Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Everyones a Christian at Christmas... long as there are gifts involved.

If everyone practiced what they preached all year long instead of applying a core belief system strategically in exchange for cash and prizes*...well, then Id have nothing to complain about.

That would be so cool.

But Christmas, means Christ-mass. Got that? CHRIST-MASS.

Not: Santa Worship Week.
Not: Annual Tree Slaughter.
Not: International Commerce Appreciation Interval.
Not: Financial Castration for the Purposes of Impressing Visiting Relatives Day.

I wish I knew the details for the pic Im using here, Im sure its Mary recieving the Holy Spirit, its beautiful. You might find it interesting that Mary was Jewish.

Personally, Im Atheist all the way. But I would defend your right to believe what you want to believe. I would hope that whatever your belief, that it contains universal ideals like being good to your fellow man, the earth, and all its creatures. Not beating each other over the head in conversion attempts, or blowing each other up in the name of Whomever....ah geeze, dont get me started!!

Just love one another for fux sake!


* or land, money, power, what have you - history is full of examples, most of which should have served as cautionary tales to avoid making the same mistakes again, but (sigh).

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Australian Turkey = EXORBITANT

5 Kilo for 61.98AUD
Thats: 11 Pounds for 38.74USD
or 26.00GBP


* Breast Buffe: Its just the breast on its bones. Bizarre!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Nothing against BBQd Lamb but...

...this is just wrong.

That is all, carry on.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween, another outdated 'holiday' we cant get rid of because theres too much money to be made

Granted, no one can agree on what Halloween is really about anymore, or where it all began, or who started it. You can read a lot of authoritative sounding info out there. They all claim they hold the absolute truth about Halloween, but they are all equally as wrong and useless as the next.

The way I see it, it is essentially a HARVEST festival.

In Australia, October is SPRING.

So, whats it doing here?

But here it is. Along with so many other "American" money making machines (McDonalds, Big W, the ilk). I admitt, I was dissappointed to discover that the suburbs of Sydney are very much like the suburbs of Anywhere, USA.

I once asked a woman here in Sydney why she let her kids go trick or treating. She replied "Oh, you know, they see it on TV..."

Really? They see it on TV. Thats an interesting parenting technique.

I had to bite my lip really, really hard to avoid asking her the inevitable:
What else do they see on TV that you allow them to do?
Murder? Gang Rape? Base jumping? Soft-core p*rn?
Do you know youre a moron?

Obviously what they dont see on TV is the line up outside the local police station to get the goodies xrayed for sharp metal objects. Nor the school lectures on how to tell if your candy has been tampered with. They call it something like 'safety', but they should just get real and name it "How not to get maimed or killed by eating candy from strangers 101".

When it got this bad stateside, most sensible people stopped going to houses they didnt know who lived in. Parents or older siblings would chaperone younger ones from Aunties house across town to Grandmas and back again for a party at the community centre. (Where you likely still dont know anyone.)

All that sort of thing helps the young ones, thats true. But for other adults, it means a knock at the door you arent expecting, is likely to be trouble. Especially as evening becomes night.

Thats when you get the gangs of teenagers. Gangs of teenage boys who dont even bother with the pretense of a costume. You just know youd better give them some candy - alot of it - without saying a word.

Or else. Thats all. Or else.

Monday, October 27, 2008


Same clap, different medium?

My Evil Twin Tagged me with the SEVEN THINGS ABOUT ME meme.

What seven things could anyone possibly want to know about me?

Possibly justifiably
Inflexible - mentally AND physically. Damnnit.
Insufficiently caffeinated
Hate all the neighbors

Pfffft! Im not tagging anybody.

Dont comment! No Body Should Comment! Tsk. Eye roll.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Goodbye Cruel World!

I have decided to eat a 800 gram box of bran, then lock myself in a small room with a box of matches.

Previously on this blog, I complained about developing diabetes. About two weeks after that, I finally got my chance to see a diabetes dietician, who explained to me how to control my blood glucose levels using the carbohydrate exchange system.

All well and good, a big adjustment to make, but well worth the effort. After all, who wants to go blind or start having toes off, right?

But for some reason today, all I want is chocolate covered cookies. Yes, yes, I could have ONE....but WHAT THE HELL GOOD IS ONE GONNA DO?

Can I get a witness?

Wednesday, October 1, 2008



We 'caught' it in the freakin' ocean, we are not making this up.
Yes, it looks like all of those things - ITS SO GROSS!
I am never going to drop a line ever again!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery Countdown

(Yes, this means it will be up to one year before my number comes up and I get one hand done...after that I can go on the list for the other.)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Guess again, Batman!

Yeah, its a minor thing, I realize that. So I got pear halves instead of the promised peach slices, I suppose I can survive it.

But damn, I hate Woolworths. Every week I look for more ways to spend less there. Every week I get closer too.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Quitting Smoking Gave Me Diabetes

Oh yes it did.

And you know what, Im sure that me dying of heart disease due to smoking would have cost the health care system a LOT less than keeping me alive with diabetes. I sure as shit would have been a lot more pleasant to be around through the whole process too.

So, all you anti-smoking nazis out there, the jokes on you! Not only do you not get all that juicy revenue that this ex-smoker provided (and for which you should be eternally grateful), but you will have me around longer to penalize you for your bitching about my smoking.

And before anyone gets on thier high horse and gives me the second hand smoke bullshit, there is something else you should consider:
Once I quit smoking, I found myself gagging on the smell of car exhaust everywhere I went....but can I walk up to everyone in a car and bitch at them about what they are making me breathe?

