Saturday, October 18, 2014

This is precisely why we have a nanny state

Check out this trailer for a new game coming out in 2015.

I'm all for freedom of speech and expression, but whoever wrote this is a fucking idiot.  This is exactly the sort of crap that will get content censored and mind controlled, and gives other content creators a bad name.

The video game industry also takes enough mindless criticism from digital luddites who can't separate fantasy from reality and are too busy pushing a preformulated discussion towards a predetermined conclusion.  We don't need this as something for the antis and zealots to point to after the next school shooting.

Actual conversation from this morning

Waiting in line at Australia Post to collect a couple of parcels...

Australia Post Droid: Wow, you're lucky this one didn't get sent back, it's been waiting so long.

Me: I beg your pardon??  It's been here 5 days, and it's very much you who are lucky it hasn't been.

APD: (rather taken aback) What do you mean?

Me: I mean that it took your "organisation" 5 days to shift a parcel the size of a deck of cards from Gosford to Melbourne for starters.  Your postie then tried to deliver it at 2:45 on a Monday afternoon, while I was perhaps unsurprisingly at work.  Your "organisation" then only opens business hours, while everyone is, again, at work.  Because obviously it's out of the question that you should stay open for late night trading on a Thursday like everyone else in the entire shopping centre is obligated to do by then tenancy agreement, whether they like it or not, or whether it costs them money to do so.  So a Saturday morning is, in fact, the first time I could possibly collect my mail, and so yes, I expect you to hold it for me for that long, and as such, I'm very much not the one who is lucky it hasn't been sent back.

APD:  Um... have you considered our parcel locker service?

Me:  Indeed I have.  Has your organisation considered actually building one here?  Of course not.  The nearest one is conveniently about 10km away, and in any case, would my second parcel be deliverable to there?  Considering it was shipped from an international location and had to be signed for?

APD:  Um... no, I suppose not.

Me:  Good, so to summarise - we've established that your "organisation"'s performance is poor, that your responsiveness to your customer's needs is lousy, that you don't offer a usable or realistic alternative, and that I, as the customer, aren't being held accountable for those shortcomings, yes?

APD:  Um...

Me:  Excellent.  Unfortunately, I'll see you next time.

Friday, October 17, 2014

And it started out so normally

Did we all see the news from last week about the chef who killed his wife and then cooked and ate the body in an attempt to dispose of it?

That's pretty innovative, but let's rephrase that one to provide some context for "normality", shall we?

Did we all see the news from last week about the former male prostitute who killed and tried to eat his post-op transgender ex-hooker "wife"?

Ah, that makes far more sense.

The kicker - the dude in question was buried yesterday.  The music at the funeral was largely Queen, and featured "Killer Queen", "Another One Bites The Dust" and "Don't Stop Me Now".

Seriously, I'm dying here...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

I like this guy very much

There should be more of this, and Australia needs concealed carry laws.

In my observation, it's amazing how polite your potential thug becomes when he realises that he's not able to be an effective bully, because the intended victim has the ability to fight back effectively.

Legal, licensed, law abiding firearms owners are not a problem.  They are an asset to the community.