Thursday, December 29, 2005
Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Dwarfs in Ancient Egypt
The full article is available here.
One line stood out for me however:
"Ancient Egyptians worshipped dwarf gods, and many dwarfs held positions of authority in households. "
Or, to highlight it further -
"many dwarfs" ?
say it again?
Lets face it, "many" isn't a word normally applied to describe multiple dwarfs.
I think the word they actually were looking for was "seven"
(* "news" is not exactly how I would describe the discovery of something that some people used to think 4,000 years ago. Probably.)
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Supermarket Checkout Assistants
yet whenever I try and use the self-service checkouts they seem to be the most fiendishly complex pieces of technology ever invented by mankind ??
How hard can it be to operate a bar-code scanner. Well, now we know. Effing Hard.
Checkout operators??? Pahhh!
More like "I got bored of nuclear physics, and my hand-eye co-ordination is so un-naturally good the Chinese ping-pong team cited me for drug abuse" super-beings. These people aren't paid enough for the work they do, they are the elite of the entire workforce.
Why don't they ever smile? I though it was because they had spent all day engaged in a soul destroying menial repetitive task being paid peanuts, but in fact that dour, blank expression is clearly the outward manifestation of some zen-like form of hyper-concentration.
Please join me in committing never to plonk down a "next customer please" toblerone-style intra-shopping barrier with any lack of respect again.
(as a total aside, I cheekily snipped this picture from the Ireland-wide Supermarket website for "Super-Valu" supermarket. Great name anyway, but doesn't Brian Hurley - the manager in this photo - look like Andy from Little Britain ?)
Sunday, December 18, 2005
Milanese Christmas Decorations
....or maybe its just me ?
Saturday, December 10, 2005
The Sophisticated European Drinking Culture
This is the so-called Sophisticated European Drinking Culture, as seen in Paris, Madrid and Milan.
So what's the most popular and fashionable drink in the bars of Milan right now ?
9% ABV Tennents Super - ON DRAUGHT!!!!
As recommended by that well known sophisticated European, the Camden Tramp...