you haven't seen much of me on the boards or on MSN because i've had server problems
it happens that from time to time. The last few days I've had trouble getting online
and the only internet cafe in my town went out of business.
I will show up when I can
If you like nice cars you have to check out LadyInque's blog.
she not only talks knowledgabley about expensiveautomobiles she is familiar
with them being from a family who drives a Bentley and has
an Aston Martin as a 'second car'
I did quit smoking for eight years but now have maybe one cigarette a week.
it was never health issues - I was once congrulated by a doctor for being a
non smoker. He said he could always tell by the lungs. WELL at the time
I had been puffing away for years and was up to three packs a day for quite
awhile. I did quit because of a a girl - started again because of another.
and on and on it goes
I like to occasionally have a smoke and a cup of tea or coffee in the
evening when I enjoy the night air.
But only when I can have a really good smoke and I won't have one if I can't
have something I enjoy.
The good ones(those I prefer) are getting hard to find. i.e.:
Park Drive or Woodbine or Player's Navy Cut.
Not those girly 100cm tipped things in the black box...I mean REAL Players
if anyone knows where I can find a packet of Willie Woodbine
or untipped Park Drive give me a holler.
there is one shop in the UK with both Woodbine and Park Drive
products that no longer ships to the USA.
Iranian women's team was prevented from playing because of their uniforms.
The team was disqualified when their uniform was rejected by FIFA officials
because of a specially designed head coverings worn by the players. Initially,
FIFA defended the ban by citing the fourth article of the FIFA constitution, which
stipulates that clothing must be devoid of political or religious signs.
However hejab-compliant game uniforms had been approved by FIFA last
summer after long negotiations.
thus the uniform had been approved by FIFA, and the only subsequent change
involved the shirts, which were given a higher collar to cover the necks of the
players. Bizarrely, FIFA officials then cited concerns regarding the health and
safety of the players in a clear attempt to detract from allegations of
number 18 is wearing the rejected uniform while number 17 has on the
previously approved version.
Can't you see the huge difference that caused FIFA to fofeit their games?
Why did FIFA, which has spent millionof dollars to promote multiculturalism,
find it unacceptable for a Muslim woman to play soccer while covering her head?
Certainly the safety risks are minimal - of equal or greater danger are the headbands
and long hairworn bymany top male players. In the eyes of FIFA the hijab, unlike
the Vuvuzela, represents a form of difference that is unassimilable and unmarketable.
If FIFA is speaking in the name of a unified global culture, the message is that certain
Muslims, even those women who are fighting for empowerment, fall outside the fold.
In a sport that claims to forge global understanding through the shared language of
football, wearing the hijab still gets a red card.
13 Rajab, 1390 - 17 July 2011 - 15 Sha'ban
is the celebration of the birth of the Imam Mahdi (a.s.)
According to Hadeeth after the 12th Imam appears the Hadhrat Isa(a.s.)
will appear during his lifetime and be able to face and defeat the Dajjal.
Mahdi is a title meaning The Guided one.
the 'second coming' is as important to Shi'a Islam as it is to Christianity and includes the return of
Jesus (Hadhrat Isa) to face the Anti-Chirst(Dajjal)
I can't go into any real explanation that would not take too much space.
there would be separation of what is the difference in belief between the Shi'a and Sunni and further
breakdown between fivers and twelvers within Shi'a. not to mention Bah'ai who broke away from
Islam with the Bab who was one of the claimants to the title of Mahdi.
Sufi is another interesting subject that deserves a lot of time and space for study.
If you like poetry you really should look into Sufi.
I'm keeping it short for a change.
Lengthy. Reliable. Talented. Influential. Tremendous.
Elevator for lift.
Wrench for spanner
Guy is no longer the hero of 5 November and:
as Americanisms take over it will become known as 11/5
All of these words we use without a second thought were never part
of the English language until the establishment of the United States.
