Showing posts from October 7, 2007

Name that tune.

Hmm. Seems the last lyrics test was a little too obscure. Here's something marginally less obscure. Title and artist(e) please, then download it and play it loud, coz its wonderful electric.... :-) ♫ I get high on a buzz Then a rush when I'm plugged in you I connect when I'm flush You get love when told what to do Wonderful electric Wonderful electric Wonderful electric Cover me in you... ♫

Scanning in old memories.

I bought a new scanner last weekend with a view to finally scanning in all my old 35mm negatives, to bring them into the digital realm. It's been quite the eye-opener going back through all the old pictures. The scanner's doing a bang-up job and the resulting pics are nowhere near as spotty as the ones I was getting out of the old film scanner. If you're lucky I'll post an old pic of me with h-u-g-e hair.....


Behold the power of our local TV station's car ads. I put the scooby up yesterday and noon, and now, it's gone. I guess I'd better find a replacement quick :)

Time to sell the Scooby :(

The time has come, then, to sell the Subaru. We're looking at a Toymotor Yaris for Paula - smaller car, newer, much better gas mileage. The Scooby just isn't being used like a Scooby should be. We've got a couple of cars lined up to look at for buying, but the dealer lowballed us way too much on the trade in last night and wouldn't come up any. So we're going to try craigslist and the KSL ads and see what happens.

Pedestrian culling.

We saw this on the back of a bus yesterday and I took particular offence to it. I absolutely do not hold with the common myth that it's always the driver's fault when a pedestrian gets hit. Especially in the case of the example they've chosen on this poster. If some idiot pedestrian wanders across the road without looking, concentrating on their iPod or cellphone, and they get hit by a car, it's called Darwinism . The argument is always "as a driver it's your responsibility to avoid an accident." That's true, but as a pedestrian, it's their responsibility to not jaywalk into the road like a total cock and get themselves killed. You simply cannot levy all the blame on the drivers. This sort of advertising just persists the arrogant attitude that as a car driver, we're responsible for everything bad that happens to pedestrians. You know what? By the logic implied in this advert, I could drive on the sidewalk and mow pedestrians down left right