Archive for March, 2010

There’s entirely too much debate going on about Google’s new Street View facility. What, exactly, is the problem?

Here are a few reasons why people need to stop complaining:

1. If you’ve been caught through the open curtains on your front window parading naked through the room, you are an attention-whore and you should be happy millions can now see you.

2. If you’ve been caught entering a sex shop and you’re so ashamed you actually contact Google to remove the image, perhaps you should be thinking about your motivations in the first place.

3. If you’ve been caught on film vomiting in your city centre, stop drinking so much you chav bastard/slag.

4. If you’ve been caught in the middle of committing a crime…good! I hope you smiled real pretty for the camera.

5. If you’ve been caught sticking a pineapple up your….hold on, I’m fucking laughing my goddamned ass off right now. I’ve just seen a blog that has listed a “CON” of Street View thusly:

-can capture private or criminal moments (ex. leaning over and exposing underwear, drug deal, house burning down, walking out of adult video store)

This person then summarises their “CONS” list by saying Street View “can invade privacy“. I’m sorry, you ignorant shit, but if you’re dealing drugs or committing some other crime (drug dealing is still a crime, right?), then you have forsaken any rights to privacy you previously held. When you eventually get caught and sent to prison, do you think you’ll be taken seriously when you say to your cellmate, “Not tonight, Antoine, I need a little ‘private time’.” Look…Antoine is gonna make you his bitch, so forget about privacy, asshole. Pun intended.

Now…where was I?…

No wait…street view can capture a “house burning down”? Yeah, it’s true. Seems a bit sad that the Google camera crew actually took pictures of that. But wait! This could be a wonderful thing! If the reason the house is on fire is arson, the Google team might capture an image of the twisted firestarter making his getaway. Oh sorry…that would be an invasion of his or her privacy, according to this person.

Now, listen up. I’m as liberal as anyone really should be. I think people can do anything they like, until they infringe on another person’s human rights (and I mean “human rights” in the most universal sense). Once you’ve intentionally and unequivocably committed a crime against another person, that’s it. All bets are off. You are a lonesome fugitive and should not only be shunned by society, but actively hunted down and made to pay for your crime(s). None of this “out on bail” bullshit.

So anyway…what were we talking about?

Oh yeah…Google Street View. Pretty neat.


I just felt I wanted to say “goodbye”…

Thank you, Alex.

Today, I’d like to feature a guest post from His public health poster is priceless.

Put something on the end of it!

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Why, for fuck’s sake, do water and gas companies schedule work to be done at the most inopportune times?

A couple weeks ago, I was in the shower getting ready to go to work and the water company shut the water off to install a new meter. (Do NOT get me started on that, because ever since they installed the meter my water pressure has been all over the place.)

Then, yesterday, the gas company sent a guy out to install a new gas meter. When did they send him? At around 10 minutes to 9, just when I’m trying to get out the door to go to work.

Now, general consensus is that most people ’round these parts don’t work for a living, so companies don’t concern themselves with when they should schedule works to be carried out. Well, I’m sorry, but I don’t fucking sit around all day just waiting for my door buzzer to go off. I have a job, thanks.

Here’s today’s big FUCK YOU, especially for the local gas and water companies:

Now…tell the truth…you like that, don’t you?

Hi There

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Hi. I’m going to try and keep this blog as un-anonymous as possible, although I don’t know if I’ll succeed because I’m a practising misanthrope and an intensely private person. I just like the idea of having my own little corner to piss and shit in.

The picture in the ABOUT ME section is obviously not me (EDIT 25-03-2010: It is me now.)(EDIT 25-05-2010: It’s not me again. Well, basically it is me.), but if I happen to find or take a picture that I’m happy showing on here, then I will upload it. The world holds its breath.

Anyway, I think I’ll be going for now. Hope to see you soon. Or not.