The Americans imported English wholesale, forged it to meet their own needs,
then exported their own words back across the Atlantic to be incorporated in the
way everyone speaks back there.
Those seemingly innocuous words caused fury at the time.
The poet Coleridge denounced "talented" as a barbarous word in 1832, though a
few years later it was being used by William Gladstone.
A letter to the Times a few years later described "reliable" as vile.
My grandparents came to America and learned English as a second language
and their descendants have blended into the country. That has happened
countless times in nations with English as the primary language and it you
see it in the words that have been added here and there along the way.
English has become a Global medium of communication where Latin, French,
Spanish and Esperanto failed because they don't change as fast.
We use words we don't really understand all the time.
in sports for instance there are commentators who are always saying someone
is going to 'take it to the house' which is a curling term.
People in Britain use
'out in left field', 'Three strikes and you're out' which are from baseball
and Americans use 'stickey wicket' from cricket.
and from a business meeting in California:
the leader wanted everyon to speak frankly and declared the meeting to be:
what a reference to imagine
and don't forget Canada and the USA with a few differences.
rainbow jelly or rainbow jello
all the English speaking countries are distinct from each other.
not worse or better just different.
we have our own subtley nuanced versions of English.
statistics are hard to gather for this but it is estimated by various sources
that anywhere from one sixth to one seventh of the worlds population
speaks English as either their first, second or third language.
this is a reason why so many languages with a small number of native
speakers go extinct. English is required to active in the global community.
especially when probably 40% of the worlds books are printed in English.
AND while researching languages I discovered that Marsian is extinct
that means after my astronaut license is approve and I am the first man
on the Red Planet I won't be able to talk to any live Marsians
I have a feeling I'm not as popular as I thought.
I've been put in goal for my darts team.
So, earlier today, I was watching my cat hitting a cord hanging from our blinds
for about 10 minutes or so, and I started thinking"the ****ing stupid animal
is so damn easily amused'..............And then I realised that I'd been staring
at a cat playing with a string for ten minutes.
Sky News: "Emergency services were afraid they could be
swamped by a torrent of melted ice."
I believe the technical term is "water".
A policeman knocked on my door
but I just locked it and sat there in complete silence.
After 20 seconds he knocked again, but I just continued to ignore it.
The knocks got louder and more frequent but I was determined not to move in
the hope that he would just go away.
Then he decided to look through the window.
He shouted, "Do you think I'm stupid? I can see you in there, sir.
Open the door." I said, "You're not coming in mate!"
He said, "I don't want to come in, I just want you to step out of the car."
a sick joke, sorta.
A man is walking home late one foggynight, when behind him he hears:
Walking faster, he looks back and through the fog he makes out the image
of an upright casket banging its way down the middle of the street toward him.
Terrified, the man begins to run toward his home, the casket bouncing
quickly behind him.
He runs up to his door, fumbles with his keys, opens the door, rushes in,
slams and locks the door behind him. However, the casket crashes through
his door, with the lid of the casket clapping.
on his heels, as the terrified man runs.
Rushing upstairs to the bathroom, he locks himself in. His heart is pounding;
his head is reeling; his breath is coming in sobbing gasps.
With a loud CRASH the casket breaks down the door.
Bumping and clapping toward him.
The man screams and reaches for something, anything, but all he can find is a
bottle of cough syrup! Desperate, he throws the cough syrup at the casket...
The coffin stops
PLAN FOR TODAY.
Have a bit of breakfast.
Sleep till dinner time.
Have some dinner.
Sleep till tea time.
Have some tea.
Spend a few hours with her, cuddling on the sofa, watching tv.
Then go out until its dark, shagging and killing.
Back home in time for breakfast.
Its a hard life being a Cat.
My girlfriend recently recommended
that I start using a toilet brush in the loo -
she said it had done wonders for her.
Well I got one and I've been using it for about a week,
but I hate it. It's so clumsy and awkward to use -
I'm switching back to paper next week.
