Wood out, gas in.

Jan 23, 2009 | | 0 comments |

We had both old wood-burning fireplaces converted to gas inserts today. The picture below shows why I leave stuff like this to the professionals ....

Best flashmob ever.

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This is the T-mobile flashmob at Liverpool St. Station from January 15th. Best. Flashmob. Ever.

Some die-hard republicans are having such a hard time with this.

Jan 21, 2009 | | 0 comments |

It's interesting to see how some die-hard republicans are dealing with this. Since noon yesterday, I've heard all the following:

"I just don't consider this to be historic."
"Why is everyone getting so excited? It's just a new president."
"I didn't realise it was today."
"I didn't watch because it's not important."

It worries me that after what might be the 8 darkest years in American history, people can't see that no matter which party the new president represents, he was the best chance of not continuing down the same path. I don't know how any intelligent person can stand by and defend anything Bush did, from the stripping away of American's rights and freedoms, to the wanton destruction of the Constitution, to the introduction of the Pre-emptive War, to the trading off of people's basic freedoms in the name of "security" to the "for us or against us" mantra.

Eeesh. Makes my skin crawl.

The President's speech

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I finally got to watch the inauguration last night when I got home and was particularly impressed with the opening words of Obama's speech:
"My fellow citizens".
That demonstrates that he understands that you don't have to be an American to live here, and as a European, I appreciate that.

Unlike the outgoing idiot who said "My fellow Amur'cns". What a retard. He couldn't even pronounce the name of his own country. You know what I thought as he flew off in that helicopter yesterday? "Good riddance".

I saw nothing.

Jan 20, 2009 | | 0 comments |

I have an answer to the question "Where were you at the most important point in this planet's history?"
I was stuck watching adverts and dead video streams because not one single news channel had the foresight to actually increase their server bandwidth for the inauguration. The result - locked up websites, dead feeds, and black screens. Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, CBC, BBC - all the usual suspects, all dead.
It's an abomination that large corporations like this, that make billions in revenue, can't make sure people can watch the most important day in history.

The end of an error.

Jan 19, 2009 | | 0 comments |

I go to sleep tonight knowing that when I get up in the morning, George W Bush will no longer have any power. He won't be able to send us to war. He won't be able to bankrupt the country for the profit of Big Oil and large corporations. He won't be able to lie to the American public any more. And most of all, he will be remembered as the most hated, least successful, most unpopular president of all time.

So Dubya : Fuck you and the horse you rode in on, you stupid, arrogant, half-witted idiot Texan.