Monday Morning “Impediment to Productivity” – 20070423

Good Morning Gentle Reader,

I have started to assemble “Impediments” a bit early this week. Its Friday night/Saturday morning and I am in a waiting room… well… waiting. Have you ever noticed that the pile of ancient reading material is in inverse proportion to the amount of time you are going to be sitting there. This one had none. remember folks a bored thatch is a dangerous thing.

Lets begin with “Blame” first up Crop Circles are back (insert hysterical Kermit like arm waving here). Friend Terri spotted the opening of the 2007 Cereal Art Events. er sorry the first vist of the year.
“Hi Thatch and Jools,
I’m very excited – the first crop circle of the year has appeared :o)
It’s very pretty:
Have fun and I hope to catch up with you soon”
Terri is right it really is pretty, and you can see where it on Google Maps here if you are interested.

More “Blame”. this time from Kalene, and I quote.

It is too bad that you are not a Diet Coke drinker.

kalene ”

Bloody typical, I get forced to give up my caffeine and sugar fuelled lifestyle and the buggers go and make it good for you. Some days you just can’t win.

When Jools and I lived in Moonee Ponds we were down the bottom of a valley and consequently missed out on the occasional hot air ballon sailing by. We got quite used to seeing these when we were living in South Melbourne and in once again in our new abode we are treated to the site of them sailing past. BUT we have never ever seen anything as cool as this.

and if you think about it the sound the heaters make would go close to creating the right sound effects.

Flash Game time. as the Excel games didn’t go down to well last week, this week we are back on familiar turf. Blueprint is this weeks festival of frustration. The deal is you need to get your ball to the target. How? You move around the pieces to create a path for the ball to go in. lots of variations to choose from and the easier ones aren’t that easy. You got pipes, triangles, treadmills, half-pipes, and a thingies that propel your ball in a straight line. This should keep you going until Tuesday

This truly breathtaking, “The Inner Life of the Cell” is from the Biovisions at Harvard initiative is absolutely incredible, I have no idea what half of this stuff is meant to represent but I could watch this for ages.

And I cant resist this one.
France’s space agency puts its secret UFO archive on the Web.

PARIS: The saucer-shaped object is said to have touched down in the south of France and then zoomed off. It left behind scorch marks and that haunting age-old question: Are we alone in this big universe of ours?

This is just one of the cases from France’s secret “X-Files” – some 100,000 documents on supposed UFOs and sightings of other unexplained phenomena that the French space agency is publishing on the Internet.

France is the first country to put its entire weird sightings archive online, said Jacques Patenet, who heads the space agency’s UFO cell – the Group for Study and Information on Nonidentified Aerospace Phenomena.

You can read the rest at

And lastly some of the highlights from over at this week. A rather interesting collection this week, from Vanden (a five piece full on rock band) to neo folk “THEIF”
Once again another good week. Have a listen.


{Currently listening to Gamerna & }
{Currently reading: 3 day old newspapers. }
{Quick Status Check: waiting rooms? Hell? … a no brainer really }
{Crop Circle Status: See above}

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1 comment

  1. Can anyone recall seeing “Spinal Tap” performed entirely by Peeps?

    I am sure that I saw it last year and when looking for it this year all I found was Peeps “Lord of the Rings.” Excellent, but not what was required.

    If anyone has seen it, (or references to it to prove I am not entirely mad,) please leave a comment.

    I am confident that if anyone can find it, someone from the MMItP community can.

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