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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Cats + Interwebs = Perfect

Go immediately to "Hitler Cats! - A blog dedicated to cats who look like Hitler. " I nearly hurt myself laughing, and I think I may have frightened the bloke in the next office.

- via Miss TJ (who's still resting, and whose blog is still broken) and cute overload, where there is some bizarre conversation about glorifying Hitler. As if cats ever glorified anything other than themselves.

Categories coming soon

On the top of my wishlist for Blogger was support for categories or labels to organize my posts. Came across this service, www.labelr.com, that lets me do that seamlessly. Check it out.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

My view on this morning's world cup game

Sadly it seems no more of these are available. Could've come in handy. Mind you, I thought that red card to Materazzi was harsh too.

The expression on Craig Foster's face after the game was just so miserable, I wanted to give him a big cuddle. Not for the first time, actually.
And he looks even better with the silver locks. Now, that's totty.

I am hardly the world’s biggest David Williamson fan, just so you know

But remember his article in The Bulletin last year about a ghastly cruise he won at an auction? He said, after bagging out the avarice of his fellow cruisers:

“The pathetic “elites” should accept the ballot box wisdom of the aspirationals and stop their whining, say Paddy, Andrew, Piers and the boys. Perhaps if they spent time on a cruise ship they might start to question this belief.”
But Williamson also said that “Warmth and affection within families was genuine, and civility to other passengers was the norm. These were by and large affable people.” and he also talked about another, very enjoyable, cruise he had taken.

I didn't even think it was a particularly good article, but it riled up Piers Henderson-Bolt like you wouldnae believe. Responses to his article aren’t freely accessible online anymore, but there’s a summary here (scroll down to the “This month’s spotlight” section).

I wonder what the attack pack of “the boys” will have to say about "cruise culture" given some of the evidence of Kathleen Taylor, security manager of the Pacific Sky cruise ship at the inquest into the death of Dianne Brimble:

Ms Taylor also said it was common to see couples have sex in open spaces on the ship, and security encountered about 15-20 naked passengers every night.

She had once come across a passenger spiking another passenger's drink with extra alcohol, and had dealt with a number of women complaining they had been raped.

Poor, poor Mrs Brimble. And god knows who else.

I'm waiting to see how this is Teh Left's fault. I can't quite see it, but I'm sure Angela Shanahan can. Just have to wait and be told.

Friday, June 23, 2006

A major milestone

Nah, not this one, although I'm still a bit shaky after watching it.

What happened was that someone asked what the offside rule meant - and I told them. It just came out all natural-like.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

It's fucking cold!

... as Sage announced after walking out of daycare one afternoon this week. We try to be very careful not to swear around him, but it's been so freezing I think he's hearing it everywhere.

The onset of real, proper cold seems much more sudden this winter. I'm stuck wondering - as I do every year - whether it's freakishly cold this year. It's not.


I got home from the farmers' market today and found Sage and Owen smashing up sheets of ice in the backyard for kicks (although I won the "who can hold their hand in the freezing ice slurry the longest" competition. By a loooong way). This disc of ice is from the dog's water bowl, which on some days this week stayed frozen all day.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Ma-ma! You gotta lotta esplainin' to do!

One of my dearest friends in the whole wide world has recently found out she is pregnant, which is rather a surprise but a welcome one. As she said, she is 37 and if she waits any longer will no doubt have mongoloid twins. We talk like that amongst ourselves, you see, although I suppose I'm taking liberties by reporting it here.

Anyhoo, SHE IS ABOUT TO MAKE A TERRIBLE MISTAKE! One just pointed out to me when having a good old gossip sharing the happy news with a mutual friend. You see, if it's a girl, she plans to call her Daisy. I think Daisy is a fine name and very much suits the child's surname to be. BUT IT'S THE MIDDLE NAME! Now there is nothing at all wrong with the name "Inez"(or however it would be spelled). It's just that "Daisy Inez" sounds horribly like ...

Babalu indeed! So how should I tell her?

Friday, June 09, 2006

Infrequently asked questions

When did brontosauruses start getting called "apatosauruses"? And why?

I'd never seen these "ancient Mexican sculptures" before - they provide amazing proof that dinosaurs and humans coexisted! In fact it is so amazing I find it impossible to believe, although I am prepared to accept the sculptures as evidence that (a) the hallucinogenic plant peyote is native to Mexico and/or (b) kids make kooky art.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Pick the correct Hilton Sisters

An extract from Robert Bogdan's "Freak Show: Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit", a marvellous book I borrowed from Duckie's Best Beloved and have thoroughly enjoyed:
"As is typical of presentations in the aggrandized mode, the Hilton Sisters were presented as attractive, engaging celebrities who were exceptionally talented, charming, happy and normal in every way except for one physical inconvenience: in their case, being born joined at the buttocks."

Exhibit 1: Paris and Nicky

Exhibit 2: Daisy and Violet

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

one more sleep

then one more day, then this job is finished.

Perhaps after that my brain and desire to write something will return.

We'll have to wait and see.