Roll up, roll up!

Monday, October 31, 2005


In the UK, 99% of pumpkins are used as lanterns.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Virtual for Virtual in Virtual

Living Joke

If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire; Joint Task Force: Guantanamo.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Twisted Babel Fish

Humpty Dumpty Humpty Dumpty which is placed in the wall passed falling which is large. As for the person of the horse or all kings of all kings it was not possible for the second time to assemble Humpty,!

Her card and the milk it will do Muffet which is placed with tuffet which is eaten it is small, also the foil sat down on her side, Muffet which surprises came,

The of Incy Wincy which has risen on the mouth also the rain it came, also the empty sun came you washed, rainy now were dried on ones of Incy and all Wincy went for the second time on the mouth!

The mouse the clock the dickory dry dock of the hickory which was moved on the clock which strikes one which the mouse moved under the dickory dry dock of the hickory

A Sense Of Perspective

Official figures put the number of US Military deaths in Iraq at 2,000.

Unofficial estimates put Iraqi civilian deaths, since the war began, at about 25,000.

While many of the deaths between March 2003 and March 2005 are attributed to militant attacks and violent crime, Iraq Body Count (IBC) says US-led forces killed 37% of civilian victims.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Ice To Eskimos

There are nearly 250 brands of bottled water in the UK.


"She sat down in order that we all might stand up - and the walls of segregation came down,"

Jesse Jackson on Rosa Parks.

Sugar Rush

In Sweden you can have the option to run your car on a high-grade biofuel mix. This year, Saab started selling a biopowered version of their 95 model.

Its engine will take a fuel cocktail which is up to 85% bioethanol, made, principally, from Brazilian sugar beet.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Money 2 – Morals 0

On April 28, 2004, at a London banking conference to which they had accidentally been invited because of their satirical website, "Dow representative" "Erastus Hamm" unveiled "Acceptable Risk," a Dow industry standard for determining how many deaths are acceptable when achieving large profits.

The bankers enthusiastically applauded the lecture, which described several industrial crimes, including IBM's sale of technology to the Nazis for use in identifying Jews, as "golden skeletons" - i.e. skeletons in the closet, but lucrative and therefore acceptable ones.

Several of the bankers in attendance then signed up for licenses for the "Acceptable Risk Calculator" and even posed with Acceptable Risk mascot "Gilda, the golden skeleton in the closet," for photos.

The exercise was intended to illustrate the absurdity of depending on "Corporate Social Responsibility" (CSR) to set limits to corporate behavior. If corporations were completely free to behave as the market demands - the logical extreme of CSR - then industrial catastrophes of huge magnitude, such as Bhopal, would not necessarily be disadvised.

Clear And Present Danger

Proportion of cancer deaths worldwide caused by smoking: 30%

Oh No Tokyo!

Outpacing global warming by a factor of four, average temperatures in Tokyo have risen by 3 °C in the past 100 years.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Surprise! Part II

Somalia, on the west coast of Africa, has had no functioning national government since 1991