International Delete your MySpace Account Day

23 01 2008

I know I’ll be up for this. And just think, every account that gets closed has the added benefit of hurting Rupert Murdoch’s wallet (admittedly, not by much though…)


Mac Users are ‘Open, Liberal, Superior’

18 01 2008

I can’t work out whether this makes me sound a nice guy or a complete dick.

“Mac users are open-minded, liberal, and a little smug, according to brand advertising network, Mindset Media. The study revealed that people who are highly open-minded are 60 per cent more likely than people in the general population to have purchased a Mac.These purchasers are also more liberal, less modest, and more assured of their own superiority than the population at large, it is claimed. Mindset Media defines this openness as people who seek rich, varied and novel experiences, believing that imagination and intellectual curiosity contribute to a life well lived. They are receptive to their own inner feelings and may feel both happiness and unhappiness more intensely than others.” 

 I guess that’s a question to put to the floor. Answers on a postcard…

Never mind the Sarlacc Pit…

15 01 2008

This great lesson in pretentious overanalysis is as good an example as any of how Freud has a lot to answer for. Probably better to read the whole agonising essay, suffice it to say that the “small thermal exhaust port, right below the main port” line has taken on a whole new meaning.

THIS is why I like Obama

14 01 2008

Didn’t get angry, didn’t get Snidey, didn’t attack, didn’t lose his cool. And put Hillary right in her place…

 “What we saw this morning is why the American people are tired of Washington politicians and the games they play. But Sen. Clinton made an unfortunate remark, an ill advised remark, about King and Lyndon Johnson. I didn’t make the statement. I haven’t remarked on it, and she I think offended some folks who felt that somehow diminished King’s role in bringing about the Civil Rights Act. She is free to explain that, but the notion that somehow this is our doing is ludicrous.

I have to point out that instead of telling the American people about her positive vision for America, Sen. Clinton spent an hour talking about me and my record in a way that was flat-out wrong. She suggested that I didn’t clearly and unambiguously oppose the war in Iraq when it is absolutely clear and anyone who has followed this knows that I did. I stood up against the war when she was voting for it, at a time when she didn’t read the intelligence reports or give diplomacy a chance. She belittled the most sweeping ethics reform since Watergate despite the fact that she stood on the sidelines during that negotiations on that bill.”

Read the full text of the speech here.