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Thursday, April 30, 2009

An Un-Kosher Flu Virus?

From NPR: "Because pork is banned under Jewish law, some Israeli officials think the virus should be called Mexican flu instead of swine flu."

Listen to the full report here.

Friday, April 24, 2009

The Star Trek Characters We Know and Love

The logical, yet sensitive, Spock...
The lovely and talented Uhura...
Leonard "Bones" McCoy, who's a doctor. No, really...
The flamboyantly macho Hikaru Sulu...
Montgomery Scott ("Scotty"), who couldn't change the laws of physics -- even when he was sober...
Anton Chekov, the Cliff Clavin of the U.S.S. Enterprise...
The unflappable and inimitable Captain James T. Kirk...
And, of course, we cannot forget those brave, expendable red-shirted men who made gallivanting across the galaxy much safer for the rest of the crew...

Monday, April 20, 2009

Baseball for Dummies

It seems the Washington Nationals had a slight wardrobe malfunction last Friday night:
As if their playing wasn't bad enough.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Want to Be a Famous Blogger?

It's easy!
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(Cartoon by Dave Walker. Find more cartoons you can freely re-use on your blog at We Blog Cartoons.)

Thursday, April 09, 2009

What's in a Name?

In the current economic crisis, some employers are choosing to bestow upon their workers fancy new job titles in lieu of a raise. Check out this Top 20 list from the Telegraph:
  1. Beverage Dissemination Officer – Barman
  2. Colour Distribution Technician – Painter & Decorator
  3. Customer Experience Enhancement Consultant – Shop Assistant
  4. Domestic Technician – Housewife
  5. Education Centre Nourishment Consultant – Dinner Lady
  6. Highway Environmental Hygienist – Road Sweeper
  7. Field Nourishment Consultant – Waitress
  8. Five a Day Collection Operative – Fruit Picker
  9. Front Line Customer Support Facilitator – Call Centre Worker
  10. Gastronomical Hygiene Technician – Dish Washer
  11. Mass Production Engineer – Factory Worker
  12. Media Distribution Officer – Paper Boy
  13. Mobile Sustenance Facilitator – Burger Van Worker
  14. Mortar Logistics Engineer – Labourer
  15. Petroleum Transfer Engineer – Petrol Station Assistant
  16. Recycling Operative – Bin Man
  17. Sanitation Consultant – Toilet Cleaner
  18. Coin Facilitation Engineer – Toll Booth Collector
  19. Transparency Enhancement Facilitator – Window Cleaner
  20. Vehicle Restoration Engineer – Panel Beater
I have a hard time believing that the title of "media distribution officer" would have garnered me more respect back when I delivered papers. If that paper didn't make it all the way to the front porch, I was just the %$&*#@! paper boy.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Cool, but It's No Flying Car

What would you get if you crossed a GM car with the "revolutionary" Segway? Why, a PUMA, of course.

Meet the Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility vehicle, which is supposed to provide a cheaper, more "green" mode of transportation for the environmentally conscious city-dweller. General Motors, teaming up with Segway, hopes to have this battery-powered toy developed by 2012.

So, this is what GM is doing with their...I mean, our bailout money? Perhaps it would be better to simply invest in a pair of Puma running shoes.

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