Archive for ◊ January, 2011 ◊

So You Think English is an Easy Language?
Sunday, January 30th, 2011 | Author:

Can you read these right the first time?  

1)  The bandage was wound around the  wound.

2)  The farm was used to produce produce.  

3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.  

4)  We must polish  the Polish furniture.  

5)  He could lead if he would get the lead out.  

6)  The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.

7)  Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.  

8). A bass was  painted on the head of the bass  drum.  

9)  When shot at, the dove  dove  into the bushes.  

10)  I did not object to the object.

11)  The insurance was invalid for the invalid.

12)  There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.  

13)  They were too close to the door to close it.  

14)  The buck does funny things when the does are present.  

15)  A seamstress and a sewer  fell down into a sewer line.  

16)  To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.

17)  The wind was too strong to wind the sail.  

18)  Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.

19)  I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.  

20)  How can I intimate this to my most  intimate  friend?  

Hat tip to Slick

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Gems Lose to Wichita
Saturday, January 29th, 2011 | Author:

I went to the Dayton Gems hockey game last night with my buddy, Red, and we watched the home team take a thorough beat down from the visiting players from Kansas…  Interestingly, the game featured former Los Angeles Lakers basketball player, AC Green, signing autographs at intermission (that’s Red with AC in the background).

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Obama and the Constitution
Friday, January 28th, 2011 | Author:

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Women and Cosmetics
Thursday, January 27th, 2011 | Author:

Famous women of history used unusual concoctions to maintain their “beauty” — Cleopatra bathed in donkey’s milk, Mary Queen of Scots bathed in wine, and Isabeau of France rubbed her skin with crocodile glands.  In addition, for thousands of years women slowly poisoned themselves by wearing face makeup called ceruse, which was a deadly lead powder. To top it off, they used a rouge made from mercury, which lead to birth defects and miscarriages.

Before you draw harsh conclusions, you should recall that millions of people every year have their faces injected with botulism toxin to remove wrinkles.  We may think people from the past are bizarre, but sometimes we are too!

Info courtesy of Listverse

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The Views of a Black Libertarian
Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 | Author:

A great interview with Walter Williams in the Wall Street Journal

The welfare state has done to black Americans what slavery couldn’t do, what Jim Crow couldn’t do, what the harshest racism couldn’t do. And that is to destroy the black family.

I probably became a libertarian through exposure to tough-minded professors who encouraged me to think with my brain instead of my heart. I learned that you have to evaluate the effects of public policy as opposed to intentions.

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The View of Labor Unions
Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 | Author:

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Who Do They Hate?
Monday, January 24th, 2011 | Author:

From DryBones

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Innovative German Engineering
Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 | Author:

A nice look an innovative German engineering…

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RobaJKGMMiE[/youtube]

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The Politically Correct Book-of-the-Month Club
Saturday, January 22nd, 2011 | Author:

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Conference Room
Saturday, January 22nd, 2011 | Author:

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I must admit that we have a nice conference room…

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