Monthly Archives: April 2011

>Being ignorant in America is now considered a virtue

>“It takes hard work, years of religious indoctrination, the failure of public education and the fulfillment of Neil Postman’s prophecy about “entertaining ourselves to death” to get a country to the point where a Glenn Beck or Donald Trump is … Continue reading

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>20% of Croation Catholics are atheists?

>According to the 2001 census the majority of Croatians (87.8%) belong to the Roman Catholic Church.  In the Eurostat Eurobarometer Poll of 2005, 67% of the population of Croatia responded that “they believe there is a God”. Good to know…..

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>Woody Allen’s Posh and Becks through time

> More here HT kottke.org  (Posh and Becks = specs )

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>What are those lumps on the water?

> Jake used to work in tourism on Grand Cayman in the Caribbean and has been asked some very dumb questions What are those lumps on the water? (Um, waves). How deep do you have to go to dive under … Continue reading

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>Kwinglish

> A comma or two would be a good start. And a long ruler…..

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>Putin promises to boost flagging birthrate by 30%

> Vladimir Putin pledges to spend £32bn on increasing Russian life expectancy He could do that by calling off his goons and tell them to stop assassinating people… Prime minister appears to make a play for return to presidency as … Continue reading

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>Bursts into flames? Successfull?

> Xerox’s first successful copier burst into flame so often it came with a fire-extinguisher The rest over at BoingBoing

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>Multiple choice

> More than one answer may be correct I will vote for John Key/Phil Goff 1 When he tells the nation that Fred Dagg’s “We don’t know how lucky we are” was and remains a parody and is not a … Continue reading

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>Who is it?

> Apparently, 1 in 5 people in the world are Chinese. And there are 5 people in my family, so it must be one of them. It’s either my mum or my dad. Or my older brother Colin. Or my … Continue reading

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>Oh, how bloody generous…

>  The Loop in Weiterstadt gives you sub-dial-up WiFi. Free though…

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