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» When animals attack...

Zombie fish
When I was about 14, I went sea fishing for the day with my dad, somewhere in Norfolk. It was great weather, and I eventually caught a large dogfish. Hauling it aboard the boat, it was hard to deal with the thing, since they have very rough skin - like sandpaper. So, rather than wrestle any further with it, we chucked it in a nearby empty bucket.

An hour later, something was seriously wrong. The thing was still thrashing around, trying to get free even though it was dead. The sounds of this aquatic zombie were getting a bit too much, so the boat owner decided to sort the thing out. He removed its head, tail, guts and skin, and dumped what was now little more than a tube of white fish-flesh back in the bucket. To my horror (and teenage fascination) this did little to actually stop the thing, which continued to writhe about, still trying to escape.

Hard fuckers, dogfish.
(Thu 2nd Jun 2005, 12:40, More)

» Join us... come join the cult

Not a very dangerous cult, but
I was involved for some time with the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order, who are a rather dodgy outfit. They are a mish-mash of people who practice 'Western Buddhism', which is a rather nonsensical concept itself. Although they were fairly sincere, most members seem deeply unhappy, and not many seem to actually achieved much insight at all. Rather disturbingly, they open places called "Buddhist Centres" in towns, giving the impression that they are in some way representitive of all the Buddhist community, which is certainly not the case.

I now am a member of a group that's actually got a proper lineage and very good teachers, and I recommend doing the same.
(Fri 27th Jan 2006, 16:01, More)

» Best Graffiti Ever

A rather satanic one
I found a weird message on a wooden playground fort thing in a park near my old school, which read:

"The day shall come when the dead shall rise
And the good will burn in the skies
Heaven shall fall
And God shall kneel."

No idea if that's taken from anything, but it's stayed with me for well over a decade.
(Wed 9th May 2007, 12:56, More)

» Essential Items

Keys on a
loop of string, attached to my belt which has got a special key-holding clip.

It's one of the best things I've ever bought since I always used to lose my keys, but now have them safely tied to myself. I recommend investing in one.

I also always have with me a wallet, watch and mobile phone.
(Thu 27th Oct 2005, 15:21, More)

» Stupid Tourists

In York
When I was in my nearly home town of York, I overheard two American tourists exclaim "What a big church!" whilst pointing at the minster.
(Fri 8th Jul 2005, 11:32, More)
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