Archive for October, 2005

Misleading headline

Monday, October 31st, 2005

Of the week.

The mean streets of Hollywood

Monday, October 31st, 2005

Elmo taken down by special task force.

Mongolian Cow Sour Yoghurt Supergirl Update

Sunday, October 30th, 2005

SupergirlThis blog brought your attention to this many many moons ago.

Here’s an update.

The Supergirls are probably the first people to have been voted for sent messages of support in China.

Here’s an in-depth analysis of the "Supergirl" thingy. Here’s one with pictures and thumbnail descriptions. I think there is something about having spiky hair that people like.

Time Magazine has also named the winner, Li Yuchun an Asian Hero.

Contacting this blog

Sunday, October 30th, 2005

november golf underscore india victor alpha november at yankee alpha hotel omega omega period charlie omega mike.

It’s similar to this and hopefully this will not happen again.

Today I not free hor

Sunday, October 30th, 2005

A slur has been cast upon my name. A slander has been placed upon this blog. Although Adrian Monk would say that "…newspapers libel; they do not slander…"

It all started today. Bright was the sun in the sky as I set out to The Moomba for the 60th Slow Food Convivium Society (Singapore) luncheon. It was preordained that I would be sitting with Budak and MrsBudak.

I was told that my blog was mentioned in the newspaper Today. I replied saying that I think I saw a list of food blogs, but I don’t think mine was on the list.

But, just to be sure, I went and googled. To my surprise, I saw an article written by Mr. Miyagi in Today Online.

The first page was ok. A good round up and a great summation of how Singaporeans deal with their frustrations at being stuck on an island with really-nothing-much-to-do without resorting to porn.

But when I turned to the second page, the word "grappag" screamed out at me. As someone who has done programming for many years, I am very sensitive to typos. Like a compiler that refuses to go any further, I felt… uncomfortable.

RelakAh well. No matter. We shall overcome.

The more serious issue I have is the accusation of having all the time in the world.

People might misunderstand.

Due to recent events, I am now taking it easy for a while before I participate in my next adventure. The loss of the use of the most excellent Apple Powerbook is a serious blow to me.

So I need some time to regroup and calm down.

But I really do not have all the time in the world.

Overwhelmed_1I mean, do you know just how funny the world is?

The amount of funny stories, headlines and websites available is simply overwhelming.

I cannot keep up.

Just google on something simple like "Star Wars" and you will be swamped with cool stories like this.

No. I do not have all the time in the world to share all these fun stuff. Alas.

But these people might have. ;P

Actually, most of my blogging is done over the weekends. Armed with my trusty IBM M, I scour the Internet for funny news. Then I think about how to give them a funny spin; think of Gary Larson’s Far Side and his thought processes and you will know what I mean.

Takes about 1-2 hours to gather and schedule two funny entries a day for a month. It’s pretty hard work similar to this. But its fun. Really fun.

The rest of the entries are ad-hoc soapbox essays or replies like this. Or when I discover something so funny that I can’t wait to share it.

I would like to say that it’s all about time management, but I am not a lifestyle guru, so I won’t.

In any case, thanks Mr. Miyagi for devoting such a large chunk of the article to quoting Recent Runes. Hopefully you can fix the typo so that I can find some peace.

Oh, and one last thing, if you go to the front page of the Slow Food web site, the graphic will show you just what we really stand for (being unskilled labour, that piece took me 5 hours to conceive and implement, so go and see). We’re not that uppity.

To quote a famous criminal, "It’s a good thing."

Why we need men

Saturday, October 29th, 2005

XwingBecause we recycle creatively.

Brain

Saturday, October 29th, 2005

Drain.

Meat-scented Dog Condoms

Friday, October 28th, 2005

Meat-scented? I mean did no one see this coming?

Why we need men

Friday, October 28th, 2005

‘coz we innovate?

Key Quote: "It is now very hard for me to thing of breast implants as just decorative. If a woman has something implanted permanently, it might as well do something useful…"

[Alternate title to this: "Lab analysts need to get out more."]

[Note on the typo. I would like to draw your attention to the where the article is hosted. It’s not mine.]

Today if you misbehave like not giving up your seat on buses

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

Bloggers will say nasty things and take pictures of you.

In 1955, you become the Mother of Civil Rights.

[In memory of Rosa Parks, 1913-2005.]

6 year-old boy brings butter knife to school

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

Outrage ensues.

While the world is looking at poverty, hunger and bad weather

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

I am glad that the people at Ananova.com are able to concentrate on more important news.

How do geeks propose?

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

GroovyThey do it with mods.

Attention people who think there are no such thing as coincidences

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

I beg to differ.

What I will be doing this week

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

Marine Atyou_1"They have taken the bridge and the second hall.

We have barred the gates but cannot hold them for long.

The ground shakes, drums… drums in the deep.

Logo_1GutyouWe cannot get out.

A shadow lurks in the dark.

We can not get out…

they are coming."