Monday, September 28, 2009

Demolition party on Monday

In honour of the Queen, we are seeking to remove some unwanted palm trees, followed by beer drinking and souvlaki eating.

So if you aren't doing much on Monday, and want to help in the cause (to the Queen!), let us know so we can provide beer and meat-on-a-stick for those who can help. Oh and then we can give you the address if you don't already have it.

Likely things we will need are:
* Sledgehammers to carefully demolish the current wall.
* Wheel barrows to move stuff around.
* A chainsaw to carve up the bits.
* Some chisels to clean the bricks.
* A pick or mattock (we have one mattock but more would be good).
* Some kind of crowbar or similar.

The wall will need rebuilding again afterwards but I'm not sure that we'll get that excited about it on the day. Demolition and the ensuing cleanup will probably be enough work.

The plan is:
Sledge-hammer-wielding party goers arrive from 11am.
Gentle brick adjustments are made with said hammers.
Remove the current bricks and stack for reuse if possible.
Pull down the palm trees.
Cut them up and move them to the front of the house for a green waste collection.
Take care of the remaining dirt as well as possible.
Put up a temporary wall with star pickets and shadecloth (any got any spare??).
Open beer.
Burn meat.
Drink beer.
Eat charred meat.

Who is up for it?
Or let us know if you want to come around later for the BBQ portion of the Queen-palm-dichotomy-extravaganza!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

Battery powered repeat shooter nerf gun

In case anyone has any nerf guns in their possession as a result of Chrissie Pissies. Or, you know, might potentially be interested in making projectiles for fun and profit. Not that we know anyone who might be interested in such things...

Edit: Those who enjoy knitting and cupcakes and fun fibre crafts may also enjoy the pickles blog for avarious patterns and recipes. It is not necessary to enjoy projectiles as well.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Advertising Jesus

15 Christian churches are starting an advertising campaign designed to get people to come back to church.

Paul Harrison, a senior lecturer in consumer behaviour at Deakin University's Deakin Business School, said Christians should not place too much faith in an advertising campaign to convert non-believers or entice lapsed Christians back to church.

He said the subtle messages were likely to confuse and the churches would be better off putting money into understanding why people were turning away from them and what could be done in response.

But Dominic Steele, director of Christians in the Media, hopes it will have real resonance.

''They're a first invitation to a conversation about having a date with God or potentially starting a relationship.''

Drawbacks of having a relationship with God (according to me)
1. He always insists he is right
2. His friends always insist they are right
3. He thinks his book is the only one worth reading
4. He couldn't admit he got it wrong, he just made up new rules
5. Any signs you have to interpret yourself
6. He never calls, ever.
7. He can do what he likes and it's not covered by insurance
8. You can't hide and pretend you have to wash your hair because he is (apparently) omnipotent
9. He contradicts himself in his book constantly but won't admit it
10. All his friends think they can tell you what to do and who you can do it with

And another thought, I wonder how these very same christians would react if there were advertisements inviting people on a date with Allah?

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

In case I missed anyone (up to date adress books are for other people)

If you'd like to know where, either email/call me or leave a comment and I'll let ya know.

Hope to see you all there.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

The Yes Men documentary

If you've never heard of the Yes Men, then you should.
If you have heard of them, then you should see this:

It's supposed to be out in the UK already. Not sure about Australia.

Friday, September 04, 2009