A random man shares his fear, a fear we all share. Nicholas Fryer makes life more enjoyable. And you know that end of the world thing? Pffft. The Cold War. That all turned out OK, so what’s the worry?
There’s also talk of gamified urination, paranoia, nuclear war, legumes, gelato, and bamboo. And Nicholas Fryer takes a look through The Arch Window.
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- Peter Garrett and the perpetual present of politics by Bernard Keane, 19 February 2010.
- Post 801: Kill the Hallucinating Goldfish, 13 January 2008.
- Liar in Chief, Jonathan Pie, 20 October 2017.
- Foryee Cute Frog Potty Training Urinal for Boys with Funny Aiming Target.
- Potty training is bullshit, and that frog toilet can go to hell.
- Founders Brewery’s reDANKulous Imperial Red IPA.
- BBC presenter Simon McCoy delivers fantastically lacklustre report on the royal baby due date, Evening Standard, 18 October 2017.
- ABC TV’s Four Corners episode, What’s wrong the NBN?.
- US Preparing to Put Nuclear Bombers Back on 24-Hour Alert, Defence One, 23 October 2017.
- Report: US bombers preparing for 24-hour alert status, Fox News, 23 October 3017.
- Martin Pfeiffer’s commentary on 24/7 runway alert.
- Semi-satirical CINCSAC Decision Matrix.
- Comments on 1983 Nuclear War Scare.
- US Air Force denied report of putting nuclear bombers on 24-hour alert, WION, 23 October 2017.
- No Nuke Bombers On Call 24/7, But Alert Centers Being Upgraded, Breaking Defense, 23 October 2017.
- Trump on North Korean nuclear threat, Iran nuclear deal with Sean Hannity, Fox News, 11 October 2017.
- Deadly Overconfidence: Trump Thinks Missile Defenses Work Against North Korea, And That Should Scare You, War on the Rocks, 16 October 2017.
- Nicholas Fryer may be found at nickfryer.net.
- The 9pm Edict theme by mansardian via The Freesound Project.
- Edict fanfare by neonaeon, via The Freesound Project.
- Elephant Stamp theme by Joshua Mehlman.
- Photograph of the Trinity atmospheric nuclear test, July 1945, by the US Government via Wikimedia Commons.
Update 25 October: Sharp-eyed readers have noticed that the Fox News report shows a USAF B-1B bomber, when the story is about the B-52 bomber. Meh, close enough for Fox News, right?
[Photo: Screenshot from Fox News.]
One Reply to “The 9pm Hallucinating Goldfish”
In the user experience world the flies on the urinals are an example of subconsious manipulation called ‘nudging’; its purpose is to give men a target to aim when peeing and to also cut down on over-splash to – in turn – cut down cleaning costs ;-). From memory it was first trialed in Denmark. The choice of a fly over a bee wasn’t a mistake in Victorian puns – it was more about using the common psychological dislike of flies to prompt/nudge the attempt to aim at the bug.
Also, I saw one on a trip over there and on first sight the fly is quite realisticly rendered and looked real. I’d think most men would probably try NOT to hit a bee when their old fella is out (and open to possible attack), and would probably increase the oversplash as a result!
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