Sorry, PooterGeekers. I do have a lot of ideas for things to write here, but I don’t have any time to write them this week. I don’t even have time to cut-and-paste a joke here as I usually do before I take a few days off from ‘Blogging.
Amongst other little chores I’ve been doing, yesterday I replaced the car I wrote off on the M11. My new one has an airbag.
I’ll share two things with you quickly before I go.
My dad recommends this piece of poetry David Irving wrote for his now twelve-year-old daughter:
I am a baby Aryan
Not Jewish or sectarian
I have no plans to marry an
Ape or Rastafarian.
That’s certainly up there with the verse of that other keen amateur historian Harold Pinter.
And I liked this comment from the Slashdot story about Yahoo banning the string “Allah” from users’ screen names (tough news if your surname’s “Callahan”):
Yeah, the same three English teams always seem to get caught in the filtering software:
Yeah, the same three English teams always seem to get caught in the filtering software
Cheeky bugger! I posted that joke the other day.
The title of a current Steve Coogan/Rob Brydon/Michael Winterbottom film has been causing problems with email filters too.
Originally, the distributors were blamed for being absurdly oversensitive (after all, “a cock and bull story” isn’t remotely obscene unless you have a particularly strange mind) when they sent out a bulk mail to journalists talking about “A C*** and Bull Story” (which made it look ruder, as far as I’m concerned) – until they explained that they didn’t have any choice, as half their e-mails which spelled the title out in full were unceremoniously rejected and returned.
I once set up a website for an organisation called Black Women in the Arts – at http://www.blackwomen.org (something else is there now! DON’T click on that link if you’re surfing at work)
People kept accidentally typing http://www.blackwomen.org.uk instead (don’t click on that link either – same reasons).
They took their site down eventually.
But it seems that they have launched again under a new http://www.blackwomen.co.uk domain. Somehow, I think that this is one website project that is doomed…
This is extremely tangential, but the URL for the British Association of Plastic Surgeons is unintentional humour at its finest – at least when you consider which prominent female body parts are frequently subjected to their modelling knives.
(Despite that description, this one is safe for work!)
A leaden sense of humour is a prerequisite of your typical Nazi. Take Prussian Blue. Even the name! Are your sides splitting yet? And Lamb and Lynx have a sister called Dresden! Riotous stuff. (Coincidentally, my son is called Lancaster.)
I have long had my e-mail filters switched off, as they are crude and nannyish and have on occasion gagged my friends. I’d rather delete the spam myself than have Big Thick as Two Planks Brother do it.
The hyphenation rules on Quark Copydesk are also hard on Arse-
nal. But who could resist ” …could get his hands on a great arse-
nal” for example.