Friday, August 31, 2007

Here's the buzz...

I always thought I was attractive to mosquitoes because I'm a sweet person (well, somebody's gotta say it!)... but it turns out that it's not so much sweet as sweat that draws them. Nasty little fetishists!

PS. If mosquitoes make a beeline, do bees make a mosquitoline? What sort of a line would wasps make?

There's just no end to my scientific curiosity...

Does my coffee look good in this?

Very clever. Watch the video here. I wonder if coffee tastes better for being artistically presented?

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Here we go again

Burglar falls out of 4th storey window, sustaining serious injuries. Home-owner arrested for burglar's fall and injuries. No doubt the burglar (eventually) or his family will be suing the home owner for inability to "work" and subsequent loss of income (due to injuries sustained on the job).

Maybe the homeowner pushed the burglar out of the window, maybe he didnt. If he did, I still consider it reasonable. The thief might well have been the non-violent kind, not inclined towards the murder of his unwitting hosts, but how was the homeowner to know that? A quick exit for the burglar via the window - only fair considering it was the entry point as well - would have seemed much the best choice at that point and I cant blame the homeowner if he took the chance. I personally would have thought it bloody weird if he had ushered the potential burglar politely out of his front door with a friendly pat on the back!

PS. Oh, and it was only an "alleged" burglary, as of course there are legitimate reasons for somebody to be climbing through someone else's window on the fourth floor without invitation in the dead of night.

PPS. Oops, the burglar was climbing through the window at 6.10am, not in the dead of night. Hard-working fella putting in overtime, evidently...

Friday, August 03, 2007

No, I dont feel sorry

Kafeel Ahmed's death from his burns doesnt make me feel sorry for him. Maybe a little pity for his parents and family and to some extent his friends... but nothing at all for him. There's hardly anything more reprehensible than an educated, well-read, affluent man stooping to the level of trying to kill innocent people who have done him no harm, motivated by nothing more than religious belief. So, yes, I think he deserved his 90% burns. I'm sorry that he died without actually being forced to help with police enquiries. I'm sorry that he didnt get to spend the rest of his miserable life in prison. Most of all, I'm sorry that he turned out to be an Indian. But I'm not sorry he was badly injured while trying to kill members of the public.


And what the flaming HECK is
Idi Amin's SON doing in the UK? What IS this country, a repository for the families and friends of all the world's worst dictators? Should we expect Mrs George Dubya Bush and family to relocate here eventually?