Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Naked scanners???

I understand the need for airport security. I don't want to explode in a fireball, but the newest technology being used in the airports is taking it just a bit too far, even in my twisted little mind.

Manchester airport is currently trialling "Naked Scanners" a full body x-ray thingy (very technical term that) which basically take a photo of you in the nude. No...seriously! it reportedly also shows up any breast enlargements, false limbs, piercings, and a clear outline of passengers' private parts. Wanna see??

See he has his clothes on outside... OK...so they say that the image will only be seen by a single officer in a room off in the distance and that the images cannot be stored in any way, but the cynic in me always find room for the officer who comes across a celebrity/beautiful person and either calls their mates in for a leer, or takes a photo with their mobile. Another thought - what about children? we are trying to save our kids from paedophiles, are parents going to allow their children through this, not knowing what or who is watching??

I think I'll stick with the beeping machines thanks.

(worthy note: I'm certainly no prude, some of this clothing I've worn in public would probably make some strippers blush, but its on my terms and at my discretion.)

Friday, 9 October 2009

OOh new hair 2009

I seem to only get my hair cut once a year or two. Its been just over a year since my last visit and this time we had to try a new hairdresser because the last one has disappeared into oblivion. (shame, I really liked him too)

Anyway the lady at the new place looked a little worried when I first told her what I wanted as it meant chopping about 5 inches off my hair (no hairdresser seems to like making the transition from long to short!) then I told her to cut as many choppy layers in as she could...so she did! (apologies in advance for the dodgy photo but I had to get up early so I'm tired!)

and before anyone says it...its faded purple at the moment...not pink!

One in a million

Whilst playing Left 4 Dead tonight something weird happened. Whilst looking for a server to play on I stumbled into a lobby that contained a very old friend of mine. You might not think this is unusual but there were over 18000 people playing at that point! I knew he played, but I wasn't sure of his chosen platform, and I'd looked on steam for him but without knowing his username the search was useless. We recognised each other instantly, which is typical of our relationship - we have popped up in each others lives at very random points, usually by total chance. Last time we met in person was when we were both on a trip to Norwich after living away for a time and spotted each other in a packed shopping mall, before then it was a chance meeting in a nightclub after we had lost touch for a couple of years. Seems the only time I come across him is a million to one event!

Good thing is we now have a fourth player for our team who seems to play as often as B-Man, Gurn and me! maybe our long suffered fourth player syndrome is over?

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Barbie spots the conspiracy...

During my usual routine net surfing I came across this article -Recession makes many healthier

I'm one of those annoying cynical people who often sees conspiracy in everything, so my latest theory is this:
The government have manufactured a recession in order to solve the obesity crisis!

Why would this work? well, if people have less money they may be less able/willing to use their cars, instead opting to walk, cycle, or use public transport. People eat healthier, being unable to afford takeaways and alcohol. Free events and pastimes often involve a little more exercise than paid ones (a walk in the park vs. a visit to the cinema for example - obviously this doesn't work for everything, I'm sure skiing is far more expensive than watching tv, but you get my drift) Children have less pocket money to buy sweets, people go on fewer holidays (therefore not indulging as much)

Hmmmm, what kind of dodgy paper can I sell my theory to????