Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Nobody set fire to any goats today.

Real Fucking Nutter.

I know this is old news now, but if you're not familiar with this story, please have a look here for a really good breakdown of the whole damn thing. Though this particular piece is really about how twitter can be used for good as well as...oh, I don't know...keeping us all up to date on people's lunch choices... it's more complete than any of the news articles I've found.

I have a strong suspicion that some wacked-out, disjointed, incoherent creationism-related spam messages I got last year were from this guy. Sounds familiar, anyway. I remember seeing the names of some of our faculty here at Anonymous Institute of Higher Learning (hencforth: AIHL) on the 'to' list, so I'm pretty sure just about everyone here was also spammed. Of course it could have been a different nutter - there are plenty of creationist nutballs out there to go around. And while most of them are busy eating pork scratchings and shagging their cousins, SOME of them have computers and know how to use e-mail. More's the pity.

Anyway, just seemed like the same M.O. - I'm not making any allegations here. I'm just glad this noob can't annoy and threaten people anymore. He'll get the mental help he so obviously needs. Though I do think a good kicking wouldn't go amiss.


Friday, August 19, 2011


Got one of those spidery hangovers I wrote about way back in 2005 - read an exploration of the hangover continuum here.**
Here's the thing - if local bars are going to insist on making lovely lovely lovely Newcastle Brown Ale the beer of the month and selling 16 ounce drafts for 3 lousy bucks - I'm friggin' drinking it. So yes, I've been bitten by the broon dog, but it's not as bad as it could be. My eyes are open, I have been able to vocalize, I have feeling in my extremities, and no one's told me I need another shower. Yet. If you're going to be hungover, this is the one to have.

Salty snacks and gallons of water will put it all right.

Leaving work early wouldn't hurt either.

Then...a magnum of Riesling and pizza delivery.

I'm a simple soul.

**(It is gratifying that when I googled 'spidery hangover' this blog was the very first entry that popped up. Really enjoyed re-reading that actually - the comments were especially entertaining. That was this blog's salad days, I guess. Funny group of commenters and webby friends there. I miss having enough to say to update as often.)