Friday, October 30, 2009

Over 300 Million Record Sales is Big Keftedes

Corporate Bollox

The company that I have worked in for three years has been recently taken over by another large US corporate organisation, Every day I am sent stuff like this generated by people that I have never heard of before, in jobs that I am amazed they get paid for and certainly these pronouncements add no value to my particular job! This one was sent from "Global Supply Chain Services HR" and probably means that they are going to axe a few more of my colleagues in the near future.

Bollox message reads:

We have invested considerable effort in the design and planning stage of this key change, focusing our organization on:

· Elevated Stakeholder Engagement & Interlock

· Revenue Enablement through both Deal & Account Support

· Cost improvement and transformation

· Enhanced demand planning

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sniffing out the Third Man in Vienna

Spot the pear shaped sewage pipe, the advertising hoarding and the mobile booking office - yes we tourists are about to be fleeced by Wien Kanal the trading name of the enterprisng Viennese Sewage Pipe Authority

The entry to the sewage system of Vienna that Orson Welles never went down (he thought it to be a bit smelly down there so his double did the business as it were)

A fine twin tunnel sewage throughway.

Whilst trying to breath the noxious air emanating from the passing Viennese motions, we are shown clips from the motion picture The Third Man (do I keep mentioning motion?)

A grate through which noxious fumes emerge and possibly not Orson Welles' hands.

The cemetry in which Harry Lime was buried almost twice

Friday, October 9, 2009

Tribute to a Plinther


WW2 Airfields and Pots of Arcadia

The Plateau at Profitis Ilias at some 7000ft above sea level that was the site of a Luftwaffe airfield from where Stukas took off to raid Crete. Some say that the British parachuted here (presumably SOE) but I'm still researching all of this.

In which we discover the sight of a second world war airfield that was so hidden and secret that I can't for the life of me find any historical references to it. There is also a small study of chimney pots in our mountain village and there might be a small prize for the first one to guess which one belongs to Mrs N's house!

Pot A

Geranium pots

Pot B

Pot C

Pot D

Pot E

Friday, October 2, 2009

Arcadian Jaunt Commercial Break - Introducing Mr Prawo Jazdy

I had to laugh at the Ig Nobel Prize category winner for "Literature"

Literature prize won by Ireland's police service for writing and presenting more than 50 traffic tickets to the most frequent driving offender in the country - Prawo Jazdy - whose name in Polish means "Driving Licence".

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