Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Unison members on strike... just not... here

Had a pretty good day today. (Don't worry this is NOT going to be about my day, which, however high it scores for me personally, will appear boring in a recountment)

In case you didn't know, the public sector workers are going on strike as the government has plans to keep them on till 65 before they get a pension (not 60 as they were promised)

I hear stories from far and wide about school closure, transport halted etc and yet it seems the workers of Wilmslow are happy with their lot and do not feel the need to strike. The buses are run by private companies so they're not affected, the teachers apparently aren't... the NUT are apparently not affected (according to Miss Glover). T'only thing that's affected is the refuse collection operatives, more commonly known as binmen, and a load of council office workers. I would like to say this to those people to express my solidarity: YEAH!YEAH!STRIKE!YEAH!

Thank you. Nothing interesting ever happens in Wilmslow. Of course that must be because it's perfect. Yeah, obviously.

Well, then, if this is perfection then God's angels are obviously 4x4's. Now I know Wilmslow is not typical and that it has always been like this, but it is only recently that I have really begun to get annoyed with 4x4's (Americans call them SUV's) It seems that every 3rd car or so I see (I know I'm exaggerating) is one, which should mean approximately 33% of everyone is in an occupation or has a hobby where off-road capacity is needed. Now, blatantly not every third person is a farmer. So why are there so many? Consciously or unconsciously, people think it makes them look cool, which alright, it does to an extent. But they only look cool to me when they are driving across a field with some workers in the back. Going at 10mph down a town street with a mother taking her kids to school they just look stupid. So do the people inside. To me anyway. What are your opinions? (you can leave them as comments)

If you or your friends and family own one, please ask yourself the following questions. I am tempted to a poster with these on and putting it on the windscreen of 4x4's.

  1. Are you a farmer?
  2. Do you NEED (not want) the off-road capacity of your vehicle more than 10 times in the last year?
  3. Is there any reason a normal car would not be able to do what you do every day?

If the answer to all the above is 'No' then: GET A NORMAL CAR FOOL! (sorry if you're offended, this is turning into quite a rant :S)


Finally, I will end where I began: my day. There, tis ended.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

1 in 6 billion...

... it's the chance you have of getting laid if you're not very picky
... if everyone in the world had a lottery ticket, it's the chance that you would win the jackpot...

...but more importantly it reminds you that however deep and introspective you get, you're life is one in a billion, nay, six billion and that there is no other like you. Why am I telling you this? Well, at the moment it's the name of the 'band' that has been founded. Whether it will survive the test of time and whether I'll end up having any part in it is to be seen. Meanwhile have a poem/possible song lyric, written by Mike Nash everybody, yeah. That's Mike 'the flash' Nash wrote this, so you better damn read it:


Don't wanna read the paper
cos I don't like bad news
Last night a man got shot
Outside the House of Blues
I'd like to ignore it
I'd like to just pretend
But what's the reason for it
Its something I don't comprehend
I don't listen to the radio
Last time it made me cry
Two little boys went crazy
And Fifteen kids died
I don't know their families
I don't ask them how they're going
They're on the other side of the world
But I don’t care what they’re doing

I've got something to say
And I thought it might be worth a mention
If you're not pissed off at the world
Then you're just not paying attention
And you can turn off the TV
And go about your day
But just cos you don't see it
Don't mean it's gone away

We don't talk to our neighbors
They've got funny colored skin
We see them on the pavement
But we don't invite them in
We eat when we’re not hungry
And we throw the rest away
While babies in Cambodia
Are starving everyday
We risk our lives
We hit our wives
We act like everything is funny
We hide our pain
While we go insane
We sell our souls for money
We curse our mums
We build our bombs
We make our children cry
We watch the band
While Vietnam
Just watched their children die

What is the meaning of this poem?
What am I trying to say?
That just because you ignore life’s issues
Doesn’t mean they will go away
Ignorance is what I’ve mentioned
To me, that much is clear.
But the situation the world is in
Sometimes just makes me want to disappear

Monday, February 06, 2006

Time for another poem I think....

