Saturday, September 24, 2005

Birmingham City v Liverpool

Liverpool will leave St Andrews frustrated today after second half goals from Luis Garcia and Djibril Cisse were cancelled out by Birmingham.

All thoughts of a goal drought were dismissed as Garcia and Cisse gave the Reds the goals that their superiority had deserved, but they conceded their first goals of the Premiership season and must settle for a point. [


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We live in f*cked up times.

A former American soldier who served in Iraq and filed for conscientious objector status has given an extraordinary insight into the war's dehumanising effects ­ an insight that helps explain why the British and American public has turned sharply against the occupation.

On the eve of large anti-war demonstrations in Washington and London, Hart Viges has told how indiscriminate fire from US troops is likely to have killed an untold number of Iraqi civilians. Mr Viges, 29, said he was still haunted by the memories of what he experienced and urged President George Bush to withdraw US troops from Iraq.

"I don't know how many innocents I killed with my mortar rounds," Mr Viges, who served with the 82nd Airborne Division, said during a presentation this week at American University in Washington. "In Baghdad, I had days that I don't want to remember. I try to forget," he added

The rare insight into the chaos of the combat ­ including an order to open fire on all taxis in the city of Samawa because it was believed Iraqi forces were using them for transport ­ comes as US support for the war in Iraq slumps to an all-time low. Polls suggest that 60 per cent now believe the war was wrong. Mr Bush's personal approval ratings are also at a record low. [
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Friday, September 23, 2005

Top 10 reasons they hate you at the office

When you walk into the breakroom, do the lively conversations stop? Do the groups quickly disband as everyone scrambles to head back to their offices? Do you think to yourself, "Was everybody's break really over or were they just trying to avoid me?"

If any of the following situations describe you, these might be the reason you feel left out:

1. "The sky isn't really blue -- it's actually cyan"
Do you incessantly spout unnecessary or obscure information that would make Cliff Clavin from the TV show "Cheers" jealous? Lose the "know-it-all" attitude or you'll make a career of lunching alone.

2. Chains of Love
Are you never around because you're always out on a "smoking break?" Limit your puffs to standard break times.

3. Workaholic Wannabe
Do you mosey in late, take extra long lunches, and don't really start to roll-up your sleeves and dig into some serious work until about 2 p.m.? Then, do you make sure everyone sees you working past 5 p.m.? Well you're not impressing anyone; rather you're annoying those who already have put in a full day before you even get warmed up.

4. People Magazine Office Edition
You're very good at filing away information about everyone in the office! If you want to keep friends, learn to keep a secret.

5. Devil's Advocate
Do you feel compelled to take the other side of every argument just to make a point? Well stop it! Nothing is more exhausting for your co-workers than knowing you're always ready to challenge them no matter what they say.

6. Yadda-yadda-yadda
Do you barge into cube after cube forcing one-way conversations on your innocent victims? If the only response you receive is, "Uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh," then they're not interested in your blather. Now get back to work!

7. You gotta see the ba-a-aby!
Related to the yadda-yadda-yadda talker is the baby babbler who incessantly gushes about her children. Only family and close friends should be privy to details about every syllable uttered, step taken or diaper dirtied. It's wonderful that you love your baby, but just don't make it your only topic of conversation.

8. Mr. Un-Clean
Leaving dishes in the sink, old food in the fridge, food splattered inside the microwave and crumbs on the break table is a sure-fire way to annoy fellow workers. Clean up your act.

9. What's that on your nose?
Do you constantly follow your boss around, laugh at all her jokes and drop her name in countless conversations? If so, then you are a suck-up. Working in an office does require a certain amount of "schmoozing" the boss, but you don't have to tie yourself up in a pretzel to impress her while alienating everyone else in the office.

10. Big Mouth
Are your phone conversations loud enough to be from the speakerphone even though they're not? Dial down the volume to keep the peace.

If you recognize yourself in any of these scenarios, be warned: It's time to change your ways. Of course you can never please everyone, but healthy work relationships are necessary to properly perform your duties and for future advancement in the company. So get rid of some of your annoying habits and you're sure to gain some new friends.

Shamelessly nicked from SO THEY CALL ME CHERRY PIE

More Airline Humor

Tower: "Delta 351, you have traffic at 10 o'clock, 6 miles!"
Delta 351: "Give us another hint! We have digital watches!"

Tower: "TWA 2341, for noise abatement turn right 45 Degrees."
TWA 2341: "Centre, we are at 35,000 feet. How much noise can we make up here?"
Tower: "Sir, have you ever heard the noise a 747 makes when it hits a 727?"

From an unknown aircraft waiting in a very long takeoff queue: "I'm bored!"
Ground Traffic Control: "Last aircraft transmitting, identify yourself immediately!"
Unknown aircraft: "I said I was bored, not stupid!"

