Tuesday, December 28, 2010

An Interesting Winter Break

If you are upset with the present you got, or the 2 inches of snow outside your house is annoying you, have a look at the blog over at Insomniacmedic 'Christmas Tear' and at the vimeo video over at  http://vimeo.com/18213768

As we used to say in the Cub Scouts pledge back in the 70s - '...and think of others before ourselves'


Monday, December 27, 2010

You Know Whats Amazing

Seriously, you know what is amazing, and I do too.

And this blogger and the ad at the top her page are, as we in the UK say, 'The Bee's Knees'.

I don't think I'm giving anything away when I mention that she is in the videos at the top of the page. So go here to see what The Adventures of Chopper Chick are all about.


Sunday, December 26, 2010

Twitter, Facebook and You

Social Media Addiction: Are You At Risk?

I just lmao* at this video - I hope you do too.


*Laughed my ass/arse off 

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy holidays

Happy Holidays!

May 2011 be even better than 2010, and 2009 for that matter...


Monday, December 20, 2010

Too Rude By Far

People have been complaining recently of just how rude and base today's comedy has become. As a fan of comedy greats such as The Two Ronnies and Morecombe & Wise I'd like to disagree.

One of the UK's most admired comedians, the late Spike Milligan, created the sketch below. And tell me that it is not racist - please!!


Friday, December 17, 2010

Arm Your Lego Men With More Realistic Weapons

Seriously, what a great possibility; arming your Lego men with more realistic weapons. No more need to turn a megaphone around or try and break off a part of a ladder - BrickArms now make serious weapons for serious Lego enthusiasts. I think my 1 1/2 year old son might be getting some of these after he gets his scalextric set on his next birthday... ahem.....


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Is Your Company's Social Networking Policy Illegal?

Having been a member of the emergency services for nearly a decade I follow many blogs about, and by, EMS and related subjects.

I was thus surprised to see the article below on the subject of Facebook and twitter freedom for all!

Is Your Social Networking Policy Illegal?

 The argument for chatting about employers and superiors on Facebook? 

The National Labor Relations Act protects employees' right to discuss their working conditions, it decreed, and it didn't matter whether they did so around a water cooler or over Facebook.

It looks like it'll be an interesting discussion.

Discussion in comments - be polite!!


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

unusually Nice

Coming from a sarcastic and caustic workplace myself, I was happy to stumble across this website that has one reason to exist; to be nice.

If you know anyone who is hurt, emotionally, physically or even mentally, this site can bring a smile to their face.

The Postcard Project

Go there and have a look - trust me - it's worth it.


Monday, December 13, 2010

Awwww, Big Hugs!!!!

Wirecutter over at Knuckledraggin' My Life Away has gone bin and done it again!

And long may the shredded hare continue.


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Toy car or 2

The Tube of You has this offering for us today.

An interesting sculpture - I'm sure you'll agree.


Friday, December 10, 2010

Heartbreak Blue Suede Graceland

I love Elvis. He died a long time before I knew who he was.

My parents didn't even like him. My Dad preferred classical music and my Mum? Well, sadly, she is a Cliff Richard fan - for her sins.

For me Elvis summed up what a singer is all about; a wide variety of vocal talent, the ability to convince people you can act in a film and, of course, funky hair.

And now Cirque De Soleil have come up with a new show for him;

With a new album that ROCKS!! Yeah baby!!

May I humbly suggest you go listen to the quite amazing music they created?


Thursday, December 9, 2010

You have Got To Be Cheating Me!

I always enjoy shouting at other drivers as I make my way into work (Yay!) so I doubly grin when I sit down with my coffee and open my Google Reader to see a blog post from PassiveAggressiveNotes.com - they're all about people being 'polite' in very offensive ways.

Me likey - me likey alot!

And today's submission really made me grin from ear to ear. Go over there and read the note and the explanation.

Please stop feeding the homeless


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

May Well Lose a few Followers Here...

Back to Blogging

Its been a while and I missed you folks.

My life is beginning to fit around my new job and life is looking good. I don't want to jinx it or anything so that's all I'm gonna say about that.

My new job does involve a further commute than I had before, which in fact was going from the kitchen to the study, so I have had a chance to look at the other drivers on the road and their behaviour.

Please take into account that I was a police driver for 9 years and thus, when I 'call a spade a spade' - it is in fact with a few years and hundreds of thousands of miles under my belt.

Women really are bad drivers

Whenever I see a car weaving in the road or reverse parking for 3 minutes, I just know its going to be a female driver out there, embarrassing their gender even more, and 9/10 I am right.

