Monday, March 22, 2010

The 'C' Word

Not the 4 letter word to describe part of a woman's anatomy. Rather the six letter word Cancer.

I. Hate. It.

For those who have been around you may remember this post.

On Saturday evening Brett gave up his fight. All I can think of is how his mother (my cousin) is feeling at the moment in Sydney by herself with little financial or moral support. Also I am hurting for my Aunty (Brett's Granmother) who is the backbone of that side of my entire family.

People describe how hard it must be to bury a child, how about a grandchild?

Excuse me for a few days if I do not feel like posting.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

99 and Counting

The temperature in Melbourne today has already gone past 20 degrees. SO what?

Well that means that it is a run of 99 days in a row with the maximum temperature has been over 20 degrees Celcius. The previous record days in a row was 78.

Tuesday the 8th of December last year had a max temperature of 17.8 degrees. Since that date the daily recorded maximum temperature has been over 20.

I wonder if the newspapers will pick up on the 100 days in a row tomorrow if it reaches the forecast 28 degrees?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

...and coming into the final turn is ... umm horse 11 followed by horse 12

I feel sorry for race callers sometimes.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

More Cash Than A Rudd Bonus

I read today that one of the local schools is selling off surplus land to help develop the school further. Interesting to see if this results in other schools doing a simlar thing. This sort of development has occurred elsewhere within the council where factories have been bulldozed to make way for new residential development.

It is an interesting note that the school will be able to sell the school and keep the proceeds. I do not expect other schools to do the same unless they have excess surplus land as Thornbury High does. Normally such sales would result in funds going to general revenue (i.e. lost).

It is sad to think that the funds from previous school sales were not fed directly back to other local schools to help them develop.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

How do you put this into a TAC AD?

Florida woman crashes shaving bikini area From correspondents in Florida Keys
March 09, 2010

•Woman lets ex drive while she shaves
•Man crashes car into back of truck
•Pair switch seats; police not fooled
A WOMAN who shaved her bikini area while driving caused a car crash in Florida Keys, prompting police to issue fresh warnings about safe driving.
MyFox National reported today Megan Mariah Barnes, 37, crashed into another vehicle on Cudjoe Key after giving her ex-husband the wheel as she shaved her private parts.

Barnes was driving to meet her boyfriend in Key West and told authorities she wanted to be "ready for the visit," reported.

But Florida Highway Trooper Gary Dunick was not surprised when he came to the scene of the crash.

Dunick has had some crazy experiences pulling over drivers but said "If I wasn't there, I wouldn't have believed it. About 10 years ago I stopped a guy in the exact same spot ... who had three or four syringes sticking out of his arm. It was just surreal and I thought, 'Nothing will ever beat this.' Well, this takes it."

Barnes crashed into the back of a 2006 Chevrolet truck being driven by David Schoff, reported.

Schoff had slowed down to make a right hand turn when Barnes's 1995 Thunderbird hit it at 72km/h - within the speed limit.

FHP spokesman Alex Annunziato said that Barnes then allegedly drove a kilometre further down the road where she switched seats with her ex-husband Charles Judy so that it looked like she had not been driving.

Dunick said that Judy had burns from the passenger side air bag that proved he had not been in the driver’s seat. The air bag in the driver’s seat had not deployed.

Barnes should not have been driving in the first place. The day before the accident, she had been convicted and sentenced to nine months of probation for DUI and driving with a suspended licence.

Her licence was revoked for five years and she was ordered to get her car impounded.

Dunick said, "My phone has been ringing off the hook all day, and I know there's a funny side to this, but it's also deadly serious. This is a scary road and a lot of bad wrecks are caused by dumb stuff like this. It is unbelievable. I'm really starting to believe this stuff only happens in the Keys."

There are so many things wrong with this story. Her ex taking her to see her boyfriend? Already being done for DUI.

Here she is:

If you want to see some other news-worthy criminals try this link.

Is the Effect at Work Again?

Clarke in sudden dash from tour
March 9, 2010 .

MICHAEL Clarke has made a sudden exit from Australia's tour of New Zealand for personal reasons. Team officials are uncertain if or when he will return.

The Age understands his hasty departure is related to issues involving his fiancee Lara Bingle and not to health concerns over his father Les, who has been battling cancer for some time.

So if the whole photo thing is upsetting Lara soo much why on earth has she sold her story for $200k? and kept the media bandwagon going on? Why wouldn't she just let it go and move on? Have to wonder.

