The common refrain of “things were better under Suharto” has been given credence in a new survey that shows the former strongman’s rule is widely preferred to the current civilian administration of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
The results of the poll, released on Sunday by Indo Barometer, showed that 40.9 percent of the 1,200 people surveyed believed that conditions were better under Suharto’s New Order regime, while only 22.8 percent believed otherwise.
From the Guardian this morning (around 2.00AM because I can’t sleep):
Unhappy meals: American doctors’ TV ad features a corpse holding a hamburger and the line ‘I was lovin’ it’. McDonald’s, which has thrived in the recession, isn’t laughing
I’ve had maybe two McDs meals in the past three years (and regretted each one) – not necessarily a ‘hater’ of the company but it’s kind of embarrassing for the species that we allowed the company to make so much money from selling rubbish wrapped up in greaseproof paper. We suck, we really do.
… I’m having one of those clumsy, unlucky mornings when relatively simple, straightforward activities just go wrong — making myself giggle… so, while the theme track from the old Hamlet tv ads is playing in my mind, I wanted to share this:
A few hours later, checked google on the off-chance that it had gone into the index and was delighted to find that it was already there and respectably listed (fourth or fifth)… not the super dooper top listing but more than adequate. Monday morning, it’s gone and I can’t imagine why.
We’re on the page (down in eighth position or so) but not the actual umbrellas page that was there on Friday night – now it’s just our homepage.
Even stranger, a search of “wholesale bali umbrellas” (without the quotes) turns us up the correct page in about fifth position while “bali wholesale umbrellas” (again, without the quotes) has us in second place.
Cannot figure it out and not sure I would ever have the energy to bother. Just an odd, annoying result.
As usual, my junk mail folder is overflowing… nice to see these hardworking chaps and chapesses at Spam Central don’t slack off during the holiday season. Anyway, one I found funny: a bunch of spam mail for that blue pill (you know the one) that runs something along the lines of, “Yes, now you can stay up all night like Tiger.” I just caught the message as I was permanently deleting the email but it is funny. So, Tiger, if you’re out there, I want you to know you can still pick up sponsorship… maybe it’s not Pepsi and all that but there’s plenty of money in those little blue pills and don’t forget the other related products… condoms, lubricating gels… now, that would revolutionise the sport of golf.
[Edit: Friday, January 8th]
Thank you Shirley Conran (shan’t put a link in because there’s a strong possibility that’s not a real name) for sending me another junk email related to Mr. Woods. It’s a simple and straight forward message: “Master the art of satisfying women.” And, in a second message, Gloria Mackey (these junk mailers are really good at coming up with names these days), tells me I can, “Score like Tiger Woods with free trial.”