Showing posts with label pope. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pope. Show all posts

Saturday, 16 April 2016

No Surprises There Then:

Much lack of warm, oodles of sky water, more than a bit of atmospheric movement and not a glimpse of Dawns crack at the castle this morn.

It has been many moons since I put finger to keyboard, bits have dropped orf and been replaced, other bits have broken and been fixed, but poor old Angus is now up and “running” on seven out of eight cylinders.

His Maj is just as batty as ever, but has grown into a big, friendly, playful boy.

The butler is still refusing to “do” outside and the garden is waking up from its winter sleep.

Finally upgraded to Windows 10, with the help of “classic shell” I have managed to make it look like windows 7-win, win.


Many, many things have happened just lately, apparently “They” (otherwise known as the rich) have been hiding their stash abroad without telling the taxman, Prime Monster Damn “Dave” blames his dad, and is trying to scare us out of leaving the EU.

Not working is it Dave....


Son of a B.....aronet and alien reptile in disguise chancer at the exchequer George (where is Panama?) Osbourne has jumped on the Bremain band wagon and is threatening interest rate rises if we dump Europe.


Or maybe not......


Meanwhile old fart Jezza Corbyn who is also in the Bremain camp (this time anyway) was fined for sending in his tax return late.


                                                      Left across the big salty thing

A “Tiger whisperer has been mauled to death Malayan tiger inside its habitat, Stacey Konwiser, 38, suffered a "severe bite" wound while inside the big cat's habitat on Friday afternoon, say zoo officials.

She was performing basic tasks with the male Malayan tiger at the time, said zoo spokeswoman Naki Carter.


                                                          Dahn Unda and right a bit

Apparently those attached to the Victorian mode of transport have finally emerged into the nineteenth century-electric bikes.

With 2327 imported last year, they were 1 per cent of all bike imports, but this marked a near four-fold increase since 2012. Retailers report sales growth of 35 per cent a year.

Importer and retailer Neil Pollett, owner of Flux, in Ponsonby, says the "grey-power" age group were first to embrace e-bikes, but the trend had caught on with people in their 30s to 50s, and even younger.

New Zealand Post has 280 e-bikes and 25 more on order, a spokeswoman said. "The New Lynn, Rotorua, Kapiti and Timaru branches are all using e-bikes, plus we have a sprinkling of others around the country. The e-bikes are good on hills and on the flat.


And finally:


                                               Apparently the “new” Papa is a catholic

Better than being a Nazi I suppose.



And today’s thought:

It is terrible to speak well and be wrong. -Sophocles 


Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Bye-Bye Benedict: Building the economy-or not: Charlie is Kippered: Global warming-blame the worms: Dick-less Dick-head: PAYG Arsehole: Dining at McDonalds Dahn Unda: and the Rainbow Unicorn cake.

Lots of lack of warm, even more skywater, not even a cough of atmospheric movement and negative solar stuff at the Castle this morn, still no hot water-the “man” can’t get here until Wednesday morn, but he did suggest that I switch on the immersion heater in the tank-my reply was “have you seen the price of Leccy lately” to which he made an odd noise and went away.

I see that the Ex Nazi Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger (otherwise known as the Ex Nazi Pope Benedict the more than fifteen) has handed in his notice on the grounds that “I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry.
Oh dear. What a shame, maybe he could spend his remaining time contemplating the millions of people murdered by his former employer...


It seems that the same sex marriage of the ConTories and the LibDooms has managed to complete the massive number of seven of the 576 major building projects in the Government's much-trumpeted national infrastructure plan, according to a report out today.
Apparently only 1 per cent of the schemes are operational and just 18 per cent are said to have "started" or to be "under construction", according to data compiled by Labour from Treasury figures.

Plan “A” really is working then...

Has let go of the tree he has been hugging for the last decade or so and is preparing to battle authorities after Britain's oldest working fish smokehouse was shut down after a single resident complained about the smell.
It had survived for more than 130 years and was bombed in the Blitz but Walter Purkis and Sons was told to close by Haringey council following a complaint from a resident in a nearby flat block in Crouch End, North London.
The Purkis family were informed last month the smokehouse was in breach of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and the Clean Air Act 1993.
But Charlie, who has been said to be a strong supporter of traditional and organic foods, has stepped in to help the owner of the business, John Purkis, whose family has been in the fish business for generations.
Last week a female member of the Prince's staff came to see the Purkis family and asked for details about what had happened.
It was explained that the smokehouse won a reprieve and was once again allowed to produce its kippers, smoked salmon and mackerel. However the family were worried the reversal of the ban may only be temporary.

