If Bands had Afrikaans names…

1. Bananarama – Piesangmargarine
2. Joan Armatrading – Johanna Wapenhandelaar
3. Johnny Rotten & the Sex Pistols – Jannie Vrot en die Pomp Revolwers
4. Iron Maiden – Yster Sussie
5. Ladysmith Black Mambaso – Mevrou Smit se Swart Mambas
6. Four Jacks and a Jill – Vier Latte en ‘n Platte
7. Queen – Moffie
8. Frankie goes to Hollywood – Frikkie gaan fliek toe
9. Ace of Base – Baas se As
10. Meatloaf – Vleisrol
11. Spice Girls – Aromat Slette
12. Simple Minds – Dofkoppe
13. Hughie Lewis and the news – Louis Luyt in die nuus
14. Mariah Carey – Meraai se Kerrie
15. Smashing Pumpkins – Plategemoerde Pampoene

Thanks to ATM for the above names.

Nascar – JPM crashes out in his debut race… Tosser!

So in his debut Nascar race, Juan Pablo Montoya’s crashed out in a ball of flames after been tagged by another driver. Sound familiar?

It happened on Lap 252 (my gawd, imagine watching JPM going round and round for 252 laps. It must be so exciting…NOT and people have the cheek to say F1 is boring).

After the race Montoya said, "We proved we can run the pack, I have learned a lot this weekend. I told the guys (when I signed with Ganassi) that it wouldn’t be easy, but I accomplished what I came here to do and I’m getting better race by race."

Now there is a load of rubbish, as this was his first race and he BLEW IT. I guess what he meant to say is that he now knows how to take out other drivers, and has hat excellent practise hitting the wall. My the US people are in for a treat with him being there.

Our cat does not understand “go sleep over there”…

That’s Whiskey over yonder. The first thing I see when I wake up in the morning. He is normally lying on top of my wife’s neck, or as close to her face as possible. I have never known a cat to do this. He cannot sleep at the foot of the bed, it has to be in your face.

It’s impossible to sleep late, because he bounds over and jumps on your throat, and then sits there purring.

Prrrrr, Prrrrrr, Prrrrr, Hey wake up Lazy Bowen.

Looking for a new domain fast…

Hello, I am alive! It’s Friday, so I thought a bit of blogging was in order. I know I know, I use to keep this site up to date every minute of the day, but these days, my work comes first, and blogging comes last. But saying that, I’ve been watching the stats on my site, and it’s steadily increased to 250 a day, so someone is finding their buzz on my site. I can’t understand why?

Oh! I switched back to my original theme as the previous theme was really kak! – This one has definitely been the best over the years. I know the site is a bit slow at the moment, but that is only because my wonderful host ………………… NaaaaaaT! 
are kak as well and can’t offer a proper service. But I am stuck with them for a while.

But anyway, no excuses, I will update this site as often as I can. Tonight being one such night.

I just found this site called PCNames Domain Search. It’s unique! You can search for a domain name, as you type the letters, the website tells you if the domain is already taken instantly. (really cool idea).

Another fool departs.

So the old fart, Donald Rumsfeld DICK has retired from his position of  "I say stupid things for a living" Secretary or was he fired because he ran out of silly things to say?

Below are the most famous gaffs he said while in office with that bozo the clown Bush. As you can see they are just as silly as his boss.

  • On looting in Baghdad: "Stuff happens. It’s untidy, and freedom’s untidy, and free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do bad things."
  • On the chances of a quick victory in Iraq: "The Gulf war in the 1990s lasted five days on the ground. I can’t tell you if the use of force in Iraq today would last five days, or five weeks, or five months. But it certainly isn’t going to last any longer than that."
  • On unknowns: "I don’t know what the facts are but somebody’s certainly going to sit down with him and find out what he knows that they may not know, and make sure he knows what they know that he may not know." Or… "Reports that say that something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don’t know we don’t know." Or…"I believe what I said yesterday…I don’t know what I said, er, but I know what I think, and…well, I assume it’s what I said."
  • On the hunt for WMDs: "We know where they are. They’re in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south and north somewhat." And when no weapons were found… "There’s another way to phrase that and that is that the absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence. It is basically saying the same thing in a different way. Simply because you do not have evidence that something does exist does not mean that you have evidence that it doesn’t exist."
  • On the future: "I would not say that the future is necessarily less predictable than the past – I think the past was not predictable when it started."
  • The hunt for Osama Bin Laden: "We do know of certain knowledge that he [Osama Bin Laden] is either in Afghanistan, or in some other country, or dead."

It’s Guy Fawkes today….really!

One would be easily mislead into thinking that Bonfire Night was last week Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday and last night, what with all the firworks explosions going off every five minutes. The sellers of fireworks must be laughing all the way to the bank. I certainly know a hundred better ways to burn my money if the need arose.

Anyway, today is Guy Fawkes day.

Back in 1605, thirteen young men planned to blow up the Houses of Parliament. Among them was Guy Fawkes, Britain’s most notorious traitor. To carry out their plan, the conspirators got hold of 36 barrels of gunpowder – and stored them in a cellar, just under the House of Lords. But as the group worked on the plot, it became clear that innocent people would be hurt or killed in the attack, including some people who even fought for more rights for Catholics. Some of the plotters started having second thoughts. One of the group members even sent an anonymous letter warning his friend, Lord Monteagle, to stay away from the Parliament on November 5th.

The warning letter reached the King, and the King’s forces made plans to stop the conspirators.

Guy Fawkes, who was in the cellar of the parliament with the 36 barrels of gunpowder when the authorities stormed it in the early hours of November 5th, was caught, tortured and executed.

On the very night that the Gunpowder Plot was foiled, on November 5th, 1605, bonfires were set alight to celebrate the safety of the King. Since then, November 5th has become known as Bonfire Night. The event is commemorated every year with fireworks and burning effigies of Guy Fawkes on a bonfire.