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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Welcome to the wonderful world of weird and wacky toilet seat designs. I used to frequent a cafe in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. The toilets in this establishment were my favourites, due to their pristine cleanliness and due to their crazy toilet seat designs.

I have finally tracked down these wonderful hand-crafted designs so you can make a theme room for your bathroom:

Rubber Ducky Toilet Seat

Rubber ducky, you're the one... who makes... actually I'm going to stop singing now. This would be perfect for kids and the young at heart alike. Rubber duckies are not just for baths anymore!!

BeachToilet Seat

She sells sea shells by the.... dunny.

Do you have a beach house? Do you live near the ocean? Why not create a beach theme for the smallest room in the house. Complete with sand and shells nicely encased in smooth poly resin so you won't get sand caught in an unspeakable place.

Barbed WireToilet Seat

This looks painful, but is actually quite nifty and rather artistic. A bit odd, I must admit but I always liked this design. No need to look out for the redback spider hiding somewhere in the loo, it's already on the seat!

DolphinToilet Seat

My personal favourite. It's blue, it's got little dolphins, sand and shells inside it. It's very er... relaxing.

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Yoda. He never goes out of style. He has been quoted alongside the greatest philosophers of our time. He has influenced many individuals and created a kind of spirituality adhered to by Star Wars fans and their relatives:   

Yoda Computer Bobble-Head Ornament

I couldn't think of a better character to perch atop a computer screen, head bobbing and wisdom dispersing as you do... whatever it is you do on your computer.

Here are a few possible Yoda computer ornament quotes:

"Invoices you must print"

"Porn you must not surf"

"Tweet you must"

"Get off Facebook you will, or forever will it dominate your destiny"

(bobs head)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A big congratulations goes out to Yani Tseng, a.k.a. "The Birdie Machine" for winning the Handa 2010 Women's Australian Open at the Commonwealth Golf Club.

Tseng (Taiwan) shot a 7-under par to score a 66 to beat juggernauts Karrie Webb and Laura Davies on the final day. Speculation about the possible winner included talk of Giulia Sergas (Italy), Laura Davies (UK) and Karrie Web (Aussie). Meanwhile Tseng continued to quietly pummel the course into submission. Suddenly, during the back nine of day 4, people started to realise that not only was she leading the pack, she was streaking away with birdie after birdie. In the last two or three holes, we also realised that nobody was going to catch her, unless they figured on shooting a few double eagles in a row.

She is not called "The Birdie Machine" for nothing. She birdied five holes on the back nine and left the other competitors in a cloud of dust. Chances are we will be seeing a lot more of Yani Tseng in the future.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

This morning at the service station, a combination of sleep deprivation, silght derangement and desperate need for stimulants conspired against me when I saw this sign hanging in the window:

"Coffee. You know you want one."

The sign showed a steaming take-away cup filled with caffeine-laden goodness.

Yeah? Yeah I guess I do want one. Mmmm. Enticing. Hang on, I don't even drink coffee...

Caffeine devil sitting on my shoulder says:

You know you want one...

I haven't had a coffee for over a year. I don't feel the need for it. I'm over it, I'm totally um....

(walks zombie-like into service station. Presses "cappuccino" button, frothy goodness filling my cup and runnething over)

Drinks coffee in 2 minutes flat. Eyes wide awake, and I'm WIRED!!!!

Now I know why Dave says:


Language warning: If you are offended by the f-word used in jest with regards to coffee, don't watch this video!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

An unusual development in the "no coverage for Karrie Webb on free-to-air digital tv" saga (see my Karrie, Women and Sport post). Days after the 2010 ANZ Ladies Masters Karrie's win suddenly hit the news.

This could have occurred for a number of reasons:

1. The networks forgot about the tournament, then suddenly remembered days later.
2. The Pro Shop's coverage (One HD) sparked a resurgence of interest in womens' golf.
3. Karrie has been recently been "controversially" discussed as Australia's greatest sporting export.

