Saturday, May 19, 2012
- Can we ever really know when our philosophy assignment is due?
- I am an agent of Satan, but my duties are largely ceremonial.
- If at first you don't succeed, redefine success.
- You have the capacity to learn from your mistakes, and you will learn a lot today.
- A thing not worth doing isn't worth doing well.
- Heck is where people go who don't believe in Gosh.
- Forgive and forget, but keep a list of names just in case.
- If evolution is fact, why do mothers only have two hands?
- Time is just nature's way to keep everything from happening at once.
- Hard work never killed anyone, but why chance it?
A documentary about bike messengers in Brussels, the most congested city in Europe with only 4% cycling traffic.
2012 - 19 min - Directed, shot & edited by Sander Vandenbroucke 2nd camera: David Doom Music: Mathieu Vandekerkhove
Translations: Thierry Eeckhout
“A singer of rare gifts and artistic intensity” and by the Miami Herald for possessing “a superb voice capable of just about everything,” Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman has emerged as one of the most magnificent performers and vibrant personalities of the day. She is critically acclaimed by the international press as much for her innate musicianship and voluptuous voice as for a sovereign stage presence far beyond her years.
01. Secret Heart
02. In The Garden
03. I’ve Got A Crush On You
04. Whole To My Half
05. Cicadas And Gulls
06. Miss Otis Regrets
08. Tonight I Drive You Home
09. Partons, La Mer Est Belle
10. Ride On, King Jesus
11. Embraceable You
13. Both Sides, Now
- To escape the grip of a crocodile's jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs -- it will let you go instantly.
- To make half a kilo of honey, bees must collect nectar from over 2 million individual flowers.
- To romanticise his image, Warner Brothers claimed that Humphrey Bogart was born on Christmas day; he was born 23 January 1899.
- Tokyo was once called Edo.
- Tomato ketchup was once sold as a medicine.
- Trevor Francis was the first soccer player to be transferred for £1 000 000 ( Birmingham City to Nottingham Forest 1979 )
- Truffles, or mushrooms that grow below the ground, are one of the world's most expensive foods. One variety, Tuber melanosporum, can cost between $800 and $1,500 a pound.
- Turkey's often look up at the sky during a rainstorm. Unfortunately some have been known to drown as a result.
- Turquoise was once called 'Turkey stone'.
- Twenty two carat gold has 916 parts per thousand pure gold.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Often words in a modern society take on new, different and somewhat humorous meanings.
- Flatulence: Emergency vehicle that picks up someone who has been run over by a steamroller.
- Flusterpated: Being so flustered that words get bound up inside you.
- Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.
- Frisbeetarianism: The belief that when one dies, the soul flies up to the roof and gets stuck there.
- Gargoyle: Olive flavor mouthwash.
- Generica: Features of the American landscape that are exactly the same no matter where one is, such as fast food joints, strip malls, subdivisions.
- Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.
- Glibido: All talk and no action.
- Gossip: A person who will never tell a lie if the truth will do more damage.
- Handkerchief: Cold Storage.
- Heroes: What a guy in a boat does.
- There is no single word given to describe the back of the knee.
- Thomas Wedders, the English circus freak, had a nose which was seven and a half inches long.
- Though it is forbidden by the Government, many Indians still adhere to the caste system which says that it is a defilement for even the shadow of a person from a lowly caste to fall on a Brahman ( a member of the highest priestly caste).
- Though it makes up only 2 percent of our total body weight, the brain demands 20 percent of the body's oxygen and calories.
- Three-hundred-million cells die in the human body every minute.
- Time magazine's "Man of the Year" for 1938 was Adolf Hitler.
- Tiny Tim called his daughter Tulip after his 1968 hit 'Tiptoe through the Tulips'.
- To a yachtsman, a fresh breeze is about 20 knots.
- To 'crack' a whip, the tip must be travelling faster than the speed of sound.
- To determine the percentage of alcohol in a bottle of liquor divide the proof by two.