From the Past
Whilst I agree with the 15 days in jail for the Teddy Bear teacher in Sudan,
for Insulting Mohammed was just.
I thought that deportation to Liverpool was a bit harsh....!
The Welsh language:
There to confuse tourists while the Welsh just read the English underneath.
I went to Cardiff last week and had a run in with the Taffia,
the Welsh contingent of the Mafia;
They made me an offer I couldn't understand...
A great day in sports. I saw three awesome sports related things today.
two in footy and one in baseball.
Japan and Germany in Women's World Cup Quaterfinals on ESPN.
a scoreless draw that went into a 30 minute extra period. I think the official
was influenced by the German home crowd. Two corner kicks were given that
should have been goal kicks and a couple questionable yellow cards but that
is par for the course in footy. in the 109th minute was the only goal of the
game by the Japanese. Their sub on a great pass by the Captain who a
few minutes later left the pitch in agony after taking a heel to the groin.
Japan over German 1-0 in 120 minutes.
Paraguay and Brazil played to a 2-2 draw in Copa America Group B action.
since America is not taking part you have to catch the matches on
Telefutura but theyhave a lot of football action with the Mexican Premier
League games. If you check the tables ... so far all matches played
in group B have ended in a draw
Derek Jeter garnered his 3.000 career hit in styIe today when he his
2nd hit of the game and 237thHome Run of hiscareer made him the
28th player to join the 3,000 hit club and joins Wade Boggs as the only
two to hit Home Runs for the magic number.
Congratulations to Derek Jeter and the Women of the Japanese world
cup team which has reached to semi-finals for the first time and gives
their country something to cheer about, which they have not had much
lets not forget our good friend Kinetic Core who is in Japan and has been
for some time.
I love my burgers and hot dogs like any good Yank.
But if you like beef, pork and chicken there is no reason why you should not
enjoy mutton and goat.
lamb if it is a less than a year old, hogget if juvenileat least one year old.
and mutton is the meat of an adult.
as far as i know goat is just goat or chiva - Mexican Spanish at least norteno.
and is especially good in barbecue but due to the similarity between
goat and sheep I would suspect you could use mutton or goat in the same
There have been rumours of hybrids but few proven instances of offspring
from a male goat, female sheep. The infamous geep chimera.
I thought of this title as I cooked some hogget(young lamb)
for dinner tonight and it was delicious.
when i was younger I drank and ate just about everything. Most especially
beer and HOT food.
after a few birthdays why not partake of the things that have preservatives
can't do any harm and it might just help
If formaldehyde came in Lime Coke or Coke Zero I woulddrink it by the case
I would say to check Sofia's blog. she did a good Canada day
America is more Canadian than many realize.
What harm is there in Canadians running Hollywood, you ask? They're only
doing the work Americans won't, you say. In one three year stretch, the best actress category of the Oscars went to Canadians.
back in the day Mary Pickford, Norma Shearer and Marie Dressler all took the Oscar up north in consecutive years.
Canadians have been in Hollywood since its birth, defining and exporting a Canadian-constructed view of the USA whilst funneling profits back across the border to spend on waffle production, flannel shirts and the healthcare system.
No really how many knew that Ruby Keeler, Florence Lawrence, Beatrice Lillie, Glenn Ford, Walter Huston, Mary Pickford, Douglas Shearer, Norma Shearer, Jay Silverheels, Fay Wray and Marie Dressler were all Canadian and behind the cameras were fellow Canucks Louis B. Mayer, Mack Sennet, Jack Warner, Edward Dmytryk and Arthur Hiller.
in modern times also are James Cameron, Paul Haggis, Norman Jewison, Lorne Michaels and Ivan Reitman.
Walter Pidgeon, Deanna Durbin, Fifi D'Orsay, Margot Kidder, Erica Durance and Kristen Kreuk. Jack Pickford, Peter Jennings, Ryan Reynolds, Sandra Bullock. and Alan Thicke. and Jennifer & Meg Tilly.