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No, that wasn't a poem, but I would start with it as some blatant advertising for this. Yes this site here. Here

And it does move us onto the poem subject at hand. Ok, so you think you've seen the emo song, but have you seen the New emo song. You have? LIAR! Of course you haven't because I wrote it and I'm about to show it to you. Behold:

To the tune of "I'm too sexy for my shirt". It doesn't fit at all, but hey:

Too emo for my face.
Too emo; a disgrace
Too emo for your stare
So I hide behind my hair
I'm too emo.

Too em
o to conform,
Too emo for the norm,
How can you be different too?
Your clothes aren't even new
I'm too emo

Too emo for this life,
Too emo for my knife,
You can't understand,
I wish I was starving in Sudan
I'm too emo

Too emo for most bands,
Too emo for most brands,
Instead I sit at home and cry,
For attention - must I die?
I'm too emo

Aren't emo unlike me,
I'm as emo as can be
You be one too, you see
If you act just like me.
I'm too emo.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Guten morgen


January has always had a grimness about it. It's the same in December but at least that contains the festivities to balance it out, like some kind of fun-grimness equilibrium. That's why most major religions have a festival around this time - because they got cold in the winter and figured 'Hey, let's celebrate to keep warm"

Unfortunately it is also the season of illness. Most of us get coughs and colds but some people are worse affected by the lack of light and dim season; it can cause depression and other problems. In fact, the Scandinavian countries (with their midday dark) have some of the highest suicide rates known.

But I will end all that stuff now and to prove it I will write in bright colours!

But actually I have nothing else that would be of interest to those who peruse the interweb, so now must sign off,

Au revoir!

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Belated Merry Xmas and New Year!

Right, so why haven't i posted for a while. Well, (1) I've had exams, work and such in my final GCSE year, although that's not really an excuse as I don't exactly kill myself. and (2) I have nothing to write - apart from the usual everyday stuff that most people who have a blog write about. And they somehow think they're special. Look, no-one's interested. What percentage of the blogs stored on Google (who own Blogger)'s servers is worth looking at.

So, I've kind of been saving up things to say that are worth saying...

Firstly: I joined TheStudentRoom, a forum that's pretty good if you're a student at anything from GCSE to University level. Has academic forums, but also general stuff.

Secondly: You know that Intel Inside theme tune? Always on those PC World adverts. Why does it seem to last half the advert? It's PC World's advert, Intel are hijacking it. I mean Dell don't get a mini-advert, or Hewlett Packard.

Now it goes: Get a Dell PC with Cd Drive and Intel Inside *duh--di-di-di-ding microprocessor for only £499. That's Intel *duh--di-di-di-ding* 's newest version!

(Incidentally, the *duh--di-di-di-ding* was written by a famous German composer that Intel comissioned specifically to write a jingle.)

I decided to find out why, and with a bit of Googling, I found something that I suppose I should have expected from a huge spineless corporation: Intel pay half of the advertising cost of all adverts from companies that sell their stuff but only if they include their theme tune in all adverts and include their logo printed largely on all their print. And guess what? The funding only continues if the retailers agree to stop mentioning any competitors to Intel (e.g. AMD) or advertise a competitor's product in their stores.

What can I say? Seems pretty unfair and immoral practice (c'mon it's basically a bribe) , but if it's legal...

Moving on... feel free to tell me to get back to work when reading this, as I most probably should be be doing something I'm not (or vice versa)

Friday, August 12, 2005

And here is the news...

I'm still here!
It's true!
Should I stop with the dongs?
OK, the truth is that there is no news......, I'm merely mosting here jsut for the sheer point of it

Point? What point? Exactly! I knew you'd understand eventually
Yes, you understand me don't you! Of course. See.
They're wrong, We're not
Schizophrenics , it's only us in here....

Friday, August 05, 2005

Join King Danny, yes?

Well, no maybe not, but I wonder how many of you are aware of this manSo why not see his website.

