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Monday, January 12, 2009
Posted by SuziQoregon at 8:27 PM
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
because Morgan Freeman is one of the few people who can pull this off.
more lol celebs!
Posted by SuziQoregon at 3:27 PM
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Ho Ho Ho and all that crap.
Now take it off my head and let me go back to sleep!
Posted by SuziQoregon at 6:38 PM
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Posted by SuziQoregon at 9:42 AM
Sunday, December 14, 2008
I'm seeing this all over the place, but haven't been able to determine the original source. Nevertheless, it makes me laugh.
BCS Declares Germany Winner of World War II
US Ranked 4th
After determining the Big-12 championship game participants, the BCS computers were put to work on other major contests and today the BCS declared Germany to be the winner of World War II.
"Germany put together an incredible number of victories beginning with the annexation of Austria and the Sudetenland and continuing on into conference play with defeats of Poland, France, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium and the Netherlands. Their only losses came against the US and Russia; however considering their entire body of work--including an incredibly tough Strength of Schedule--our computers deemed them worthy of the #1 ranking."
Questioned about the #4 ranking of the United States the BCS commissioner stated "The US only had two major victories--Japan and Germany. The computer models, unlike humans, aren't influenced by head-to-head contests--they consider each contest to be only a single, equally-weighted event."
German Chancellor Adolf Hitler said "Yes, we lost to the US; but we defeated #2 ranked France in only 6 weeks." Herr Hitler has been criticized for seeking dramatic victories to earn 'style points' to enhance Germany's rankings. Hitler protested "Our contest with Poland was in doubt until the final day and the conditions in Norway were incredibly challenging and demanded the application of additional forces."
The French ranking has also come under scrutiny. The BCS commented " France had a single loss against Germany and following a preseason #1 ranking they only fell to #2."
Japan was ranked #3 with victories including Manchuria, Borneo and the Philippines.
Posted by SuziQoregon at 8:30 AM
Friday, December 12, 2008
The storm is still over the ocean and it's full on weathergasm mode here.
Posted by SuziQoregon at 8:45 AM
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Inspired by the idea that one of the greatest gifts one generation can pass to another is the wisdom it has gained from experience, the Wisdom project, produced with the cooperation from Archbishop Desmond Tutu, seeks to create a record of a multicultural group of pepole who have all made their mark on the world. Presented against the same white space, all of the subjects are removed from their context, which not only democratizes them, but also allows for a clear dialogue to exist between them. In an attempt to create a more profound, honest, and truly revealing portrait of these luminaries, the project encompasses their voices, their physical presence, and the written word. This comprehensive portrayal of such a profound and global group is an index of extraordinary perspectives.I think I either want this for Christmas or will be giving it as a gift for Christmas (or both).
Here's a trailer (but go here for more www.wisdombook.org/ ):
More here too: http://www.apple.com/pro/profiles/wisdom/
Filmmaker and photographer Andrew Zuckerman thinks hard-won insights should be shared. That’s why he’s releasing The Wisdom Project, a one-hour documentary film and companion book that share the collective experiences of 51 luminaries over age 65, including authors, artists, and world leaders from Willie Nelson to Nelson Mandela.
Inspired by the ancient African concept of ubuntu, which emphasizes human connectedness—I am what I am because of who we all are—Zuckerman set out to gather and communicate the lessons his extraordinary subjects have learned about love, work, the environment, and conflict resolution. “We live in a confusing and fast-changing world,” says the filmmaker. “It’s a great time to look to our elders, to see what they have to say that can help us.”
Special thanks to Lesley for posting this first. Thanks Les !!
Posted by SuziQoregon at 10:27 AM