Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Motivator: Inspire! Motivate! Mock!

Motivator: Inspire! Motivate! Mock! You know those motivational posters that were all the rage in certain types of company a few years ago (heck, they're probably still there)? Then later there were the fantastic demotivational ones from despair.com. Well now there's a wonderful little tool that lets you make your own.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Cant see for looking

Just got this from a friend of a friend of mine:

"I was talking to my father-in-law over Christmas. He recounted this
tale. For background, it's worth knowing that he's recently gone blind.
He doing his white-stick training around town with the trainer. His wife was with him, as was the trainer (obviously). This lesson covered how to cross the road: you use the stick to help you find the dropped section for disabled people to cross and stand there. You then listen for traffic. When it goes quiet, you start out and cross over.

After he had done this ten or fifteen times, they let him have a go on
his own. He found the dropped section and waited. Zooom! A car goes by.
Zooom! Another one. Zoom! Zoom! Then he heard one stop. This confused
him and he was left trying to work out what the car was doing. Was he
parking? Had he just stopped to let a passenger out?

As he stood there pondering, he heard a shout from his wife: "Stay where
you are dear, the silly bugger's flashing his lights at you"

Does my bum look big in this?

How do they come up with these ideas? What's more, how do they persuade people to PAY them to spend time doing it? A scientific (yeah right) study on the effect of clothing on the perceived appearance of the female rear. Nice pic of Kylie in the article.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

StickMen Arena

Don't often do games or links to them but saw this on the GromBlog and had to link to it too. It a cool, little, online, multiplayer stickman deathmatch so click the link, hit quick start and proceed to kick butt. You can even create private servers to play against your friends (enemies?)

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Lady Gay

I don't drink tea so I never really understood the fascination with Gay Tea (see below) i.e. Earl Grey which is apparently a blend of Indian and Ceylon teas. The tea gets its unusual flavor from oil of BERGAMOT. Bergamot is a small acidic orange. The latest research indicates that the Bergamot orange is a cross between the sweet or pear lemon (Citrus Limetta) and the Seville or sour orange (Citrus Aurantium). The sour orange is native to southern Vietnam, hence the Chinese connection.

Earl Grey tea was the favourite tea of Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. Fictional characters who preferred the tea include Jean-Luc Picard of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Sir Leigh Teabing from the Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown.

So why the blog? 'cause I just found out that Lady Grey didn't like her husbands tea and got her own version called Lady Grey. That's all.