original_aj: (Default)
( Jul. 29th, 2017 09:22 am)
I just read this article: Mohamed El Bachiri: ‘Terrorists killed my wife: this is my jihad for love

A great rejoinder to the idiots who conflate all muslims with terrorists, it's about a guy who is now a single parent after his wife died in a suicide bombing. The courage and dignity he shows is immense, I can't imagine how hard it must be for him. This is the sort of thing that should be shouted from the rooftops.
So I'm watching the Tour coverage on ITV4, and therefore having to endure ad breaks for a change. On comes a McDonalds ad which is soundtracked with the Buzzcocks' "What Do I Get?" - not surprisingly they don't play the "Nothing at all" line!
original_aj: (Stone Face)
( Sep. 23rd, 2008 08:20 pm)
Just in case - we had an issue with our server at the weekend and it is possible that some email was lost. If you are waiting on a reply to an email sent between Friday & Sunday I not have got it (I've replied to the ones I got), so please resend.
So, I have just indulged myself by investing in some of the Drive By Truckers' back catalogue. I was amused by the fact that Gangstabilly is packaged as an LP to the extent of the cd label being a picture of an LP and the track listing covering "Side 1" and "Side 2" but I was delighted when I put it in and the first thing I heard was "Click! crackle crackle crackle..." They've sampled a tone arm hitting an LP and put it on the start of the CD! And it is split into two sections, with another sample lead in!

The music's pretty good too!

Mr. Wolffia sporting a fresh mustache and beard of hair lichen.

From this page.

I know you're not a lichen fancier any more but....
Amusing translation of what those phrases that get trotted out time after time actually say about the club.

Cut cos it's longish )
original_aj: (Default)
( Aug. 1st, 2008 09:26 pm)
As of yesterday, I have a pair of ecologically sound balls!

They seem to be satisfactory so far, [livejournal.com profile] nickys has been quite satisfied!

See here for details....
original_aj: (Ring of Stenness)
( Jul. 4th, 2008 12:20 pm)
Larger version behind cut )

A photo [livejournal.com profile] nickys took of me at the Ring of Stenness on Orkney.

Map of area behind cut )
original_aj: (Default)
( Jun. 2nd, 2008 07:15 pm)
Giant Vulva Bicycle Taxi Is Freudian Wet Dream

Not safe for work, or delicate sensibilities.

"Thrice weekly cruising the streets of Helsinki. inviting its inhabitants to take a ride by slipping inside her giant disembodied vagina mounted on top of her bike taxi."

It's a Rickshaw, modelled on a ladies's vulva. There are pictures. You have been warned!
US coffee chain Starbucks has come under fire for a new logo that critics say is offensive and overly graphic.

The Resistance, a US-based Christian group, has called for a national boycott of the coffee-selling giant.

It says the chain's new logo has a naked woman on it with her legs "spread like a prostitute... The company might as well call themselves Slutbucks".

Starbucks says the image - based on a 16th century Norse design of a mermaid with two-tails - is not inappropriate.

Rather, the image is a more conservative version of the original Starbucks design, which hung above the chain's first store when it opened in Seattle's Pike Place Market in 1971.

You decide:
An unwitting passenger arriving at Japan's Narita airport has received 142g of cannabis after a customs test went awry, officials say.

A customs officer hid a package of the banned substance in a side pocket of a randomly chosen suitcase in order to test airport security.

Sniffer dogs failed to detect the cannabis and the officer could not remember which bag he had put it in.

Anyone finding the package has been asked to contact customs officials.
A man is cupping his hand to scoop water from a Highland burn.

The Gamekeeper shouts, "Dinnae drink thon waater! It's foo ae coo's keech an' pish!"

The man replies, "My Good fellow, I'm English. Could you repeat that in English for me?"

The Gamekeeper replies, "I said, use two hands - you'll get more that way!"
According to this article in the guardian,"While humans have two sex chromosomes, the X and Y, the platypus has 10, with five of each kind." "In theory it means there are 25 possible sexes, though in practice that doesn't happen." When discussing this with [livejournal.com profile] zotz tonight he said "That makes them even wierder than Goths!"

So now I have an image of a platypus in a corset and silver jewelry in my head. Any artists out there want to realise this?
original_aj: (Dastardly)
( Apr. 14th, 2008 07:39 pm)
Before today I hadn't seen this really poor taste VW advert on Youtube. So I'm sharing it.
original_aj: (Sideways)
( Apr. 4th, 2008 11:17 pm)
Tonight I was eating Nachos when I dropped some. The resulting mess on the table, of salsa and sour cream, looked to me very like a skateboarding penguin. What do you lot think?

That was just as it fell, purely random, no human intervention.