Monday, March 26, 2007

You bet that Tommy sees!

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Over on Lawdog's niche in the comments "Bernard Brandt" quoted some Rudyard Kipling and I do believe that the disrespect some Americans are showing for their men and women in Uniform will not be forgotton some day soon in 2008... beware... But Tommy ain't a bloomin' fool - you bet that Tommy sees! It is time that those politicians on the side of evil come to their senses and realise that what America and it's allies are fighting now is evil incarnate, seven times seven worse than Hitler ever was.
This war will also not be fought by those Rough Men in uniform but needs warriors with callused knees... for that will bring the truest victory.
Here is the poem by Kipling;
Tommy
I went into a public-'ouse to get a pint o' beer
The publican 'e up an' sez, "We serve no red-coats here."
The girls be'ind the bar they laughed an' giggled fit to die,
I outs into the street again an' to myself sez I:
O it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, go away";
But it's "Thank you, Mister Atkins", when the band begins to play
The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play,
O it's "Thank you, Mister Atkins", when the band begins to play.
I went into a theatre as sober as could be,
They gave a drunk civilian room, but 'adn't none for me;
They sent me to the gallery or round the music-'alls,
But when it comes to fightin', Lord! they'll shove me in the stalls!
For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, wait outside";
But it's "Special train for Atkins" when the trooper's on the tide,
The troopship's on the tide, my boys, the troopship's on the tide,
O it's "Special train for Atkins" when the trooper's on the tide.
Yes, makin' mock o' uniforms that guard you while you sleep
Is cheaper than them uniforms, an' they're starvation cheap;
An' hustlin' drunken soldiers when they're goin' large a bit
Is five times better business than paradin' in full kit.
Then it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, 'ow's yer soul?"
But it's "Thin red line of 'eroes" when the drums begin to roll,
The drums begin to roll, my boys, the drums begin to roll,
O it's "Thin red line of 'eroes" when the drums begin to roll.
We aren't no thin red 'eroes, nor we aren't no blackguards too,
But single men in barricks, most remarkable like you;
An' if sometimes our conduck isn't all your fancy paints,
Why, single men in barricks don't grow into plaster saints;
While it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, fall be'ind",
But it's "Please to walk in front, sir", when there's trouble in the wind,
There's trouble in the wind, my boys, there's trouble in the wind
O it's "Please to walk in front, sir", when there's trouble in the wind
You talk o' better food for us, an' schools, an' fires, an' all:
We'll wait for extry rations if you treat us rational.
Don't mess about the cook-room slops, but prove it to our face
The Widow's Uniform is not the soldier-man's disgrace.
For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Chuck him out, the brute!"
But it's "Saviour of 'is country" when the guns begin to shoot;
An' it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' anything you please;
An' Tommy ain't a bloomin' fool -- you bet that Tommy sees!

Holy Moses who?

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This is going to piss off some traditionally weaponed tribesmen for sure!
I must say there is quite a paucity of quotes etc. about this "illustrious" comrade on the internet, so much for being "famous.

Friday, March 23, 2007

WOW I have hit the Googlejackpot

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with my wacky blog Megalicious Mayhem, it is ranked first!
Speaking of mayhem, what a week this has been, murder at the CWC, Maputo blowing up and the rest of the world pretty well going to pot at a rate of knots mon...
I think I will sit back and compile a list of songs to soothe the soul... while busy I listened to Nelly Furtado's new CD and this Porra Chick can sing dude! She always had a good voice but she has now matured from her earlier songs... so I decided to call the compilation "All Good Things" based on one of the songs on the CD, plus here are the lyrics to the title track:
All Good Things (come to an end)
Honestly what will become of me
don't like reality
It's way too clear to me
But really life is daily
We are what we don't see
Missed everything daydreaming

[Chorus]
Flames to dust
Lovers to friends
Why do all good things come to an end
Flames to dust
Lovers to friends
Why do all good things come to an end
come to an end come to an
Why do all good things come to end?
come to an end come to an
Why do all good things come to an end?

