Friday, November 14, 2008

Block party!!!!


Why the printer won't work

A quick bit of Friday fun: Brian just sent me this. Watch it all the way through (it's only a minute). The activity gets progressively more vigorous.


Thursday, November 13, 2008


Regular readers will be aware that I've quoted things from before. Today's entry was a corker:
"My brother-in-law went through security at Auckland domestic airport and witnessed a passenger having to fish out her nail scissors from her handbag and leave them behind. He went through security and then boarded his plane. After being seated he could smell petrol. He knew you shouldn't be able to smell petrol on a plane, because planes don't use petrol. The smell got worse and eventually he got the attention of one of the flight attendants.

They started to look around to see where it was coming from. They found in the overhead compartment a chainsaw in a bag that was leaking petrol into the compartment. His plane was delayed as the owner was identified and the chainsaw removed and put with the main luggage. The owner of the chainsaw said security had stopped him but had let him through because it wasn't one of the things on their list to confiscate."


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Men: what a concept!

I was reminded of this by something a lesbian friend of mine said recently.

Every so often, my youngest stepdaughter will start bitching about something particularly stupid the man she's dating will have done. Or, for that matter, she'll ask me to explain what the guy was thinking when he did/said THIS in some situation. I, being a guy, will explain that when her current beau did/said X, he was thinking thus-and-such.

Whereupon, having said all of this, she will look at me and say "That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard!"

"I didn't say it had to make sense or was even bright," I'll reply. "I'm just telling you that that's what he was thinking."

"It's still dumb."

"Yes, it is."

Usually, at this point, she will reef on me about how I'm just not being good to guys (true), that I love dumping all over them about how awful they are (yes, but there's rarely any sport in it), and that I'm a cynical bastard (nolo contendere).

No, no, I say, I'm a guy, I know exactly what the thought pattern is, and looking for higher reasoning in guys that age is invariably a complete waste of time. If she wants to be dating a better class of person, I add, she should be dating women like other people we know, because she's not going to find it where she's looking.

BTW, I usually get an apology within 2-3 weeks and sometimes just a few days when she's checked out my interpretation and discovered I was being charitable even so. I am always happy to say "Told yuh so!"

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Latest viral video: Star Wars vocal tribute

I am just dazzled by this.

Star Wars: an a capella tribute to John Williams

The video is actually lip-synching done by Corey Vidal to a tune by a strange Canadian group (I find myself saying those two words together an awful lot, you know) called Moosebutter. Corey's lyp-synching adds a great deal to this. Once you've listened, you may want to take a look at the lyrics.