30 Nov 2007
There are times when the imbecility of certain people is so astounding that satire is simply insufficient.
I’m referring to the response of certain folk to the teacher who “let” her class call a toy bear “Mohammed”.
So calling something that soothes, calms and is lovable “Mohammed” is not allowed eh? I bet there are an awful lot of Muslims in the UK who didn’t know that.
It’s not a new thought but how come people are allowed to be called Mohammed? Surely people are more venal than a toy bear and thus far more likely to bring dishonour to a bloody name.
And isn’t Islam supposed to be anti-idolatry? I thought the point was “not” to venerate Mohammed; that’s the whole point of the bit about not making images of him that caused so much grief the first time round with the bloody Mo-toons malarky.
But what saddens me more than the sheer bloody idiocy of those who are “offended” by this (pathetic, weak minded automaton imbeciles the lot of them) is the thought that they’ll never be happy.
I heard once that “they” won’t be happy until there’s a worldwide caliphate. But even if that happened, these morons won’t be happy.
For a start the muslims worst enemy isn’t Israel or “the West” it’s themselves. The number of muslims killed by other muslims far exceeds the numbers killed by non-muslims and yet somehow we’re their oppressors.
Imagine this caliphate; you now have the Shia’s killing the Sunni because the Sunni version of this idiocy isn’t quite the same idiocy as the Shia version (and vice versa). Then the Wahabi’s will speak out and start killing both of the others as their version is clearly correct and everyone else is wrong etc… Ad nauseum.
And then even amongst the more chilled out muslims there’ll be those who are considered “better” or “worse” and therefore the moderate ones (who, let’s be honest are the ones worst served by the mouthy knobs who run the show) will get the shittier end of a very shitty stick.
So no peace until one wanker desert tribe has killed everyone else including all the other wanker desert tribes.
And apparently we’re supposed to show consideration and respect for this. I think I’ll wait until they show me that there’s anything there deserving of even the slightest respect.
29 Nov 2007
Work Christmas do today. Seems early but at least 1 member of the team will not be around at Christmas so it was the only available day really.
We started in town at the place that used to be the best restaurant in Leicester. It’s a “champagne” bar now so posher than a mere wine bar. I was concerned that there would either be no food or that what was available would be inedible middle class mank rather than proper food. Stupidly I didn’t stop by the hot pork roast stand that’s in the centre at the mo first for a swift bite ‘cos I turned out to be right. “Random gunk with other mank” a mere £7 for a snifter. So I went without in protest.
But the company was nice enough.
Then briefly home to actually eat something (ooh cheese and biscuits – rolling out the big guns for my staff christmas do) and then bowling would you believe. I used to go bowling a lot and was quite good at it (I used to average about 160 when I was at the top of my game).
Today was to be individuals rather than girls vs boys. I managed a reasonably respectable 149 and 143; not too bad considering I haven’t played for more than 10 years and the others’ lane etiquette was shocking. I was minded to think about memory of muscle patterns (obsessed you see) and was impressed that my body pretty much knew what to do, at least after the first frame.
So pwnage of the team! Yay.
27 Nov 2007
The jugglers did it with naming this darn swimming pool in Karlsruhe and now the B3tans have got the bug. Have a look.
Wonder if they’ll honour it. Perhaps they should call it Mohammed. I do quite like that one of the other names could well be pronounced “Pikea”.
(Bleedin’ WordPress has just decided to put a wiggly red line under “honour” telling me it’s mis-spelled.)
26 Nov 2007
Best name I’ve heard in ages:
I think I’m in for a bad week.
After a pleasant weekend I have work. I won’t be having my half day Tuesday as per usual as I’m shortlisting for interviews for Jan. But at least that gets me some hours back from taking time for SJC and BJC.
