Good Morning Year

Things to do today:
- Choose poppy ringtone for 2007 that will inevitably be the song that makes me start dancing every Thursday night at Shenanigans.
- Post all outstanding letters from 2006
- December Photos of the Month


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Today, Albums of the Year

Tomorrow, code "article-fragment" objects that can be used to create articles as well as journal entries.

These were by far the best albums released this year and the order is impeccable. If you disagree then you have no taste, even if it's purely to move Nelly Furtado into the top 10.

50. Kasabian - Empire
49. The Zebras - Worry A Lot
48. The Mountain Goats - Get Lonely
47. Beck - The Information
46. The Flashbulb - Flexing Habitual
45. Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
44. Cut Chemist - The Audiences Listening
43. The Long Blondes - Someone To Drive You Home
42. Nelly Furtado - Loose
41. Duels - The Bright Lights and What I Should Have Learned
40. The Upper Room - Other People's Problems
39. Tapes N Tapes - The Loon
38. TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain
37. Bad Astronaut - Twelve Small Steps, One Giant Disappointment
36. Subtle - For Hero For Fool
35. Yo La Tengo - I'm Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass
34. Scissor Sisters - Ta-Dah
33. Plan B - Who Needs Actions When You Got Words
32. Junior Boys - So This Is Goodbye
31. Whitest Boy Alive - Dreams
30. Placebo - Meds
29. Gotye - Like Drawing Blood
28. Guillemots - Through the Windowpane
27. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
26. Aceyalone and RJD2 - Magnificent City
25. Cursive - Happy Hollow
24. Boy Kill Boy - Civilian
23. Snow Patrol - Eyes Open
22. K-Os - Atlantis
21. Augie March - Moo You Bloody Choir
20. Magenta Skycode - IIII
19. The Long Winters - Putting the Days to Bed
18. Cassius - 15 Again
17. I'm From Barcelona - Let Me Introduce My Friends
16. The Knife - Silent Shout
15. Howling Bells - Howling Bells
14. Lady Sovereign - Public Warning
13. Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
12. Larrikin Love - The Freedom Spark
11. The Lovely Feathers - Hind Hind Legs
10. The Paper Chase - Now You Are One Of Us
9. Forward Russia - Give Me A Wall
8. Ratatat - Classics
7. The Red Paintings - Destroy the Robots
6. Sunset Rubdown - Shut Up I Am Dreaming
5. The Sunshine Underground - Raise the Alarm
4. Phoenix - It's Never Been like That
3. Girl Talk - Night Ripper
2. Justin Timberlake - FutureSex / LoveSounds
1. The Format - Dog Problems

The Definition of Air Conditioning in a VK Commodore is

Buying an ice coffee from a service station and sticking it between your legs on the drive home.

Most of what was wrong with 2006 is over

I just played basketball and then ate a banana.

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Coding Soldier

0.84
Added Entry/Article Insertion to the Log
Added Create Story interface re-using add entry code
Added better comment handling for article comments (re-used entry handling comments)
Added upload image link for entries
Added handler to upload to auto-insert image code into the requesting text-area
Added 'Music' as article category
Added Text links to 6 most recent articles at base of menu
Added ability to insert articles into journal entries and to create articles by combining existing articles
Fixed display.php to show rating information discriminative to article or music.

0.87 2007-01-14
Installed Bradism Spam Destroyer (version 0.0002) that encourages spammers to register.
Now store top/bottom icons as records in options and added js/php to handle changing this
Added (more) link for articles when inserted into journal entries.
Entries which are less than 1000 characters and contain an insert article call will have their comment script insert comments for that article instead of the entry. The entries comments will also be sourced from the article it links to.
Modified the image class to use getimage.php instead of the absolute path.
Non-Phocumentary stories now display an icon (if one exists) under the article title and date.

Let me know when you find any bugs.

Schützenfaced

Schützenfest is the annual South Australian German Association sponsored German Festival. It's a celebration of all things German: Gingerbread, funny dances and most primarily Beer und Wurst. Here is how it all went.

Sam, in all the excitement, prematurely buys a hot dog from the train station kiosk.

Sam, in all the excitement, prematurely buys a hot dog from the train station kiosk.

It was a festival in which Germany was apparently very serious, but also very lighthearted. I think that's best exemplified in this photo.

It was a festival in which Germany was apparently very serious, but also very lighthearted. I think that's best exemplified in this photo.



Continue Reading Schützenfaced...

Differential Diagnosis

I woke up feeling washed this morning. It was very sunny and I was exceedingly happy. This scenario bore some strangeness as I was also exceedingly sleep deprived and it was a Monday morning. however loud music and the lure of a mid-morning Smoothicino was enough to spring me to life.

I got to work around 9am for whatever it is I do and decided that today's theme was going to be differential diagnosis. We played Differential Diagnosis on Sunday night and it was good fun and an excellent outlet for my House worship.

Alone it was boring, but with the help of Bradism No. 1 commenter Zippo aka Pharmacist Cathy as well as wrongdiagnosis.com and Wikipedia we took it in turns to present symptoms, answer questions, run tests and eventually come up with a diagnosis. Occasionaly I did some database stuff too.

