- (Vege)table tennis
Posted on Monday, March 30th, 2009 in OdditiesThis is quite bizarre. I had never been to Design Bloom prior to little sister number two’s recommendation last week – and now I’m posting another link to it. Where has this site been all my life? Merging two types of tables is nothing new – KMart has been selling an all-in-one air hockey/pool table/table soccer table for years. But this is so classy. Table Tennis meets the dining room.
Posted on Sunday, April 5th, 2009 in LifeI hate when people make a reference to AM or PM when talking about time and then throw in a reference to either morning, evening or night. It’s a redundancy. And a particularly annoying one. This morning on the ABC it was used over and over again. Like nails on a chalkboard. Warren Boland was giving a teaser to an upcoming segment about businesses opening their doors at 6.30am during winter – convenience stores I think.
- Bakers delight
Posted on Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 in OdditiesZombies eat brains right? Human brains. So we should totally eat zombies. But they don’t really exist. So they should be eaten in cake form.But if you want to have your cake and eat U2. Or it too. Or eat something a little more human themed and realistic.Mmm. Cake. The making of is incredibly detailed – and pretty spectacular. Here’s a sample.
- Courage under fire
Posted on Monday, March 30th, 2009 in ChurchSaudi Arabia is not a nice place to be if you’re a Muslim looking to become a Christian.Anyone who wants to preach the message that Islam is a religion of love and tolerance should consider the punishment dished out on anybody who wants to leave the fold.In Christianity we call communities that shun or excommunicate those who leave cults. It’s one of the criterion a cult must meet.According to Islamic rules – as stated in the Hadith of Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 84, Number 57, which is authoritative for all Muslims:”Some Zanadiqa (atheists) were brought to ‘Ali and he burnt them.
Posted on Friday, April 3rd, 2009 in LifeMy iPhone has arrived. Thanks to the power of persuasion and a sympathetic employer.
- Froth and bubbles
Posted on Friday, April 3rd, 2009 in CoffeeStephen Morrison is the current World Barista Champion. So his opinions are worth considering when it comes to coffee. Here’s what he has to say about how to craft a nice cappuccino:”I hate froth. That horrible aerated hallmark of badly textured, often burnt milk. The word foam evokes much nicer sensory memories. For me, in the context of milk, foam means OK, froth means nasty.” And here’s why you should keep your coffee machine nice and clean (and well serviced).
- Funniest Home Videos: The nursery rhyme edition
Posted on Sunday, April 5th, 2009 in LifeLittle sister number three said she didn’t mind if I uploaded videos of her. So I have. And here it is. I will probably have to take it down because she’ll ask me to. Sadly there is more embarrassing footage that we’ll be keeping for her 21st. So cute. But a lesson for parents – taking cute footage of your kids will lead to their older siblings mocking them in their teenage years. Now, I must hop off.
- Having a gBall™
Posted on Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 in CultureTim asked if I’m planning to blog about April Fools news stories today. I was thinking about it. But hadn’t decided.I was watching the Today Show this morning – and I never cease to be amazed by the number of people fulled by a pretty poor April Fools joke – just because it’s on TV.The Today Show had school speed zones being manned by speedo and bikini clad “SPEEDOS” (an acronym they kept repeating) holding speed signs to remind drivers.
- Knives out…
Posted on Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 in OdditiesFancy yourself as the King Arthur of the kitchen – then these wall hooks from A+R will help solidify that claim – they should be a breeze to pull out too.
- On the blacklist
Posted on Monday, March 30th, 2009 in LifeI’m on a blacklist. The Education Queensland blacklist no less. Apparently…Tim says:”Just thought i’d let you know your site has been blocked by eq hierachy. Congratulations on making it to the level of facebook and my blog… the question is now what am i gonna do when i should be working…. hmmmm i wonder if stick cricket can be tracked”Was it something I said? Now I know a little of what all those nasty sites will feel once the clean feed begins in earnest.
- Our daily Fred: Leaning tower of piazza
Posted on Monday, March 30th, 2009 in CoffeeThis heading only makes sense assuming you know that Piazza is a brand of coffee.And now you do you can drink happily from the leaning tower knowing you get my awesome pun.
- Pac to the rafters
Posted on Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 in OdditiesAhh Pacman, where would I be without you… about four posts down per day I reckon.Pacman’s gravitational structure has always puzzled me. It has some bearing on his actual shape – are we getting a topographical view – or a view from the side? Who knows? Well, someone. And now you can explore Pacman with gravity as a factor thanks to the marvels of modern programming technology…Download it here.
- PETA patter
Posted on Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 in CultureIt’s been too long since I last bagged out PETA. Far too long. They are stupid. Let that be on the record here. If in 15 years someone is vetting me for some high powered role and this disqualifies me… so be it. I’ll stand by this. PETA is stupid. People who protest about animal rights are generally stupid – there’s a generalisation for you… but they’re particularly stupid when they’re protesting about people shooting dogs. In video games.
- Pre-emptive strike
Posted on Monday, March 30th, 2009 in LifeSometimes when I’m driving home I feel like one of the vehicles involved unwittingly in a game of Frogger. I wonder if the cars in the classic arcade game were theoretically able to see the pedestrian frog?There is one particular stretch of road just outside my office – at the bottom of Flinders Street – that is particularly bad. Flinders Street is dotted with gazetted pedestrian crossings – and yet they are widely ignored. Pedestrians cross without paying any heed to oncoming traffic.
Posted on Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 in LifeDear feed readers – do youseselves a favour ay and check out the all new design of the still amazing and cool http://nathanintownsville.com.I don’t want to brag, I made it myself. By myself. Using a piece of nicely designed design software called artisteer and then doing some coding stuff myself. Oh, and if you happen to use artisteer without buying the real version it’s pretty easy to remove the “trial” watermark they put all over your site.
- The Beginners Guide to Taking Over the World – the early years
Posted on Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 in LifeA short history of World DominationBefore setting out on your quest to take over the world, it’s important to understand the history of world domination. There are those from the dusty pages of history whose examples we should follow as we seek to bring the world under our control, and those whose mistakes we should learn from.The Early Years A long time ago, in a planet not very far away, a planet so like our own that if you were to assume that it was our own you would in fact be correct, there lived many ancient civilisations.
- Video hits
Posted on Monday, March 30th, 2009 in ChurchChris just beat me to the punch on this. Video preaching. Some are for it. Some against. I’m mostly against. I think you’d have to be pretty arrogant to think that your sermons should be broadcast to the thousands in your auditorium – and then to thousands more in multiple auditoriums elsewhere around the city, state, nation or globe. But wait you say… Mark Driscoll does it – in a “multi-campus” format for his church – Mars Hill – in his city – Seattle.
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