Thursday, February 05, 2009

The results are in.

I have so much to complain about....The Rudd governments assistance package *cough* WORST IDEA EVER *cough* or an accident on the Causeway this morning. But really lets just get on to the results for Game Time.

Firstly, Hazel deduced that I was lying about being the heaviest person I know. This was not a lie and I do actually weigh in at 121kg. This is explained a bit better by also letting you all know that I am 6ft 9in tall, and although I am a bit heavy on the BMI scale, I am not too bad. However, Hazel did correctly note that I do not have a problem with vanity, so for a partial reveal I will give you half a point.

Next Tabby guessed that I was lying about being the smartest person I know. This was also a truth and I do have degrees in physics, law and commerce. Unfortunately none of them appear to be helping me in the currect job market which it appears I might be a far more interested party to in the near future. However, once again, for showing her workings, I will award Tabby some partial credit. When I was in school we had those library cards that get filled in as your borrow the books. I was doing fantastically well with mine and had read probably more books than anybody else in my class. I was told though that they would be confiscating my card from me since THEY didn't believe I was using the library seriously. Who are they to judge?!? Anyway, my card was taken from me because they deemed that reading the same 30 Garfield comic books over and over again was not proper use of the system. I never have been issued with another card and for noting this in her answer, I award Tabby with one point.

Obviously I believe my opinion is the most important, that one was a bit of a gimme!

So it comes down to the option of the most athletic or the most environmental.....and with the greatest answer and by far best deduction it is 'd' for the win. I could not have said it better myself than this. "Someone with any education would know that global warming and carbon loading is a pure fallacy..." It is simply the greatest scare fest of our time. Whilst I do recycle some items, I definetly do not ride my bike to work and nor do I want any kind of dodgy brothers carbon trading scheme. So 'd' gets 10 points for this response and is crowned the clear winner of know your potato.

And anybody who now wants to argue the point with me about saving the environment, lets not forget that I am 6'9" and 121kg.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


So the CPI numbers come out today and tell a fairly predictable tale. With the average price of petrol falling 18.2% against the previous quarter, and this forming a rather large portion of the average consumer's spending, the total CPI figure for the quarter is negative 0.3%. But if you strip out the change due to petrol prices (which is highly volatile at the best of times) then you would get a very different picture.

Lets get down to the nuts and bolts of living and alcohol. Lets say you go on a picnic down to the local park and stop in at the bottle-o on the way through. Yes, it is cheaper to get there, but fruit prices for the quarter are up 8%, take-aways up 1.5% and veggies up 3.3%. To give you an idea, if we annualise this then in nine months from now fruit will cost 36% more! And I can tell you that beer, spirits and wine have each fared not much better.

This rant of course has nothing to do with the fact that I dont drive a car and so get no benefit from falling fuel prices. Well maybe a little.

And as for the game-time post, the results will be posted soon. I am pleased to say though that of the 3 people who submitted a guess, one of you has got it correct.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Game time

Since the blogging is so bad over here, I may as well try for some audience participation to see how well the people know the potato.

Lets play the old 4 truths and one lie game to see if you can work out what the lie is.

  • I consider myself the smartest person I know - To prove this I have accumulated 3 different university degrees in different fields. A degree each for physics, law and commerce. I am also studying some postgraduate courses right now.
  • I consider myself the most environmentally friendly person I know - I recycle more than most people, ride my bike to work and make more effort towards reducing my carbon footprint than anybody. I am all for a carbon credit system so that we can all focus on what we as humans put in to the atmosphere.
  • I consider myself the most athletic person I know - To prove this I have played 2 different sports professionally (not at the top levels but as long as you are payed to play a game and sign contracts then its professional). I have played both basketball and Aussie Football at this level. I am taking on a position of coach this year for a senior football team.
  • I consider myself the heaviest person I know - I rarely meet anybody that weighs more than I do. I weigh 121kg (270 pounds).
  • I consider my opinion to be the best around - I am so confident of this that i named my own blog 'my opinion on everything' because I think more people should listen to me.

So what are the truths and which one is the lie?

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

My Favourite People

I have for a long time valued quality moments in front of the tv screen. Spending days and weeks just staring at the idiot box as faces come and go. Some are good, some are bad. But it takes a truly fantastic character to stay on the tube for a generation.

So let me tell all of my faithful readers out there about a very special man. Starting broadcasting all the way back in 1977, there has been one true great of sports journalism and presenting in this country. And just one mention of his name eludes memories of heroics, goals and complicated Eastern European names (but NEVER poetry).

Australia and Hungary's own LES MURRAY. Never has there been a greater Australian!

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Well I am back from the Sydney holiday and can say that I loved every minute of it. Back in a real city (instead of a sleepy outpost) with all the fun and excitement of Christmas and New Year celebrations. Here is a brief update of the goings on...

Worst present received - Model car

I do not even have a drivers licence. Never have..... What would make somebody think I would be interested in collecting model cars??

Best show on Pay TV - America's Most Smartest Model

Now I dont have pay TV so it is a bit of a treat when I go home to turn on to MTV and see what it produces and much like a midget riding a unicycle, it never fails to put a smile on my face. This show pits models against each other in a battle of the brains and looks in a weekly knock-out style can this be more entertaining you ask....Because they give them special challenges such as 'create your own fake tan lotion and apply it to a pasty nerd for a photo shoot'. The result of course was horrible for the poor nerds, but an absolute win for television.

Notable efforts to programs such as Next, Date my Mom, Parental Control and I Want to Work for Diddy. Seriously, if you have Foxtel and do not watch these shows, you are wasting your life away!

Biggest Realisation - I am not a good blogger

Deal with it!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Break

I am going home.......see you again in a few weeks.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Worse than my opinion

I thought about listing all the blogs that are better than mine, but then decided the list would be far too long. Instead, in a new series of blogs, I will find and expose blogs that are clearly worse than mine. This series should at least get me 2 new posts.

The first in the series I found a few months ago whilst doing some research in to investing. Because obviously, the blogoshpere is where you want to get your investment recommendations from.

Ladies and germs.....I present to you

Now that seems like a reasonable place to start your investment dreams right. Information about "free seminars" from Financial Planners and Wealth Coaches. It seemed I had stumbled on Aladin's cave for blogging websites....until this happened. I followed it back to the main web page and discovered, much to my entertainment, that my new financial planner to the stars, enjoys reading phantom bed.....topless.......with Children....

And going from his arms, it appears he is only slightly higher than a yeti on the evolutionary scale.

Seriously, who puts this on a professional web page advertising their mad finance skillz?