Braaaains... BRAAAIIINNNSSSS... heh...

Thursday, July 29, 2004

I like this.

A common story is the one about having a dream or thought about the death of a friend or relative and then receiving a phone call five minutes later about the unexpected death of that very person.


suppose that you know of 10 people a year who die and that you think about each of those people once a year. One year contains 105,120 five-minute intervals during which you might think about each of the 10 people, a probability of one out of 10,512--certainly an improbable event. Yet there are 295 million Americans. Assume, for the sake of our calculation, that they think like you. That makes 1/10,512 X 295,000,000 = 28,063 people a year, or 77 people a day for whom this improbable premonition becomes probable. With the well-known cognitive phenomenon of confirmation bias firmly in force (where we notice the hits and ignore the misses in support of our favorite beliefs), if just a couple of these people recount their miraculous tales in a public forum (next on Oprah!), the paranormal seems vindicated. In fact, they are merely demonstrating the laws of probability writ large.
Oh my. It must be a sign. Proof of something bigger.

This is exactly the same arguement I would use to debunk Creationist who try to say that 'The odds that the exact conditions existed in order for life to be created are so astronomically small that it couldn't possibly occur without an intelligent designer...'.

The universe is huge. How small minded would you be to believe that at any one moment in billions of year over the space of the entire universe, that any possible condition hasn't existed?

Sorry bout the little tangent there, just felt like venting for a minute.

I'm gunna harp on about this issue until I'm old and grey.

Computer aren't foolproof.

No computer can't be hacked.

Black box voting is a terrible idea.

That's not a moon...

Ok, can somebody please explain to me why THE DEATH STAR IS ORBITING SATURN???

Thank you.

What a hero

Hollea Battles was trapped as her car burned out of control at a Gadsden gas station...

Madrie says he ran across five lanes of traffic when he did not see anyone get out of the car.
Ya got to give it to the guy, that's a pretty ballsy thing to do...

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Honey Bunny.

ka'waii. So cuuute.

If this bill gets passed...

This one.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will consider a bill Thursday that would hold technology companies liable for any product they make that encourages people to steal copyright materials.
Did you know that Windows encourages me to steal copyright material? My modem. It encourages me to meet other people through an electronic medium. Other people that may or may not be willing to give me access to their files and therefore break copyright.

And hell, why don't they expand the bill. Why don't you hold technology companies liable if their product encourages criminal activity? I mean, if I download a piece of software that allows me to hack into a bank, is it my fault, or the person who wrote the program? I believe that it is my fault. This bill lends towards the creator of the program.

Oh, wait. I know what's with the wording... A gun is a piece of technology.

Rudy. The next VP.

Didn't he already deny This?

eh, what does America want with hookers and strip joints anyway?

They should be kept underground, where people can't see them, where the profits go to the black market instead of the government (in taxes).

Wait, what am I saying. People don't use prostitutes. They don't go to strip joints. And if they do, then they're criminals.

We regulate what you can do with your body. We regulate where you can do it. We are the champions of small government.

Oh man, please, don't let ol' Rudy in. If Johnny gets hold of his ideas...

Does anyone out there know HTML?

See that snow flake.

I want in to stay there like a good snowflake, but it keeps scrolling when you scroll down... it's a bad snowflake.

Does anyone have any idea on how I would get it to stay put?


I want to formulate a speil on This.

But I need coffee. My brain no work now.

ok. Redesign is go...

This place is gunna be a mess for a bit, partially because I need a new look and partially because I'm terrible at finishing things once I start them.

Please, let me know if I break anything for your browser. (specially if you use IE, I never see my site in that thing.)

Wow, that made my day...

William Shatner and Ben Folds doing a cover of Pulps 'Common People'

I love hearing Shatner sing. I. Love. His. Vocal. Stylings.

That's wierd, isn't it?

oh, and thanks Graham

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Neurocam. Assignment 2.

ok. I just 'visited' another 4 galleries.

Tolarno galleries - on Flinders lane. This place had the best art works I had seen on this little expose' I've been on, but at 11 grand per pot, you would hope so. I did however manage to tag one piece of art with a Neurocam sticker.

