Daily archives: December 10, 2002

Conspiracy Theory Time

This pdf file is allegedly a suit filed against Dubya for harassment and pretty much every sexual misdemeanour going. And this is the subpeona for him to answer the charges in court.

I thought it might be a hoax, for once agreeing with the idiots at Free Republic, so found the Fort Bend County, Texas, County Clerk’s office and did a search for ‘Plaintiff: Schoeder/ Defendant: Bush’ and found the actual case.

The deposition is rambling and obviously the work of someone with all their screws loose, but people tried to crucify Clinton over testimony that was just as incredible.

Luft 46

Continuing my quest to buy models of the tech that inspired Seeds, I picked up a Revell Dornier Do-335 over the weekend. This was the inspiration for the Corkscrews, the South’s push-pull fighters. With two engines and propellers, but minimising the drag by having them both in the fuselage, the Do-335 was one of the fastest ever piston driven aircraft. The designers wanted to nickname it ‘Arrow’, but the pilots, being pilots, called it the Ant-Eater.

The Germans designed loads of off the wall stuff. Whilst it’s unlikely any of them could have changed the course of the war, things would have looked very different if the fighters, bombers, or secret weapons described in these books had made it into use.

Lunchtime Blog

(Because I only surf on my breaks. Honest)

It’s great to have a team, now I can visit my own site to find cool stuff.

Somehow, I don’t think that adding an extra lane to motorways is going to solve the country’s congestion problems, but the Government are spending �2billion on doing just that. For that sort of money you could build tram systems to take the strain from the most heavily used routes, or run light goods railways from all the major freight terminuses to industrial estates. Hell, for that kind of money you could start giving these away to commuters.

Tony, if Thatcher is praising you, then you’re probably doing something very wrong.

Not a late addition to my Christmas list, but you can now get a talking Dubya doll. How totally seasonamable.

Miss Marple and Kurt Cobain

Well. After realising that I have spent the past month reading Agatha Christie novels (1/2 Hercule and 1/2 Marple) I managed to find the time to read Kurt Cobain’s journals. What bothers me the most is that during Nirvana’s rise to fame during the late 80’s and early 90’s, my scene of punk skateboarders all thought he was just another sell out. No offense to them, but they were everywhere! Now after reading his journals, it is plain as day he cared more about his music and his band than any other worldly goods. Even worse, at least in my small mind, is that the bands he constantly lists as influences thorughout, are some of my favourite bands from the period as well! If only I would have known all this at the time, I probably wouldn’t have tagged the skateramp with “Nirvana suxs”. The other cool thing about his musings, is the fact he hated corporate for taking over punk music and relabeling it “alternative”, and bestest of all, Kurt despises Pearl Jam! Take that Eddie “I want a gay affair with Neil Young” Vedder!

Over and out. PS – Don’t forget to buy a stash of Agatha Christie. The stories are full of adultery, lies, murder and intrigue just as much today as they were back then. As a matter of fact, “Hickory Dickery Dock”, which I was reading last night, contained no less than three murders, cocaine and heroin, dash of adultery and some very black humour. All for the low price of 2/6 a shilling.

Early Morning Call

Broadband is cool. It means I can sit here surfing and miss my bus!

Cigarettes are better than sex, says CNN. As I don’t smoke, I guess I’ll just have to find a good woman and settle for second best.

The Iraqi weapons dossier could name names in the supply chain. I wonder how many past and present politicians will be tied into the scheme.

Part of me thinks that a lot of film nudity is pure titillation, and part of me thinks ‘Christina Ricci naked! Cool.’

Right. If I leave now, I should get to the stop in time.