This Weeks Special Guest - 'Ramblings from the not-so stay at home Mom

Hello Y'all,
Checkout this weeks special guest 'Ramblings from the not-so stay at home Mom.' Here you'll find exactly that: Ramblings from a not-so stay at home Mom and a bunch of stories and experiences she goes through. This site is makes for an interesting read.... Check it out and tell her that we sent you!

Microsoft Monday

Welcome to Microsoft Monday.... Watch the video, enough said....

My Poem

Here is a poem I wrote when I was in year 9. We had to compose our own piece of music starting with the words Unfortunately I have never been able to come up with any music for this little gem. Here goes *cough cough* (clears Throat):

IF I HAD A DOG

If I had a dog
I wonder what it would say
Would it tell me I'm its friend
Or would it say G'day
Would it tell me stories
Would it tell me jokes
Or would it just laugh at me
Like every other bloke

I will never have a dog
I will never hear it speak
Because my car
Ran over it last week

(C) Copyright Mike Elliott 1992. All Rights reserved. Blah Blah Blah...

Special Guest of the week: You Tube Karaoke

Hey everyone,
Say G'day to this weeks special guest "You Tube Karaoke".

Little does everyone know the meaning of Karaoke is Tone Deaf. I have always wanted to do Karaoke. The closest I got was being back-up singer to a well known band back in the 80's. Lets just call this band 'John Bob and the two steps' (Coz this was its real name).

Anywho, for all you Karaoke junkies out there (Kudos to our readers in Japan) this is the perfect site for you to check out. All you need is access to the internet, some speakers, and a microphone. If you don't have access to the net then You Tube Karaoke may not be for you. Anywho check it out!

Mullets for Peace

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I was reading the news on the net and look what I found:

The world has made a unified decision regarding hair and how hair should be cut for equality throughout the world....the world leaders have made a law requiring that everyone should have a mullet haircut. The Law is entitled 'The Mullet Act'.

Starting from tomorrow, any person that is caught without a mullet will be sentenced to 20 years in jail without parole.

The world leaders decided that if everyone had the same hair cut it would reduce the terrorist threats.

Australians are outraged. Most say that they will be turned into bogans.

Bogan (pronounced BOE-gun) is a derogatory Australian slang term for somebody who is perceived as being an unfashionable "lower-class" person, typically of British Isles ancestry and living in deprived urban areas.

[i]Bogans are stereotypically considered to be young adults. (from approximately 15 to 30 years of age) Older males who would otherwise be described as being "bogans" are sometimes known as yobbos. Employment occurs primarily in the building or agricultural industries, with the main consideration being a requirement for unskilled labour. Low to midrange literacy and intelligence, (80-100 IQ) and above average physical strength are also prominent elements. They can primarily be observed in suburbs along Melbourne's northwestern corridor, (although related variants from other states exist) with greater numbers tending to the outlying/semi-rural areas due to increased opportunities for unskilled employment. They also have a tendency to be xenophobic and highly nationalistic, and so are therefore likely to avoid areas of large multicultural concentration.[/i]

Some think that this is great as Australians are becoming more Americanised and a loss of identity. This new law is a way of turning the tables and turning Americans and Pommies into beer drinking aussies. The mullet is a great way to push start this.

Australia's own Mel Gibson, Shane Warne, and 'Boony' are the new ambassadors for this cause and will be staring in commercials that will be airing on British and U.S TV in the next two weeks.

It is estimated that by the year 2020 most americans and pommies will find it fashionable ot wear flannelette shirts singlets and to actually embrace the australian way. Aussie missionaries who mission it is to turn people to the aussie way of life are currently living in the U.S and the U.K. These missionaries have a noticable Aussie accent and can be seen with cans of VB, and handing out free DVD's of Kath & Kim, and McLeods Daughters. While the missionaries to England will be handing out free copies of [strong]Australia's 2007 Ashes win.[/strong]

Weather Report

And now the weather...... Is it really that cold in the U.S?

For Crying Out Loud

Found this Gem on You Tube of a guy named Ian Benardo. He was an American Idol reject. He is a legend in his own mind. This is a fact as two of his psychiatrist's told me last week.