And on a side note, I can't wait for the day I can just walk into a place like this and buy one of these painting, just on the spur of the moment, without making a dent in the ol' bank balance.

Next, I visited Anna Schwartz Gallery, on Flinders lane, this place, I hate to say, had a camera in the foyar. They also have 2 paints that were bought by Neurocam. ;)... I just hope my disguise holds up...

I went to Arc One Galleries, but they were full of tradies and didn't have anything. I left very quickly, and went through the doors of Span Galleries. Here I managed to tag 3 pieces.

So. That's it. 15 pieces of art tagged at 6 different galleries. Hopefully, it will be enough, if not, it wasn't from a lack of trying.

Monday, July 26, 2004

I noticed that nobody...

has put a vote in for me as an Underblog



I love poor traslations...

I mean, sure, the content is pretty gruesome... though, perhaps that is what makes it so funny...


- Pavel was a very well-built, tall, attractive man, and Olga had her eye on him. Pavel ignored every token of her attention, showed towards him. Olga was so longing to get the feedback that she sat on his knees and put her arm around his neck.
- After that they came back to the apartment to continue the booze.

And how did the news guy know how it all played out? Sound to me like he was involved. Or at least he's psychic and could ready her mind and knew how she was feeling...


The presidents laughing

Cause you voted for Nadar.
Consumer advocate Ralph Nader's quixotic presidential campaign says it submitted about 5,400 signatures to get on the Michigan ballot, far short of the required number of 30,000. Luckily for him, approximately 43,000 signatures were filed by Michigan Republicans on his behalf, more than meeting the requirement.
Does anybody else feel a little... dirty when you read this?

I just hope people have learnt something from 2000.



So now they are planing to Go probe the sun.

Now, I hate to be cynical, but I am sure that there is another motive behind this. hmm... why would they want to develop technology that could protect you from the heat of the sun when 5 years ago they decided not to?

Now, somebody, please pass me my tin-hat. Thanks.

Neurocam. Assignment 2. Cont.

ok, So I've visited 2 places so far and placed 5 stickers... going alright so far.

I walked down Bruswick street to Sutton Gallary. I must say, I did like what I say here, both the art and the 'Lady behind the desk' TM. She was busy, though, then again, so was the gallery, there were a lot of people there, But I don't think anyone saw me place two Neurocam stickers.

ok, so I'm shooting .667, it's looking alright. So I drive up to Gertude street, See what we can do.

First off the rank was Clubsproject, which was above the Builders Arms Hotel. Now, it seems that there was a magazine launch going on called Slavemag. Sadly, no art. Therefore, no stickers.

I crossed the street to GERTRUDE CONTEMPORARY ART SPACES. This place had a most interesting visual display. It was a darkened room with three screens. Try to picture yourself standing in a hexagon. The front three walls were screens, and you couldn't see a three at once, you had to turn your head. Now, These screens had text that would pop up with single words, these words were spoken to you as they came up and all three screens would have words and senteces coming up at the same time. It was a very unique experience. This gallery also had pieces made out of bendy straws and had two of the most pretencious people I have ever heard. (Sorry, I just don't agree that if you use the word Deconstructed, it turns a hot glue gun into art, but then that is just my opinion and we are all entitled to our own.). Anyways, Now that I'm sounding like an uncultured oaf, I just say that I tagged two pieces of art before leaving.

Further down the street was Seventh gallery. It was an itty bitty room that I had absolutely no chance of putting up a sticker without being caught. (Well, actually, I may have gotten lucky, but the distinct lack of stickers on any other painting would have caused mine to stick out like... I won't bring this post down to the level of that statement)

By now the day was closing and I didn't think I would make it to anymore, so, I called it a day.

I managed to tag 9 pieces of art at 3 different galleries.

They all seem to be closed today, but tomorrow, I shall endevour on with my task.

As always, I'll keep you all informed.


As you know, I was given two assignments by Neurocam. An initiation if you will.

Well, the first task was easy. In fact, I completed the first task about six months ago.

