Archive for the ‘Doing it wrong’ Category

All the fun of paintball. Without all the fun.

May 12, 2009


It’s a little hard to see but this is a shot of Massai warriors armed with homemade bows and arrows clashing with members of the Kalenjin tribe about a month ago – at least that’s what the blurb underneath the photo said.  From what I can tell the bow and arrows look a bit like the ones I used to make when I was 9 so I’m not sure that this encounter was that deadly. Still, good to get a bit of exercise.


Bless you Egypt

May 11, 2009


sad but true.

May 11, 2009


Actually, I think this is probably the only good bit of marketing that Metallica have ever done… I bet it was that psychiatrist guy that came up with the idea.  My personal jury is still out on Metallica… I watched “Some Sort of Monster” last year and I have a sneaking suspicion that the documentary was just a more cleverly written version of “Spinal Tap”  and that in five years time Metallica will jump out of a big cake and go “Surprise! we fooled you into thinking we were a bunch of dicks who had really bad taste in art and let a shrink control our band!”.

On the other hand all Metallica lyrics read like they were written by  13 year old boys…  so who knows?

War in Congo. Hints and Tips.

May 11, 2009

war_in_congo_22.jpgTip 51: When on patrol never volunteer to go on point.

Tip 52: When there are 5 of you but only 4 guns make sure you’re not the one left with just a stick.

Tip 53: If there is someone in your group that everyone finds annoying make sure you put him on point.  Give him the stick.

Lest we forget.

April 5, 2009


Less then 10 years ago this is what Rave Kids were like.  And there were literally hundreds of thousands of them the world over.  Can you imagine being one of those kids now looking back on their old photos going “that was the most forgettable period of my life”. Well guess what, the rest of us are going to remind you everyday how you squandered your youth dressing up like 5 year olds and listening to the worst music human culture has ever produced. While at the same time some of the most innovative bands were playing at small venues in towns all around you and you totally missed out on seeing any of them live because you were at k-mart looking for soft toys.  You stole your own youth!

Jenga. Engineering edition.

April 5, 2009


It comes in flavours now?

April 5, 2009


Kids have it so easy these days. When I was young you had to make your own drugs and they only came in grass flavour. Mostly because we were too young to know that ‘smoking grass’ wasn’t a literal description of what people on TV were doing.

English essencial.

March 24, 2009


You can’t run from the law…. oh wait…

March 23, 2009


Ironic Monday.

March 23, 2009