Tuesday, May 27, 2008

New Cars

At a time when petrol prices are rivaling bank fees for sheer ballsiness, nearly everyone I know is buying at least one new car.

Even my brother.

Mind you, with his penchant for faded glory, shopping on a six pack, poor impulse control and annoying our father; 'new' is probably not the best adjective to describe a 1989 Nissan Navara with an HRT engine and gearbox , illegal air-filter and little silver skulls for door locking knobs.

'Who would know it's illegal?' I asked.
'The cops.'
'Ah, that's a pity. They're just the sort who have the authority to book you. I mean if it was hairdressers, well, you'd be in the clear.'
'Hmmm funny. The engine is tagged too.'
'What's that mean?'
'You know, like the tags put on your water meter when it gets cut off for non-payment. Only it stops scrotes messing with the calibrations.'

Bless. I love the way he assumes everyone has a working knowledge of evading debt collectors, defrauding real estate agents, laughing at threats of credit listings and being aware of the two remaining video stores you can borrow from in the greater Adelaide metropolitan area.

And just to finish.

What I want to know is: how can a two year old freeze a computer, call emergency services on the phone, or (when in at the hospital) press the emergency button on the patient's remote control - all within three seconds of getting access to the buttons? How? It's not natural. Seriously.

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3 Comments:

At May 27, 2008 at 10:28 PM , Blogger Kath Lockett said...

Great post, Myninjacockle - your brother sounds like he's ventured into more than his fair share of Cash Converters, Hydroponics-R-Us, Adult bookshops and Smokemarts !

Two year olds and buttons - there's obviously some kind of hidden, heat-seeking magnet in very young fingertips, that eventually fades and disappears altogether when they reach the age of 1) relative common sense and 2) the ability to remember their home address and to speak clearly.

Enjoy - and just when the Noodle's able to tie his shoelaces and wipe his own bottom, you'll have another child entering the age of Finagling Fingertips....

 
At May 28, 2008 at 1:39 AM , Blogger Adamgv said...

There are many benefits to air purifier / ozonator. HEPA filters are especially important in that they remove contaminants in the air. I found a website called filtrationtek.com. They have a wide variety of ozonators and air filter units that work very well and cost less than the conventional brands. I have one myself for 2 years now and it is so easy to clean and maintain. It works excellent. Whenever I walk into my bedroom the air always smells clean and fresh. As far as ionic air purifiers go, this website has it all. Air filtration at it's best.

 
At May 28, 2008 at 8:18 PM , Blogger wiretherapy said...

as a warning to others i went to filtrationtek.com and now i'm blind in one eye.

from what i could see that wasn't one of the benefits listed.

 

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