Saturday, 30 August 2008

Why is this news?

In what will probably become a regular feature, today I am questioning why the media reports on half the bollocks that it does. For example, today's trawl turned up this gem from our own BBC: "Australia suffering man drought". Who cares? Stop the press, there are 100,000 more women than men in Oz. Turns out men in their 20s and 30s are going elsewhere to work- if I was brought up in Australia with half a brain I'd probably leave as soon as I could work or afford a flight off the rock too.

I just cannot fathom who this news is interesting to. "Hey kids, hey ma, come check this out! This article just told me Australia has more women than men! Maybe cousin Jack who's 36 and never had a girlfriend can go there and get lucky!" An interesting footnote to that little story is that Ma wasn't listening because she had her head in the fucking oven knowing that once again her husband was overly interested in a piece of shit.

Good times.


Thursday, 28 August 2008

'Morons' - for 8 points

Hasbro are suing a couple of Indian game creators, Rajat Agarwalla and Jayant Agarwalla for infringing on the property rights of Scrabble, with their game 'Scrabulous'. From what I can make out from the game tiles, game board and rules to Scrabulous are incredibly close to family favorite Scrabble. Actually I would go further and say that they are the same.

Scrabulous is apparently one of the more popular applications on the stalkers site, Facebook, with millions of players a day, so there is little wonder Hasbro sees it as a threat to be squashed. Usually I'd be all for the little guy or the underdog... but not this time.

Why? These guys didn't even fucking try! If you want to rip of someone elses idea at least attempt to cover it up! Those lazy bastards, they barely changed the name or any of the rules and had the same points-per-tile as Scrabble, really taking the piss. People living in the Jungle having recently discovered fire know how to play Scrabble for fucks sake.

Hopefully the courts will sort it all out and Scrabulous will be destroyed forever, leaving no trace. If somehow the courts find in favor of Scrabulous, and the floodgates open, look out for my new board game coming Christmas 2008- Monopoli.

This city deserves a better class of criminal...


Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Things I like

For a start, skate videos shot on HD cameras at 120 fps. Beautiful.
You know when people say that football is poetic? This is alot like that, only better. Go to the link to watch the HD version. Seriously, I only embedded it to pad this piece out.

skate - shot on red - 120 fps from opus magnum prod. on Vimeo.

Coming soon: words.

The Faux Bot

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

The hand that giveth also taketh away...

Father Antonio Rungi (mentioned below) has withdrawn his plans for the 'Sister Italy' contest to my dismay. After the announcement gained global interest, down came the naysayers and the wagging fingers from the upper echelons terrified that someone within organized religion had once again made something of a blunder.

"'My superiors were not happy. The local bishop was not happy, but they did not understand me either,' Father Antonio Rungi told Reuters by telephone from his convent in southern Italy on Tuesday".

So there comes and goes my interest in this Nun pageant, back to square one to say the least. Instead of celebrating the social and charitable achievements of the Sisters of Italy with a friendly event that has mild worldwide interest, we are told once again that Nuns are boring.


Hot Cross Nuns

Something we can all enjoy starts in September when Antonio Rungi, an Italian Priest, begins his search for the best looking Italian Nuns. He wishes to hold the worlds first beauty pageant for the religious lovelies, trying to dispel stereotypes of Nuns as 'stunted and sad'.

Rungi suggests it is the choice of the entrants whether they pose veiled or unveiled, which still seems a little reserved if the Nuns-gone-wild series is based on any truth at all.


Sunday, 24 August 2008

Way to spoil it.

First up I'd like to start by insulting the owners of and who have 4 posts between them in total and last posted in November 2000 and September 2004 respectively. '' going the extra mile in taking the piss with the only post reading 'Today is the first day of the rest of my blog'. I don't even know where to start with that.