That’s alright then; but are they real fish; could they be fake fish with Romanian slugs and snails and puppy dog tails cunningly disguised , perhaps the dept for Gee-Gee Grub could investigate....



Human beings are not the only creatures on Earth who cause the climate of the planet to change. Ordinary earthworms also make a significant contribution to global warming. Scientists believe that in the next few decades, the population of earthworms will experience a real boom.

The soil produces about 20 percent of global emissions of carbon dioxide and two-thirds of nitrous oxide. Worms act as architects of this ecosystem. They make the structure soil more porous and interact with microbes that produce carbon dioxide. The presence of invertebrates in the soil is directly related to the amount of carbon dioxide that the soil releases in the atmosphere. Nitrous oxide produces the bacteria that live in the intestines of worms. The concentration of nitrous oxide is three times higher in the places inhabited by earthworms.

A while back, scientists faced the following problem. On the one hand, worms contribute to the growth of emissions in the atmosphere from the soil. On the other hand, then help "recycle" carbon dioxide, hiding it under the ground. This contradiction became known as the "dilemma of earthworms."

In a new study, an international team of scientists from the Netherlands, the U.S. and Colombia analyzed the results of 237 separate experiments that studied the role of earthworms in greenhouse gas emissions, says the Guardian. The researchers carried out experiments on the emissions of all types of gas and found that the worms increase the global-warming potential of soil by 16 percent.


And the results could even be worse if the worms drive about in cars...


A 50-year-old man developed cancer in his genitals, after he injected himself with olive oil to enlarge his penis.
He required emergency surgery to remove his genitals to stop cancer spreading.
He had been injecting his penis with olive oil over a number of years and it had become infected which caused the cancer.
The un-named man had injected his penis with olive oil in a bid to make it bigger.
The procedure is quite common in Thailand, other substances also used include; bees wax, silicone or even paraffin.
There have been reports from one Bangkok hospital that they see up to 40 patients a month suffering from side-effects of this treatment.

Sod that....


A prisoner who tried to hide a mobile phone was caught when guards heard his backside ringing.
The 58-year-old convict was admitted to the national hospital in Colombo where doctors later retrieved the handset from his bottom.
"The man had concealed the phone inside his person," the official said, asking not to be named.
"Unfortunately for him, the phone rang at the wrong time and guards knew he had a phone at the wrong end."
He said the man was in hospital for two days but was discharged and sent back to prison after the mobile phone was removed.
The prisoner was serving a 10-year sentence for theft at the high security Welikada jail in the capital.

 Should have put it on vibrate...

In a world first, a McDonald's franchise in Australia is offering full table service for its dine-in customers, complete with china plates, glassware and metal utensils in place of the more usual paper boxes and plastic.
Meals are also brought to the table by waiters and waitresses, and diners can daintily dab their lips with cloth napkins after eating.
"It's very popular," store manager Michelle Steain told Reuters of the five-week trial service. "Everyone seems to be loving it."
Glenn and Katia Dwarte, owners of the franchise in Warilla, some 100 km (62 miles) south of Sydney, sought permission for the idea after their habit of serving Mr Dwarte's parents with cutlery and plates caught the attention of other diners.
The dine-in offer is open to customers who purchase premium meals between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. each day.

Spiffing; what next coffee in cups?

And finally:

The rainbow unicorn Pegasus cake.

Eat it if you dare...

Today’s thought:
Waiter I'll have two portions of that.


And today’s mellow melody.


And then.


Saturday, 9 June 2012

Up before the beak: Overeducated Elitist Snobs: Isle buy that-not: “Bird” in a bag: The Blingon: and Sad (ex Nazi) Pope.

Not a lot of warm at the Castle this morn, more than a whimsy of atmospheric movement, a smidge of blue stuff above and the big yellow thing is hiding behind white fluffy stuff.
 And Blogger seems to be behaving today.

