Archive for July 2007

Ridiculous Scare Campaign From The ACTU

July 31, 2007

One of the most retarded campaigns I’ve ever heard of.

Three low paid American workers on an Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU)-funded visit are warning Australians of the dangers of non-unionised workplaces.

ACTU president Sharan Burrow said the three Americans were an example of what Australians could expect in the future.

One of them, Iris Flores, works as a full-time bus driver for $US10.89 ($A12.86) an hour and a part-time cleaner for $US8 ($A9.45) an hour for up to 14 hours a day without annual leave, sick leave or private health cover.

Her daughter works at a restaurant for $US2.50 ($A2.95) an hour.

If this is the best the ACTU can come up with, they should really just disband.

Firstly and most obviously, Restaurant waitresses earn tips in the US, which they do not in Australia. Tips are the majority of their income. If anything, service workers in the US earn more in total than what they do in Australia.

Secondly, they completely ignore purchasing power parity. Everything is simply a lot cheaper in the US. Literally everything. A dollar earned there buys more than it does here.

I learned that concept in year 11 Economics class. Obviously everyone at the ACTU dropped out in year 10.

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But How Much Do You Loooooooooooose?!

July 30, 2007

This is mostly for the benefit of my mum, who is always worried that I’m going to go broke and starve to death.

This graph is money won/tournaments played. Notice the smooooth linearity. Over 5000 tournaments. Which is enough to be statistically significant, I think.

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Note to ATO agents! Not To Scale! Windfall Earnings! Please Ignore!

We’ll Boo If We Want To

July 22, 2007

Australian Cricketers have been told to toe the line:

Don’t boo Murali, pleads Symonds

Andrew Symonds has implored Australian crowds to celebrate the feats of Sri Lankan spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan if he eclipses Shane Warne’s world record this summer

A quick summation of Muralitharan’s notable feats:

1.) Taken more wickets against Bangladesh than any bowler in test history.

2.) Blatantly cheated for more than 10 years while somehow avoiding being thrown out of the game.

3.) Invented a delivery that is physically impossible to deliver without cheating.

While the second feat is quite remarkable, cheating doesn’t warrant any sort of celebration. Unless you meant a celebratory cry of “No-Ball!” every time he touches it.

No Brain Necessary

July 20, 2007

The headline says it all.

World Of Warcraft Cost Me $8000

July 20, 2007

Here is my graph of tournament winnings over the last 10 months or so.

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Notice the nearly linear relationship between days played + cash won, up until the graph suddenly flatlines? That’s when I started playing World Of Warcraft. Over the 4 month period I wasted killing Skeletons, I would have expected to make $8000+ playing poker instead.

HARRY CLARKE WAS RIGHT.

The sad thing is, I still want to play 😦

Pot Sings At Kettle

July 12, 2007

You Don’t Know Nothing About Hard Work

US Pop Singer Pink (with help from professional Lesbians “The Indigo Girls”), addressing US president George W. Bush.

Which reminds me of another great “Message Song” from a few years back…

Now look at them yo-yo’s, that’s the way you do it
You play the guitar on that MTV
That ain’t workin’, that’s the way you do it
Money for nothin’ and your chicks for free
Now that ain’t workin’, that’s the way you do it
Lemme tell ya, them guys ain’t dumb
Maybe get a blister on your little finger
Maybe get a blister on your thumb

I mean seriously Pink, what the fuck were you thinking?

Max Music on Fox plays this song about 3 times an hour. I swear I am going to stab someone if I ever hear it again.

Irrepressible!

July 11, 2007

This is possibly the best news I’ve ever heard. Words can’t even begin to express how fucking excited I am about this movie.

Jackie Chan, Jet Li unite for Monkey King tale

As long rumoured online by fans of both Chan and Li, the new movie is inspired by the ancient Chinese legend of the Monkey King, told in the 16th century novel Journey to the West.

However, the new project will feature an original script about a modern-day, kung fu-obsessed teenager who is transported to ancient China after discovering an artifact from the Monkey King in a pawn shop. Once there, the teen becomes involved in an attempt to rescue the mythological character.

God I hope they give him sideburns.

Update: Jet Li will be portraying Monkey, not Jackie Chan. Fight scenes Choreographed by Yuen Woo-Ping, of “Kill Bill”, “The Matrix”, and “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”. Can you say OMFGWTFBBQ?

IMDB Page here.