Friday, March 30, 2007
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Awful eBay Item Descriptions
THE OPTI MIST IS USED BY THE PROFESSIONAL STAGE & ENTERTAINTMENT INDUSTRY IT IS A ORIGIAL MACHINE WITH THE LEATHER BROWN STRAP IT HAS A VERIABLE SMOKE OUTPUT KNOB ON THE TOP AND IF YOU WANT THERE IS A INPUT FOR THE LE MAITRE REMOTE AND IT IS WITH THIS ITEM AS YOU CAN C IN THE PIC I HAVE POWERD IT UP AND THE HEATER LIGHT COMES ON AND THE POWER LIGHT IT STARTS TO HEAT UP And YOU CAN C IT COME OUT THE FRONT OF THE NOZAL SO I WOULD SAY IT WORKS BUT WOULD NOT Guarantee THIS IT HAS TO HAVE A SMOKE CAN ON THE BACK OF IT BUT I DO NOT HAVE ONE FOR IT BUT YOU CAN STILL GET THEM FROM A GOOD DJ SHOP THIS IS AND OLD SMOKE Machine SO KEEP THIS IN MIND WEN YOU BID SO GOOD LUCK
Friday, March 16, 2007
Silly work bother
The laziest of them all is Steven. He has been lazy since day one - avoiding by all means possible having to do any work with any gusto or enthusiasm. I was scheduled to be on the checkouts for the penultimate hour on Sunday. So was he. Now he's become a trainee supervisor, he decided not to bother coming to the tills, and instead sit on his fat arse in the warehouse doing nothing for 40 minutes. I later thanked him for his help on the tills earlier. He said he was working in the warehouse. I had it on good authority from 2 people that he'd sat and done nothing. He said I needn't talk as I don't do any work and don't care about the job. "And anyway, I'm not the one the management have a downer on". Let me tell you this - he's a coke addict, he does ketamine (horse tranquilisers) and has severe BO - he doesn't wash for several days. I don't think the management would be too happy if they knew half of what he's like. I work my arse off in that shop, and he's the laziest fucker I've ever met, and he has the cheek to say that to my face.
It's getting right up my arse all these frigging drug addicts moving up the command chain like they're god's gift to retail. I have no want to be a supervisor, but I just wish the powers that be had chosen a clean and reliable worker - there were many - rather than these oafs.
Since then I've actually found out that he's going cold turkey because he has £8 to last him for 3 weeks.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
I've been sorting through my VHS video cassettes today. I have over 300. 50% have no label on them, so I have to watch a bit to see what's on it. I'm throwing away around 45%. There's some great stuff on them - including:
Live streaming from Big Brother 2 (2001)
Pop Idol 1 live result
Survivor series 1 result show
Live Coronation Street
8 hours of Jerry Springer from when they didn't do cut-aways from the violence
How can I recycle them though? It's a huge mass, heavy, made of plastic and metal, and all I can do is throw them away.
But then again, all this 'green' talk this week is starting to bore me and question the whole 'green' thing anyway. The UK contributes just 0.1% of carbon emmisions in the world. Empty aeroplanes fly from Cardiff to London to keep their slots at Heathrow. Yet there's me, rinsing off tomato sauce from a glass bottle so it's ready for recycling. Am I a mug?
Or a cup?
Monday, March 12, 2007
Cordless phone shapes
They should make the bigger versions like they did in the 80s where they curved round your face so that the mouthpiece was actually near your mouth.
Bring back analogue!
And 99% of it total crap like this blog, I've no doubt!
I would have thought megabytes was the unit of measurement of data, or have Apple now taken over that too??
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Charity doesn't always begin at home
Vanity Fair have invited "pop-humanitarian"
Bono to be guest editor of the July issue, to
try and "rebrand Africa". Some magazines
have been sharing some other facts about Bono:
* In the year since it was founded, his Red
campaign (licensed to Gap, Motorola, Apple etc)
has raised $18 million - but companies have
spent $100 million to market it.
