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July 18, 2005

Red Menace

So, I spotted a link to this Times article on blogdex - seems that NASA may have accidentally seeded Mars with Terran microbes. While the article states that this may prove to be embarrasing to NASA, I think it's an excellent idea - get our retaliation in first on those tripod-driving blood-guzzling scum with the one weapon we know will take 'em out good and proper.

I also liked this quote:

A Nasa spokesman said there were “massive odds” against the microbes becoming established on the planet.

Yeah, say a million to one ... ?

Posted by Jonah at 2:19 PM

July 13, 2005

Local Bombers

Cripes. I wake up this morning to find out that the sick fucks who blew up the Tube and a bus last Thursday were from Leeds (and possibly Dewsbury) - within pissing distance of home. Then I get to work only to find it evacuated due to a bomb scare (now over - some maintenance contractor had left a suitcase unattended in a lift shaft).

This comes the day after I read a times article suggesting that Al-Qaeda are recruiting from British universities. I work for a university with a very large proportion of the student body drawn from the local Asian community, many of whom are Muslim and I find this absolutely amazing. Most of our students seem to be mostly interested in snogging each other at the bottom of the library building stairwell and sneaking in a crafty fag behind the air conditioning unit. Al-Q'd have little luck here!

One thing's for sure though: if the bombers were British citizens, there's no way a national ID card wuld have made the slightest bit of difference. Spending the money on police and intelligent operations, however, might have.

Posted by Jonah at 11:51 AM | Comments (3)