Monday, May 28, 2007

Mass murder and respectability

Mass murder and respectability were not opposites, but were closely interwoven. So to see mass crime as the result of pathological states of mind seems just as implausible as assuming that the perpetrators had fallen victim to a collective split personality.
Page 43, Auschwitz: A History, by Sybille Steinbacher

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Zombies Love Macs

A Zombie flash mob got a friendly reception at the San Francisco Apple Store, CNet's Declan McCullagh reports:

It may be worth noting that the Westfield Mall and Disney security tried to bar the zombies from entering, but Apple store security did not. In fact, salespeople were jostling one another for a position where they could take the best photo of the zombies (or themselves with the zombies, or their brains being eaten by the zombies).

Who's the dude in the wheelchair?

Aimee has been on a drawing binge this weekend, mainly drawing our family in various costumes.

And sheep.

This morning however I saw her latest creation, a group of five people, one of whom was in a wheelchair.

Who's the dude in the wheelchair? I asked.

You, Aimee replied.

Huh I commented.

When I'm an adult dad, you'll be old and I'll have to look after you, Aimee assured me.

Great, my middle daughter is already fitting me for a wheelchair, where does life go now.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Stop them smiling at me...

We had to take Aimee to see the doctor yesterday when I got home from work. She was complaining of a sore throat. On investigation her tonsils were so swollen that her throat was almost completely closed!

Apparently she had had this sore throat for a number of days, but only when it became unbearable did she think of telling us.

So on the way to the doctor we are sitting at the main lights in Manukau and Aimee is asking us to 'Please make them stop smiling at me'.

Who we asked, is smiling at you?

'They are' she said pointing out the window at nothing in particular.

Who we asked again?

'The cars, and they have cheeky smiles, make them stop."

So tell me, how do you make cars stop smiling, when there eyes are the headlights, and there beautiful, if somewhat cheeky smile is the grille?
Fortunately there were no Audi's like this with a face that looks like it's decidedly nasty and snarling!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Jesus and George

Sunday, May 06, 2007

There can be only one...

The trouble with Brett making pop-culture references in his sermons is that my mind always wanders.

Highlander was not only a great movie, but it also had a fantastic soundtrack, and is hard to get out of ones mind once you start thinking of it.

So don't ask me about the message from tonight, just know that there can only be one, and this one promises life eternal.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Free Comic Book Day

I first heard about Free Comic Book Day, last year, a day to late. So this year I was prepared, I had the day organised and under the guise of going to the English Corner Shop and the Museum, I managed to sneak in a visit to Gotham Comics.

The deal was sweeter than I had anticipated - 1 free comic, and probably a dumb one was my expectation. But on arrival, I discovered that it was two free comics with another two for a gld coin donation to the hemophilia foundation.


What I got:

Choose Your Weapon Sampler: A manga sized comic sampler containing Archlord Vol1, Gyakushu! Vol 1, Phantom Vol 1, Utopia's Avenger Vol1 & Warcraft: The Sunwell Trilogy Vol 3.

Whiteout #1

The Umbrella Academy: Featuring The Murder Magician/Zero Killer

Conan: The Spear/Star Wars: Another Day, Another Siege!

Battlestar Galactica: Season Zero/The Lone Ranger

Supergirl: Origin Revealed!

I'd recommend you keep an eye on Gotham Comics towards the beginning or May next year so you can head along!

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Hhhhhmmm, zombies


Aimee's favourite song of the moment is Mika's Lollipop, and yesterday when she was listening to it she recognised Jesus name...

Take a look at the girl next door,
she's a player and a down right bore,
Jesus slows up, she wants more,
oh bad girls get you down.

A smile crossed her face and she asked us if Mika was a Christian.

In Aimee's mind it seems, that if anyone is singing about Jesus, no matter the context, they must be a Christian.


Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Thought for the day.

What a difference an 's' makes...

laugh·ter [laf-ter, lahf-]

1.the action or sound of laughing. inner quality, mood, disposition, etc., suggestive of laughter; mirthfulness: a man of laughter and goodwill. expression or appearance of merriment or amusement.
4.Archaic. an object of laughter; subject or matter for amusement.

slaugh·ter [slaw-ter]
1.the killing or butchering of cattle, sheep, etc., esp. for food.
2.the brutal or violent killing of a person.
3.the killing of great numbers of people or animals indiscriminately; carnage: the slaughter of war.
–verb (used with object) kill or butcher (animals), esp. for food. kill in a brutal or violent manner. slay in great numbers; massacre.
7.Informal. to defeat thoroughly; trounce: They slaughtered our team.

In other words, you can't spell slaughter without "laughter"