This guy, and his friend Dave Gorman have

  • Been round the world looking for people called Dave Gorman
  • Followed a string of Googlewhacks (click here if you don't know what one is), finding the owner of one they found, getting them to find another one and so on...
  • Accidentally set up a cult (a collective sorry) of members, which had no particular point for a l0ng time
  • Tried living without saying the word NO; that is, always saying yes when asked a yes/no question

His newest scheme is creating his own country, with him as ruler. It's on TV in the UK (BBC2, Wednesdays at 10pm)

I am inspired to try some ideas of my own when I'm older, but to be honest I'm too lazy. But then of course, having your own country sounds pretty cool.

Having a look round, I found he isn't the first to think of this idea - there's even a directory of 'micronations' (Try googling it if you don't believe me)

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Congratulations you're reader number 0000000003

I would guess so anyway....

0000000001 is me viewing my own blog, and so far I have evidence of only 1 other person viewing this.

So congratulations viewer number 3, please leave your comment...
That's another thing - Although I welcome comments I would ask you to think a bit first...I have the power to delete them remember

In other news, I still haven't found any reason to actually have this - but hey...

Friday, July 22, 2005

Shhhh.. yes I know this is the same day, I could have just edited my old post, but this takes up more space

Well, I wrote this ages ago, but it fills space, and makes me look clever.....
Doesn't sound like me, I'm not a writer (I'm too lazy), but this might as well as get published

Of all the guns the army has,
Which one is made for peace?
Don't tell me about "Peacekeepers"
The violence will never cease

Of all the bombs the army has,
Which one cannot kill?
You say you use 'strategic' targets
Innocents are dieing still

Of all the cash the army has,
How much does it need?
You think if you spend enough money,
The people will be freed?

Of all the lands the army's in,
How many are a threat?
If the problem is that they're too violent,
How come you're more violent yet?

Of all the names the army has,
Why the "Ministry of DEFENCE"?
If you attack other countries,
It doesn't make any sense


Plus, it fills space

So I was right, I'm not that great at updates..

Well, I've got the hang of this blogging thing now.

It seems to me that there are a few types:

  • The diary - "Today I got up, I bought a chocolate bar and then went to the shops. Here are some pics of me at the shops..." I really need a diary, but it's really boring to read.. ( not that anyone is most likely reading this)
  • The Picture Blog - full of pictures pretty obviously
  • The News Reporter Blog - All about politics and stuff they' have seen in the news
  • The Random Blog - Can't really give a description

I'm not sure which one this is, since there's hardly anything here - probably the last one - I want to update it, but I don't want to make this boring either ...

I wish there was a way of showing shrugging shoulders by writing

Wait a minute.....there is....

Thursday, July 07, 2005

I'm gonna be a ....Call Centre operator when I'm older

....or so the Computer Program at school tells me. That or a university lecturer or recycling officer.
I suppose I'll stay on and do A-levels, but i don't know why. I mean... whayt I really want to do is ...everything, travel the world and keep seeing new places and people. So it's a bit hard fro me to find something i really think " I want to do that". That's why I like languages, history, etc.

I like the internet too, but that means sitting down. However, its the fact that you can, with web-based email, sit down in a cafe in Siberia and read the same emails as a hotel in New York, that amazes me.

I 've like history, but other than a museum keeper or archivist, there's no direct jobs connected with it. Actually archaeology...come to think of it. With Foreign Languages, you can do anything, so long as you have some thing else as well, or be a translator, in which case you need to know the language VERY well.

I like music and drama, but I don't seriously think I have a future there, but maybe in Radio or TV. That ties in being a Journalist, I can imagine being the first reporter on the scene at, say, the London bombs today (7th July) - that seems exciting to me.

I 've got mixed messages though, because the school says we should really start making choices now, but ask any successful person and few will say they started out knowing exactly where their future would be. A few do, and they're the lucky ones... Me, I 've got to let the computer do it for me

Hmm....so Call Centre operator it is then

Thursday, June 30, 2005

OK, Welcome, not that anyone's reading this but it makes me feel better....
I henceforth declare this blog to be well and truly open. I have no idea why or wherefore, but perhaps the reason will find me.
I'm a 15- yr -old from a town near Manchester in the UK, with lots of interests, including current affairs. I n fact I might be a journalist when I'm older.....
Anyway, I'll be waiting for the reason I set up this to become apparent, and then I will possibly talk sense. But for now...anything goes