Sunday, September 30, 2012

This Should Worry You

We all know that the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) is about as useful as a chocolate fire-guard or a rice paper condom as shown by these articles here;

English: TSA insignia

And this is what they boast what the TSA did find in 2011:

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 02:  Transportation Secu...
And then I read this today and it got me really scared;

Fake Pilot 'Hitched A Free Ride In Cockpit'

Yup, with all of the European and American technology and the fear that the good lord put into us on 9/11 - we still managed somehow to let someone who should not be there, into the cockpit.

Nice work everyone involved.

Now, where did I put that railway timetable???

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Robert Kubica's Injury - Part 2

Back in February 2011 Formula 1 racing driver and upcoming star, Robert Kubica had a serious crash whilst rallying in the off season. Here is my blog about Robert Kubica's crash.

Very much like his fellow driver Felippe Massa's near death experience with a piece of debris entering his cranium, Robert's injury put all of Formula 1's eyes on him. Unlike Felippe, Robert was unable (so far!) to return to the pinnacle of open wheel racing, which is Formula 1.

But good news! Robert is back to racing.

Autosport had this to say:

Robert Kubica took victory on his return to competition in an Italian domestic rally on Sunday.
The event was the first motorsport contest the Pole had entered since sustaining horrific injuries in a rally accident in Italy in February 2011.
...Kubica won all four stages of the Ronde Gomitolo di Lana rally to claim victory by nearly a minute over Omar Bergo's WRC Mini.
Robert Kubica

Before the start of the rally, Kubica told Italian television channel SkySport24 that the event marked the start of "a more active phase" in a recovery that he still hopes will bring him back to Formula 1 eventually.

And we're all sitting here waiting for your return sir!

Get well soon Bob.

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Top Gear Laughs

I've been a fan of Jeremy Clarkson, James May and The Hamster from the TV show 'Top gear' for the last 10 years or so. Its always fun to see someone discuss the pros and cons of cars you will never, ever, in your life drive. I guess its some kind of 'living by proxy' (or do I have that completely wrong?).

English: The BBC Top Gear presenting team of ,...

Anyhoo, in the last few years they've become sillier and funnier and their collection of laughs and antics just cracked me up. So much so, in fact, that I had to put my coffee down for fear of snorting it out of my nose! 

Here it is:

My personal favourite show of the entire show was their special trip to Vietnam, it was just so up close and personal about the trio and I think we got to see a bit of who they really are.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

All Those Single Ladies

I recently read a blog regarding covers of 'Single Ladies' by Beyonce Knowles and I was impressed by the wide variety of musicians who had taken the time and energy to rehash the popular tune.

My personal favourite has appeared here before;

Because Pomplamoose are amazing and fantabulous.

Just saying. So here are the other covers. And the last one is just a fun little thing to make you giggle.


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Friday, September 14, 2012

Even Tough Men Cry

Yes, even tough men cry, but in this case its a war cry.

Corporal Luke Tamata, 31, Lance Corporal Jacinda Baker, 26, and Private Richard Harris, 21, of the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment were killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. Two hundred soldiers of the 1st and 2nd battalions greeted the coffins when the dead soldiers were repatriated.

That, my friends, is how we say goodbye to comrades in arms.

Hat-tip to 200 weeks

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Happy Rosh Hashana

Sunday 16th of September is Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. So to all you celebrants out there - enjoy:

Rock Anthem and a bit of bouncing off rocks and stuff!

Oh we love the Maccabeats - I mean, if we were all 14 year old girls.

Happy New year in a variety of languages

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Sunday, September 9, 2012

I Nearly Crashed My Car. 3 times.

It was simple really, I'd been listening to the Popstuff podcast which always brings a broad grin to my face. The girls on the podcast are sassy, fun and in all honesty, enchanting. So when they suggested listening to another podcast I decided to give it a try.

Popstuff podcast

The podcast they referred to sounded harmless enough, 'My brother, my brother and I'. An 'advicecast' whatever that may be. Probably 3 siblings talking about something or other with the bigger ones bullying the youngest one into joining, and no doubt, they'd be making him spill all of his embarrassing life stories.

Worth a listen at least?

My Brother, My Brother and Me is an advicecast for the modern era featuring three real-life brothers: Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy. For roughly five-sixths of an hour each week, with new episodes dropping every Monday, the brothers McElroy will answer any query sent our way, each fielding questions falling into our respective areas of expertise. We operate like a streamlined, advice-generating machine. It’s both terrifying and humbling to behold.

So I did. And thats when I nearly crashed the car. 

3 times. 

In a  period of twenty minutes.

Go and listen to the latest podcast here or just click on the thingybob below:

Sweet, sweet listening indeed.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Monster Hunter Legion - Limited Signed Edition

Some people call me a space cowboy yeah, Some call me the gangster of love,Some people call me Maurice,Cause' I speak of the pompetous of love.
None of which is true about me at all whatsoever. 

However, when the great lyrics continue;
Cause' I'm a picker, I'm a grinner, I'm a lover, and I'm a sinner, playin' my music in the sunI'm a joker, I'm a smoker, I'm a mid-night toker, I get my lovin' on the run
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

Yes, there is a bit of me in that. But I'd change just one thing. I'm a reader. I'm a voracious reader. My home library has over 500 books. 

Ambrose, Clancy, Baldacci, Kathy Reichs, Keegan, Kotler, Burford, Chambers, Robert Mason, Linderer, Silva, Griffin, Cornwell, and yes, the list goes on.

And that list has been added to by a young and exciting author named Larry Correia. 

So what's so great about Correia's writing? I can't explain (which is probably why he is the author and I'm the fanboy  blogger!)

He writes about vampires and orcs and ogres and werewolves, special powers, normal humans and past events. Things I would not touch with a bargepole in any other book I have read. Ever.

English: New York Times Bestseller Larry Corre...
New York Times Bestseller Larry Correia
The way he writes about them really brings them to life and into a reality but in a way that gives them personality and drive. Its funny, cute, interesting, thrilling, enthralling, sad and real.

A mother-in-law who is a vampire. A foe who is an ogre. A friend who is a werewolf. An ornamental gnome who kicks his ass...

Don't take my word for it, go over to his website and read about him and then go buy the books!

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Evolution Or Just Smart?

Evolution is the change in the inherited characteristics of biological populations over successive generations. Its a 'hot potato discussion' in some countries, on the school syllabus in others and dismissed out of hand in even more.
Green Heron
Green Heron (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So explain this:

Give a bird some bread and he'll eat for a day, teach a bird to fish and he'll end up on YouTube. 

This Green Heron shows some real learning behavior. It actually lures fish with bread. The method works. The most interesting part for me is, it seems to be hungry but does not eat the bread, unlike the surrounding Ibises do.

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