Sunday, December 15, 2013

I am so doing this

This illustrates the stupidity of the current furore over mobile phones perfectly.  I can quite legally eat my iPhone cookie, or drink a red hot coffee, or even use an electric razor quite legally while driving (I have heard senior police admit to the latter on live national radio) all while talking on a handsfree, but apparently if I hold the device I'm talking on the sky will fall in and I'm suddenly a menace to society.  (As if that only happened then.)

The reality is that mobile phone usage is an easily targeted, and more importantly easily detected "cause" for the cops to simplistically blame for accidents.  I see so many people who couldn't reliable drive their digit up their freckle with both hands on the wheel and what passes for full concentration that our licensing rules and driver training are a farce.

But as usual, it's easier to just tar everyone with the same brush instead of actually identifying and addressing the problem, because that would require someone to actually think about the issue.

And cops wonder why people don't have any respect for them.  Well done, morons.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

So the handbrake gets to have day surgery next week...

Apparently the bottom wisdom took took a look at the light of day and decided to burrow.  They will be coming out like it or not next week.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Uninvited guests

Some family in-laws in Blackwater apparently had uninvited guests in the yard one morning earlier this week.  They had no idea until they woke up and found the mess.


The police crime scene team came and took fingerprint and DNA samples, which was fairly easy, because the severed fingertip provided both in one go.  Adult bulldogs apparently don’t make a lot of noise going in.