Friday, December 28, 2007

Testing again!

Despite assiduous, nay obsessive, care of my possesions, alas my old camera case was lost possibly stolen. In it was my old 6 meg digital camera which had served me pretty well. Ok maybe i do have a digital camera fetish... the future is digital. Cheers PC world for bearing with me while i drove a hard bargain and quizzed them on the iso number which is alas only 400.

Pictured below is the Merrion Center today, named after Avid Merrion of course. Apologies whoever you are who is pictured, happy to remove said picture or credit you.

still testing

Thursday, December 20, 2007

The Tetley Challenge

It would appear that Joshua Tetley, the man who invented beer, successfully challenged Houdini to free himself from a padlocked metal cask full of beer, Tetley’s I presume. Houdini the man who had got out of the Tsarist Secret Fuzz “cassette” failed to find his way out of the barrel. Cheers!

Houdini yesterday

More on the Git Box (Make me a Muslim Lesbian)

Must confess saw all 3 episodes of “Make Me A Muslim”.

Must confess also that the title reminded me of a graphitti wall of yesteryear which ran “MY MOTHER MADE ME A LESBIAN” underneath some wag had written “IF I SENT HER THE WOOL WOULD SHE MAKE ME ONE”.

So format of show was they had an Iman (Muslim vicar) on a mission. Goes to Harrogate, here in the West Riding of Yorkshire, a town with few Muslims. Recruits happy go lucky band of non Muslims prepared to give Islam a go if only for 3 weeks.

Now, if there are any identity questions within Islam (and I for one suspect there are some within all of the “great faith traditions”) none came out in this programme, alas. Is someone a “bad Muslim” if they drink alcohol moderately? Or have soft porn? Or hard porn? Or sleep with their fiancĂ©? Or cuddle their boyfriend/girlfriend after a row during Ramadan?

Anyway, Brit Bloke taxi driver Phil seemed to do a lot of the first episode nipping of for a pint, a bacon butty and even a trip to Harrogate’s only strip club. So it was decided that Harrogate is a town with too much temptations… who’d have thought it! I’m on my way! LOL

Also having decided that Luke’s homosexuality was un-Islamic, it seems they felt this was as a result of too much female company (?!?!) so they arranged for him to have more male company (?) and more cricket. Well as I think I recall Luke saying: got his testosterone going hehe.

And there was at least one advert for a product containing dead pigs in the ad breaks. Lead us not into temptation….

Anyway with the rise of Unreality Television, Elimination Shows and so on, television is more than ever it would seem about conflict. So if this band of willing Harrogate Muslims and their mentors had been relatively conflict free, I am sure creative tension would have been introduced anyway. For a start it can usually be done in the selection of the “contestants” (in this case the volunteers and their mentors).

Back to issues of Identity. I must confess to being a non Muslim. I wonder however if the definition of Islam used here has been a particular definition of what constitutes “Orthodox” Islam. Perhaps there are people out there who would define themselves as Muslims but who don’t wear the Hijab? Perhaps they would agree that Islam demands modesty but how much?

Youtube, conspiracy theories and the dark nite of the soul

Seems there is a chap on Youtube who thinks that the Jesuits, Zionists and Masons are all working for the Illuminati in a great conspiracy. Unlikely bedfellows I would have thought, but that just shows how clever a conspiracy it is I suppose. And who am I to argue…

And maybe the Illuminati are just working for the aliens anyway. Who knows? No doubt someone knows but is not telling.

Monogamy through the ages… (part one of an occasional series? Sorry I keep losing count)

Was watching the Git Box (aka Brit TV) late one night. There was a prog about Porn. It seems that there is this top Porn Star who only does girl on girl action because she is married (think they said to a chap but my memory is not perfect) and “she is monogamous”. Perhaps Hubby approves…

Seems also that 90% of girl on girl action is bought and watched by men. Beyond me who wants to feel like a surplus male…. Seems also a lot of “straight” male porn stars do gay porn if the money is right. Funny old world.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Don't You See That I! Am Really Worth A Try!

Did the OkCupid test many years ago. No surprise that I am "The Boy Next Door" though said test is flawed in having as it's 4th dimension love v sex (can't I have both? though i suppose in my current condition either would be welcome...).

"On paper, most girls would name the Boy Next Door as their ideal mate. In the real world, however, you're often passed over for more dangerous or masculine men."

yup! Chicks Did Jerks!

