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April Pieces Of My Mind #1
Seen two ridiculous password behaviours recently. One Polish bank tells you to enter part of your password, about a third of the characters, which ones is randomised each time. One Swedish newspaper generates a password for you, then tells you to enter that password backwards, which is another way of saying ”Here’s your password backwards!”.
Idea for a sketch: a group conversation at a party that works like a Facebook thread. Most participants ignore each other and only reply to what the first person said, often making identical responses. Two hours after everyone has moved on to new subjects, a new guest arrives and replies to the old thread, repeating something that’s already been said twice.
Anyone who thinks there should be more AC/DC hits should listen to Airbourne, “Ready to Rock”.
Movie: Clue (1985). This over-the-top whodunnit parody brings together a group of strangers with secrets in a Gothic manor full of potential murder weapons. Grade: good, silly comedy!
I’m writing a Motörhead tribute song about the importance of taking condoms along on space shuttle missions in the 80s. “The Space of Aids”.
Poor David Gahan. After two years, Vince Clarke leaves the band and he’s like “Finally I can stop singing about gay men!” And Martin Gore just “You will now spend decades singing about BDSM”.
In Starship Troopers ch. 2, Heinlein calls a genetically enhanced dog a “stable genius”.
The OCR on this free ebook of Starship Troopers is so bad that everyone’s in the Anny.
While Verhoeven’s movie Starship Troopers parodies fascism, Heinlein’s novel does not. I just read a long didactic passage where he argues for corporeal and capital punishment.
Asked a white-haired gaffer if he was born in the 40s (like my parents). He is 13 years older than me.