Traveling I only stop at exits
Wondering if I'll stay
Young and restless
Living this way I stress less
I want to pull away when the dream dies
The pain sets in and I don't cry
I only feel gravity and I wonder why

Flames to dust
Lovers to friends
Why do all good things come to an end
Flames to dust
Lovers to friends
Why do all good things come to an end
[ these lyrics found on http://www.completealbumlyrics.com ]
come to an end come to an
Why do all good things come to end?
come to an end come to an
Why do all good things come to an end?

Well the dogs were whistling a new tune
Barking at the new moon
Hoping it would come soon so that they could
Dogs were whistling a new tune
Barking at the new moon
Hoping it would come soon so that they could
Die die die die die

Flames to dust
Lovers to friends
Why do all good things come to an end
Flames to dust
Lovers to friends
Why do all good things come to an end
come to an end come to an
Why do all good things come to end?
come to an end come to an
Why do all good things come to an end?

Well the dogs were barking at a new moon
Whistling a new tune
Hoping it would come soon
And the sun was wondering if it should stay away for a day til the feeling went away
And the sky was falling on the clouds were dropping and
the rain forgot how to bring salvation
the dogs were barking at the new moon
Whistling a new tune
Hoping it would come soon so that they could die.
And once again the The Screaming Tangerines
present the latest megaclicious collection All Good Things:
A collection of some of those songs that remind me mostly of good (and some bad) things...
58 tracks in playlist, average track length: 4:12
Playlist length: 4 hours 3 minutes 38 seconds

1. Nelly Furtado - All Good Things (Come To An End) (3:57)
2. Madelyne - Beautiful Child (Hiver and Hammer Mix) (4:07)
3. Frou Frou - Holding Out For A Hero (3:22)
4. Lipstick - Back For Good (4:12)
5. Savage Garden - Tears of pearls (3:48)
6. CJ Stone - The sun goes down (6:55)
7. Sash! - La Primavera (3:36)
8. Zager and Evans - In the year 2525 (3:17)
9. Everything But the Girl - Missing (4:06)
10. 10000 Maniacs - Because The Night (3:43)
11. The All American Rejects - Move Along (4:00)
12. Bosson - I believe (Up-Tempo Version) (3:15)
13. Sarah Brightman - Only an ocean away (4:55)
14. Hooverphonic - Vinegar and salt (3:20)
15. Sarah Brightman - Eden (3:59)
16. Nightwish - Ever dream (4:44)
17. Aria - Dido (armin van buurens universal religion mix) (8:52)
18. ATB - Don't Stop (3:47)
19. Shakira - How Do You Do (3:46)
20. 4 Strings ft Tina Cousins - Diamonds (3:11)
21. ATB - The Summer (3:41)
22. Vanessa Carlton - Paint it black (3:30)
23. John Mellencamp - Hurts so good (3:36)
24. Imperio - Veni Vidi Vici (2:19)
25. Enigma - Modern Crusaders (Distinction mix) (3:55)
26. Stuck Mojo - Home (4:49)
27. Nena - Willst du mit mir gehn (3:46)
28. Belinda Carlisle - Little black book (4:12)
29. Nadia Ali - At The End (album ver) (3:39)
30. ATB - Ecstasy (4:21)
31. Rammstein - Amour (4:50)
32. DJ Tiesto - Ten seconds before sunrise (7:31)
33. Rachel Stevens - I will be there (4:03)
34. Nelly Furtado - In God's Hands (4:54)
35. Tocadisco - You're No Good For Me (Tocadisco's Recover Mix) (6:50)
36. Gigi D'agostino - La Passion (3:25)
37. Yoomii - A kiss is all I miss (3:25)
38. James Brown - I feel good (2:46)
39. ATB - I Dont Wanna Stop (3:34)
40. Heart - Will you be there in the morning (4:24)
41. Roxette - The Sweet Hello, The Sad Goodbye (4:49)
42. Dht - Sun (3:12)
43. Belinda Carlisle - Summer rain (5:29)
44. Pink - Feel Good Time (3:42)
45. Nickelback - Good Times Gone (5:18)
46. Blank & Jones - Catch (Radio Video Mix) (3:17)
47. Gigi d´Agostino - I wonder why (3:29)
48. 4 Strings - Until You Love Me (4:16)
49. Black - Everything's Coming Up Roses (4:06)
50. The Killers - Somebody Told Me (3:17)
51. Cascada - Wouldnt It Be Good (Club Mix) (5:06)
52. Gregorian - The sounds of silence (4:15)
53. t.A.T.u. - Dangerous And Moving (4:35)
54. Nia Nell - One lifetime (4:02)
55. Sonique - Feels So Good (5:25)
56. Placebo - Every you every me (3:33)
57. Royksopp - Only This Moment (3:55)
58. Avril Lavigne - Who knows (3:30)
So I end with condolences to the family of Bob Woolmer, may the painful memories be erased and the joyful ones be etched in their hearts.
“One good thing about music, when it hits- you feel no pain” Bob Marley

