Tuesday, February 13, 2007

You're Number One

Topolánek unfurled an erect middle finger 2 February when opposition deputies complained about cabinet members' absence from the parliamentary session. He later maintained that the gesture was directed at Finance Minister Miroslav Kalousek (KDU-ČSL) and was intended to communicate, "You're number one."

Looks more like he meant Number Two. (Sh*t)

Have you ever 'unfurled' a finger?

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Torture New Yorker

This is it in a nut shell. Hollywood nuts, but still it has a lot of salient points to consider.


Friday, February 09, 2007

The Offspring, at the Coogee Bay Hotel

>From The Offspring , 'Self Esteem'

Now I'll relate, this little bit
That happens more than I'd like to admit
Late at night, she knocks on my door
She's drunk again and, looking to score
Now I know, I should say no, but
That's kind of hard when she's ready to go
I may be dumb, but I'm not a dweeb
I'm just a sucker with no self esteem


When she's saying, all that she want's only me
Then I wonder why she sleeps with my friends
When she's saying, that I'm like a disease
Then I wonder how much more I can spend
Well I guess, I should speak up for myself
But I really think it's better this way
The more you suffer
The more it shows you really care Right? Yeah!

Kind of how I felt back in 95 in Sydney with a girl I was seeing/chasing. I really like The Offspring

I am lately using Pandora.com to listen to music. I am a music nerd. Never really collected LPs and CDs. But I did know some odd stuff that I liked. Pandora takes that and expands on similar sounding bands. So now I have designed 4 'radio stations'. One I started with Dick Dale and learned about the Blue Stingrays and the Legends of Surf. Another I entered The Offspring and got Rammstein and others of that ilk (which I privately like loud). But then I looked up the sound track to 'Oh Brother, Where Art Thou', the George Clooney movie. I liked the female vocalists featured in that so I found her name on IMDB (Alison Kraus). And then another station I began with Stan Ridgway. Yes, I really DO have odd taste in music. But the Ridgway sation gets a lot of English post punk/new way stuff, which I like, but do not want on that station. So... you just choose the thumbs down button. If I want another station with Aha, Roxy Music, etc, then I can design it. Oh, and then you can simply hit the 'Mix' button and all the stations will play, changing over from one stream to the other.

So, I like this system.

Offspring. I went to see them in Sydney at the Coogee Bay Hotel. I recall the girl and I was with and how our beers went flying out of our hands, into the air, when The Offspring started up. Fun, fun.


Thursday, February 08, 2007

Joost Invitation needed

I am hoping to get a joost invitation.


Any charitable sorts out there?


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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Spatial Relationships

Boy, this is bizarre.


My first thought was that Nowak, considering her background and ability to handle pressure, should have been smarter in planning what she had hoped to accomplish.


The second thought was, I wonder if they did it in space.


Spatial Relationships. Get it?




Friday, February 02, 2007

Lingerie and Mousse

Just some quotes that caught my eye in this story about the San Fran mayor apologizing for cuckolding his campaign manager.


First, a description of the mayor’s wife:


“… a former prosecutor and lingerie model.” No comment. It just caught my eye.


Second, a man-on-the-street comment about the mayor on which I feel sure that my father and I would agree:

“Any guy who puts that much mousse in his hair can't be trusted,…"





Thursday, February 01, 2007

Don't watch this unless you do not mind laughing too much at work.

The full video here, longer but in better quality.

Cerebral Bore?

I have missed out on so much.

(girls, go no further. this story is about computer games. um, the shooting type).

I don't know much about gaming. I got hooked on Wolfenstein when i was working in Sydney for a stockbroker. It was just about the time the broker was being bought by Deutsche Bank. Coincidentally the German dealing room guys clued us into it. Did you catch that? The Germans told us about a game where you blow away Germans.

Anyway, I always wanted to try to play a game where you sit in a room with a bunch of guys on the same network and run around with guns and shoot each other.

Ok, ok. It IS childish. But hell, I missed it when I was a childish 25 to 30 year old.

The Cerebral Bore part of the story? Well, I found a video about someone mentioning the top ten favorite gaming weapons in fun 'first-person shooter' games. And this weapon is apparently fired by a gun and its like a ball that attaches to the enemy's head and bores into the brain all the while spitting out the grey matter in different directions. And then it blows up the head.

How cunning.

See, see? I HAVE missed out on so much.


Apple Breast

Apple Computer announced today that it has developed a computer chip that can store and play music in women's breast implants.


The iBreast will cost £499 or £599.

This is considered to be a major breakthrough because women are always complaining about men staring at their breasts and not listening to them.