Archive for June 16th, 2011

OZ Future Fund chief speaks out


David Murray calls BS on so-called dangerous climate change.

PS

But stuff the Australian Financial Review. Wanted to use a small section of the article as a hook so folks would be more likely to click on the link, well within Fair Use guidelines, but they’ve written some nonsense code into their articles so none of it can be copy/pasted.

Advertising revenues, print media.

As a blogger, there’s no use even subscribing to them, as my audience wouldn’t usually get any benefit from clicking on the links since most articles are behind a paywall. And at $109/month, I’ll pass.

Nine different bins???


Via Andrew Bolt, more Green madness.

Some households in the UK are now being forced to use nine – yes nine – separate bins.

Actually, not only madness. Plain assholes, too.

Penn and Teller gave some folks nine – yes nine – bins to show up how ridiculous it is, and to show good people are being conned. About the only thing worth recycling is metal. Watch the vid if you don’t believe me.

Penn Jillette after the nine-bins stunt:

“What evil have we brought upon this earth? Our stupid little hidden camera guy worked too well. We’ve given the recycling bureaucrats another data point on how much bullshit we’ll put up with. *sigh*

Looks like the eco-fascists watched the same episode, too.

*if you’re pressed for time, skip to the 5:23 mark (tried to embed it there but it won’t work for some reason today)*

Great Tits!


So there I was, having a look around xkcd and thinking about geohashing, when my co-teacher, currently writing up instructions for some arts and crafts at the coming summer camp, leans over and asks me to proof some additions she’d written since I’d proofed it last time.

The first extra sentence she’d added was, “Today, we’re going to draw a great tit.”

Needless to say, this caught my attention. Stifling laughs, I explained what a tit is in English. Next, I quickly whipped out my phone to take a picture of the page she’d translated from Japanese – yes, I know this is Korea; she’s tri-lingual – so I could send it in to engrishfunny.

You see, we’re actually talking about a bird here the kids will learn how to draw and colour.

After taking the pic, I offered to google the bird’s scientific name, and to my surprise (hey, I ain’t no birdwatcher), there is a bird called the Great Tit.

No kidding. Here’s part of the wiki entry.

The Great Tit (Parus major) is a passerine bird in the tit family Paridae. It is a widespread and common species throughout Europe, the Middle East, Central and Northern Asia, and parts of North Africa in any sort of woodland. It is generally resident, and most Great Tits do not migrate except in extremely harsh winters. Until 2005 this species was lumped with numerous other subspecies. DNA studies have shown these other subspecies to be distinctive from the Great Tit and these have now been separated as two separate species, the Cinereous Tit of southern Asia, and the Japanese Tit of East Asia. The Great Tit remains the most widespread species in the genus Parus.

The Great Tit is a distinctive bird, with a black head and neck, prominent white cheeks, olive upperparts and yellow underparts, with some variation amongst the numerous subspecies. It is predominantly insectivorous in the summer, but will consume a wider range of food items in the winter months, including small hibernating Bats. [Ref:http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/6/1/59.full%5D Like all tits it is a cavity nester, usually nesting in a hole in a tree. The female lays around 12 eggs and incubates them alone, although both parents raise the chicks. In most years the pair will raise two broods. The nests may be raided by woodpeckers, squirrels and weasels and infested with fleas, and adults may be hunted by Sparrowhawks. The Great Tit has adapted well to human changes in the environment and is a common and familiar bird in urban parks and gardens. The Great Tit is also an important study species in ornithology.

What a Great Tit!

Catholic pencils


Via WOZ on the tubes de inter…

The value of a Catholic education and a #2 pencil.

Little Susie was not the best student in Catholic School . Usually she slept through the class..
One day her teacher, a Nun, called on her while she was sleeping.
‘Tell me Susie, who created the universe?’
When Susie didn’t stir, little Johnny who was her friend sitting behind her, took his pencil and jabbed her in the rear.
‘God Almighty!’ shouted Susie.
The Nun said, ‘Very good’ and continued teaching her class.
A little later the Nun asked Susie, ‘Who is our Lord and Savior?’

But Susie didn’t stir from her slumber. Once again, Johnny came to her rescue and stuck her in the butt.
‘Jesus Christ!!!’ shouted Susie.
And the Nun once again said, ‘Very good,’ and Susie fell back asleep.
The Nun asked her a third question…’What did Eve say to Adam after she had her twenty-third child?’
Again, Johnny came to the rescue. This time Susie jumped up and shouted, ‘If you stick that damn thing in me one more time, I’ll break it in half!’

The nun fainted………..

How bad can Jesus be when he turned water into wine at an otherwise shit wedding party?

Pilgrims? Mayflower? Beer? Plymouth?

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