Monday, March 31, 2008

Unlocking Stonehenge's secrets

Stonehenge is a British wonder of the ancient world - it's also as familiar a part of our landscape as the White Cliffs of Dover.
It's such an iconic sight, we tend to forget that two fundamental questions remain - when was it built and what was it for?
For hundreds of years, these questions have intrigued and frustrated antiquarians and visitors alike.

Remarkably, in the next fortnight, we might just have the beginning of some answers.
On Monday, the first excavation to take place at Stonehenge in nearly half a century will start.
For Dr Simon Thurley, chief executive of English Heritage, this is a truly unique moment: 'Very occasionally, we have the opportunity to find out something new archeologically - we are at that moment now.
'We believe that this dig has a chance of genuinely unlocking part of the mystery of Stonehenge.'"

It’s time for a little nap


Protestors To Welcome Bush In Zagreb

"ZAGREB, CROATIA - Before the 3-day Bucharest NATO summit which will begin on Wednesday and the visit of America President George Bush to Croatia on Friday, an ad hoc organisation was formed called the Anti-Imperialist Coalition, which has announced protests against President Bush at Franjo Tudjman Square in Zagreb on Friday at 17 hours.
Members of the Anti-Imperialist action are young anti-fascists, the Croatian left, students, professors of the Faculty of Philosophy and non-governmental associations.
The “AntiNATO ffzg” association includes Professors and students of the Zagreb Faculty of Philosophy, who have stated three most important reasons why they oppose NATO accession.
“We don`t want Croatia to be a pawn”"
We do not want Croatia to join the Anglo-American corporate imperialism like a pawn. NATO members are, more or less, a support system for the US policy of a world bully where the USA does not choose its means, violating international law with invasions of other countries where they have their own interests, supporting terrorists and dictators throughout the world, financially exploiting poor countries through the IMF and WTO, all under the disguise of seemingly spreading democracy. If we enter NATO, our descendants will be ashamed one day, just like some countries are shamed of their Nazi history today – AntiNATO ffzg claims.

Adding that Croatia can spend its money “in a smarter way” today, money which h is necessary for NATO accession.

A loud protest is announced against president Bush. But the organisers do not wish to reveal all the details yet.

Sensitive Beer

"Three hicks were working on a telephone tower - Steve, Bruce and Jed.

Steve falls off and is killed instantly.

As the ambulance takes the body away, Bruce says, 'Someone should go and tell his wife.'

Jed says, 'OK, I'm pretty good at that sensitive stuff, I'll do it.'

Two hours later, he comes back carrying a case of beer.

Bruce says, 'Where did you get that, Jed?'

'Steve's wife gave it to me,' Jed replies.

'That's unbelievable, you told the lady her husband was dead and she gave you beer?'

Well, not exactly', Jed says. 'When she answered the door, I said to her, 'You must be Steve's widow'.'

She said, 'No, I'm not a widow!'

And I said, 'I'll bet you a case of Budweiser you are.'"


"Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus. "

"I am a raging alcoholic and a raging addict and I didn't want to see my kids do the same thing."
I cannot turn down this incredible honor twice.

"I got rabies shots for biting the head off a bat but that's OK - the bat had to get Ozzy shots. "

"Somebody said to me this morning, 'To what do you attribute your longevity?' I don't know. I mean, I couldn't have planned my life out better. By all accounts I should be dead! The abuse I put my body through: the drugs, the alcohol, the lifestyle I've lived the last 30 years! "

"What is the world coming to? "

"What is this? It's music to get a brain seizure by."

My Wife by Rodney Dangerfield

"My wife met me at the door the other night in a sexy negligee.
Unfortunately, she was just coming home.

My wife wants sex in the back of the car and she wants me to drive.

My wife was afraid of the dark… then she saw me naked and now she’s afraid of the light.

