Does a flamingo forget how to fly?

Instant Kiwi Doug and Mexican Doug Quotes

I reckon this Doug Instant Kiwi add campaign has struck a chord with New Zealand's conscious not seen since that guy jumped up the bridge to capture the trout.

Doug is this odd chap that works in an appliance store. His alter ego, Mexi-Doug gives him advice on how to achieve his goals such as how to get a cool haircut (a perm), getting the last biscuit before the pregnant lady gets it or how to score with the ladies.

The add is very qutoable, people are using them at my office and on face book. Here's some of the Mexi-Doug Quotes:

Good for you Douglas, get a perm. Get a perrrmm!
Does a flamingo forget how to fly?
Do it Doug, live a little
Women, you all look awesome today
Now we wait.
Commuters sing in the car, legends sing in the bus
The time for biscuit is upon us!
She know's what she's talking about.
Here's the add that started it all off, Douglas's perm.
Does a flamingo forget how to fly? That is not a dance floor Doug, that is your destiny:

Mexi Doug also made the news:

the time for biscuit

Who is Bono?

bono macphisto

Who is Bono?

Bono is the instant karma of the spirit of Frank fucking Sinatra. Bono is love, peace and harmony. Bono is celebrity hack yacking in the prime minister's ear about freely negotiated debt. Bono is the hooker with a heart of gold. He's also the rick prick that charges you $150 to see the greatest band in the land. Bono is one quarter of U2.

Bono is the dude that wrote that song you danced to at your wedding that you didn't realise was about a couple breaking up. Bono is the guy that wrote Desire. Bono is better by design. Bono is what Chris Martin will never become. Bono's bad mood is Radiohead. Bono can be that kicking squeeling gucci little piggy.

Bono is a bluer kind of white.

Bono took the vague from Las Vegas and replaced it with MacPhisto. Bono is the singer in a rock n roll band. Bono hears ridiculous voices. Bono won't be come a minister in order to defeat a monster. Bono is Paul Hewson. Bono is not the Walrus, that was the other Beatle. Bono has the right shoes to get you through the night. Bono is Frank Sinatra's two shots of happy, one shot of sad.

Bono is living on The Edge.

Bono is a mother fucking Pope. Bono wants to be your political compass and conscious. Bono is nuclear free. Bono writes the lyrics. Bono is the guy that drinks too much wine. Bono is a preacher man, sometimes the too preachy man.

Bono is the
fish that rode the bicyle.

Compensating for ill luck sounds like a nice idea, doesn't it?

Not only was Sophie Elliot very bright, she had a keen sense of humour:

"We can imagine a situation in which certain members of society get the most pleasure from a pastime the state considers indecent, say, writing economics essays. In order to equalize the welfare of these people, should the social decision maker require some of them to increase this activity, even though society on average disapproves of it?"

From the paper, 'Why Measure Inequality? A discussion of the concept of equality' by Sophie Elliott, University of Otago, New Zealand


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rehab is for quitters and Amy Winehouse

Bless TMZ who do all the hard work for us plebs who vainly lie in what for celeb news. Here's Amy Winehouse after she did go to rehab on an island... she looks normal.. where's the fun in that?

amy winehouse sober

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Why? Because it's the Optimus Prime Experiment!

More Transformers Fan Art... from Transformers.

Optimus Prime

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megatron fan art

Who ate all the Pies?

About 200 pre-teens in London were given pedometers to count how many steps they walked, as part of a study into obesity. The study required 11- and 12-year-olds to clip a pedometer to their waists, with researchers at the Mile End Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine collecting the readings by satellite. Researchers were surprised by the activity levels recorded in some obese children; further investigation revealed some had attached their pedometer to their family pets.


At least the bacon and egg pie eaters showed some cleverness...

Source: BBC News

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Top 7 (now 8) Songs with whistling in them:

Top 7 (now 8) Songs with whistling in them:
  1. Patience by Guns N Roses (Axl Rose whistles the intro)
  2. Winds of Change by Scorpions (whistling all through out)
  3. Waitress by Live (outro whistled)
  4. Don't Worry Be Happy (all through out)
  5. Engel by Rammstein (introduction)
  6. Always Look On the Bright Side of Life from Monty Python’s Life of Brian (middle)
  7. Jealous Guy by John Lennon
  8. Walk Like an Eygptian? Bangles (thanks granbajo - see, twitter rocks)
What do you think? What are your favourite whistling songs?

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What plot elements should Transformers 3 have?

What plot elements should Transformers 3 have?

bumblebee picture transformers
The first two transformer movies have been set on Earth where the good Autobots basically try and defend Sam and the humans from the evil Decepticons so to allow humanity their rights of freedom as being sentient beings. That's what makes humans being, you know.

Fights in forests with Optimus taking on Megatron, Starscream and that other dude are awesome enough but what we need now is interstellar space battles: Transformers 3's plot should take place in space as much as possible.

So what does one do in space? Visit planets. Visit home worlds like Cybertron. Learn about the origins a little more.

The third movie needs to have the Autobots searching for something they need to SOLVE THE PROBLEM.

In movie parlance, this is the McGuffin, a plot device to make things tick over to help solve the PROBLEM. Every film needs a McGuffin. For the first animated movie it was the Matrix of Autobot Leadership. The second had the All Spark, the third some kind of variant on the Leadership Matrix.

