* Posts by CeeTee

10 posts • joined 20 Dec 2007

Vote now for the WORST movie EVER

CeeTee

You guys really missed a trick

How can you have a "worst film ever" list and exclude Mama Mia? I mean, really?

Wallace and Gromit get the Google doodle treatment

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Geoffrey Summerhayes

So where in the Great White North do you see penguins?

Methinks we have an imposter in our midst!

From the Great White North (West)

WTF is this country called America?

CeeTee

Bloody hell boys, get a grip!

Just how much spleen should be vented over a simple error in the use of a term?

BTW, my neighbours (here in the Great White North) describe themselves as American, and them dahn sahf as US-ians, or "from the US". Except, that is, when they're complaining about them (which is quite often), when it's "bloody americans"

Hmmm.

Periodic table adding new element

CeeTee

Another suggestion...

Nowwe'llgetfundingfornextyearium?

US parkies in 'burrow-buster' marmot detonation campaign

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Dead Vulture

This is America, right?

So shoot the buggers! Wait until they stick their cute little heads above the ground, and what's the expression? Oh yes, "pop a cap in their ass".

A little further north, we have a huge surfeit of gophers - I guess they're a similar hamimule. A very popular local passtime is "plinking" gophers - .22 rifles kept in the truck for precisely that purpose. OK, they might not like it in city parks, but fun is more important than safety, ain't it?

'Let me use poo-flinging Roman siege engine against burglars'

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Thumb Up

Weston-Webb for President!

What a star! If he's not welcome in the UK or US, come to Alberta - they'd love him here!

Hasbro kills Colonel Mustard in the corporate office with the marketing ploy

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Coat

@ Kimo

It depends on how pedantic we're being...

A pistol is usually defined as "a small firearm designed to be held in one hand", but also described in some dictionaries as "having its chanmber integral with its barrel", which strictly speaking, a revolver's chambers aren't.

Irrespective, why the heck do companies feel the need to mess with familar things all the time?

Mine's the one with the "Pedant" logo on the back.

Cee Tee

DoH IT projects overshoot budgets by £247,000

CeeTee

Overspend???

Everywhere I've worked, almost without exception, an overspend of 8% would be described as "in budget"!

Why was this newsworthy? Is it me?

The Electric Car Conspiracy ... that never was

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Europe<>North America

Comparing Europe with America is frankly ridiculous, and is very relevent to why EVs will never fly (drive) over here.

I live in Alberta - nearest city is Calgary, some 40 miles away. The next nearest? Edmonton, 4 hours up the highway. Next nearest after that? Regina, 6 hours away. Vancouver's 20 hours, repending on the state of the roads. Factor in the kinds of distances we do on a fairly regular basis, battery-powered cars just ain't an option!

I drive a 4x4, albeit a Jap one (I like a car with build quality)! The reason? Snow and ice 5 months of the year, and more importantly, once you get away from citys, many roads are gravel, not paved, so ground clearance and traction becomes critical. I need the weight and transmission to drive safely, regardless of any safety equipment added. 4x4 is means relatively poor fuel consumption, which I suspect is why there's only one hybrid SUV on the market here.

Lastly, the average temperature (day and night) here is well below freezing 7 to 8 months of the year. I would drain the batteries just to heat the car within 10 minutes!

I can't think of anywhere I've ever been in Europe which compares with the conditions you find in Canada or Northern US, with the possible exception of parts of Scandinavia.

Ignoring the idiots who MUST have an enormous engine to compensate for lack of sexual equipment, the market here is driven by two things - the need to get to and from places safely and reliably, regardless of road and weather conditions, and the fact that most people live a very outdoor-oriented life here. People actually do use their pickups for the purpse for which they were designed - around here, forcarrying the carcasses of deer they've been hunting. Can't imagine throwing a 700lb Elk carcass in a Prius, can you?

Horses for Courses, my friend!

Cee Tee

US switches off the incandescent lightbulb

CeeTee

So dark... So cold...

I found out a couple of weeks ago that when it's below about -25C, the bloody things stop working altogether. It's all well and good for those living in temperate climates, but what about us poor buggers living in places we have "proper" winters? It's incandescents for my outside lights!

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