The First Stop on the Road to the Destruction of Humanity

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Yay for Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality means that you don't get this:

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...along with your broadband brochure.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

OKCupid! The 3 Variable Funny Test

the Wit
(61% dark, 23% spontaneous, 10% vulgar)
your humor style:

You like things edgy, subtle, and smart. I guess that means you're probably an intellectual, but don't take that to mean pretentious. You realize 'dumb' can be witty--after all isn't that the Simpsons' philosophy?--but rudeness for its own sake, 'gross-out' humor and most other things found in a fraternity leave you totally flat.

I guess you just have a more cerebral approach than most. You have the perfect mindset for a joke writer or staff writer.

Your sense of humor takes the most thought to appreciate, but it's also the best, in my opinion.

You probably loved the Office. If you don't know what I'm
talking about, check it out here:

PEOPLE LIKE YOU: Jon Stewart - Woody Allen - Ricky Gervais

The 3-Variable Funny Test!

- it rules -

If you're interested, try my best friend's best test:
The Genghis Khan Genetic Fitness Masterpiece

My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 99% on darkness
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You scored higher than 99% on spontaneity
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You scored higher than 99% on vulgarity
Link: The 3 Variable Funny Test written by jason_bateman on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Back in the USSA :

Back in the USSA :

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

The Electron Years: An Authorized Biography - Part the First

24th December 2007
Tikrit Foward Air Base, Iraq

In the deep grey roar of a late-night storm, Tarmac 1 was almost empty, but for a single centre of activity. Illuminated for a second by lightning, the Raptor looked like an ancient beast, straining to free itself while preflight techs swarmed around it, trying to control the creature. It wouldn't last much longer. It was time to fly.

The storm whipped around Andrew as he oversaw the last of the preflight checks, rain battering against his flight suit. The beast had kept itself together while he was away... better than he had, at any rate. Engines green, flaps green, weapons loaded - a full consignment of ADHEDs and Sidewinders. Bringing freedom to the fuzzie-wuzzies, in the form of five hundred pounds of high explosive. People were going to die tonight - and Andy was going to kill them.

For some reason, the thought made him crack up, laughing, then gasping for air, then a speck of blood appeared on the flight plan. Andy collected his breath back, slowly, and stared at the blood as it washed away. A loud voice cut through his reverie - the ground chief, Stan. the last man standing on the tarmac.
"Captain? Captain! Ground is green - we need your OK for take-off!"

He looked at Stan, down at the still-blood flecked flight plan, then up at the Raptor.
"We're go."


Lightning flashed in front of Andy's cockpit - the only feature visible in the storm. The crackle of radio static in his ears credited Operations with the decency to tell him he was still en-route to objective. A burst of turbulence shook the beast, but he steadied it with one hand and tapped on the pressure gauge, which was showing 20 atmospheres. The Raptor was an ancient motherf**ker, but it was probably going to be flying for longer than him. Ops crackled into existence again.
"Thunder One, Weather is upgrading conditions to Alpha Seven in target region, which you're up on in two. Are you green?"

Andy's HUD didn't show any change in conditions, even after he thumped it.
"Roger than, Ops - we're green. I'll handle it."

"We copy, Thunder. You're IR in one."

The beast seemed to be thirsting for blood as it shook again, jerking upwards. Andy forced it back on-path, and fingered the trigger. The HUD started to count down from 30. Breathes started to come more painfully - he coughed - and then everything went red as the HUD screamed FIRE. Blood surged up his throat as his fingers pulled the trigger. So this is death. Blackness consumed his vision.

"Thunder One! Thunder One! Target acheived! Do you copy?"
The deep voice of Ops brought Andy back - upside down and out of control. He stared at the controls, wondering what they were, as the world span around him. He breathed - suddenly free of pain - and remembered.

"Thunder One! Come in, please!"
Andy snatched the control stick and tried to pull the beast out of its death dive - it struggled against him as he wrestled with the yoke, but the man won out. It levelled out - slowly - and he was back on a path to TFAB.
"I'm here, Ops. Mission acheived. I'm heading back."

"Good job, Thunder One. And Andy - merry Christmas."
Andy grinned - Not today, God. You missed me. - and thumbed the reply key.

"Merry Christ-"
Lightning flashed and darkness crashed again.


