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Thursday, April 08, 2004 0 comments
Currently listening to: 60s TV - Old Automatic Garbage
*NOTE: Computer crashed AGAIN. Ironically just when i was pasting my completed post to Word. No it wasn't saved. I hate this computer's sense of timing.*
Well, another normal day. Long story short i went for salsa dancing, stayed at the Monash/Sunway library for a while, did my gym, and am currently watching Rice's testimonial on CNN... well, looks like someone's having a rough day. ;)
Lets hope they get to the bottom of the 9/11 attacks (highly unlikely) but from what i've seen at the very least, if you just take the facts and accusations from the tribunal, the whole media event is going to be hurting Bush's re-election plans. But then again, in this day and age all you need are a few 'hanging chads' to get elected as President so who knows? Maybe they'll even let Al-Quaeda commit a large scale attack just before the elections in order to retain the President under emergency powers...
But i think i'll still sign on for the following reasons:
1. It's 1GB (ONE GIG PPL!) of space!!!
2. I sold my soul years ago - being an online consumer whore won't prevent me from going to the lowest level of hell as it currently stands.
3. Its got better spam protection and a nicer layout.
4. I like Google - been using their search engine for years now!
5. My friend wears a Google t-shirt.
And has anyone seen this advert that's been going around as a petition? Got it from Albert (yeah he's still alive Boon ;p). Apparently it's an ad (article?) from Details magazine which compares (stylish) Asians with homosexuals (and what's wrong with people with good taste? ;p). Personally i initially thought it was pretty f**king hilarious! To wit: "Whether you're into shrimp balls or shaved balls, entering the dragon requires imperial tastes". But then again i can see why people of Asian decent may take offence - after all continuous references such as all the (admittedly dubious) references to samurai, sushi, tea and what have you in not so innocent phrases do get bothersome after a while... Once again the petition is here. I didn't sign it (too damn lazy! ;p)... yet... (saved my own half yellow ass there didn't i? ;p)
Now lets talk womyn! ;)
Just read an article in the Malay Mail dealing with the global battle of the sexes - and if you've been paying attention i've been somewhat (albeit humorously) interested in this subject in recent days. Still don't know why but i suspect it may just be my singleness desiring some answers, although reading up on pro and anti feminism literature may not, quite, be the way to go... Aw, hell look its my interest du jour ok? ANYWAY, they were having this feature where they reviewed this book, Never Marry a Woman With Big Feet by Mineke Schipper, which collects all the proverbs discussing women from the world over. In an age long before political correctness mind you (and supposed to be meant as sincere and well-intended advice)! ;p
Here's my top 6 picks (sorry ladies):
1. A woman has trhe shape of an angel, the heart of a snake and the brains of an ass. (Germany)
2. A mother-in-law is not a relative but a punishment. (Brazil)
3. The longest five years in a woman's life is between 29 and 30. (US)
4. Be good to your own wife and you can have your neighbour's. (Arabic) [!]
5. Whoever marries a woman for her body will lose the body and keep the wife. (West Africa)
6. Not even the devil can handle a woman in a moustache. (Brazil)
And here's some of the retorts for the ladies (hey its only fair!):
1. Men are like parking spaces: The good ones are already taken and the ones left are aither too small or disabled.
2. Men are like fine wine. They all start out like grapes and it's a woman's job to stomp on them and keep them in the dark until they mature into something you'd like to have dinner with.
3. Blonde jokes are short, so men can remember them.
4. No man is worth your tears, and when you find the man who is, he'll never make you cry.
5. Few women admit their age. Few men act theirs.
6. I married beneath me. All women do. [!!!]
Ouch. But the cardinal rule fellas is the most logical one - that wise men never say what they think about women. Remember that! ;p
Ok i'm off - night all...
'We will burn them alive' - "Iraqi militants are today threatening to burn three foreign hostages to death unless their country quits the US-led coalition. Two Japanese men and one woman are being held by a previously unknown group which has vowed to kill them if Japanese soldiers do not leave Iraq. Elsewhere, seven South Koreans are being held hostage west of Baghdad by an unknown group, while a British man has been reported missing in the south."
Government Licenses First Private Rocket - "The Federal Aviation Administration gave a one-year license to Scaled Composites of Mojave, Calif., headed by Burt Rutan. Rutan, who hopes to make affordable space travel a reality in a decade, is best known for designing the Voyager airplane that made the first nonstop, unrefueled flight around the world in 1986. "This is a big step," FAA spokesman Henry Price said. The Scaled Composites craft consists of a rocket plane, dubbed SpaceShipOne, and the White Knight, an exotic jet designed to carry it aloft for a high-altitude launch. SpaceShipOne, made of graphite and epoxy, has short wings and twin vertical tails. It reached 12.9 miles in a trial flight; the license will allow the spacecraft to reach the edge of space, about 60 miles up."
Baby walkers outlawed in Canada - "Canada has become the first country in the world to ban the sale, advertising and import of baby walkers. "Canadians must know about the dangers posed to infants through the use of baby walkers," said Health Minister Pierre Pettigrew. A voluntary ban on the walkers - essentially baby chairs with wheels - has existed since 1989, but continuing injuries prompted the outright ban."
Briton to bet all on Vegas roulette spin - "A British man who has sold all his possessions, including his clothes, will stand in a rented tuxedo on Sunday and bet everything on a single spin of the roulette wheel. If he wins, he doubles his money. If he loses, he will be left with only the television crew documenting his every move."
Malaysian ghostbusters called in to exorcise national service camps - "Malaysian ghostbusters were called in to exorcise spirits at a national service training camp after two groups of youths claiming to have seen ghosts became hysterical, according to a news report. On Sunday night, 13 girls and three boys at a camp in southern Negeri Sembilan state went berserk and started screaming that their toilets were haunted, the New Straits Times said. They were hospitalised and discharged the next day. The perceived hauntings continued with another four girls becoming hysterical late Tuesday after claiming to have seen the same apparitions in the toilets, the daily said."
I RACED A 93-YEAR-OLD.. AND LOST - "Fauja Singh is a world record holder. He's the fastest marathon runner ever in his age group having completed 26.2 miles in just five hours and 40 minutes. And, just like David Beckham, the former farmer even has an endorsement deal with adidas. As one of the faces of the latest ad campaign - alongside Muhammad Ali, Jonny Wilkinson and Zinedine Zidane - he will soon be emblazoned across billboards around the country."
and finally one special article to commemorate this week's upcoming event:
Performers Whip Easter Bunny At Church Play - "People who attended Saturday's performance at Glassport's memorial stadium quoted performers as saying, "There is no Easter bunny," and described the show as being a demonstration of how Jesus was crucified. Melissa Salzmann, who brought her 4-year-old son J.T., said the program was inappropriate for young children. "He was crying and asking me why the bunny was being whipped," Salzmann said." Happy Easter everyone! ;p
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