Having it both ways.
A bread that promotes itself as being both “new” and “traditional” at the same time. I try not to take these things personally, but for people like me it’s like writing in big letters on the packaging “Hey you – we think you’re stupid”
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I went and saw the Hans Heysen exhibition at the Newcastle Region Art Gallery today. Brilliant. I particularly loved his Flinders Ranges paintings, the way he captures on canvas the beauty of aridity.
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Apparently all I have do to is be the first to post some a comment (no matter how inane or innocuous) on a video at a TwitVid. Dang! All these years I’ve been trying to be awesome by being clever, imaginative, hardworking, inventive, patient, insightful … and all I had to do was post to TwitVid.
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“Enviro-marketing ridiculism” – It’s a new term I’ve coined to describe ridiculous marketing of goods under the environmentalism banner. Take this power saving device from Belkin that shuts off power after a pre-set time. In theory a good idea, but look at what their marketing photo shows plugged in to their timer … an electric toothbrush charger!! An electric toothbrush charger draws a massive 1 watt of power!!!!! (Yes – that’s one sole lone watt – I know this to be true, I just measured mine.)
It is quite possible that the timer itself draws more power than the toothbrush charger it is controlling! All in all, a classic case of enviro-marketing ridiculism.
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From the CricInfo commentary team this morning …
A relevant question is: when was the last time that a team other than Bangladesh and Zimbabwe lost 3 Tests by an innings in a single series? It must be a pretty rare event. We set our stats guru Madhu to work on this yesterday and the most recent that he could find was New Zealand losing three Tests in a five-match series by an innings against England in 1958.
Ouch. Ouch and double ouch.
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