Archive for January 9, 2003

If Ken Parish doesn’t come

January 9, 2003

If Ken Parish doesn’t come back soon, there will be dire consequences. By my clock it is 3:20pm, Thursday the 9th of November. Hurry Up!

The straight dope forums have

January 9, 2003

The straight dope forums have a very amusing thread, featuring reinterpretations of “Lord of the Rings” Here is a highlight:

“Gandalf, Gandalf! Take the ring!
I am too small to carry this thing!”
“I can not, will not hold the One.
You have a slim chance, but I have none.
I will not take it on a boat,
I will not take it across a moat.
I cannot take it under Moria,
that’s one thing I can’t do for ya.
I would not bring it into Mordor,
I would not make it to the border.”

-excerpt from Dr. Suess’s FOTR.

The straight dope, by Cecil Adams, is devoted to answering those stupid questions you were always too afraid to ask, like “Which is smarter, cats or dogs?” and “How many calories are in the average male ejaculation?” Hours of fun.

A big thanks to Tim

January 9, 2003

A big thanks to Tim Dunlop at “Road to Surfdom” for plugging my site, as well as pointing me in the right direction for comments. Comments should now be functioning, so go ahead and Comment.

Great Yobbos in History: Wilson

January 9, 2003

Great Yobbos in History: Wilson Tuckey

“Iron Bar” Tuckey used to keep the peace in his pub with a big stick, and 30 years on, not much has changed. One of Australia’s more outspoken pollies, he likes to call a spade a “Fucking Shovel” and has little patience for beauracracy or professional protestors.

Steadfastly refusing to embrace political correctness has seen Tuckey labelled as a “Stupid, Foul Mouthed Grub” by ex-prime minister Paul Keating, and “racist” by his many left-wing opponents.

Old Iron Bar” maintains his popularity by supporting the views of his rural electorate regardless of Liberal Party policy. The patron saint of Yobbos, Tuckey’s position is about as safe as The Pope himself.