Monday, June 05, 2006

Save the Internet : Fighting for Internet Freedom

The US Congress is currently considering a bill that would remove the principle of "network neutrality" from the Internet, allowing internet service provides to pick and choose which sites they want you to see. Doesn't that just sound great?

Save the Internet : Fighting for Internet Freedom

Save the Internet: Click here

Monday, May 22, 2006

New tax law hurts college-savings plans

New tax law hurts college-savings plans

Okay, what the fazook?

Let's cut taxes on the top 1% so they can afford more... private jets, and raise taxes on college savings plans instead.

Zombie Shuffle

[Me as Zombie]

[Me and Jarrah]

This was the Melbourne Zombie Shuffle on Saturday... marauding Melbourne in full Zombie regalia was heaps of fun, especially the strange looks from onlookers. There were lots of great costumes, some people really went all out.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Random tickbox post

[x] I've consumed alcohol. (personally can't stand the stuff, though)
[] I've run away from home.
[ ] I have lied to my parents about where I am.
[ ] I don't like Bush because from what I hear, he is dumb.
[x] I don't like Bush with my own reasons to back it up.
[ ] I am for Bush.
[x] I listen to political music. (sometimes)
[ ] I collect comic books.
[] I shut others out when I'm depressed. (hell no. everyone should share in my misery, bitches)
[x] I open up to others easily.
[ ] I am keeping a secret from the world (hah, i wish)
[ ] I watch the news. (this is the 21st century, i get my news from the web)
[ ] I own over 5 rap CDs.
[ ] I own an iPod or MP3
[x] I own something from Hot Topic (i think so)
[x] I love Disney Movies.
[x] I am a sucker for hair/eyes
[ ] I don't kill bugs. (DIE BUGS DIIIIIIIEEEEE!!!!!)
[x] I curse regularly.(six pm, on the dot...)
[ ] I paid for that cell phone ring.
[x] I am a sports fanatic. (GO SAINTERS!!!!)
[ ] I have "x"s in my screen name.
[x] I've slipped out an "lol" in a real conversation.
[ ] I love Spam.
[ ] I bake well. (sometimes, let's just say that, er, I like burned food)
[ ] I would wear pajamas to school.
[ ] I own something from Abercrombie.
[x] I have a job. (fuck no, i'm far too lazy.)
[ ] I love Martha Stewart.
[ ] I am in love with love.
[ ] I am guilty of tYpInG lIkE tHiS.
[x] I am self conscious.
[x] I like to laugh.
[ ] I smoke a pack a day. (cough)
[ ] I loved Perks of Being a Wallflower.
[ ] I loved The Barenaked Ladies. (not the band, anyway...)
[x] I have cough drops when I'm not sick.
[ ] I can't swallow pills.
[ ] I can swallow about 5 pills at a time no problem
[x] I eat fast food weekly. (if you count Fushandchups)
[ ] I have many scars.
[x] I've been out of this country.
[ ] I believe in ghosts.
[ ] I can't sleep if there is a spider in the room. (not that i like the buggers)
[x] I am really ticklish.
[ ] I see a therapist. (some people think i should)
[] I love white chocolate. (yetch)
[x] bite my nails.
[ ] I am comfortable with being me. (hell no)
[x] I play video games. (though not that often, anymore)
[x] I'm single. (boohoo)
[] I'm in a relationship
[x] Gotten lost in your city.
[x] Saw a shooting star. (ain't it pretty)
[x] Been to the united states
[ ] I had serious surgery
[x] Gone out in public in your pajamas. (completely by accident, too...)
[ ] I have Kissed a stranger
[ ] Hugged a stranger
[ ] Been in a fist fight (too cowardly)
[ ] Been arrested
[ ] Pushed all the buttons on an elevator
[ ] Made out in an elevator
[ ] Swore at your parents (not in anger, anyway)
[ ] Kicked a guy where it hurts
[ ] Been close to love. (crushes don't count, right)
[x] Been to a casino (hell, i've been to Vegas!)
[ ] Been skydiving
[ ] Broken a bone
[ ] skipped school.
[ ] Flashed someone.
[ ] Saw a therapist
[ ] Done the splits.
[x] Played spin the bottle. (heh)
[x] Gotten stitches
[ ] Drank a whole gallon of milk in one hour. (half a gallon, that i've done)
[x] Bitten someone
[ ] Been to Niagara Falls
[x] Gotten the chicken pox
[ ] Kissed a member of the same sex
[ ] Crashed into a friend's car
[x] Been to Japan
[x] Ridden in a taxi
[ ] Shoplifted
[ ] Been fired
[ ] Ever had a crush on someone of the same sex
[x] had feelings for someone who didn't have them back (ouch)
[ ] Stole something from your job
[ ] Gone on a blind date
[x] Lied to a friend
[ ] Had a crush on a teacher
[ ] Celebrated mardigras in New Orleans
[x] Been to Europe (lived in sunny Finland)
[ ] Slept with a co-worker
[ ] Been married
[ ] Gotten divorced
[ ] Had children
[x] Saw someone dying on tv
[ ] Been to Africa
[x] Driven over 400 miles in one day (I've driven through 38 states.)
[x] Been to Canada
[ ] Been to Mexico
[x] Been on a plane
[ ] Seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show
[ ] Thrown up in a bar
[x] Eaten Sushi (yetch!)
[ ] Been snowboarding
[ ] Been Skiing
[x] Met someone in person from the internet (at least two...)
[ ] Been to a moto cross show
[ ] Lost a child
[ ] Gone to college
[ ] Graduated college
[ ] Done hard drugs
[x] Taken painkillers (wheeee!)
[ ] Had someone cheat on you
[x] Miss someone right now