I think the main reason that women are such hideously bad at getting from A to B is that they don't realize that the name of the game is not to get from A to B. It is to travel as efficiently as possible between the 2 points.

Please, when you stay in the overtaking lane for the whole freeway trip, it may save you time doing that annoying 'overtaking' thing but it just turns you into a 50mph barrier for the majority of other vehicles.

Your mirrors are for looking in. See if there are drivers behind you and around you. Note where you are in the flow of traffic and oblige the lunatic in the green Honda Civic by moving into the driving lane of the freeway. Please.

Discussion in the comments...


Monday, December 6, 2010

Eddie Izzard speaks frankly

I've been a fan of Eddie Izzard for many years, dating back to when he was on the stand up circuit in the UK in the early '90s. 

I have some of his shows on DVD including Dress to Kill and Live at Wembley.

He is a quite humorous young chap.

So I was very happy to stumble across a blog entry over at Dyslexia Untied about Eddie having a frank and open talk about his dyslexia.

Dyslexia: Eddie Izzard talks to the BBC about Creativity

Quite an interesting little read.  And a great blog!


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Who Am I?

Who am I?

First of all I'm not Jean Valles Jean -  just in case you were wondering.

Instead of actually telling you who I am I thought I'd just give you a few pictures from some of my favorite blogs (in no particular order) - and you can further fill the picture in your mind as to who Jumblerant really is:

 HAWSEPIPER: The Longest Climb

The Adventures of Chopper Chick!

Corn, beans, spent brass, an empty page and a deadline

 The AnarchAngel

Boobs, Injuries & Dr. Pepper




Friday, December 3, 2010

Funny Signs of the Times

I do love the demotivators website - I mean come on, the website 'despair.com' doesn't capture it enough!

I love the fake ones even more;


Thursday, December 2, 2010

We meet again!

Yes, it's been a while, but I've been busy with work, baby and a bit more work.

I'm not complaining, I love the baby and I really enjoy the work and the atmosphere at the office. It just doesn't leave me much time to do anything else.

So here goes:

Some interesting Star Wars pictures;

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I Love People

I do! I love people. Whenever we feel that everything has been done, and that the boundaries have been found - we find more and more ways to push the envelope.

I only noticed one faker in the bunch. How many did you find?


Monday, November 8, 2010

Middle East Problem & Solution

An abridged, yet accurate, account of the history of the Middle East problem.

I strongly suggest you watch the whole thing as it is highly educational.

Israel, Arabs, rationality, peace. Its all in there~!

Just my opinion of course....

Comments are more than welcome in the comments section


Sunday, November 7, 2010

When Times Were Simpler

Do you remember the 'old days'? Weren't they 'better days'?

The Fonz on TV, no seat-belts, polio and TB rampant in the country and so on?

Here are some short films to help you reminisce


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

To wit; To Woot

I hate spending money. I love buying techie gadgets. I love deals.

So http://deals.woot.com/sellout is for me. And probably for you too.

Quite simply they buy an amount of an interesting product - everything from remote controlled helicopters to thermometers and computers - and thent hey sell it on at a nice price.

But they have a limited quantity so there's not much discussion time!

I just bought me one of these for my iTouch and iPhone 4 (from work) 

For $20 I'll be happy that I know where the iPhone is all the time and I'll have the latest podcasts on my iTouch.

A win-win situation.


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Pre-election Washington last weekend

He's gone, been and done it again. The genius behind Of Mule Dung And Ash has put up a post that made me smile, cringe and want to share it with the world.

Some of the signs I found interesting:

well done sir!!


Monday, November 1, 2010

The Internet Being Used Properly

There are those who argue that the internet corrupts, teaches our children things they don't need to know, and things they don't need to see.

Personally, I think that the correct use of the internet can be seen below.

Harry, you have been punked!!

Loving it...

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Lighten Up Your Sunday

Just found this on the interwebs and thought it might bring a smile to a face or two.

Have a nice day now!


Friday, October 29, 2010

You Want Good TV

You can't handle it!!

Okay, so I'm on a bit of a caffeine freak out right now but seriously, the best TV show I've seen in 2010? Sherlock

No $#!+ Sherlock. An English show that modernizes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's logical detective character, utilizing mobile phones, iPads and a great take on Dr. Watson.

Definitely worth a peek.

But not this one, this is a bit advanced even for a Holmes fan like myself:

For more new BBC Sherlock detailed info then just click here

Or buy it from Amazon, below. 


Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Thousand Words is Worth a Picture

Really? Think I've lost the plot a bit? Well here is the picture of my blog 'For I Am Man - Hear Me Roar'.