If the Devil could cast his net, as next week U-Turn Cam, Son of a B......aronet and alien reptile in disguise George (OES) Osborne and what’s his name will allegedly undergo hours of questioning about their dealings with News Corp and its newspapers.
Also appearing at the mind numbingly boring “inquiry” will be Clone B, Gord and the fish from Norf of the border.
If you can raise the strength and find some stay awake pills click on the link over the pic and find out who, what, when and where they will appear to try to vindicate themselves of all responsibility for cow-towing to the media.

Or like me you could ignore the whole pointless thing and get on with your life.

According to “blood-crazed ferret” Damien Thompson the OES have taken over the world, Overeducated Elitist Snobs it seems have suddenly arisen to rule the cosmos.
Allegedly David Cameron and George Osborne who have inherited money, and are furiously ambitious academic snobs, who have superior brains and intend to amass even more money and power.

Couple of points Damien-if U-Turn Cam and Son of a B……aronet George (now where did I put my O level maths book) Osborne have “superior” brains then the rest of us are genius’s, over education does not signify intelligence, it signifies the wherewithal to pay and the time to indulge in it.

Point two is that OES’s have always ruled the world; it is just that this lot do not have any common sense at all because of their inexperience and lack of touch with real people.

Tell us something we don’t know…..

A Seattle billionaire who purchased the world's most expensive car for $35 million is now attempting to sell his private Canadian island for $75 million.
Craig McCaw, who sold his company, McCaw Cellular, to AT&T for $11.5 billion in 1993 and now runs high-speed wireless provider Clearwire, is attempting to sell the 780-acre James Island, part of British Columbia's Gulf Islands, with an asking price of $75 million, reported Wednesday.
The island currently hosts an 18-hole golf course, a 5,000-square-foot residence, six guest cottages, private docks, an airstrip, a pool house and a "western village."
McCaw said he is selling the island because his family has "the perfect storm of kids' activities and no one wants to be left behind."


Aisea Poulivaati and other workers at a downtown Portland apartment complex wondered for months what a man kept lugging around in a pink rolling suitcase.
"We heard there may have been a person in there," said Poulivaati, a courtesy desk clerk at the 333 Oak Apartments. "But it's not like we could have proven that."
Monday afternoon, a caller told police that a man kidnapped a woman, put her in a pink suitcase and took it into the apartments.
Officers shared the witness’s description with the building manager, who said it might be resident Curtis T. Lowe, 52.
Lowe denied knowing anything about a woman in a suitcase, said a police report.
But officers searched the apartment. They found a pink suitcase in the living room and Kola J. McGrath, 50, in the closet.
The woman, described by police as 5-foot-6 and 96 pounds, told officers she had not been kidnapped. Instead, she was hiding in the suitcase because she had been banned from the apartment complex since April 2011.
McGrath was arrested and booked into Multnomah County Jail on a trespassing count. She has since been released.

Being a bit cruel, but honest; if that were my girlfriend I would keep her in a suitcase as well….

A previously undiscovered variety of berry found in western Sweden has been dubbed the "Blingon," a combination of lingon and blueberry.
Sveriges Radio said the fruit, which was found by botanist Evastina Blomgren, was named Blingon because the leaves have a blueberry colour and a leathery texture similar to a lingonbery plant, The reported Friday.
Blomgren said botanists were previously aware of the plants, which grow in several locations in Sweden, but were previously unaware of any instances where the plants sprouted berries. She said the plants are believed to be the result of cross-pollination of nearby blueberry and lingonbery plants.

The botanist said the berries are unlikely to become a popular food source.

No wonder, they should have called them Klingons…

And finally:

Apparently German Catholics upset about media attacks on ex Nazi Pope Benedict over the "Vatileaks" scandal can now show solidarity with the German-born pontiff by sending pre-printed postcards bearing the message "We are with you!"
Germany's 'Pro-Papa' group said it wanted to do "something more than praying" to support ex Nazi Benedict, who has expressed "sadness in my heart" over the scandal rocking the Church.
"Anyone can download the postcard template with Benedict's image and the pre-printed solidarity message 'Pope Benedict, we are with you!' and then send it to the Holy Father," the head of the group, Sabine Benedikta Beschmann, told Reuters.

Around 1,000 people have downloaded and sent the postcard since the launch of the initiative a week ago, she said.

Wouldn’t waste the stamp....

And today’s thought:
Olympic wedgies.