Archive for the 'Silly' Category

Worst typo ever…

October 19th, 2006

From MSNBC.com:

The Kazakhstan central bank has misspelled the word “bank” on its new notes, officials said Wednesday.

Hee hee hee! Although, has anyone checked our bank notes carefully?

In fairness to the central bank, it does sound like a pretty small typo:

The Kazakh word for bank is the Cyrillic form of “bank.” On the new note, the word was written with an alternate Kazakh form of the letter K, which has a slightly different pronunciation.

Genocide: a primer

October 18th, 2006

A quick primer for beginners:

John Cobb describes [comments made by Clive Hamilton] as “agrarian genocide”.

Any questions?


Wiki-nteering

October 15th, 2006

I’ve made up a fun new game to play on Wikipedia, called Wiki-nteering. First, you decide on an article that’s the target (let’s say the orienteering page). Then you hit the ‘Random Page’ button, and try to find your way to the target page using the fewest clicks possible. You can only use the main article text – you can’t use the main menu, and you can’t use the category or link box links.

For instance:

(OK, that was a pretty easy one. I didn’t cheat, honest! And to clarify, ‘See Also’ links are OK, just not the ones like you get at the bottom of James Bond, among many others).

Another run:

Hours of fun!


T-Shirts I must own

August 29th, 2006

Dark Side of the Garden - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever

I think I’ll go get my order in…


Today’s laugh

July 17th, 2006

From The Register:

“I had the company solicitors give your contract the once-over. As impressed as they were about the numerous strange clauses in your contract – their favourite being the extortionate penalty payment for remaining at work after a UFO sighting in the vicinity of the building – they believe that there’s nothing to stop us using you to provide services to other companies.” […] “Who was it?” the head of IT sighs sadly. “Him,” the PFY says, pointing at the Boss. “What?” the Boss asks. “When?” the head of IT asks, ignoring the Boss. “Moments after we got the word that we had to write up a spec,” the PFY adds happily. “WHAT?” the Boss asks. “You would have been standing by a window,” the head of IT says bitterly, a painful memory of his first week in the company rising to the surface. “And one of these two would have said something like ‘look at that, is it an Airbus 320 or an Airbus 340’?” “The actual question was ‘is that a 747-200F or a 747-200C’?” the PFY says. “Yes?” the Boss says. “And you said something like ‘I dunno’ didn’t you?” the head asks. “Well, I don’t know anything about planes,” he replies defensively. “And what do we call a flying object that you can’t identify?” the PFY asks

Perhaps I should remember this when renegotiating my AWA…


Look out allhomes…

June 2nd, 2006

Like most people, I have always wanted to buy a castle.

Actually, the prices are a bit cheaper than I expected. Around $A17m for a large chateau in Burgandy seems quite reasonable. I’d hate to know what the upkeep on these properties is like, though.