Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Your result for The 3 Variable Funny Test...
Your humor has an intellectual, even conceptual slant to it. You're not pretentious, but you're not into what some would call 'low humor' either. You'll laugh at a good dirty joke, but you definitely prefer something clever to something moist.
You probably like well-thought-out pranks and/or spoofs and it's highly likely you've tried one of these things yourself. In a lot of ways, yours is the most entertaining type of humor because it's smart without being mean-spirited.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Is Joel Fitsgibbon Raymond Shaw?
Perhaps Chairman Rudd will have something to say as the Aussie media hunt down reds under the bed story angles including taking over entire industries and nefarious intra departmental spying.
Patriotic Aussies (and Andrew Bolt) need to know.
Finally the journalistic pirhanas have something oriental to munch on.
The loneliness of the television cameraman. This guy spent the whole day up a huge crane extended into the sky catching all the action for television.
A couple of skywatch photos taken with my not so hot camera phone at the Clipsal Motorsport Festival here in Adelaide last weekend.
Some better pictures of the sky here.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Belmonte's father and mother, Ernesto and Emmaline, had 16 children, 10 of whom went on to become circus greats: Oscar, Daviso, Lucio, Belmonte, Mogador and Pietro were joined by sisters Cossetta, Chieta, Ortans and Corcaita in what developed into the most celebrated bareback riding act in Europe in the 1920s and 1930s.
One of their most daring acts was dubbed the "Triple Backward Suicide Somersault", in which three of the brothers, including Belmonte Cristiani, would each circle the top while standing on a galloping horse before somersaulting backwards to land standing on the back of a horse behind, which had, in turn, just been vacated.
I have a hard enough time sitting on a horse. Mindboggling to be cartwheeling between horses. We took the kids to see a family circus a few years ago and the whole family was in on the act from selling tickets, popcorn to performing. Perhaps not as dramatic as the Christiani family, but a great reminder of the creativity of a dying craft and way of life as the canned entertainment from our friend the TV takes over.
Thanks again, the always interesting Telegraph Obituary Section.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Au Pair,I am Dr. Kingsley Johnson, 40 Years Old from United Kingdom I am CEO of Multimedia Consultant in United Kingdom and I don't usually stay home unless during weekends. My contact address is 11 Chis wick Tce, Acton Lane London London, W4 W4 5LY.
I will like you to know that I have just two kids which names are Richard and Kate and there ages are 4 years and 7 years old.I want an Au pair nanny for them because they are the only one left at home after their Mother died. Your duties will be taking the kids to school and bringing them back home, play with them, go to museums, playground, watching movies, prepare/serving their snacks and foods. You will have your Private Room which will have Bathroom, Toilet, Television, Air-Conditional. You will have access to the Internet and a Telephone at home to get in touch with your friends and loved ones. You will be having Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays as your off days, so to enable you have enough time for yourself. As for your salary, I will be paying you 1,500 Pounds every 4 weeks and a pocket fee of 400 Pounds weekly which I suppose should be Okay by you and as regard to my family picture, my scanner is currently bad.
I hope to read from you soon.
Dr. Kingsley Johnson.
Not sure where the scam angle is on this one.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Not everyone is revved up about Peter Garrett. No doubt his one night stand back with the Oils will remind everyone how much he has sold out as a politician.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Ha Ha So true
It is not really surprising that I have so many social networks. Commercial television in Australia is enough to drive you to drink (or the internet). Some nights I even walk the dog. This bunk about 15 free digital channels is just bunk. More crap, more often. We thought not having Foxtel was good and solved arguments with the kids. This will just make it worse. Arguing about which crap Australian content we should watch.
Thank god for broadband.
I can see another use for green porridge now.
And as for a Green Porridge Probe, that would be a spurtle.
And where were was the security in the first place? Come on PC Plod. Perhaps it was a set up?
Sunday, March 08, 2009
Saturday, March 07, 2009
When we visisted Canberra recently we went to Kspace, where you can design future homes and spacecraft and view them in 3D. Very cool. Our kids did it twice.
Living in Adelaide, one of the great things is the space that you have when you go to public areas. Very nice. After many years of living in Asia, where everyone is on top of everyone else, I really treasure those open areas with plenty of space.
Monday, March 02, 2009
To build relationships online, you need a blog and you need a Twitter account. A blog is like your home. It’s where you talk about things that interest you. It’s where people can learn more about you. And it’s how people keep up to date with what’s new in your life.
If your blog is home, Twitter is like happy hour. Imagine walking into a bar and seeing a room full of people. Everyone is standing in groups of three or four people, chatting back and forth. Now imagine that you have a remote control that can pause all of those conversations. That’s what Twitter does. Twitter allows you to dive in and out of each one of those small conversations. You can jump in, share your perspective, and build a relationship with someone new… all without going through that awkward process of introducing yourself.
Traditional social networks are for maintaining relationships. Blogs and Twitter are for building new ones.
Now I know why twitter is better when you are a little drunk.
Sunday, March 01, 2009
To get a better handle on other associations between social attitudes and pornography consumption, Edelman melded his data with a previous study on public attitudes toward religion.
States where a majority of residents agreed with the statement "I have old-fashioned values about family and marriage," bought 3.6 more subscriptions per thousand people than states where a majority disagreed. A similar difference emerged for the statement "AIDS might be God's punishment for immoral sexual behaviour."
"One natural hypothesis is something like repression: if you're told you can't have this, then you want it more," Edelman says.
Other than the observation that people generally like pornography, who would ha thought. Hypocrites!
Thanks Mr @stilgherrian