Sunday, March 30, 2008

I Frickin Hate Moving


  1. Your going to need a bigger box.

  2. Now THAT is funny. Not for you of course, but from my side of the screen. Tape the bottom of the box before packing it.

  3. T.O.O.S. - No, YOU need a bigger box.

    River - Thanks for that.

  4. Will - Nice try. The header is connected to the previous post which I SA-LAAAYVED over and which no one seems very interested in at all. Soon I shall start blogging about internet comics - that'll teach you all to read my blog!

  5. You poor sausage you - a picture speaks a thousand words. As for your 'o comments' in the previous blog, my own very shallow thought was, "Bloody hell, I'm glad I'm not single anymore."

  6. Are you perhaps taking up a teaching position? Teaching English to Thai (or any Asian) students? That sounds like it could be fun.

  7. That's IT!!!
    I propose there is a new GTH rule...

    You should lose a point for any guess that is clearly a stab in the dark just for the sake of having a guess! Quantity is not Quality!! ..see my previous rant - oops, I mean previous comment in a blog from a long time ago...

    > Franzy - My box is just the right
    size, thank you very much!

    ...Hmmm, perhaps vitriolic rants will attract a point deduction too...

  8. Interesting.
    River? Response?
    Bearing in mind that I've already pointed out that the header relates to the
    previous post

  9. Response? Nah.
    But I will say I'm giving up stabbing in the dark. (ranty li'l bugger ain't he?) Heh.

  10. I once had a temporary job at a psychiatric hospital, boxing archived records... I did exactly what you did, except for the liberation of the records caused my arm to jerk upwards, smacking me in the mouth... there was a lot of blood.

    One of the doctors stopped me in the corridor asking if one of the patients had attacked me, I could only reply, 'no, I did it to myself'.

    "Soon I shall start blogging about internet comics"... Ha!

  11. River - Royally well spoken. Give nothing! Say nothing!

    Adam - See latest post.

  12. o man, join the club. i moved ROOMS in the same house. that was stress enough for me

  13. ps i am an escaped hamster and so did this under the floorboards...


An explanation of The Joy Division Litmus Test

Although it may now be lost in the mysts of thyme, the poll below is still relevant to this blog. In the winter of 2008, Mele and I went to live in Queensland. In order to survive, I bluffed my way into a job at a Coffee Club.
It was quite a reasonable place to work: the hours were regular, the staff were quite nice, it wasn't particularly taxing on my brain.
There were a few downsides: In the six weeks or so that I worked there, there was about a 90% staff turnover (contributed to by my leaving). This wasn't seen as a result of the low pay, the laughability of staff prices or the practice of not distributing tips to staff, rather it was blamed on the lack of work ethic among Bribie Island's youth.
However, one of the stranger aspects of the cultural isolation that touched our lives during our time "up there" was the fact that nobody at my work had heard of the band Joy Division.
The full explanation is available here.
But please, interact a little further and vote in my ongoing poll. The results are slowly mounting up, proving one thing: people read this blog are more well-informed about Joy Division than anyone who works at the Coffee Club on Bribie Island.

Have you heard of the band Joy Division?

Chinese food, not Chinese Internet!

Champions of Guess The Header

  • What is Guess The Header about? Let’s ask regular “Writing” reader, Shippy: "Anyway, after Franzy's stunning September, and having a crack at 'Guess The Header' for the first time - without truly knowing what I was doing mind you - I think I finally understand what 'GTH' is all about. At first I thought you needed to actually know what it was. Don't get me wrong — if you know what it is, it may help you. I now realise that it's more Franzy's way of invoking thought around an image or, more often than not, part of an image. If you dissect slightly the GTH explanatory sentence at the bottom of his blog you come up with this: “The photo is always taken by me and always connects in some way to the topic of the blog entry it heads up.” When the header is put up, the blog below it will in some obscure way have something to do with it. “Interesting comments are judged and scored arbitrarily and the process is open to corruption and bribery with all correspondence being entered into after the fact and on into eternity, ad infinitum amen.” Franzy judges it, but it's not always the GTH that describes the place perfectly that gets it. “The frequent commenters, the wits, the wags and the outright smartarses who, each entry, engage to both guess the origin and relevance of the strip of photo at the top (or “head”) of each new blog and also who leave what I deem the most interesting comment.” It generally helps if you're a complete smartarse and can twist things to mean whatever you feel they should mean - exactly the way Franzy would like things to be twisted." - Shippy Blogger and GTH point scorer.
  • Nai - 1
  • Lion Kinsman - 2
  • Will - 2
  • Brocky - 2
  • Andy Pants - 2
  • The 327th Male - 3
  • Mad Cat Lady - 3
  • Miles McClagen - 4
  • Myninjacockle - 4
  • Asheligh - 5
  • Neil - 5
  • Third Cat - 5
  • Adam Y - 6
  • Squib - 6
  • Mele - 6
  • Moifey - 7
  • Jono - 8
  • The Other, other Sam - 14
  • Kath Lockett - 15
  • Shippy - 19
  • River - 32