Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Guess how much... costs to register a car in New South Wales for 1 year?

$680. Yes, thats R4500. For 1 year.

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Tough-to-beat logic

Ms King chimes in: “You can’t be two things at once. You can’t be a Christian and a Muslim.” In fact, Mr Obama hasn’t tried to pull off such a feat. He’s just a Christian. But Ms King continues with concerns over his family life, explaining that while Cindy McCain is always with her husband, she never sees Mr Obama with Michelle and their children. “If they don’t support him, how can we?”

As the Economist clearly demonstrates, Florida housewives are why McCain still has a chance.


Monday, 27 October 2008

Dumbest spam header I've ever seen

"Sell your house privately for less - Private Property South Africa"

Who would want to? Yes yes I know what they mean, but do the millions of morons out there also know what they mean?

Friday, 24 October 2008

Damn... I love these things!

Seems that white rabbit sweets aren't that good for you.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

The Washlet

Isa toiret wida speray. Sankyou.

Thursday, 16 October 2008

So jealous of those intrepid explorers making it to AfrikaBurn (note the crazy name change) this weekend! Wish I was there with you! Instead I am going to learn more about Freud and jung... actually maybe there will be something about my weekend that has an AB connection ;)

Tuesday, 14 October 2008


Hello my esteemed, very informed and intelligent sounding fellow joumasebloggers. I have missed you but I know it is all my own doing
I wish I had some informed, interesting current affairs bit to share, but really this is just about the little 10km run we did over a week ago (I incite the 27th amendment: thou need not function in turbulent times) as my excuse for the delay...

Anyway, Paula and I joined forces with my family's rather eclectic running group and headed out to arniston last weekend to take part in Die Voet van Afrika in Bredasdorp. Arniston is gorgeous and the run was, can you believe it, fun. So here are some of the pics. Needless to say, I was slow, everyone else did pretty well but we all finished and felt good afterwards and the next day - my criteria satisfied :)

Paula, Rebecca and me - enjoying the tablespoon of coca cola after our run through the mountain farms in bredasdorpArniston fishing cottages in the village

Our house :) Whales in the bay all day, all weekend! (That is Seboko on the balcony)

The cave (Grot) - amazing!
OK, that is all I have today... Only two months to go before school is out for summer!! Crazy and busy. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the wedding!


Monday, 13 October 2008

I'm also enjoying this


Has anyone in Melbourne seen this?


It's why artists should be allowed to live, even when their name is Axel Peemoeller.

The Doctor.

Friday, 10 October 2008

Can someone please explain...

why my holiday is now going to cost me 50% more than it did a week ago. The Aussie dollar was almost at parity with the US dollar (overvalued, fine, but still, not 50% overvalued) and now it has drawn a deep breath, held its nose with one hand, and taken a huge bomb-drop into the pool of shitty exchange rates.

See, as i understand it, the banks here do fine (Westpac is run by a Soufefriken woman, so why wouldn't it do fine?), and they don't lend money as easily as the States, so surely the AUD should be doing better than most? MC K-Rudd and DJ Swanney keep rapping to us about how the Aussie economy is doing better than most, but we seem to be doing KAK in relation to pretty much every other currency (most importantly for me, the Yen and the USD). I'm just a simple engineer, but it escapes me why the American dollar would be doing better than the Aussie dollar if their shitty banking system and under regulated finance sector was the one that fucked up in the first place? We have an analyst, an economist, some lawyers and an MBA grad (almost!) among us, can someone please explain? No words longer than 8 letters allowed, and nothing that could be classed as 'finance jargon'.

Shabbat shalom,


'Aw fack Bruce! Look at it! The fackin' dollar just died in the arse again! There goes Gregs holiday down the fackin' tubes! 'Strewth!'

Thursday, 9 October 2008


Another grappie.

The devil made me do it, says lone viewer of Hansie movie

BLOEMFONTEIN. The only person known to have paid money to see Hansie: The Movie says he was tricked by Satan. Hempies Smit, 28, of Brakpan, says he had no intention seeing the film about former cricket captain Hansie Cronje, but was overcome by demonic forces at the box office. Smit is believed to have seen the entire film and is currently in a critical but stable condition.

