Sunday, October 27, 2013

Armageddon out and never going back

I was coerced into attending Armageddon 2013 (kids)

At least now I have experienced rush hour on the Tokyo subway, without spending a lot of money to do so. Although I suspect the Japanese would be more liberal with deoderants.

It could have been an amusing and interesting day in a decent sized venue or with restricted ticket sales and a few vendors would have gotten money of me, had I been able to get to them.

The event was a victim of it's own popularity, really...

Sunday, October 20, 2013

One of us is doing it wrong

Many of us dream of retiring and sitting on the beach fishing all day, then going home for a few cold ones. Every day.

I'm told the bums a couple of doors up the street have been doing that for 30+ years.

Isn't it nice that folks like us get to pick up the tab...


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Not funny

"Kiwis who believe laughter is the best medicine can now gain a degree in the subject, with the country's first medical clowning qualification to be launched this December.
Professional "care clown" Dr Thomas Petschner has brought the qualification to New Zealand through Steinbeis University in Berlin.
Those who seek to become qualified clowners can do a certificate, diploma or full bachelor of arts in medical clowning.
The university's International Institute for Medical Clowning is the first of its kind, with 240 people enrolled to study medical clowning worldwide... "
Well, I always thought that the B.A. stood for Bugger-All.
This sort of confirms that belief...

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013


All the local body election results are in.

NOTHING changes. Garbage out, garbage in.

But the real problem is the unelected council 'officials'. The oxymoron of management.

They remain the same.

Incapable of leading starving wolves to a cow that had been dead for a week...

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Look a little deeper into the story

"New entrant pupils are arriving at school with the social and academic skills of 2-year-olds, Christchurch principals say.
Language, behavioural, and general social skills are so lacking in some children that learning in a mainstream class is impossible.
Bamford School principal Colin Hammond saw a lot of new pupils, particularly boys, not ready to learn.
"We're also finding something really quite astounding in terms of academic language..."

I'm betting that if the kids who fit this feral picture  also fit a certain demographic- one of drugs, booze, welfare dependency and criminal parents. I could mention certain ethnicities that would be overrepresented statistically, but it's the behaviors that are the real drivers here.
You can bet that whoever did this study knows exactly that, but the elephant in the room is, as usual, ignored by the media and other apologists.