Archive for October 15, 2013

How Big is Your Nurdle?

Have you checked lately?

Surprisingly, the size of your nurdle is of vital importance.

Toothpaste manufacturers want you to have a big nurdle, where as a small nurdle is sufficient. It’s a bit like penis size, not important, it’s the job it does that counts.

You’ve still got no idea what a nurdle is, have you?

To paraphrase William Shakespeare, would a nurdle by any other name still be a nurdle?

Cricketers know what a nurdle is; a case of nudging the ball into a vacant area to score runs; the ocean is polluted with plastic nurdles, but these are not the nurdles I am referring to.

I am referring to your everyday, domestic nurdle.

As parents you should be very concerned with the size of the nurdle your children use. Children’s nurdles tend to be bigger than adult nurdles and to no greater purpose. Children tend to squeeze their nurdles harder which leads to waste. Some children even squish their nurdles on bathroom walls. You have to watch the kids, they have all sorts of unseemly traits.

A nurdle, 5x bigger than necessary

A nurdle, 5x bigger than necessary

A nurdle is the small pea-size blob of toothpaste that you apply to your toothbrush. Manufacturers always show big nurdles, when a nurdle the size of a pea is sufficient; you do not need to line the entire length of your bristles with toothpaste to be effective.

Toothpaste manufacturers always show a long nurdle, because subconsciously this makes you use more toothpaste. You use more, you buy more.

English is a wonderful language, you can have so much fun, nurdles are a bit like your wenis; and you cant lick your wenis.

I am coffeeless, but the water is on.

I wrote the above last night while I was running on all cylinders. At the moment I’, not.

My coffeelessness has been resolved, now I need that all important second cup.

I wonder what will happen tomorrow, will they, or won’t they? Yes, I am referring to the Americans. Not all Americans just the myopic politicians. Will they raise the debt ceiling and prolong the agony, or will they make the world suffer a sharp, tooth-wrenching bite-the-bullet shock that will all but destroy the world’s economy, but put us back on the right track?

The more the raise the ceiling, the more damage will be done.

The world has considered the Americans to be the bullies of the planet for some decades, so their reputation was already crap. Then it was their trustworthiness that is in question over the NSA communications spy scandal, their reputation got crappier. Now it is their dependability as to being trading partners who pay their bills. Quite frankly, the USA is well and truly stuffed, their reputation just got even crappier.

the_world_in_a_nutshellI have no money in any institution. I have a bank acct just to transfer money to Brazil, then I spend it or take it out. If I had money, it would be in gold; and waiting until Friday to buy it will be too late because from midnight Thursday, the price will sky rocket if the debt ceiling is not raised.

Here in Brazil, the Blonde Bimbo (president) is saying Brazil is insulated from all these problems. LOL Two nights ago on TV we hear that Brazil has its own housing bubble. The prices of properties has doubled in five years, that’s faster than the rate that caused the US bubble. There is a collapse due here too.

To put it in a nutshell, we’re damned if we do and we’re damned if we don’t.

It has been announced that Brazil is setting up it’s own encrypted e-mail service to by-pass the American communications harvesting. Of course if you have an email address with any of the big five like Google, they’ll still capture it, even if your email is addressed to someone in the big five. The world needs to abandon these big five services in favour of services that don’t collaborate with NSA, and quickly.

The coffee is slowly sinking in, ready to blog for the rest of this rainy day.



Apparently, dithering has options

Apparently, dithering has options

Yes, most of the weekend I was in a bit of a dither. Most of the dithering was done with a half pint of beer in one hand and various tools for attending meat on the BBQ in the other.

The dithering continued yesterday, although it was accompanied by a quagmire in the kitchen as dishes reached calamitous proportions.

By the time I unquagged the quagmire and got in front of the puter, time ran out and I only managed four posts because I have an early class on Mondays, hence only half a day to do Monday things. But I fixed that, yesterday, I moved the class to Tuesdays starting next week, because half a Monday is just not enough. Although Monday has a bad rap, you need a whole one to dedither after a busy dithering weekend. Half a Monday is just not morally acceptable nor convenient.

I did discover that dithering is an option in digital audio or graphics, if you don’t want to dither you can always truncate, or indeed bounce.

Now truncating at a BBQ is downright indecent. I was more interested in beer and beef, than truncating, besides I had nothing to truncate that wasn’t in perfect working order. Bouncing was always a possibility, in my bloated state, had I fallen, I would have indeed bounced, although sloshed around a bit may have been more appropriate.

The above drivel gives you some idea that the BBQ was a success. My new BBQ works fine with a variety of meats, garlic bread and can be used two days in a row. So my purchase was a good one. I am a happy chappy.

Anyway, that’s my story excuse, and I’m sticking to it.

So, not a lot happened yesterday, and so far, besides coffee, the most interesting feature of today was to but the recyclable rubbish at the gate.

Need more coffee and I’ll blog right along.


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