Archive for June, 2002

when hard discs get fried

Posts made during working hours from my part will probably be scarce in the next couple of days, as my ComputerWorkStation (a 9500 PowerMac) seems to have bit the big one today. For four years I’ve been working with this hard-disk which I lovingly dubbed Stinkfoot. Today it decided to permanently make like a tree. As if that weren’t enough, no less than three workspace server disk volumes also got fried on the same day—it must’ve been the 33°C conditions, as described earlier, that did it. The late server-volumes were named (and I ask for a minute of commemorative silence here): BongoFury, UncleMeat and MuffinMan. We’re currently hoping for the back-up system to resurrect their content. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust…

It’s Guess That Gender Time!


[ found at, site suggested by Jim Volkman ]

Improving HotPoop Fashion Style

In another attempt in the endless pursuit of updating HotPoop uniforms style, here’s a suggestion for the boys in the crew: Utilikilts! (yes! Barry, forget about those flannel Einstein look a like pants, and you can even keep your tinfoil helmet!) and, for the ladies, the skinny skin A. D’Urbano Collection. Aah…! I’d like to be as elegant as those guys in TBN…


The world’s first Ass Kicking Machine!

FBI “Guilty of Cover-up” over anthrax suspect

“American investigators know the identity of the killer who paralysed the US by sending anthrax in the post but will not arrest the culprit, according to leading US scientists.” So, is the FBI gonna get his number??


The Complete Bushisms.
Example: “And so, in my State of the—my State of the Union—or state—my speech to the nation, whatever you want to call it, speech to the nation—I asked Americans to give 4,000 years—4,000 hours over the next—the rest of your life—of service to America. That’s what I asked—4,000 hours.” —Bridgeport, Conn., April 9, 2002

Just call Me the Alrighty Almighty

God has a weblog: Just call Me the Alrighty Almighty. Maybe that other GoD needs to get one too!

Fresh Meat #2

This weeks Fresh Meat featured track (formerly known somewhat lamely as “Songs I Like”), is a pick from Dr Sharleena: Road So Clear by Cassandra Wilson. Wonderful laid-back jazzy song…
I will be putting up a link to the current Fresh Meat tracks on the right sidebar shortly (if I ever manage to get off of my lazy ass, that is).


It’s about 33°C here right now. Time for a game of iUndress!

zappanale #13

Great! I found two free Zappanale tickets in the mail today:
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No really, I’m fine… no, really…

About a boy

Have you ever typed in your browser address bar, just to see where you’d end up? Just now I was listening to Patti Smith’s “About A Boy” while surfing, and decided to see if there is an (hey, what can I say, I live life on the wild side). Well, there is. And what a swell page it is too.

Royston Vasey

Undoubtedly the best english dark comedy to have hit the mainland these passed few years is The League Of Gentlemen. Surrealist, sinister, grotesque, funny at all time, and downright frightning at some times (The Local Shoppe!), I have been a fan since this series started on the BBC. England’s very own Twin Peaks is having a rerun on our national TV these days. I highly suggest you have a look, or rent a video, if possible. Royston Vasey. You’ll Never Leave.

I ain’t lyin’

This study, published in UMass journal’s June issue, found that 60 percent of people lied at least once during a 10-minute conversation and told an average of two to three lies. Women were more likely to lie to make the person they were talking to feel good, while men lied most often to make themselves look better.
Do you lie on occasion? Why? Straight up?

Scary Monsters The Dutch parliament was shocked by a US legislative proposal giving an official green light to a US invasion of the Netherlands should it be deemed necessary to free US citizens from the International Criminal Court in The Hague.