Saturday, August 18, 2007

Monkography

Here's a cute little animation done by Brendon Mikronis, with Audio by my boyfriend Shane Andison. I loved it when I saw it, so I thought I'd share it with you all. What do you think?

Monday, August 06, 2007

Execution style shooting in a school car park


Three teenagers lined up against wall, shot in head | NEWS.com.au
* Teens lined up against wall, shot in head
* Shooting took place in school carpark
* Victim's sister wounded, recovering in hospital

THREE teenagers were lined up against a wall of a school carpark and shot in the head in a shocking triple murder in the US for which police have found no motive.

While the precise ages of the victims was not immediately known, reports from the scene in New Jersey have said they were all teenagers.

Identification tags from Delaware State University were found on the bodies, police have said.

The three were killed execution-style in a school carpark in Newark. They were named as Ofemi Hightower, Terrance Aeriel and Deshawn Harvey.

A fourth victim was wounded in the shooting. The injured 19-year-old woman was the sister of one of those murdered.

She is recovering in hospital.

Police have said they have made no arrests and have no idea of the motive behind the shocking slayings.

A spokesman for the local prosecutor's office said: "All four were good kids".

"They never had any issues with the law," the spokesman was quoted by the NJ.com website as saying. "It's a real tragedy."

That report suggested there may have been a confrontation between the victims and another group before the killings.

It said the shootings took place near the playground of the Mt Vernon School.


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Thanks to Matt for forwarding this article. Even thought the death toll is smaller, this actually hits me far worse than things like the Columbine or Virginia Tech shootings. You are able to put them down to the impetuousness, and the mental trauma of youth, and while you can't condone it, you can understand it. This to me seems far more cold-blooded, and planned.


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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Es gibt kein bier auf Hawaii

So, today I am viewing my wonderful Cute Overload email, where the following video was featured...




I nearly had a heart attack with laughing. For those of you who don't speak German, which I know is a lot of you, this is a song my grandfather and my mother both sang to me when I was little to make me laugh when I was sad...the rough translation of which goes something like this:

There is no beer in Hawaii
There is no beer
That's why I'll never go to Hawaii
That's why I'll stay here.

Hands up if the dog didn't really look like it wanted beer or Hawaii!!

That all just made me laugh. A completely innappropriate song for a dog in a completely innappropriate position.

And you so you don't think I've denied you all, a quick translation of the end of the song which is not used in the video:

It is so hot in Hawaii
There are no cool spots
And because of all the huula-ing
The thirst just won't go away.

So there you go, a little taste of the crazy German mentality, and a cute video to boot. :)


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