Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Fast Friends (2)

As promised here is the infamous photo. Apologies for quality but then that's 35 mm film that's been stored for a while, for you.

As they say... its a real classic photo....

Jab We Met

Film review: You have to go see this film. No matter that you haven't ever seen an Indian film, or even a Hindi film. For a little over two and half hours ( with it has to be said a ten minute interval "Hallelujah a toilet break")you will be transported literally on a journey that entices,amuses,and entertains you.

It is out this week and I beg you to go see it before the distributors pull it on Thursday.

That old chestnut of a film called Brief Encounter looks staid and positively flat in comparison to this film.

There is such counterpoint and interplay that I even want to go and see it again.

No other film save Return of the Jedi has had a repeat viewing in the cinema from me in the recent past.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

My head hurts...

I shall blog after Monday.. right now I have a headache. There is so much that is flying around with the full moon just gone and other stuff that comes with this time of this particular month including the clocks going back on Sunday morning (if you didn't remember then this is your chance to get an extra hour of time for sleeping and the rest...)

For me personally it means that there are now five months of dark evenings but I don't care.. I have a lightbox so summer is always present if I need it.

Apologies to regular readers.. there are some... but Henry is catching up with some decent quality time and trying to catch up with friends, listen to music and generally heal so there isn't going to be some sharp witty comment here for a bit because well Sunday signals the herald of it getting dark before you go home in the evening from work.

I try to think of it as governmental induced jetlag twice a year to put it into a different perspective so I guess this does have a political slant in some respects.

Anyway there is always Musings my other blog for you to read and digest if you feel the need to probe further...

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Monday, October 22, 2007

Zinzine is back!

Zinzine is back. New website address can be found with the other blogs above the scorched earth lot.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

The Highlight of my Day.... Not

(Ivory Right Chambers)
Head Office: NO 45 Clegg St,

Our Ref: JUSTICE/FG2006

Dear Good Friend,

I am Abdulahi Dieng {ESQ} a solicitor at law. I am the personal Attorney to Mr. David Moussa, who lived in Dakar-Senegal, Here in after shall be referred to as my client. On the 20th of Dec 2000, my client was involved in a car accident Along Place Independence Road Rue Lamine Guaye Dakar-Senegal, All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives. I have contacted you to assist in repatriating the money and property left behind by my client before they get confiscated by the Security Company where this huge deposit was lodged.

Particularly, the financial insist where the deceased had an account valued at about $19.5 million dollars has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account Confiscated within the next twenty official working days. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating relatives, I now seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased so that the Proceeds of this account valued at 19.5 million dollars can be paid to you. If you agree, we can share the fund in a ratio of 50% to you and 50% to me. I have all necessary Legal documents that can beused to back up any claim we may make.

All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us seeing this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement. That will protect you from any breach of the law. I will like you to send me your full name and address, private telephone and fax number for easy communication.

Best regards,
Abdulahi Dieng (Esq.)

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Blogging on a Saturday night

Oh dear its got to this has it? Everyone else in the universe is watching the rugby on tv ( I assume they are) but I'm firmly square eyed on the laptop.

Lots of political intrigue and machinations this week , the Eu treaty in Lisbon, than you very much Gordon ....Not.., 2 suicide bombers in Pakistan almost getting rid of Benazir Bhutto who survived even though she was just two feet away and Dumbledore has been outed by JK Rowling.

What a week.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Anti social Networking sites (2)

In my never ending quest to find rip off pages I have found this today (link)

Funny for a little while but just pure advertising as usual

Monday, October 15, 2007

Sunday, October 14, 2007

England in the Rubgy World Cup Final again!

Score last night 14-9 to England.

The final is going to be one hell of a fight I should imagine.

Ramadan in Space

The first Muslim Astronaut who is due in space during Ramadan has been given special dispensation.

Interesting because I was having a discussion with Mark Wadsworth about how you could keep Ramadan in the Arctic or the Antarctic.

Saturday, October 13, 2007


More Facebook related trivia.

The Hermes Project: Hatebook

The Hermes Project: Hatebook

I see its already been discussed here

Apparently in the last 24 hours there has been a spike of people adding it to their facebook account and using it


Remember Arsebook? well now there is a Facebook user that has created an application called Enemybook.

God knows why but its there. Main page link here

Edit and Update:

Enemybook is an antisocial utility that disconnects you
to the so-called friends around you.

Enemybook is a Facebook app that allows you to manage your enemies as well as your friends. With Enemybook you can add people as facebook enemies, specify why they are your enemies, notify your enemies, see who lists you as an enemy, and even become friends with the enemies of your enemies. Ever wanted to "enemy" somebody instead of friend them? Finally you can. This app remedies the one-sided perspective of Facebook.

Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer...

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

The Slaughter of the Lambs

One quarter of a million lambs to be exact. Link here

Why can't they be delivered to the shops? Why do they have to be made in to biodiesel?

This concerns me.
There is a lack of cheap meat out there and they are just wasting this food. Indeed it is pure and total waste, bit like the government eh?

Lamb is a nutritious meat, why can't the public have some?

One is highly racked off....geddit?

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Fast Friends on the M1 Motorway

Yesterday the M1 was closed between junctions 25 and 26 in both directions. Link here

I was caught up going south about a mile before the actual accident, and we all dutifully stopped on the motorway and were stationary. I switched off my car and got out and took my camera with me because I happened to have it in the car and I took a few photos. Then the persons in the two cars in front of me started to have a chat the first one saying to the person immediately in front of me that it was her 45th birthday.

So I went over wished her a happy birthday we both sang Happy Birthday to her and we introduced our selves and we started to chat as if we had met each other after a long time. I then got birthday girl to take a photo of me standing in the fast lane by the Subsidence sign.
The traffic then started to move. So we said our goodbyes and went on our merry ways.
Amazing! I will add the photo to this post when I get it back from the developers....( yes I used my film camera yesterday!)

It was a totally good experience.

Monday, October 1, 2007

New Zealand wants its Maori's back

This is a follow up story to yesterday's post. Link Here

15 percent of Maoris live outside of New Zealand their ancestral home.

I hate to say it but if you up sticks and leave your ancestral home there has to be a reason. 15% is a heavy percentage.

It brings me back to New Zealand's laws and ways of life. If you ain't sheeple there you give your self problems. That is truly sad is it not?

Plus you have to pay to see your GP about $40 NZ a pop, Welfare ( ie benefits) are only about $140 a week so you can see why healthcare in the primary sector is rubbish unless you are not poor. The poor are generally Maori.