Archive for May, 2006

Ever wondered what you’d look like in South Park?

May 6th, 2006

Me: Robert as a South Park character

Helen: Helen as a South Park character

(Generated using South Park Studio).


Superman Returns

May 6th, 2006

Wow! I haven’t been this excited by a movie trailer in a very long time. This looks like a lot of fun.


Jeff Kennet back? Oh please oh please!

May 5th, 2006

From today’s news, Jeff Kennett is considering returning to the Victorian lberal party leadership. All I can say is: oh please, let it be true! State politics in Australia is populated by such a group of bland nonentities that I find it very hard to get interested. Jeff Kennet would be such an entertainment.

(He might even be good – I always thought he did a pretty good job in Victoria, although there were certainly problems in some areas).

Update: Damn!.


Religion and America

May 4th, 2006

…I just do not get it. For instance, why would a candidate for political office say this:

“There are only two nations I know of that have been supernaturally blessed: Israel, because God chose them … and the other is the United States,” Jordan said.

Two questions: One, how does he know this? And second, why on Earth would anyone believe that God would do that? (Via Pharyngula).


Cooked vegetables can be as acidic as soft drinks: study.

May 4th, 2006

Hah, I say, HAH!!! (ABC Australia News).


Ever buying any computer hardware?

May 4th, 2006

staticICE seems to be a useful search engine for Australian computer hardware prices.

(Nothing very new, but most of the ones on the ‘net are US-centric).