Saturday, February 21

Draw Two Skips

It's been a rainy few days, so what better time for a game of UNO? And what better hand could I expect?

I'd played two number cards, and picked up the red and yellow Skips when a Draw Two was played at me.

For a rainy day, that was a fairly exciting moment.

Saturday, February 14

Smaller on the Outside

I've recently started a new job. My colleague had this on her desk, and I was very excited. So excited that she gave it to me.

fold up tardis

Turns out that you can download and print these foldable designs from various websites. Apparently another work colleague printed them out, and it was a short 'team-building' exercise to construct them (long before I started here).

I get the impression that my colleague it didn't value the finished item as much as I do.

Related link: Exterminate

Saturday, January 31

Trick of the Mind

My state, Queensland has optional preferential voting. Voters choose how many preferences to allocate.

Which means at elections you get extra signs like these:

Dodgy party signs posing as official information in an election in Queensland Australia

They look official. They're in the colours of the voting authority. They don't mention any candidate. You might think they are official signs.

But you'd be wrong. If you have a magnifying glass handy, you can see a party name in the tiniest print. And what each party suggests will favour that party.

I think it's a bit sneaky by both of these parties - to trick people by posing as official advice.

A voter at my local voting place complained to the officials. The funny thing was that he only complained about only one of them.

The Mind Trick
Perhaps coloured by his party preference he thought the other sign was perfectly fine.

What do you think?
Are they both unethical? If just one is dodgy, which one?