The example of Differential Diagnosis on Wikipedia is wicked. It's so logical and it reminds me of how I make all my decisions.

And repeat...

There was an young man named Brad McInnegan
He had muscles under his skin again.
His back went out but they're growin' again
Poor old Brad McInnegan, begin again

Masculinity Highlights 2006

3. Convinced a girl that because she was a girl she could only bring salad to a BBQ.
2. Picked up a lesbian
1. Got badly injured lifting weights

I'M SORRY OFFICER IS THERE A PROBLEM!?

It's been 10 days since I last had a drink. This is my first self-enforced sobriety period for the year. I haven't had a drink sice Schützenfest and I won't be drinking until Australia Day. I'm working on a theory where I should only drink on cultural holidays. Basically the end result should be me experiencing a lot more cultures.

It has been refreshing experience. Every part of my body feels alive and is screaming at me with whatever nerve impulses it has to share that were previously dulled. My stomach doesn't curdle every few mornings and my brain is sharp and agitated. It's been good to reaffirm I'm not an alcoholic and I don't require it to get by. In the days gone I've eaten BBQ without a beer; danced at Shenanigans completely sober; programmed without a glass of wine. Hell, I've even been in to work! It's great to know I don't have a problem.

I'm so sober. So very sober. My brain feels like it could handle multiple tasks at once and I'm peeing about four less times a day. This hypersensitivity to external stimuli is starting to get to me though. I've never felt so alert. When I was coming home from work tonight I got random breath tested and I blew -0.05

Amazon.com needs a breathalyser at checkout

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Chow's bringing SexyBack

This is Chow. It's hard to believe that beneath this innocent exterior lies a back with more hair than his head.

This is Chow. It's hard to believe that beneath this innocent exterior lies a back with more hair than his head.



Chow prepares for his waxing with Elise. He claims the bruise on his left breast was from an errant nipple cripple.

Chow prepares for his waxing with Elise. He claims the bruise on his left breast was from an errant nipple cripple.


Continue Reading Wax On, Wax Off...

Hottest 100 Predictions

Tomorrow is Hottest 100 day. Here's what I voted for:

Arctic Monkeys - Red Light Indicates Doors Are Secured
Cassius - Toop Toop
Cut Chemist - What's The Altitude
Gotye - The Only Way
Guillemots - Trains To Brazil
Knife, The - Silent Shout
Lady Sovereign - 9 To 5
Phoenix - Long Distance Call
Red Paintings - Pickles
Subtle - The Mercury Craze

And here's what I'm predicting for top 10:

10. Decent indie-rock song that, out of everything good that managed to voted for, should have come number 1
9. Shit Aussie hip-hop number that they play in pub-clubs
8. Terrible Australian rock band that is basically the reincarnation of a classic 1970's UK or US rock band
7. Catchy pop-punk rock tune with happy lyrics but almost no real musical integrity
6. Downward sliding artist that made the top 10 based on the strength of old material.
5. Some stupid gimmick song released as a B-side by Australian or US hip hop group/Norway or Scandinavian electronic group
4. Proof that more commercial fuelled teeny-boppers are listening to Triple J than ever before
3. A song that only made it this high because it was played, produced or written by Bernard fanning or he could have been in the studio on the day it was recorded or maybe he's just fucking one of their groupies
2. Way too popular Australian song that everyone will say should be number 1 even though it is essentially shit pop
1. I'm bringing Sexy Back...

Bradism.com - AUSTRALIAN

Hunters & Collectors plus Cold Chisel at midnight on the dance floor – AUSTRALIAN
Southern Comfort and Diet Cokes... – UNAUSTRALIAN
...Half Price – AUSTRALIAN
McDonalds – UNAUSTRALIAN
Burke and Wills-esque walk from the pub to a place to sleep, getting lost on the way – AUSTRALIAN
Vegemite on toast - AUSTRALIAN
Taxi Driver – UNAUSTRALIAN
Hangover – AUSTRALIAN
Drinking Anyway – AUSTRALIAN
Chicks loving dudes who pick up lizards - AUSTRALIAN
England winning the toss and batting - UNAUSTRALIAN
BBQ – AUSTRALIAN
11 Year old boys who write to A Current Affair to complain about sexual content of music videos – UNAUSTRALIAN
Alcohol sponsored afternoon nap – AUSTRALIAN
Sexual Content in Music Videos – UNAUSTRALIAN
Farmers Union Iced Coffee – AUSTRALIAN
Soccer – UNAUSTRALIAN
Falling asleep sunburnt, itchy from grass, marked from opening beers and still a little tipsy with a grouse smile - AUSTRALIAN

Retarded Mail Day

Today I got to open two pieces of mail. The first was from world reknown psychic 'Marie Callas' who promised to provide the winning lottery numbers for March for the sum of only AUD $30. It's normally $250 "but as you are my friend" it's a discount rate. This seems like a pretty good deal and I will forward this letter on to Ruth, who it was addressed to despite her moving out of this house in 1989.

The second letter I got had this gem printed on the envelope:

Ah, so that's the step I kept on missing..

Ah, so that's the step I kept on missing..