Once again more proof that a dog is just another piece of jewellery in some people’s eyes.   A dog, (Staffordshire bull terrier) called “ASBO” has been destroyed by police after it attacked three people and a baby in South London.

A 29 year old woman has been bailed until November.  Now from what I have seen when I used to live in South East London, these “Stafs” are paraded around by the common “Chav” on all council estates.  Many times did I hear the words “I’ll set ‘im on ya” without a second thought to what damage this animal could inflict.  

Clearly this woman is a chav, a little slow, probable wears adidas track suit bottoms, white trainers, a hoody and a baseball cap, she may have banged her head a couple of times in the past or has trouble standing up in the morning because no one in their right mind would call a dangerous dog ASBO unless they thought obtaining an ASBO was the sign of an ultimate bad ass and not to be messed with.
 
When I hear these stories I wish that there was a way of vetting these people before they can get their hand a new toy, instead of one of their buddies breeding them and selling them on for a quick £100.

But where do you start…?

 

I saw this on the BBC world news page…

“ An estranged couple in Cambodia have sawed their house in half to avoid the country's convoluted divorce process.
Moeun Rim and his wife, Nhanh, who have been married nearly 40 years, split the building last week following an argument, local officials said.
Mr Rim has removed his share of the property and the couple have also divided their land into four parts; two for their children, and two for them.
Divorce cases in Cambodia can be costly and may take a long time to settle.”

The piece also has the picture below with the caption…

“Mr Rim's half of the house has been moved to an undisclosed location.”

I’m guessing that his new neighbours may find out who he is when he turns up with half a house, I also notice she kept the stairs to the front door!!


 

Must stop playing Call of Duty 4 (PS3)!  Really need to get another podcast done.  I will get the five testchats done before Christmas, then on with the real show....

Also finding myself slightly addicted to Tech Deck.  When I was 10 I found skateboarding quiet hard, but I think that was mostly down to the crap boards we used to get in this country.  I remember seeing American boards at shop in a place called Blackfen at the end of the 80's, but apart from that, crap crap crap.  Well now I have been introduced, by Jacob my son, to Tech Deck which is a miniature skateboard that is controlled with the fingers. 
I can ollie the little bastard but only by about 10mm.  Must try harder.

 

Getting a little fed up with the brown nosing of the media towards Lewis Hamilton (above), once again he is on the front page of F1 Racing magazine.  (the 10th time in 13 months)

It seems in this small country, we pin all our hopes of happiness on "celebs" or "sports stars" to enlighten us and brighten our days and I’m getting a little sick of it.

To start the England football team are not as good as people remember/think that they are. We are not world beaters yet and have not look like becoming world beaters for a long time. I would love them to play fantastic football as a team and show the world who’s boss but alas, it’s just not happening. This is not helped by the media over egging the situation, saying that they can take on the world after a win and then writing them of as “has-beens” after a defeat, where in fact they are at present a bunch of “never-beens”.

They same goes with Mr Lewis Hamilton.

Now as some of you may know, he is not one of my favourite drivers at the moment. In interviews he comes across as well spoken, intelligent, interesting and a thoroughly nice chap given the right settings. But in the heat of the moment, his persona changes to an arrogant, spoilt, rude little shite.

I understand that just after a mistake, crash or racing incident which has cost you a win or valuable points, then your not going to be in the best of moods and maybe a little stroppy, especially if a camera and mic are thrown in your face, I think I to would be a little peeved.

This is the point where the media get me boiling. The Formula 1 coverage in England is broadcast on ITV or as I like to call it “Hamilton TV”. They seem to be so overly bias towards Hamilton; even after a blatant mistake they always seem to deflect blame away from him, as if he can not do any wrong.

A couple of for instaces 

China 2007, he burned his tyres out on a drying circuit and ended up in the kitty litter on his way into the pits. But who’s to blame, “Hamilton TV” said it was the team, they should have called him in a lap or two sooner, but what the forgot to say was that if he hadn’t needlessly raced a Toyota on his way into the pits, then maybe he would have been in a better frame of mind to negotiate the pit lane and stay in the race.

Canada 2008 crashes into the back of Kimi thus getting a 10 place penalty for the next race (remember so did Rosberg). But when Kimi Raikkonen crashed out of the Monaco GP, taking Sutil out of the race with him, James Allen was shouting from the roof tops that Raikkonen should be thrown a penalty and the stewards were being bias towards the Finn. Where in fact the steward were right to hand Hamilton a penalty for an avoidable accident, whereas Kimi lost control of his Ferrari coming out of the tunnel and had an unavoidable accident.

Belgium 2008. Hamilton is handed a 25sec penalty for cutting the Bus Stop chicane during a spectacular battle with Kimi Raikkonen. “Hamilton TV” backs the Brit saying that Raikkonen had “pushed” him off the circuit and forced him to take an escape route. They also stated that he gained no advantage on the run up to Le Source (the first corner). Firstly, Hamilton “pushed” Felipe Massa and Nelson Piquet in the same fashion at the German GP earlier in the year and was applauded by “Hamilton TV” on aggressive driving.

Secondly, Hamilton DID gain an advantage when he cut the chicane. He went in way too hot into the right hand part of the Bus Stop and as a result would have lost momentum on the exit onto the start/finish straight and thus would not have been so close to the back of the Ferrari.

Now, I think Hamilton is a great talent; he would have overtaken Kimi later in the lap as his Mclaren is better suited to damp or wet conditions, but I just wish ITV would tone down their favouritism. There’s no doubt that he has the skill required to become a champ, but only time will tell.

 

The second Testchat is avaliable at http://4thperson.podomatic.com

This time we talk about Facebook, road kill, fast food and April fool birthdays.

We have moved over to Audacity for recording so the quality should be a little better.

Enjoy

 

Must not let the people on Facebook who keep saying that they are "fed up" or "bored" etc get to you.  I don't think these people realise that it makes them look rather dull.

Must start the cull of friends on Facebook.  I personaly don't think that anyone can regularly chat to 150+ "friends", although there are the people that like to get a high score.

 

The first Testcast is available to download at http://4thperson.podomatic.com

Please note that this the first of five test podcasts, then the show will begin regular.

 

The 6th September was a big day, not only in my life but also in Jacob's, my son.  For the 6th September will always be remembered as "The first football competition day".

Yes it seems that we have reached the point where every weekend, from August through to May, will be spent at the side of a muddy football pitch shouting words of encouragement at ten 5-7 year olds, as they all run around following each other in the attempt to put a ball in a net.

Anyway, well done guys!!!!!

 

I am very proud to report that Jacob, my son, has lost his first TWO teeth at the same time at break time yesterday morning.

Obviously not content in being the third in his class to loss a tooth, He staged a play fight in which one of his friends bopped him in the mouth and removed both gnashers in one go.

A spokesman said "there was no blood or pain, the teeth have been recovered and are in a safe place untill Jacob goes to bed at which point the Tooth Fairy will be contacted".

 

Remember 83% of all people over 68 are moody, grumpy and rude.  They tend to live in a bubble of about 1 meter, which means anything outside of that bubble does not have any relevance to their existance.