Thursday, April 26, 2007

Sheep sold as poodles

God this actually made me laugh out loud for a good 5 mins,

Thousands of Japanese people have apparently been scammed into buying "poodles" that are actually sheep with fancy haircuts. The scam was uncovered after actress Maiko Kawakami showed a photo of her pet poodle on TV and commented that it "didn't bark and refused to eat dog food," according to a article. After being informed that the poodle was a sheep, police lines rang with other rubes telling the same story. From

'We launched an investigation after we were made aware that a company was selling sheep as poodles,' a police spokesman told The Sun.

'Sadly, we think there is more than one company operating in this way.

'The sheep are believed to have been imported from overseas - Britain and Australia.'

Thanks to BoingBoing for the fun.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Pirates Of The Valley

A very anti Gates film that shows Jobs in an equally bad light, Weather its M$ or Apple, nether comes off well in this old film. Showing the dark side of both Gates and Jobs It really just confirms all we knew but never deard to say.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Curse of the Golden Flower

I have just come home after watching Sony's "Curse of the Golden Flower". All I can say is I have never been so disappointed. The fact that there where only two people in the cinema should have said it all.

The film its self is fine, it is the way it is marked that is the problem, If i could have found the UK trailer for you I would have posted a link.

The UK Trailer basically sells the film as a war between an King and Queen of two different lands and the queen seams to have a tone of gold, or some magical way of making gold, or a flower that grows gold, any way she has a shit load of gold and he wants it and they go to war over it.

Instead you get a long drawn out love storey which just board me to death, any way if you where planning to see this film based on the UK trailer on TV then i would say think again.

The only good thing about seeing this film was the novelty value of being able to talk all the way thought it rather that sitting in silence.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Danger 50,000 Volts: Zombies

The Zimmers "My Generation"

They still have life in them yet, or should that be they still have life left in them.

Feist - 1 2 3 4

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Will The EU make you a Copy Criminal?

On April 24th, the European Parliament will vote on IPRED2, the Second Intellectual Property Enforcement Directive. With one stroke, they risk turning thousands of innocent EU citizens and businesses into copycriminals.

If IPRED2 passes in its current form, "aiding, abetting, or inciting" copyright infringement "on a commercial scale" in the EU will become a crime.

The entertainment industry has made it clear that it sees sites like YouTube, P2P software, and even ISPs as "inciting" infringement. With IPRED2, the industry is pressuring governments in Europe to use taxpayers' money to enforce these prohibitive ideas of intellectual property. If IPRED2 were to become law, entertainment companies would even be able assist police in an official role as part of transnational "joint investigation teams."

Even though this represents a huge change in how intellectual property will be treated under the law, many terms in IPRED2 are left unclear or undefined -- including "commercial scale" and "incitement." Companies or individuals crossing these fuzzy lines can face permanent bans on doing business, as well as seizure of assets, criminal records, and fines of up to €100,000.

EFF Europe, together with other European activist groups, is working hard in Brussels to fix IPRED2. Send a message to the European Parliament, and receive up-to-date information, by visiting the copycrime website and signing our petition now!

Thanks to BoingBoing, for getting the word out, But dont just stop at signing the pettion go and email your EMP!

Monday, April 09, 2007

Alanis Morissette "My Humps" video

‘Millions to rebel’ over ID cards

The government is predicting that some 15m people will revolt against Tony Blair’s controversial ID card scheme by refusing to produce the new cards or provide personal data on demand.
I read this little gem hidden away in the corner of my Sunday time's, almost as if they did not want any one to notice it, so I thought I would put it up here and find you a link to the web site.

Personally I don't think ID cards are worth it they wont stop a thing and will just make criminals of us all, we need a poll tax style revolt to put them in their place, and get the government to abandon this idea.

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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Sunday, April 01, 2007

All things explained

Right its been a whole week since I last posted but then its all so been a whole week since this happened. I wounder what the connection could be?