My wife’s jealousy is getting ridiculous.
The other day she looked at my calendar and wanted to know who May was"

Saturday, March 29, 2008


“Oh Lord please don't burn us don't kill or toast your flock Don't put us on the barbecue or simmer us in stock, Don't bake or baste or boil us or stir-fry us in a wok”
Monty Python

Sweet Kisses


Scientists Aim for Origami Space Flight

"(AP) -- Japanese scientists and origami masters hope to launch a paper airplane from space and learn from its trip back to Earth.

It's no joke. A prototype passed a durability test in a wind tunnel this month, Japan's space agency adopted it Wednesday for feasibility studies, and a well-known astronaut is interested in participating.

A successful flight from space by an origami plane could have far-reaching implications for the design of re-entry vehicles or space probes for upper atmospheric exploration, said project leader Shinji Suzuki, a professor at Tokyo University's Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics."

Origami - What is that ?

Funny Pictures
Evil Origami

Q. Have you heard the one about the origami enthusiast who folded and wore a cowboy outfit - an origami stetson, origami shirt and waistcoat, origami pistols, plus origami trousers and boots?

A. He was arrested for rustling!!

Friday, March 28, 2008

George Carlin -Airline Announcements

George Carlin - Airline Announcements

thanks d & b

Mr. Cool Ice

OK,maybe not.

Hand in my pocket

I was in the subway today when I felt a hand in my pocket.
I turned to the owner of the hand and asked, "What are you doing?"
He said, "Looking for a match."
I asked, "Why didn't you ask for one?"
He said, "I don't talk to strangers."

" I will kick his ass"

'Would you swap me for a season ticket?'

"Sarah was reading a newspaper, while her husband was engrossed in a
magazine. Suddenly, she burst out laughing.
'Listen to this,' she said. 'There's a classified ad here where a
guy is offering to swap his wife for a season ticket to the stadium.'
'Hmmm,' her husband said, not looking up from his magazine.
Teasing him, Sarah said, 'Would you swap me for a season ticket?'
'Absolutely not,' he said.
'How sweet,' Sarah said. 'Tell me why not.'
'Season's more than half over,' he said."



Thursday, March 27, 2008

Bush To Stay at Westin Hotel - Zagreb

ZAGREB, CROATIA – Any doubts about where American President George Bush will be staying during his visit to Zagreb have been laid to rest after a confirmation by the Westin Hotel that the president would be staying there.
If you call Westin and ask to reserve a room in the period from April 3 to 7, you will be turned down because “all rooms have been booked until 7pm April 5”.
It comes as no surprise that the president’s security detail chose the Westin Hotel for Bush’s stay because the hotel has a reputation of being the safest hotel in Croatia."

Cool Hobby

believe me it's really cool


"A young guy from Texas moves to California and goes to one of those big 'everything under one roof' stores looking for a job.

The manager asked, 'Do you have any sales experience?'

The kid said, 'Sure, I was a salesman back home in Texas.'

The boss liked the kid so he gave him the job.

'You start tomorrow. I'll come down after we close and see how you did.'

His first day on the job was rough but he got through it.

After the store was locked up, the boss came down to see how things went.

'How many sales did you make today?'

The young man replied without hesitating, 'One.'

The boss said, 'Just one? Our sales people average 20 or 30 sales a day. How much was the sale for?'

The kid said, '$101,237.64.'

The boss said, '$101,237.64?! What the hell did you sell?!'

The kid said, 'First I sold him a small fish hook. Then I sold him a medium fish hook. Then I sold him a larger fish hook. Then I sold him a new fishing rod. Then I asked him where he was going fishing and he said down at the coast, so I told him he was gonna need a boat, so we went down to the boat department and I sold him that twin-engine Chris Craft. Then he said he didn't think his Honda Civic would pull it, so I took him down to the automotive department and sold him that 4x4 Blazer.'

Amazed, the boss said, 'A guy came in here to buy a fish hook and you sold him a boat and a truck?'

'No, he came here to buy a box of tampons for his wife and I said, 'Well, your weekend's shot, you might as well go fishing.''"

