Monday, October 27, 2008

I'm confused about drinking

Are we all drinking too much, or is it a bad thing that we're drinking less?

I think I'll have a beer and contemplate the mixed messages.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Unlazy Quote

"Failure is not the only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others."
- Jules Renard

Let's cut right to the chase. Jules Renard is fuckhead and is wrong. First, he's French, so he can't be trusted right then and there. Second, he knows nothing about the powers of being lazy. If you don't try, you can't fail, so he's wrong right off the bat. If I try to build a Lamborghini Countach in my basement and fail I'm a broke loser who waste a shitload of time and money. If I just sit on the couch and drink a beer I'm richer, more rested, and I don't have a hole in my basemet wall. I just read a blog about the moron who did it and wonder...How's he gonna get that thing legally registered to drive and why does my fruit cup contain so much liquid and so little fruit?

Second, and most importantly lazy people aren't punished by the sucess of others. Lazy people rely on other people's success to survive. We're mooches. You work and make money and we try to exploit that and make money without leaving our couches.

Hell, the entire concept of investments and the stock market is built off of this concept. Lazy people take their money, buy other people's success and then make money by basically betting on that same person continuing to be successful. It's great. Most of the time. Until those idiots fail. If those damn bankers wouldn't have tried so much, they wouldn't have failed so bad and we all wouldn't be wondering how money can disappear so fast.

And no, lazy people didn't bring down the economy, greedy people and poor people did.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Advice for Science Fiction TV Show Writers!

Save yourselves a shit load of effort by not introducing time travel as part of the storyline.

Not only will it be easier for you to remember what's happening but your storylines might have a vague chance of being coherent rather than nonsensical and annoying.

I'm looking at you Tim Kring.

I do like the idea of keeping us on our toes about who is actually a hero or a villain though. Damn you!

Monday, October 13, 2008

First Class

UK train users will be familiar with our ridiculous system of train fares that mean you journeys where you rock up and buy your ticket on the day are very expensive, but journeys where you book in advance can be ridiculously cheap, as long as you get one of the cheap tickets before they sell out.

What you might not know is that sometimes the first class advance fares can be the same price as the standard open return fare. So if you miss out on the cheap tickets in standard class, why not just book yourself into first class for the same price? Massive seats, loads of room, no oiks (other than you). No fighting your way through crowds of people all standing down the train only to find out someone's sitting in your pre-booked seat already and you have to ask them to move. It's brilliant. Free tea and coffee on lots of services too. 

On the downside any non-first class journey after that is totally shit.

We're going to Bristol at the weekend, First Class, and I'm actually looking forward to the journey for once.