Monday, January 29, 2007

This guy should be facing much more than just a lawsuit...

January 23, 2007 10:03 a.m. EST

Komfie Manalo - All Headline News Correspondent

Buenos Aires, Argentina (AHN) - A tattoo artist from Argentina is facing a lawsuit after drawing a penis on the back of an Argentinean football fan instead of his favorite team's official logo.

Reports said the teenager approached the tattoo artist and asked him to tattoo the logo of the Boca Junior football team on his back.

However, the tattooist was an avid supporter of the rival team and decided to play a prank on his young customer.

After reaching home, the victim proudly showed his parents his new tattoo and was surprised to learn that a penis was tattooed on his back.

According to Argentina's Terra newspaper, the victim said, "I could not see what he was tattooing because he didn't have a mirror. I only saw it when I got home and showed it to my parents."

A police spokesperson added, "The tattooist supports Boca Junior's rival, River Plate, so he got annoyed when the teenager asked him to tattoo Boca's symbol and decided to tattoo a penis instead. Unbelievable!"


Sunday, January 28, 2007

Sunday Ride Pitstop

sunday ride, originally uploaded by Knotty.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Toyota Rav4 Jousting

Friday, January 26, 2007

Sandwich Maker

Why should you never replace your sandwich toaster?

Better the Breville you know.


Blamestorming: A group process where participants analyze a failed project and look for scapegoats other than themselves.

Death by Tweakage : When a product or project fails due to unnecessary tinkering or too many last-minute revisions.

BMWs: Bitchers, Moaners and Whiners.

Clockroaches: Employees who spend most of their day watching the clock - instead of doing their jobs

Plutoed: To be unceremoniously dumped or relegated to a lower position without an adequate reason or explanation.

Prairie dogging: A modern office phenomenon. Occurs when workers simultaneously pop their heads up out of their cubicles to see what's going on.

Carbon-based error: Error caused by a human, not a computer (which we assume would be a silicon-based  error).

Menoporsche: Male menopause.  Symptoms include a sudden lack of energy, crankiness and the overpowering urge to buy a Porsche.

Adminisphere: The upper levels of  management where big, impractical, and counterproductive decisions are made.

Déja moo: The feeling that you've heard this bull before.

Déja poo: The feeling that you've stepped in this bull before.

Bobbleheading: The mass nod of agreement by participants in a meeting to comments made by the boss even though most have no idea what he/she just said.

End-user upgrade: Tech-sounding  term for training. Example: The staff didn't know what they were doing, so we  resolved the problem with an end-user upgrade.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Strict Ryanair..

My affections for Ryanair, with its thrilling disregard for whingeing passengers, vary according to mood and circumstance. But both conspired against the airline on Monday night at Girona airport in Spain. It was late, I was tired, my flight to Luton was set to arrive a little before midnight, and I was anxious about getting back from Luton by public transport at that hour. So I opted to take hand-luggage only, and skip the 30-minute wait at the luggage carousels that a British airport tends to impose. My suitcase was just small enough.

There was only one problem. "Your bag weighs almost 12 kilos," the Ryanair desk-person told me. "The limit is 10. You must check it in."

"No, I'll take some things out," I said.

"Then you'll have to throw them away. There are some bins here."

A red mist enveloped me. I looked around at other intending passengers, mountains of wobbly flesh, twice my weight, poised to spill over into my aircraft seat after we boarded. Were they being asked to check in their bellies or their buttocks?

"No, I won't," I said, reopening my case, "I'll wear the extra weight."

"Please stand aside. You're getting in the way of the other passengers."

I stood aside. Then I got down on the floor, emptying the whole case onto the marble. I re-dressed. I swapped my lightweight shoes for the walking boots I'd packed. I put on waterproof over-trousers over my trousers, and a belt, then a huge, thick, gaily-patterned, almost-knee-length jersey over my shirt, then a green body warmer over the jersey, then a big down jacket over the body warmer, then an outsize yellow Gore-Tex cagoule (with a hood) over the lot. Also a green scarf.

