It's BTM Week and we're back from our little Winter
Break and raring to go... An entire month
has passed since we signed-off, so there's a little
catch-up to do. We've got a full house again
for this BTM, and I for one have been itching
for some LAN action. Forewarning is now
being issued to all attendees... If Isis
approaches you holding thirty pounds of catalogues
asking, "Do you like this centrepiece more, or
this one?" Just nod and smile, that's been
the best I've been able to come up with so far.
Continuing with "The Male Perspective", allow
me to introduce my theory on the female brain
and how it's geared to work... The "Flywheel"
gene females have from birth manifests itself
far before puberty hits as young women play "dress-up",
"house" and other such marriage related things
at a young age. This gene (...absent in
males as it's replaced by the 'driving' gene...)
causes iron in the blood to collect in the brain
forming a solid mass, or flywheel if you will...
Each and every thought regarding marriage increases
the mass of this flywheel as well as its rotational
speed. When I proposed to Isis,
it was like pulling the pins on a grenade from
each ear... The flywheel, now at an estimated
10,000+RPM flies out of their heads, throws sparks
as it hits the floor and quickly accelerates through
the wall at break-neck speeds, anything in its
way is subject to destruction (...take note, the
'biological clock' doubles this flywheel's speed...).
As it stands, our wedding date has been set for
June 28th, the venue is still in the air, flowers
have been picked and I think there'll be beer.
I've been of little use to her in this endeavour
as the most input she's received from me has involved
head motions and grunts, but I guess I best start
helping out. My understanding is, I'm here
for the ride, don't ask me questions with regards
to flowers and planning as having clean underwear
for that day is the most forethought I've produced
thus far. Perhaps a LAN Party wedding? Isis
comes screaming down the isle straddling a redeemer?
Unfortunately, that's the best suggestion I've
had. Forgive me, I'm male.
mind's still reeling from the news of Columbia's
burn-up on re-entry Saturday morning...
Can you believe that within moments of the incident,
the news agencies already started asking if this
was a terrorist act? Sure, it was...
Mohammed atop his camel makes a direct hit with
his rocket launcher at an object over 63,135 meters
in the air which was moving in excess of
21,800 km/h... Judging by how many of you miss
the toilet during the BTM at a distance of 2 feet
(...less for some of us, Ahem!..), I say you're
an idiot to even ask if a missile was involved.
Do they always have to pop out the 'terrorist
card' now? Condolences to the family and
friends of these heroes who gave themselves in
pursuit of the betterment of humanity. It
may be premature to say, but I think everyone
knows the damage caused by the insulation breaking
off and impacting the underside of the wing 80
seconds after launch was the culprit, even though
NASA had played that down... Hit me with
a pillow, no big deal... Hit me with that
same pillow at over 3,000 km/h and there's a good
chance I'll cry.
may just try a little experiment this BTM just for
you folks who've read about the LAN Parties, but
have yet to make the jump to join us, or live simply
too far away... We're going to attempt a rig-up
with the MeatCAM in LAN Central to provide live
'streaming' video of the action, rather than a static
image that updates once every 30 seconds.
We'll keep you posted here!
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