Sometimes I, Sometimes I

16 February 2006

As you can see I have unstickified that voting post. I was getting ever so bored of seeing the yellow banner everytime I visited, so I’m sure you were too. And if you haven’t voted by now, you aren’t in with the chance to win[1] a brand spanking new phone.

There is an interesting post over on In Fact, Ah about the war between the economy and the environment. And how many economy-types see environmental issues as second to economic ones. Which begs the question, in the long run, what exactly is an economy based on oil going to do when the oil runs out? No matter how outstanding it otherwise might be.

Working together is the only way forward, it may not make economic sense in the short term, but long term is there any other option?

Oh, the economy and ‘vironment should be friends,
Oh, the economy and ‘vironment should be friends.

Which reminds me of yer man from Top Gear, driving his fast cars all over the place, telling his viewers that some people would like him to use more efficient vehicles, but listen to that roar. How much of a roar will he let out if prices continue to soar?

But, did anyone see Top Gear’s take on the Winter Olympics? With the race between the jaguar[2] and the speed skater? Now that was entertaining :) And the mini doing the ski-jump. And the cars playing ice-hockey.

For mindless entertainment you really can’t beat fellas messing about in cars with no visible worries about safety or cost, or anything but a woah-dude mentality.


  1. this offer does not apply to furriners, unless they fancy a trip to Ireland to avail themselves of said offer, from what I can see
  2. I’m open to correction on the car model

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18 Responses

  1. anne says:

    If I win the phone, you can go and collect it. And use it. And keep it, really.
    But I probably won't anyway, don't get your hopes up.

  2. Fence says:

    Anne, you have raised them now. Raised them, so you will responsible when they get dashed, you joss whedon you.

  3. NineMoons says:

    I can think of many things that are more entertaining. However, Top Gear annoys me mainly because I can watch the Beloved drop several IQ points every time he watches it, or any of the other progs related to it.
    According to Xaosseed, the whole oil thing is going to reach crisis point (as in, there ain't no more left) much sooner than anyone thinks. I bet Clarkson will kill himself before it happens.

  4. Fence says:

    Do you think it'll be televised? He'll use the last drop of petrol to drive further, and faster than ever before, until he explodes in fiery ball of glee and resentment.

  5. NineMoons says:

    And Beloved will watch it and his last IQ point will disappear and he'll become…Richard Hammond. Shudder.

  6. Fence says:

    Nonsense. He may turn into Captain Slow, but Hammond is far too short. And his nickname is Hamster. And he does that horrible Brainiac programme

  7. NineMoons says:

    That's the one. Hamster. Honestly.

    Beloved is not permitted to watch Brainiac in my presence. I have also put my foot down about American Chopper. I have little control over him, but I can make his tv watching miserable if I really want.

  8. Fence says:

    Well, imo, neither AC nor Braniac have any redeeming qualities. Top Gear however is entertaining, in a weird way.

    So are to refer to your Beloved as Hamster from now on? Maybe all it is is research before he buys a Hamster-Wheel?

  9. NineMoons says:

    NO! Not Hamster. JESUS!

    Interestingly, he's said (firmly, definitely) he's buying the hamster wheel in a few weeks. One frakkin hurdle down in my quest for a grown-up life: boyfriend with car. Hopefully the acquisition of a car will lead him gently to the path of getting a higher-paid job, which will lead to getting a house…

  10. Fence says:

    Well, while Beloved is all well and good, it really isn't a great name for other people to be using now is it?
    Hamster, spud, what else is there?

  11. NineMoons says:

    Er, Gar? He was called Head briefly in school but that pretty much ended when he grew into his head. Everyone just calls him Gar. He never even got Spud. And his email addy is based around his name. It's so booooooooring.

  12. Alan says:

    Indeed this is going to become a big issue very very soon. It is estimated that the world will reach peak oil point by the year 2009. That's the point at which 50% of reserves have been drained. After that, at current consumption rates, there will be about 40 years worth left, but to get at it the oil companies are going to have to drill deeper and deeper and as the cost of production goes up, so will the price to the consumer.

    Right now people are burying their heads in the sand, but when the prices start to skyrocket in a few years time, you watch how quickly governments start to get very interested in sustainable fuel sources.

  13. NineMoons says:

    I think it's actually going to happen sooner than that.

    Not that I'm getting info from a friend working for an evil oil company or anything…

  14. Mal says:

    Doubtless I am posting in the wrong place, being cyber-illiterate, but I wanted to say Happy Birthday!! Sad you and NM didn't come last night, hope you have a good day.

  15. Fence says:

    Thanks Mal.

    And as there is no set place for birthday wishes I don't think you've posted in the wrong place.

    Hope you a good night last night.

  16. NineMoons says:

    WHY isn't there a set place for birthday wishes? You could count them all up when you come back on Monday and gloat over how popular you are.

  17. Alan says:

    Oh, I take it it's your birthday then? Many happy returns, enjoy your weekend.

  18. Mal says:

    We had a very good night. So good it's planned to make it monthly, so any month you and NM want to come along you are most welcome.

    You missed some good discussions on Renee Zellwegger, Steely Dan and The Jam. Please don't cry.

    Bide a wee, I only got two right answers to your fillum quote quiz, and could only have got five even if I had total recall. And I'm considered the movie knowledge man where I work.