Archive for May, 2006

Arr! Me Pirate Name Be…..

May 24th, 2006 No comments
My pirate name is:
Iron Jack Flint

A pirate’s life isn’t easy; it takes a tough person. That’s okay with you, though, since you a tough person. Like the rock flint, you’re hard and sharp. But, also like flint, you’re easily chipped, and sparky. Arr!

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Building Haiku

May 19th, 2006 No comments

As I type, I have an old PC currently running BeOS 5 (which just flies!), and it’s currently downloading the current SVN checkout of Haiku.

At the same time, I’m listening to my brand new copy of the new Snow Patrol album “Eyes Open” – It’s every little bit as good as I hoped it would be, and then some more.


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Stephen Timms

May 18th, 2006 No comments

This guy causes me great amusement.

Stephen Timms MP is the Chief Secretary to the Treasury. Check out some of his pictures:
Stephen Timms MP, 2001

and my favourite:
Stephen Timms MP at RFI Launch

What on earth is he looking at, and why is it puzzling him?

Also, there’s a load more pictures of him on Google Image Search – here

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May 18th, 2006 No comments

Yesterday morning, just before 7, I was in the gym doing some training.

They have several TVs, and one big one. The big one was tuned to Sky Sports. It was showing wrestling…. and it was being translated into British Sign Language too.

Caused me great amusement. I wonder what the sign is for “Pile Driver”.

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Dancing Like a white boy!

May 8th, 2006 No comments

Well, I had an experience on Saturday night! I went out with one of my friends, and some of her friends from her old job. Went to a few nice pubs and bars in Hove, and then ended up in a place called “Bar Rogue” on the sea front in Brighton.

I now know where the entire black population of Brighton go clubbing! There were so many people there wishing they were American rappers, it was hilarious. I also managed to survive the night without too much trouble.

So, in order to help anyone else out who might find themselves in this situation in the future, here’s “Mark’s Rough Guide to Not Getting A Cap in Ya Ass”:

  1. Drink – It will make everything just that little bit better
  2. Dance like you don’t care – You stand out like a sore thumb anyway, so you might as well enjoy it (see point 1).
  3. Dance with your shoulders – Most music, you can dance by moving your hips only. To survive you need to move your shoulders in a popping motion as well. See points 1 and 2
  4. Hold Your Ground – Men will dance with their back touching yours and will try to push you out the way. Stay firm. Hold your ground. They will go away eventually. May need dutch courage for this (see point 1).
  5. Avoid the guys in white vests – They are huge. Or if you feel like a challenge, see point 1 first.
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This is quite funny

May 4th, 2006 No comments

OK, so some fun-loving-hippy has created “One Web Day” where everyone who uses the web can join in harmony, blah blah blah.

What’s funny, is they are suggesting that everyone make the same hand gesture on that day:you extend your middle three fingers and have your thumb and little finger touch in a circle.

That’s all well and dandy, and it’s quite easy to do…. as many people throughout the world will already know…. because it’s exactly the same as the Scout salute. As in Scouts and Guides, Eagle Scouts, Girl Scouts, or whatever it’s called in your country.

Stupid people.

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