Moving along to the purpose of this post though, the second task.

Below is a excert from an eMail from Robert Henley.

When an artwork is sold by an Art Gallery, the convention is to place a small circular RED sticker on the wall at the bottom left corner of the artwork.

Your assignment is this: Buy a box of little circular RED stickers (diam. approx. 1 cm) from any good Newsagent. Write the word NEUROCAM in BLACK ink on each sticker. Visit as many Art Galleries as your schedule permits. Place little red stickers next to as many artworks as you can. One sticker per artwork. Keep a record of which galleries you visit and how many stickers you place in each one. If you can get a photograph or two, so much the better.

Obviously, you will want to avoid being seen. Be aware that some galleries have security cameras.
To speculate why Neurocam would want this to happen would be folly, I mean, is it a bizare marketing scheme? Why would they want people to think that they were buying art?
Never the less, as we speak I'm in the middle of this task, but as galleries close on Mondays, it seemed like a good time to give an update on how I have been going.
I headed out on Saturday with a black fineliner and a collection of little red dots. Although I had already pre-marked the Dots with Neurocam, I figured, it would suck if I ran out. So anyways, I decided to start my day in Fitzroy.
I started at the lovely Red Gallery, on St Georges Road. And I must say that I'm glad that I did. Though, I have to say that I was a little nervous, I mean hey, while I wasn't exactly sure on the legalities of what I was doing, I was definitly sure that was I to get busted it would definitly create a scene. Anyway, back to Red. Upon walking in, I have to say that I was very happy to see that there was only one other person in there, even happier to see that they had the complete and undivided attention of the 'Lady behind the desk' TM and happier still to see that there were a lot on corners to hide behind while doing my sinful business.
At this Gallery I was lucky enough to lay down 5 Neurocam stickers before moving on to the next place.
The next place on the list was Conical. Now, I'm not sure exactly what was going on here as there wasn't any portrates per say, I wouldn't even know what pigeon hole to wack this work in, sort of a conceptual sculpture type thing... needless to say, as there wasn't a bottom left corner of anything to stick anything to, I didn't manage to stick any thing down. Now, say that really really fast, three times.
Now, as this post is slowly sliding out to Epic proportions, So I will continue this when I get the chance... please, bare with me.

Friday, July 23, 2004

ok... It's time to brush off your Nerd hats...

Kings of Chaos

Looks sorta fun. Even if you don't wanna play, why dontcha just click through for me anyways... ::wink::

Thursday, July 22, 2004



Mixing Doughnuts and coffee... does it get any better.

Don't you think people would...

Get sick of running stories like This?

Jesus appears in Such and Such.

And there is always the token, 'You know, now that the pattern recognision section of my brain has concluded that that smear in the window looks kinda like Jesus, I'm a die hard believer. No way am I ever gonna believe in the infinite wisdom of the great ka-kabuhini.'

Seriously though, I demand a whole heap more out of my miracles. Cure the sick. Teach people the value of sharing and compassion, but for godsake, don't just go around staining windows.

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

awww... it's so cute...


I love it when the title is straight to the point...

Cheney Lies About Medical Malpractice Claims Impact On Health Care Costs, Says Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights.

I'm curious, what has he told the truth about?

If you can...

Turn up your speaker,

Click on This link

And NOT smile...

Then you are a better man than I.

Tuesday, July 20, 2004


Congratulations on the successful completion of your first assignment!

Your instructions for Assignment #2 will be emailed to you within the next 48 hours.


Robert Henley

Again, I'll keep you all informed.

I've been reading...

an archive from the war nerd and came across an idea...
I used to know this drug dealer in Stockton, a really cool guy who'd been a Navy frogman. He put those skills to good use: he'd drop a watertight package of goodies just offshore, then dive back to pick it up once his ship had been searched and let in the harbor. Never failed, he said. If he could do it, you better believe Kim and Mao not only could do it, but HAVE done it.

