Looking for Paul

November 26, 2007

If nothing else, this election has given some vintage Paul Keating quotes.

Paul Keating says Tony Abbott is a “young fogey” and has compared Malcolm Turnbull to a firecracker – a “bit of fizz but then nothing”.

I do miss him so.


WoW what were you drinking last night?

November 24, 2007

One of the better stunts I’ve seen:

Well, for about the past week, I haven’t been playing, due to the fact my hard drive decided to shoot itself in the face. When my comp originally started to falter, I couldn’t even run WIndows, so in the remote chance someone had hacked my computer, I called a friend and had him change my password for me.

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How stupid do you have to be?

October 15, 2007

This started out a very different post. It originally started life as a post about a stupid pally. Unfortunately it turned into a post about a short term decision by someone I trusted to do better.

First, the pally:

So we had this pally in our guild whom we tolerated for a long while. About the only person in the whole guild that we did tolerate. We tolerated him for a number of reasons:

1. He was a healer. Not as good a healer as he thought he was, but more often than not his healing assignment lived. Mostly. Read the rest of this entry »

Am I addicted to driving my car?

October 5, 2007

car.JPGI like driving my car. I need to drive my car to get to places. Are people lining up to create an addiction to cars? Not being over 100 years old I wasn’t around when cars were first delivered to the mass market. However back when cars were first delivered to the mass market, life was tougher. People had jobs that actually produced things and kept them occupied. They slaved away in factories, created things, grew things, sold things. There weren’t anywhere near the number of experts or people with jobs whose main function seems to be poking their nose into other people’s business. Read the rest of this entry »

Idle Amusement

September 19, 2007

Sometimes the oddest things amuse me. (from the weasel words website)

How to write good by William Safire [thanks to Garry Febey]

  • Avoid run-on sentences they are hard to read.
  • No sentence fragments.
  • It behoves us to avoid archaisms.
  • Also, avoid awkward or affected alliteration.
  • Don’t use no double negatives.
  • If I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a thousand times: resist hyperbole.
  • Avoid commas, that are not necessary.
  • Verbs has to agree with their subjects.
  • Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky.
  • Writing carefully, dangling participles should not be used.
  • Kill all exclamation marks!!!
  • Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do.
  • Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.
  • Take the bull by the hand, and don’t mix metaphors.
  • Don’t verb nouns.
  • Never, ever use repetitive redundancies.
  • Last but not least, avoid clichés like the plague.

Dear Ninemsn

September 14, 2007

Your Bulletin feed is total rubbish.

You are attempting to set up your Election Blogs to be some sort of on the spot commentary.  When your feeds don’t work the bloggers will get tired of you.  Who the hell has time to actually visit a web page when you have over 500 web pages in your reader?

Make it easy for people to read you, and if the content is good enough they will read you.  If you want the blog to engage people, make the content good enough or stirring enough for them to want to comment – if you make it good enough they will click.

Don’t bloody expect me to click on your goddamn web page every freaking day to see substandard writing.  Sigh, lucky for you, you employed Jack Marx.  Damn you, now I have to click to see what he said and how many people he pissed off.

Sometimes even GM’s have a sense of humour

September 13, 2007

Hehe – from the Customer Service Forum:

    27. Re: Quick Question (doesn’t have to be blue : | 09/13/2007 11:05:58 AM EST



    Q u o t e:
    If a demon possesses you and play on your account, is it considered account sharing?

    No, Indicium, though the language and harassment policies will still apply and any inappropriate language that occurs while possessed will not be removed.

    If you believe you are in danger of possession and wish to protect yourself from possible violations by an unwanted internal residence you may wish to pick up the new and improved [Blessed Tinfoil Hat].

    Jack’s back.

    September 13, 2007

    Turns out The Bulletin is smarter than the SMH. Although online readers of The Bulletin would appear to take themselves waaaay too seriously.

    Beautifully written Jack, although apparently you need to include <irony> tags to get the-ever-so-self-important-bulletin readers to understand your points.

    I am disappointed that I have to put the whole Bulletin election (bolloxy) coverage into my reader, rather than just have Jack’s articles appear in my reader.  Sigh.

    When guild leaders go bad

    September 5, 2007

    gesthalok9.jpgOkay this is a ninja loot.

    I’ve never wanted to go out in a small forgettable way, so I decided to do something big, and perhaps somewhat irrational and stupid. But it was worth it!

    I’d like to contribute to Barthilas what I would hope to be a very entertaining video which pretty much describes what this server is about: heart-pounding adrenaline, and the “do anything” attitude laced with much humour.

    And he frapsed the whole thing!!

    No comments

    August 28, 2007

    Well even if you are trying to make non-spammy comments, seems you can’t.  There is some known (but apparently non-repairable) wordpress issue that is causing the spam catcher to define everything as spam.  Only I don’t get to see them.

    At all.

    Apparently even my own comments could be spam.

    Go figure.