Friday, April 04, 2003

Star(f)bucks: Who drinks coffee at this place anyway, I mean for gods sake it's the shitey-ist coffee there is (I know this because I tried it once). Now if you want a decent coffee go to Lido (Victoria St, Wellington, NZ - even the French love it), or Marios (Brunswick St, Melbourne), or Brio (Bronte Beach, Sydney), or, The Chocolate Fish, (Karaka Bay Rd, Scorching Bay, Wellington, NZ), anywhere except Starbucks.

I think this is cashing in on laziness. Stick a Starbucks cafe on the corner of a busy road and people would rather drink shite coffee out of stupid looking thick lipped mugs whilst sitting in commercially viable yet banal sterile and uninspiring environments listening to some trite overexposed "latest groovy sound" because they're too dog-arse lazy to walk an extra 3 mins down the road.

It's an unfortunate commentary on the state of our society - consumed by consumerism, the competition is the colour TV, feed-em mediocrity, shite coffee and fat, takeaway or sit in - as long as you don't mind sitting on moulded plastic seats designed for people 3 times smaller than those that use them. what's going on at Bahgdad Airport...

Wednesday, April 02, 2003

This doesn't make me think at all. The lengths some people go to.

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The asia-pacific, and I guess the world, appears on the verge of mass hysteria... "SARS".

It apparently will kill 4% of those who contract it. Roughly four in every hundred people will die that become infected. It's interesting how the emergence of this virus occurred almost simultaneously with the start of the Iraq invasion - The doomsday freaks will be having a field day. Of course the end is nigh, just look at the evidence - and it was all predicted of course by Revelations, and Nostrodamous... well, actually it was predicted in my world by microbiologists.

...joining the list of doomsday crack pots may well be the anti-GE fringe. "see this is what happens if you tamper with nature" This must have been caused by genetic engineers trying to cross a pig with a chicken.

...other conspiracists might have Saddam Hussien releasing thousands of chickens into mainland China infected with this bizzare virus.

Yeah right, I'm off to have a Tui.