Friday, 28 November 2008

Babes: No. 1 in Indonesia and More

No. 2 in the UK

No. 2 in .com


If you are looking for "free-babes" then, according to Google I'm your man! 

Yes!  Search Google for that term and I'm No.1 in Indonesia, No. 2 in the UK and in .com.

Why me?  Well a few weeks ago I wrote  the following in response to another searcher for porn finding me - somehow.  

"This blog is a teens-free, babes-free, hottie-free and bikini-free zone."

If you want "free, babes" or "free babes" then you need to go elsewhere because my ranking is nowhere.




Thursday, 27 November 2008

Blog Open For Comments


After a couple of days of the blog being closed to ALL comments I am pleased to be able to open up the blog again.


I continue to ponder the blog's future (see previous post) but now I can do so without needing to have the comments facility closed.


Thanks for bearing with me.



Sunday, 23 November 2008

At It Again: More Destruction

A few months have passed since I told the tale of my destructive tendencies in a Youth Hostel but I was at it again today!
The entire Carr family travelled through to the West to visit the children's grandfather, my father-in-law.  We were only due to stay a couple of hours and the first 110 mins passed without incident.  This was not to last.
Just before we were leaving I went to the toilet and I noticed that the bathroom light didn't work. 
No!  I did not break the toilet seat.  I'm a man.  Well, I was the last time I could see past my belly.  I pee standing up.
No!  I did not pee on the floor.
I peed normally into the bowl and I went to flush the toilet and the button went down but no water appeared.  The button was stuck in the down position and could not be pulled back up.  I raised the cistern lid a little and the buttons returned to their correct position but again no flush.  I lifted the cistern lid off the cistern and replaced it - still no flush.
I went downstairs and told my father-in-law. "It worked for me," said Mrs Carr  and my father-in-law chimed in with, "You didn't lift the cistern lid off, did you?  It's very difficult to refit".
"Shit!"  I thought - fortunately - to myself.  "Oh, by the way, your upstairs lights don't work"
"I'll just have to reset the circuit-breakers" and as he flicked the reset switch there was a pop and a flash.  Clearly there was a major problem with one of the lights but which one? As we talked round the problem I mentioned that I had switched on the lights in his lounge.  "I never use that switch." 
God, how was I to know. All I wanted was to bring light to the room and I trip all the bloody lights.
We didn't stay.  We left with the house largely in darkness and with no flushing toilet. 

Will I be welcome back at my father-in-law's?
Will I be welcome anywhere?

Friday, 21 November 2008

Cast Out!






Shock horror!

How will I survive?

Will I survive?





Oh, yes I'll survive OK


'Twas only from another's blog.




No clue but ...........


Hey, there's a first time for everything.  I feel as though I've earned some blogging spurs.




Since I published this trivial and faux-surprised post, another has posted again making it appear that I  - although unnamed  - had made a terrible attack. 

Nothing could be further from the truth. 

I made a general comment which, admittedly putting a different view from the blogger, was even in tone and not disrespectful. 

I make this comment here only because I would hate readers to think that I had been disrespectful to another blogger far less launched an attack.

If any doubt this statement then I am happy for any to read my original comment of which I have a copy.

I hope I need say no more on this matter.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

BNP Membership List: Still Available

UPDATE: 19 Nov 16.45  I believe the list is still available but the site is overloaded.  Obviously lots have found the same source as I did and lots have found me.  I hadn't expected so many visitors.


Having read in the 'papers this morning about the leaking of this list on the web I was intrigued to see if I could find it.  I should stress that this was an intellectual exercise only: I have often wondered if I could find "banned" data on the web.

Would it still be there?

Originally the list had been posted on Blogger - - but this blog has been removed as has any cache of the blog.

From the post title clearly the list is available for download.  I found the list in less than 10 minutes but I cannot tell you how to find the list other than to say that, initially, what I knew is little except a key search done on time or really great differences over the unbiased knowledge.  

I imagine that once posted the list could never be effectively withdrawn.


Given that the law was probably broken in publishing these details, you must be responsible for your own actions should you choose to look and download the data.

I have visited the download site only.


My intellectual curiosity has been satisfied - totally.

Monday, 17 November 2008

Happy Song


I need to sing a happy song
Because I'm sad inside
Sad, sad and tearful
Tears I cannot cry
So wash away the hidden tears
With words so full of joy
That life is seen again as life
And not as pain and death



The circle is unbroken
The circle is a chain
To link my success or failure
To my rating as a man


To hell with manly rankings
Rather I'd be free
From ball and chain
From manacles
That crush and weaken me

The Scarlet Day


We seek it here

We seek it there

We seek tomorrow everywhere


Is there no end to plagiarism?

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Wordless Struggle


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PostOfficeREX_468x310 iwelumomiss_516x387_10902a

 sing-like-expert .

images-miscellaneous-2006-eye-500x500 WillSmithPa_450x300

y_conisborough_01 toilet-aquarium

 large_king .


UPDATE:   Appears that these two sentences are too difficult to interpret.  Therefore, help is here.  Highlight area below.



