Wednesday, April 30, 2003

"The ridiculous tale of me trying to surrender is a lie made up by the infidel invader. In fact, it is they who are trying surrendering to me!"
He wasn't heavy, that was his brother.

Tuesday, April 29, 2003

"In a moment we'll take a look at one of the more creative uses I've seen for power tools. But first, let's take a moment to talk about shop safety..."

Monday, April 28, 2003

I think this probably looked like a great idea on paper. No doubt much hilarity would ensue if one tried to, say, get it past airport security. Worst of all though, and somewhat surprising, in the complete absence of visible cameltoe in the accompanying photographs.

Wednesday, April 23, 2003

The TidalForce ShockTrooper is a high-performance, all-terrain folding electric .... bicycle? ...

Tuesday, April 22, 2003

This sounds like the joke that ends with the punchline "Answers to the name of Lucky"

Monday, April 21, 2003

News coverage in the UK is different than what we get here in the US.

CNN, for example, by comparison with BBC News, is difficult to watch - flying graphics, a heavily-windowed look and feel (crawler across the bottom of the screen, weather forecasts on the left-hand middle, a story-related graphic in the top left, and a small video area in the top right which incorporates its own graphics, captions, subtitles, etc) and the screaming rock-guitar "War in Iraq" special-news-story theme music.

What's interesting to me is that BBC News and CNN International (which seems to be mostly run out of the UK) share a common, comparatively stripped-down look and feel - a newsreader sitting at a desk, reading from the TelePrompTer, and a single crawler at the bottom of the screen - which is almost the polar opposite of CNN's all-ADD-all-the-time presentation.

The same stylistic differences exist between the web sites, too. Look for example at (admittedly restrained by comparison to the TV broadcasts) and

The funniest difference in coverage that I saw, however, is that former Iraqi "Information" Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf is almost universally known in the UK press as "Comical Ali".

Thursday, April 17, 2003

This combines more Reprobate interests into one URL than I have seen in a while. Sex, motor vehicles, violence, Freud... the list goes on.

Tuesday, April 15, 2003

Eric Taziz, the Apple Information Minister:


"Do not believe the lies of the PC infidels. The PC chips have not reached 3GHz. It is Apple that is at 3GHz. Our initial assessment is that the PC is still at 250MHz, and we will slaughter Microsoft in the server market and in the home. Our market share is at 90%."

"We are in control. The PC users are in a state of hysteria. They do not even have control over themselves! Do not believe them! Losers, they think that by building fabs and plants and chips and trying to distort the feelings of the people they will win. I think they will not win, those b@stards."

"NO! We have retaken the education market! The infidels attacked the education market but we have killed them all with bullets and shoes. There are NO PCs there. I will take you there to the public schools and show you. IN ONE HOUR!"
Me and the old lady finally got a Prius, but I won't waste your time describing my love for this car. What I will do is share some more information on environmentally friendly fuels...

As great as it would be to power a car on refined fast food waste, it would be even cooler to simply dump all sorts of junk into a machine and create fuel in an environmentally friendly way. Heck, according to this article, if a 175-pound man fell into one end of a machine like this, "he would come out the other end as 38 pounds of oil, 7 pounds of gas, and 7 pounds of minerals, as well as 123 pounds of sterilized water".

Monday, April 07, 2003

"Sex in a Palace and Sex on the Street--the Taste is the Same" - does your religion tell you things like this?

Mind you, the same dissertation also contains the following pearls of wisdom:

"You'll find the bats, they are hanging down the head, and they're passing stool. Sometimes man also does so, when there is strangulation. That is very dangerous disease. What is called? Intestine strangulation. Then passing stool through the mouth. In Bengal sometimes they curse, "You'll pass stool through the mouth!" Yes, sometimes they do. Sometimes they eat through the rectum. Do you know that?"


"You are thinking that I will be very much happy if I enjoy sex like the dog."

So - get this - not only do the Hare Krishnas know the ins and outs of oral & doggie style, they'll also tell you to eat shit & die. Now that's a religion I can get behind!

Friday, April 04, 2003

Is this for real? If so, it could qualify for the title of Coolest Software Ever. All it would need is for some bright spark to make it into a worm and everyone's computer woes would be over ... forever ... Bill Gates forced into abject poverty ... Steve Ballmer forced to look for work as an open source (altogether now) "developer, developer, developer, developer ..."

Thursday, April 03, 2003

If a company is listed on FuckedCompany, where would you expect to find its help wanted ads? Why, FuckThatJob of course!

Wednesday, April 02, 2003

More worrying than the PANC article Ken linked to is their actual site - Plenty of insight into what key members of the Bush administration really want out of the Iraq conflict and beyond. Even their statement of principles basically says "We won the cold war, there's no-one out there left to stop us, let's remodel the world our way."