I was spontaneously on the early shift today and tomorrow (Tuesday and Wednesday) because one of our small band of silent Ninja cleaners fell over while drunk and injured herself. I shouldn’t laugh (but I did) since I fell over while drunk around this time last year and cracked a rib. This year I have bought the recommended ice-spike shoe covers. Naturally, as soon as I bought them, all the ice vanished.
Early shift means no staying up until 3-4 am drinking and writing so the good stuff will have to wait a little while. This is random filler.
I see the loonies who hacked a soldier to death in the street are pleading not guilty. Ummm… you’re on video bragging about it, guys. With blood all over you. You’ve also described in court exactly how you did it. Not guilty? You were in a war, without bothering to tell anyone you had declared war? And then you broke all the rules of war and think that makes you not guilty? Loonies indeed. Of course they are guilty. They are also so stupid they could walk a double first in stupid with honours.
The law does not care too much why you did it, only whether you did it and you have described how you did it in court. The ‘why’ only comes into play when deciding whether you are evil, stupid, mad or all three. Go for the hat-trick guys, you can do it.
I hope they get put in a secure mental institution with an order to not be let out until they are no longer mental or no longer breathing, whichever comes first. I suspect ‘no longer breathing’ will win that race by a furlong.
Wet leaves gum up tobacco shredders. They take quite a bit of ungumming too. Poundland to the rescue, with a ‘Marathon Man’ dental torment kit (White Wave dental hygeine kit, the one with the spiky thing and the tooth-sharpener). There are things in this kit I would never want pointed in my direction, never mind stuck in my mouth. It does a good job of cleaning the teeth of a gummed up shredder though. I expect it will be banned soon. After all, this is the UK. Who here buys dental hygeine products for dental hygeine purposes? We only buy them to clean tobacco shredders and to torture canvassers at election time. Oh, and marathon runners. We hate those. Never trust anything that can go that fast for so long.
I thought snuff thoughts today. No, not about customers – well, no more than usual – I mean tobacco snuff. You snort it up your nose. So it’s a bit like cocaine, in the method of delivery at least. So, will the drones demand a ban on snuff because it looks like someone using drugs, or a clampdown on cocaine because it looks like someone using tobacco? That should make a few Righteous heads spin.
There was a model kit called ‘The Ghost Ship’ by Revell. I bought one a while ago but have yet to decide what to do with it. It’s sitting with all the others. The box shows it as glowing in the dark so I thought it would be made of luminous plastic like that Kraftwerk record I still have somewhere. It’s made of ordinary plastic and includes a pot of glow-in-the-dark paint. Oho.
Maybe I’ll just make it as a galleon and use the glow-paint elsewhere. I have a shiny skull mask I’ve been wondering what to do with.
It can wait – no time and no space for models at the moment.
One of the companies I did a lot of work for while self employed still sends me a case of wine for Christmas – as I discovered when it arrived today. Very nice wine too. If it’s true that the depth of the indentation in the bottom of the bottle is an indicator of quality, well some of those are very deep indeed.
Twelve bottles of wine, twelve days of Christmas. What could possibly go wrong?
And now, sleep. Or at least, lie down, look at the clock from time to time and calculate how many hours I have left to sleep in.
I am not a morning person.