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[Asinine] Nuns don’t have ‘G-Spot’ – Scientists Say

Posted by Lex Fear on August 30, 2006

Canadian scientists have put to rest the theories that Nuns have a “God-spot” in their brains.

Plans are already in motion for their next big research project: Dissecting 5 AOG Ministers to test the theory that there is a ‘God or Jesus-shaped’ hole in each of our hearts.

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[Pharisees] Governor Bush debates President Bush!

Posted by Lex Fear on August 30, 2006

I’ll let you draw your own conclusions from this one. A nod to The Gun-Toting Liberal for the heads-up…

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[Metablog] The Time I Experimented With Colour

Posted by Lex Fear on August 29, 2006

I’ve committed one of the worst blogging sins… I’ve added an embedded media file to this blog playing ‘Everything’ by LifeHouse.

Sorry but it’s an awesome tune, and I think you should stay and listen to the end as you read. The media player is bottom of the left column if you simply must turn it off.

I’m experimenting with some colour on this blog too, and I’ve tidied up the links to other blogs. It’s hard to decide who to link from to when you run 2 blogs but I’ve now decided to go with ‘blogs I read regularly’ to ‘blogs that I check out every now and then’.

In other news, the date is set, I’m getting married in October, in Hawaii, to my lovely and delectable sweetheart, and she gets me… Overall I think I came off better and she would agree. I’ve been working on our webpage, it’s not public, however, if you are a real-world friend and want the link, email me.

Finally I’ve been working on another controversial article, my take on the UK Housing situation. I’m in the middle of research but should be ready to post the first part soon… keep watching.

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[Inspiration] Ulterior Verse of the Day: Malachi 3:5

Posted by Lex Fear on August 24, 2006

At that time I will put you on trial on terrorism charges. I will be a ready witness against all sorcerers and adulterers and liars. I will speak against those who cheat big corporations out of profits, who oppress middle-income families and council tax payers, or who deprive the native people of their jobs and freedoms- illegal immigrants and foreign terror suspects, for these people do not fear me,” says the LORD Almighty.” – Malachi 3:5 NLT

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[Jobspam] Joan Jenkins has a Fantastic Opportunity!

Posted by Lex Fear on August 24, 2006

A while ago I blogged about an email I received from Joan Jenkins (joan@pjjenks.com). I had received the email in response to my CV which I had not even uploaded to the internet.

My post generated a lot of interest, I ranked quite high on google for search terms like “joan jenkins” and “pjjenks”. I guess there were others like me, who had received this email and wondered what it was all about. Unfortunately www.pjjenks.com only rendered a blank page- so they had me to fill them in!

The letter in brief promises:

“…to to make you aware of a home based business opportunity with our company, which now operates in 62 countries around the world and which has been trading successfully for over 25 years in the Network Marketing Industry.(1)

and they want you to know…

“…this business opportunity, which is completely genuine…” (2)

and urges you to

“…reply to us on the above e-mail address and we will supply you with the detail required for you to fully research our offer.” (3)

I got home tonight and discovered that someone had left a fresh comment on that old post on my old abandoned blog. Even stranger, the comment sounded like something I’ve read before. I’ve added my own emphasis and referenced the original quotes above…

“I responded to a similar advert – the best thing I ever did. (2) It’s a genuine opportunity, requiring hard work and brings the rewards in line with effort. Would strongly urge people to (3) request further information in order to conduct their own research into a (1) multi-billion dollar listed company.” – By Anonymous, at 5:27 Pm

So I’m posting an open response to that anonymous commenter:

Dear Joan,

Thanks for leaving a comment on the blog I no longer update. I encourage you to comment here, as I am certain that googling your name will start to point people towards this blog.

It sounds like a fine offer, unfortunately no-one seems to know what it is. May I advise taking some of those millions of dollars and at least investing in a website?

I’m intrigued as to how a worldwide company operates 62 countries around the world without a website in this day and age.

So, accepting your offer as real and genuine, as you say, I can only summise that the business you operate is:

a) Mafia related
b) Drug running
c) People smuggling
d) Arms trade
e) 2 or more of the above

Looking forward to hearing from you. You have my CV so you should find it quite easy to contact me.

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[Religious Peedom] Don’t Shit On Mecca

Posted by Lex Fear on August 23, 2006

I was sent this link to BBC News this morning:

“Facilities in a prison are being built so Muslim inmates do not have to face Mecca while sitting on the toilet…

“…Faith leaders had told prison bosses it was unacceptable for Muslim inmates to face Mecca while using the toilet…

…The refurbishment has been carried out with due consideration for all faiths”, a Home Office spokeswoman said…”

If you ask me this is just a waste of your “freedom of religious expression”. If it was me I’d be milking it for all I could get-

“Sorry, these bars are facing the wrong way to my spiritual homeland, please move them”
“My faith calls for me to do everything wearing no clothes for at least 5 hours a day”
“Allah gets offended if I don’t eat enough Ben & Jerry’s”
“My faith requires me to attend a cinema to pray at least twice a week”

Still, we have to give them credit for toilets, I don’t think anyone could top that idea! So is this asymmetrical warfare against plumbers or what?

There’s too many jokes in this and I’ve gone for the obvious, can you do any better? Leave a comment, that goes for all you lurkers…

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[Farkworthy] Raccoons on a Plane!