O'Hare Approach Control to a 747: "United 329 heavy, your traffic is a Fokker, one o'clock, three miles, Eastbound."
United 329: "Approach, I've always wanted to say this... I've got the little Fokker in sight."

A student became lost during a solo cross-country flight. While attempting to locate the aircraft on radar, ATC asked: "What was your last known position?"
Student: "When I was number one for takeoff."

A DC-10 had come in a little hot and thus had an exceedingly long roll out after touching down.
San Jose Tower noted: "American 751, make a hard right turn at the end of the runway, if you are able. If you are not able, take the Guadeloupe exit off Highway 101, make a right at the lights and return to the airport."

There's a story about the military pilot calling for a priority landing because his single-engine jet fighter was running "a bit peaked". Air Traffic Control told the fighter jock that he was number two, behind a B-52 that had one engine shut down. "Ah," the fighter pilot remarked, "The dreaded seven-engine approach."

A Pan Am 727 flight, waiting for start clearance in Munich, overheard the following:
Lufthansa (in German): "Ground, what is our start clearance time?"
Ground (in English): "If you want an answer you must speak in English."
Lufthansa (in English): "I am a German, flying a German airplane, in Germany. Why must I speak English?"
Unknown voice from another plane (in a beautiful British accent): "Because you lost the bloody war!"

Tower: "Eastern 702, cleared for takeoff, contact Departure on frequency 124.7"
Eastern 702: "Tower, Eastern 702 switching to Departure. By the way, after we lifted off we saw some kind of dead animal on the far end of the runway."
Tower: "Continental 635, cleared for takeoff behind Eastern 702, contact Departure on frequency 124.7. Did you copy that report from Eastern 702?"
BR Continental 635: "Continental 635, cleared for takeoff, roger; and yes, we copied Eastern... we've already notified our caterers."

One day the pilot of a Cherokee 180 was told by the tower to hold short of the active runway while a DC-8 landed. The DC-8 landed, rolled out, turned around, and taxied back past the Cherokee.
Some quick-witted comedian in the DC-8 crew got on the radio and said, "What a cute little plane. Did you make it all by yourself?"

The Cherokee pilot, not about to let the insult go by, came back with a real zinger:

"I made it out of DC-8 parts. Another landing like yours and I'll have enough parts for another one."

The German air controllers at Frankfurt Airport are renowned as a short-tempered lot. They not only expect one to know one's gate parking location, but how to get there without any assistance from them. So it was with some amusement that we (a Pan Am 747) listened to the following exchange between Frankfurt ground control and a British Airways 747, call sign Speedbird 206.
Speedbird 206: "Frankfurt, Speedbird 206 clear of active runway."
Ground: "Speedbird 206. Taxi to gate Alpha One-Seven." The BA 747 pulled onto the main taxiway and slowed to a stop.
Ground: "Speedbird, do you not know where you are going?"
Speedbird 206: "Stand by, Ground, I'm looking up our gate location now."
Ground (with quite arrogant impatience): "Speedbird 206, have you not been to Frankfurt before?"
Speedbird 206 (coolly): "Yes, twice in 1944, but it was dark, and I didn't land."

While taxiing at London's Gatwick Airport, the crew of a US Air flight departing for Ft. Lauderdale made a wrong turn and came nose to nose with a United 727.
An irate female ground controller lashed out at the US Air crew, screaming: "US Air 2771, where the hell are you going?! I told you to turn right onto Charlie taxiway! You turned right on Delta! Stop right there. I know it's difficult for you to tell the difference between C and D, but get it right!"

Continuing her rage to the embarrassed crew, she was now shouting hysterically: "God! Now you've screwed everything up! It'll take forever to sort this out! You stay right there and don't move till I tell you to! You can expect progressive taxi instructions in about half an hour, and I want you to go exactly where I tell you, when I tell you, and how I tell you! You got that, US Air 2771?"

"Yes, ma'am," the humbled crew responded.

Naturally, the ground control communications frequency fell terribly silent after the verbal bashing of US Air 2771. Nobody wanted to chance engaging the irate ground controller in her current state of mind.

Tension in every cockpit out around Gatwick was definitely running high.

Just then an unknown pilot broke the silence and keyed his microphone, asking: "Wasn't I married to you once?"

More Airline 'oops' and Crash photos

Britain's Peasent Underclass

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Being English is:

No more adult websites for YOU!

Experts at SophosLabs™, Sophos's global network of virus and spam analysis centers, have warned users about a Trojan horse which tries to interrupt surfing of adult websites by displaying messages from the Koran.

Yusufali-A Trojan horse monitors which websites Windows users are visiting by examining the title bar of the active window. If the Trojan finds a word it doesn't like (such as "teen", "xx", "sex" or "penis") it minimizes the window so the user cannot see its content and displays a message from the Koran instead:

"Unlike other malware, it appears this Trojan horse isn't trying to steal money or confidential information, but acting as a moral guardian instead - blocking viewing of websites it determines are unsavory," said
Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for Sophos. "Of course, it's possible for the Trojan horse to make mistakes and block sites which are not pornographic - such as medical sites, or social sites designed for teenagers."