And that means there are nukes lying in our harbors, and in longterm storage sheds, and cemented into the foundations of buildings in our downtowns. So no matter how much they bleat about their anti-missile systems, you better believe that the US will never, never be safe from nukes. And neither will any city that matters, in China or Japan or Russia or Europe.
I mean, sure, it's conspiricy theory at it's best, but how do you know it isn't true?

How do you know that is you attack Korea, you're not gonna get a building in downtown New York and one somewhere in Washington going BOOM?

T'is a little scary to think about.

OK. everyone, A joke.

Where do you keep your buccaneers?

Under your buccanhat.

Ba dum.


I wonder if these guys will get more coverage...

Liberal media my arse.

Hands up if you are really suprised.

PRESIDENT George Bush has promised that if re-elected in November he will make regime change in Iran his new target.

Is he stupid or just a moron? How many countries will stay in the coalition? When do you think they will start spinning the 'Iran WMD's are from Iraq, that's why we couldn't find them' angle?

Please, America. Get this lunatic out of office. I don't want my piss weak leader following yours into another pointless war.

Wellity well.

You may or may not remember me once mentioning neurocam. the cloak and dagger operation that seems to be operating out of Melbourne.

Well, apparently, I seem to have just joined their ranks, or at least am about to receive instructions there-to of.

I'll keep you informed on how it goes.

For some background reading on this, go have a read of Graham and Tript, two people who have been pulled into the world of neurocam.

Monday, July 19, 2004

I find the concept of...

Black Holes fancinating. The idea of an object so heavy that its gravitational pull is strong enough to hold light.

I think it is amazing.

This is a little concerning

There sure are lots of ways to Conceal Weapons.

I'm sure that that belt knife could easily be smuggled onto a plane. Kinda makes all that "security" seem a little bit hopeless, ey?

I saw Farenheit 911 on the weekend.

And I have to say, I was impressed.

There wasn't a lot in there that I didn't already know, but it was good to see it all summed up in a bit-sized little package.

I also like the fact that all that information is now accessible by your typical Joe Shlum.

The one thing that got me, was the thought that Saudi Arabia *owns* 7 percent of America. I have never thought of it in that way before, but it is true. I'm curious to know who else has a stake in America. What about England? or Australia?

I mean, hell, if the Saudis decided to just up and pull that money out, it ain't gonna be good times for a while. What I would like to know though, is what would happen if the UN stepped in one day and declared The Saudi Arabian leaders terrorists? What would happen to their frozen assets? Would the Sauds being declared terrorists effectively cripple the United States economy?

Sort of a damned if you do, damned if you don't situation. You can't move on the Saudis, but you can't stop them funding terrorists either. Very Scary.

Friday, July 16, 2004

Take it Proton.

They don't need you anymore...

They got the ion

This is so cool. Slowly they are moving up in the world... Do me next.

Busted. So very busted.

I love Helen Clark... You gotta give it to her that shes got sack.

New Zealand jails Iraeli Spies
Ms Clark said she had no doubt the two men were Israeli intelligence agents and that the case was "far more than simple criminal behaviour by two individuals".

She said the case had "seriously strained our relationship" with Israel. New Zealand had asked Israel for an explanation and an apology, but had received neither.
And on that, who the hell spies on New Zealand anyway... They're all tucked away down there, nothin' doin. eh? it's got me boggled.

You gotta say...

You pick your friends well
Whitson pointed to the sexual abuse of female domestic workers, some of whom were serving sentences for "illegal pregnancies."
Where else? but our good old friends Saudi Arabia. The land where you can rape your maid and then get her arrested if she falls pregnant.

Fucking disgusting.

Thursday, July 15, 2004

Why isn't it next week already.

After nearly 30 years of arguing that a black hole destroys everything that falls into it, Stephen Hawking is saying he was wrong. It seems that black holes may after all allow information within them to escape. Hawking will present his latest finding at a conference in Ireland next week.
Sadly, all I can picture is Hawkings rolling up there and proceeding to spend the next hour making fart noises with his armpits... I'm wierd right?

Moving along, I'll keep you all informed.

Man, they're getting way to smart...

