They had this guy on the radio this morning. News to me – I didn’t know people could get sneaker fetish. I s’pose it’s no different from other collecting obsessions – it’s probably just that it’s the footwear corporations that are often used as the public face of globalised exploitation that makes collecting sneakers seem excessive.
Ah… who am I kidding… all those sneakers look crap! :^p Let me keep my cons over them anyday.
TPG are upgrading the geelong POP. That’s why it was out the other day. They emailed back saying that it’ll be a bit congested because of this and it’ll take six weeks. Apart from a few weeks back, it hasn’t been that bad really. Just a little bottle-necked between 5 and 8pm. They say they don’t apologise for this – fair enough. The avid reader will have recognised my tendency to get foamy at the mouth over organisations that I’ve no control over, but tpg isn’t one of them. They’re pretty good (apart from being formed by ASIO).
It’s that stage of the 4 (but generally spiralling out to 7) week cycle to thank all those who oomph for spouting. Thanks! :^)
Hey I just signed up for a TPG account. They seem to be doing ok. What’s this ASIO business then?
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Ah… well, I seem to remember hearing this – that in the 60s asio or pine gap set it up as an internal (govt only) network but then at some point they didn’t need it any more and it was privatised or whatever — made open to the public.
Of course the validity of this memory I have grows fuzzier by the day – and I’ve never been able to find any collabrative evidence, and I can’t remember where it was that I read it intially.
So, all up it make for a good bed time story but probably not much more.
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hey I’m with tpg too and I reckon they’re great! anyway, this guy has a fetish for jumpsuits 🙂 enjoy!
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The ASIO thing.. Another obscure reference then.. I don’t feel so bad 🙂
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Yeh – I’m like – 40% sure I’m making it up.
Well, according to a lot of science fiction, jumpsuits or at least soft-cloth cover-alls is the way of the future, so perhaps this fellow is a visionary, Crisp. :^)
I used to have a bright orange pair of mechanic coveralls but they were a bit too small. Probably drawn to the colour more than anything – they gave off a zingin’ Jimmy Neutron vibe.
Jumpsuitman is a really nice story.