Woodrow Wilson (who ended up in an asylum) had an out of wedlock child with Canadian Florence La Badie ..if that was a scheme to take over the White House I wish they had succeeded. Nobody could have done worse than than what we've had attempting to run the place
there arethe humurous Cunucks:
John Candy, Dan Akroyd, Michael J. Fox, Mike Myers, Eugene Levy, Tom Green, Phil Hartman, Michael Cera, Tommy Chong, Hume Cronyn, Jim Carey, James Doohan, Dave Foley, Matt Frewer, Robert Goulet, Will Arnett, Gene Lockhart, Norm MacDonald, Howie Mandel, Rick Moranis, Catherine O'Hara, Matthew Perry, Seth Rogen, Will Sasso, Martin Short.
don't forget our G4 heroinne Morgan Webb who is all Canadian.
and the Good Looking Canadians:
Sarah Polley, Adam Beach, Raymond Burr, Neve Campbell, Kim Cattrall, Hayden Christensen, Rae Dawn Chong, Elisha Cuthbert, Brendan Fraser, Ryan Gosling, Grace Park, Lorne Greene, Graham Greene, Corey Haim, Michael Ironside, Elias Koteas, Mia Kirschner, Sandra Oh, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Christopher Plummer, Jason Priestly, Keanu Reeves, William Shatner, Donald & Kiefer Sutherland
Personally I loved the movie Canadian Bacon it was hilarious and one of the best gimmicks was having Americans play the Canadians and vice versa. It was not the first show to have the gag of invading Canada which is good for a laugh.
Canadian Michael J. Fox used it on his television show more than once.
A quickie please
A man goes into a restaurant and is seated. All the
waitresses are lovely. A particularly pretty waitress
wearing a very short skirt comes to his table and asks,
"What would you like, sir?" He looks at the menu and
then scans her beautiful frame and answers, "A quickie."
The waitress turns and walks away in disgust. After she
regains her composure she returns and asks again,
"What would you like, sir?" Again the man thoroughly
checks her out and says "A quickie, please." This time
her anger takes over and slaps him across the face with
a resounding "SMACK!" and storms away.
A man sitting at the next table leans over and
whispers, "Um, Pal, I think it's pronounced 'quiche'."
A love story
I shall seek and find you.
I shall take you to bed and control you.
I will make you ache, shake and sweat
until you grunt and groan.
I will make you beg for mercy.
I will exhaust you to the point that you will be
relieved when I leave you.
And you will be weak for days.
All my love,
Two girls were discussing their heavy smoking habits.
"I get such a yen for a cigarette," said one, "that the
only effective countermeasure is to pop a Life Saver
into my mouth and suck hard." "That's fine for you,"
huffed her friend, "but I don't happen to live in a
house that's right on the beach!"
On the first day of college, the Dean addressed the
students, pointing out some of the rules:
"The female dormitory will be out-of-bounds for all male
students, and the male dormitory to the female students.
Anybody caught breaking this rule will be fined $20 the
first time." He continued, "Anybody caught breaking this
rule the second time will be fined $60. Being caught a
third time will cost you a fine of $180. Are there any
At this point, a male student in the crowd inquired:
"How much for a season pass?"
The House Special
A man travels to Spain and goes to a Madrid restaurant for a late dinner. He
orders the house special and he is brought a plate with potatoes, corn, and two
large meaty objects. "What's this?" he asks. "Cojones, senor," the waiter replies.
"What are cojones?" the man asks. "Cojones," the waiter explains, "are the
testicles of the bull who lost at the arena this afternoon."
At first the man is disgusted, but being the adventurous type, he decides to try
this local delicacy. To his amazement, it is quite delicious. In fact, it is so
good that he decides to come back again the next night and order it again.
After dinner the man informed the waiter that these were better than the
pair he had the previous afternoon but the portion was much smaller.
"Senor," the waiter explains, "the bull does not lose every time."
