from him. Anyways, assuming he's getting a good laugh from all this sillyness, here's my contribution. Can you spot Durstan in the seventies?

  24. #24 On March 22, 2005 10:08 PM Keith said:

    He's with the puppies of course.

  25. #25 On March 22, 2005 11:46 PM Andy Budd said:

    How comes Kitta is the only one to get a prefix? Not denying her loveliness and all but I feel a little left out :-(

  26. #26 On March 23, 2005 05:02 AM James Archer said:

    Crap. I just realized that Jeremy Keith beat me to the triumvirate concept.

    Back to the drawing board....

  27. #27 On March 23, 2005 08:25 AM Malarkey said:

    (Ed says: For some reason, Ryan (Brian) Sims can't get this little gem past my comment spam guard dogs... so I'll post for him. Nice one Brian!)

  28. #28 On March 23, 2005 02:47 PM Kevin said:

    Where's Durstan by Kevygee

  29. #29 On March 23, 2005 06:03 PM Malarkey said:

    (Ed says: Hi guys, we seem to be having some technical problems with MT Blacklist stopping legitimate comments from some of our good friends. Please bear with us while we try to sort it out.)

  30. #30 On March 23, 2005 06:23 PM Dave said:

    Very funny although i was expecting a forward on picture of his face :)
    I'm soo gonna have to make a where's durstan for my site

  31. #31 On March 23, 2005 06:55 PM Chris Hunt said:

    Ooh, I want a go!

  32. #32 On March 23, 2005 08:13 PM Craig C. said:

    I actually bumped into Du[n|r]stan at the Wordpress 100k minibash last night in San Francisco and asked him how it felt to be a living meme. He's taking it rather well, I thought. He spared my teeth, the bruises should heal nicely in a few days, and my nadgers hardly even ache now. He's a good sport, that chap.

  33. #33 On March 23, 2005 10:42 PM Ian Lloyd said:


    You know, Andy, your incident with Derek seems to have unleashed a great word onto the unsuspecting North American citizenry ...

  34. #34 On March 23, 2005 10:55 PM Craig C. said:

    Yes, well, I'm still suffering brit withdrawal. I would have called them "juevos" but I feared you foreigners wouldn't understand the reference.

  35. #35 On March 24, 2005 05:23 AM Peter Asquith said:

    Durstan's downunder
    and found a book that would have him …

  36. #36 On March 24, 2005 01:16 PM Malarkey said:

    (Ed says: This little gem came through by email from Jon Gibbons!)

  37. #37 On March 24, 2005 02:38 PM dotjay said:

    And another one on my site from my girlfriend too.

    (Hmm... Andy, MT is black-listing my comment?)

    Back to work... *sigh*

  38. #38 On March 25, 2005 11:24 AM Dave said:

    Dear lord, Malarkey! What HAVE you started?

  39. #39 On March 25, 2005 07:09 PM Eric Meyer said:

    Okay, I found him in three different (yet similar) places. Check it out.


  40. #40 On March 26, 2005 07:02 AM Ms. Jen said:


    My feeble attempt.

  41. #41 On March 26, 2005 03:56 PM Krassy Can Do It said:

  42. #42 On March 27, 2005 02:25 AM Andrea said:

    Apparently he's been here all along...

  43. #43 On March 29, 2005 09:25 PM Rob said:

    He looks positivly glowing in that vanity fair pic.

  44. #44 On March 30, 2005 03:12 PM Richard Rutter said:

    Dunstan camps it up. Easy to find, but it made me smile.