Speaking to journalists from his bed at the Gé Korsten Memorial Hospital in Bloemfontein where he is being treated for severe nausea and diarrhea brought on by prolonged exposure to the film, Smit said that he had gone to the cinema intending to watch something else, but that "dark forces" had made him buy a ticket to Hansie.

"The lady behind the counter went a bit pale, which was hectic because she was Sesotho, and she asked me if I was sure because nobody else in the country has paid their own money to see it," recalled Smit.

Describing the film as "diabolical" he confirmed that its tagline – "How do you start over once you've betrayed a nation's trust?" – was in fact a reference to Cronje's deception and not, as widely believed, a reference to the film's scriptwriter and director.

Smit said that he was still somewhat disoriented by the experience, but remembered being simultaneously overwhelmed by "intense boredom and an urgent need to run away". However, he said, he had remained in his seat "because by that stage Beelzebub was calling the shots".

However Smit said he was trying to remain positive about the ordeal.

"Look, it's a solid film, for a movie made to exonerate a deceased icon by his brother targeting a straight-to-DVD market in rural South Africa," said Smit. "To be fair there were only a handful of weak aspects."

He said that these had included the script, the directing, the camera work, the acting, and lighting and the editing.

"But for the rest it was fine," he said.

He had special praise for Sarah Thompson, the American actress who plays Cronje's Afrikaans wife Bertha, saying that Thompson had brought "genuine nuance to the role with her American German Cockney impression of Keira Knightley sitting on a carrot".

He said the film's other actresses had not had a chance to shine as their roles were limited to walking into the kitchen to prepare food for the men, or walking out of the kitchen having prepared food for the men.

Meanwhile the film's distributors have confirmed that Grey College in Bloemfontein has bought a print and will be showing it non-stop to its pupils for the next 300 years to remind them that nothing is wrong as long as you're forgiven by adolescent boys at your old high school.

A Claude Glass

Tonight I'm going off to this...

... to see pretty pictures like this....

...and funny pictures like this...

Incidently the drunk guy is Zander Bloem who is well known for making this....

... which sorta looks like my i-net screen for the past few days. Which in turn is sorta why I'm avoiding work to put up very random posts like this one.

Bye now

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Cramp your style

OK, so i haven't ripped and posted anything for a while, but that's mostly because i couldn't rip any records without a weird buzzing sound in the background. I figured it was the shitty sound card in my turntable, but i bought a new (though admittedly cheap and nasty) interface this weekend and it does the same thing sometimes. Anyway, this time it didn't, so in all its analogue (scratchy with poor 7" quality - authentic!) glory, please share in the joy of one of me favourite 7"s. Its a track by Breakestra which borrows the drums and horns from the old Marva Whitney record 'Unwind yourself' (produced by his Majesty, the late JB R.I.P.) at the beginning, though you may recognise them from 'Let me clear my throat' by DJ Kool. I saw Breakestra live at a festival a few years back and some clown threw something at the lead singer (A kid named Miles, i believe) and he went bananas and tried to jump off stage and bash the guy. He should have too.

And before Phil gets excited, yes,i did reactivate my Facekak account, but its for a good cause (a fundraising thing, i'll explain when it gets sorted) and it only TEMPORARY. Facebook is after all a social crutch for people with nothing better to do with their time. HOLLAH!

God bless you all,


Having a bad day?

Watch this Haitian weather report on repeat :

Care of the Estoy con estupido blog.

Monday, 6 October 2008

More Palin Bashing

This is supposed to be real, but even if it's not, it's great.

Saturday, 4 October 2008

Thursday, 2 October 2008

I'm backtracking

Obama will win. Palin is a lump of coal (who can see Russia!). She'll guarantee McCain's loss. What a daft choice. Who knew she was so clueless on everything?

She's debating Biden tonight. Wish I could stay up that late to watch. Will be fine entertainment.

The Doctor.