The Yusufali-A Trojan horse continues to display messages if the offending website remains open, and after a while it displays a button labelled "For Exit Click Here". As soon as the mouse is moved the box changes to have vertical bars and the text 'OH! NO i'm in the Cage'. The box contains LogOff, ShutDown and Restart buttons and the mouse pointer is locked within the confines of the box. All the buttons actually cause the computer to logout.

"This Trojan horse may have been written as a joke, or as a serious attempt to clean-up the habits of internet users," continued Cluley. "Whatever the reasons behind its creations, computer users should protect their systems with up-to-date anti-virus software, security patches and a proper firewall."

Sophos users were automatically protected against the Yusufali Trojan horse yesterday. Although Sophos has not received many reports of the Trojan horse it recommends companies protect their email gateways with a consolidated solution to defend against viruses and spam. Businesses should also secure their desktop and servers with automatically updated protection.
Just as long as it doesn't block my blog.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Babe of the Day - The fittest woman on God's earth.

Eva Mendes Gallery at Babes of The Goose
NEW Eva Mendes Pics from Egotastic
NEW Eva Mendes Pics from

OFFICIAL: Too much beer can turn you into a woman.

Here's proof that drinking too much BEER can turn you into a woman - Irrefutable proof provided by scientists at European Annual Reproduction Conference.

Think Different: iPod Giganto

Video of the Day - Oh my goodness...

Farting streaker interrupts news flash

Is this how...

...Rooney Was Lured To Old Trafford??????

Link of the Week

The latest Jessica Alba Bikini pics from my new favourite, Egotastic

Boys will be boys

Boys making their dad's proud - more pics

Last Words...


You will need an MP3 player to hear the recordings. Caution, may be disturbing.

The copyright of CVRs belongs to the airline whose aircraft was involved in the accident.


Speak British

Alina, this is for you - and all americans who find 'British' slang hard to understand.

Supermarket Spying On The UK

A scary report about how much the supermaket Tesco knows about you.

[Their database] contains details of every consumer in the UK at their home address across a range of demographic, socio-economic and lifestyle characteristics...whether they choose to shop at the retailer or not.

A Welsh View

If Goths Ruled The World.......

Check out
If Goths Ruled The World - scary thought!

The Rise and Fall of Gunstar

Also checkout a previous post,
If WOMEN ruled the world...

Jesus is watching....

Pastor Orders Christian Men to Think Only About Jesus While Masturbating "While the Bible does not outlaw masturbation, it severely restricts the circumstances under which it may occur," noted Pastor Deacon Fred. The first restriction is that no gentleman will be permitted to...Read More

From: Badger's Bastion

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Blair attacks BBC for 'anti-US bias'

Tony Blair has denounced the BBC's coverage of Hurricane Katrina as 'full of hatred of America' and 'gloating' at the country's plight, it was reported yesterday.

Blair allegedly made the remarks privately to Rupert Murdoch, chairman and chief executive of News Corporation, which owns the rival Sky News. MORE


I didn't find anything wrong with BBC's coverage to be honest - this is probably the biggest fuck up by any administration in the US and calling it exactly that can only help make things better.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

We gave them too much respect - Stevie G

``I think they will be happy to come to Anfield and get a point.'' - Steven Gerrard

Another boring draw. I'm sure I'm not the only liverpool supporter who's worried about the fact that we've only scored 1 goal in 4 premiership games now. We haven't conceded any, which makes the situation only a little better.

United came to Anfield for a point, and they got it. With ten men behind the ball it was obvious from the start that Fergie wasn't willing to take any risks in this game. Liverpool weren't too impressive either but they were the more adventurous of the two.

Liverpool came closest when with just 8 minutes on the clock Gerrard's curling free kick gave Van der Sar some nervous moments as it headed for his far post only to go wide.

Rafa has stressed that he's happy with the performance and that
goals will come. To be honest, It wasn't such a bad result if you compare the strength of the two sides, but it was the manner in which the game was played. Long balls to crouch upfront who didn't have much support - Garcia was almost AWOL. When are we gonna see Cisse & Crouch upfront together? I'm getting fed up of the 4-5-1 already!

But then again, Rafa knows better.

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Meanwhile, Roony's a loon and its official as David James urged him to seek help, Roy Keane is out for 2 months after breaking his foot and Ryan Giggs has revealed how Liverpool CL success fucked him off so much that he didn't buy newspapers for the whole week. Wot a sad cunt. Here's the interview.

And here's our tribute to the Ryan.

The royals go cruisin

on Harry's Birthday

Not that I give a shit about their bdays but someone sent me that pic and you gotta check it out! 5/5 for the effort!
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