Thursday, January 31, 2008

Sacrebleu! Les chanteurs sont mieux payés que les vendeurs de la M…

Le Figaro a fait paraître les revenus des chanteurs français sur l’année 2007 : qui a gagné le plus ?

Les chanteuses les plus riches en 2007

The Girl and the Cow

What was Ghandi's first name?

LONDON (Reuters) - Question: What was Gandhi's first name? Contestant's answer:
Goosey Goosey.

Warning to all those know-alls who shout at the television screen when contestants offer dumb answers to blindingly obvious questions -- one day that could be you.

From regional radio shows to "Who Wants To be a Millionaire?" and "University Challenge," people make fools of themselves -- as internet site found in collating some of the worst howlers.

Here are leading contenders for the "Dumb Down" gold medal:

Presenter: What happened in Dallas on November 22,1963?

Contestant: I don't know, I wasn't watching it then

Presenter: Which American actor is married to Nicole Kidman?

Contestant: Forrest Gump

Presenter: In which country is Mount Everest?

Contestant: Er, it's not in Scotland is it?

Presenter: Name a film starring Bob Hoskins that is also the

name of a famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci

Contestant: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Presenter: In which European city was the first opera house

opened in 1637?

Contestant: Sydney

Presenter: How long did the Six-Day War between Egypt and

Israel last?

Contestant: (after long pause) Fourteen days

Presenter: Where did the D-Day landings take place?

Contestant: (after pause) Pearl Harbor?

Presenter: What is the currency in India

Contestant: Ramadan

Presenter: Johnny Weissmuller died on this day. Which

jungle-swinging character clad only in a loin cloth did he


Contestant: Jesus

(Editing by Steve Addison)

The Gulabi Gang, India's vigilantes in saris...

If you're a man in the Banda district of India who beats your wife, demands more dowry, or otherwise mistreats women, you'd better watch out. A posse of vigilante women clad in pink saris may soon come after you, and it's going to be ugly.

China's Youth and the Internet

Even the savviest marketers are amazed at how deeply China's new generation is engaged with the internet. Americans tend to have a relatively "functional" relationship with the web -- finding cheap flights, researching medical conditions, day trading and so on. On the other hand, Chinese netizens, particularly logged-on youth, are emotionally dependent on -- just stopping short of addiction -- virtual buzz. Consider the following findings uncovered in a recent IAC/JWT survey on American vs. mainland young digital "mavens":

Mangez du Kebab!! Cool!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Isn't it wonderful being a former prime minister?

He has good reasons to be laughing. Being a "former Prime Minister" has certainly something glamourous about it. Not forgetting the pay-offs, of course... (Click on image to enlarge)

La guerre de l’ADSL aura lieu...

VTX lance un pavé dans la mare en proposant de l’ADSL 5000/300 à 34 francs par mois en plus de l’abonnement téléphonique à 25 francs. L'opérateur revoit aussi ses autres tarifs. Pour comparaison, l’offre de base de Swisscom 3500/300 revient à 49 francs par mois en plus de la même taxe de base.

Une offre pour quels clients? Les explications de Christian Maret, directeur commercial...

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Homosexuals and Pedophilia: is there a connection?

Homosexual activists deny that they target children for seduction into the homosexual lifestyle, but the evidence is overwhelming that this is a lie.

There is an ever-increasing effort among homosexual organizations to target public school children, to abolish age of consent laws, and to publish “studies” that purportedly show that adult/child sex is not harmful.

The following reports...

136 cats in an apartment!!!

Cette femme en Sibérie a transformé son appartement en refuge pour les chats abandonnés…

Aren't they cute? Have a nice day!

Click here for more...

Monday, January 28, 2008

What really happened on Sept.11, 2001?

From 2001 through most of 2007, I didn't think much about this subject. I had casually wondered if the fires could actually be responsible for bringing the towers down, thinking about the heat and thermodynamics necessary to weaken the steel columns. I have an undergraduate degree in chemistry, and find thermodynamics very interesting. The idea that fires fueled by office materials and jet fuel (enhanced kerosene) could weaken steel beams, resulting in total failure of the entire structure seemed vaguely unlikely. After all, there have been other large steel-structured office building fires that had not resulted in complete, catastrophic collapse, but I didn’t dwell on my vague doubts.

