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December, 2006:

Wet areas done

Things are really beginning to get ticked-off  on the builders to-do’s now, HOORAY!!

As of last weekend all of the tiling had been completed – and it all came up as well as we had hoped.   Now we are faced with the mad dash into Christmas – the builder definitely wants it all done by then and so do we.   We’re catering for 9 people for Christmas Lunch, if we are not ready we are going to be playing sardines in the unit.

Kitchen w-e 10-12-06kitchen bench 22-11-06

 Bathroom Tiles:

Bathroom Tiles - Detail

Only on the Internet

The things you find on the internet these days: The Minnesota Association of Rogue Taxidermists [^]! At Beast Blender you create your own bizarre animal online from the bits that they provide (virtually).   The only problem is – no rabbits – what were these Americans thinking?

The truly strange thing was that I found the link to this from the Swindon Evening Advertiser website [^]  –  the reader blogs section, thank you  Plasticbird  [^].   So what the  interesting part I hear you say – well Swindon features in the Thursday Next novels of Jasper Fforde [^] where species re-engineering (Dodos [^] Thylacine and Mastadon . . . and William Shakespeare) is an everyday feature, and Chimera (strange genetically spliced creatures) have been known to appear as narrative detours.   Pete and Dave’s Dodo Emporium notes for the Thylacine says that they are “tame and docile and likes children but will make do with dog food.”   Sounds like the perfect pet to me!

The human mind is a wonderful thing, it likes to see links and connection – maybe even where they do not truly exist.   The original title was going to be “Only in America” but maybe “Only in my ramblings” would be a better idea.   Better still let’s blame the internet!

Little Britain in America?

It looks as though Andy from Lou and Andy (Little Britain) have an impersonator in the USA – but would they approve?   The Seattle Times has a story about a local  man accused of faking mental impairment to collect benefits:

TACOMA — For nearly 20 years — ever since Pete Costello was 8 — his mother has collected disability benefits on his behalf. In meetings with Social Security officials and psychologists, he appeared mentally impaired and unable to communicate. His mother insisted he couldn’t read or write, shower, care for himself or drive.
But now prosecutors say it was all a huge fraud, and they have video of Costello contesting a traffic ticket to prove it.

Are there no limits to how low some people will stoop?   It is estimated that over the twenty years that this deception has been going on, the man and his mother have raked in around $222,000US.

Lou and Andy