Vital Spark        Puffer in Para Handy stories

Two                Concentrate on the fingers!!


Miss                Chris Iwelumo's miss Scotland vs Norway



Will                  Will Smith



King                 Martin Luther King

Vital Spark to post missing.  I will keep looking.

UPDATE:2  Seems as though more explanation is needed.  The vital spark I need to allow me to post is missing ==> "Vital spark to post missing".

I will keep looking for the vital spark ==> "I will keep looking"

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Resigned Blogpower


Yesterday I resigned from Blogpower.  This I should have done some months ago but now the deed is done.  I will  continue within Bloghounds.


I have deleted the banner and the blogroll but I'll switch many of you to another 'roll.  Please bear with me: I tend to very slow at making these housekeeping changes.

Poor Visiting


For the last week or so I've done little visiting -  too much on plate.

Apologies.   Hope to see more of you all soon.

Friday, 7 November 2008

What Did He Expect To Find?

Had to laugh.  Was just looking at my stats when I saw an American, or are least someone based in USA - High Point, North Carolina - had found me ..... but his Google search terms were odd:

"blog anything goes pic post" SafeSearch OFF

Goodness knows what else he found - I assume a he - but he came across my "What goes Up .... Picture Post"

This person then searched my blog 4 times with the following 4 search terms:





I'm shocked! 

What does he think I am? 

What kind of blog did he hope to find?

Obviously he didn't find anything of interest.  He didn't even leave a comment!  You'd think the least he'd do was leave a comment of disappointment but no.

But he has shown me a way I could increase my stats.  Mind you, I'd get shut down; I've got no interest and so no thank you.  Think I'll stay with my current hotchpotch of a blog and the teens and babes and hottie and bikinis can be shown elsewhere. 

This blog is a teens-free, babes-free, hottie-free and bikini-free zone.

USA Immigration


I have no idea what information the authorities in the UK gather from immigrants today but, from my genealogy studies, I know what the USA gathered in the late 1800s and early 1900s and it seems incredibly detailed, much more detailed than I had thought.

Below is a copy of the Master's Declaration made on entry to Ellis Island, New York.

Masters Declaration

For those with poor eyes or who can't be bothered to enlarge the picture I've made a transcript:

"Affidavit of the Master or Commanding Officer or First or Second Officer

"I, W. Baxter, of the CALEDONIA, from Glasgow, do solemnly, sincerely and truly declare that I have caused the surgeon of said vessel sailing therewith, or the surgeon employed by the owners thereof, to make a physical and oral examination of each and all of the aliens named in the foregoing Lists or manifest Sheets, ? in number, and that from the report of said surgeon and from my own investigation, I believe that no one of said aliens is an idiot, or imbecile, or a feeble-minded person, or insane person, or a pauper, or is likely to become a public charge, or is afflicted with tuberculosis or with a loathsome or dangerous contagious disease, or is a person who has been convicted of, or who admits having committed a felony or other crime or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, or is a polygamist or one admitting belief in the practice of polygamy, or an anarchist, or under promise or agreement, express or implied, to perform labor in the United States, or a prostitute, or a woman or girl coming to the United States for the purpose of prostitution, or for any other immoral purpose, and that also, according to the best of my knowledge and belief, the information in said Lists or manifests concerning each of said aliens named therein is correct and true in every respect."

More information than this was actually recorded.  The specific details changed from year to year but I have records where, in addition to the checks above, the following information was taken:

"Name in Full
Age (Years and Months)
Married or Single
Calling or Occupation
Able to Read and/or Write
Nationality (Country of which citizen or subject)
Race or people
Last Residence (last permanent residence, Country and City or town)
Final destination (State City or Town)
Whether having a ticket to such final destination
By whom passage paid?
Whether in possession of $50, and if less, how much?
Whether ever before in the United states and, if so, when and where
Whether going to join a relative or friend, and if so, what relative or friend, and his name and complete address
Condition of mental and Physical health
Deformed or crippled, nature, length of time, and cause
Height, complexion, hair colour, eye colour, marks of identification"

If the authorities were so careful about who entered the country where did crime and prostitution in the USA come from? 

Was this an early version of a  database which holds lots of useless information?  Mind you I bet the Americans never left this database on a train.


As you'll have guessed I was struggling for a post today.

Monday, 3 November 2008

What's in a Colour?

Not a lot for most of us but if the colour is green and the place is Larkhall - a small town to the south-east of Glasgow  - then a huge amount apparently.

Over the years I had heard or read snippets about Larkhall being an incredibly strong  protestant / Glasgow Rangers / Orange town but until an article in Saturday's Independent I hadn't considered posting.  A quick Google search unearthed two other articles both raising similar points (here and here): that the colour  "green is immediately associated with Catholicism, Irish republicanism and the football team Glasgow Celtic."   I have drawn points from these posts.

"Green is a colour noticeable by its absence in Larkhall, the small town with the big reputation as Scotland's most sectarian community. Ask the average person what the name of the Lanarkshire town conjures up and the most likely answer is tattoos, Rangers tops and Protestant marching bands."

