Wednesday, 28 November 2007

The world’s unfunniest joke

I just stumbled across the Vegetarians are Evil website, which appears to have a problem with vegetarians and vegans. Apparently, because Pol Pot, Charles Manson, Adolf Hitler and Volkert Van der Graaf were vegetarians, all vegetarians are evil.

Thankfully, there is a page of jokes to lighten things up a bit. Here's a good one:
Q: How many vegans does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: None, vegans can't change anything.
Well, that's me convinced. I'm off to get a Big Mac.

Monday, 26 November 2007

Give Vista a chance!

Macworld UK reported on a ad that Apple will be running on CNN and the Wall Street Journal websites this week, which:
…exhorts Windows users not to give up on Vista features a side bar starring Justin Long (Mac) and John Hodgman (PC). The two discuss an on-page ad component that sits at the top of the screen in the banner position. This states: "Don't give up on Vista."
As with all the other Apple ads things don't go so well for poor old PC.

Sunday, 25 November 2007

Praise the Lord!

We went to see Serj Tankian at London Astoria last Thursday, which we were both really looking forward to. Firstly, because we both love the album 'Elect the Dead' and secondly, we don't get out much.

We weren't disappointed either.

The doors were due to open at 7pm and we arrived just after to find a huge queue. By the time we got in, the support act, Fair to Midland (who are on Serjical Strike, Serj's own label), had already started. They were pretty good too, the singer was looked like he was plugged into the mains electric. Take a look if you don't believe me!

Serj and The FCC (Flying C***s of Chaos, apparently), got off to a flying start with 'The Unthinking Majority':

I'm pretty sure he played all the songs off the album, as well as a couple of covers. Including The Dead Kennedys 'Holiday in Cambodia' and The Beatles 'Girl'.

For the final encore he played 'Elect the Dead' on the piano, solo. The perfect end to a perfect evening.

It was great to see a band in a small venue again, especially after seeing Metallica at Wembley in the summer. A totally different vibe. Man.

Thursday, 15 November 2007

Metal roundup

A few stories of interest from the world of Metal this week:
  • Kian Egan of Westlife is a fan of Metallica, Kerrang! reported on a story from The Sun.
  • Also in Kerrang! Ozzy auctions off his quad bike quad.
  • Metal Hammer ran a story on Scott Ian and Jerry Cantrell with Meat Loaf's daughter, Pearl, doing an acoustic version of Pink Floyd's Wish Your Were Here. Very good it is too, you can catch the video here.
  • Alice In Chains perform Led Zeppelin classic reported in Metal Hammer. Video is here.

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Autumn walk to Frittenden

It was the lady wife's birthday yesterday, and we had a very enjoyable walk to Frittenden and back. It was a beautiful autumn morning and there was some glorious colour around.

Thursday, 1 November 2007

The force is with me!

I picked up a copy of Lego Star Wars from Apple Store Bluewater a couple of weeks ago, for just a tenner. It is a fantastic game. The kids love it too - it has been designed for younger kids in mind, I think.

I had a problem trying to get it running under the kids user accounts so contacted Aspyr. They were pretty quick at responding and got the problem sorted within a couple days. It was all down to those pesky permissions!

Just wish I could find R2D2, so I go back and open some doors in the first scene.