Friday, November 26, 2004

ahhh I remember it well.....

Click here to see what my initial attempt at blogging looked like.

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

What does this look like to you?

Click here to find out what 'some' people think it looks like and why it has been sold for $28,000 on Ebay (where else)!

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Nursery rhyme violence

Nursery rhymes expose children to far more violent incidents than an average evening watching TV, researchers say.
A Bristol Royal Hospital for Children team found the frequency of nursery rhyme violence was more than 10 times greater than in pre-9pm programmes.

Roll call of violence
Humpty Dumpty: Nasty head injuries from fall
Jack and Jill: Double hillside fall tragedy
Simple Simon: Tongue and finger injuries. Thrown to the ground by a cow
Six in a Bed: Repeated bedtime tumbles
Rock-A-Bye Baby: Cradle crashes to the ground from a great height

They do go on to say that this was a tongue-in-cheek study - - but they say it does make the point that blaming television for increasing levels of violence is too simplistic.

read more here

Thursday, November 04, 2004

can I get fries with that?

I have so many ill feelings regarding the US election that it is difficult to express them so I will leave it to Mr Tony Pierce to explain

'america voted, and america got what it wanted.

my country said last night that deficit spending, fighting wars with countries who had no wmds, deceptions, lies, ignorance, and tax cuts for the rich was what it wanted.

my country said that theyd rather vote for the awoler than the triple purple hearter to defend the nation.

my country said that our gay brothers and sisters shouldnt have the right to marry.

my country said that they wanted new senators. three in particular won. one who thinks that unwed mothers and gays shouldnt be school teachers, one who thinks that doctors who perform legal abortions should get the death penalty, and one who thinks that there should be a consititutional amendment to protect prayer in schools.

my country thinks that it's right to go it alone and be the world police even if we're wrong about who we attack and even if it means that our children will have to pay for it with their lives and their finances.

my country thinks that the loser of all three presidential debates should get four more years.

my country thinks that its totally cool that Bush appointed the #1 timber lobbyist to be the head of the Forest Service, a mining industry lobbyist who thinks public lands are unconstitutional to be head of public lands, as well as several other anti-environmentalist to make it easy for corporations to pollute the air and water and rape our natural resources.

makes me wonder if my country actually thinks.'