Wordle: Hear me roar, for I am man

So what do you think of that then eh?? So 'man', 'fine' and 'sex' were most oft used. Makes you think...

Thanks to www.wordle.net


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

3 Boxes of BS » Blog Archive » Focusing on the Tool — It’s not just for Gun Control

3 Boxes of BS » Blog Archive » Focusing on the Tool — It’s not just for Gun Control

Focusing on the Tool — It’s not just for Gun Control

(Oct. 17) — An Italian region struggling with policing the sex trade along a heavily wooded road has come up with a novel solution: Just chop down the forest.
That’s right — they can’t change the behavior so they are going after the tool that is used.
According to the Guardian newspaper, the regional government of Abruzzo in central Italy has tried 24-hour patrols, raids and cameras to curb the rampant sex trade on the Bonifica del Tronto road — all to no effect.

Finally, Angelo di Paolo, the regional government’s notoriously decisive public works chief, decided that fighting the forest would be much easier then fighting the sex trade. He declared that all the vegetation on or around the banks of the River Tonto would be cut down.
If that doesn’t illustrate the stupidity of focusing on the tools instead of the criminals, I don’t know what does.
Please join the discussion.


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Just wrong - so very wrong

Every now and then I find something on the interwebs that warns me to stop, take a breath and look around.

Here are a few of those instances in picture form:


Larry Correia's new book

 From LawDog's amazing bloggage!

If you liked Monster Hunter International, you'll be pleased to hear that Larry Correia's new book, Monster Hunter Vendetta, is now out.

The ad for Barnes and Noble, and the Amazon ad at the bottom;


If you've already read it, be sure to post a review on one (or both) of those sites.

I've not yet read this one, but I know that I'll enjoy it.



Monday, October 25, 2010

For I Am Man - Hear Me Roar

Because I’m a man, when I lock my keys in the Car, I will fiddle with a coat hanger long After hypothermia has set in. Calling AAA is not an option. I will win.

Because I’m a man, when the car isn’t running very well, I will pop the hood and stare at the engine as if I know what I’m looking at. If another man shows up, one of us will say to the other, “I used to be able to fix these things, but now with all these computers and everything, I wouldn’t know where to start.” We will then drink a couple of beers and break wind, as a form of holy communion.

Because I’m a man, when I catch a cold, I need someone to bring me soup and take care of me while I lie in bed and moan. You’re a woman. You never get as sick as I do, so for you, this is no problem.

Because I’m a man, I can be relied upon to purchase basic groceries at the store, like milk or bread. I cannot be expected to find exotic items like “cumin” or “tofu.” For all I know, these are the same thing…

Because I’m a man, when one of our appliances stops working, I will insist on taking It apart, despite evidence that this will just cost me twice as much once the repair person gets here and has to put it back together.

Because I’m a man, I must hold the TV remote control in my hand while I watch TV. If the thing has been misplaced, I may miss a whole show looking for it, Though one time I was able to survive by holding a Nokia 6110 instead .

Because I’m a man, there is no need to ask me what I’m thinking about. The true answer is always either sex, cars, sex, guns, sex, sports or sex. I have to make up something else when you ask, so just don’t ask.

Because I’m a man, you don’t have to ask me if I liked the movie. Chances Are, if you’re crying at the end of it, I didn’t… And if you are feeling amorous afterward … Then I will certainly at least remember the name and recommend it to others.

Because I’m a man, I think what you’re wearing is fine. I thought what you were wearing five minutes ago was fine, too. Either pair of shoes is fine. With the belt or without it, looks fine. It does not make your ass look too big. It was the pasta and potatoes and margaritas that did that. Your hair is fine. You look fine. Can we just go now?

Because I’m a man, and this is, after all, 2010, I will share equally in the housework. You just do the laundry, the cooking, the cleaning, the vacuuming, And the dishes, and I’ll do the rest. Like wandering around in the garden with a beer, wondering what to do.

This has been a public service message for women hoping to better understand men.


Monday, October 18, 2010

5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe

  We had a couple of friends (or is it a brace or a clutch of friends?) stay over for the weekend. Atone point our Danish friend - no really, she is from Denmark, not made of pastry, asked if I had heard of the 5 Minute Chocolate Cake Recipe.

Not only had I heard of it, made it and loved it, but I was sure I had blogged about it.

Well bugger me if I can't find it anywhere on the site! I must be going insane. So here it is in all it's yummy glory:

Five Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

4 tablespoons flour

4 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons cocoa

1 egg

3 tablespoons milk

3 tablespoons oil

3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)

a small splash of vanilla extract

1 large coffee mug

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.

Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts (high). The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed! Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
Really enjoy!!


Monday, October 11, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The 10th Man

This mini film is making the rounds of the London Jewish community.
Hope you enjoy it!


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Honey I'm Home

Its been a long journey but we're finally home. From Chicago to Israel was a real shlep, which basically took a long day. But it's done now and we're home.

I think that the main thing we can long from this journey is that SkyMall really does win any competition based around the most addictive but useless, asinine yet ponderous, juvenile yet interesting and useless products ever sold outside of a Hong Kong garbage dump.

A poster from the latest super hero movie - nice, but not something I'd buy.
Description? Thus:

Robert Downey Jr. and Michey Rourke 16x24 Autographed Iron Man 2 Poster
Stunning movie poster personally signed by both Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) and Michey Rourke (Whiplash).
Limted Edition of 200

Price? A mere $499.99 not including postage and packaging!

Your honour, I rest my case.

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Monza F1 Accident

In today's Formula 1 Grand Prix in Monza, Italy, a driver knocks over his mechanic on his way out of the pits.



Something to remember this September 12th

Something From The Memory Hole by Random Acts of Patriotism helps us to see the reality behind the false face of 'Palestine' today.


Monday, September 6, 2010

You exist for my entertainment

I’ll crank the organ grinder; you dance.

Make me laugh, or cry.  Scare me.  But realize that the only words of yours that matter are scripted.

For the whole, amazingly accurate and articulate discussion go here, here or here.


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Elder of Ziyon: Johnny Rotten on playing in Israel

Elder of Ziyon: Johnny Rotten on playing in Israel

From the Independent (UK), on legendary punk-rock pioneer Johnny Rotten:

What I do know, having hung out with him for an afternoon, is that he's still always spoiling for a fight. As we're about to say our goodbyes, he pulls a sheaf of faxes out of his pocket. They are complaints, e-mailed to his manager, John "Rambo" Stevens, who lives in Arkansas, complaining that PiL [his band - EoZ] will shortly be performing in Israel. One, from a fan called Lawrence Casin, declares: "I will destroy all my albums and paraphernalia that I have collected over the years if you bastards play that hell hole."

Most musicians, particularly those who have been around for 30 years, wouldn't let hate mail upset them. They probably wouldn't even read it. But John's anger is genuine. He wants me to record it, for posterity. "I really resent the presumption that I'm going there to play to right-wing Nazi jews," he tells me. "If Elvis-f***ing-Costello wants to pull out of a gig in Israel because he's suddenly got this compassion for Palestinians, then good on him. But I have absolutely one rule, right? Until I see an Arab country, a Muslim country, with a democracy, I won't understand how anyone can have a problem with how they're treated."
And how does the newspaper follow up on that comment?
That's our Johnny Rotten. Always lively. Always entertaining. Often wrong. But, whatever you may think of him, never afraid to stick that bog-brush haircut exuberantly over the parapet.


Bagpipes on The Longest Day

June of 1944, the British 1st Special Service Brigade storms Sword Beach in Normandy.

As they fight ashore, in their midst a man wearing the Cameron kilt his father wore in World War 1 calmly marches back and forth along the sand playing the bagpipes.

For the full blog and videos go here: TheLawDogFiles


Saturday, September 4, 2010

The Making of Florida One

This has no connection to the great movie, The Taking of Pelham 123 (the original 1974 version).

Creating a masterpiece in 2 1/2 minutes. Nice.


Friday, September 3, 2010

Art or Just Nature?

'Things being destroyed very slowly' is a quite amazing video but is it art or just new technology allowing us to see nature doing it's daily chores?

My favorite is the wobbly hand of the martial artist breaking the roof tiles. What's yours?

Hat tip to JayG over at MArooned


Tuesday, August 31, 2010

True Blue

True Blue by David Baldacci.

I have a shelf of Baldacci's books and am a great admirer of his abilities. Sadly, in his latest book 'True Blue', he creates characters who are unbelievable and pens an ending that is nothing short of whimpering.

The main character is an ex-cop who is just finishing her 2 years in prison. Her sister is a cop - just happens to be the Chief of Police for a small town called.... Washington DC. Really? A believable story being weaved already I feel.

A body is found in a fridge in a lawyer's office, another one found in a dumpster and everyone but the right people get blamed.

Oh, and there is a car chase, a bike chase and some shootings too. And the government are killing people for no real defined reason.

