Saturday, May 26, 2007


"It's natural selection at work."-Me, after Tanja and I noticed a bogan child bashing itself repeatedly in the head with a water bottle.

And we did our shopping and we got a banged-up trolley. But it was more than that. It was an ex-military trolley. It was used to attach limpet mines to the hulls of enemy craft in wartime. It had an odd, glazed stare about it, like it was saying "you weren't there, man, you weren't there." And the other trolleys were giving it a hard time.
"How could you do that, man? How could you be working for the man?"
"Look, man! I'm doin' it for my kids! For the little baskets!"
"But how could you work for the man?"
"Just stop dissin' me man!"


Because they were 70s blaxploitation trolleys. Of course.

And we're watching GoldenEye and my brain keeps going "But that's not Severnaya! In Severnaya you start in the cells with throwing knives!"

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Dr. Phil.

I just overhead Dr. Phil saying that fighting in front of kids is bad because the kid blames themselves. My parents fought and divorced, and I never blamed me. I was never that narcissistic. Stupid Dr. Phil. Seems he's he's gone to the universirty of Stands To Reason with a summer at the College of My Dad Always Said, and took an after-school job at Some Bloke In The Pub Told Me.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The Triumph of Cowardice.

I found a Rincewind-like way to beat a level on Marvel: Ultimate Alliance. Basically, it's one of the long scrolling levels where there are waves and waves of bad guys you're meant to clobber through (Craig, Omega Base). If you use Iceman, you can use his ice-slide to slide along the top of the screen all the way to the end of the level. Hooray for sneaky!

Also, a word on showers. You can turn on both handles equally. It'll go mega-hot. You can then increase the cold incrementally three or four time, and it'll stay mega-hot. But then if you just touch the hot tap, it'll go freezing cold. Bad design, I tells ya.

Monday, May 07, 2007


Ok, since I applied for the new trainer's position and didn't get it, they let me know that I'd be able to run a module with the latest training group. As experience, right? Sounded good. But T The Trainer (TTT from here on) said that it'd just be a powerpoint that I took them through the sign-up process. Ok. Can I get a printout? No. Can I see it before I actually do it? No. So today i come in and I get a 3 minutes rush conversation about "Make sure you get forms back from this list of people, mark the role, here's your outline. Three bullet points: Go over last week, Run Powerpoint, and test comprehesion, and then let them listen in on calls. That's meant to be 5 hours. And then TTT left.
I now have 35 minutes before I start. Fuck! I'm sure I'll be ok, but FUCK! Bad planning!