Sunday, October 30, 2011

Formula 1 Blog

I've mentioned before that I am a Formula 1 addict. If you don't know what Formula 1 is, well, maybe you live in Swaziland, or are an American, well it is the ultimate in car racing. Not the ultimate in open-wheel, or 'The World Series' - but in the world.


I watch races whenever I can, download those that I can't watch live, and listen to podcasts to explain to me what I miss.

Lewis, Robert, Kimi, Fernando, Nico, and Felip...There are 2 main podcasts that I listen to, and Sidepodcast.

Out of all the Formula 1 blogs out there, I only listen to these 2 - and why? Because they are run and presented by 'normal folk'. We can't really call anyone willing to wake at 2am to watch a car race 'normal'. Let's just call them, well, 'dedicated'.

Both of the podcasts sound like friends, sitting in a pub or living room, discussing the race.A discussion that is slightly too informed for me to join in with, but very interesting indeed.

In 2013 the USA will be hosting a race in Texas. The work started on the track a while back, but Formula 1 is about money, not being polite, or equal, but cold hard cash. They were waiting for the dosh to be on the table to tell the world that F1 would grace The Lone-star State with their presence.

Recently, Todd,  the main culprit (!) from has started writing for the Huffington Post in the UK and his writing is very interesting indeed. I highly suggest you pop over there and give it a look, I know I'll be following it very closely.

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Johnny Cash - We'll Meet Again

Without doubt Mr. Johnny Cash was one of his generation's greatest country singers. Classics such as Fulsom Prison Blues, Ring of Fire and Walk The Line as well as A Boy Named Sue - make us all tap our feet.

Johnny CashJohnny Cash (Image via

His video (below) of Hurt, has over 35 million hits on YouTube. Astonishing!

And when you realise that his career took off with 'Ring of Fire' back in the old days of black and white TV!

I was listening to Mr J Cash on Grooveshark at work and after 2 hours of music I knew, I heard words that I recognised, but not in the way Johnny was singing them.

The original that I recognised -

And Mr Cash's version;

Which do you prefer?


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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Amnesty International calls to arrest leaders of Hamas

Yeah - I wish!

Over at Elder of Ziyon there is a very interesting article about Amnesty International and their 'original' and ;unique' way of looking at terrorism and murder.

Amnesty urges Canada to arrest and prosecute George W. Bush

From Amnesty International:
12 October 2011
Amnesty International today urged Canadian authorities to arrest and either prosecute or extradite former US President George W. Bush for his role in torture, ahead of his expected visit to Canada on 20 October.

“Canada is required by its international obligations to arrest and prosecute former President Bush given his responsibility for crimes under international law including torture,” said Susan Lee, Americas Director at Amnesty International. Amnesty InternationalImage via Wikipedia

“As the US authorities have, so far, failed to bring former President Bush to justice, the international community must step in. A failure by Canada to take action during his visit would violate the UN Convention against Torture and demonstrate contempt for fundamental human rights.”
A failure by Canada to arrest former President Bush demonstrates contempt for human rights?

Palestinian President Mahmoud AbbasImage via Wikipedia I have never seen Amnesty urge any Western nation to arrest Mahmoud Abbas, whose Palestinian Authority has been found to - surprise! - torture prisoners. Similarly, I cannot find any Amnesty calls to arrest leaders of Hamas or other terror groups. (Egypt, for example, is a signatory to the Convention Against Torture and Amnesty did not urge Egypt to arrest any Palestinian Arab terrorist or political leader responsible for torture when they are in its territory.)

Amnesty, it will be remembered, has defended a supporter of the Taliban as a "human rights defender" and suspended an employee who disagreed.

If anyone needed any more evidence of the twisted priorities of Amnesty International, this pretty much seals the deal.

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Monday, October 17, 2011

It Takes A Big Pair

When life hands you lemons we tend to moan a bit, complain to friends and family, and get on with things.

This guy steps it up a notch and really lives his life.

Well done young man!!


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Upper Gereshk: The Helmand plan meets tough reality

A rather sad and tragic article about our troops 'over there'.

It's not about innocence lost or about becoming men - it's about the truth behind the recruiting poster. And I guess, the truth behind the politics.

Upper Gereshk: The Helmand plan meets tough reality

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Sesame Street meets Glee

Glorious and gorgeous!

Glittering Glee and salacious Sesame Street have gathered their group of generic artistes  to generate this generational gap gutting clip.

Yeah, I gsuck at this.

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Steve Jobs RIP

It's very sad to hear that Steve Jobs, the creator and leader of Apple Inc., has passed on this evening.

He changed the world for the better, both in the creation of products that make life easier, but also in the way he treated his employees and the company as a whole.

Rest in peace sir.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Apple Success?

Really? No-one in marketing saw the possibilities of the name for the newest iPhone?

Is the latest 'iPhone 4s hit'?

Come on guys!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Blackadder the Fifth? Me likey!

According to the British tabloid newspaper, The Mirror, the star of the Blackadder series, Rowan Atkinson, has hinted that season 5 might be in the offing.

Left to right: (back) Tim McInnerny: Stephen F...Image via Wikipedia
The amazingness that was Blackadder combined humour with history and real emotion. The final minutes of the final episode of season four still brings tears to the eyes of grown men (allegedly...)

Recognisable faces in the cast picture include Stephen Fry of QI and everything clever, Tony Robinson from Time Team and of course that nice young chap Hugh Laurie from that medical show you might have heard of, now what's it called? Home? Building? No, I remember - House...

George (Blackadder character)Image via Wikipedia

So a rather large 'huzzah' for bringing back the Blackadder series!! 

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Funny Things

You know what I like? Funny things. Yeah, crazy I know but that's just the way I roll.

This particular video made me laugh a heck of a lot!

Whereas this video - well it struck home!

  Enjoy!! kthanxbai!
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