Monday, March 31, 2008

They Are Among Us - Update.

This is Alex Salmond, the First Minister of the Scottish Parliament. I glanced at this picture today advertising the upcoming NY Tartan Week, and noticed his thumb. Could he have been got at?
I thought Alex was a plant, but I was wrong. As the picture below shows, he could be an insect!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Max Hope.


Thursday, March 27, 2008

The SushiBoy Meme...

4 Sans jobs:
-Camel Trainer. Not a very good one. Removed due to injury.
-Secret Agent. I got lost on my first mission. Never met James Bond. Met Brooke Bond.
-Potato Peeler. I enjoyed this; at last something I could do well. Biggest single meal peel was mash for 60 peeps.
-Cattle Rancher. Not very successful. I'm afraid of Cattle.

4 Movies I watch over and over:
-I Robot. Can't explain why, other than the casting, the acting and parts of the writing are inspired.
-Bicentennial Man. Just a darn good story with exceptional acting.
-Gregory's Girl. Classic, inspired, pinned to the wall of everlasting glory.
-That Sinking Feeling. Brilliant, raw, real, charming and personal.
-Countless others that I will list if you ask.

4 Places I have lived, or stayed for a while:
-Home. Have been here a while.
-Wolverhampton. A few months. Stayed in an hotel. The Old Vic?
-Stoke-on-Trent. A few months. Rented a flat (apartment).
-Milton Keynes. A few months. Employers residence, plus The Cock Hotel & The Bull Hotel in Stony Stratford. I miss the extensive choice of real ales.

4 TV shows I watch:
-The Simpsons. Prefer the early season shows.
-Randall & Hopkirk. Brilliant, charming, funny and brilliant. Did I mention brilliant?
-The Prisoner. Classic inspired disturbing and prophetic.
-Jonathan Ross. Talk Show host with friday night show on the BBC. Anything goes, and often does.

4 Places I have been wet:
-Gulf of Mexico. SCUBA Drift Diving.
-In the shower. Every second week, whether I need it or not.
-Countless Hotels. In baths and showers, often having sex.
-Newquay. I'm pretty sure I was high diving from the pier.

4 People and robots who e-mail me regularly:
-Bailiffs. Not true. This is a lie.
-Countless Routers. This is true.
-Debt Collectors. Not true. This is a lie.
-Countless magazines. This is too bloody true.

4 Favorite things to eat:
-Lovely Biscuits. I am addicted.
-Lovely Biscuits & Milk. I need help.
-Lovely Biscuits, Milk and Bananas. Ooohh, they're just sooooo.. good. Great. An epicurean endearment.
-Occasional piece & jam. With thick crusty plain bread. One simply can't get any better.

4 States I would rather be in:

4 Things I look forward to this year:
-Summer break.
-Clarity of vision.

There, all done.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


In 1976 a Camel fell on me. That's all I have to say about that.

Monday, March 24, 2008

They Are Among Us!

Something is going on. They are among us.

I had imagined the Triffinator. A hideous conglomeration of Triffid and Terminator. Plant life taken to it's ultimate perversion of the inverted cyborg. Truly we face the War of the World.

This is all in my mind, I hear you say. No! Heads up people and smell the slime. I found this picture below and thought cool, a digital port, a real thumb drive.

Then followed the other pictures that serve as evidence. We are all doomed!

Doomed I tell you! Doomed!
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Sunday, March 23, 2008

The Bleeding Edge...

Friday, March 21, 2008

The T-Shirt Tag...

Tagged by Jen.

1. Link back to the original post.
2. Describe two t-shirts that you own.
3. If you design your own vanity t-shirt what would it say?
4. Where would you wear your vanity t-shirt?
5. Tag three of your best blogging buds.

This is me wearing my Daria T-Shirt. The weather in Scotland doesn't lend itself to the wearing of T-Shirts except during a good Summer. My current body doesn't lend itself to the wearing of T-Shirts. Period.
My other favourite Tee is in Florida, beside the Sun, where it should be.

The above graphic is a composite of what it looks like. Randall & Hopkirk is a classic TV show.

And now to my choice of vanity Tee. Since vanity is not one of my talents, I guess I would design a shirt to be a tribute to the Best.

I would wear it with pride.

Stories from the food file.

I was just handed a menu from a Chinese Restaurant, and into my head popped a memory from a previous life.

In this instance I was in an office, normally occupied by three of us, but on this particular day, I was alone. Feeling sorry for myself at lunchtime, I decided to order a Chinese take-away meal from the Restaurant four blocks up the street.
I perused their menu and duly phoned my order in: Name-Pantaloons, OK, I would like a #17, OK, order ready in 30 Min's. Okay!

I walked the four blocks to the Restaurant to collect my meal, approached the counter and stated the required information. It just so happened that I had been too busy salivating over the menu to notice I had ordered a meal for 4.
And people wonder why I'm big-boned.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Name Game meme...

1. Tag one to many persons by doing the name game song on their Blogger name (their first name, if they have one).
2. Ask your tagged, name-gamed bloggers to continue the
Name Game meme, please.