Happy Valentines Day Everyone!

To commemorate Valentines Day, here's a photo of Elena. Enough said

V8 Supercars

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Here is the specifications for Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincups BF Falcon for the 2007 V8 Supercar Championship. These guys rock. I'm a huge fan of Craig Lowndes and thats why I've added his car specifications here. Most of the specifications are the same for all the Ford drivers. Most drivers have different engine manufacturers. Don't forget the first round of the 2007 V8 Supercar Championship starts the first weekend in March. For more info go to www.v8supercars.com.au

888PlainCar

Vehicle
Triple Eight Race Engineering Falcon BF
Engine
SBRE developed 5.0litre V8 Ford with SVO cylinder R302 cast iron block and SVO aluminium heads. Category control MoTeC engine management control

Estimated Power
635 + BHP limited to maximum 7,500 RPM

Gearbox
6-speed Holinger gearbox - Australian made With electronic gear cut

Differential
Ford 9"

Suspension
Front - Triple Eight Race Engineered double wishbone suspension with Sachs adjustable damper and cockpit adjustable front anti roll bar.
Rear - Triple Eight 4 link rear suspension with adjustable watts link, coil over Sachs adjustable rear dampers with cockpit adjustable rear anti roll bar

Brakes
Front - Control Alcon 6 piston front calipers with Alcon 375mm ventilated discs
Rear - Alcon 4 piston calipers with Alcon 343mm ventilated discs

Wheels
AutoTek 8 spoke, 17" aluminium racing rim

Tyres
Dunlop control tyre

Fuel Capacity
120 Litre

Vehicle Weight
1355kg (category minimum without driver)

Top Speed
294kph (182mph)
0-100kph: 3.8 seconds

Telemetry
Motec and Freewave 900Mhz spread spectum radio

Data Acquisition
MoTeC ADL2 Display/Acquisition System. 16Mb memory, up to 100 channels of data at up to 2000 samples per second

Seat
Cobra Carbon Race

Steering Wheel
Revolution Sportsline RPM

Snow in the States? What the heck is snow?

I was just reading an online article about New York recieving over 100 inches of snow. Thats really interesting. Why? Because I've never seen what it's like. No I'm not amish. No, I haven't been locked in a cupboard for 29 years. I'm in Australia! Yep its summer here! While you Americans / Canadians and anyone else I have failed to mention are snowed under, Elena and I have been sweating it out in temperatures anywhere between 30 - 40 c (approx 90 - 110 F). The last time I saw snow was when we took our youth to Mt. Buller 3 years ago for the camp.

To give you an idea of what its like, think about what it would be like to have Christmas in July with the heat. Even though it get really hot, I still prefer the heat than the cold. See here on the left? This is what Australia is experiencing right now while the U.S is having a snow storm. Yep its summer. We have Christmas in the heat during summer! Which means BBQ's, Cricket, and plenty of outdoor fun on the beach. That's my perfect Christmas. I realise that most will disagree with me and prefer to be sitting around the piano singing "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas while wearing a pullover that grandma had knitted and scoffing down hot chocolate. That's fine too. At least I can go outside.
Tell me what you like better in the comments below: Summer with the heat or Winter with the snow.

Bye Bye Now!

This Weeks Special Guest - 'One Man Bandwith, An American Profesor in China'

Hi peoples,
Let me introduce this weeks special guest: An American Professor in China. No prizes for guessing where he is or what he does. Here you'll find a heap of articles about the going on's in China. This would be handy if I ever decided to pack up and move to China one day... Who knows. Really interesting read anyway

I'm going to run a competition. If you would like to win 50 'CRIKEY CREDITS' (aka Blog Explosion credits) then all you have to do is copy a sentence from his blog then paste it in the comments and don't forget your B.E username. I will pick someone randomly to win 50 big ones next Saturday 18th Feb!

Here's the conditions:
- You can only enter once
- You must include your B.E username
- There must be no less than 15 entries by next Saturday or the comp is null and void and no one wins (So get your friends involved)

Good Luck

Boring Saturday

Welcome to boring Saturday. Actually I didn't know what to write and I knew I should post something here since its been a week. So here's something for you from Zoolander with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson. Enjoy