Posted by Lex Fear on August 22, 2006

Samuel L Jackson is not reported to be starring in this follow up.

As reported by Another Think.

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[Justification] Where Are Your Accusers?

Posted by Lex Fear on August 20, 2006

“All right, stone her. But let those who have never sinned throw the first stones!” Then he stooped down again and wrote in the dust. When the accusers heard this, they slipped away one by one, beginning with the oldest, until only Jesus was left in the middle of the crowd with the woman. Then Jesus stood up again and said to her, “Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?”
No, Lord,” she said.
And Jesus said, “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.”John 8:3-11 NLT

All of us can admit to sinning – doing shameful or selfish things – and we can all receive forgiveness from Jesus or the person we offended, and be redeemed. However, in my experience, it doesn’t always end there. Today I stood in Church and whilst I was worshipping I found images brought to mind of all sorts of stupid embarrassing stuff I’ve done over the years. Are these just random blurbs from the subconscious part of my brain? Or is there something more sinister at work?

The Bible says that as Christians we have an enemy, called Satan. Taken from the Hebrew, “Satan” literally means ‘Adversary’ or ‘Accuser’.

Satan – Wikipedia

I believe that just as it was with Job, Satan stands before God and accuses us as believers. Funnily enough, for me, it usually happens at a time when I’m feeling good or trying to focus on God. It seems that as I enter in to the presence of God and into worship, this is when Satan tries his best to dig up the dirt and do a bit of mud-slinging.

For a time it works, both God and Satan know what’s buried in my backyard. I am convinced that the images or thoughts of my worst moments that come right out of the blue, are Satans attempts to convince both me and God that I am not worthy of his grace, or his love. (It’s not always Satan either, there are plenty of people in my life to remind me of the wrongs I’ve done).

It is then that Jesus, our friend and counselor, the advocate and mediator, speaks. He rebukes Satan, who is already condemned. As we lift our heads, Jesus asks “Where are your accusers?”

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[Your Data] AOL Customer 16006693

Posted by Lex Fear on August 18, 2006

A few weeks ago AOL came up with a great idea to “reach out to the academic community” by posting details of all their users search terms, complete with user IDs. It wasn’t long before bloggers seized upon it like mosquito’s on a pasty white tourist, and the database found its way into the public domain.

It is reported that some of the user searches could reveal an AOL customers identity, just by piecing together the data used in their searches:

16006693 nak
16006693 nack
16006693 sharona
16006693 knack
16006693 knack downloads
16006693 oakrige boys
16006693 oakridge boys
16006693 oakridge boys downloads free
16006693 jokes about dick cheney
16006693 jokes about dick cheney but not george bush
16006693 dick cheney creep
16006693 dick cheney dickhead
16006693 rummy dickhead
16006693 where is iraq
16006693 where is lebenon
16006693 his bullets
16006693 his bullies
16006693 shiits
16006693 shee-ites
16006693 bush appruval
16006693 bush approvel
16006693 bush drops below
16006693 dead reporters
16006693 dead reporters fotos
16006693 dead reporters pix
16006693 disembowled reporters pix
16006693 disembowled new york times
16006693 love thine enemas
16006693 love thine enemies
16006693 bible quote of the day
16006693 insperation from bible
16006693 george bush great president
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16006693 dream on
16006693 oakridge boys lyrics dream on
16006693 how to run country
16006693 how to run country when not really inerested
16006693 people to run country for you
16006693 over work
16006693 overwork
16006693 stress
16006693 best place to retire
16006693 places like crawford but without cindy sheehan
16006693 crawford the town not cindy crawford
16006693 crawford tx
16006693 like crawford tx but not so hot
16006693 best places to retire not hot
16006693 best places to retire global warming
16006693 global warming mith
16006693 global warming myth
16006693 crawford hot
16006693 cindy crawford hot
16006693 rice hot
16006693 rice hot not recipes
16006693 rice naked
16006693 rice nude
16006693 bible quotes resisting temptation
16006693 oakridge boys i’ll be true to you
16006693 oakridge boys trying to love two women
16006693 rice and beans
16006693 tex mex
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16006693 tex mex takeout
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16006693 heart burn
16006693 heartburn

Courtesy of Slate.com

If you still can’t work out his identity… just go to Democratic Underground.

If you want to search the data yourself, the AOL Search Database offers you the option of searching by Keyword, Site or User ID, but is not the complete database. DontDelete offer a similar search with a random user generator promising “hours of entertainment”. DataBlunder is by far the best on offer, as it includes views of popular user profiles and search reviews. Digg commenters discuss the database, ethical issues and offer some interesting, weird and frightening user IDs.

Here are some interesting one’s I’ve found or taken from the various sources above:
Insight into the criminal mind
Not happy with ‘him’
Heavenly intervention or cannibal plans to eat evangelist?
Too late
Tired of waiting for AOL to help me… I need a beer
IDs:
2281868 – Demons?
2708 – Revenge is ugly

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[Quotey] Another Day, Another Law Passed

Posted by Lex Fear on August 16, 2006

“It is for this reason that Blair wants to introduce ID cards. He has already admitted that they do bugger all in the war against terror, but they do reassure the readers of the Daily Mail that “something is being done” about asylum seekers.” – Kel, The Osterley Times

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