Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Thoughts for the day

How many of our leaders live in "the real world"?

Do you think Helen Clark would have to wait in an A&E for 6 hours to be seen?

Do you think the Police would take 4 days to turn up to Don Brash's house after a burglary?

Do you think your salary should be decided by the higher salaries commission?

Do you think it's just that MP's and their families have unlimited air travel?

Finally - Do YOU realise they work for you - not the other way around?

And while the focus of this post may be political in nature how about these points...

Why would it be in the best interests of energy producers, to promote energy conservation - when that would only impact on their bottom line? If you were in it for the money you'd be busy working out how to get you consumers to spend more money wouldnt you?

OR If "they" want you to use public transport - how come its more expensive to take the bus or train than to use your own car? And they wonder why the car is worshiped in God's own NZ.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

I'm so sorry

That I cant be trusted to sit next to a child on a commerical airline flight... because I'm a man.

Why is it that we feel that we should always have someone around when we are playing with our friends kids. God forbid we hug them when they fall over and cry, or even love them enough to kiss them goodnight!

This is so sad - and also a abuse of our human rights. I have no idea how to make it better. Suggestions are welcome.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Live life by proverbs?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A proverb (from the Latin proverbium) is a pithy saying which gained credence through widespread or frequent use. Most proverbs express some basic truth or practical precept.

Hah - a pithy saying indeed. It's also a load of rubbish. I've just discovered there's an opposite saying for nearly every proverb!

An ass that travels abroad will not return as a horse OR Travel broadens the mind?
Many hands make light work OR Too many cooks spoil the broth?
He who hesitates is lost OR Look before you leap?
Nothing ventured, nothing gained OR A Bird in the hand is woth two in the bush....

And the list goes on.....

All these proverbs seem to be a waste of time, but I've discovered that if you mix your proverbs you can create a new Zen like proverb that are just as fun, and useful as the ones mentioned above.

For example -

A rolling stone is worth two in the bush or perhaps...
An ass that travels abroad speaks louder than words.

Makes you think doesnt it?
Truely the pen is mightier than the sword, that taken to the water, refuses to drink!

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Turn off the Media

Dont believe a damn word they say.

Not being a media darling myself, I can only report my brief dealings with the media - however I feel duty bound to state that they're all a bunch of lying bastards. Basically anytime I've had anything to do with something reported in the media - It's always wrong.

So if we do a media hatchet job on this article I can simply say - If they got it wrong with me they probably got it wrong with everything else. And for good measure I'll throw in a bit of bias, throw out any balance in the reporting, add a little sermon, before smiling a little self satisfied smirk, knowing I've done a good job.

And you know who we have to blame for this? Us!

I'm getting off this media train wreck, and suggest you follow my lead. The only way anything will change is if "they" lose their audience.

Start by not listening to the national news - you'll find that after a short withdrawl period, that you'll start walking with a spring in your step, and may catch yourself smiling in a shop window as you bound down the street - well on your way to getting a life.

There are great people in this world. In the real world not every Arab is a terrorist, and you wont be gunned down in a drive by shooting while heading to your local dairy for a milkshake.

Believe me - I didnt see it in the news... so it must be true

Holy Personalised Plates Batman!

Ride with the lord!

And for only $300 - a bargain.

Hat tip: IG

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Monday, November 21, 2005

IG Likes Ugly bikes

My friend IG needs help - seems he has to own the ugliest bike ever created.

Or Perhaps in lieu of that - the most impractical bike in the world. He was last bleeting on about a "proper" Ducati with the desmo-moronic cam setup. (Sorry Craig)

I suggest all of you that know IG, please run down to his place of work and ask him if he has won Lotto. Given his obvious need to throw away money - he might give you some BEFORE he runs out.

On a more serious vein - I'm thinking of taking up a collection for a new motorcycle helmet. For those of us who know IG and his relationships with previous (ugly) bikes - it pays to get the best one he can afford.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Battlestar Galactica Season 2 - Fracking Amazing

Being the Sci-Fi geek I am - I have finished watching the first 10 episodes of Season 2.

When I heard they were re-making the classic Battlestar Galactica from my beloved 70's I was aghast. And that had the audacity to make Starbuck a girl!!

Fortunately I didnt join the bunch of freaks that call themselves GINO (Galactica in name only) and have jumped ship to the "New Generation" Galactica.

Simply put - this is the best thing (Si-Fi wise) I've seen on TV for some time, so much more substance than the fluff soap opera of "the original" Galactica.

Season 2 continues to get darker, and grittier. A warning to you all - the current season doesnt start again until January 2006 - so dont watch season2 episode 10 unless you can wait until then for conclusion to the mid season cliffhanger.

In the meantime did you know you can get directors comments on existing episodes but getting podcasts? By running them on you ipod (or a PC for the ipod challenged out there) whilst watching the episode on TV.

