Today we have: one member of the Victorian parliament, this Kavanagh troll, publicly
requesting that Cat Stevens^W^WMr. Islam should not be given a visa
for visiting Oz - because "He has not said I do not support killing anybody
for the expression of their beliefs".
Never mind that the Oz powers are happily ass-licking war mongers
like G.W. Shrub who supports killing anybody for any silly reason,
but the musician, oh he must be Exceedingly Evil. (Right. I don't
like his sugary music much either.)
So, how about all the people who have not stated that they don't support
dousing stupid politicians in petrol and lighting them? And what about
those who haven't said they don't support our new weevil overlords?
And what about those who haven't said they don't
support skippy's misdeeds?
And what about those who'd dream of a plague that takes out every single
politician attempting to represent more than 50 people? (FSVO 50)
...picture az wandering off to code a tiny bit of perl for listing
the infinite number of things which one has to say one doesn't support
before being let into Kavanagh's Kave...
[ published on Fri 28.05.2010 22:11 | filed in interests/au
Pretty cool expression. Where from? A book titled "Stiff".
Picture me wookiepedia-surfing:
from Mythbusters to Dirty Jobs to Body Farms in about 20 minutes.
The article on Body Farms
links to a two-page excerpt from "Stiff: The Curious
Lives of Human Cadavers" by Mary Roach. A very interesting read indeed.
Parting gem, for the squeamish:
"If you lower your head to within a foot
or two of an infested corpse (and this I truly don't recommend)
you can hear them feeding.
Arpad pinpoints the sound: 'Rice Krispies.'"
[ published on Mon 10.05.2010 23:52 | filed in interests
Another very nice example of
why simple things are cool.
[ published on Mon 10.05.2010 21:11 | filed in interests
Last week I bought an ancient Stihl FS36 whipper-snipper to replace
the bloody dead one. Four weeks after the cut my finger
joint still hurts and won't straighten fully.
The Stihl was in so-so shape, wouldn't start easily, but at $56...
So, me being me, the first thing (literally) that I did was take it
apart. Completely, down to removing the piston ring from the piston.
click here for the rest of the story...
[ published on Mon 10.05.2010 20:45 | filed in interests/tinkering