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Posted by Tim Ireland at July 9, 2008

Category: Inneresting

I’m writing today, but I do have a small distraction for you, as the initial research involved comic books and I’ve found a whopper that I can share with the class:

Treasure Chest – This Godless Communism

Regulars of Bloggerheads can heighten their enjoyment my reminding themselves of the extreme lengths certain rabid anti-communists went to during their college years to keep Teh Red Menace at bay… and wondering throughout the saga how much of this crap they believed then and might still believe today.

(Background to title here. More treasure here. Browsing by ‘title’ appears to be the best option.)

Posted by Tim Ireland at April 30, 2008

Category: Inneresting

Words spoken just this moment by one of our younglings:

“There’s no cheating in footsie!”

So true.

Posted by Tim Ireland at April 3, 2008

Category: Inneresting

And now, some figures that have been fudged in the opposite direction.

(Boy that Lord Ashcroft does splash it around, doesn’t he?)

Posted by Tim Ireland at March 19, 2008

Category: Inneresting

Ministry of Truth – Hague’s Air Miles: The serious point is that due to the lack of clarity in regards to the correct method of putting an in-kind value on these flights, which, if strict rules on market value were applied could come it at anything from three to thirty two times the reported value depending on distance travelled, a conservative (no pun intended) estimate of the unreported value to the Conservative Party of having Ashcroft’s air taxi service on tap could easily be anything upwards of £1.5 million since 2002 and who can guess how much since Flying Lion first cropped up on the public radar in 1997 – and never mind the questions about the Conservative Parties ‘carbon footprint’ to go with this now that they’ve allegedly embraced a green agenda.

Posted by Tim Ireland at February 8, 2008

Category: Inneresting

Read and share:
Duncan Borrowman: Derek Conway is already rewriting history – has the man no shame?

UPDATE – Oh, and I’ve offered a few possible solutions for MPs here.

Posted by Tim Ireland at October 24, 2007

Category: Inneresting

Michelle L Devon – How to Apologize in Four Easy Steps:

1. Identify the behavior for which you should apologize.
2. Offer your sincere apology along with an explanation of why you are apologizing.
3. Offer a solution to the problem or an assurance that the behavior will change.
4. Make every effort to resolve the issue or change the behavior.

(I tripped over this during an otherwise-futile search for a clip of The Fonz trying to say ‘sorry’.)

Posted by Tim Ireland at October 24, 2007

Category: Inneresting

Paul Linford – The Top 10 Political Misjudgements (via)

NOTE – I had some problems getting this post to build properly last night. It’s almost as if my database has been infected with that link-refusal virus that’s been going around….

Posted by Tim Ireland at October 23, 2007

Category: Inneresting

Quentin Tarantino explains the true significance of ‘Top Gun’ (via)

UPDATE (24 Nov 2011) – Copyright monkeys have been busy. Link updated to only remaining clip on YouTube. This one includes bromance clips from the movie.

Posted by Tim Ireland at July 23, 2007

Category: Inneresting

– Bloggerheads was brought down this morning… by flooding! Cheers, God.

This campaign to support Iraqi translators deserves your support, but my letter will have to wait until tomorrow. [Worth adding from Justin; It is best that those of us deciding to write a letter do so in a personal fashion – form letters and mass-mailouts are frowned upon by our elected representatives and often end up in the bin.]

– “I am spending today helping commemorate the tenth anniversary of the end of the Rwandan genocide” says the ever-humble but three-years-late Toryblogger Iain ‘Action Man’ Dale without being pulled up on it once in an 80+ comment thread… proving that you can get by on very little research if your cynical publicity stunt tugs hard enough at the heart-strings.

– Speaking of heart-strings… this lovely item from Justin compels me to link to this excellent piece by Septicisle… and this one.

– Paul Staines greatly amuses me… some people will do anything to sell revive a book, but this is the first time I’ve seen someone boasting that they’ve managed to get 100+ people to pledge money… in theory only.

– I meant to blog this last week, but got distracted; Tony Blair had three conversations with Rupert Murdoch in the nine days before the invasion of Iraq. There’s an older article that deserves to be twinned with this one; not one of Murdoch’s editors opposed the invasion. I think the man deserves to be billed as an architect, myself.

– Still on Murdoch, here’s a little quote for the people who wave The Simpsons in my face as ‘proof’ that Murdoch isn’t the world’s most manipulative twunt:

“The show’s had its ups and downs. It had a couple years there where it grew a bit dark, but we sort of got them out of that.” Rupert Murdoch

– I meant to blog this the week before last week, but got distracted; the Bush administration has been gagging the surgeon general! A round-up relevant of editorials can be found here.

Tim Worstall sparks an intelligent debate on cannabis.

– And, finally, before I rush out that door… Slaughtering virtual bunnies is preferable to downloading porn. Discuss.

Posted by Tim Ireland at July 4, 2007

Category: Inneresting

Justin has tagged me, and he is one of the few people I would forgive for this.

Here are the rules (as I understand them):

– You must post these rules before posting your facts… or not.

– Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves…. after the rules, if they bother.

– People who are tagged need to write their own blog (about their eight things) and post these rules… even though these rules are rather confused and repetitive.

– At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names… or you may choose to put this at the end of your ‘random facts’ post (rather than waiting for the closure of your blog).

– Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog… or you could simply link to them as you tag them, allowing them to pick it up in Technorati if they don’t happen to be a reader. Oh, what the hell… why don’t you pop over and comment spam them anyway? I’m sure they won’t mind.

Here are my facts:

1. I was a DJ for 10 years before coming to your beautiful country and sleeping with your beautiful women woman.

2. I once appeared on Home and Away… as a DJ.

3. One of my first jobs was stacking shelves at DJs.

4. My favourite Monkee is Mickey Dolenz, but I prefer the music of Mike Nesmith.

5. I’m a sucker for books, but prefer graphic novels or comics if I’m reading in bed. This habit is primarily a result of my learning to speed-read. I have to slow down if I want to sleep, but if I want to slow down while reading, I have to concentrate… which makes it hard to sleep.

6. I sometimes like to follow memes to (or toward) their point of origin… often, just to enjoy people bitching about the misery they are about to inflict upon others. Be warned that this is not as easy as it looks, as most people don’t credit tag origins properly, and some* people don’t do it at all;

dingding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding*, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding*, ding*, ding, ding*, ding, ding*, ding*… and here the trail appears to end… unless you believe in time-travel.

7. I personally regard the majority of MySpace users to be a bunch of ignorant, witless, needy, image-leeching amateurs… but on most days I’m capable of keeping quiet and playing nice about that.

8. I’m on my 6th day without nicotine, and I’m doing well… despite all the drug pushers they have on TV insisting that I simply can’t get by without it in gum, patch or suppository form. I have no problem with the ban, as the one thing that has kept me a slave to the bastard substance all these years has been the continual exposure to social situations where it is expected, accepted, or offered. I could say something about certain types of memes and pester technology like MySpace and Facebook here, but instead, I’ll do this….

Here are my tags:

No. Shan’t.

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