Monday, 23 April 2007
Wednesday, 18 April 2007
Lesson 1: Naked Wife
A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower when the doorbell rings. The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs. When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next door neighbor. Before she says a word, Bob says, “I’ll give you $800 to drop that towel.” After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob.
After a few seconds, Bob hands her $800 dollars and leaves. The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs. When she gets to the bathroom, her husband asks,…
“Who was that?” “It was Bob the next door neighbor,” she replies. “Great!” the husband says, “Did he say anything about the $800 he owes me?”
Moral of the story:
If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with your shareholders in time, you may be in a position to prevent avoidable exposure.
A sales rep, an administration clerk, and the manager are walking to lunch when they find an antique oil lamp. They rub it and a Genie comes out. The Genie says, “I’ll give each of you just one wish” “Me first! Me first!” says the admin. clerk. “I want to be in the Bahamas, driving a speedboat, without a care in the world.” Poof! She’s gone. “Me next! Me next!” says the sales rep. “I want to be in Hawaii,relaxing on the beach with my personal masseuse, an endless supply of Pina Coladas and the love of my life.” Poof! He’s gone. “OK, you’re up,” the Genie says to the manager. The manager says, “I want those two back in the office after lunch.”
Moral of the story: Always let your boss have the first say.
A priest offered a lift to a Nun. She got in and crossed her legs, forcing her gown to reveal a leg. The priest nearly had an accident. After controlling the car, he stealthily slid his hand up her leg. The nun said,”Father, remember Psalm 129?” The priest removed his hand. But,changing gears, he let his hand slide up her leg again. The nun once again said, “Father, remember Psalm 129?” The priest apologized “Sorry sister but the flesh is weak.” Arriving at the convent, the nun went on her way. On his arrival at the church, the priest rushed to look up Psalm 129. It said, “Go forth and seek, further up, you will find glory.”
Moral of the story: If you are not well informed in your job, you might miss a great opportunity.
A crow was sitting on a tree, doing nothing all day. A rabbit asked him,”Can I also sit like you and do nothing all day long?” The crow answered: “Sure, why not.” So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the crow, and rested.
A fox jumped on the rabbit and ate it.
Moral of the story: To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very high up.
Lesson 5: Power of Charisma
A turkey was chatting with a bull “I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree,” sighed the turkey, but I haven’t got the energy.” “Well, why don’t you nibble on my droppings?” replied the bull. “They’re packed with nutrients.” The turkey pecked at a lump of dung and found that it gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree. The next day, after eating some more dung, he reached the second branch. Finally after a fourth night, there he was proudly perched at the top of the tree. Soon he was spotted by a farmer, who shot the turkey out of the tree.
Moral of the story: Bullshit might get you to the top, but it wont keep you there.
A little bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold the bird froze and fell to the ground into a large field. While he was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some dung on him. As the frozen bird lay there in the pile of cow dung, he began to realize how warm he was. The dung was actually thawing him out! He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy. A passing cat heard the bird singing and came to investigate. Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of cow dung, and promptly dug him out and ate him.
Moral of the story:
1. Not everyone who shits on you is your enemy
2. Not everyone who gets you out of shit is your friend
3. And when you’re in deep shit, it’s best to keep your mouth shut!
*EXTRA* Lesson 7: Popularity can be harmful (by Digg user outhouseinput :) )
A man decides to write a funny and informative collection of stories meant to drive home some interesting life lessons. While he was writing them, his wife came by and asked what he was doing. He explained to her that he wanted to send his friends something interesting to chat about at work the next day. His wife advised him to post it on an internet blog for fun. The husband took her advice, but negligently set up his own server without properly analyzing the potential for an instantaneous burst of Digg traffic. The site, therefore, went down in flames hosting a few paragraphs of text.
Moral of the story:
Don’t listen to your wife.
Tuesday, 17 April 2007
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Sunday, 15 April 2007
Saturday, 14 April 2007
Sunday, 8 April 2007
UC Berkeley student Kyle Yeats built this nifty LEGO machine that dispenses, folds, and then cuts toilet paper for you.
Created by MIT student Leonardo Bonanni, this incredible device “can actually replace cabinets worth of dishes by storing them as flat disks.”
