Tuesday, January 29, 2008

off line

And speaking of Crocs, I had one of those awkward I read it on the internet moments at a family gathering yesterday, that went like this
- I think I read somewhere that Crocs were banned for setting off electrical equipment...

(Pause. Faces look skeptical. Scientist neph. unimpressed)

...Yes ... I think they were banned for setting off electrical equipment...
But what I should have said is
Static electricity caused by the popular footwear has been implicated in the malfunctioning of electrical medical equipment at hospitals in Sweden

(I think I read this via As Above originally)

over et

recent googler arrived looking for



(Sic. Apparently I'm at the top of the misspelt google tree for this nice ensemble)

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Friday, January 18, 2008


Lone croc seen in local park while walking dog

Within cooee of popular children's playground.
Only metres from junior cricketers bowling in the nets.
Within a foot of free-running dogs.

Meanwhile, Bumper book snared at op-shop not so casual:

Friday, January 11, 2008


China update: I spotted Kontiki doing a turn in The Chatterley Affair last Sunday. That thrilling glimpse of crockery occurred just before I switched off.

"Is it a television drama that you would even wish your dinnerware to see?"

(Update: A bowl of K variant seen in Romulus my Father.
This crockery ain't shy.)

Monday, January 07, 2008


Flying high in Melbourne

(I think it's more Melbourne FL than Melbourne VIC though)

Ephemerally Yours via Ramage

Saturday, January 05, 2008


Why is it so...

Did the Channel Nine News really spell it School Chaplin?

and while we're talkin' marbles

Wild reading in bed.

Surprising. I guess all the doll dirt squarely outstrips the trousers

A surge in my stats from this search was curious, and suggests a puzzle or quiz in the US that leads to a quick google-squiz? Who knows.

And speaking of dogs, nice lines and tumblers, Impending dog disaster might be a useful phrase to unleash

Q: Is it time to stop playing pub trivia when the answer is Labrador and I say Alsatian?

After the chainsaw massacre, they left a note on the nature strip.

Learnt recently at Trivia: The difference between a King and a Queen is a foot

Last night I dreamt I watched Rebecca again

It was certainly raining cats and dogs and cattle dogs were whining.

2007 @ boynton in first lines, via a first line meme @ Genevieve's.
Bit late off the mark, of course, since 07 is so last week.
And 07 was pretty slim pickings around here.
I cheated on the last first line. That was actually the third line.
And alas, I couldn't include my favourite line of the year, which was not mine, but such a nice found line I'm thinking of nominating it for a martini:

A Tudor is the sacred cow of house styles

Friday, January 04, 2008


Oh ate

and oh drank

A Cordial New Year.