I cycled this morning. Got just past town and my front gear cable snapped when I tried to climb up some gears a bit to get a shift on. Unluckily it was just past town; if it was just before I could have dropped the bike in at the menders and got the bus. Luckily it was right next to where I’m working this afternoon. So I went there to lock the bike up and planned to get the bus. Aargh no cash and no cash machines around the area either. So back on the bike to cycle the remaining 3 miles. In a maximum of 4th gear. I have 15 and regularly use 13 and 14 on my commute (15 hasn’t worked for a while); I never use less than 7th and that’s only for starting at the lights so 4th was rather like driving to work in 1st gear the whole way. Seemed to take ages but I managed to make it on time.
So tomorrow starts with an early ride to the bike shop and hoping that they can fix it within the day. Sigh.
I think I’m paying for my holiday before it’s even started.
25 Nov 2007
Been watching “Long Way Down” with Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor. I enjoyed their first thing about biking round the world. It seemed fun and interesting. This new one is full of these middle class idiots just whinging and whining solidly through the whole bloody trip.
Yet again I have the feeling that I would just loathe these people if I were to spend any time with them whatsoever.
I really shouldn’t carry on watching but I want to see a bit of Africa.
24 Nov 2007
I do like “The Daily Show” but there’s rather a lot of dross on it. Thankfully they put some of the good stuff on their website.
I particularly liked this bit.
[edit: was posted before I watched this one]
New searchy terms:
- jason garfield us navy
- chocolate orange occurances
- christian practice site:www.monkeyjuggler.net
- bloody horse
- roy chubby brown chicken song
- french cavalry recruitment nostalgia
- german comedy phrases
- bulgarian shoulder monkey
Foreign fillum night again this Friday. Most of the regulars were around meaning me, P, C, Rod and Nicky for a show of a couple of fillums.
The first we’ve had available for a while. Casshern seems to be a fillum version of an anime series wot I’ve never heard of. The oddest thing about it was that all the way through it we were thinking “ah this is from such and such fillum”. On the IMDb page when I first looked the review says
There are hints of any number of films here–Metropolis, Frankenstein, Mononoke Hime, Terminator, Tetsuo
It was very pretty at times and the art style varied wildly between grimy matrix stylee to gorgeous Japanese artyness. It did have a lot of weirdness going on too. From gay robots to weird spiky things coming down from the heavens and kick-starting the rise of a group of reformed human bits that became called “neoroids”. At this point we could no longer take it seriously and we had to stop watching. As Nicky said; “I’d like to keep watching as it might explain what on earth is going on. But I’m just not sure it will.”
Might be worth a look another time.
The second one of the night was “Frostbiten” from Sweden. This is a proper vampire fillum; we’ve not seen one of those (excepting the god-awful “Razorblade Smile” – aka the worst fillum I’ve ever seen in really every possible way). Takes place in northern Sweden in winter. So no dawn for a month; hence vampire fun without them having to worry about daylight.
Much more fun than Casshern. Good enough acting from the mainly young cast. Some nice set pieces with talking dogs and a vampire slaying dinner/meeting the gf’s parents for the first time sequence. The goth teen did look about 25 though. Slightly silly and with some low quality special effects, but not too bad considering the budget. We did generally like. I enjoyed the IMDb keywords for this one too (here).
23 Nov 2007
Gordon Brown PM:
“I have nothing but praise for the British armed services”
Erm the point surely was that there’s not enough money and funding going in to the services. So saying you have “nothing but praise” for them is agreeing with the statement. It reminds me rather of John Major’s classic:
“If you’re back’s against the wall you turn round and fight”
We did it again.
Unbelievably me and C managed magic runs of 8 and less magic attempts at 9 last night. Normally we wouldn’t be juggling on a Thursday and this was to be the last juggle session for me between now and next year. But still we did alright and had our best run ever of 8; tried early quads in triple singles (just for a lark really).
Was a productive evening. And looking forward to next year now. See some of you tonight and others in Glasgow or York. Oh and quiz on Tuesday? Prolly.
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