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

1952 the year I was born

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Patrick got this from Educated Shoprat and I thought I would do mine... I looked up some Seffriken facts and added them too, also some I thought significant.

In 1954 (the year you were born)
Dwight Eisenhower is president of the US.
Johannes Gerhardus Strijdom becomes the 6th Prime Minister of South Africa.
Nautilus, the first atomic powered submarine, launches.
Boeing introduces the 707, bringing an end to British domination of the airlines.
Senator Joseph McCarthy begins leading televised hearings into alleged Communist influence in the Army In Memphis, Tennessee.
WHBQ becomes the first radio station to air an Elvis Presley record and Rock and Roll was on it's way!
Roger Bannister, a 25 year old from England, breaks the 4 minute mile with a time of 3:59.
Phil Rudd drummer of AC/DC is born.
Supreme Court rules unanimously that racial segregation in public schools is unconstitutional.
Texas Instruments announces the worldwide first Transistor radio.
Hurricane "Carol" hits the Long Island - New England area killing 60 and injuring 1000.
The first in the Godzilla series of films is released in Japan.
Senate condemns Joseph McCarthy for contempt of a Senate elections subcommittee during his Army investigation hearings In Sylacauga, Alabama.
a 4 kg meteorite crashes through the roof of a house and hits Ann Hodges, badly bruising her, in the first documented case of an object from outer space hitting a person.
Playboy magazine issue features Margie Harrison, the first playmate.
The first colour TV's are made by RCA but we only get TV in 1975!
Howard Stern, Oprah Winfrey, Christie Brinkley, John Travolta, and Jerry Seinfeld are born.
Damn!
am I as old as John Travolta... I thought I was older!
New York Giants win the World Series.
The TV Dinner is introduced by American, Gerry Thomas and so the curse began.
Cleveland Browns win the NFL championship.
Volume 1, Issue 1 of Sports Illustrated is published.
Detroit Red Wings win the Stanley Cup.
Nobel prize for literature is won by Ernest Hemingway.
Lord of the Flies by William G. Golding is published.
Koos Kombuis, a poet, singer, entertainer and writer, is born in Cape Town

"History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon."
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821)

The NSPCA gets this weeks Tuesday Twit Award for

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wanting to ban Elephant Safaris, why stop there? Why not ban the use of all animals for any purpose whatsoever... or even better... ban humans from the planet!
The
NSPCA and their Greenpeace tree hugging ilk would prefer the human species to be wiped off the face of earth for the good of Gia... Goretards GoreBots the lot of 'em I say!
In the first place these elephants seem to enjoy taking tourists for rides and secondly they provide a job opportunity for the guide and the lodges that do these safaris, without this there would be less elephants and a jobless local poaching them! These moonbats have no clue to the instruction The Old Man gave us when He said in Genesis "And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth."
Subdue means manage and preserve. Dominion means look after and protect as a ruler does to his country. Nowhere does His Word say we are to torture and destroy. By taming elephants, which is very easy to do by the way when done with TLC, we can ensure that people have an income and at the same time the very habitat of this magnificent beast can be preserved for the animals and the people.
I for one do not condone the maltreatment of any animal but to shoot the goose laying the golden egg is downright stupid to me. So from me to the NSPCA... do not come begging at my door for any alms...
Update: I will no longer use Goretard as this is a respected surname in the colder parts of Europe... heceforth I will refer to the followers of Al Gore as GoreBots.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Whacky Wednesday - Make me an Island

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Reminds me of a song sung by Joe Dolan... I found it on Hyscience talk about stubborn!

