I was wondering what it would look like if I switched all the u’s in English language with i’s and all the i’s with u’s. Would it sound similar to a New Zealand accent? Well the result is just as amusing. Merry Chrustmas and happy New Year!
U Wandered Lonely as a Cloid
U wandered lonely as a cloid
That floats on hugh o’er vales and hulls,
When all at once U saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffoduls;
Besude the lake, beneath the trees,
Flitterung and dancung un the breeze.
Contuniois as the stars that shune
And twunkle on the mulky way,
They stretched un never-endung lune
Along the margun of a bay:
Ten thoisand saw U at a glance,
Tossung theur heads un sprughtly dance.
The waves besude them danced; bit they
Oit-dud the sparklung waves un glee:
A poet coild not bit be gay,
Un sich a jocind company:
U gazed—and gazed—bit luttle thoight
What wealth the show to me had broight:
For oft, when on my coich U lue
Un vacant or un pensuve mood,
They flash ipon that unward eye
Whuch us the bluss of solutide;
And then my heart wuth pleasire fulls,
And dances wuth the daffoduls.
There are a few things that pissed me off over the weekend.
I was thinking about donating some money to Wikipedia. They have that line graph that shows how many more millions of dollars they need on a banner ad at the top of the page. But then they started using guilt to induce people to give money, by changing that banner ad from the graph to a pleading, “I couldn’t ignore that banner at the top of the site any more… I use Wikipedia far too often to ignore the need!”
As if we need another fucking thing to feel guilty about. Starving kids in Africa, Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers, global warming, not having life insurance, not having funeral insurance, not having income insurance, not having health insurance the list goes on and on. And now Wikipedia decides to jump on the guilt train.
I believe I know why vampires are very popular at the moment. Vampirism is a surprisingly large part of our culture. What do you think those insurance ads are about? They make you feel guilty about something you don’t even need to think about. You fall under their spell they sink their teeth into your neck and suck all your money out.
What I want to know is how do the actors who do the, “imagine if you suddenly died,” ads sleep at night? I bet they go for the Nazi death camp guard excuse – “I’m only doing my job.” What really disturbs me is people that have lost someone close recently, every time they watch commercial television they are reminded of the death at every single ad break. It’s soul destroying. Its emotional and economic vampirism.
Why would you bother watching commercial TV if it hurts? And then the networks complain about people watching content they’ve downloaded legally.
Has anyone got examples of vampirism that doesn’t involve sucking blood? If so I’d love to hear about it in the comments.
Remember Red Alert and specifically the Soviet secret weapon the Iron Curtain? When activated, the Iron Curtain would make one of the Soviet buildings or units invulnerable for a short time.
Now the guys that invented the Internet, GPS and stealth technology DARPA has created a system that makes vehicles invulnerable to RPG fire. They have called it the Iron Curtain. Being nerds they couldn’t call it anything else.
When you ask a Liberal party politician, “Why did the party choose Tony Abbott as their leader?” they will tell you about the massive voter backlash against an ETS.
The problem for Tony Abbott is there is no backlash. The blog Pollytics published polls that show in every single demographic a majority of people support an ETS. Coalition politicians have been receiving massive amounts of e-mails and letters demanding that they vote no on the ETS, but these people only represent a very vocal minority.
If the Liberal party persist in their delusions… well there won’t be a Liberal party.
Global warming deniers do seem to get a lot of airtime a lot more than they probably deserve.
Over time I believe more and more people are becoming convinced that global warming is a fact. The Black Saturday fires no doubt convinced many Australians of the fact of global warming. We see glaziers around the world shrinking and Greenland actually turning green.
As people shift from the sceptical camp only the more extreme deniers are left over -there are some people who will never be convinced. Some people see conspiracies around every corner. They don’t trust the governments, scientists, corporations or any kind of organization. Generally they are called the black helicopter people. Many of these people are fearful of the creation of a new world order or world government. This is an umbrella conspiracy theory built on the foundation of thousands of other conspiracy theories.
The other great conspiracy theory is of course that global warming is a myth. Lord Christopher Monckton former adviser to Margaret Thatcher has developed a unique method of fusion, unfortunately it is not the kind that could save the world.
Lord Monckton has fused the two greatest conspiracy theories ever into one unified theory. Did you know that the Copenhagen climate change treaty will create a global Communist government? The treaty will supersede the constitution of every country that signs it. Don’t ask me how this is possible. The Lisbon Treaty that created the current European Union constitution took years and years for every country to sign it. Every individual country needed to have a referendum.
Constitutions generally have defence mechanisms against sweeping changes such as signing over sovereignty. A referendum needs to be held for changes to a constitution and referendums are notoriously difficult to achieve agreement on.
Where do these denialists come from and why do they have so much power? On many news shows there is a desire to present balanced information (or appear to). On topics where there is a scientific consensus such as global warming it would be difficult to find people that are able to argue for the negative in a scientific way. Instead news shows grope for pundits such as Andrew Bolt and Lord Monckton who have no scientific training. The problem is both sets of arguments are presented as being equal, for those watching it is difficult to know what to believe.
In this environment extreme views seem proliferate with those who can shout the loudest or is more extreme than anyone else gets the attention.
Anyway, here is the video that inspired this post: