Say what you see……

June 30, 2007

This piece of flotsam was left behind in the recent floods.

To my eye it looks like a particular animal, leave a comment with what it looks like to you.

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Flood pt.II

June 29, 2007

This is the 5 Weirs Walk at Carbrook Road in Sheffield, 3 days after the floods.

3 Days after the flood

And here again, just for comparision, is the picture I posted during the flood on Monday.

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What a difference 3 days make!


Lost in translation?

June 28, 2007

Yes, its another of those crazy translations*

As seen on a T-shirt, on sale in Lanzarote….

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“FOREVER FOR NOW”, IMMACULOY, CONKYBOY, HEAVY CLOUDS DRAPE US STRING EL BOWS SIGNAL US, HOPE IS SUPREME, STRAY SOULS PRAY FOR US, we are ready and willing to ignite, JUST BORN TOO LATE STAND, COMPANIONSHIP, cverything bealong to us we are oxelhed insecure apprehensive, EVASION.

Its complete gibberish isnt it? Not even particularly correct English either.

Now I got to thinking, you know when you buy a T-shirt and its got some random Russian foreign writing on? Here is the same text made into pseudo-Russian.

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You wouldnt even worry about it would you? You’d just think “nice colours, fits ok, not to tight round the boobies” and buy it.

Next time, I want you to think “But, what if I ever meet a Russian?”

You know he’s gonna laugh!

*Yes, I know, the Chinese sweat-shop worker that translated this into English for a Spanish speaking market probably earns a pittance despite their English being much better than my Chinese will ever be. I’m just having a laugh, dont hate me!


Picture it!

June 27, 2007

Inspired by Michael and his spreading fame, I went off on a google hunt for any of my pictures being used on the Interweb.

Would you believe I found this page, where one of my recent holiday photo’s is being used to illustrate a News story.

True, the News story about the driver of a Coach party taking and burning the German tourists towels doesnt reflect my photo’s actual back story.

Sunbeds taken

In fact all these towels belong to Brits in a Brit dominated holiday complex in Lanzarote, which kind of busts the German tourist myth. But hey, who ever let the facts get in the way of a good story?

I’m happy that someone other than me thought it worth using!

*Jo posed a good question in the comments. “How did I find it?”

I forgot that some of you are not as Internet-Monkey-Minded as me and so I didnt even think to explain! Actually, its very simple, anyone using your Flickr photos is supposed to comply with the license that you’ve attached to the picture. So I just searched Google for { uploaded by andy2boyz -flickr } and { photo andy2boyz -flickr } Simple really 🙂


Put that out!

June 27, 2007

You may or may not know that England goes smoke free on July 1st 2007. It should come as no surprise really, the tide has deffo turned against the smoker and we are just catching up with other European countries.

You may also know that I myself stopped smoking on the 25th july 2005, so for me that is almost 2 smoke-free years.

And I did it Cold Turkey, baby!!

If however, you dont have will-power like me, you could try the excellent Allen Carr’s Easy Way to Stop Smoking *

I actually read this book after a I stopped smoking but I found it summed up everything I had already realised for myself. In fact, its the book I would have written 🙂

*For the frugally minded amongst you, though how frugal you can be when spending a small fortune on smokes, I am reliably informed that an electronical version of this book is to be found on emule/edonkey/torrent sites.


Cruise news and other nonsense.

June 26, 2007

In other news, Germany has banned filming at its military sites if Tom Cruise is involved.

“Cruise, also one of the film’s producers, is a member of the Church of Scientology which the German government does not recognise as a church. Berlin says it masquerades as a religion to make money, a charge Scientology leaders reject.”

Gotta love those Germans, just say what you mean!

Let me quote it again

“masquerades as a religion to make money”

The words of the German government, not mine 🙂

Tom should still be ok for a gig, and shouldnt’t starve anytime soon. I hear that he is now qualified to preside over “Marriages” in the “church” of scientology.

What I dont get about scientology is this. If all the top dudes have these super mind powers and can do “things” then why dont we have any proof? All it would take is for the head guy at the highest level to show the power of enlightenment and the whole world will convert overnight.

But, it hasnt happened yet.

I wonder why??


If my blog were a fillum it would be a…

June 26, 2007

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Thanks to Rob7534 for this little diversion