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March 21, 2010

And The Angels Sing—Japanese Style!

Something tells me the lovely and enthusiastic Japanese singer here has learned her lyrics phonetically--and I'm not sure they emerge as English.

Original Glenn Miller version included for purposes of comparison.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Mar 21, 2010 | Comments (3)
Category: Languages, Mistranslations, Music, Asia

March 20, 2010

Smile…Tommorrow Will Be Worse

I often find myself quoting Murphy's Law. This is because I see so many instances of it being totally accurate. That's why the three pages of Murphy's and other similar 'laws' at the link are so interesting. See how many you think are true most of the time.
Posted By: patty | Date: Sat Mar 20, 2010 | Comments (6)

Re-opens Under New Management

On August 8th, AD79 an eruption of Mt. Vesuvius destroyed the city of Pompeii. On March 21, 2010 what was a thriving snack bar in Pompeii will open once again. The thermopolium has been restored to ready it for reopening. The snack Bar was once owned by Vetutius Placidus, who was forced to flee so quickly that a jar holding approximately two days receipts in coins was left behind. A beautiful example of living history.
Posted By: patty | Date: Sat Mar 20, 2010 | Comments (1)

Vegan Gets Pied!

Even though this particular vegan under assault has apparently come over to the bacon-lover's camp, it's still good to see a vegan made to answer for the sins of their hideous lifestyle.

Full story here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Mar 20, 2010 | Comments (7)
Category: Public Humiliation, Vegetarians and Vegans, Performance Art

March 19, 2010


Can you guess what this beautiful Chandelier is made of?
Posted By: patty | Date: Fri Mar 19, 2010 | Comments (8)

Alby Darned!

Alby the owl discovered skateboarding while in town with his friend Brian. Brian Maxted who runs the Folkestone Owl Sanctuary was in town, Folkestone, Kent in the UK, with some of the owls hoping to encourage donations for the sanctuary. Alby jumped on a skateboard and stayed on when pulled around. He enjoyed it so much that Brian got him one of his own. Now he powers his ride by flying in and landing on the board and riding out the momentum then doing it again. What a great hobby!
Posted By: patty | Date: Fri Mar 19, 2010 | Comments (7)

The Krankies

Attempting to explain the unexplainable, visit their Wikipedia entry.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Mar 19, 2010 | Comments (7)
Category: Humor, Comedians, Television, Actors, Europe

Trapped by Boobies

Hemet, California, has traditionally been known as a quiet retirement community. Until now. For whatever reason, someone (or more likely, several someones) has decided that the police are the bad guys and that they should be dealt with. And while we might not approve of what these anonymous folks are doing, you have to admit that they are going to extraordinary measures: a gas line re-routed directly into the police station, a ballistic contraption designed to go off when the gate is opened, and explosive devices attached to police vehicles. Investigators have no idea who might be behind the recent attacks except to point out that the gang enforcement division has been targeted more than any other. Read more about it on Yahoo.
Posted By: Nethie | Date: Fri Mar 19, 2010 | Comments (7)
Category: Cops, Crime, Explosives, Terrorism and Terrorists

March 18, 2010

Greatest Job In The World

Travel for free with your significant other and get paid for it! The catch? You have to write about the destinations for The Irish Times travel section as the paper co-sponsored the contest to pick the traveler. Six months of paid vacation and $20,000 too! Great work if you can get it.

picture from yahoo images
Posted By: patty | Date: Thu Mar 18, 2010 | Comments (7)

Educational Television

On Tuesday from 6:15am to 8:15am Time Warner Cable in North Carolina, the exact part of N.C. was not specified, experienced a 'glitch' in programing. This glitch caused Playboy channel previews to be broadcast in place of regular programing on Kids on Demand and Preschool on Demand channels. For 2 hours the kiddies were watching women in sexy dress talking and acting in a sexual manner, now there's some educational t.v. for you. Finally some parents noticed and called in to notify the company. Why couldn't it have been HGTV or the History channel?

picture from yahoo images
Posted By: patty | Date: Thu Mar 18, 2010 | Comments (6)
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