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The Usual Friday Crud

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Thursday, 31 August 2006

NZ Police

Another letter to NZ police, this is quite funny (and cring-worthy - NZ petrol-heads - oh dear, no surprise he's from the Waikato!)

[Thanks Con]

The Innocence of 50's Advertising

In the 1950's, advertising was uncomplicated by the more modern subtleties of the English language.

[Thanks Nizza]

Windows Vista demo goes awry

Windows Vista demo goes awry

You may have heard about this... A live Microsoft demo of Vista's voice recognition, went wrong... badly...

[Thanks Nizza]

Wednesday, 30 August 2006

Dilbert Management Today

A magazine recently ran a "Dilbert Quotes" contest. They were looking for people to submit quotes from their real-life Dilbert-type managers. These were voted the top ten quotes from Dilbert managers in corporate America , circa 2004:

  • "As of tomorrow, employees will only be able to access the building using individual security cards. Pictures will be taken next Wednesday, and employees will receive their cards in two weeks." (This was the winning quote from Fred Dales, Microsoft Corp. in Redmond WA)
  • "What I need is an exact list of specific unknown problems we might encounter." (Lykes Lines Shipping)
  • "E-mail is not to be used to pass on information or data. It should be used only for company business." (Accounting manager, Electric Boat Company)
  • "This project is so important we can't let things that are more important interfere with it." (Advertising/Marketing manager, United Parcel Service)
  • "Doing it right is no excuse for not meeting the schedule." (Plant Manager, Delco Corporation)
  • "No one will believe you solved this problem in one day! We've been working on it for months. Now go act busy for a few weeks and I'll let you know when it's time to tell them." (R&D supervisor, Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing/3M Corp.)
  • Quote from the Boss: "Teamwork is a lot of people doing what I say." (Marketing executive, Citrix Corporation)
  • My sister passed away and her funeral was scheduled for Monday. When I told my Boss, he said she died on purpose so that I would have to miss work on the busiest day of the year. He then asked if we could change her burial to Friday. He said, "That would be better for me." (Shipping executive, FTD Florists)
  • "We know that communication is a problem, but the company is not going to discuss it with the employees." (Switching supervisor, AT&T Long Lines Division)

[Thanks Nizza]

Some orsm offerings

[Thanks Con]

Revenge of the Demotivators

Revenge of the Demotivators

There's nothing like some demotivation to cure your happiness...

Monday, 28 August 2006



Man Utd Shirt: £35
Computer for your daughter: £675
Accidently walking in while she gets her baps out on a webcam……

[Thanks Con]

Robot balances, rides on a ball

Robot balances, rides on a ball

Now that's a clever robot!

Snakes on a fire truck

Snakes on a fire truck

Yeah, wasn't that a stupid title for a film (Snakes on a Plane), this is far more interesting!

Office and computer pranks

Office and computer pranks

We recently had an attack of the tinfoil here, but it didn't go as far as some of these...

Wednesday, 23 August 2006

Jackie Brown at TechEd NZ

Yup, it's geek time here in NZ, with over 2000 nerds attending Microsoft TechEd 2006.
And just to prove that we're all bunch of pimply, bespecticaled, pocket-protector-wearing geeks, someone sent TV3/C4's Jackie Brown down for a look:

Button injured in horrific F1 accident

Button injured in horrific F1 accident

[Thanks Con]

Tuesday, 22 August 2006

Blonde's answer on Geometry test

blonde's answer on Geometry test

[Thanks Con]

Monday, 21 August 2006

Only in NZ

Being a Kiwi is about driving in a German car to an Irish pub for a Belgian beer, then travelling home, grabbing an Indian curry or a Turkish kebab on the way, to sit on Swedish furniture and watch American shows on a Japanese TV.

Oh and...

  • Only in N.Z. ... can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance.
  • Only in N.Z. ... do supermarkets make sick people walk all the way to the back of the shop to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.
  • Only in N.Z. ... do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries and a DIET coke.
  • Only in N.Z. ... do banks leave both doors open and chain the pens to the counters.
  • Only in N.Z. ... do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars on the drive and & lock our junk and cheap lawn mower in the garage.
  • Only in N.Z. ... do we use answering machines to screen calls and then have call waiting so we won't miss a call from someone we didn't want to talk to in the first place.
  • Only in N.Z. ... are there disabled parking places in front of a skating rink.


  • 3 Kiwis die each year testing if a 9v battery works on their tongue.
  • 58 Kiwis are injured each year by using sharp knives instead of screwdrivers.
  • 31 Kiwis have died since 1996 by watering their Christmas tree while the fairy lights were plugged in.
  • 8 Kiwis had serious burns in 2000 trying on a new jumper with a lit cigarette in their mouth.
  • A massive 543 Kiwis were admitted to emergency in the last two Years after opening bottles of beer with their teeth.

and finally.....

