Friday, April 15

Random

"THAT'S GOT TO be the craziest thing I've ever filmed..."


"AS THE DUST settles in Afghanistan after sustained protest over a Florida pastor's Quran burning, many residents in Kandahar are facing an unpleasant truth: More Qurans were burned in the course of their protests than by Terry Jones." ~ CSM

SKIN BLEACHING is a growing problem in Jamaican slums -- not cris ~ AP

> "UNIVERSITY defenders say an education has value far beyond the difference it makes in your salary - but upper-middle-class Americans tend to overvalue the non-financial benefits of grad school too." ~ the Atlantic

LOCKHEED MARTIN has beome the fourth largest employer on Guam. ~ link

I'M A grand prize winner. ~ Sweeplee.com

A NAVAL FIRST -- The US Navy used a warship mounted high-powered laser gun to blast a motorboat. ~ link

ONE OF THE coolest apps on my Droid is Google Translate. I can say a phrase in English and then the phone will say it in Chinese or Spanish or Korean or Swedish or a Thai or... Lots more ways to get into trouble. Nothing yet for translating the Southern US dialects into more standard American English. Anyway, there is a new update. ~ link

NOT ALL problems are inherited.

ACCORDING TO Google stats the largest group of readers of this blog is in the US. The second largest group is on Guam (Hafa adai!!!). And somewhat surprisingly, the third largest group is in China, where Blogger is often blocked. Pardon my mechanical translation but 我很欣赏中国读者

MR McGUIRE: I want to say one word to you. Just one word.
Benjamin: Yes, sir.
Mr McGuire: Are you listening?
Benjamin: Yes, I am.
Mr McGuire: Algae.
Benjamin: Just how do you mean that, sir?
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