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May 2007

Hogzilla Hate Mail

When 11 eleven year old Jamison Stone shot and killed a feral hog weighing more than 1000lbs he made the headlines. Not everyone was impressed however. The young age of our protagonist does not seem to have tempered the vitriol of his critics to any great degree.

"I have to congratulate you because I didn't think it was possible for an 11 yr old as large as yourself to chase a pig for three hours in hilly terrain. Well done, fat boy! For real though. Killing an animal about half your size does not make you a hero, or a model american, or anything else anybody might say you are. It certainly does not make you worthy of being in a movie."

"You are a worthless piece of crap and i hope one day another noble american hunter such as yourself mistakes you for a large hog and shoots you about 12 times before your fat ass drops dead. They'll definately need another backhoe in the woods to pick your body up with. I hope you're enjoying your fame. Satan is going to have fun with you when you rot in hell.

God Bless."


"Hurry up enlist in the Army, I want to see you chased and shot at. And maybe beheaded on video for us to see....I will laugh while eating my veggie burger."

while Joseph had this to say:

"You are a typical American Christian, fat and eager to kill. See you in hell, son."

More comments both favourable and disparaging posted on the kid's website. Perhaps you would like to have your own say. A lot of folks reckon the story is a load of old crap. Perhaps you agree.

Bits and Pieces, Inc.


Bored of the rings?

Fans can rejoice at the release of "The Children of Hurin", the first new Tolkien story since "The Silmarillion" was released in 1977. Tolkien's son Christopher has compiled the work from several incomplete drafts among the author's manuscripts. The "new" work is somewhat darker than "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, one of it's central themes being one of incest.

Review: Times Online
More Reviews: Tolkien Gateway

Today's Neo-Nazis Have No Respect For Tradition

Karl Quandt laments the younger generation of white supremacists' lack of tradition, discipline and self respect.
The Onion

Rude Place Names

(AO) Some bright spark has gone to the effort of finding all the rude place names in the world and plotting them on a google map. Verily there is an Anus in France and a Homo in Norway plus that naughty place in Austria where they steal all the signposts.
Google Maps

Hair today, gone in Burma

Rangoon (dpa) - Reports that Burmese women have been losing their hair to nimble-fingered thieves have sparked military investigations into the matter, leading to some more startling revelations about the state of the economy, sources said Wednesday:
Bangkok Post

Gaol Paris Hilton

The petition to gaol Paris Hilton gathers momentum:

Plate of shrimp

Lattice of coincidence or are the aliens involved? Just what is the "Baader-Meinhoff Phenomenon"?


The Underbelly

The underbelly was a Trace Hodgson series originally published in "City Voice" a Wellington based community paper. Check out more of Trace's work here including the now classic "Shafts of Strife" and an all new never before published srip, "Nano Second".

O.M.G! What's a bogan? Better check the urban dictionary

Stupid Games:

Think of a letter between A and Z

Roswell World's Favourite Alien Landing Sites

Fodors travel guides present a round-up of the world's favourite alien landing sites.

Popular destinations include Roswell, New Mexico, The "Extraterrestrial Highway", Nevada and Nazca City, Peru.

Tennessee Fainting Goat

The Tennessee Fainting Goat, a.k.a. "Myotonic" or "Scare" Goat. suffers from myotonia congenita, a condition in which the muscle cells experience prolonged contraction when the goat is startled. The transitory stiffness associated with these contractions can cause the goat to stop moving, stiffen, and even fall down. This is not a true faint, but a muscular phenomenon unrelated to the nervous system. The actual degree of stiffness may vary widely from goat to goat and is based on a number of factors, including age, species purity, and degree of fright.

Shepherds used to keep them with sheep because the presence of a wolf would cause them to "faint", this allowed the sheep to escape as the wolf would concentrate on the poor old goat.

Mouse Calibration Test

Is your mouse calibrated?

If you spend a lot of time on the computer it's worth checking to see if your mouse is properly calibrated. A poorly calibrated mouse may result in errors and considerable time wasted. To re-calibrate your mouse simply click and hold on the T below. Then drag the T toward the E. If that doesn't work, you might want to clean your mouse or replace it with a new one.

There's one born every minutE

North Gate of Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia


I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
Half sunk, a shatter'd visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamp'd on these lifeless things,
The hand that mock'd them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains: round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

In 2004 I made an epic journey overland from Hanoi (Vietnam) through Laos and Cambodia ending up in Bangkok. On the way I passed through jungles and cities. The ruins of Angkor link the ancient with the modern. A civilization swallowed up by the jungle. A world where Kings rode elephants and commissioned audacious works in their own glory. In the humid soup of the rainy season everything is lush and green.....

Travels in Asia - Siem Reap and the Ruins of Angkor


We always appreciate receiving your letters at In sanity we Trust. The following is from "Abuse Team", location unknown.

Subject: Virus Detected

Dear Customer,

Our robot has detected an abnormal activity from your IP adress (sic) on sending e-mails. Probably it is connected with the last epidemic of a worm which does not have official patches at the moment. we recommend you to install this patch to remove worm files and stop email sending, otherwise your account will be blocked. We had archived the patch becouse (sic) the worm can modify unpacked exe files. You should open the archive file, enter the password and run the patch immediately.

Password: sum48

Customer Support Center Robot

I'm not sure why they are calling me "dork", wishful thinking perhaps. Dork is in fact the biological term for a whale's penis. Go on run that patch....

No really, drop us a line. Your thoughts, links, comments and contributions are most welcome. Otherwise I'm resigned to trawling the spam for entertainment.

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