The Frog Prince
Once upon a time in a land far away, a beautiful, independent, self-assured
princess happened upon a frog as she sat contemplating ecological issues on
the shores of an unpolluted pond in a verdant meadow near her castle.
The frog hopped into the princess' lap and said: Elegant Lady, I was once a
handsome prince, until an evil witch cast a spell upon me. One kiss from you,
however, and I will turn back into the dapper young prince that I am, and then,
my sweet, we can marry and set up housekeeping in your castle with my mother,
where you can prepare my meals clean my clothes, bear my children, and feel
forever grateful doing so.
That night, as the princess dined on a repast of lightly sauteed frog legs in
seasoned cream sauce she chuckles to herself and thought:
I don't ****ing think so.
description of photos if you can't see them.
Nr.1 shows two girls and it reads.
So dumb guys go for dumb girls
and smart guys go for dumb girls,
what do the smart girls get?
Nr2 Dad posts to Facebook
Hi I am fairly new to Facebook.
Mind accepting my friend request?
You made a Facebook?
What does "WTF" mean?
Oh it means Welcome to Facebook.
Nr.3 is a game called.
Accordion Hero and says Let's Rock.
I finally started some PS3 games and have a couple more I'll get
around to pretty soon.
Little Big Planet is interesting and quite a bit of fun.
Lilo and Stitch is from the original Playstation and intended for the kids
who watch that cartoon they were and will be disappointed at the irregular
gameplay and terrible camera angles. Some times it is easy and at
other times it is easy to die doing the same things that were a breeze
just seconds before. And saves are hard to come by. Remember how
they used to rare?
Family Feud is modeled closely after the game show but is much too
easy to win. And just any gameshow you will want to turn the music
off very fast.
Babel, the King of Blocks is a rather unimaginative mini game that
...you guessed it. Stacks blocks, circles and triangles. The further
along you get the harder it is to keep the stacks from falling over but
Magic, the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers. it is a card game.
I am not really one for cards games so I haven't started this yet but
I have played Yu Gi Oh Duelists of the Roses.
Streets of Rage 2 another I haven't started yet but it also looks good
Sonic the Hedgehog supposedly the original game but it just is not
quite the same on the PS3. Still it is great to be able to run around
with Sonic, Silver and Blaze once again
Our own Karla aka LadyInque out on the town with her best girl Juliet
They are in their lovely city of Buenos Aires and only the best clubs of course.
They encounter the one and only Det. Horation Caine.
yeppers it is David Caruso in Argentina and being huge CSI fans ...
go to her blog for the story first hand
but I forgot what it was so I'll just wish everyone a good summer.
I hope your football teams do well.
I hope your favourite baseball team does better than mine is doing
I hope you enjoy those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy days of Summer.
Iappreciate the sentiment but that is my mom's kind of music
I prefer HotFun in the Summertime
The ultimate song for this time of year isIn the Summertime
when partying on the beach all week during the summer
Sandman and others byAmerica
or songs by The Eagles were what we playedonour 8 track and later on our
cassette players. We opened our car doors and and trunks and
cranked the sound up. usually just left it all the way up we usually drove
around town with the windows down and Black Sabbath or another fave turned
all the way up.
I would alternate hard rock and hillbilly at high volume
Germany has over 100, mostly right-wing, student duelling clubs or
Burschenschaften, which claim an almost exclusively male membership of
around 10,000. Members wear 19th-century uniforms and take part in ritual-
ised fencing and beer-drinking competitions.
But the normally secretive workings of the Burschenschaften received
embarrassing publicity yesterday after disclosures that the umbrella
organisation was threatening to expel one club for admitting a German
citizen with Chinese parents.
the normally secretive workings of the Burschenschaften received embarrassing
publicity yesterday after disclosures that the umbrella organisation was
threatening to expel one club for admitting a German citizen with Chinese
Der Spiegel said the motion was accompanied by legal documents drawn up
for the umbrella group by the Alte Breslauer duelling club in Bonn and apparently
approved by a majority. The documents stipulated that prospective members
with "non-European facial and bodily characteristics" did not qualify as
Germans. The documents, written in part by a right-wing member of the
Bavarian conservative party, also said: "Especially in times of rising
immigration, it is not acceptable that people who are not from the German
family tree should be admitted to the Burschenschaften."
