Black bloody sunday hawk down

26.01.2005Osebno

Topic comes from the titles of two movies that depict almost the same event. An army action gone bad. For those who don`t go to the movies so often, it`s “Black hawk down” and “Bloody sunday“, the first one showing an american army debacle in Somalia and the second showing a british army debacle on home ground (although not everybody will like calling Ireland british home ground).

I just saw in the news that an army helicopter went down in Iraq, costing the America another 31 soldiers from the “coalition of the willing”. And our prime minister said the most creative thing “If the situation does not improve in Iraq after the elections, we will THINK about sending our troops there”. If you hear this on the fly and in a hurry, it sounds like we are sending troops in Iraq if the elections suck. But what he really said was “We`ll think about it”. The art of diplomacy.

Oh, and Vincent and Wolfgang are celebrating a birthday. Go there and be nice…old people are not to be pushed around 😉

In other news, according to the research done by Pew Internet and American Life Project, most adults cannot separate the adds from the real hits on search engines such as Google, Yahoo!, Altavista and others. By “most” they mean that only one out of six users can tell the difference. Worrying, especially as each of the engines has the commericals clearly labeled and taged and there is not shannanigans (love the word) like for example in the Slovenian paper press, where you get all sorts of adds, disguised as a genuine articles. I guess people just wanna go clickety-click. Which is indeed scary as far as the perception of the Internet media goes. I wonder how long did it take for the people to get the true nature of newspapers. Or the radio and television for that matter.

Sigh…television. Notification. Write a sketch by wednesday. And for the love of god, delete the schnappi song, otherwise I`ll be nodding my head till it falls off.

Schappi das kleine Krokodil – Schnappi

Ich bin Schnappi das kleine Krokodil,
komm aus gypten das liegt direkt am Nil;
zuerst lag ich in einem Ei,
dann schni schna schnappte ich mich frei.

Refrain
schni schna schnappi schnappi schnappi schnapp
schni schna schnappi schnappi schnappi schnapp

Ich bin Schnappi das kleine Krokodil,
hab scharfe Zhne und davon ganz schn viel
ich schnapp mir was ich schnappen kann
ja schnapp zu weil ich das so gut kann.

Refrain

Ich bin Schnappi das kleine Krokodil,
ich schnappe gern das ist mein Lieblingsspiel
ich schleich mich an die Mama ran
und zeig ihr wie ich schnappen kann!

Refrain

ich bin Schnappi das kleine Krokodil
und vom Schnappen da krieg ich nicht zuviel,
ich beiss den Papi kurz ins Bein
und dann dann schlafe ich einfach ein.

Still, it beats our Fredy by a mile. At least in my opinion.