Wins and Awards - Centenary medal, Golfing Hall of fame (the youngest inductee at age 30), Order of Australia - 49 professional wins. (36 LPGA tournaments including 2 U.S. Women's Open and 3 British Open wins, 8 or 11 ALPG tournaments, depending on the reporting, Japan LPGA 2)

4. A representative from digital free-to-air TV read my post. (Unlikely, but possible).

Whatever the reason, it's great to see Karrie in the news again, and tomorrow (money day) we will find out if she add another win to the tally by triumphing at the Handa Australian Women's Open on Sunday.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Wikipedia's definition about t-shirts describes a buttonless, collarless shirt in which to cover a person's torso. I define it as essential clothing. Without t-shirts, honestly I wouldn't have anything to wear!!

Remember the movie "The Hangover"? Well, the Hangover tshirts are now available. The guys wake up in Vegas with a tiger in the bathroom and a baby in the closet. Just a typical day, really.

The baby is dubbed Carlos because nobody knows its name. And because he looks like a Carlos. His real name is actually Tyler.

Memorable quotes from the film:

Stu Price: We're in a stolen cop car with what is sure to be a missing child in the back. What part of this is cool?
Alan Garner: I think the cop car part's pretty cool.
(quote IMDB)

So, you too can wear the t-shirt with baby Carlos. Possible accessories include a hangover, a tiger, stolen vehicles and amnesia. Only kidding!! Wear with caution.

Other funny t-shirts include the obligatory Lolcats shirt:

And this rather sinister Pac Man t-shirt:

Run Blinky!!

Interesting bit of trivia: Did you know that in the original version of Pac Man, Blinky's actual name was "Shadow".

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Firstly, congratulations to Karrie Webb on winning her seventh ANZ Ladies Masters. It was good to see the free to air channels broadcasting day 1 & 2 highlights and full coverage of days 3 and 4, so well done on that front.

The results of the tournament apparently weren't newsworthy enough for Channels 9, 7, 10 and ABC. Not even Sports Tonight. Oh well, just another victory for the greatest golfer to come out of Australia (and yes, that does include Greg Norman!). I don't suppose it has something to do with it being a "Ladies" tournament. Hmm....

Other newsworthy articles were Lara Bingle's naked scandal, some other footballer duffed up somebody else, and oh yes, Richard Green DIDN'T win in a golf tournament overseas, getting knocked off by Camilo Villegas. But his not winning was more newsworthy than Karrie Webb actually... winning. Go figure.

Karrie Webb triumphed with a blistering course record of 11 under (61), and was a joy to watch. I think the Ladies Masters is a brilliant event. I attended this tournament in 2009 and 2008. 2010's tournament was held on the Gold Coast, so it was a little far to travel over the weekend. It would be nice to have some acknowledgment that the tournament actually happened. It's about time that golfers such as Karrie Webb, Katherine Hull and Laura Davies get their fair share of coverage.

Sooo.... given the lack of proper news coverage, here is iseekgolf's Bruce Young talking to Karrie Webb about her 7th ANZ Ladies Masters Victory.

Friday, March 05, 2010

After a number of enquiries eg. "where do I buy Mr Flibble?" as a result of my last Mr Flibble post, I have finally tracked down the site where you can buy the elusive Mr Flibble puppet.

The site is called Mr Flibble Is Cross, which is an appropriate name as Mr Flibble is very cross indeed. You can buy Mr Flibble, watch Mr Flibble videos and remenisce with all the Mr Flibble related quotes from the legendary episode of Red Dwarf III - "Quarantine".

I have been asking myself the question "why do so many people want to buy Mr Flibble"? After a bit of research (it didn't take long!) I found that the main reason was for fancy dress purposes. That's right, there are a number of guys and girls out there itching to don the red and white checked gingham dress, the army boots, the blonde plaited wig and hat. And this outfit would look pretty silly (what am I saying!) without a Mr Flibble hand puppet to complete the look.

Of course, some people want to buy the puppet as memorabilia. To scare their children into cleaning their rooms perhaps.

Parent: (said in monotone) "If you don't clean your room, Mr Flibble will become very cross. And you know what happens when Mr Flibble gets cross, don't you?"

Kid "Aaargh!!!" (cleans room in record time)

To all the fellow Red Dwarf fans, good luck with your search for Mr Flibble, long live Quarantine and thank God for British comedy!!

Monday, March 01, 2010

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