Archive for the ‘Why?’ Category

Stepping up the graffiti rhetoric

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Over at Urban Infidel, there’s a post about terrorist street art, showing the following photo of some “artwork”:

Terrorist street art

It’s a lot more sinister than the graffito I saw stenciled on the sidewalk the last time I was in NYC:

Bunny Bin Laden

The next big show: Dancing with the …

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Doctoral Candidates?

Via Dyspepsia Generation.

And they said dogs, not cats, were working animals

Monday, September 13th, 2010

You just have to make it fun for them.

I’m not certain about the efficiency, though.

Via Dyspepsia Generation.

I had a pedal car when I was a boy

Monday, September 6th, 2010

… but it wasn’t stylin’ like this one.

What made this seem like a good idea? In particular, what makes taking this on the street seem like a good idea?

Suffered brain damage?

Monday, September 6th, 2010

I’d say he already had it.

Thinking must be too hard

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Yesterday evening, Marion asked me to replace the battery in one of her smoke detectors … it had started giving her the “low battery” beep, and she couldn’t manage it herself.

It turned out that I couldn’t do it, either, without the help of serious tools. A few months ago, she had her house painted. When they painted the ceiling, the workers apparently detached the removable part of the detector, painted the ceiling and the mount, and then reattached the main part of the detector without letting the paint dry. Really, they should have not painted the mount, but they did.

The first thing that happened was that I broke off the cover of the smoke detector while trying to unscrew it from the mount. I ended up using a sharp chisel to slice away the various parts of the locking mechanism, and now I have two further tasks – see if the painters did the same thing with her other smoke detectors, and then buy and install replacements.

Nose. Face.

Saturday, February 27th, 2010


This is going to bother me for a while

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Now that televisions are digital and flatscreen, is there a mellifluous phrase to replace “boob tube?”

I don’t have much confidence in this anti-crime measure

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

From the comments: Please God tell me I am not actually living in a Country that sends Christmas cards to burglars.

This is why I don’t ‘get’ modern art

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Thieves steal artist’s £3,000 brick… and replace it with 40p version.