"While Irish immigrants were able to mix successfully in towns such as Paisley, Greenock, Ayr and Kilmarnock, historians believe anti-Catholicism to have been greater in mining towns such as Larkhall, where Irish Catholics were used by pit owners to break strikes. So the fuel was as much economic fear as it was cultural dilution of Protestant stock, the idea which found support in sections of the Church of Scotland in the 1920s and 1930s.
Catholics, who account for just 2,000 out of the town's population of 15,000 are no longer feared as economic rivals. They have gathered to celebrate mass in community halls in Larkhall since 1872, but when there was enough support to fund the construction of a church in 1905, the local council insisted St Mary's be built on the outskirts of the town. 

Even with this background, some of the reported the happenings within Larkhall strike an outsider as strange.

"[T]the contempt with which the emerald tint is held in the town has prompted the sandwich chain Subway to change its traditional signage to black and the local pharmacies to switch their frontage to blue."

Photos are shown below:


        NORMAL                                  LARKHALL

Green Subway3 Black Subway3

Green Moss3 Blue Moss

I should point out that  I read on a forum that some Subway outlets actually use a black sign as normal.  I don't know which version is correct for Larkhall.

"[T]here have been reports that Telewest [cable]boxes - originally green - were vandalised and reappeared blue. Locals say that in Hamilton, a chain of Indian restaurants is green and white, while the Larkhall branch is blue and white."

Blue Gates2

"The most prominent example of the promotion of colours associated with unionism is the railings of Glenview Memorial Park. In the past they were red, white and blue. In the 1990s, the council painted them municipal green, an act which proved unpopular. In 2001, a resident painted a stretch red, white and blue, and  ......  the Queen's colours were then retained by the council."

There are reports that 205 green lights in traffic lights were smashed in 6 years and that these incidents occurred after Rangers' defeats.


There are those who believe the problems of Larkhall are not as bad as many make out.

"In the high seats by the window of the new Subway store, one local mother, who like many residents equates giving her name with "smashed windaes", said: "It's so embarrassing - imagine living in a town where people can't tolerate the colour green - you'll no see green wheelie bins. I had one and they set it alight." Like many people we spoke to, she believes sectarianism is ingrained, but at the same time is not as bad as many people might imagine. "You've got a minority of nutters who'll cause trouble, but that's about it."


"Today, the parish enjoys strong ecumenical relations with the town's other religious denominations. The local St Vincent de Paul group, a charitable organisation whose assistance is not restricted to Catholics, receives donations from the local Rangers Supporters Club, Orange Order and Masonic lodge.

The parish priest for the past 30 years, Canon Henry McGinn, 85, took umbrage at reports in the Catholic press that he was too fearful to walk the streets in a dog collar, which, in fact, he is rarely without. The attitude of the local Catholic community, which may surprise some people, is that the town has been unfairly treated."

" ..... a press officer with the Scottish Catholic Media Office, said: "Over decades, anti-Catholicism has been marginalised throughout Scotland. The majority of the decent people of Larkhall are no different to anywhere else in the country. Any disharmony is caused by the same antisocial tendencies you would find in other towns in Scotland and is therefore not peculiar to Larkhall."

Others too are fed up with the stigma attached to Larkhall.  The local SNP councillor said,

"The reputation Larkhall has got is simply not justified. Any problems it does have are shared by many other places in the west of Scotland. Yet there are urban myths about Larkhall that are continuing to be reported.

"I don't believe that the smashing of traffic lights has anything to do with sectarianism, and it has nothing to do with religion, but it has everything to do with vandalism.

"The vast majority of the people of Larkhall are pig-sick of being tarred with the same brush as a few idiots. It's quite simple. If you want to find people who will voice sectarian views, you will be able to do that, just as you are able to do that anywhere in Scotland, but the vast majority in the town want nothing to do with it."

A relatively independent assessment comes from an outsider from Edinburgh who travelled with his son's Under 17's football team to play the local Larkhall team.

"... I'm standing in a public park in loyal Larkhall, doing my best to stand up to the testicley challenging cold weather.  For the benefit of those not acquainted with the quaint traditions of Larkhall, this blight on the landscape is often described as Scotland's most sectarian town."

"Well, the signs were ominous. The home team took to the field in bright orange strips and at a rough guess about 90 per cent of the home team's supporters/parents/friends were adorned in Rangers-blue outfits. For God's sake, don't let them find out my son and a fair few of the Leith players and coaches are Hibees, I thought.

But of course, I exaggerate. Like all stereotypes Larkhall didn't quite measure up to its grotesque image. Sure, it was a hard fought match with some tough tackling, but it was played fairly and there was none of the vitriol that might have been expected. When you venture in to these fiercely proud former mining towns you expect a bit of aggro but even the supporters were surprisingly quiet, well behaved and non -confrontational." [despite the Larkhall team losing 2 - 0.]


What is the real Larkhall?  I'm sorry I haven't a clue!