Calling Scotty Sky Tower and Other Choice Links
posted by Ana Samways at 12:47 pm
Scotty Sky TowerReach for the Sky: Auckland’s Sky Tower is looking for a new recruit to wear their “Scotty Sky Tower” mascot suit and entertain kids through the SkyCity education programme. But due to the size restrictions of the costume, applicants must not be taller than 5” 4.
Forget Pavlov’s Dog*, here’s Pavlov’s air steward: A Canadian company is promoting the EMD Safety Bracelet as an anti-hijacking device. It’s equipped with electro muscular disruption technology, which renders someone completely immobile for several minutes. Everyone on the plane will have to wear one and someone would have to have the transmitter. Sounds like a very bad idea. (* The phrase “Pavlov’s dog” is often used to describe someone who merely reacts to a situation rather than using critical thinking.)
The 2008 Texas Polygamist Wives Wall Calendar from Best Week http://www.spareroom.co.nz/2008/04/22/calling-scotty-sky-tower-and-other-choice-links/
Approximately 162,000 convicts were sent to Australia, often for the most petty of crimes, were treated as slave labour, and received the harshest of treatment. Norfolk Island, in particular, dished out harsh and inhumane punishment http://www.ironbarkresources.com/slaves/whiteslaves10.htm