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[Updated] H1N1 Swine Flu - Live World / NZ / UK Outbreak Maps

[Updated 29-Apr] Google have blogged about a few more Google Maps out there Click on the markers for the details. Yellow = "possible" Pink = "suspected" Purple = "confirmed" You can view H1N1 Swine Flu in a larger map. Thank you niman for creating these maps New Zealand View H1N1 Swine Flu in a larger map United Kingdom View H1N1 Swine Flu in a larger map

Favourite Swine Fever Joke

With the world now on Twitter all the #swineflu jokes that you'll eventually have popping through your email have passed my eyes :-) Fave so far: I have Swine Flu, call a hambulance and make sure there's plenty of oinkment. Silly really What is Twitter - this:

Live A Week With A Stranger - I Like That Idea

I have become a huge listener of podcasts - by that I mean both that I have put on weight and am now larger around the hips than I ever have been AND that I voraciously consume quality podcasts via iTunes (grrrr). One of the smaller ones is the BBC's The Forum: 60 Second Idea To Improve The World (it normally lasts 5 minutes - critique and discussion after the bell tings on the idea giver) And I've just heard one where the guy (sorry, forgotten name) said that we should all spend a week with a stranger to experience the differing rhythms of the humanity around us. I like this idea. The Riversdales experienced a little of this recently as we house-swapped with a family from Auckland. Whilst they weren't in the house we certainly discovered that people do things differently and equally as interesting do things the same in weird small ways. I discovered a husband that obviously had the same taste in TV/movies as I from the DVD collection but wasn't as musically orienta

One way of resolving a neighbourly dispute

Dispute Between Neighbours... A town councillor in Wales, Mark Easton, had a beautiful view of the mountains, until a new neighbour purchased the land below his house and built a new home. The new home was 18 inches higher than the planning dept had approved, so Mark Easton, mad about his lost view, went to the local authority to make sure they enforced the roof line height. The new neighbour had to drop the roof height, at great expense. Recently, Mark Easton called the planning dept, and informed them that his new neighbour had installed some vents on the side of their new property. Mark didn't like the look of these vents and asked the planning dept to investigate. When they went to Mark's home to see what the vents looked like, this is what they found... The Local Authority said the vents can stay since there is no planning law referring to shutter design.

I had to laugh...

DVD game, only missing one piece ...

I love this, spotted at the local Op Shop ("charity shop") here in Miramar. First picture is the cover: ... then take a closer look at the label, top right:

Head of SMERSH located in Wellington CBD

Level 4 ...

2.5 bathrooms - oookay

Sighted in Mission Bay during our Easter holiday in Auckland - which rocked by the way

Working Class Blogger: Day In The Life

Working Class Blogger: Day In The Life - Originally uploaded by David Armano

Reclamation Of Wellington Harbour

I know there are the wee markers placed into Wellington streets telling us where the shoreline was in 1840 but this awesome graphic from Wikipedia: Reclamation of Wellington Harbour made me go, "Oooh, I see it now" Discovered from Matt proudly Twitering that this page was his 5,000th Wikipedia edit - top work!

Welcome to the UK Police State

police photographer - Originally uploaded by tristam sparks Yes, they are watching YOU!

Frozen Food Hints for the 1950s NZ housewife

You'll need to click for biggery and read the words, :-) My favourite line from the GHB Cookery Book : A good rule is to defrost your refrigerator once a week. And yes, I do know it's easy to laugh at times gone past ... that's why I do it, because it's easy ;-)

Your Joke Extravaganza For The Week - Enjoy

Yep, all from an Adam's Jokeslist email - my favourite in bold. And if it's jokes you're after check out Finally, a magazine for married men 2 of the funniest pictures I've seen in ages My Top Jokes of ALL Time Winston Churchill quotes ... probably -- I met a 14 year old girl on the internet. She was clever, funny, flirty and sexy, so I suggested we meet up. She turned out to be an undercover detective. How cool is that at her age?! -- I just saw that Harry Potter film. A bit unrealistic if you ask me. I mean, a ginger kid, with two friends? -- A family is driving behind a garbage truck when a dildo flies out and thumps against the windscreen. Embarrassed, and to spare her young son's innocence, the mother turns around and says, "Don't worry; that was an insect." To which, her son replies, "I'm surprised it could get off the ground with a cock like that." -- I had a mate who was suicidal. He was really depressed, so I pushed h