In 2000 eight Kiwis cracked their skull whilst throwing up in the toilet.

[Thanks Lynn]

Radioactive tobacco

Radioactive tobacco

This is old (2002), but I hadn't heard it before and I'm certainly in no position to contest it, having never smoked...

From the pictures, I'd say there's a certain amount of fun being had, but then again, it's probably just another case of you can find research to prove anything...

[Thanks Gible]

Wedding of the year...

Wedding of the year

Warning! Hold on to your lunch!

[Thanks Con, but next time, don't send me this one!]

Friday, 18 August 2006

Wile E. Coyte FINALLY Catches the Roadrunner

They're back!

Yup, yet another retro game(s) meets a modern contender...

Battlefield vs a bunch of old Nintendo games...

Mr Happy

OK, so this isn't one for the kids...

[Thanks Con]

Thursday, 17 August 2006

PS3 vs Wii

I'd hate to think what would happen if they included the XBox360 in here...

Comments over HERE.

Oh and BTW PS3 is the next Playstation from Sony and the Wii is the next console from Nintendo.

Truck vs Security Pole

And the winner is.....

Go HERE to see some reactions to the vid...

Float-a-Pet inflatable collar helps track, save dog's life

Float-a-Pet inflatable collar helps track, save dog's life - Engadget

And I bet you thought you had every toy available for your fav pooch!

Sliding Down The Trash Chute

It takes a college (University) dorm to encourage this kind of stuff... Ick!

Kids in the Hall: Girl Drink Drunk

Via: VideoSift

Yeah, now you know you've been drinking too much of the wrong kinds of drinks...

Secrets of the Pirate Bay

Wired News: Secrets of the Pirate Bay

Some of you may be aware of BitTorrent and the legal battles that surround the various File Sharing and P2P networks.

What you may not be aware of is that one of the Torrent searchengines, the Pirate Bay, was taken down, all servers seized, only to resurface three days later! Now they have systems in place to allow it to resurface minutes after being taken down!

This is quite a good article looking into the background of the Priate Bay and some of the overt and covert things that have taken place.

Wednesday, 16 August 2006

Auckland Buskers are getting more advanced!

This guy is "Crete-man" or something... raising funds for drama school.

The Funnies

[Thanks Nizza]

Monday, 14 August 2006

Just how much fun can you have in your mini?

Nice stop!

9 months of gestation in 20 SECONDS ! New Record !!

And if that doesn't put you off children...

No really! I was looking for something legit on Google Video and found this!

Wednesday, 9 August 2006

Buns of steel!

A new twist on the old "pencil test"

Spring Break Mishap

Oh dear.... better look a little closer when you hit the beach!

[and yes, I'm now inlining some vids]



Got people stealing bandwidth on your wireless home network? Don't block them out, get even!

[Thanks Tim - dnug]

Tuesday, 8 August 2006

Bar invites customers to attack staff

New Zealand's source for oddstuff - strange, weird & bizarre news on Stuff.co.nz: Bar invites customers to attack staff

Hmm... I know a few rugby players that could do with a visit... they can even bring their own handbags....

[Thanks Con]

Sunday, 6 August 2006

Every day hoaxes...

Con sent me some "news", but turns out, they're all old or hoaxes....

Flaming Genitals [old]

Hippo Eats Dwarf [hoax]

Teatime love bite [old]

Cats dancing to their personal stereos because cats are funny

Cats dancing to their personal stereos because cats are funny

Funnily enough, the House Cat was bopping in time to the Timo Mass track I was playing at the time...

[Thanks Con]

A lazy afternoon....

From The Evening Standard:

"A man got a nasty surprise when he tried to get out of his deckchair and found his testicles had become stuck between three slats of wood. Mario Visnjic had been swimming naked off Valata beach in Croatia and his testicles had shrunk in the cool sea. When he sat down, they slipped through the slats and then, as he lay lazily in the sun, expanded back to normal size. He was freed after he called beach maintenance services on his mobile and they sent a member of staff to cut the deckchair in half."

[Thanks Con]

Miss World - 2006

Miss World - 2006 [Flash video]

OK, so this is taking a while to die down...

[Thanks Con]

What would you do with Eight Treadmills?

fugufish frog � What would you do with Eight Treadmills? [flash video]

The band OK Go, came up with a novel idea... turn them into a music video!

[Thanks Con]

Friday, 4 August 2006

EMF Room Protection - Shielded Cap

EMF Room Protection - Shielded Cap

Because there's a paranoid andriod inside every one of us!

[Thanks Dean]

Thursday, 3 August 2006

My Cubicle - Song Lyrics

Life After Coffee � My Cubicle - Song Lyrics [quicktime audio]

Very apt for us at work, many of whom will soon be in "open plan" work-spaces, at least until the cubical walls get tall enough to block out all the noise.

[Thanks Con]