Category Archives: Strange World

The Timberlake Disease

Justin Timberlake, for those who don’t know, was an American pop and R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. He came to fame as the lead singer of pop boy band ‘N Sync and has won four Grammy Awards as well as an Emmy Award.

He has since moved into the rarefied air of Celebratoryhood where he simply has to walk down the street to add to his fame.justin-timberlake

With all that success, there are rumours that his life may tragically be shortened by an unusual disease!

Back in 2005, Timberlake discovered that he was suffering from a throat condition. What his medical team referred to as “nodules” were subsequently removed from his throat.

But rumours have abounded that they were not the normal “nodules” we expect to find on the larynx?

Some people with inside knowledge claim they were cellulosiverous Isoptera?

Doctors have revealed that there is no need for general panic as this disease appears to be genetically confined to the Timberlake family and is, in general, unlikely to affect the majority of the population.

Isoptera would, in the long term, totally infest the Timberlake body and all his internal cellulose would be consumed by these small, white, parasitic little critters.

He could be eaten to death by termites!

To Understand Recursion

You must first understand recursion!


Insane English copyright ruling creates ownership

Insane English copyright ruling creates ownership in the idea of a photo’s composition

In a bizarre ruling, an English court has ruled that in favor of a commercial poster company that argued that a photo that showed a similar (but different) scene taken by a different person in a different place nevertheless infringed the copyright of a poster. What the judge ruled was that photographing a scene that is “substantially similar” to a scene someone else has already photographed infringes the first shooter’s copyright.

Read more of this insanity here at Boing Boing. I’m off to check  whether I can get a case going against all those other photographers who have stolen my composition idea of clouds near the horizon at sunset!

Beware of the Chandelier!

An Australian Federal Government employee is suing for compensation after being injured while having sex on a work trip.

The woman, who cannot be named, was injured when a glass light fitting came away from the wall above a bed in 2007. The Federal Court in Sydney has heard she suffered facial injuries after the light hit her.

It heard she was staying in a country town to go to a work meeting the next day. Leo Grey, representing the woman, told the court there was no suggestion she had engaged in any misconduct. Mr Grey said her injury occurred during “an ordinary incident of life commonly undertaken in a motel room at night“.

She applied for compensation from Comcare, the Federal Government workplace safety body, but it found the sexual activity was not an ordinary incident of an overnight stay like showering, sleeping or eating.

Mr Grey said she had been injured while engaging in “lawful sexual activity, noting there had not been any rule that employees should not have anyone else in their room without express permission of their department”. “This is not the 1920s, after all,” he said.

Andrew Berger, for Comcare, said people needed to eat, sleep and attend to their personal hygiene but “you don’t need to have sex”.

The appeal is continuing.

Burgled from ABC News Online

Strange looking thing – Answer

It is the chart for a large (and quite accurate) sundial near Cottesloe Beach in Perth.

The wavy lines are how the time is estimated. The longitudinal straight lines enclose the months (January is next to the numerals) and the wavy line is where you tell the time for whatever month you are in. In this case, this morning was 16th of April so I looked at the shadow half way between the third and fourth month line and picked the time as near enough to 7:47am.

All Hail Eris

Growing into an early adulthood in the 1970’s I naturally became involved in  conspiracy theories.

It was cool to see the hidden hands of the United States in all sorts of events. From the obvious falsities of the assassination of John F Kennedy to LSD experimentation on civilians. That Grassy Knoll was never explained.

The attempted genomicide on the plant species Cannabis sativa was also a conspiracy between US Government and US industry barons.

Then I discovered the conspiracy theorist’s bible; “The Illuminatus! Trilogy” by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson.

The real source of all conspiracies. The original and the oldest of all conspiracies. In fact it is not a true conspiracy if the Illuminati are not behind it.

Just as a sidelight, did you know that with a tale with multiple time lines, it is necessary to have four copies to cut and paste it back into a single time line! What? Of course I didn’t! A person would have to be a complete nut case to do something like that!

Anyways, back to the point of this tale, playing vinyl tracks backwards showed the Satanist conspiracy in Rock and Roll. I always believed that the Illuminati were behind this one as well.

Proof has arrived.

Type illuminati in reverse into your browser and then add the dotcom to complete the URL.

A Time Traveller?