Entries from April 2008

ninme Reaches for the Oxygen Tank

Categories: Catblogging

Business Endorsed: Zappos.com

On a whim, I bought shoes to go with a dress I haven’t bought yet. Yesterday at about 4:00 I placed the order. At about 6:00 I got an email about shipping that I glanced at but didn’t actually read since they all say the same thing. This morning I got an email that had [...]

Categories: Business & Media

Great Albertans

Telegraph – Getting dug in at Highgrove for the Prince of Wales Goodenough, 47, has just been awarded one of the most demanding jobs in horticulture. Highgrove is the Prince of Wales’s sanctuary, and its garden the place where he gives free expression to his interests and beliefs. Working for a body such as English [...]

Categories: Science and Nature

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CLXXII

I’m going with funny, because otherwise it would just be scary. And the fact that someone actually noticed this is hilarious. That and the arrows. The little arrows kill me.

Categories: Geography and Foreign Affairs

Reader On To Something

Me, on Sunday – Don’t Tell Q The driver was delivering the iconic Aston Martin DBS to the film scene in heavy rain when he lost control around one of the lake’s narrow curves. Augh, he was only delivering it! It didn’t go out in a symphony of power slides and blinding explosions! What a [...]

Categories: Entertainment

Feed the Dormice to the Chinese

I saw a story on the Fox News webpage last night that Sam’s Club was limiting shoppers to 4 20lb bags of rice at a time, because people are trying to stock up in the face of rising food costs. Rising food costs I don’t care about, but buying up all the rice? That’s my [...]

Categories: Science and Nature

Absolutely the Funniest Item of the Day CLXXI

The Dog’s Diary / The Cat’s Diary Update (4.24): Bubblehead’s cat Hercules exhibits similar subversive impulses.

Categories: Catblogging

The Popcorn Is In the Microwave

The Times – Oh no! Groundhog Day… again, by Gerard Baker You’ll recall that in the iconic 1993 film, Bill Murray plays a weatherman who is condemned to repeat, apparently forever, his tedious day in the cloyingly friendly Pennsylvanian town of Punxsatawney, where a groundhog named Phil pops his head out of a tree every [...]

Categories: Politics

Paraguay!

The Times – Poor Paraguay<br/> The new President needs to co-operate with and emulate his Brazilian counterpart I bring this up because McDonalds has the funniest ad. I flipped on the TV last night, and apparently all the rich people with senses of humour watch Seinfeld reruns at 10 and 10.30. Anyway, it’s not online [...]

Categories: Business & Media

25 Years and This Is What She's Learned?

You’d think that she’d know by now that to duet with someone who can sing would only make people notice she sounds like Madonna.

Categories: Entertainment

Hushed Tones and Accents

I like the bit about the golf coverage. Further illustrating the press’ disconnect? Cuz there was no golf clapping. And the bit about the accent. Ties in nicely with Gerard Baker’s hilarious “Ve haf veys of making you pray!” Curtsy: Wheat & Weeds. Who has been all pope, all the time. I wonder if she’s [...]

Categories: People and Current Events

Professor Bob Gives Me No Hope For Feeling the Sun On My Face

Professor Bob Carter from James Cook University in Queensland, talks to Nzone Tonight’s Allan Lee about how ordinary people can try and find out the truth about Climate Change and global warming. (Nzone Tonight is broadcast on Shine TV, Sky Digital NZ Channel 111, 6.30 and 9.30 weeknights) Curtsy: Brett McS. Obviously there are more [...]

Categories: Science and Nature

Apparently the Boycott Talk Isn't Getting Through to Them

The Sunday Times – Yu Zhou dies as China launches pre-Olympic purge of Falun Gong, by Michael Sheridan in Hong Kong MEMBERS of a peaceful Chinese spiritual movement say that more than 1,500 of its supporters have been detained in the run-up to the Olympic Games and that one of them, a popular folk singer, [...]

Categories: People and Current Events

Don't Tell Q

BBC – Bond car plunges into Lake Garda A stunt driver has crashed the car used by movie secret agent James Bond into Italy’s Lake Garda during filming of 007′s latest movie, Quantum of Solace. Augh! The driver was delivering the iconic Aston Martin DBS to the film scene in heavy rain when he lost [...]

Categories: Entertainment

India Fuming

Good ol’ Boris brought the smoking ban up again, saying he’d want an online referendum on it if he were mayor, even if as mayor he wouldn’t actually have the authority to do so. The Sunday Times – We’re all fagged off with nanny, by India Knight It’s like being a giant toddler. We are [...]

Categories: People and Current Events