Microsoft Vista et les ronchonneurs

On nous dit sans cesse que Microsoft Vista est nul, qu’il ne marche pas bien, qu’il est chiant, etc.etc. Et pourtant, il cartonne. Est-ce qu'on a prit l’habitude d’attaquer Microsoft chaque fois il lance un système d’opération informatique ? Juste pour la forme? Mais regardez plutôt ces résultats...

What is it that Indians have that we don't?

Twenty-five thousand years ago, haplogroup R2 characterized by genetic marker M124 arose in southern Central Asia . Then began a major wave of human migration whereby members migrated southward to present-day India and Pakistan (Genographic Project by the National Geographic Society; ). Indians and Pakistanis have the same ancestry and share the same DNA sequence.

Here's what is happening in India

(Look at the 5th. paragraph: did you notice the Number of the Beast?)

Puppy vs. Robot!

And the winner is ...

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Le prêtre et la femme noire…

Pendant le baptême, le prêtre perd les pédales et attaque une femme. Bel exemple de la charité chrétienne, non ?

During a baptism ceremony, the priest loses his cool and attacks a black woman. Fine example of Christian tolerance.

Cell-phone best-sellers

Until recently, cellphone novels — composed on phone keypads by young women wielding dexterous thumbs and read by fans on their tiny screens — had been dismissed in Japan as a subgenre unworthy of the country that gave the world its first novel, “The Tale of Genji,” a millennium ago. Then last month, the year-end best-seller tally showed that cellphone novels, republished in book form, have not only infiltrated the mainstream but have come to dominate it.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

For me it's too late;my life is already f..ked up

A few months ago, a woman walked into my store. I was arranging the spices on the shelves, wondering who had mixed up the nutmegs with the cloves, and the cinnamon sticks with the cumin seeds. I was in an exotic state of mind.

The woman came up to me and asked for some information about the spices. (Guessing my origins, customers usually aim for me when they need advice on Asian condiments). I told her what she wanted to know and, thanking me, she turned to leave. But just before she did, she held out her hand to me and said, Monsieur, I wish you a long and happy life. Somewhat taken aback, I managed to blurt out a feeble And I wish you the same, Madame. She looked at me sadly and said, For me it’s too late; my life is already f...ked up. And she vanished, leaving me to stare at the empty space that she had been occupying a few seconds ago.

I had never seen the woman before and I have not seen her since. But I think of her often. And I wonder.

Vivre et Laisser Vivre

L'expérimentation animale tue chaque année environ 800 millions d'animaux. Si vous aimez les animaux ...

L’apprenti et le Kâma-Sûtra

Ce matin, un apprenti m’a dit qu’il adore la culture japonaise. Quand je lui ai demandé pourquoi, il m’a répondu, parce qu’ils ont inventé le Kâma-Sûtra !! Pour lui montrer que le Kâma-Sûtra est plutôt d’origine indienne, voici un joli petit clip. Enjoy!

This morning, an apprentice told me that he adores Japanese culture. When I asked him why, he replied, because they invented the Kama Sutra!! To show him that the Kama Sutra is of Indian origin, here’s a nice clip. Enjoy!

Pigeons ou volontaires?

Facebook propose à ses utilisateurs de participer à la traduction du service, la Coop lance “Passabene”, et l’UEFA recrute des bénévoles. Mais qu’ils sont gentils tous ces pigeons qui bossent pour rien ! Que des grosses boîtes qui brassent des millions, et qui se paient en plus le luxe de faire bosser leur clients/utilisateurs/fans gratuitement. Et le pire, c’est que ça cartonne !

Thursday, January 24, 2008

La Première Victime de l'Enfant-Soldat ...

The Coltan War

Isn't our technological age wonderful? Cell-phones, Playstation, Computers! Wow! What an Ali Baba's cave of techy goodies!

But in the heart of Africa, a terrible war has been raging. For more than 10 years. 5,000,000 people killed. Children used as slaves. Women raped with guns, with sticks, with molten plastic.

