Friday, May 25, 2007

Having fun with paper bags

This is Lilly having some fun with the big paper bag the Man brought home last night, he and The Girl had Steers Burgers! We had some chips...

Lilly wondering what is inside the bag...

Lilly inside!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Freezing Curtain


This was taken just outside town in Bainsvlei earlier this week and it is still cold! The weatherman expects it to remain so until after the weekend as well. Records for low temperatures have been broken all over the country, so much for Global Warming! But this amazing time lapse of an Orange Sun Oozing will hopefully warm you up after that chilly curtain.
The chilly weather made me come up with this freezing playlist for the Screaming Tangerines although Orange Sun Oozing would also make a good title for some warm songs...

So I call my playlist Freezing Curtain;
26 tracks in playlist, average track length: 4:02
Estimated playlist length: 1 hour 45 minutes 9 seconds

1. The White Stripes - In the cold cold night (2:58)
2. Matchbox 20 - Cold (3:15)
3. Gregorian - Out of the cold (3:48)
4. Arnold Palmer Vs. Moti Special - Cold Days (2-4 Grooves Remix Edit) (3:29)
5. Brainstorm - Colder (3:50)
6. Breaking benjamin -So cold (4:33)
7. Bush - Coldcontagious (5:55)
8. Def Leppard - Blood Runs Cold (4:26)
9. Foo Fighters - Cold Day In The Sun (3:20)
10. Metallica - The Ecstasy Of Cold (2:30) Update - The Ecstasy of Gold (thanks Steve!)
11. Metallica - Stone Cold Crazy (2:16)
12. No Angels - Cold as Ice (4:06)
13. Travis - Colder (4:07)
14. York ft. Angelina - Iceflowers (7:08)
15. Hooverphonic - Frosted flake wood (3:17)
16. Jennifer Rush - Ring of ice (3:45)
17. Metallica - Trapped Under Ice (4:04)
18. Milla Jovovich - Beat on ice (3:57)
19. The Darkness - Love on the Rocks With No Ice (6:07)
20. Joe dolan - Frozen rivers
21. Madonna - Frozen
22. Velvet girl - Velvet chiller twist rmx
23. Cliff Richard - Snowfall on the sahara.mp3
24. Enigma ft Angun - Snow of the sahara
25. Evanescence - Snow white queen
26. Sytem of a down - snowblind
I never knew Metallica was so cold fixated though? Steve pointed out that one of the titles was ermmm... wrong and not cold but gold related. Blame today's kids and textspeak! I should check the CD before committing to rip...
For the lyrics of the day I have chosen Ring of Ice sung by Jennifer Rush...

Ring Of Ice

We lay awake silent in the dark.
You don't have to hide the trace
emptyness left it's mark.
Ring of ice
ring of ice 'round your heart.
Ring of ice
ring of ice break apart.
We are lonely people wearin' a ring of ice
Dancin' in the night
tryin' to disguise all the lies behind.
Countless empty lies wearing a ring of ice.
I walk alone searchin' for a sign
Someoneelse must be alive with warmth behind their eyes.
Ring of ice
ring of ice 'round your heart. . . .
All the lonely people wearing a ring of ice
. . .
All the lonely people wearin' a ring of ice
Dancin' in the night
tryin' to disguise
All the lies behind surrounded by a ring of ice.
Dancin' in the night
tryin' to disguise
All the lies behind surrounded by a ring of ice.
Dancin' in the night
tryin' to disguise . ..
Dancin' in the night
tryin' to disguise . . .

"Time for the weather report. It's cold out folks. Bone crushing cold. The kind of cold which will wrench the spirit out of a young man, or forge it into steel." Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, Lost and Found, 1992

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Politicians are clueless...

twits when it comes to matters technical, case in point is our dear Patricia de Lille. She recently railed about anonymous comments that were put up on some blog criticising her dear friend Simon Grindrod.
"The only way to put a stop to this is to use every legal option to hold not only the website, but also the perpetrator, responsible. This kind of thing must not go unchallenged."
Dear Pat and Simon... trying to trace that comment if and when you get the necessary court order, that would be infringing on the blog site's owners privacy rights by the way as well he rights of the ISP's in question, not to mention the cost involved... why not worry more about crime and joblessness! I wonder how she found out about it in any case? Spending a lot of time on the Web in parlament are we Ms de Lille?

