around the traps

  • White Frog T-Shirts - Kitten 1980
  • Zero to 76,000 mph in a Second - Yahoo! News: The impact generates a shock wave ... so powerful that they turn solids into liquids, liquids into gases, and gases into plasmas in the same way that heat melts ice to water or boils water into steam. One purpose of these very rapid flights is to help understand the extreme conditions found within the interiors of giant planets in our solar system. The other purpose, of course, is for the US military to have railguns to serious fuck some people's shit up.
  • German city prepares 'sex huts' ahead of World Cup | A German city is rushing to install a series of drive-in wooden 'sex garages' in time for next year's Soccer World Cup and an expected boom in the local sex trade, a city official said on Wednesday. ... Experts estimate as many as 40,000 prostitutes may travel to Germany to offer their services to fans during the tournament. That's a lot of prostitutes.
  • Ronald McDonald made over as fitness guru for tots - Jun. 8, 2005 : [A]n animated Ronald will be seen encouraging kids to get up off the couch and join him in kicking a soccer ball, juggling fruits and vegetables, and riding a skateboard with basketball star and fellow McDonald's spokesman Yao Ming. Images of fruits and vegetables abound in the spot, while hamburgers and fries -- the foods McDonald's is known for -- are conspicuously absent. Please love us, say McD's... it's not like our food is made of grease and plastic!
  • boing:
    • Boing Boing: Savage, brilliant essay on DRM. I'm not sure I'd go that far, but it is a good read and takes an angle that's frequently lost.
    • Boing Boing: Hacked on-hold message merely offensive, hence not illegal
    • Boing Boing: Teenagers test first impressions of goths and preps: Two high school girls in Livermore, California ran a social experiment on preppy retailer Abercrombie & Fitch and mall punk outfitter Hot Topic. Shannon Nichols, 18, is blonde, bubbly, and has perfect grades. So she dressed like a goth and applied for jobs at the stores. Nichols's friend, Sarah Adams, stuck with her preppy look and also sought employment at the shops. Unsurprisingly, the goth look resulted in discrimination; the experiment was like shooting fish in a barrel. Interesting to read the reactions of other shoppers, knowing the girl truly was only skin-deep goth AND accompanied by her Johnny America boyfriend. *shrug* Personally what I find odd is how some people start talking to you with no introduction, no preamble. For example once at a shopping centre (on the escalators) a woman demanded of me "don't you get hot in that trenchcoat?" No, 'hello' or 'can i ask...'. In fact she cut straight across my girlfriend who was talking to me at the time. I think the woman was just genuinely curious, but I don't understand why she didn't think that normal courtesy applied all of a sudden. In the end I just replied no, since it was winter; but i wouldn't try to wear it in summer.


Blogger MrXion  

June 10, 2005 3:57 pm

So is that a small side plate or a dinner plate at 76,000mph. Better yet, a Bowler Hat! Odd Job strikes again

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