"You're the typical "nice guy:" without just a touch of cockiness, you're doomed with girls."

I'm doomed! :-(

"A shoulder to cry on? Okay, sure. But never a penis to hold."

Am I really so replusive!!! No chance of any fun sex it would seem.....

Might not get everything into this post but it can be improved and posted again i suppose, hehe.

I suppose if i am fortunate(!?!?) to be on this planet another 40 years I will probably still be mystified by the mysteries of sexual attraction. Likesay as a gay male married friend put it in a letter may years ago, "it is remarkable how many 'right on' het women (is there such a person?) end up marrying the most apalling sexist troglodytes".

Anyway, current msn tagline from D C Lee's classic "See The Day"

"Don't you think that I? Am really worth a try?"

Yes I am bitter! Deal with it!

The Boy Next Door

Random Gentle Love Dreamer (RGLD)

The Boy Next Door

Kind, yearning, playful, you are The Boy Next Door. You're looking for real Love, a lot like girls do. It might not be manly, but it's sweet.

We think the next three years will be very exciting and fruitful ones for you. Your spontaneous, creative side makes you a charming date, and we think you have a horny side just waiting to shine. Or glisten, rather. You enter new relationships unusually hopeful, and the first moments are especially glorious. If you've had some things not work out before, so what.

On paper, most girls would name the Boy Next Door as their ideal mate. In the real world, however, you're often passed over for more dangerous or masculine men. You're the typical "nice guy:" without just a touch of cockiness, you're doomed with girls. A shoulder to cry on? Okay, sure. But never a penis to hold.

More than any other type, Boys Next Door evolve as they get older. As we said, many find true love, but some fail miserably in the search. These tarnished few grow up to be The Men Next Door, who are creepy as hell, offering backrubs to kids and what not.

Your exact male opposite:

The 5-Night Stand

The 5-Night Stand

Deliberate Brutal Sex Master

Always avoid: The Nymph (DBSD)

Consider: The Maid of Honor (DGLM), The Peach (RGLM)

Link: The Online Dating Persona Test @ OkCupid - free online dating.
My profile name: : borgiaginz

Idiocy is like hypnosis or ejaculation: if you want it, you can’t have it–and if you don’t want it, you can

Since Seeing "The Idiots" have had the following as my msn tag:-

"Idiocy is like hypnosis or ejaculation: if you want it, you can’t have it–and if you don’t want it, you can"

which is a quote from an interveiw the director gave.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Jeremy Kyle Show Through The Ages (part one of an occasional series, as it were)

Must confess found this one looking through “The Northern Star” and had a giggle, likesay thought: "this is a classic Jeremy Kyle moment". On re reading it I see there is a real human tragedy there. But then that I suppose is why I have been drawn to The Show if I can get up in time of a morning. My sick interest in Working Class tragedy. Here goes….


At Marlborough-street office, London, an old woman, named Elizabeth White, was charged with being drunk, and having created a disturbance in the streets. A young man of very respectable appearance came forward to give evidence against the woman. He said the woman at the bar was the mother of himself, and three other sons, all of whom were establishing themselves in business, and each was likely to have his property severely injured by the disgraceful propensity of their parent for gin. They jointly contributed a weekly sum towards her maintenance, and they had even made arrangements with the parish officers for the further support of their mother. Such, however, was her unconquerable propensity for liquor that she would spend every farthing she could obtain at the gin-shop, and though clothed respectably one day, she would appear the next in rags, from having parted with her decent garments to raise money for more gin. When in a state of intoxication, she would make her appearance at one of her sons shops, and, by her disgraceful situation, and her conduct, she would cause a riot, and thus create much injury to his business. All her sons had times out of number been subjected to this annoyance, and it now had become necessary to ask the magistrate to inflict some sort of punishment on their mother. It was useless sending her to the workhouse, as she had discharged herself twenty times from that refuge; some more severe mode of restraint must now be adopted towards her. Mr Chambers said that it was shocking to see a woman advanced in years, and the mother of a grown up family, so disgrace herself. He knew of no course to pursue, unless the sons sent her to some village where no gin was sold, if such a place could be found in England. The old woman she said would not go near her sons again, if she were released. The magistrate was informed that she had made the same promise repeatedly, and no later than the previously day had been discharged from custody on a similar plea. She was sent to prison in default of bail

From ”The Northern Star” 29/September/1838

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