Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Musings From the Grocery Store

Over at Voodoo Medicine Man a very interesting discussion has started. In his post 'Musings From the Grocery Store' Voodoo Medicine Man asks if we should or could intervene when we encounter an incredibly obese person.

In the self-centered world that we live in I can assume that none of us would even consider approaching such a person. But as Voodoo Medicine Man notes:

If she were about to jump off a bridge, or swallow a hand full of pills, virtually anybody would intervene and attempt to save her life. If she were a drunk driver, some would take her keys away or call the cops. If she was a child who wandered onto a busy highway, people would risk their life to save her.

And he continues;

Why the difference in human concern when confronted by somebody risking death by Twinkies compared to those risking death by a bullet?

Personally I think that the reverence in which society today holds the concepts of free speech and one's own, complete, ownership of one's own future, preclude intervention by anyone except a respected health-care worker or Oprah (!).And until such a health worker is contacted far too much damage, both mental and physical, can be done.

What do you think?


Monday, March 30, 2009

Kutiman's ThruYou Mashup

Fresh in from The Underwire from Wired.com, well from March 25th anyway, is the story of Ophir Kutiel, aka Kutiman.

An interesting story with a funky conclusion;


Kutiman-Thru-you - 01 - Mother of All Funk Chords


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Unlabelable video

Hell in a Handbasket posted a link to a very cool video. I'd love to label it a story video or a music video but you'll just have to have a look and decide for yourself!

SlagsmÄlsklubben Sponsored by destiny

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Elder of Ziyon: UN notes - and excuses - Gaza violence against women

I've had the opportunity to read all of the blogs I follow over the last few days. For a normal person this isn't unusual but I follow over 200 blogs, many of which post multiple times a day, so we're talking hundreds of blogs a week.

In fact Google Reader informs me:

From your 230 subscriptions, over the last 30 days you read 5,952 items, starred 2 items, shared 14 items, and emailed 0 items.

The blogs I read concern everything from Formula 1 to the Airline Industry to Afghanistan and Iraq based soldiers' blogs to The Daily Telegraph Obituaries (!)

So why the lengthy introduction to just tell you that I read a few blogs? Because this one really stuck out.

Elder of Ziyon: UN notes - and excuses - Gaza violence against women

It is too long an article and relatively complex. Sufficed to say that it shows all of its readers just how blinkered the UN is when it comes to Israel and I just don't get it.

The original article from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs is here and I can see that Elder of Ziyon has not changed anything or even dug deep to get the same conclusion that most of us would.



Oops ScribeFire 'issue' / 'bug'

The last blog, and for all I know, this one, turned into one big link to a video of Jeff Dunham.

As rubbish as the blog may have been, the clip did have 85,318,247 views!!

Anyway, to say sorry here is another Jeff masterpiece - Bubba J. Only 10,362,438 views on this one though...

Jeff Dunham and Bubba J


Jeff Dunham - genius

I am a zombie.

Baby Jack is up every 2ish hours and I'm busy helping with his care.

In a fit of amazing clarity I decided to make myself some extra strength Turkish coffee, the stuff that is used to peel the paint off large container ships. 30 seconds after having finished a mug, yes over 200ml of 112% caffeine, I fell asleep!

So I decided to enjoy the time that I'm awake and remembered a DVD that Mrs Jumblerant bought me in December -
Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity

I am still completely cream crackered (Cockney rhyming slang for knackered, which in turn means 'very tired indeed thank you very much') but at least now people know why I have an inane grin on my face.

Jeff Dunham - Achmed the Dead Terrorist

Jeff Dunham - Arguing with Myself - Peanut & Jose Jalapeno


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Simon Cowell Made Me Obese

This family say they are unable to work because they are too fat. They blame their GP, the Government, even Simon Cowell - but not themselves

Now normally I'd strongly disagree with that phrase, being slightly pudgy myself I know its because I eat junk food and don't exercise enough. With Jack's birth 2 weeks ago I have lost 2kg - 4.4 lbs, which is nice.

So back to the article which I'm now calling Simon Cowell Made Me Obese. If you don't know who Simon Cowell is;
What surprises me about this article is the fact that even after the family allowed the journalist in to their abode, chatted to her for a bit and had photos taken, they are still ridiculed. In the past I feel that these people would have at least have been given the oppurtunity to a bit of respect but here they are ripped apart.