* Bono doesn't invest his own money in Red.
* Apple sells a Special Edition U2 iPod. Its
profits are not donated to Red.
* U2 made $389m from the recent Vertigo tour.
Its revenue was then funnelled through
companies mostly registered in Ireland and
structured to minimize taxes.
* U2 moved its music publishing company to
the Netherlands from Ireland in June 2006, six
months before Ireland ended a tax exemption
on musicians' royalty income.
* Richard Murphy, adviser to lobbying group the
Tax Justice Network, says "This is somebody
who's exceptionally rich taking the opportunity
to shift his tax burden to somebody else, but
then asking governments around the world to
spend that tax take in the way that he would like."
Living in a Bose
Recently, we noticed mouse shit on a few things in there, so put down two mouse traps. Within 10 hours we'd caught 3 mice, and wiped them out. They'd mainly chewed through bubblewrap, eaten through a leg of an Andrex puppy toy I'd had since birth (now chucked out!) and the sponge from some paint pads used to quickly paint walls. They'd also opened a bag of pasta shells at each end and taken quite a number of the shells out.
I have a number of Panaray 502A Bose speakers in the garage. They have an air inlet flange at the back to help air flow. When I was clearing out, I moved one and noticed a certain amount of brown moisture had gathered where the speaker was standing. They were from a bar, so I'd given them a very thorough cleaning when I bought them 2 years ago - it was shocking the amount of tar that came off them. I thought the brown fluid may have been any residual water left in soaked up the tar. But as I moved the speaker, I noticed it rattled. I shook it, and out of the flange came not one, not two, but over 40 pasta shells and hundreds of bits of sponge from the paint pads all covered in mouse piss. They'd certainly been living it up inside there! One or more of the little bastards had clearly had the speaker as its 'pad' with bedding, food (both covered in piss) but nice and cosy I'd assume.
Hilarious company history
(Company name) Limited has grown rapidly into one of the UK's largest companies in it's field, with a nationwide network of nine regional offices. As a result, customers benefit from the expertise, efficiencies and buying power of a national organisation together with the personalised service and support of a local supplier.
Strong relationships with many of the world's leading manufacturers of digital equipment mean that (Company name) can offer its customers comprehensive services - everything they need to create the best office solution for their business.
Through servicing over 20,000 customers (Company name) has built up an excellent understanding of the needs of businesses both in the UK and through (Company name) Inc. in the United States. This knowledge combined with the company's breadth of services and its network of local offices, ensures that (Company name) can deliver the exact solution a customer is looking for - from implementation through to ongoing service and support.
What does that tell you about the history of that company? Absolutely nothing!
I found an old info pack of theirs and wondered if they were still around. They used to design template-based websites for businesses but interestingly this service is totally absent from their website today, although their logo is the same.
Sunday, March 04, 2007
Garden aeration is going well. It's a step-by-step process as I can only dry out so much sand on my boiler at a time, and that sand can only fill so many holes. But there already seems to be a visible improvement to the areas which have been done.
That Pete Docherty - is he dead yet? I'm sick of reading about him.
Dragon's Den - where's the follow up programme? Do the dragons who do invest actually do any good or do they just not answer their phone when they call?
I find it odd when I say to people at the checkout "Hello" and they actually don't say anything in return - they don't even acknowledge that I've said anything to them.
Then today someone asked who does your announcements. I thought I had a fan, so was about to hand out a business card when they started going on about how I'd said Starbucks is closing shortly and they ran upstairs to get a coffee and they were ushered away. I told them at least they were still alive and that there were more importand things in the world than coffee, and they actually left apologising to me! Ahhh, the power of persuasion.
Did you see the lunar eclipse tonight? It was cool. It looked very odd there in the totally clear night's sky. Blue and reddish/orange in colour, it was a very different sight to see in the night's sky.