"The villa owner refuses to move, so the real-estate developer has had to dig out all around it to force him to,"

MAKE ME AN ISLAND
- A. Hammond & M. Hazlewood
Different eyes, different size, different girls every day.
Different names, different games took my breath clean away.
But I'm changed, rearranged, I'm enlightened and how
you have caught me, you have taught me and I'm different now.
Take me and break me and close all your windows and doors.
Shut me off, cut me off, make me an island, I'm yours.
Take me away from the world, take me away from the girls.
Take me and break me and make me an island, I'm yours.
Running round, shifting ground, that's the life I have seen.
But I'm tired, uninspired and I've wiped my slate clean.
You are mine, I am yours if the Lord will allow.
You have caught me, you have taught me and I'm different now.
Take me and break me and close all your windows and doors.
Shut me off, cut me off, make me an island, I'm yours.
Take me away from the world, take me away from the girls.
Take me and break me and make me an island, I'm yours.
Take me and break me and close all your windows and doors.
Shut me off, cut me off, make me an island, I'm yours.
Take me away from the world, take me away from the girls.
Take me and break me and make me an island, I'm yours.
Take me and break me and make me an island, I'm yours.
Albert Hammond, who I discoverd was born in England and not in the USA by the way, is probably one of the most prolific songwriters of the pop/rock era with Mike hazelwood. Having written hits for many stars and groups like the Hollies... "Gimme dat ding" sung by the Pipkins was also one of theirs! Amazing...

"And there was a beautiful view

But nobody could see.
Cause everybody on the island
Was saying: Look at me! Look at me!"
Laurie Anderson, Language Is A Virus

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

How to kiss your ass goodbye...

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From Mr Riddle via CODA:
An old man, a boy and a donkey were going to town. The boy rode on the donkey and the old man walked. As they went along they passed some people who remarked it was a shame the old man was walking and the boy was riding. The man and boy thought maybe the critics were right, so they changed positions.
Later, they passed some people that remarked, "What a shame, he makes that little boy walk."
They then decided they both would walk! Soon they passed some more people who thought they were stupid to walk when they had a decent donkey to ride. So, they both rode the donkey.
Now they passed some people that shamed them by saying how awful to put such a load on a poor donkey.
The boy and man said they were probably right, so they decide to carry the donkey. As they crossed the bridge, they lost their grip on the animal and it fell into the river and drowned.

The moral of the story?
If you try to please everyone, you might as well kiss your ass good-bye!

This is sooooo true... thank heavens I have grown wiser and thus less stressed about trying to meet every one's expectations. Ich bin, wer ich bin.
On the subject of german and beer in particular, I see that those esteemed brewers from Holland have gotten their Amstel back from those rotten Seffriken Yankees SABMiller, it will henceforth be brewed/imported under the watchfull eye of the Heineken group who own Windhoek as well. Last I heard Amstel would be brewed in Windhoek?
Now what have all these dutch beer company's got in common with german? Why the Reinheitsgebot dear fellow... and Amstel and Windhoek use this ancient code brew the best beer to cool one's palate. Sehr gut ja! I bet SABMiller are crying in their Castle now... I hear the Amstel income was a cool 300 million $ (yes $ not R) a year! That is a lot of ale to kiss goodbye!
"Religions change; beer and wine remain." Hervey Allen

Thursday, March 08, 2007

I should be so lucky

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You'll die from a Heart Attack during Sex.
Your a lover not a fighter but sadly, in the act of making love your heart will stop. But what a way to go.
'How will you die?' at QuizGalaxy.com


Speaking of luck, I have been invited to guest blog at Keeskennis the blogger from Zambia, Kees you give me a great honour bud, I will now spend the rest of my weekend pondering what to contribute! This is the Vic Fall's that form part of the border between Zambia and Mad Bob's Paradise aka Zimbabwe. I hope to see the falls one day before my aforementioned demise! On the subject of demise and all that here is a brilliant song from Rammstein and the title song for this weeks compilation from the Screaming Tangerines...
Stirb nicht vor mir - Don't die before me
Die Nacht öffnet ihren Schoß
Das Kind heißt Einsamkeit
Es ist kalt und regungslos
Ich weine leise in die Zeit
Ich weiß nicht wie du heißt
Doch ich weiß dass es dich gibt
Ich weiß dass irgendwann
irgendwer mich liebt

He comes to me every night
No words are left to say
With his hands around my neck
I close my eyes and pass away

