May 16, 2004

This will make you angry

I was tripping around Munuviana this morning and caught Michael's post on the most evil website I can remember: America's Dumbest Soldiers. Just beyond the pale..

Posted by Frinklin at May 16, 2004 11:35 AM

Someone needs to beat the crap out of who ever is responsible for that... asswipes.

Posted by: Madfish Willie at May 16, 2004 04:47 PM


I posted this comment at Michael's page too. -----

Some company, somewhere has facilitated this. Surely we can try to get this site removed? I sent an e-mail to the company that (I think) owns the IP address for this site. They are Teneco AB of Sweden. Not sure if they can do anything about it, but if we bother them enough, maybe they'll tell us who can. I sent the e-mail to

They also seem to have some relationship with British Telecom, Global Services - Nordics. I don't know what, if anything, they can do, but e-mail them too at

Posted by: John at May 18, 2004 04:52 AM

Okay, before we bombard Teneco, I got this response from them just now:

Hello John. This is a website that someone have registred and pointed too

The thing is, We dont own this website,
but one of our NS-servers had been hacked and the ones that own the website runned it from our server.

They are all blocked now, and iam trying to find
the one responseable for this.


Very decent of them to respond and it seems they are victims in this.

Posted by: John at May 18, 2004 05:30 AM

By the way, I live just "beyond the Pale". In case you don't know where that expression comes from, Dublin and its immediate surrounding areas were known as the Pale. The English considered anything outside this geographical boundary (marked by walls and a few castles) as uncivilized. So, beyond the Pale means outside the realm of civilized society.

Posted by: John at May 18, 2004 06:51 AM

Good detective work there John. Hopefully we can rid ourselves of these cretins. Oh, and I always wondered where "Beyond the Pale" meant. Goodness, how pretentious of me to use a phrase I don't quite understand.

How did you end up in Ireland anyway?

Posted by: frinklin at May 18, 2004 05:57 PM

I tried to load that web site today and it appears to be gone.

As for your use of "beyond the Pale", you used it exactly right. You don't necessarily need to know the origins of every expression in order to use it properly. Just the other day my wife asked me where the American use of the word "lemon" for a dud car came from. I had (and have) no idea, but I know I use it whenever the need arises.

My wife is from here. We were living in NYC area (where I was born & went to college), but she wanted to move near her family. So, we relocated about a dozen years ago or so. The internet & digital television have been a Godsend.

Posted by: John at May 19, 2004 07:58 AM
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