Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A quick update: Amazon reviews

In my post Fun with Amazon I researched a lot of weird products and even weirder reviews. It was the most fun since ... well ... actually ... yesterday I bought a wooden broom stick - that's turned out to be a lot of fun. I get to pretend to be either Monkey from Monkey Magic, or Robin Hood's main merry man, Little John.

But once again I digress. The point is, now that I've spent all that time on Amazon looking up some of the things you can buy online, the good people at Amazon (or I suppose more correctly their "cookies") have latched on to me.  I received an email from them the other day with some interesting choices. Would I like to buy that Mountain three wolf moon t-shirt? Or how about some fresh whole rabbit? Mmm yummy. I'm sure that mail-order rabbit will be extra tasty and just as fresh after the 3 weeks it takes to get from the West coast of America to the West coast of Australia. I particularly liked their suggestion of the Accoutrements Yodelling Pickle and the Bacon-shaped adhesive bandages.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Demise of the Dinosaurs: A new theory

I don't know if you've heard, but there's a new theory about how dinosaurs became extinct.  But before we get to that, I'd like to go over some of the old theories.

So dinosaurs existed for about 150 million years.  Depending on your definition of success, some would say that's way better than humans - though of course we're still going.  But it would take a supreme optimist to believe that we'll last that long (having gone about 500,000 years depending on your definition of "human").

From a sci-fi perspective, humanity existing for 150 million years would be really cool - we might finally get flying cars.  As for other definitions of success, we invented potato chips - enough said.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Fun with Amazon


You all know that Amazon isn't just about books anymore.  You can buy anything from movies, electronics, gardening tools, toys, groceries, clothing - even automotive parts. Most of us love Amazon because - even with postage added - whatever product we're buying is probably still cheaper than what we could get it for elsewhere (in my case Australia).

It's fun searching for an almost limitless number of items, satisfying our deepest (or is that shallowest) consumer wants. Not sure if you can get these though...