Showing posts from October 19, 2008

Halloween kitties

Creepy ....

For those still on the fence about the election.

Some points to note about John McCain: He finished fifth from the bottom of his graduating class. He left his first wife after a severe disfiguring car accident, when she no longer measured up to his standards. He met his second wife in a bar and had a long affair while he was still married. His second wife is not only addicted to pain killers but also acquires them illegally through her charitable organization. He was a member of the Keating Five? (the five United States Senators accused of corruption in 1989, igniting a major political scandal as part of the larger Savings and Loan crisis of the late 1980s and early 1990s) He can't read from a teleprompter? He has military experience but it includes discipline problems, a record of crashing seven planes, and a refusal to be granted a command position because of his temper. He is known to display publicly, on many occasions, that same serious anger management problem.

We don't need no thought control.

Great remix of Floyd's classic, and a great video. Sure I'm 18 months late, but what the hell. Enjoy:

Greed, or no greed?

I've become a bit partial to Deal or No Deal in the last few months and never ceases to amaze me how greedy people are. Last night for example. $1, and 2 $1,000,000 cases left in play, and with an offer of $690,000, the guy turned it down. He eventually left with $1. I'm sure it's very different if you're up on stage playing the actual game, but $690,000 and no deal? WTF?

The "convenience" fee.

We received our annual property tax bill yesterday. I was going to pay it online but I noticed the small print: A 2.5% convenience fee charged for credit card payments. Doesn't seem very convenient to me. So let me get this straight. To save them the time and expense of processing a cheque, the associated paperwork, the postage-paid envelope and the cheque cashing fee, I have to pay them even more? Seems to me that should be a 2.5% discount for paying with a credit card. Ho hum. A cheque it is then.

No way.

I can't believe this. My old drinking partner from University has tracked me down and got in touch via social networking site. Unbelievable. Christ I hope he replies to my email. I'd love to get in touch with him again.

Bodyworlds. Makes you think.

Paula and I went to the Bodyworlds exhibition at the Leonardo this morning. Creepy to think all those people were once living, breathing, you-and-me's. Amazing exhibition, and really thought-provoking. Especially the examples of various diseases and afflictions, and what they look like inside you.