So if you want to try to lecture me, youd better be damn sure youre 'without sin' yourself.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Im Fixing a hole...

...where the rain gets in,
and stops my mind from wandering,
where it will go......
Still in that place Ive been where I just dont want to talk.
Its the wierdest damn thing, but there it is.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Bad news for Mars

Oh goody. They've confirmed water on Mars.

Bad news for Mars. Look what weve done to Earth!

Bad news for Joe Average of Earth, who will doubtless at some point be called on to fund a Mars ice harvest.

(Bet they are looking for oil too.)

For the record, I am not a fan of space exploration. I think we ought to use all that money to sort out the problems on the surface of this planet we revolve around the Sun on - just for instance - world hunger and the homeless.

Friday, July 18, 2008

I call him weasel boy

Australia, you believed all his campaign promises and elected him.

Already, the disappointment is thick - except in the thick. But I’m sure they will catch up eventually.

Maybe you didn’t like Howard’s ideas. Maybe they scared you. After all, Aussies have a pretty sweet deal here at home.

But things can’t stay as they are if you want to (continue?) (better?) play on par with the rest of the world.

And you do, don’t you? If you didn’t, you wouldn’t all have (or want) cable tv, iPhones, multiple car households, a McDonalds in every suburb, and “Sex in the city“ box sets.

Naysayers, shut yer yaps, you know I’m right. I’ve heard plenty of anti-American sentiment, and have come to understand that a great many people -worldwide- greatly dislike America. Just not enough to shun its consumer goods and ‘culture‘. Sic transit gloria mundi.

Whether you liked him or not, John Howard saw that substantial changes were necessary to help Australia become competitive with other dominant global economic powers. And you voted him out for it. Myopic!

My bet is: Unlike his predecessor, weasel boy will get absolutely nothing of value done toward Australia’s greater good. There’s going to be a lot of lip service, slick used car salesman showmanship and hair styling products on show while he extracts more money from your pocket, and vigorously campaigns to win the next election.

Australia, if you allow that to happen, you will only get what you deserve.

We are all going to freeze to death, while starving in the dark. So get over it.

I cant find the actual ‘green paper’ itself to find out the facts for myself. I’ve seen a few newspaper articles that make various claims, and heard parts of whispered conversations that make it sound like we will all have to make a blood sacrifice for using lights in our homes at night.........I suspect this lack of reference has something to do with the timing (the Pope is in Sydney for his World Youth Day propaganda event)..........frustrating.....

I started this blog to have a personal dumping ground for my skewed opinions. Lately there’s just been so many ‘targets’ getting me torqued to the point that chest pains force me to throw my hands in the air, and go look at pictures of kittens jumping over rainbows till I feel better.

Thus: the post that follows this one is but a fragment, and the frequency of posting here is suffering impairment. Such is life.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Barak, Nicole, Angelina & the Pope

Barak Obama
Nicole Kidman
Angelina Jolie
the Pope and his World Youth Day


Friday, June 27, 2008

Hey Paypal, Screw You & eBay too!

Buyer protection, eh?
Dont count on it!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

MORONS! RE: water

Water rates for the average household here in Sydney are set to rise by as much as $245 a year PLUS INFLATION by 2012.

Guess why? Cause Iemma thinks its a good idea to build this damned desalination plant, the people of Sydney dont want it, but he thinks they should have it anyway. Iemma and Sydney Water of course. And of course they say they wanted a larger increase - well, of course you did, you greedy forking bastards.

And ones got to wonder just how 'independent' this Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is when they make statements like "Simply, we're allowing for the market conditions so (Sydney Water) can earn more on their investments." (IPART chief executive Jim Cox)

What about THE PEOPLE? Are the people here just to help big corporations increase thier wealth? Why is it always about the goddamned shareholders?

Actually in the majority of cases, people in general are usually all too willing to line up to hand over thier hard earned cash to a wealthy multi-national in exchange for (in the main) crappy goods (that end up in landfill later).

But for the love of whatever you hold holy or dear - this is water for forks sake! People cant live without it. How does that translate to 'we can charge whatever makes the most money for us'?

But wait, they put the boot in yesterday!

Water Restrictions eased to allow car washing. Why or why couldnt that have been a joke?

Somehow, after years in drought, the dams are back up to about 65% capacity and WOW! We can start wasting it again - on our cars, but not our gardens!

Oh no, dont you go try to resurrect that veggie garden yet! They have more plans to make more money out of you. Growing your own would interfere with that.

Its not like we couldnt wash the car at home before, its just we can use more water doing it (hose vs bucket). You know, for all the water patrols - the rev heads in my neighborhood never changed thier ways - so big damned hairy deal I guess.

Perhaps the only good thing about being able to wash the car is, since no one can afford the petrol to drive them anywhere, at least they will look nice parked in thier driveways.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Philosphy: Stuff

I have decided that it is the nature of humans to desire.

At first, only for the basics, (food and shelter); then something higher, (belonging or love).

Those taken care of, humans seem particularly afflicted with the want of "stuff". Most "stuff" most people desire is complete rubbish, but they want it nonetheless. They also dont seem particularly fussed about tossing it in landfill once theyve set thier eyes on something new. Fickle AND Moronic!

If then, the problem is only that we are human, what is the solution?

Finally killed my Evil Twin

Just ignore this for now, it will all spill out soon.