2011 in review Sunday, Jan 1 2012 

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 17,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Dana stitches me up like a kipper. Thursday, Oct 1 2009 

The lovely Ms Hunter at En Tequila es Verdad has bestowed an award on me:


It’s one of those meme thingies: I now have to name 7 favourite blogs, and then 7 favourite authors.  If they pick this up they are supposed to do the same.  Now apparently others have been doing it in alphabetical order so as to show no favouritism.  That’s too much like work at 11pm, so you get it in the order I pull them off in! Or at least in subsets.

First up is one of my personal favourites: Stupid Evil Bastard (aka SEB). Les’ site has the distinction of being the one that my wife objects to me looking at  on her laptop because it leaves ‘Stupid Evil Bastard’ in her address bar history.  His tag line “What the fuck is wrong with you people?” sums up his attitude to ‘Teh stoopid’ he sees all around him.  He says ‘Stupid evil bastard’ are three words sometimes used about him because he hates America is a liberal atheist, who doesn’t mind telling people when they are wrong.  Good place to see right wingers and creationists get the spanking they deserve.

Playing Yang to Les’ Yin is ***Dave, a SEB regular, on ***Dave does the blog. The *** isn’t anything rude- just a hangover from when you actually had to type into computers, rather than click.  Many posts are composites of links to other stories- why write the same as someone else, makes sense.  He has a little family of blogs, including his RPG and ‘WIST’- “I wish I’d said that”.