Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Vale Billy Thorpe

One of the best shows I've ever seen was his mid 90's Aztecs comeback at the Myer Music Bowl.

His crowd of washed up rockers, bikie thugs, reprobates, lovely families, grandmas and grandpas with their grandkids, hipsters, dags, Hey Hey fans, my girly and me bowed to his gloriously loud rock and agreed, Thorpie's crayayzee!

Nobody's gonna rest in peace now Thorpie's up there.

Top bloke.

Friday, February 23, 2007

The New World's Hottest Chile

I need some of these for my next batch of chillyie (see comments) sauce.
The Guinness Book of Records confirmed that New Mexico State University Regent’s Professor Paul Bosland had indeed discovered the world’s hottest chile pepper, Bhut Jolokia.

Bhut Jolokia, at 1,001,304 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), is nearly twice as hot as Red Savina, the chile pepper variety it replaces as the world’s hottest. A New Mexico green chile contains about 1,500 SHUs and an average jalapeno measures at about 10,000 SHUs.

“The name Bhut Jolokia translates as ‘ghost chile,’” Bosland said, “we’re not sure why they call it that, but I think it’s because the chile is so hot, you give up the ghost when you eat it!”

According to Bosland, Bhut Jolokia is a naturally occurring inter-specific hybrid indigenous to the Assam region of northeastern India. A member of NMSU’s Chile Pepper Institute visiting India sent Bhut Jolokia seeds back to NMSU for testing in 2001.

“The plant doesn’t set fruit very well, so it took a couple of years to get enough for field testing,” Bosland said.

Bosland then grew Bhut Jolokia, Red Savina, and habanero peppers under controlled settings. Bhut Jolokia exhibited significantly higher SHUs, as much as triple the amount, and these findings were confirmed by two independent laboratories.

Bosland reported that the variety has compelling potential in the packaged food industry as a food additive. The pepper could be pickled while still green, dehydrated and used as a seasoning. Because the heat is so concentrated, less would be needed and food manufacturers would save money.

“This isn’t something you’d pickle whole and eat,” Bosland said, “but it could replace dehydrated jalapeno as an additive.”

Bhut Jolokia is not NMSU’s first brush with chile greatness; the record-holder for world’s largest chile pepper is a specimen of the ‘NuMex Big Jim’ variety. The record-holder was grown near Hatch, but the variety was developed at NMSU.

From the New Mexico State University's website.

Friday, February 16, 2007

If Love Is The Answer Please Rephrase The Question

Highlights from the A-K of Herald Sun's Valentine messages. Punctuation is exactly how it was printed in the newspaper.

AAA Mr Driply
I love you all ways and always, for ever and forever. Start to live your dream Pixi.

How Tasty, you are my sweet SOTIBERRY muffin! xx - Your MISHI xx

AARON BOWIE (Mr Romance)
An iris or a gerbera some roses would be nice. At this point in our marriage even dead ones would suffice. But since money is not object you always have enough 2 buy more tackle and some bait. It would hardly take you very long, It wouldn't take you hours. You can get them a t a shop near work, So where's MY BLOODY FLOWERS? -Your long suffering flower deprived wife.

............meh xo............

Your botty is so cute and hairly, We aint been blessed by the fertility fairy. But good things come to those who wait. In the meantime be my Valentine's date!! Love always - NJC

Your beers are in the fridge when you're ready. With love Kim x x

Wanna give you everything Krispy Kremes, the holiday of your dreams, my puppies & me. How good is that! I luv U B-man - Your Chicken.

to my wife who's been working heaps of hours. On Valentine's Day you should be covered in flowers. Ubt hey you know me that 's not my thing, and yes I know you would love some BLING. So instead I rang and spoke to some girls. You know the ones in Cancun without the curls. so now I am happy to say, Accommodation done, CHICAGO on your WAY. Have a safe trip. Love BABM
(while he stays home and sleeps with his best mate's wife)

Happy Valentine's Day. All my love today and forever Love - Your lil dinosaur

Ha Ha you looked. Does a minimum 3 times a week count as casual? Have a great day. Love - Shazza

Dear Bernadette, whether your wearing jeans or a bikini it's with you I wanna share my zucchini. Love - Lino

My Scrumptious Bum, loving you is easy. Love and kisses, your Sultana.