I forgot to mention that some poor, hard working youngsters are saved by a billionaire for no apparent reason. And he has Navy SEALs patrolling his garden for some strange and badly explained purpose.

Worth a read? Probably. Worth buying off the shelf? Definitely not. Go borrow a friend's copy and judge it for yourself.

Mr. Baldacci, if you're reading this, try again please - with believable characters and a plot that we can actually follow!


Hang Up

I haven't driven in the USA for a while but the first thing I noticed today was that everyone, but everyone, was on their bloody mobile phones!! Get off the bloody things already you nonce - its a hazard of inordinate proportions!!

Oh, and by the way, if there is roadworks and a gigantic dip of maybe an inch, in the road, then don't slow down your huge SUV to go over it. Its a 4 x 4 huge gas guzzling monster and your air filled rubber tyres can take it.

And if they can't then you have no option but to change your clunker of a car.

Thus endeth the rant


Sunday, August 29, 2010

Go Easy on the Gas

Every now and then we all need a little reminder about just how fatal our little cars can be. It hit a real nerve when I watched it.

Watch and learn.


Friday, August 27, 2010

The Right to Build

I saw this and thought it was an interesting little look at the US President, 9/11 and anti-Israel sentiment in this decade.

What do you think?

The Right to Build: "

Hattip: Mitch


Friday, August 20, 2010

Monster Hunter Vendetta

Pre-order your signed copy now!

I loved his first book Monster Hunter International - even though monsters and vampires are not 'my thing'. Well worth a read.

For a signed copy of his second book, Monster Hunter Vendetta you might like to try this link here.


Saturday, August 7, 2010

Those Zionist trousers

Ian O'Doherty, in the Irish Independent, takes note of the Gaza Mall:

Gaza is, we're (un)reliably informed, the world's largest open-air prison. Indeed, in some of the more excitable circles of the anti-Israeli lobby, it's often referred to as a concentration camp; an analogy so obnoxious that it doesn't even merit mention.

And in a flyer for a fundraising gig organised by the Irish Anti-War Movement (they're not really anti-war, just anything to do with the Yanks and Israel), they said: "Since the Israeli attack in December 2009, which killed over 1,400, the people of Gaza have been suffering the worst conditions ever. Israel's continuous siege of Gaza and blockade of humanitarian aid makes even the basic necessities such as school material for children, medical supplies etc an impossibility (sic)..."

How terrible. But the Gazans have one thing to look forward to -- they opened a giant, fully stocked shopping mall this week.

And among the delights on offer are, according to its website: "air conditioning, a parking lot, security guards, a full service supermarket and a food court."

It also boasts: "Israeli trousers at reasonable prices."

So, you can hate the evil Zionist pig-dog entity that will soon disappear if Allah has his way (praise be upon him) but, in fairness, the Jews make comfy chinos, so we'll make an exception.

But just this once, mind.
It is amusing that the BDS'ers have been silent about how Gazans are so happy to have Israeli goods available to them again, after years of being stuck with crap from their fellow Egyptian Arabs.
The INS Haganah (K-20) of the Israel Navy. The...
In 1947, Arabs from Palestine who dared break the Arab boycott against Palestinian Jews were subject to firebombs and murders. When will we see calls from some ideological moron from Olympia, WA to punish the Gazans for helping the Israeli economy?

And thus endeth the rant.

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Friday, August 6, 2010

The economy is so bad that…

The economy is so bad that…
  • I got a pre-declined credit card in the mail.
  • I ordered a burger at McDonald's and the kid behind the counter asked, "Can you afford fries with that?"
  • CEO's are now playing miniature golf.
  • Exxon-Mobil laid off 25 Congressmen.
  • My ATM gave me an IOU!
  • A stripper was killed when her audience showered her with rolls of pennies while she danced.
  • I saw a Mormon polygamist with only one wife.
  • I bought a toaster oven and my free gift with purchase was a bank.
  • If the bank returns your check marked "Insufficient Funds," you call them and ask if they meant you or them.
  • McDonald's is selling the 1/4 ouncer.
  • Angelina Jolie adopted a child from America.
  • Parents in Beverly Hills fired their nannies and learned their children's names.
  • My cousin had an exorcism but couldn't afford to pay for it, and they re-possessed her!
  • A truckload of Americans was caught sneaking into Mexico.
  • Motel Six won't leave the light on anymore.
  • A picture is now only worth 200 words.
  • They renamed Wall Street " Wal-Mart Street ."
  • When Bill and Hillary travel together, they now have to share a room.
  • The Treasure Island casino in Las Vegas is now managed by Somali pirates.
Stolen word for word from JayG over at MArooned

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