In which I bite my thumb at Civil Enforcement...
A few weeks ago Civil Enforcement Officer 027 put a Penalty Charge Notice on my windscreen for parking like this: I took photos and appealed. Today Conwy County Borough Council Parking Services replied to my appeal: I am pleased to inform you that I have accepted your explanation in response to the Penalty Charge Notice detailed above. The Penalty Charge Notice issued in connection with the...
In which I say that BT is a silly company
For three or four years BT have been sending me this monthly statement telling me that they owe me £2.90. I tried calling them three times to tell them to stop Twice they claimed the account didn’t exist. Once I got bored of their hold music after 20 minutes and hung up. I wrote them a letter telling them to stop it and send me my money, plus £25 for my trouble. The letter was returned...
Recent treasures from Fail Blog
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listening to "The Fear - Lily Allen" →
Always good to start the day with a Lily Allen based existential crisis.
listening to "I Wanna Be Adored - The Stone Roses" →
Dear, @allthecoolpeopleontwitter, a song to you from me.
I like biomimicry →
The transcript of this talk Innovations Inspired by Nature by Janine Benyus is super neato. Also, her organisation’s site is full of nifty stuff: http://www.biomimicryinstitute.org/
In which I offer to help fix the US tax system for...
Dear IRS, I have just finished filling out 11 pages of your stupid tax forms, even though I pay my taxes to HRH Liz 2 not Uncle Sam. I am writing while this pointless exercise is still fresh in my mind to ask you to consider the following: I don’t have to pay you anything as long as I earn less than $87,600. You don’t do anything to verify that I’m giving you correct figures. ...
The sooner the Kingdom [of God] gets disassociated from American culture and...– Greg Boyd
This conversation didn't happen, but the quotes...
Associated Press: Republicans have lost their grip on Congress and the White House, but they claim to have American anger over taxes and the economy on their side as tens of thousands turned out for anti-tax "tea parties" around the country.
Bible: The anger of man does not achieve the righteousness of God.
Beastie Boys: You've gotta fight for your right to party.
Jesus: If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow me.
Whenever the devil harasses you, seek the company of men or drink more, or joke...– Martin Luther, via Internet Monk
In which I quote Seth Godin at length and ask all... →
From this post: The purpose of a presentation is to change minds. That’s the only reason I can think of to spend the time and resources. If your goal isn’t to change minds, perhaps you should…
One o' them there modern translations →
But we have this treasure in saved, healed, delivered and supernaturally changed vessels, to show that God has given to us, right now, His surpassing power over every situation. We are no longer…
I like GarageBand. My 11 year-old son does too. My 5.75 year-old daughter wanted get in on the fun, so at four o’clock this afternoon we sat down together to create. She was at the iMac drawing Easter pictures using Scribbles. I was the GarageBand loop jockey on my MacBook, choosing loops under her direction that matched what she was drawing. Three hours of non-stop creating later we had...
Herself and I IM about the son
Herself: he took the blu tac out of the drawer without asking and used the whole thing in one of his constructions
Me: he can buy it from us. I think it was 80p.
Herself: his response to that was 'oooh, if i go get his drill without asking can i buy that off him as well?'
(Yes, I use emoticons when chatting with my wife. Sorry to disappoint you.)
Seth's Godin: First, ten. →
This, in two words, is the secret of the new marketing.
Thus it’s vital to realize, when somebody insists that technological progress...– The Archdruid Report
Jesus, Joel and The Hard Parts of the Gospel →
From the article: ‘Jesus makes things very complicated for [Western] Christians. If you simply follow him around in the Gospels, you are going to get into trouble. Why? Because he isn’t just talking evangelism. He’s talking about a whole life of Kingdom-dominated, life-transforming discipleship.’