Ron Moore also has a blog - where sadder people than myself actually ask questions about the show. Do they not realise it's not REAL!!!

(of course it is - I know - I'm just covering my bases here)

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Humour - Fun with Hamsters

Courtesy of another site

Not as rude as one might think. A video clip for your viewing pleasure :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Weebl and Bob

A Weebl and Bob cartoon is available here.

A tad childish but.....

Lamposts 2 Cars 0

Some Aucklander will be feeling a little sick today.

Seems he discovered the turning circle wasnt as great as he first thought, and now he has to take his Lambo to get a scratch removed.

Parental guidance may be required for this link - some swear words kiddies !

UPDATE: Was for sale on Trademe

Friday, November 11, 2005

From the only in America File

California resident surfers are being told not to surf Tsunami's.

Talk about - like totally ruining your day dude!

I hate Telecom

This company is an evil empire.

Last week I decided to move my broadband to IHUG. Soon my upload speed will go from 256 to maximum speed, and my data cap will go from 3 Gigs to 20 Gigs.

So how much will this new plan cost me - Not one damn dollar more!

When I contacted Xtra they simply told me some ISP's have no 24/7 helpdesk, or virus email scanning... of course IHUG have both. Oh and they had the guile to mention the benefits of their new security suite (which you end up paying for).

By the way - with telecom your upload data counts toward your data cap - but IHUG's doesnt.

This arrogant company wouldnt even exist if it didnt have an unfair advantage in the telecommunications arena - but over time that dominance will erode - and when the revolution comes.......

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Kiwified TV One - Bring on the stubbies

Stop press - TV One is getting a makeover. In an effort to win back support TV One is looking to become more Kiwified....

Will we soon see the 6 o'clock news being read in a black singlet, and gumboots?

Kate Hawkesby would look great in stubbies!

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Speeding Driver Dies

A Police chase in Auckland resulted in death today as a 4WD crashed into a powerpole.
No other people were injured - a brilliant outcome for the taxpayer.

In an unrelated incident tax payers will have to fork out for a trial of this idiot, who only managed to kill his 16 year old passenger. Unfortunately he also injured two adults and a baby driving in another car. Perhaps we need more lampposts in Christchurch???

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Stop this person from doing something idiotic

This is Junior - well - one of them is anyway. She's recently decided to do the New Zealand Ironman AGAIN in 2006!!!

And because she is the only one out of our gang doing it this time - Its all about HER. So congratulations on deciding to swim 3.8 kilometers (2.4 miles) then bike 180 Kilometers (a mere 112 miles) then run a 42.2 Kilometer marathon in one day. You are truely a crazy person.

More importantly however are the support crew, who tirelessly sit in the sun clapping as she rides by.... It's a tough day indeed..

Torture - Only in America

United States President George bush denies the US are involved in the practice of torture...


Vice President Dick Cheney made an unusual personal appeal to Republican senators this week to allow CIA exemptions to a proposed ban on the torture of terror suspects in U.S.

This would be ironic if it wasn't so sad.

So the US government would be prepared to condone a practice they would fight to viciously defeat, should it be against any of their citizens..... Once a great nation...

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Stuck in the 70's

So sad - but I finally got the chopper I always wanted as a kid... :)

Well actually - not this Chopper per say.

I have given myself to April to finish the restoration.

Tumourboy says this purchase may mean I'll never get laid again. I have therefore decided to hide said Chopper in the garage with my Stubbies and L&P until I cant take it anymore, and ride it around the neighbourhood.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Fireworks ban in the air

I read in the online NZ Herald that David Benson Pope is looking into banning fireworks if there is a big enough public outcry.

Personally I'd make the fireworks even bigger and more destructive to teach the small (but growing) number of idiots who missuse them a lesson.

But maybe the government knows what's best for us - after all we must be protected from harm at all costs.

After reflecting a while, I'll admit we are probably giving 14 year olds too much responsibility. Perhaps we should simply ban fireworks to anyone under the age of 30 and see if injuries drop. Another alternative is to instruct the police to fine at least three people an hour for misusing fireworks under a quota system (giving motorists a nice break in the meantime) - or God forbid only allow sales on the 5th of November!

100% Pure Bullshit

Well here it is.... My first absolute rant.

100% pure NZ be damned - Was listening to Radio Live the other day and totally agreed with Michael Laws and his damnation of all those morons who throw fast food wrappers on to the street.

Talked with tumour boy about this - and we both agreed that it was about time to reintroduce the "Be a tidy Kiwi" program. For once I wish the Green voice in our parliment would raise the small issues - Like keeping NZ clean, and do something about it.

As I keep saying there's nothing as big as the little things. Frankly I'd feel much happier about my country if i wasnt visually assaulted by KFC and McD wrappers everytime I walk down the street.