Now I will admit I am not a legal expert but I am still wondering on what grounds the Lara camp have to take Fevola to court? If he did not distribute the photo or make a profit from the sale, how can they get financial restitution?

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Max Must have a Boner

Not over Lara because really she isn't that much chop. But seriously we have this:

After 3 days in a row on the front cover of the HUN.

In the words of John McEnroe "You cannot be serious"

oh I spoke too soon:

Lara Bingle to make $200,000 from magazine deal over shower picture, Brenda Fevola grilled by AFL before ad
It has emerged that Bingle may collect about $200,000 to tell her side of the story about the nude photo taken by Fevola during their 2006 affair.
Insiders said Woman's Day had outbid New Idea.

Bingle's manager Max Markson said the legal action against Fevola was "110 per cent still going ahead".

Mr Markson was coy when asked about a magazine deal.

"Nothing's signed, sealed and delivered. I'm always in negotiations on behalf of my clients," he said.

So let me get this straight. A 3 year old photo that has been in the media circles for at least a year is not published. Not a week after signing with MM the photo appears.

Now she is going to be paid $200k by the same magazine that published the photo???? coincidence????

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

"I wasn't about to become a desert version of Harold Holt"

This is what Tony Abbott said after being stuck in the bush in NT for 6 hours.

Sorry Tony for a starter you are not the Prime Minister. But I wonder what sort of memorial would be erected for Tony if he did go missing? Could it rival the Harold Holt memorial pool??

The Tony Abbott memorial sandpit?
The Tony Abbott memorial dog toilet?
The Tony Abbott memorial women's health clinic?

Cricket Season Is Over

And of course the No. 1 WAG (Wife and Girlfriend) Lara Bingle is in the news.

You know what I think of her.

So things have been quiet for Lara. Border medal is done and she was not eh main talking point. Not as much underwear advertising going on. Media profile dropping.

Then we had this on Feb 19:

Lara Bingle splits from her latest manager

Sources report that Bingle, who wants a bigger profile in fashion but has yet to find a partner, was guided by her stylist and close friend Christina Centenera when she decided to ditch the management team that previously brokered her lucrative contracts with Speedo, Vodafone and Synergy, said to be worth about $600,000 a year

Bingle is now in talks with Max Markson who represents the Chk-Chk Boom girl Clare Werbeloff and housetrasher Corey Worthington.

See a trend yet?

Then we had the fton page of the Herald Sun yesterday with:

Lara Bingle to sue Brendan Fevola over nude photo

Who is quoted in the article?????? You guessed it Max Markson.

But hang on a minute. Did Fevola publish the photo? nope. Woman's Day did so sue them.

And secondly Lara has gone topless before. Lara Bingle topless shots back on German internet site . That article was from 2008.

So seriously. We are going to have a court case over a single phone snap of her? Or is it as reported on the 19 Feb Lara wanting a bigger profile?

The photo has been around for ages. In fact as reported by Andrew Bolt the Herald Sun has had it for over 6 months. So why has it come out now? Also why is it that it came out only days after the cricket season had finished and not during?

My theory is that MM using his contacts has waited until the season was finished so not to distract Michael Clark and to do as intended, make Lara's profile bigger.

A smell a rat and he talks with a dodgy accent.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Knackers Rating -

For a while now Google maps has had a strong lead in terms of aerial photograhy and maps that are used online to help find your way and to even allow you to see what a building looks like (so you know what to look for). Well there is something new on the web that may be of interest:

Although it does not have all of the features of Google maps it does have a few things that are an interesting feature.

Historical Photos. It can show aerial photos over time, not just whatever is most recent. Also the photos are very recent in most cases (January 2010).

Take the new rectangular stadium being constructed near the Yarra:

Oct 2009

Jan 2010

Aspect Views. Want to see what a building looks like from an angle rather than from directly above? Well it has that as well.

There are even historical aspect views so you can see how a building of construction has progressed.

Overall google maps is better for mapping but for interest in how things develop the nearmp site has some amazing features. Also the clarity of the maps in some locations is very impressive. Almost too impressive.

So check it out. In terms of a knackers rating:

no knackers - shockingly bad
one knacker - as bad as hitler because he only had on ball
two knackers - normal and average
three knackers - above and beyond the normal
four knackers - incredible
five knackers - as rare as five testicles

I give it 3.1764.