For the top 10 design please visit TechEBlog's Top 10 Students Inventions
Saturday, 7 April 2007
If you leave your cursor on the colors for a second or two you can see which traits I have. The bigger the area, the stronger the trait. Different kind of representation:
If you want to know more about my personality you can reach my report here:
My Personal Dna Report
Take the test and reveal your personality in the comments section
Friday, 6 April 2007
This is the chart showing percentage of population who have above 30 BMI (Body Mass Index) in different countries. Well, no surprise at number 1. But Greece surprised me since we (Turks) eat the same food with them and actually some more stuff made with flour. Also I would expect Germany to be higher up on the list since all they eat is pork and potatoes with beer. Japan and Korea are healthier than rest as one would expect.
Juliet is a sandwich monster!! This episode did not reveal many things but confirmed that Juliet is a sick maniac sandwich manufacturer. She must have worked at Deli or Subway previously. The way she beat Kate also showed us that she is not to be messed around.
Kate was about to go crazy when she saw that Locke was acting like one of them yet again after Jack. It's like everyone around her has been taking crazy pills lately. Can we consider that Locke is now one of them? I am not so sure. He is an opportunist and will be with them as long as he has something out of it. Maybe the others gave him his father and asked in return not to blow things up for a while. Nevertheless, Locke had and will have his own agenda. So we can presume that he will not be "joining" the others. Business is something else.
Also he said that he knows what Kate had done and the others are not forgiving. This means that the main purpose for others' existence may be to punish each of them for their former mistakes.
Hurley's banishment con was really clever even though everybody saw it coming in the halfway but Sawyer. He could be pretty thick sometimes. However, obviously when he becomes a decent human being, he has the leader capabilities. Charlie does not have the balls, Hurley does not trust his mental condition, Claire has her own baby to lead, Jin has linguistic problems and Sun who is the strongest candidate against Sawyer, has her husband to deal with. This con made Sawyer see that being nice to people does not necessarily mean being vulnerable. He could make a good leader in the absence of the four (Jack, Locke, Sayid, Kate). However if he gets used to it, there could be problems when they come back.
The gas masks were very ridiculous. There are 4 people to gas and they all wear masks in the jungle. Aren't you a little bit overcautious people? And what is the explanation about how these people disappeared. Sayid was not able to track 50 people's trails. They turned the ghost step mode on again.
Kate's backstory is getting really boring and repetitive. It revealed or added nothing to the character. We only noticed that there is more coincidence by seeing Cassidy teaming up with Kate in order to make her see her mother. Her mother said "You can't help who you love". Kate is in a similar situation. Also she said that she did not want to be rescued. Kate killed her step father for herself. Same as she is trying to save Jack.
Juliet is a sick sandwich making kung-fu knowing pathologic liar. I think the disease Russeau talks about is pathologic lying since almost all the others are affected. I don't believe for a second that Juliet was gassed while making tea. I'm pretty sure she carried an unconscious Kate out to their place in the jungle, cuffed them together, and then played her. Watched her reaction as Kate announces her intent to track back to the barracks. Juliet immediately wants to wait until dark because she wants the rain to wash away whatever traces she might have left behind. If they'd both been dragged there by a third party, she wouldn't be so nervous about Kate wanting to go back.
I think there are two possibilities. The Others really did leave Juliet, but left her as a potential double-agent. They'd do this without telling her, which would give her no dangerous knowledge of where they were going. The other possibility is that Ben and Juliet are still working together, and Juliet is a plant in the beach camp. I think Ben would be promising Juliet something she wanted - another trip off the island. I still can not believe how they agreed to take her with them to the beach. Come on guys listen to Sayid once in a while.
Smokey is back again with some flash tricks. It looked like it had 3 heads and there are some weird theories going on on the web. It did not show things to Juliet like it did to Eko. Also it just turned back when it could not enter the fence. Come on now. If Kate can go over the fence, smokey can do it to.
It was a rather mediocre episode. Nothing special. 3 out of 5.
Wednesday, 4 April 2007
Tuesday, 3 April 2007
This is no joke lads. It is a TV-show in Australia. They ask Americans simple general knowledge questions. It is not an April 1st joke unfortunately. I agree that they may have asked hundreds of people and got these answers from some but still.. You got to be really dumb to give these answers..
Sunday, 1 April 2007
Video Demonstration: How to deal with seasonal depression
It's that weird time of year when we're stuck between winter and spring. If you've got a perennial case of the Mondays, try this new treatment as demonstrated above for seasonal depression.
I myself suffer from the seasonal changes. This one is a good way to deal with it. How do you deal with seasonal depression? Give your thoughts in the comment section.