Category Archives: Bastards

Here’s a little extra awesome….

We’ve noticed you haven’t been using your mobile for a while, so we’ve moved your Vodafone mobile xxx xxx xxxxx to a better value Prepay plan called FreebeeTalk. This plan now gives you cheaper calling rates and a massive free … Continue reading

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Bon appetit….

So if I’ve understood this correctly (or even been able to READ the small print),  outside the US,  you only get the ones without an asterisk – coffee, toast and fruit. Sticky-sweet cinnamon rolls get TWO asterisks so you ESPECIALLY … Continue reading

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This is a con……

If you want to fly Air New Zealand from San Francisco to Auckland in mid February i.e. after the school holidays have finished, you’ll find some great deals. They even say so themselves. Try and select a seat, though, and … Continue reading

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Surprises me not one bit….

He’s probably had his Opinel stolen from his CHECKED baggage twice in the last 8 months when departing from LAX. Complain to TSA and they demand that you prove negligence before they’ll investigate…….. Bastards.

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Travelling from Europe to hike in the Acadia National Park: $4000 Finding the Arcadia National Park closed: PriceUseless

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Bastards I have met

This one takes a bit of beating. Germany’s a world-leader in renewable energy – more solar and wind farms than you can shake a stick at. Obviously doesn’t come cheap and producers are subsidised generously so someone has to pay … Continue reading

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Would YOU buy a used car from this guy?

Or: How I almost bought a Saab 9.5 station-wagon. You think that you’d be fairly safe buying from a chartered accountant and auditor who used to work for KPMG and lives in one of the better parts of Mainz. That’s … Continue reading

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This turns my stomach

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And you thought shit like this only happens in the USA…

In Germany, you register yourself and your address with a local authority. If you’re not registered, you can’t buy a car, get insurance, rent an apartment, get a passport. Do pretty much anything. The German Parliament passed a bill the … Continue reading

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The music industry acts stupid. Again.

Up until now, YouTube videos (not music videos, mind you – ANY video) with copyrighted content from artists represented by GEMA in Germany had a screen like this with the wording: ..because it contains music… Now, it’s …because it MIGHT … Continue reading

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