Monday, January 30, 2006

Nike Airmax 360 - Running on Slaves?

I was coming back from the FNAC on Friday evening after a nice cold beer at the 'Relais Odeon', when I noticed an ad for the new Nike Air Max 360.

This is how the situaiton went through my head.

- Nike, huh, cool
- shoe kinda looks nice, although i don't really like Nike
- Airmax 360 - alright.
- Nike Airmax 360 - Running on Slaves - that's a bit of a bizarre ad.
- Running on Slaves? huh, what the...!

Well apparently some anarchist losers had been there before me, taken apart the lit billboard, added a bit of their own to the ad, and put it back together. This is what it looked like:

As you can imagine, this ad really got a crowd quick.

I wonder how long that was up before someone was notified and it was 'cleaned up'?

In any case, I got the pic!

ciao for now,


Thursday, January 26, 2006

Useless parking

In my building (where I live) I have a parking, so I can basically just take the lift down to the basement, and I'll be by my car..

The other morning when I went to work, a couple of cars looked like this:

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Apparently, during the night a bunch of thieving bastards had gained access to the parking, and managed to run off with 12 tires. In addition, they broke a couple of windows to get inside to steal gps equipment etc..
Amazingly, they did not touch my car, though they broke windows on the cars in front and behind mine - I guess it's because mine has a nasty alarm.

In light of my previous blogpost, about the price of tires and whatnot, I'd like to stress the point - that I did not, I repeat, *not* have anything to do with this little operation.. really....

Friday, January 20, 2006

Tired of tires

Evidently I have to change the two front tires on my car.. (being that they skid every time I accelerate, and don't even get me started on the breaking.. or lack thereof)

This is where I get screwed for driving with 17" rims..

So the other day I went to my local Midas for an estimate. It was a most unpleasant surprise.. with the cheapest tires, it would cost me around 550 EUR for both tires ! Sweet mother of all that holy !!! For crying out loud, it's rubber we're talking about - not plutonium.

Spent some time yesterday, calling around to find a cheaper solution. Here's my findings:

All places are 15 minutes or less away from my home. Classed from cheapest to most expensive.

Tire reference: 205/50 ZR 17 89W

1. Jumbo Pneus (Genevilliers)
Cheapest tire: 150 EUR / tire
Medium tire: 170 EUR / tire
Michelin/Pirelli: 210 EUR / tire

So a couple of average tires (including "montage"): 340 EUR TTC

2. Euromaster (Levallois-Perret)
Very nice service - on the phone, anyways.
Cheapest solution (including "montage") : 388 EUR TTC

3. Speedy (La Garenne)
Cheapest solution (including "montage"): 463 EUR TTC

4. Midas (La Garenne)
Cheapest solution (including "montage"): 550 EUR TTC

5. Peugeot (La Defense)
This is where I purchased the piece of shit car I have.
First off, the service was absolute crap - I was transferred 3 times, and had to call back
another number, because he didn't want to transfer the call.
Montage: 60 EUR HT
Tires: (263 EUR HT/ tire): 526 EUR HT
Cheapest solution (including "montage"): 700 EUR TTC

Perhaps I'll just find another 307, and "walk off" with a couple of tires in the late night hours..

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

New digital camera

I had the misfortune to turn 29 a week ago or so.. We "celebrated" the occasion with lots of booze and whatnot - once I get a scanner working (cough, cough Dimitri) I'll scan and post the ticket from the police for "Tapage Nocturne" (Nightly commotion) as proof for the festiva.

Anywho, people gave me a bunch of money so I could finally get one of them modern digital cameras. So last weekend I went to Fnac to pick one out.
I settled for the Fuji Finepix F11 (holy crap there's a lot to choose from). It's a nice little beast.

6.7M pixels (whatever the hell that means) and best of all - it came with battery, charger, XD memory card and a carrying case.

Pretty sweet..

Meet the colleagues

Say hello to Pietr and Carlos:

Friday, January 13, 2006

Hard hitting journalism

Roughly translated it goes :
"26 year old survives death-jump"
"A 28 year old man from Odense survived.... bla bla"

So is he 26 or 28 - or are they talking about two different people ?

Real smooth Bt

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone.. Let's hope 06 won't suck ass like 05 did.

I'm just about getting over my new years hangover..