I don't know who he is
In my dreams he does exist
His passion is a kiss
And I can not resist

Ich warte hier
Don't die before I do
Ich warte hier
Stirb nicht vor mir

I don't know who you are
I know that you exist
Stirb nicht
Sometimes love seems so far
Ich warte hier
Your love I can't dismiss
Ich warte hier

Alle Häuser sind verschneit
Und in den Fenstern Kerzenlicht
Dort liegen sie zu zweit
Und ich
Ich warte nur auf dich

Ich warte hier
Don't die before I do
Ich warte hier
Stirb nicht vor mir

I don't know who you are
I know that you exist
Stirb nicht
Sometimes love seems so far
Ich warte hier
Your love I can't dismiss

Stirb nicht vor mir

Here is the playlist:
44 tracks in playlist, average track length: 4:21
Playlist length: 3 hours 11 minutes 37 seconds

1. Rammstein - Stirb nicht vor mir - Don't die before me (4:05)
2. Bryan Adams - 18 till I die (3:28)
3. Queen - No-One But You (Only The Good Die Young) (4:11)
4. Pink - I'm Not Dead (3:46)
5. The Ataris - The Hero Dies In This One (4:06)
6. The Awakening - Death Says Yes (5:23)
7. Nightwish - Dead to the world (4:20)
8. Madonna - Die Another Day (3:32)
9. Marion Raven - For You I'll Die (4:49)
10. Bon Jovi - Wanted Dead Or Alive (5:07)
11. Cutting Crew - (I just) died in your arms tonight (4:41)
12. Meatloaf - Dead ringer for love (4:22)
13. Blue Nature - Love Or Die (3:43)
14. Robbie Williams - Old Before I Die (3:50)
15. Def Leppard - Where Does Love Go When it Dies (4:04)
16. Papa Roach - Dead Cell (3:06)
17. No Mercy - When I die (4:27)
18. Metallica - Creeping Death (6:36)
19. Resource - Died In Your Arms (remix) (3:43)
20. HIM - When love and death embrace (6:08)
21. Good Charlotte - Day That I Die (3:26)
22. Viking - He has died (4:21)
23. OMD - Forever live and die (3:35)
24. Nightwish - Dead boy's poem (6:47)
25. Sheryl Crow - Tomorrow Never Dies (4:48)
26. Groove Agents - The day I die (3:32)
27. Jimmy Gnecco ft. Brian May - Someone to Die For (5:07)
28. Hooverphonic - Every time we live together we die a bit more (3:35)
29. Creed - Never Die (4:51)
30. Nightwish - Dead Gardens (4:28)
31. Metallica - Die, Die My Darling (2:27)
32. Our Lady Peace - Superman's dead (4:16)
33. Metallica - Stone Dead Forever (4:51)
34. Stuck Mojo - Metal Is Dead (4:22)
35. Def Leppard - Die Hard The Hunter (6:17)
36. Rob Zombie - Living Dead Girl (3:21)
37. Everlast - We're all gonna die (2:20)
38. Jamiroquai - Too young to die (6:05)
39. Evanescence - Even In Death (4:09)
40. Stereophonics - Deadhead (3:18)
41. Alien Ant Farm - Death Day (4:33)
42. Steel Dragon - We All Die Young (4:01)
43. Barcode Brothers - Die 4 U (4:31)
44. Belinda Carlisle - Love never dies (5:09)
So I leave you with this thought...
"Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives."
A. Sachs

US troops kill 12 in Baghdad

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With that headline I thought... "What now? have the guys killed some civilian's at a roadblock?" and that is what the media wanted me to think!
Instead it was 12 muslime terrorists that had been obliterated... Oooha!
The Push is working...

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Popular signs

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Kees mentioned on his blog about popular signs that people steal in Austria... now here in South Africa we have no such draw card except for these...
From what I heard last time I was in Richards Bay in KZN these hippo signs "disappear" with regularity... and no I do not have one in my bar! If you look closely you will notice fresh earth around the base of the pole, the one I am posing next to was brand new! This picture was taken when the kids were still in primary school... now L has started her first year at varsity and M is now doing his masters... time sure flies!
"Some are born who never need them,Others still who never read them, signs." Neil Diamond, Signs