Wikipedia Meme

June 29, 2006

Thanks to Ms.Mac for this meme idea. The only change I’ve made, with the exception of the Holiday, is to only use things that happened during my lifetime.

How to do it:

Go to Wikipedia
In the search box, type your birth month and day but not the year.
List three events that happened on your birthday
List two important birthdays and one death
One holiday or observance (if any)

Three Events:

1970 – In Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe, 1.5 inches (38.1mm) of rain fall in a minute, the heaviest rainfall ever on record.

1977 – ‘Vrillon’, representative of the ‘Ashtar Galactic Command’, takes over Britain’s Southern Television for five minutes at 5:12 PM.

1983 – Brinks Mat robbery: In London, 6,800 gold bars worth nearly £26 million are taken from the Brinks Mat vault at Heathrow Airport

Two Birthdays

1970 – Alex Taylor, Latin porn star

1981 – Natasha Bedingfield, British singer

….and One Death

1996 – Michael Bentine, British comedian (b. 1922)

One Holiday or Observance

Mongolia – Independence day (from China in July 11, 1921)

The main thing I’ve learned from putting this list together is that my birthday is one of the rubbish nothing happens days of the year. Every year.


Amazing TV Dish Antenna Works Indoors!

June 27, 2006

 

Here in the first of a new series, I present this amazing piece of technology, brought to you by the fabulous “Innovations” catalogue people.
“Not Technical razzle-dazzle but a marketing breakthrough”
As you can see, its a truly stylish item that would look good in anyone’s home.

Amazing TV Dish Antenna Works Indoors!
Originally uploaded by Andy2Boyz.

Errm, or not.

Anyway, on to the real story.

TV Licensing sent me a letter today asking me to purchase a license for a portable TV I bought recently.

Their “records” show that I dont have a TV license. Well derrrr, surely they should check their “records” for the address not the person?

Of course we have a TV License. Although I’m totally against it in principle, its just another tax. The BBC get a shit load of cash and waste it on shit. So there!
They mostly make programmes whose formats are a direct rip off of innovative shows on other channels.
The only difference being the BBC version will inevitably turn out to be shit.
They also pay presenters an obscene shit load of cash.

Dear BBC,

I’m totally over Radio 2 drive time now that Johnnie Walker has been replaced by The Chris Evans.

And, ok, some of Jonathan Ross’ Saturday show is funny but for £18million a year or something? Is anyone worth that? For a days work each week!

Grrrrrr !!!! It makes my blood boil

Yours

Angry in Sheffield

Also, to make matters worse they expect ME to pay to update their rubbish records!
I can either send back the letter explaining that I have a license, the return envelope very clearly states in capitals – YOU NEED TO USE A STAMP.
Or, I can phone them on an 0870 number, which we all know is a national rate call, so again I pay.

Ok, its only going to cost me 30p or so, but its the principle, why should they be allowed to expect me to pay when they havent checked their records properly?
Haven’t they heard of the Internet, email or Web could be used much more conveniently and at a fraction of the cost.

Well, stuff them, I’ll ignore it, and hopefully they’ll check their records properly, before they waste more money sending a detector van down our road!


Tax me baby one more time

June 23, 2006

Had to renew the car tax so thought we’d give this new Interweb solution a go.

Really impressed, dead easy to use, it uses its massive memory banks to check if you have valid Insurance and an MOT and thats it.
Well, except for paying for it of course.
One big wedge on the debit card later and youre done.
Expect the tax disc in the post next week.

Also on the same site is a fun little vehicle checker thingy, I had loads of fun putting in reg numbers of old cars and bikes I’ve owned in the past.
Surprisingly, some of them are still running around with valid tax all these years later.
Give it a try its fun, also you can put in the reg numbers of all your neighbours cars and check they havent forgotten to renew their tax discs.
Obviously if you found they had forgotten and hadnt declared SORN you’d be honour bound to let the Police know. This is also something you can do online on the Polce web thingy.

WEB2.0 making it easy to shop your neighbours!


Corcovado

June 20, 2006

Corcovado
Originally uploaded by Andy2Boyz.

The Hoff, his true place on Earth finally revealed.


When I grow up I’m going to Bovine University.

June 14, 2006

I just saw the most top advert, it said

“try our new daily contacts if you are a stigmatic”

I never knew that it was so mainstream to wear Christ’s wounds.