The race code row was threatening to split the Burschenschaften. Several
delegates at the Eisenach meeting were said to be highly critical of the
expulsion motion. One described it as "like introducing an Aryan identity card".
All this overthe right to earn a scar on the cheek.
Doesthat really have the value it did in the 18th century when sword play
still meant something? Now it is really like a big tree house club
and they are bemoaning the loss of the right to keep their old signs up.
"No Stinky Girls" "Whites Only" Sorry Fellas the times they are a changin'
Das Dritte Reich is being haunted by the ghost of Der Feuhrer.
this is btw from stories in recent "Der Spiegel" and "BBC"
I have a lot of marigolds in my flower garden.
Just love the scent when I pick the dead blossoms to make room
for a new flower to grow. after a couple of them the smell is loverly.
Smell my fingers
WHAT where you thinking anyway
I admit there was a girl who pulled that trick on me a few times.
I kinda liked her and she got away with it more often than
she should have. Like Lucy with the 'really I'm not fooling this time'
Take all the politicians out and shoot them and I will run a committee of
Gamespotters to set the rules for the world.
Beneviolent dictators don't you know.
(btw - I do have spell checker and preview)
actually the title of this blog is about my constant troubles with disconnecting
in games and from gamespot and other internet sites I have been getting
kicked from the internet with alarming frequency the last month or two.
I was about to give up on some games and thought 'maybe they are not
compatible with wireless' then when my PC once again could not 'solve the
problem' and told me to check the cables..FINALLY I SAW THE PROBLEM.
the outlet my pc was plugged into is the one that in the house that is loosey
goosey and it kept slipping out.
I moved it to the power strip on the ground and have one less worry.
After I lead the Gamespot/trilateral commision junta that takes over
the governments of the world everything will run as smooth as castor oil.
No worries about extremists of any sort.
Shriners and Freemasons have been in control from behind the scenes for
years now but we have decided the time isripe to make our move.
The Magic Conch Shell has spoken
In the world of hi-tech gadgetry, I've noticed that more and
more people who send text messages and emails have long
forgotten the "art" of capitalization.
Those of you who fall into this world, please take note of the
I cannot put stress enough onhow important grammar is.
"Capitalization is the difference between helping your Uncle Jack
off his horse and helping your uncle jack off his horse."
Is everybody clear on this?
I have these really 'tempting' e-mails from people who are eager to make me rich.
There is the one from South Africa who is on his death bed with cancer just after
his wife died in an automobile accident and he has 22 million in a European bank
with no other way to get his estate sent to charities other than to have ME take care
of the task for him. For this I get to take 30% of the money. All I have to do
is give him my personal information and checking account number right away
so he can get the money transferred before he dies.
That sounds reasonable.
Then there is the man who wants me to oversee the importation of 35,000
barrels of oil per day from Kirkuk, Iraq. My having no experience in the
industry other than having been on a pit crew once and worked in a service
station years ago are less important than his need for a 'Christian' he can
The one with the biggest payoff is from a secretary to Hosni Mubarak who
is looking for someone to help move the wealth of the President of Egypt
to The United States so he can leave Egypt and make his way here.
at least this guy didn't refer to me as 'brother in Christ'
Ever one of them used the line of referring to me as someone they can trust
not once bothering to think how trustworthy they sound using gmail
or hotmail accounts for this type of 'proposal'
in the past I've also gotten notifications for winning tickets to Irish Sweepstakes
and verious other lotteries from other countries...none of which I entered.
There is and old saying that is accurate:
If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is.