Then I filled the four capacious net pockets of the cagoule with a DVD, two books, my toilet bag, three handkerchiefs and the chargers for my mobile phone and laptop. Triumphantly I waddled back to the queue (which had been much entertained by the performance) looking like one of those police-dog trainers swathed in bite-proof clothing. Though I still did not weigh as much as most of the other passengers, my suitcase had shed three kilos. Grinding their teeth, the staff let me through.

The security scan after passport control was quite a trial, but after this I was able to undress again, stuff everything back into the case (they daren't impose weight limits at the boarding gate, or the duty-free rip-off shops would have to close down) and board the flight. Well, it gave me something to do.

At Luton I swanned past everyone waiting at the carousels and caught, by minutes, the 00.07 train to London Blackfriars. Reader, you can have no idea of the joy this whole episode has afforded your childish columnist. Delicious.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Monday, January 22, 2007

night ski

night ski, originally uploaded by Knotty.


hanazono, originally uploaded by Knotty.


busy, originally uploaded by Knotty.


niseko, originally uploaded by Knotty.


austin, originally uploaded by Knotty.

Day 2 on skis.. Breaking schooligirls hearts already..

Sunday, January 21, 2007

gengis khan aftermath

gengis khan aftermath, originally uploaded by Knotty.

foxy cleopatra

foxy cleopatra, originally uploaded by Knotty.

Friday, January 19, 2007


Swedish maxim:  There is no bad weather, just bad clothing.

via Seth's blog


Last time I went on holiday, I flew with BA.

It was terrible... He kept on shouting...

"You crazy fool, I ain't getting on no plane!"

curry friday

curry friday, originally uploaded by Knotty.

friday morning

friday morning, originally uploaded by Knotty.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Who is at the door?

watch her tail... :)

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Monday, January 15, 2007

Loud and proud..

Clarkson on the latest Evo..

"It doesn't glide or fly, this car. It darts. And it doesn't purr or snarl either. It shouts. Honestly, I'm amazed it doesn't come with an electronic ankle bracelet and a Burberry roof.. essence they're all staggeringly brilliant. Hard and uncompromising and loud, yes. But capable of such immense speed, especially round corners, that anyone who likes driving even just a little bit is always left gasping for breath..'s much more driveable than pretty much anything.  At first it's scary, but as you get to know it and you start to realise that it won't fly off the road, everything — the grip, the handling and the unbelievable, seamless barrel of torque and power — becomes almost hysterical."

I miss mine.. both of them. :)

Full article (including rant about old people)

Sunday, January 14, 2007

think what you say

..the trouble is that when you speak without thinking you say what you think..


“Every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything,” Jobs said as he unveiled the iPhone on Tuesday at the Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco.

But the revolution is already well underway in Japan, where cellphones are used for everything. Besides downloading music and surfing the Net, Japanese use their cellphones to navigate their way home by global positioning system, to buy movie tickets and to update personal blogs from wherever they are.

Softbank’s ad campaign features actress Cameron Diaz. Across Japan, Diaz stares out from posters and billboards, a Softbank phone pressed to her ear. In TV ads, she stumbles down a street, struggling to keep her phone to her ear.

Diaz is talking. Not watching TV or shooting digital video or checking her horoscope. Just talking.

How American.

via Japundit

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Italian Self Parking System

Who needs Toyota automated parking?


A three year old was examining his testicles while taking a bath.

"Mom," he asked, "Are these my brains?"

Mother replied: "Not yet."

Friday, January 12, 2007

knuckles at ex

knuckles at ex, originally uploaded by Knotty.

feed me

feed me, originally uploaded by Knotty.

extensive menu

extensive menu, originally uploaded by Knotty.

At the grand central oyster bar.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

tommy lee

Tuesday, January 09, 2007


Swejanlish, originally uploaded by Knotty.

saga that again??

Monday, January 08, 2007

ty girders

ty girders, originally uploaded by Knotty.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

What the Duck?

these are just great..

Thursday, January 04, 2007


his'n'her's, originally uploaded by Knotty.

the new office

4jan, originally uploaded by Knotty.

with japanese fireman on ladder in foreground..


4jan, originally uploaded by Knotty.

temple gate

temple gate, originally uploaded by Knotty.

popped down to the temple at the office to see the new year in..

Monday, January 01, 2007


palace, originally uploaded by Knotty.