Monday, March 13, 2006

Oh, and...

Han Solo was always much better than Luke Skywalker.

Han Solo doesn't have any mythic powers or innate superiority over the masses. He's just zis guy, you know? He's a hero, but he's a guy too.

Anyone wonder what Mark Hamill does these days?

Criticizing Star Wars

Salon Arts & Entertainment | "Star Wars" despots vs. "Star Trek" populists

Salon Arts & Entertainment | What's wrong (and right) with "The Phantom Menace"

And some more.

David Brin's Official Web Site: "We Hobbits are a Merry Folk" (article)

David Brin's Official Web Site: "We Hobbits are a Merry Folk"

A great criticism of romaticism and nostalgism.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Trolling, Flaming, now illegal in all 50 states.

Create an e-annoyance, go to jail | Perspectives | CNET

Hey, there's a whole bunch of people who annoy me online and live in America. Finally, I can do something about them.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

More Interesting Stuff

Jim Bobz Blog

I hate our government. Who the hell voted an megalomaniac like John Howard into office? Doesn't anybody CARE that's he stealing our freedom? Eroding the seperation of powers?

"Those who would give up essential liberty for temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." -Ben Franklin (an American)

Do they think that they're only going to use these powers on Arabs or something?

How's this for sedition?


I support this message.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

National Novel Writing Month - National Novel Writing Month

Yep, I've gone insane and decided to write for NaNoWriMo, or at least try, and fail.

50,000 words in 28 days... yay.


Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Perosonality Test Thingo

ENFP - The Champion
You scored 63% I to E, 28% N to S, 19% F to T, and 76% J to P!

Your type is known as the Champion type, which is part of the larger
group called idealists. Nothing occurs that does not have some deep and
ethical significance in your eyes. You see life as an exciting drama.
You are very charismatic, yet tend to be too harsh on yourself for not
being as genuine as you think you should be. 3% of the population
shares your type.

As a romantic partner, you need to talk about what is going on in your
life. You are a strong supporter for your partner's efforts to grow and
change and be happy. You need to feel that same support from your
partner. Expressive, optimistic, and curious, you are eager to enjoy
new experiences with your partner, whom you wish to be your confidant
and soul mate, as well as play mate. You are uncomfortable sharing
negative emotion, though, and tend to withdraw from confrontation and
process your feelings privately. You feel most loved when your partner
appreciates your creativity, accepts your uniqueness, and sees you as
the compassionate person you are. You need to hear your partner tell
you how much you mean to them and would love if they did thoughtful
spontaneous things to demonstrate it.