Roses are red, Violets are blue. I love you Bevvy, Honest I do. Love - Roly.

Can you pleeeaaseee return my call? Luv - Glen
Note the one 'N' in Glen. Proof it's not me.

i Dun mind uR biG smelly toes nor Ur Big Fat Nose! I LuBu Now & alsiz 4eva, as u alreadii know! Lov Hun xoxo

Word can't ell you enough how much I love you but the action in the bedroom will tonight. Happy Valentine's Day, Lots of kisses. - Little Boss.

You tickle me pink when we go to the rink. you are what my mind thinks. happy Valentines Day, Bopink! Love - Spunky Bum.

AKA SUPERMAN. Thank god for Starbucks! Love you babe. YOU'RE the best! Alana xxx

My Angel my Superman, youre the bomb bomb bomb bomb. I love you - Your little Princess

Great sex, dancing , harley's and YOU, what more can a girl want. xo xo Luv You xo xo

You made me the happiest girl in the world. LUV SNOOKEMS.

Hope u get that Mustang 1 day SUE - Chop Suey No. 1!!

Lookalike Cat Plays Piano

She looks so much like my old mate, Polly.

Classic YouTube.

Monday, February 12, 2007

What Was He Thinking?

"I think that would just encourage those who wanted completely to destabilise and destroy Iraq, and create chaos and victory for the terrorists to hang on and hope for (an) Obama victory."

"If I was running al-Qaeda in Iraq, I would put a circle around March 2008, and pray, as many times as possible, for a victory not only for Obama, but also for the Democrats."
Prime Minister John Howard loses his mind by weighing (ooh you big man!) in on Senator Barack Obama's presidential race.

Obama's response was a deft uppercut....
"I would also note that we have close to 140,000 troops in Iraq, and my understanding is Mr Howard has deployed 1400, so if he is... to fight the good fight in Iraq, I would suggest that he calls up another 20,000 Australians and sends them to Iraq."
So there.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Drunk Or Dying: You Decide

Here's film taken with my phone of one of the crazed bees on the road outside my house supporting the bee milker's theory that certain nectars taste really good.

So good, the bees get 'drunk' and fall to the ground, not able to fly again.

And here's more footage.

Bogue Postcards Vol 1

The front and back bars of The Wheelers Hill Hotel on a drab and overcast day.

The wildlife lake down the hill at Jells Park on the same drab and overcast day.

Both postcards were bought from my local newsagent.

Next week Mitcham and Mentone!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

I'm Still The (Unemployed) Beaver

At 4.5%, Australia's unemployment rate is the lowest its been since the 1970's.


I'm one of the 4.5%.

So if you know someone who knows someone who needs someone to do something or rather you reckon I'd be good at, visit my resume site and give this poor sucker a break already.

About 100 Dying Bees Outside My House

More strange wildlife behavior going on in my neighborhood.

There's about 100 dying bees on the 15 metre stretch of road directly outside my house.

Most of them have buggered wings and some are being attacked by ants.

Occasionally, a healthy wasp flies by to check out the bees' plight.

If anyone knows an apiarist, Miss Helena or any other expert in insects who could tell us what's happening outside my house, please leave a comment.

Me and Lucky The Dog are quite disturbed by all this.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Yet Another Blogger Shows You His Favorite Super Bowl Commercials

These are my favorite ads from this year's so-so bunch.

"I'm sure there's a reason for it."

Robert Goulet sells you his nuts.

This didn't play during the Super Bowl but it has excellent cats in it and it's fricken hilarious.

Also check this absurd ad for Flomax which is for guys "who want to spend more time having fun and less time in the restroom."

Here's to Flomax!

The Correct Way To Hold A Press Conference

Here's how Prince announced he would be playing the SuperBowl's halftime show.