"It is standard for worms to have layers of encryption -- or armouring -- to keep out snoopers, but this goes way beyond that. It tries actively to detect if it is being analysed by antivirus research tools. If it thinks it is being analysed, it stops running and shuts down," said Hyppönen.
They are getting way too smart. Seriously, if it starts getting this hard, people just need to give up. What next, viruses that are completely benine for most of the time but for one minute every day it slowly works towards it goal of global domination. It could be on your P.C right now.

Don't walk. Run.

Freedom or Evil.

A fun little survey

Like president bush, you to can decide if things fall into the Freedom bucket, or the Evil bucket.

I know that it is wrong to laugh at other peoples pain, but...

A 28-year-old man who shot himself in the testicles with a sawn-off shotgun has been jailed for five years for possessing a prohibited firearm.

What can I say, I'm a bad person.

:O Jo!! Buy me this.

A Hover bike

oh, i want it i want it i want it i want it i want it i want it i want it i want it i want it pleeeeease.

Surely I'm not the first to have thought of this.

Bullies throughout the ages have been using 'wet willies' to piss people off. From Greg brady on sissy brady (I forget the little guys name), to Fred on Barney.

I have never heard of anyone using the 'Green willie'. Basically, instead of licking ones finger, it involves jamming it into a nostral. Have I just been sheltered? has anyone body done this, had this done, heard of somebody doing it? or can I claim a patent on it?

Just wondering...

Alcoholic vapor.

I love it.

I can't believe they are banning it.

I can't believe it to so long for someone to come up with.

Now, hit the other group, caffine.

Oh man, I could use a coffee vaporizor next to my bed.

All I can say is...


Ha. Sci-fi is funny.

I love Websites that point out why things in Sci-fi movies don't work

But only as long as it give the movies the respect they deserve...

That being said, I've been bitching about the following one for years

"Independence Day" had already lost all credibility when Will Smith climbed into an alien spacecraft and after a few moments, figured out how to fly the thing. But dumb turns to laugh-out-loud ludicrous when Will conquers the aliens with a floppy disk, in an absurd homage to "War of the Worlds." Will should have just stuffed a peanut butter sandwich into the disk drive. It would have had the same odds of working.

I spose if you put in lemons...

All students in 152 High Schools fail in Orissa

Many of these schools, especially in the backward areas of Kalahandi, Bolangir and Koraput, have no infrastructure and insufficient teaching faculty.

"But stringent steps would be taken against schools having facilities and infrastructure," revealed a highly placed official at the Education department.

How the hell does this work? you're punishing the schools for not performing when they aren't provided the facilites neccessary to reach the standard.

I'm glad I don't live here.

Hey look. I'm back.

Just to let you all know, Jo is doing well, She's all itchy and everything hurts, but it's all good.

Who the hell gets the shingles anyway?

Anyways, can all expect posting to go back to normal, just as soon as I catch up on my regular reads... (Which may take a while cause I'm a little behind on them now.)...

Now... What else has happened... oh yeah, I finally got myself a wireless mouse and keyboard set... oohhh, it's like my house is the future. Today. But I have to say, I've already grown to need it. I can't go back to the stuck down world of wired. I look at the other computer, the older one, with contempt. It's poor hunkered down existence... ok... I think that went a little far...

um, what else happened, oh yeah, I bought This. Oh man, it's so good. I love everything that this girl does.

ok. I think that's it.

I'll get back to posting links that waste your time any minute now...

Friday, July 09, 2004

Homeland Security.

At work.

hhmmm, You have to wonder... You can't take photos outside anymore.

Or this.

I mean, I hate to go all conspirical big brother on you all, but, who the hell are these people accountable to? Are there repercussions for when they get it wrong? What happens when you get three 'coincidenal' strikes? Surely they will draw a line somewhere, declare that you are sus and start tapping your phone line.

Is your fear so great that you allow your government to steal your liberties?

Just my thoughts...

oh, and Thanks Scott for the links.

Ken Lay...

The Enron guy, has got terrible hand writing...

Go check out his correspondence with ol GeeDubya.

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

I'm sitting here thinking...

That whoever took This picture, should put the camera down and run...

