June 30, 2007 (7 Responses)
I WAS TAKING a break from a mountain of work today when I came across an item over at Reddit.com entitled “Man sees 2 year old wandering alone on road; drives by because he fears being labeled a pervert” and it reminded me of just how out of whack things have become. It also made me mad.
Mad because whether this story is factual or not (it’s original source is Fox News after all) it certainly feels like it could be true given the world in which we live in these days. As the latin expression above says dictum, factum “said, done”.
I’ve actually had experience of this first hand as well. A number of years ago I used to coach a little league baseball team. It was a fun affair for all concerned and something new for Irish kids to get into. Myself and one of the parents of some of the regular players used to run training sessions once or twice a week and it always ended up being great craic because it was so much easier to coach kids than adults; they had absolutely no fear of failureÂ and pretty much did whatever you trained them to first time, every time. No self doubting or excuses.
All good fun that is until the one night I found myself coaching a squad of about 20 kids on my own because my coaching partner had been called away at the last minute.
The training session itself went fine and everyone had a blast. Eventually it was time for the parents to come collect the kids and one by one they started to melt away as I was tidying up and putting away the eqiupment. Then someÂ mother comes up to me to talk. I figured itÂ would beÂ the usual ‘How did little Johnny or Mary do tonight?‘ style chat, but I was wrong. Dead wrong. Read more
June 29, 2007 (15 Responses)
June 26, 2007 (2 Responses)
WHO SAYS the Germans don’t have a sense of humour? Well – probably Tom Cruise actually, considering his latest film venture has run into trouble with the German authorities, the kind of trouble that will prevent him from filming on location at various military sites around the country.
It’s all the fault of those whacky scientologists apparently, or at least that’s what the Germans would have you believe.
You see in Germany Scientology is seen as a bit of a cult. Well actually, it’s considered to be a cult masquerading as a religion in order to make money, and given that the Cruiser is one of the most public supporters of this alien-legacy-rebirth thing the Germans have decided to bail out on any support for his film.
Why you may ask?
More importantly… you might also ask what kind of film the Cruiser is working on which could evoke such a response from the Germans.
Care to guess? It’s actually kind of funny – although I’m not sure the Cruiser and his staff will be seeing the funny side of it at the moment.Â There’s a clue in the title of the post if you are really desperate to guess but before we get to the film, let’s deal with the reason the Germans gave forÂ not supporting it. Read more
June 24, 2007 (One Response)
BELIEVE IT OR NOT, this is not an official mud wrestling match – in the sense that it’s an organised sporting event. Nope – it’s not even a sport at all.
These two women are going at it as part of the Glastonbury 2007 music festival in England, which given the tradition for crappy weather is not exactlyÂ surprise I guess.
Still, Â why exactly they areÂ wrestling so is not obvious. Maybe the queue for the loos was just that bit too long and they couldn’t take the pressure.
It is a hell of a phot though isn’t it? I came across this in one of the weekend newspapers and decided to keep it for posterity.
Yeah I know… typically male thing to do.
Anyway – would you care to use your imagination and slap some captions on this?
G’wan – you know you want to
June 23, 2007 (No Responses)
TAKE A CLOSE look at that image on the left there. Yes – it’s a pretty nasty looking great white shark having a go at some nice lunch hanging by a rope ladder, and yes – it’s pretty unbelievable. In fact, your first instinct that it’s a fake photo is actually a good one. The picture is indeed fake.
Just like thousands of jobs being advertised in the USA at the mo, according to an article over at The Inquirer. U.S. immigration laws pertaining to the hiring of foreign workers in the States are tight. So tight thatÂ firms have to prove that they can’t find anyone in their back yard to do the jobs they need to fill, before looking further afield.Â This is why U.S. firms hire consultants to publish classified job ads in local U.S. papers, with goal of not finding any applicants.
Once they go through the motions they are then clear to bus in workers from such wonderful destinations as India, China, Cuba and a whole lot of other cheaper, easier to manipulate resource locations. This is being reported as a big deal for some reason, as if it’s news.
Trust me – it’s not news. I fell for a scam similar to this over 15 years ago, only then it was for the European Space Agency – or at least that’s what I thought when I did the interviews… Read more
June 22, 2007 (One Response)
I’VE JUST finished upgrading the site to WordPress V2.2.1, so if you notice any weird and funky things happening around here (other than the usual insanity that is) please do let me know and I’ll sort out any issues ASAP.
For anyone who is interested the key features in this release (an update from 2.2) are summarised below. The full list of bugs fixed in 2.2.1 is available here. Here are some highlights.
Â Atom feed validation fixes
Â XML-RPC fixes
Â Widget backward compatibility fixes
Â Widget layout fixes for IE7
Â Page and Text Widget improvements
Some security issues also came to light during the WordPress V2.2.1 development, making this a required upgrade which addresses the following security vulnerabilities:
- Remote shell injection in PHPMailer
- Remote SQL injection in XML-RPC
- Unescaped attribute in default theme
June 20, 2007 (3 Responses)
IF WE ARE TO BELIEVE the statistics, most men think about sex every single day (well 54% anyway), which is not quite as bad as the urban legend (ie. that men think about sex every 7 seconds) but it’s still quite a frequency no matter which way you slice it. We’re also quite active on the masturbation front as well apparently;Â over 90% of men masturbate regularly.
These statistics pale into insignificance however when compared to the story I’m about to impart to you, because even those numbers can’t explain the behaviour of a certain Aussie male.
Down in Brisbane, Australia a woman was just up in court for stabbing a male friend of hers twice because he was masturbating “too much” andÂ everywhere all over the house. She was worried about the impact of this behaviour on herÂ daughter and after repeatedly warning the friend about his wayward pleasuring she just flipped out upon seeing him ‘spanking the monkey’ in the bathroom (while she was trying to bathe her daughter), grabbed a kitchen knife and proceeded to stab him twice in the shoulder.
Now at this point you’d be expecting the lad to drop everything – so to speak – and take care of the odd stab wound or two, but you would be wrong.
Having been stabbed twice the ‘victim’ stopped his five knuckle shuffle for just long enough to put a pair of shorts on, flee outside to the womans garage and then recommence his pleasuring right up until the time the cops arrived to see what the hell was going on. They eventually dragged him off to hospital to get his wounds seen to and charged the woman with various offences.
Anyone care to guess the reason forÂ his odd behaviour? Read more