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Modified my to do list...

with this baby as first priority:

KLR 650 2008 model... maybe not in blue though. Yellow or black would be my first wish.
I know I have a CS650 on my wish list but this critter is around 20G's cheaper and the specs are virtually identical plus it has a bigger tank! 6 litres is a looong way on this class off bike. Plus who needs heated grips in Seffrika!
First thing to go would be the pipe... a White Brothers Carbon Pro would look good. But that is all I would modify.
For my budget of 50 grand I should just manage this plus a good set of gear, boots and helmet. Might just have enough left to join Ulysses Motorcycle Association of South Africa and grow old disgracefully...
"People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it's safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs." Unknown

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Depending on the wind

Sometimes one comes across people that just have a way with words that can describe or relate the most mundane in hilarious ways, one of these is Og the Neanderpundit as well as this from Yorkshire Pudding but I think this one must get first prize for the category of Bog Logging. This was mailed to a group I belong to but I will forgo exposing the name as he has asked to remain anonymous due to his position in society. The picture is from Grant who did some photo shopping to suit the story, however some smudging has been done to retain anonymity!

So there I am, marching up the first hill on the edge of the South Downs,
which I use as my warm up prior to my 2 -3 times a week 2.5mile cross country
run with the dog. It takes great fortitude on my part, I have to say,
especially the morning after a late shift at work, and today was one of those
days where I had had to really push myself as it had just started to drizzle
as well.
So I get halfway up the hill, my MP3 player booming away in my ears, the dog
on the look out for rabbits, when I feel the need to do an urgent fart. No
problem, I just let it go slowly. Except someone then poured concrete into my
back passage. And my shorts felt slightly wet.
I do not fucking believe it. I'd already spent a good 20 mins on the bog
offloading before i left the house. Am I forever to be haunted by my trip to
India and my subsequent Delhi Belly?
So I ploughed into the nearest thicket, bordered with stinging nettles and
brambles, which cut my legs to buggery but which with arse cheeks clenched
against the flow I was unable to leap nimbly over in my usual manner. Fergus
the dog now thinks we're on a proper adventure, and he's bounding around my
legs trying to trip me up. I've got a pulse beating in my glutes that I have
never noticed before, and Talking Heads 'Slippery People' booming in my ears.
I am conscious that at 0930, my main co-ramblers are usually middle aged
female dog walkers, I am wearing a white t-shirt which is not blending into
the foliage at all well, and I am about to do the biggest shit of my life.
With no bogroll. Or a toilet. Or a door to close.
So I dropped my shorts and undies, one of my best pairs as well, grabbed hold
of a tree trunk, and leant back like a yachtsman on a tack, so as to avoid
filling my shorts good and proper. I can live with a wet patch, but a gusset
full of slurry I can do without.
Whoosh. It was like one of those pictures which get circulated on the
internet of a bloke spraying liquid shite from his arse. It went a full metre
or more across the thicket and into the undergrowth. Fuck knows where the
pressure came from, or why it even existed, when I had not eaten anything
dodgy at all for ages. Luckily Fergus had gone back to hunting out rabbits or
else he would have got quite a shock.
So then I am stuck with a wet arsehole, my shorts round my ankles, and no
means of cleaning up. Wistfully, I disengaged my ankles from my undies, and
using them like a pull through, did the business before lobbing them into the
bushes. No doubt a passing fox is chomping on them as I type. Then I noticed
a middle aged couple, talking to each other and pointing into my thicket from
about 30metres away. They can only have thought that I was some sort of
weirdo who shits in bushes while spying on passers by, which at that moment
was a fairly forgivable presumption I suppose.
What a nightmare. I aborted the run and went home, figuratively and literally
I'll try again in the morning....
Thanks T... that was brilliant and worth a 10 point beverage warning! I hope Og reads it sometime, he will commend your style!
"The job is not done till the paperwork is done" Unknown

Friday, May 11, 2007

Why I love the Green Ogre

Yep, Shrek... and I can't wait for Shrek the Third.

