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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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Answer Me This!

Helen & Olly present one of the most amazing podcasts around, but if you're not into podcasts then here are a few of their videos on YouTube about Good ol' Great Britain;

 Their old podcasts are available on iTunes and, if you're not too squeamish about a bit of swearing - go there and buy them. NOW!!

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