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April 30, 2004

it mings

But enough of my faux-pious yakkin', let's boogie (just keep on clickin' on)!

Posted by Jonah at 2:00 PM

Torture scandal

I suppose it's a sign of how cynical I've become that this report of US soldiers torturing and abusing Iraqi prisoners does not suprise me. However, a quote from one of the soldiers involved did suprise me:

"We had no support, no training whatsoever. And I kept asking my chain of command for certain things ... like rules and regulations."
- Staff Sgt Chip Frederick

His lawyer says he wasn't given a chance to read the Geneva Convention. Sgt Frederick is apparently accused of beating and indecently assaulting prisoners. Did he need orders or the Geneva Convention to know that you don't do that to prisoners? That's breathtaking, especially when you conside that according to this CBS article, back home Sgt Frederick is a correction officer at prison in Virginia.

Posted by Jonah at 10:42 AM | Comments (2)

April 29, 2004

I see red

Yes indeed ladies and gentlemen, a little bit of politics for you here, yes indeed Mrs Thatch, Normo Tebbs yes indeed.

Posted by Jonah at 12:52 PM

Nigella Bites

This cookery-based spectral head flash game, quite frankly, is bizarre and not a little disturbing.

Posted by Jonah at 12:23 PM

Btaf - The Bombs of Love

Stephen Notley nails it again. If you're not familiar with Bob the Angry Flower then you should be - he's ace. Check out the archive at Angryflower dot com.

Posted by Jonah at 9:38 AM

Area DJ in clueless shocker

As usual this morning, I was woken up by my radio alarm blasting out top-notch local radio station Huddersfield's Home 107.9, whose breakfast show is compered by DJ Nick Hancock (no relation to the Stoke-supporting sports quiz host).

This morning Nick was complaining about computer viruses and how they'd infected his computer "yet again". He then issued a mock plea for help saying "If anyone wants to come by and fix my computer, feel free". Later on, someone rang in to ask what anti-virus software Nick had, to which Nick replied "Errrr, don't ask me anything too technical". Fair enough, I suppose.

However, the corker came when he told his listeners that he knows that attachments could contain viruses but that he opens them anyway. Apparently "they have such compelling titles, like 'Read this, it'll change your life'" that he opens any old attached file from anyone, including people he's never heard of "in case it does change my life"!

Arrrgh! I'll come round and fix your computer all right, with a fucking half-brick! You massive cunt! It's twats like you who are responsible for the ever increasing deluge of virus-infected emails plaguing the online world! You utter, utter pillock! Every time you fall for some shitty, lame social engineering trick it "changes the lives" of everyone in your shiteing address book, you drooling bampot! Get a fucking CLUE!

Hem. This has been a public service announcement.

*cough*

Posted by Jonah at 9:24 AM | Comments (1)

April 28, 2004

North Wales BPA Jam

This is absolutely unbelievable:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/north_west/3664381.stm

North Wales deputy chief constable Clive Wolfendale has been criticised for performing a rap to his force's black police association
He gave his rendition of the rap to the inaugural meeting of the North Wales Black Police Association (NWBPA), with Rukhsana Nugent, the group's secretary.

Click the link, read the lyrics - they're hilarious in a car-crash, embarrrassing kind of way, like your dad trying to rap at a family wedding. Example:

I'm just a white boy called the Deputy CC / They said I'd never make it as a bitchin' MC / You got it all wrong, cos now here I am / Giving it for real in the North Wales BPA jam

I see this guy being played by Ricky Gervais in any future biopics.

Posted by Jonah at 2:56 PM

April 22, 2004

The Space Mix

I am somewhat ashamed to present the Space Mix, a cavalcade of sub-par sci-fi themed tunes. Sam charitably described it as "teetering on the edge of cheese", when in fact a more honest assesment would be "deeply embedded in the ground at the foot of the cliff of cheese". Still, just a bit of fun, innit?

Posted by Jonah at 11:11 AM | Comments (4)

April 21, 2004

The Mighty Shatner

I know, I know, it's been at number one on blogdex for a while now but I know the Doomlord is going to love this:
http://www.khaaan.com/

Posted by Jonah at 11:53 AM | Comments (1)

April 20, 2004

Stalin vs Hitler

This bonkers comic turned up on (void) a fair while back, courtesy of ARP. I loved it, then forgot all about it until it turned up on memepool just now.

Posted by Jonah at 11:27 AM

April 15, 2004

Ask Prof. Rumsfeld

More hot Rummy action: here he answers your philosophical posers!

Posted by Jonah at 2:47 PM

April 14, 2004

Now that's funny!

If you haven't already checked out the Penny Arcade Remix Project then you should - it's found comedy at its best. My favourite? Casting Call, but then I've always been a sucker for Rocky references.

Posted by Jonah at 12:15 PM

I'm on the train!

I'm so happy Jakob Neilsen's Alertbox is around to inform us that loud mobile phone conversations are annoying.

Posted by Jonah at 12:06 PM

April 8, 2004

Plagiarism Arcade

Having very little spanish, I'm not sure exactly what this guy is saying, but I'm sure I've seen him somewhere before. Oh, no, hang on, Gabe doesn't wear glasses, my mistake.

Posted by Jonah at 1:07 PM

April 7, 2004

Rural Freerunning

OK, I take it back, apparently people do do Le Parkour in the countryside (Windows Media Player).

Posted by Jonah at 3:43 PM | Comments (1)