30 March 2010


Charlie, a new retiree greeter at Wal-Mart, just could not get to work on time.

Every day he was 5, 10, 15 minutes late. But he was a good worker, really tidy, clean shaven, sharp-minded and a credit to the company. He was clearly demonstrating the benefit of Wal-Mart's "older persons are friendly" policy.

One day the boss called him into his office for a talk. "Charlie, I have to tell you, I like your work ethic, you do a bang up job, but you being late so often is quite bothersome".

"Yes, I know boss, and I am working on it."

"Well good, you are a team player. That's what I like to hear. It's odd though you coming in late. I know you're retired from the Navy. What did they say if you came in late there?"

"They said 'Good morning, Admiral, can I get you a cup of coffee, sir?"

29 March 2010

Man Cave Motor Sports

Went to the Australian Grand Prix yesterday- awesome!!! Ears are still ringing actually! I thought the V8s were loud until the F1s cranked up the revs- they were louder than the RAAF F/A-18 Hornet which did a fly-past!
Got trackside seats right where the pit exit rejoined the main track, about 100yds from the start/finish line. Sweet. right about where this pic was taken, but I was at ground level. WoW - did those F1s fly past!
I got lots of pics of blurs and empty track. I claim it was the camera, not the beers I enjoyed :-)

26 March 2010

Zero Tolerance Speed Cameras


To anyone driving & speeding in Queensland.
New Bruce Highway Zero Tolerance Speed Camera
With the Bruce Highway 's death toll continuing to increase, this will be the first year that Zero Tolerance Speed Cameras will be used.
The new cameras look a bit different than normal speed surveillance cameras.
I have included a photo so that you will know what to look for as you're traveling around the great state of Queensland .

Make sure you do not speed when approaching one.
Please take this warning seriously as these new devices offer no warnings or second chances.
Happy riding / motoring!

22 March 2010

Red Blok walker repaints

Repainted for service in Weird War 2, these Red Blok walkers look great in their new colours IMHO! They look a little lacking in their anti-Zombie defences though...


Here are some more with a tutorial on getting this winter camo look:

21 March 2010

Brewery Stocks grow!

I bottled my Stonehenge Stout today. I might get one more brew in before Autumn hits hard, but the larder is looking rather respectable now:

Lucy Lager: 32 bottles (750ml)
Stonehenge Stout: 36 bottles
Canadian Blonde: 15 bottles
Jurassic Ginger Beer: 20 bottles

Now to actually get painting!

19 March 2010

Memoir 44: Breakthrough

New hotness for Mem'44. Not a game I pull out all the time, but one I always enjoy lots when I do.

Go deep behind enemy lines at Sword Beach as you airdrop in to capture the bridges of the Orne... Join Guderian's famed Panzers as they battle the armored columns of the British Expeditionary Forces... Sign on for Operation Crusader to take on Rommel in the deserts of North Africa and liberate the garrison in Tobruk...

The Memoir '44 Breakthrough Expansion will take you deep into the battles of World War II with two, double-sided, 9-panel board maps covering all four Memoir '44 map environments - countryside, beach, winter and deserts These oversize boards stretch the limit of current printing technology and are 13 x 17 hexes deep, opening up the Breakthrough format to new, more expansive scenarios.

The Breakthrough Expansion includes 15, never-in-print-before scenarios, created by Jacques "jdRommel" David, and Memoir '44 author, Richard Borg. These scenarios cover the Western and Eastern Fronts, as well as the Mediterranean and Pacific Theaters and include classic battles such as: Operation Crusader; Operation Amherst; and two different renditions of Sword Beach - all designed for the 13 x 17 hex Breakthrough format.


16 March 2010

German Zombies

You know they're cool- only a feeble excuse is required!!! From the recently released Norwegian horror 'Dead Snow'- you can find all the best bits on YouTube

15 March 2010

La Rouge Rubbish

I love WW1 Flying films, I think 'Dawn Patrol" from 1938 (starring Errol Flynn) is one of my all time favourites closely followed by "The Blue Max". I even liked the flying sequence from the recent 'Flyboys' which were great (though the rest of the film was pretty average). This one I was looking forward to - a German made movie about their most famous fighter pilot.

So it pains me to recommend: Don't bother, its a stinker!
Seriously, the fleeting flying sequences are glimpses of what could have been, but sadly these are far and few between. Then ironically, the movie just ends and you dont see the finale you have struggled through the rest of for! On a more personal note, not even a mention of the Australian soldiers who brought him down with groundfire (conclusively proven through autopsy a few years ago).

Do yourself a favour- skip this and go watch Dawn Patrol instead!

14 March 2010

Now Brewing: Stonehenge Stout

Getting my winter beverages ready now, this one will need a few months to mature in the bottle. Thick, black treacly goodness it is too! This may be the last brew for a while now, with the weather getting cooler.

08 March 2010

Carcassonne unearthed!

Started a rediscovery of an old favourite this weekend. Hopefully, we can play a bit of this over the next few weeks

4 points for first place, 3 points for second...you get the idea. After some tutoring for the newbie-oldies, Day 1 point tally looks like this:

Man Cave - 4
The Lad - 2
The Lass - 1

Lucy Lager

I've been away with work, but have now returned to find my latest brew, "Lucy Lager" (a maltdextrose lager) has finished fermenting and is ready for bottling!


03 March 2010

Xenomorph Heads

This one is for Comrade James (though Owen will likely be interested too). Imagine these heads on a Genestealer body, sprayed black with a few highlights and a glossy varnish....skittering around inside a Hulk...


02 March 2010

Bag the Trifecta!

When Too Fat Lardies released Squadron Leader Johnny Danger's Bag the Hun "Scramble" Compendium earlier today, all my remaining willpower (not saying much I know) evaporated. And thus I downloaded the full Hun Bagger package:

Goggles on, Chocks away - hurray!

01 March 2010

Important health advice for women

Do you have feelings of inadequacy?
Do you suffer from shyness?
Do you sometimes wish you were more assertive?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist about Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc is the safe, natural way to feel better and more confident about yourself and your actions. It can help ease you out of your shyness and let you tell the world that you're ready and willing to do just about anything.

You will notice the benefits of Sauvignon almost immediately and with a regimen of regular doses you can overcome any obstacles that prevent you from living the life you want to live. Shyness and awkwardness will be a thing of the past and you will discover many talents you never knew you had.

Stop hiding and start living.

Sauvignon may not be right for everyone. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use it. However, women who wouldn't mind nursing orbecoming pregnant are encouraged to try it.

Side effects may include dizziness, nausea, vomiting, incarceration, erotic lustfulness, loss of motor control, loss of clothing, loss of money, loss ofvirginity, delusions of grandeur, table dancing, headache, dehydration, dry mouth, and a desire to sing Karaoke and play all-night rounds of Strip Poker, Truth Or Dare, and Naked Twister!


* The consumption of Sauvignon may make you think you are whispering when you are not.
* The consumption of Sauvignon may cause you to tell your friends over and over again that you love them.
* The consumption of Sauvignon may cause you to think you can sing.
* The consumption of Sauvignon may make you think you can logically converse with members of the opposite sex without spitting.
* The consumption of Sauvignon may create the illusion that you are tougher, smarter, faster and better looking than most people.

Please feel free to share this important information with as many women as you feel may benefit!

Now Just Imagine What You Could Achieve With a Good Dry Merlot!!!