Hello, taggees! Please pass this meme on.
If you don't, nothing bad will happen, but you may be taken to a village in Portmeirion.
The only way to prevent this is your continuation of this meme!

Be seeing you.

The taggees:

Lynda, Lynda, bo-bynda,
Banana-fana fo-fynda

Alex, Alex, bo-blex,
Banana-fana fo-flex
Miss Alex!

Special, Special, bo-bpecial,
Banana-fana fo-fpecial
Special K!

Mel, Mel, bo-bel,
Banana-fana fo-fel

Cheer, Cheer, bo-bheer,
Banana-fana fo-fheer

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Chris Flew.

This has a quality I like.
Chris Flew is an upcoming singer songwriter, and has many good videos posted on YouTube.

His MySpace page is here.
Text link for this video is here.

Crazy 8's meme...

I was tagged by Miss Alex with the Crazy 8's meme. This is my attempt.

8 Things I’m Passionate About –

1. Family.
2. Learning.
3. Fairness.
4. Laughter, Passion & Fun.
5. Intimacy.
6. Passionate Kisses.
7. Electronics.
8. Empathy.
9. Thinking.
10. Understanding Systems & Detail to the nth degree and beyond...
11. The universal Why?
12. Lovely Biscuits, Milk & Bananas.
13 Garthamlock Hospital.

8 Things I Want to Do Before I Die –

0. Smile & Laugh...
1. Be Happy.
2. Travel More.
3. Tidy Up the 34 dimensions that have been tainted by my existence.
4. Finish the Decorating I started in 1976.
5. Relax.
6. Finish all the projects that I have ongoing. (see #4)
7. Do something useful.
8. Finish this meme and the name-game meme set by Chris.

8 Things I Say Often –

I usually speak in acronym.
SP - used as an exclamation of delight! SP = Su-perb.
CLV - normally follows a sigh. CLV = C'est la vie. (Or, when in science mode = Constant Linear Velocity)
All OTP - used to describe drivers road usage. OTP = Over the place.
SAD - used as a superlative to SP. SAD = Super Ally Dooper!
EOD - normally used to end a discussion where I have lost the argument, but can't admit it. EOD = End of discussion. (Or, when in geek mode, I use EOF = End of file, or EOT = End of transmission.)
LRC - normally used to describe traffic congestion. LRC = Left, Right & Centre.
FOAD - usually SHOUTED IN FRUSTRATION. Sometimes varies as BOAD.
AIG - normally used with 'I need to get my'; so I can listen to my Eagles vinyl when I convert it to MP3. AIG = Arse in Gear.

Also, I often use the words Quadrac and Transductor, go figure...

8 Books I’ve Read Recently –

I like to do most of my reading during summer vacation. Some of the pile of books purchased and queued for reading are:

Made in China by Donald N. Sull ISBN 1-59139-715-4
The Humane Interface by Jef Raskin ISBN 0-201-37937-6
RFID Sourcebook by Sandip Lahiri ISBN 0-13-185137-3
Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads by Richard Webber, Dick Clement & Ian La Frenais ISBN 0-75281-815-5
Rodney Bewes Autobiography ISBN 0-7126-6992-2
iWoz by Steve Wozniak ISBN 0-7553-1406-9
Eric Sykes Autobiography ISBN 0-00-717784-4
On The Edge by Brian Bagnall ISBN 0-9738649-0-7

8 Songs I Do Listen to Over and Over –

Eva Cassidy - Fields of Gold.
Elkie Brooks - Maybe I'm Amazed.
George Martin - Friends & Lovers.
George Martin - Because. *
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - Come Up and See Me, Make Meme Smile.
Pink Floyd – The Great Gig in the Sky.
The Alan Parson's Project - A Dream Within A Dream.
Deacon Blue - Dignity.
Barbra Streisand - Make It Like a Memeory.
Helen Reddy - Angie Baby.
Paul Williams - Where Do I Go From here.
John Miles - Rebel.
Bert Jansch - A Windy Day.
Christopher Franke - Lontano Mystery.

* Two for one offer on George Martin Today!
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8 Things That Attract Meme to My Best Friends-

All my friends got married.
Some of my friends wives got captured by my spell.
Now, I've got no friends.
Infidelity always ends in disaster.

8 People I Think Should Do Crazy 8’s

To be decided...offers accepted.

Friday, March 14, 2008

A Belated Birthday Prince looking for a Kiss.

No matter if he's green or blue, Mr. Fab is always Fabulous!

Croak of Invisibility...

Thursday, March 13, 2008

There ain't no Sanity Clause, Part Deux.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Random Find 6.

Altogether now - Here's ...

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

For those who want to see the back of me...

If I can't post interesting, I can at least attempt topical.
No urinals were harmed in the production of this post.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Cheer up Dick!

Things could be worse. You could have to put up with this guy all day!

Count your Blessings...

My profuse apologies to Megan for any offence caused. To Chris - baaa~

Nobody™ was saved...

Got any Grass, Man?