Your group summary: idealists (NF)

Your type summary: ENFP

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 75% on I to E
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You scored higher than 32% on N to S
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You scored higher than 10% on F to T
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You scored higher than 88% on J to P
Link: The LONG Scientific Personality Test written by unpretentious2 on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

Monday, October 24, 2005

Ten Super Fun Things To Do On The Train


1) Your fellow passengers are also bored. Strike up a conversation! Introduce yourself to them as "Bathesheba, Queen of Thebes".
2) Many new trains have windows that cannot be opened. Express your distress at this by smashing as many as possible.
3) Few people are aware that the button marked "Emergency Stop" actually does nothing. Feel free to push it as many times as you want.
4) Some other, better prepared passengers may have planned for the long train journey by bringing a book or a newspaper. Offer to read it aloud to them.
5) Many famous political figures, such as Lenin, Washington, and Julius Ceasar, first had their ideas on long train journeys. Why not follow in their footsteps and recruit your fellow passsengers as footsoldiers to craft a New World Order?
6) It's a well known fact that 60% of all train trips involve a robbery of some sort. Prepare yourself to defend the train against attackers by fashioning improvised weapons from the seat cushions.
7) Conductors are authorized to offer refunds to travellers who have boarded the wrong train. See whether your conductor buys the fact that, even though you are decked out in your favourite team's colours, you weren't intending to go to the stadium.
8) The driver isn't happy to be cramped up in his or her little room all day. Force your way in and offer to drive the train while he or she takes a break.
9) The seats on the train are not only designed to be comfortable, but the cushions can also be removed with enough force. Feel free to tear them out and throw them at the conductor if he or she asks for your ticket.
10) Thanks to the government's new anti-terrorism laws, ordinary Australians can help fight global terrorism by turning in suspicious people. If there is anyone on your train who looks vaguely Middle-Eastern, get out your mobile and report them to the Terror Hotline.

Thursday, October 13, 2005


Seven: a mysterious number. It's the number of Halos in the galaxy, the number that, multiplied by six, gives you the answer to Life, The Universe and Everything. In Christian numerology, it's often considered the number of God. It's the number of days in the week and the number of fingers on two and a half hands. And now, it's the latest blogosphere member to spread to the Peanut Gallery.

Seven Things I Plan To Do Before I Die:
1) Have kids.
2) Write something that gets published. Anything.
3) Learn French.
4) Work with an amateur theatre group.
5) Eat a deep-fried Mars Bar.
6) Travel into space.
7) Visit Uluru.

Seven Things I Can Do:
1) Endlessly criticize myself.
2) Come up with bullshit that sounds true.
3) Talk at great length without actually saying anything in particular.
4) Tell you exactly what an initiative check is, what CR a Beholder is and the DC of a save against domination.
5) Genuinely respect other people.
6) Argue.
7) Imagine.

Seven Things I Cannot Do:
1) Stop crticizing myself.
2) Initiate a conversation with someone without a third party.
3) Finish The Lord of the Rings.
4) Relax in the presence of cats.
5) Eat pumpkin, zuchinni, spinach, or cucumber without the urge to burn off my tastebuds.
6) Drink coffee.
7) Operate a crane.

Seven Things That Attract Me To The Opposite Sex:
1) Compassion and empathy.
2) Must love books.
3) Zaniness.
4) Understanding
5) Geekiness in its positive aspect.
6) Intelligence.
7) Sense of humour.

Seven Things I Say Too Often:
1) "Fully pretentious and yuppie."
2) "but not in a gay way!"
3) "*headdesk*"
4) "but what if..."
5) "I'm an idiot"
6) "Ooookay"
7) "Nooo."

Seven Celebrity Crushes:
Ummm... none. But let's go for celebrities I consider attractive-looking.
1) Pre-blonde Lindsay Lohan
2) Keira Knightley
3) Emma Watson.
4) Um. You see, I'm not that up on celebrities...
5) yep
6) um, see above
7) woot! number seven!

Seven People Who Should Fill This Out:
1) Rachel
2) Sargon
3) Jarrah
4) Anme
5) Bugsy (okay, techically you don't have a blog. you can post it on someone else's or something)
6) George W. Bush
7) Anybody else who happens to come galumphing on down to my blog.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Dutch witch to get tax breaks for magical training - Yahoo! News


Religious groups shouldn't be exempt from tax.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Russian admiral named patron saint of nuclear bomber force - Yahoo! News


Now that's the kind of Christianity I can get behind.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

O'Reilly wished that hurricane had flooded U.N. ..


How... Christian of him to suggest that...

More proof of the liberal media bias, I guess.

Monday, September 19, 2005

The Faces of the Liberal Media


Thursday, September 15, 2005

ABC News: Amid Katrina Chaos, Congressman Used National Guard to Visit Home

ABC News: Amid Katrina Chaos, Congressman Used National Guard to Visit Home

Senate Kills Bid for Katrina Commission - Yahoo! News


What's wrong with an independent bipartisan panel?

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Bush Suspends Minimum Wage