Category Archives: #Random

The Chemistry of Rum

I found this one knocking around on the interwebs, and wellll… it’d be rude not to share ๐Ÿ™‚

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My Top 14 Albums!

IMG_4453This little Top album meme is shamelessly nicked from other sources, such as Facebook posts, still – I enjoyed making up the list and listening to a lot of music to make up my mind ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Alannah Myles – Alannah Myles – The very first CD I bought back in the day when they were still new.
  • Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughan – in Session – Blues, say no more.
  • Amy Winehouse – Paradiso – Always good for a drinking session (sic).
  • Clanad – The ultimate collection – This one got me through some very hard times back in the early 90s.
  • Dinah Washington Finest Hour – Classic.
  • Earth and Fire – The Singles – These guys are the alternate Abba – a little more raw.
  • Huey Lewis and the News – Sports – The very first tape album I bought, and not regretted a single minute of listening to ๐Ÿ™‚
  • Imelda May – Love Tattoo – I got engaged and married with “Falling In Love” playing on a loop in my head!
  • Jeff Wayne – War Of The Worlds (1985) – Say no more.
  • Mike Oldfield – Amarok – Love this – few words, but sets your imagination going.
  • Postmodern Jukebox – Squad Goals – PMJ take a normal song a fuck with it to transform it into a masterpiece – this is their most recent album, and one of their best!
  • Robert Schumann – The classical selection – Yes, it’s not Mozart – think I’ve grown out of my Mozart days!
  • Sky – Five Live – Sky – those drugged up hippies armed with the most amazing pieces of music I’ve ever heard – Live is always better.
  • The Very Best of Nina Simone – Always good drinking music ๐Ÿ™‚

… And that’s my 14 – spread over 30 years of collecting music… There are so many more artists in the collection, this is a small slice of my personal history!

Double decker cats!

Now in double decker flavour for twice the cute ๐Ÿ™‚ Kip & Bobo…
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Wednesday #Truths #Wisdom

These must all be true, the Interwebs said so ๐Ÿ˜‰

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More Cat Language!

If only cats could talk!

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Atheist House Quotes!

Here are some of my favourite House Quotes, most with an atheist point. House is one my all time favourite series, and House, the character, well he just happens to mirror many of my atheist standpoints – so here is a small collection of House Quotes:HouseQuotes

  • “If you talk to God you’re religious. If God talks to you, you’re psychotic.”

      –  (They’re all crazy!)

  • “If you can fake sincerity, you can fake pretty much anything.”

      –  (The religious fake anything – pah ;))

  • “…there’s no I in ‘team’. There is a me, though, if you jumble it up.”

      –  (Not atheist especially, but a fitting response to that so-fucking-patronising saying)

  • “Idiopathic, from the Latin meaning we’re idiots cause we can’t figure out what’s causing it.”

      –  (This applies to all the religious)

  • “Never trust doctors.”

      –  (So true!)

  • “Rational arguments don’t usually work on religious people. Otherwise there would be no religious people.”

      –  (And wouldn’t that be a great new age of humanity!)

  • “Isnโ€™t it interesting that religious behaviour is so close to being crazy we canโ€™t tell it apart.”

      –  (Religious = Completely fucking crazy, and not in the cute way…)

  • “Religion is not the opiate of the masses, religion is the placebo of the masses”

      –  (I think that time was called “The Dark Ages”)

  • “Somewhere out there is a tree, tirelessly producing oxygen, so you can breathe. I think you owe it an apology.”

      –  (Love this, all of the religious owe the universe a fucking apology lol)

* BTW: I’m an atheist, if you hadn’t figured that one out already ๐Ÿ˜‰

NSFW!: Happy Swearing Sunday!

Here’s some swearing to brighten your day ๐Ÿ™‚

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Click the image for the full sized version, also pdf and xls versions as linked! … Have fun!

Wintergatan – Marble Machine

I was sucked into the YouTube Vortex the other day, and stumbled upon this gem from Wintergatan… This is simply amazing, and in this day and age where the fine level craftsman is something of a myth, even more amazing. Apparently this machine uses somewhere in the region of 2000 marbles (Although they look like steel ball-bearings to me), and is entirely hand cranked… What kind of madmen made this – Wintergatan madmen!

Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

After watching this, I went further and watched some more Wintergatan… Whilst they looks like hippies given the IKEA make-over, they make some shit hot instrumental music – highly recommended ๐Ÿ™‚

Live life.

Just answering a closed group thread on Facebook. Typed in the below. How to summarise a life.

22 Years ago I had nothing. I worked hard, first job in retail which gradually worked up to 70+ hours a week and a near miss with a break-down over 7 years. Second job (In I.T.), again for 7 years with a 40 hour week, however I worked 2 hours from home for 2 of those years. Third job (I.T. job) started in 2008, 35 hour week, pay has more than doubled in 9 years doing that job, and 3 times what I was on in 1994. I’m lucky with the jobs, however I know it could all vanish overnight. I have more insurance than you can shake a stick at, and won’t be going back to 1994.

As for how? Muddle though, save what you can, live as much as you can. Be drunk. Lots. Fall in love, get married. Dump false friends. Be loyal. Don’t be blind, know when to cut and run like a gazelle being hunted, and when to stick like a superglued barnacle. Make the choices, commit where you can. Go fucking ballistic, no regrets.

22 Hard fucking years, half my life, damn good luck with yours.

Let’s get fucked.

Rum!Let’s get fucked.

Fuck the pyramids, fuck all the other wonders of the world. “Let’s get fucked” has basically eclipsed all else of material value in the world, in history. In case you’re wondering… right now, I’m fucked… fucked up on Captain Morgan White Rum; and you know, this is fun – it’s short-term fun, after all the buzz will only last so long, and I’ll be unfucked, sober, sooner or later. But getting fucked up is repeatable, almost infinitely, well, whilst we’re not too old or otherwise-fucked.

I’m wondering what other higher purpose of Human-Kind there actually is… I mean, there is propagation of the species, love, honour, all that stuff – but after that, what is there? Getting fucked up, off yer face, out of it. That’s it, the pinnacle of human fucking achievement. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad thing, it’s just an acknowledgement of the state of affairs.

So let’s raise a glass / a spliff / fucking whatever, and let’s get fucked, and celebrate the pinnacle of human achievement. ๐Ÿ™‚