Saturday, July 29, 2006

A List of Redneck Computer Terms ......

Backup - What you do when you sight a skunk in the woods.

Bar code - Them's the fight'n rules down da local tavern.

Bug - The reason you is a giv'n for calling in sick.

Byte - What yer pit bull dun to cusin Jethro.

Cache - Needed when you go to da store.

Chip - Yer cusin's uncle's mother's boyfriend's name.

Terminal - Time to call da undertaker.

Crash - When you go to Junior's party uninvited.

Digital - The art of counting on your fingers.

Diskette - A female Disco dancer.

Hacker - Uncle Leroy after thirty years of smoking.

Hardcopy - Picture looked at when selecting tattoos.

Internet - Where cafeteria workers put their hair.

Keyboard - Where you hang the keys to the John Deere.

Mac - Big Bob's favorite fast food.

Megahertz - How your head feels after seventeen beers.

Modem - What ya did when the grass and weeds got too tall.

Mouse pad - Where Mickey and Minnie live.

Network - Scoop'n up a big fish before it breaks the line.

Online - Where to stay when taking the sobriety test.

Rom - Where the pope lives.

Screen - Helps keep the skeeters off the porch.

Serial port - A red wine you drink with breakfast.

Superconductor - Amtrak's Employee of the year.

Scsi - What you call your week-old underwear.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Australian Victoria Cross - Sold.

The Victoria Cross awarded to Capt Alfred John Shout of the Australian Infantry sold for £491,000 in a sale in Sydney.

Capt Shout, born in New Zealand in 1881,fought in The Boer War and was Austrialia's most decorated soldier in the Gallipoli Campaign, died three days after an assult on Turkish Trenches at The Battle of Lone Pine in 1915.


There are plenty of slouch-hatted soldiers in town,
Doughty and debonair, stalwart and brown;
Some are from Weymouth or Salisbury plain,
Others have 'pushed' in the western campaign;

Call them 'overseas soldiers' or 'down under men'
Declare that each is as daring as ten;
Call them cornstalks or fern leaves all out for a fight,
But don't call them ANZACS, for that isn't right.

The ANZACS, their ranks are scanty but all told,
Have a separate record illuminated in gold;
Their blood on Gallipoli's ridges they poured,
Their souls with the scars of that struggle are scored,

Not many are left, and not many are sound,
And thousands lie buried in Turkish ground,
These are the ANZACS; the others may claim,
Their zeal and their spirit, but never their name.

by an unknown Aussie soldier.

My story about Sergent Havildar Singh is another fine example of the heroes of The First World War.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

"Wash Me" taken to a new level - the Dust Art of Scott Wade

As a kid there was nothing like dragging your finger across the dirty back window of your mom's minivan. Imagine lifting your finger to find you've created a Mona Lisa on the rear glass. Scott Wade of San Marcos, did just that.

See the rest of Scott's art Here.

You can also read the full story.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Spanish Civil War.

July 18th 1936 saw the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, when General Francisco Franco (1892–1975),launched an uprising against Sains Republic.

The war lasted 3 years and cost an estimated 500,00 lives.

Fancy looking at a Hen Webcam,Hopefully you can see Milly, Tilly and Penny going about their chicken life in the coop!

Is there a hole big enough !!!! First question wrong on Who wants to be a Millionaire

Friday, July 14, 2006

Goodbye Bow Street runners…………

Bow street magistrates’ court is to close after 271 years. It is to be sold to a property develop who is believed to be turning it into a hotel.
There has been a magistrates court in Bow Street since the court system came into being. Some famous people have been in the dock of court 1. Oscar Wilde was sentenced to 2 years hard labour for ‘indecent acts’. William Joyce (Lord Haw Haw) started his road to the gallows via this famous court house.

Nelsons column .......

Restorers have finished work on Nelsons Column after four months. What did they find? The column in Trafalgar Square is 16 feet shorter, instead of being 185feet as was thought it is only 169feet 51 inches.

And I think this the last on the subject of Zinedine Zidane...

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

After the Lord Mayor's show .........

Well. all the football is gone for a little while. It has been exciting with joy and sorrow.

Now it is time to relax ...

If you missed it on TV, Here is Zinedine Zidane going mad. What a way to end your career.

Sunday, July 09, 2006


Zinedine Zidane...

Zinedine Zidane (born June 23, 1972 in Marseille, France), popularly nicknamed Zizou, is a French Football player of Kabyle Algerian descent who has starred for both the French national team and for four club teams, most recently Real Madrid. Zidane is often considered to be the best footballer of his generation and one of the greatest of all time. A midfielder, his elegant dribbling, balance, passing ability, shot accuracy, shot selection and well placed free kicks have made him one of the game's finest artists.

I am going for France tonight, they are the underdogs, but with this man's talent they may have a enough to see off the Italians.

Edit Note : What a sad way to end the career of a great player. It would be nice to hear his side of the story.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Don't Sell Hero's VC .......

Sergent Havildar Singh of the Royal Artillery was the last surviving Indian holder of the Victoria Cross (VC) until his death in November last year. It was presented to him at Buckingham Palace in October 1945 by George VI.

His son Ved Prakash, who needs urgent replacement surgery on his knee, and his 16 year old daughter needs medical attention since losing her right arm in a electrical fire.

With no money and lots of medical bills, a bidder has offered him six million rupees (£70,000) for his late fathers VC.

But No, his son is not going to sell his father VC. "To me such a sum is a great fortune" he says "My father gave his blood for his medal and The Honour of his memory is more important than money"

The country will come to a standstill at midday on Friday to observe a two-minute silence for the victims of the July 7 London bombings on the first anniversary of the suicide attacks.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Tear's .......

Picture From The BBC web site.

Read and see more pictures from the link above. Time for me to go for a cry ......

Today is the Day .... Tear's or Joy !

England play in the quarter finals of the World Cup today against Portugal. If we very play well and lose then I would still be happy.

Have a look at Susanne's photoart, here are some great pictures of the support the host team is getting. These pictures were taken before the quarter final with Argentina, so the next set of photographs should be even better.

Some research help is wanted here about the "Schooner H K Hall", Please have a look at this post, any information would be useful.