The Silence is deafening. Where is Bono? Where is Geldorf? Where is Ban Ki-moon? Full story...

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Voici Achilles, où est donc Hector ?

Faut-il avoir peur des chevaux de Troie? Hmm...

Now we know why they are called Red Devils!!!

Oh boy! This must surely be a conspiracy against Manchester United. Hilarious!

And God said, Let there be Light, and there was only Darkness

You know, I have no problems with other people's religious beliefs. You can think that you are Jesus Christ and that's fine with me ... so long as you leave me alone. But when a tennis match gets cancelled because ...


No! This is not Wikipedia! It's Chickipedia! If you like chicks, then this is certainly for you! Click here...

Non! Ce n'est pas Wikipedia! C'est Chickipedia! Si vous aimez les nanas, et bien, ce site est certainement pour vous! Cliquez ici..

I wouldn't steal...

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Je ne volerais pas une voiture...

e ne volerais pas une voiture... mais je télécharge des films lance le groupe des Verts/Alliance libre européenne dans la vidéo de sa campagne pro-partage I Wouldn’t Steal. Le groupe, qui possède 42 sièges au parlement Européen, a en effet décidé de réagir  à la propagande anti-piratage de l’industrie du divertissement avec un film et un site Internet. Par cette campagne, le groupe s’attaque aux multinationales qui, selon lui, cherchent à diaboliser les consommateurs et le partage pour sauver non pas les artistes mais leurs propres bénéfices. Continue...

The President and I

Obviously this girl is not too impressed by the President!!!

Apparemment cette fille n’est pas très impressionnée par le Président Bush!!!

Beautiful Switzerland

Some beautiful panoramic views of Switzerland. Click on each photo to get a panoramic view. Click here...

Quelques images magnifiques de la suisse. Cliquez sur chaque image pour voir une vue panoramique 
 Cliquez ici...

The Game Is Up

IN 2006 EMI, the world's fourth-biggest recorded-music company, invited some teenagers into its headquarters in London to talk to its top managers about their listening habits. At the end of the session the EMI bosses thanked them for their comments and told them to help themselves to a big pile of CDs sitting on a table. But none of the teens took any of the CDs, even though they were free. “That was the moment we realised the game was completely up,” says a person who was there. Read on...

Two snouts, three eyes

Un cochonnet bizarre ...

A very strange piglet ...

Monday, January 21, 2008

Et la liberté,bordel!

L'année 2007 s'est achevée lourdement pour un monde de la presse ballotée par la pression économique, le poids du politique ou le risque du militaire. Ethique et censure se renvoient alors un drôle d'ascenseur qui n'est pas loin de mener à l'échafaud de l'information. Hélas!

Russell Peters and laughing at our diversity

A screamingly funny show with Canadian stand-up comedian Russell Peters. But enjoy this before some jerk considers it "racist" and wants it taken out.(Thanks Ruben)

  1. Kumar, Singapore drag queen and stand-up comedian...
  2. Russell Peters and the "N" word...
  3. Russell Peters on Bollywood/Indian movies... 

Across Time and Space

Some time ago I watched a Korean movie called Il Mare. It’s a strange story about two people communicating between different time zones, using a mail-box as a kind of magical time machine. Their thoughts and emotions, parcelled into words, fly through space and meander around time, affecting their lives, creating their reality. Maybe, it would be more accurate to say that, for them, there is neither space nor time. They simply communicate.

Ours has become a world where communication is everything. Or almost. Is there anything that we do that does not communicate something to someone? Everything we do sends a message, the way we talk, the things we eat, the clothes we wear. We are communicators.

Don’t ask me why I decided to start a blog. I honestly don’t know. Maybe it’s just an ego trip that will give me some masochistic pleasure in revealing how little I know, and secretly gloating that others know even less than I do!! Or maybe it’s just a wish to cut across space and time and to see what others are doing, or thinking, or feeling. A desire, perhaps, to be in the timeless NOW and feel the pulse of the earth, through people I know and, maybe, through those I don’t know … yet.

Who knows, something might happen.