I wouldn't trust those clouds, not one bit.

"Go fuck yourself"

- Vice President, Dick Cheney

Now, you can get The T-shirt

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

The internet is boring me.

Somebody... point me in the direction of something entertaining... anything...

Happy readers, what is your favorite site? Now's your time to give back. ;)

Ya don't see a picture...

like This everyday...

Least not ones that aren't shopped.

Monday, July 05, 2004

Ha. Teach your kids all about


When ya pull up at the police station with 3 seconds to spare...

It's a good feeling.

You go, Help Scooby

Bloody creepy. Specially the music.

Crap. I've been collecting links all morning to post...

And then my PC goes and crashes and I lose them all...

The only two I can remember are these.

Which way? The stupidest adventure game ever created. Just watch out for the Manticore.

And then there is This Happy little game. Man, in theory it's simple... Make your penguin jump the evil cactuses/ninjas.

But when the number of penguins goes up... it gets tricky. Definitly fun.

Enjoy peoples. I'll see if I can retract my steps from before for you all...

Friday, July 02, 2004

This week has been too long.

I no longer work for Challenger International. Therefore I can bitch about the arseholes. And I will... on Monday.

As for now, I'm going rock climbing.

Have a good weekend all.

wait wait wait...

Slow down the tape a little...

Go back a second...

Isn't Ed McMahon the wrestling guy?

What the hell is he doing with alf?



Wierd, but definitly fun

Roses are red, Roses are blue

They look purple to me
But hey, they will do.

wow, blue roses... good for them.

My daughter...

Loves shoes.

Loves shopping for shoes and last week attempted he first theft...


She scored herself a $60 pair of gold high heels which she smuggled into the bottom of her pram.

Luckly her mother, the lovely Jo, was ever vigilant and sussed out what Bu had done prior to leaving the store.

aawww. they grow up so quickly.

Friday morning Joke.

A lobbyist, on his way home from work in Canberra traffic came to a deadhalt and thought to himself, "Wow, this seems worse than usual". He noticed a police officer walking between the lines of stopped cars, so he rolled down his window and asked, "Officer, what's the hold-up?"

The cop replied, "The Prime Minister is depressed, so he stopped his motorcade and is threatening to douse himself with petrol and set himself on fire. He says no one believes his stories about why we went to war in Iraq, or the connection between Saddam and al-Qaeda, or that his tax cuts will help anyone except his wealthy friends. So we're taking up a collection for him." The lobbyist asks, "How much have you got so far?"

The officer replies, "About 50 litres, but a lot of people are still siphoning.

Thursday, July 01, 2004


This game makes me angry...

call me a rookie will it...

God damn it.

I can't believe Brazil put me out in the semi's...

Me. Senegal

YaY. Insignificate...

I'm a
Insignificant Microbe
in the
TTLB Ecosystem

But one day I will grow large... grow large I tells you.

Sweet dreams are made of


Who am I, to disagree?

Though it would be amusing to record the words

"Margaret Thatcher naked on a cold day, Margaret Thatcher naked on a cold day." onto somebody elses Dream machine.

Surely this couldn't be right...

US banks are refusing to exchange this guys pennies for larger bills...

Sure, there are a million of them, but that doesn't make them any less legal tender.

It doesn't seem quite right to me.

So what you're saying is

That I should open my Numbered Swiss Bank Account now so that I can dodge taxes later.

Or at least sell the sucker on eBay. Anonymous swiss bank account will be worth HEAPS in a number of years.

Reading ...

This joke here got me thinking...

I can't wait til little Bu drops her first F word at an inapproprate time...

She already says Duck way too often.

The call center...

is not meant to use phases like

'And shit like that'

in a corprate enviroment right?

For you Trang.


The greatest mailing service in existance.

No sign up, no nothin'. Just make up an address on the spot.

I sign up to say... the New york times, and use the following address


Now, when you go to Mailinator and check the DirtyLoveMonkey mail box, low and behold, there's your mail. No signup, No password, no nothin'...

But you do have to watch out, all mail gets deleted with a couple of hours so, watch your head on that one.