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Dry Australian Humor - 'Qantas Gripe Sheet'

One of the things I miss most about Australia was the extremely dry humor of Australians. I miss good old school days when the fellas and I, at 'The Flat', use to joke around. This email I received reminded me of those days. I thought I might post so, here. After every flight, Qantas pilots fill out a form, called a "gripe sheet," which tells mechanics about problems with the aircraft. The mechanics correct the problems, document their repairs on the form, then the pilots review the gripe sheets right before the next flight. Never let it be said that ground crews lack a sense of humor. Here are some of the actual maintenance complaints submitted by the Qantas' pilots (as marked with a P) and the solutions recorded (as marked with an S) by the maintenance engineers. By the way, it is relevant to note that Qantas is the only major airline in the world that has never, ever, had an accident!

P: Left inside main tire almost needs replacement.
S: Almost replaced left in…

American Idol Season 6 Sucks Ass!

As you may or may not know, I am a big Idol fan. Last year, I raved on about Katharine McPhee and how insanely hot she was and still is. Last season, the top 12 singers were outstanding with anyone of them having a real chance of winning. In the end the grey haired Taylor Hicks won the votes over Kat. Oh well, still it was an awesome season. I even joined the Katharine McPhee fan club. What a sicko I am. In the end her album isn't that good anyway but that's a whole other blog entry.
This season however has not created much excitement in me. One reason being there isn't a McPhee-type beauty. Jordin Sparks catches my eye but her voice is not as good as Kat's. The guys all suck this season. Maybe that Justine Timberlake copycat has a chance. Its all down to votes. Speaking of votes, does anyone wonder why that Sanjaya Malakar the Indian fruitcake is still in it? I tell you why, one word, 'outsourcing'. There must be a million Indian I.T and outsourcing people in t…

20 reason WHY the Transformers Movie is going to suck?

When I heard that there was going to be a live action Transformers The Movie with CGI, I was the first one to stand up a shout 'hell yeah!'. Its "gonna be a classic", I said then. But after some research on the net, my scepticism set in, now I am not to sure anymore.

Here are 20 reasons why it will suck:· In the original series, Bumblebee was named such because he was a yellow Volkswagen "bug". In the movie, he's a Camaro, and he's called Bumblebee because of his eccentric hobby of beekeeping.
In the beginning of the film, Optimus Prime has amnesia, and the rest of the Autobots discover him in a gay biker bar, heading up a biker gang called the Hell's Belles.
In the original series, Megatron transformed into a Walther P38 pistol. In the movie, he transforms into a pink tyrannosaurus rex holding a squirt gun.
In the original series, the Transformers were always on a quest for Energon, the life-granting fuel that gives them sustenance. In the movie,…

Homeopathy way of life? I think not.

I want to share with you my thoughts on Homeopathic medicine as I experienced it first hand.

And this is what I have concluded. Its bullshit.. pure utter unadulterated monkey crap. I would have had a better result if, I had my pet rabbit shit in my eye and beat myself with the feathers of a dead sparrow while dancing around an open fire.

What I endured was one of pain and suffering. Here in Malaysia you have your usual spread of doctors, specialists and witch doctors, all offering their version of medicinal solutions. One day I was offered by a friend to go for this procedure called 'Bekam'. I don't know if there is an equivalent in English though. Anyway it involves sucking out 'bad blood' from my body. Yep, bad blood. The explanation is that women have their monthly cycle of blood drippings, which of course is glorified by television ads that shows a guy in a white lab coat pouring blue liquid into cotton, and then the woman is able to run a marathon, happy, but th…