From the News

Air Travel Security: Another Pointless Knee-Jerk Reaction

As worrisome as the NorthWest Airlines terrorist incident on Friday was, another rash of knee-jerk reactions has been unleashed on air travellers. Specifically: no use of the toilets, no use of pillows or blankets and no leaving your seat for the last hour of a flight. Plus – the skymap channel has to be removed [...]

links for 2009-11-30

Great article on Nick Fry and his comments on Jenson Button's loyalty Quote from Chris Sylt: "…To question Jenson Button's loyalty to the team is outrageous…" Hear hear..! Couldn't agree more. When Nick Fry came out with that comment after Jenson signed for McLaren I was gob-smacked. Given that, as this article points out, Jenson [...]

links for 2009-11-21

Palin: Crack Down On 'Iraq' To Prevent Nuclear Iran. Her knowledge hasn't improved much. Give her more air time, I say. The more people can hear the things this person comes out with the quicker she'll be seen for what she is. To think she could have been the Vice President by now is scary. [...]

links for 2009-11-09

Murdoch: We’ll probably remove our sites from Google’s index. Well – there's a turn up for the books! What a wonderful example of someone else who's past their sell by date! This will cut off the flow of new readers (assuming his papers do actually draw in new readers) and slowly strangle his media income. [...]

My Apologies

Please accept my apologies for the Quintuplicated (I think that’s the right word) post that went up yesterday. One of the things I do with this site is to capture items of news that I find interesting or amusing (or that drive me bananas), and make comments on them. To do that I use a [...]

links for 2009-11-06

Carrie Prejean Goes Down. Literally! A hilarious article on US beauty queen Carrie Prejean's less than successful day in court The antics of US socialites constantly astounds me. The likes of Carrie Prejean and Paris Hilton redefine shallow, and it's a sad commentary on the engagement of US society that they get so much attention. [...]

links for 2009-10-26

Brawn confident that Jenson Button will stay with them for next season. Or will he go to McClaren? You never really know what to believe when you read the press but Jenson does have a pretty poor record when it comes to choosing teams. Remember Button-gate a few years back? His on-again, off-again, on-again, off-again [...]

links for 2009-10-07

Air India Pilots, Crew Scuffle Leaving Cockpit Unmanned – If I hadn't travelled on Air India I would have dismissed this. But I HAVE travelled on Air India, and I CAN believe this. Unless you've travelled to places like this, it's impossible to believe the accounts people give you when they return. Mind you, when [...]