Month: November 2002

Patriotic Duty
I don’t normally post this type of thing (forwarded joke email) but I couldn’t resist this one…

“As we all know, the Taliban considers it a sin for a man to see a naked woman who is not his wife. So, this Saturday at 2:00 PM Eastern time all British women are asked to walk out of their house completely naked to help weed out any neighbourhood terrorists.

Circling your block for one hour is recommended for this anti-terrorist effort. All men are to position themselves in lawn chairs in front of their house to prove they are not Taliban, demonstrate that they think it’s okay to see nude women other than their wife and to show support for all British women.

And since the Taliban also does not approve of alcohol, a cold six-pack at your side is further proof of your anti-Taliban sentiment.

The British Government appreciates your efforts to root out terrorists and applauds our participation in this anti-terrorist activity.”

Mr.Men
I think I had all the books, and a couple of audiotapes as well (with Arthur Lowe from Dad’s Army providing the voices). Anyway, the question is, how many can you name? (Mr.Men or Little Miss…)

I think we got most of them, but it was getting late and we couldn’t stay awake long enough – it was one of those last minute conversations before you fall asleep and neither of us can remember how we got onto the topic…

Is this all of the Mr.Men?
Further information on both series.

We didn’t start the fire
A while back I said that I was going to use Billy Joel’s track to give my modern history a bit of an updating.

Seems I now have another little learning aid based on the same song. I wonder if Mr.Joel thought his song would live on in this kind of way…

“‘Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnny Ray, South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio.
Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, Television, North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe. [chorus]
Rosenbergs, H-Bombs, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom, Brando, The King And I, and The Catcher In The Rye.
Eisenhower, Vaccine, England’s got a new Queen, Maciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye. [chorus]
Joseph Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser and Prokofiev, Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc.
Roy Cohn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, Dancron, Dien Bien Phu Falls, Rock Around the Clock.
Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn’s got a winning team, Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, Elvis Presley, Disneyland, Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Khrushchev, Princess Grace, Peyton Place, Trouble in the Suez. [chorus]
Little Rock, Pasternak, Mickey Mantle, Kerouac, Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, Bridge On The River Kwai.
Lebanon, Charles de Gaulle, California baseball, Starkwether, Homicide, Children of Thalidomide.
Buddy Holly, Ben Hur, Space Monkey, Mafia, Hula Hoops, Castro, Edsel is a no-go, U2, Syngman Rhee, payola and Kennedy, Chubby Checker, Psycho, Belgians in the Congo. [chorus]
Hemingway, Eichman, Stranger in a Strange Land, Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs invasion, Lawrence of Arabia, British Beatlemania, Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson, Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British Politician sex, J.F.K. blown away, what else do I have to say. [chorus]
Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon back again, Moonshot, Woodstock, Watergate, punk rock.
Begin, Reagan, Palestine, Terror on the airline, Ayatollah’s in Iran, Russians in Afghanistan.
Wheel of Fortune, Sally Ride, heavy metal, suicide, Foreign debts, homeless Vets, AIDS, Crack, Bernie Goetz, Hypodermics on the shores, China’s under martial law, Rock and Roller cola wars, I can’t take it anymore! [chorus]”

Phew.

What? I did say my muse had left me… (and I’m sure to get some interesting hits from Google now! 😉

Spider Alert
My spider sense went off the scale with this one (OK, I’ve ALWAYS wanted to be Spiderman, but I digress). Fascinating pictures, well worth a quick look, even if it is through the gap between your fingers…

“When you see horror movies with spider web festooned from this place to that place and so on, it comes nowhere near approaching what occurred in this field”

Spiders weave huge natural wonder in B.C.

Where is my muse!
My muse has abandoned me today.

Ohh and work sucks at the moment.

And I can’t go to the pub tonight.

And our Xmas tree goes up tomorrow night (so if you live in my neighbourhood prepare for either a dazzling display of flashing Xmas lights, or a complete blackout when we take out the entire neighbourhood)

Oh dear
WARNING: The following site will throw you into a time vortex and whisk you 5 hours into the future in the blink of an eye.

If you are feeling a bit flush (time wise) visit City Creator. If you are a bit tight for time, steer clear.

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! (Don’t come crying to me)

Eat, drink and be thankful
So I’m guessing the net will be a tad quieter today as all those Yanks (hey I can call them what I like, they are stuffing themselves full of food and watching a 14 hour long American Football game, or is it the commercials they watch? Hmmm) are celebrating Thanksgiving.

As it’s only a holiday in the US of A, I thought I’d check up and see what all the fuss was about (although any excuse for a holiday is fine with me). So I hit Google, and as I was ‘Feeling Lucky’ I got to this site: Thanksgiving on the Net. Ideal.

Hope y’all are enjoying your holiday! (I’ll go back to work now… p’sha…)

Queue here
It’s always good to have a different perspective on things. A differing viewpoint can sometimes offer a unique perspective on things that you had previously missed.

So it was with some great amusement that I read an Aussie’s view on The Great Q Phenomenon. Much as I would like to disagree and offer a unique insight into WHY we queue so well in Britain.. I can’t, and to be honest I’m not sure I want to deprive the world of such a rich source of comedy.

Aside: If you’ve not read Round Ireland with a Fridge, drop everything and do it now.

Two days down
So, The Scottish Blogs WebRing has been running for two days and already has 7 members. I’m still learning the admin side of things and today ran a quick check to see if everyone had the code properly implemented on their site (nothing Big Brother, just seeing if it would work).

So to the six member sites that have properly implemented the code, thank you very much! To one member who hasn’t – GET IT SORTED.

Now I’ll just gloss over the fact that the member that has incorrectly implemented the code is… ahem.. me.. and move right along.

I will be emailing more people over the next couple of days to invite them to join, but if you know of anyone running a blog who is either Scottish or residing in Scotland please let them know about the Webring.
If you are one such person, please don’t wait for an invitation, join now and I’ll get you added as soon as I can. (quicker during the week as I’m online most of the time then…)

Working at home
And trying to stayed focussed, honest I am. But that’s the beauty of working at home you see.. I stayed up until midnight working, so I could have a bit of a lie-in, I’ll do a little extra this evening and, maybe, just maybe, I’ll get ahead for a while…