Monthly Archives: April 2011

Monobookist Bookstore

You have to take your hat off to author Andrew Kessler he’s going all out to sell his first novel “Martian Summer: Robot Arms, Cowboy Spacemen, and My 90 Days with the Phoenix Mars Mission,”  Hmm, Compelling reading no doubt! Kessler has rented out a bookstore in New York’s trendy West Village and filled all the shelves with his book. Yes, only his book! Despite some interest he said “A lot of people are scared to come in. Some people wonder if we’re Scientologists.” Goodness knows how much rent he is forking out but he has 3,000 of the books to sell.

A few snippets from Amazon reviewers about the book  – “Kessler’s ability to make astrophysics comprehensible to an eighth grade girl and get her to giggle is the geek appeal. Spending a summer inside mission control in Tucson brings home the fact that Mars is truly distant.”

“And because the author is a layman, it’s accessible for a normal person.”

“My own 13 yr.old space-nerd loved it!”

“The one part of a Kindle purchase I wish could be changed for this purchase: deleting a purchase instead of just archiving it!”

Wants sauce with that?

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Who Could It Be Now?

OK don on your deerstalkers loons, we have a mystery to solve. Last week I didn’t bothered to write about the gag order a judge gave to all media in Britain to stop the naming of a well known (and supposedly happily married) actor who slept with prostitute Helen Wood (Yep,  of  Wayne Rooney fame). I didn’t particular care  who, what, where or how (OK, how could have been interesting) though I  did think it was strange a court could have such power. Anywho, now I discover that Wikipedia did a Wikileaks and named him. OK, someone who added content outed him and not just once, but each time the entry was deleted (bet it was probably his pissed off wife). The entry has disappeared again and  see now,  curiosity is killing the cat. Who the hell was it? Hmm, I can’t think of a well known British actor who is happily married for starters!

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Who’s A Little Princess Then?

Oh dear, is this what we should expect from X-gens? A 7 year old boy in Sweden rang 112, the emergency equivalent to 911, because another kid whacked him while he was playing in  a sandbox. The police dispatcher told him to go tell his parents. Sheez, what happened to a good old tasering and arrest for being a nuisance? Soft in Sweden!

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What’s The Odds?

OK, here’s the thing Anthony Trang, if you are going to steal a friggin rare Clarion NX501 sound system don’t be taking it to the nearest car stereo installation store, because the owner might just happen to work there! Dude? Yep, poor silly Trang happened to ask Eric Ford to install the equipment he had allegedly stolen from Ford’s car only hours before. The equipment was easily identified because there are only a few in the region. Pretty big fail there Trang!

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Mother Nature Shows No Mercy

Please spare a thought for the people of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee who have lost homes and lives after monster tornadoes ripped through the southern states. The death toll is likely to exceed 200.

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The Ultimate Sacrifice

Sheez, and here I thought it was just me!

Sheez, joining Al Qaeda isn’t it’s all cracked up to be. Apparently a prerequisite is having to take an  impotency injection to your penis. Don’t want no terrorist thinking with his dick now do we, especially when they have a jihad to worry about, gosh! Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri who was gently persuaded by the CIA to spill his guts said he took the powerful chemicals to stop himself from being distracted by women.

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No Mother’s Day Card For You

Honey, sweetie, darl, how old are you, ten? A 25 year old Spanish man tried to sue his parents after they stopped giving him pocket money. Seems the parents had been giving their lazy ass son $587 as a monthly allowance until they could no longer afford to support him. Pissed off,  the son took them to court hoping they would be forced  to continue payments . Hmm, the judge’s response? He told the man to stop freeloading and go get a friggin job. He also has been given 30 days to leave his parent’s house. An injustice I say!

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Fukushima Envy

At least I can find my keys in the dark!

You don’t need a tsunami to have a nuclear reactor go all leaky on you.The Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Ohio has had a high level of radiation scare after shutting down for a refueling. Four people were in the work area at the time but officials say they haven’t been radiated. They might glow a bit but other than that, they are OK. Move on nothing to see here.

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Only in Bel Air

Police are looking for two men with a thick layering of spray on tanner who robbed a paintball store at knife point. Dubbed the “spray tan robbers”, the men came in looking all Jersey Shore demanding paintball guns and supplies. They took off in a beat up SUV.

Psst Isn’t that stuff a bitch to get off?

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Cheap Wine At Royal Wedding

I’m glad my Royal Wedding invitation got lost in the mail. Sheez, £8.50 wine? I don’t think so. Hmm, already Kate’s adding her commoner’s touch!

Want a Berocca with that?

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