And about bloody time too!

So maybe the tide has turned and the culture of blaming everything under the sun, except yourself, for your own problems, has gone. Hurrah!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Twitter Worm Could Take Over Your Computer

As Twitter starts to take over the world I am proud to announce that the vile and disgusting art of virus creation may, possibly, if they work stuff out, rip out the insides of twitterers' (or just plain twits) computers.

Twitter Worm Could Take Over Your Computer (in Theory)

Laugh? I nearly fell over...


Friday, March 20, 2009

Kinda 'Test Test' but not

I've playing around with the Feedburner settings on the site and I need to publish to observe the changes. Instead of just writing 'TEST TEST' as others do I thought I'd give you a fun vid to watch, as a complimentary gift.


Hamas children, THE GAYS and Sarah Palin!


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Now I'm not a cat lover

Now I'm not a cat lover, in fact i can still feel where my great Aunt Annie's moggy stuck it's claws into the back of my hand back in 1982 but over at I can has cheez burger they do have a funny picture every now and then.

The 'lolspeak' can be annoying, especially when I stumble across their blogs late at night, but I'm getting used to it.

Hope it made you grin, if not outright smile.


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Living MoH recipient may be coming

Living MoH recipient may be coming

Since Vietnam there has not been a living Medal of Honor winner, although now we may have one.

Very exciting.


Monday, March 16, 2009

Have your assistant's assistant book now

I stumbled upon this clever advertising project this afternoon and thoguht you might appreciate it.

I've flown JetBlue a few times and am very impressed with it's service. My sister, who lives in Miami swears by them, as opposed to US Air which I swear at....

Welcome Bigwigs


Thursday, March 12, 2009

You Don't Know Jack - yet

Baby Jumblerant was finally named yesterday - Jack

He is happy, healthy and feeding well. And boy, does he have a set of lungs on him!!

Thanks for all of your good wishes over the last few days, I'll get back to you when I can.


Friday, March 6, 2009

A few baby photos for your delectation. Mrs. Jumblerant is home with the baby and relaxing.

Jumblerant will be back to normal service in the next few days. If I get some sleep.


Thursday, March 5, 2009

a little biddy bit o' news

How you doing? Everything good with you? Family well? Good to hear.

Just thought I'd drop by and say "hi" see how thing are going with you.

Oh, and wifey aka Mrs Jumblerant had a 3.2kg / 7lb bouncing baby boy this morning.

I am now a Father.


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

This is one funny blog

I was cruising through Google Reader and found some funny stuff I thought I'd share with y'all and then I saw that it was from the same blog, from the same guy and thought "heck, give the guy his dues - he's damn funny"

This article, this joke and this photo made me laugh out loud.

Go over to Knuckledraggin My Life Away for more of the same. He can be a bit naughty every now and then so be prepared.


5 Brilliant Animations of Sully's Hudson River Landing + a gripey rant

I think we were all a bit 'gob-smacked' when Captain "Sully" Sullenberger landed his stricken US Airways jet in the Hudson River.

I'm an amateur, amateur, amateur trainee pilot. Did I mention I was an amateur? Anyway, I wanted to see what the pilots did to save so many lives and was directed to this web-page with 5 different simulations of the amazing landing.


Happy viewing.


On a bit of a side-note, my Google Analytics code in Jumblerant was corrupted when I installed a non-Google based advertising widget. Not such a problem as I could probably contact all of my readers by text message (NARF!) but in the middle of it all, over at Marooned, Jay G mentioned this blog had been added to his Blogroll to his HUGE readership but I have no record of how many, if any, guests I had :-(

Wifey's due date for number 1 child was Sunday so theoretically I have more important things to worry about but in reality. . . .


Sunday, March 1, 2009

Me wants one. Or two.

A friend of mine is on the creation team for the vehicle above. It could soon be seen at a confrontation near you soon!

Actually, its just been put in to contention for the US's next armored vehicle.

It not only looks good but is actually tough as nails, exceptionally safe and is already in use by a few military and police forces around the world.

Watch this space for more information as the processes continue.