Friday, July 25, 2014

Ho Hum

Watch the commonwealth games or total war on my current ant invasion?

It's looking real bad for the ants...

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Stupid social media crazes

The latest idiocy is to have a bucket of iced water poured over you- and then challenge some other idiots to do it to themselves.

I just go to work to get freezing cold water down my neck. It's called fixing a broken pipe. Nothing to see here folks...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Yep, Northland...

"A woman waiting in a car while her husband paid for petrol at a central Whangarei service station had to fight off a man who got in the driver's seat and tried to drive away.
The attempted carjacking, at BP Wylies, on Maunu Rd, about 2pm on Monday, has left the 32-year-old shaken and questioning her positive impression of Whangarei. She also issued a warning for people to lock their cars at petrol stations even if there was someone in it - a warning echoed by police…."
Always have a screwdriver handy in your car. Nobody asks questions about a screwdriver. Unlike a bayonet.
Still, whatever the tool- they do not like it up 'em!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Some people 'get it'

"A $40,000 campaign to reduce begging on Wellington streets has been quietly ditched, with the council saying many people were simply confused by it.
The "alternative giving" campaign was meant to encourage people to give money to charities rather than giving it directly to beggars - but it raised just $3500 in eight months.
Wellington City Council has now shelved the programme indefinitely and is advising the public not to use the alternative giving campaign website or text donation service."

From the comments- words that could be out of my own mouth: Treat them like pigeons, stop giving and they will go away, keep giving and numbers will swell.Treat them like pigeons, stop giving and they will go away, keep giving and numbers will swell." TrTreat them like pigeons, stop giving and they will go away, keep giving and numbers will swell.
"Treat them like pigeons- stop giving and they will go away. Keep giving and the numbers will swell."

Treat them like pigeons, stop giving and they will go away, keep giving and numbers will swell.Treat them like pigeons, stop giving and they will go away, keep giving and numbers will swell.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Future investments

If I wanted to invest in a technology, looking ahead about 20 years, it would be in audiology.

It doesn't need Nostradamus to predict a huge increase in hearing aid demand given the current penchant for distorted low-frequency booming that is passed off as music amongst the shallow end of the gene pool.

I'm also wondering if advances in noise cancellation could be combined with LRAD technology, to cancel out the rowdy from a distance.

Or stun* them into silence.




* In much the same way as a depth charge stuns fish.

Monday, July 07, 2014

State housing- cancer of the suburbs.

I have recently moved into a street where almost all own their own homes. (well, at least have mortgages, to be more correct)

The last street was a nice street- right up until two houses past mine. Then the housing corp enclave started. Not a big one, there were only about six state houses.

All of which were run down, vermin infested shitholes.

Rubbish piled high, unkept yards choked with weeds and the trade mark 'Whangarei beach house' aka a blue warehouse tarpaulin nailed to the carport full of mouldy furniture. Every house had five different vehicles parked in the muddy remains of a lawn or over the footpath.

Despite being eligible for taxpayer subsidized housing due to poverty, there was never a shortage alcohol and it seemed that every second day, one of the ape farm had a party going, with the jungle drums beating from mid-morning until 3-4 am. Constant visits from noise control did little to curb this.

It's time to scrap this model of sprinkling state houses and other so-called 'social housing' amongst otherwise decent neighborhoods and filling them with the shallow end of the gene pool. If the powers that be insist on housing these vermin (I must be quite clear that I refer ONLY to the bad tenants- I'm well aware that many of housing corps tenants are good tenants and neighbors) then they need areas that are ring fenced and filled solely with those who cannot live amongst civilized folk.

Build out of concrete and steel. Like the institutions they are probably accustomed too...

Friday, June 06, 2014

70 years

http://youtu.be/QHvqS2kk1rs

So if you think you had a bad day at work ...