I have been looking at the soundtrack and WOW, some real oldies there that I am looking forward to see how they fit into the story.
Here is the list;
1. Eels - Royal Pain
2. The Ramones - Do You Remember Rock N Roll Radio
3. Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song
4. Fergie - Barracuda
5. Wings - Live And Let Die
6. Matt White - Best Days
7. Wolfmother - Joker And The Thief
8. Trevor Hall - Other Ways
9. Harry Chapin - Cats In The Cradle
10. Eels - Losing Streak
11. Macy Gray - What I Gotta Do
12. Eddie Murphy and Antonio Banderas - Thank You (falletin Me Be Mice Elf Again)
13. Maya Rudolph And Rupert Everett - Final Showdown
14. Harry Greggson - Williams - Charmings Plan
I have some of them like Led Zeppelin and Harry Chapin but the Eels are new to me...
I hope Eddie and Antonio 's duet is as good as Livin' La Vida Loca from Shrek 2, then we are in for a hoot of a song! I see some sites mention 15 tracks, Shrek 2 also had a bonus track, Holding out for a hero by Jennifer Saunders (Fairy Godmother) although I prefer the Frou Frou version with Imogen Heap doing the vocals.
Imogen is also one of my Angelic Voices (still in progress, got carried away with this one) I like... if you get a chance get the soundtracks off all the Shrek's... there is some good music on them all with a dash of the eclectic as well.

Here are the previous Shrek movie's tracklists:
Shrek 1

1. Stay Home - Self
2. I'm A Believer - Smash Mouth
3. Like Wow! - Leslie Carter
4. It Is You (I Have Loved) - Dana Glover
5. Best Years Of Our Lives - Baha Men
6. Bad Reputation - Halfcocked
7. My Beloved Monster - Eels
8. You Belong To Me - Jason Wade
9. All Star - Smash Mouth
10. Hallelujah - John Cale
11. I'm On My Way - The Proclaimers
12. I'm A Believer (Reprise) - Eddie Murphy
13. True Love's First Kiss - John Powell

Shrek 2

1. Accidentally In Love - Counting Crows
2. Holding Out For A Hero - Frou Frou
3. Changes - Butterfly Boucher
4. As Lovers Go (Ron Fair Remix) - Dashboard Confessional
5. Funkytown - Lipps, Inc.
6. I'm On My Way - Rich Price
7. I Need Some Sleep - Eels
8. Ever Fallen In Love - Pete Yorn
9. Little Drop Of Poison - Tom Waits
10. You're So True - Joseph Arthur
11. People Ain't No Good - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
12. Fairy Godmother Song - Jennifer Saunders
13. Livin' La Vida Loca - Eddie Murphy
14. Bonus Track: Holding Out For A Hero - Jennifer Saunders

While checking all things Shrek I see they are planning for Shrek 4!
"Knowledge is not a series of self-consistent theories that converges toward an ideal view; it is rather an ever increasing ocean of mutually incompatible (and perhaps even incommensurable) alternatives, each single theory, each fairy tale, each myth that is part of the collection forcing the others into greater articulation and all of them contributing, via this process of competition, to the development of our consciousness." Paul Feyerabend

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Could you?

Wilfully set explosives to murder this girl?

Somebody did but if it were not for a few sharp eyed US soldiers she may have died. Read the story on Pat Dollard's site and all the others as well. If after reading his articles you still think it was wrong to liberate Iraq then you are in the same class as the murdering scum that perpetrate this kind of horror on a nation that just wants to be free.

What's for dinner Dad?

I get that a lot! and now I have a solution! Just go here:

To my mind one of the best recipe sites on the web, easy to navigate and most of all no registration needed to view the recipes!

Now all I have to say is "Go and find us a recipe and WE will knock it together".
I wish other questions we parents get asked in life were this easy to answer.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Do Leopards change their spots?

Charles of LFG has a video of dear Ghaddaffi... seems like he is having some remorse about canning his nuclear programme when his pal Saddam got hosed by the US military and wants to get back his place on the Middle East pecking order. Another opportunity lost... Reagan should have nuked his tent and palaces.