December 13th, 2011

Easily distracted

In the news...

Is this Hurricane Bawbag, finally hitting East Anglia?
I love the difference in choice of names; real hurricanes get semi-romantic names, women's names, etc. The Scots? Unofficially name their storm "Hurricane Scrotum".

Anyone see the pictures of the burning wind turbine? O_o Wow.

It does sadden me a little how many people have jumped on it as SEE SEE WIND POWER IS TERRIBAD WE SHOULD TEAR THEM ALL DOWN AND GO BACK TO SAFE NONDESTRUCTIVE COAL-POWERED POWER STATIONS! (...I happen to like seeing wind turbines :( Maybe we should disguise them all as romantic windmills and then people wouldn't object to them.)

And do you remember the guy I've mentioned in my LJ before? The one whose dogs bark and bark and fight and mess etc all hours, whose back door is rarely closed, whose garden is a sea of mud, etc? Yeah. This is him in the news, getting fined £3,000 (almost $4700) for it.

Edit: Someone needs to learn how to operate the "bleep" system - 5605712815? :P
Happy Forceps

Broken door again

*sigh* So I get home from work tonight to find it's the annual event of "oh look the lock on the apartment block external door is broken again". Last year there ended up being no lock in the door at all, for several months, just a great big hole where the lock should have been - now you can't get the lock OPEN from the outside. You can't actually get your key all the way into the lock to open the door, now. It was admittedly getting stiff, recently - so I wonder if someone's gone and snapped the end of their key off in the lock?

I've reported it (well, I've tried to, the number they provide goes through to an answering machine so I might have to try again tomorrow if they don't reply to the message I left), and they better do a better job of fixing it than they did last year. Actually, it better be fixed before saturday; I can't go ringing the neighbour's doorbells at stupid o'clock in the morning, and at the moment that's the only way into the block. >:(

Edit: OK so I've rigged the door so people can get in. (I've tied a Tizer lid to the latch so it doesn't shut all the way. ¬_¬) It's that, or ring people's doorbells in the early morning when I come back from on-calls, and I can't be inflicting that on other people.