The Autobots should be looking for the The Key of Light in space, on a new planet or on Cybertron itself. In fact, let's call it The Key of Light!

But what is the Key of Light for? It solves the problem. And would the problem be? In the end there can only be one problem, and his name is UNICRON. The Shiva of the Universe. Destroyer of Worlds. The biggest bad ass robot there is:

So the threat would be that Unicron is going to destroy Earth / Cybertron / Solar System whatever. It's what will tie the whole plot together.

What should happen to Sam Witwicky? Well hopefully he gets lost in space along the way....

So basically what I'm saying is that the overall frame work of Transformers 3 should have the plot elements of Transformers: The Movie.

You could have the Megatron vs Prime battle but with the reverse result. Megatron dies defeated by Prime. For whatever reason his body is cast aside into space and is collected by Unicron, who then turns him into Galvatron as per the animated movie. At the end of the movie Prime kills Galvatron with a blade to the face after being betrayed by Star Scream. Classic move Starscream, classic move bro!

How do they deal with Unicron? A good old fashion Blitzkrieg. Just have all the Autobots and Decepticons unite to attack Unicron just as he is about to destroy Earth / Cybertron / Solar System.

As with all 2nd sequels, just throw the kitchen sink at the guy. Have the Aerial Bots, Predacons, Dinobots, Ultra Magnus, Soundwave and Shockwave, Blur, etc throw everying at Unicron. The Key of Light is finally used at the end of the fight. Unicron is taken out by a blast of light - and in referencing the animated movie, Unicron's red eye is blown out as the climax, the shards killing off a few decepticons while we're at it.

Sub plots could involve:
  • Earth's leaders handwringing about whether to launch nuclear missles into space at Unicron (they do, it fails miserably).
  • Sam have to rescue his new girlfriend from the Decepticons.
  • Bumblebee actually doing some scouting (or joke reference to the Boy Scouts).
  • Prime being tested by the Autobots for making bad decisions (the start of movie could have him make a bad call that gets like 3 autobots killed, Grim Lock could challenge for the Leadership).
  • Soundwave in robot form.
  • Space bridges between Earth and Cybertron.
  • You can have Hot Rod but none of this Rodimus Prime nonsense. Prime Lives!!
What do you think? Fly or Die? What do you want to see in Transformers 3?

Top 10 Songs with whistling in them

Top 7 Songs with whistling in them:
  1. Patience by Guns N Roses (Axl Rose whistles the intro)
  2. Winds of Change by Scorpions (whistling all through out)
  3. Waitress by Live (outro whistled)
  4. Don't Worry Be Happy (all through out)
  5. Engel by Rammstein (introduction)
  6. Always Look On the Bright Side of Life from Monty Python’s Life of Brian (middle)
  7. Jealous Guy by John Lennon
Here's the video of Patience. Check out Axl!

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Soundwave acknowledges

I know I have gone picture crazy in recent times. I'm still am crazy. So here's some more robots.

Some robot from Revenge of the Fallen.

transformers ROTF

The Fallen: sucks at getting revenge.

the fallen ROTF

Soundwave: Satellite of Love

One more wacko jacko joke....

This afternoon  I had two cans of V, a bottle of 7Up, a litre 
of Dr Pepper and 4 large cokes yesterday.

I am now, undisputedly, the new King Of Pop.

Friends stopped by for a visit

All went fine, talking about social issues

optimus prime and starscream

But it turned into one hell of an argument, when the issue of the rights of sentient beings came up.

NLOTH gets Site links, Jimmy confused as usual

So like some people who, I think know a think or two, are really happy when their web sites are bestowed 'site links' by the behemoth that is Google. Page rank indeed.

So it was with a huge surprise when a lil site of mine that simply exists to provide U2's Lyrics to No Line on the Horizon got site links:

Click to make bigger!

What surprises me is that this is just a wee lil site with not much attention paid to it and it gets site links within 6 months where as long established sites like The Optimus Prime Experiment (5 years) or The Spaghetti Incident? (3) get nothing... Hey what gives Google?

So I wonder why the site links only come up for the search term "u2 lyrics no line on the horizon" but not "no line on the horizon lyrics u2", where as "no line on the horizon lyrics" do - but they are different site links from the other term.

So my theory is it's not the page name, its the search term that produces site links. So instead of typing in The Spaghetti Incident into the google search box, I add that term plus set list and lo and behold the search term "the spaghetti incident set list" produces site links for the site. They are site links for the last few months - so this further suggests that it has something to do with the structure of the site as well. I also suspect it has something to do with having the number one ranking for the search term.

Any one have any ideas on how this really works?

And in case any one is wondering, here's U2's Set List from their gig in Barcelona!

And the panda expressed her disregard


I ran

I ran from the bullets

I rained on your parade

I rained on your parade with bullets

I rate.

I rate your parade a zero

And the panda expressed her disregard

I am

I am I said

I said I like parades

I said I like parades with bullets

I like potatoes





Pandas do not like bullets or potatoes.

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The King is Dead

Long Live the King!

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Hakopa is his name in Maori

hakopa is my name in maori

Check out hakopa's new site. It's too flash, bro!