Philosophy in the Kitchen


Wet Cat

"OK, someone hand me my cigarettes, a cup of black coffee and my Prozac and I'll be fine"

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Laika in space


Family of bush elephants

The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren
may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book?
David Attenborough

How to Catch a White Elephant

Go to an place where there are white elephants. Bring with you a muffin (with raisins). Climb a tree. When the white elephant is close, drop the muffin (with raisins) in front of it. The white elephant will be happy, and eat the muffin (with raisins). White elephants like muffins (with raisins). Repeat this procedure for five days in a row.

After the fifth day, the white elephant will be used to its daily muffin (with rasins). The sixth day you climb the tree, bring with you a muffin without rasins. Drop the muffin as usual. When the white elephant finds out that the muffin lacks rasins, it will darken in anger.

And then you catch it the same way as an ordinary grey elephant."

Dog prays at Japanese Zen temple

"NAHA, Japan - At a Zen Buddhist temple in southern Japan, even the dog prays. Mimicking his master, priest Joei Yoshikuni, a 1 1/2-year-old black-and-white Chihuahua named Conan joins in the daily prayers at Naha's Shuri Kannondo temple, sitting up on his hind legs and putting his front paws together before the altar."

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Yorkie Grooming

The Long and the Short of Coat Styles

Niki & Obi - today after grooming.

I take my dogs to a professional groomer every two months.
Because the Yorkie's coat is a lot like human hair,
the cleaner you keep it,the healthier it will be.

My routine is : comb every day

bath every two weeks

Safe Ride

Climate change

"According to a new U.N. report, the global warming outlook is much worse than originally predicted. Which is pretty bad when they originally predicted it would destroy the planet."
--Jay Leno
"The report on climate change said that humans are very likely making the planet warmer. To which Hillary Clinton said, 'Hey, can't blame me for that one.'"
--Jay Leno
"President Bush has a plan. He says that if we need to, we can lower the temperature dramatically just by switching from Fahrenheit to Celsius"

-Jimmy Kimmel, on fighting global warming

Global Warming

Global warming -- at least the modern nightmare vision -- is a myth.

I am sure of it and so are a growing number of scientists.

But what is really worrying is that the world's politicians and policy makers are not."

- David Bellamy, Daily Mail, July 9, 2004

Monday, March 24, 2008


USB Flash Drive Swarovski Crystal Engagement Ring For Brave/Stupid Geeks In Love »

Personally, if I were not already married, I’d feel somewhat more confident of getting away with my vitals still intact proposing with a ring-pull than I would proposing with this USB Flash Drive Swarovski Crystal Engagement Ring but, if you’re a braver man than I, and you happen to want to use your proposal of marriage to also define your geek credentials, this ring could be just the ticket.
At the conceptual stage at the point of writing, the premise of this USB Flash Drive Swarovski Crystal Engagement Ring is that each of you can carry around pictures of each other (or poems, credit card receipts, or whatever) which, once the rings are joined, can be transferred between both rings in an act of union. And, if you happen to want to transfer the contents of your ring (a phrase we really ought to avoided) to a PC you can do so thanks to a supplied necklace that sports a standard USB port, a mini USB port as well as two ‘sharing ports’.
On paper it may seem like a nice (even vaguely romantic?) idea but you’ll excuse us for being somewhat unconvinced.
JFlume Design

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

"Happy Easter to all who celebrate and good day to all who don’t."

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Pet me more


Cat and Toast

If toast always lands butter-side down, and cats always land on their feet, what happens if you strap toast on the back of a cat and drop it?"
Steven Wright

Friday, March 21, 2008

Easter in Croatia

"Coloring and decorating Easter eggs, called 'pisanice', is among the oldest traditions. There are several ways of decorating Easter eggs. The best known method is to use hot liquid wax with the help of pencil-like instruments. After coloring, the wax is removed, revealing the splendid decorations. Before artificial coloring, eggs were colored by being boiled in water with onions, walnuts, roots and herbs. In order to get their shine, they were polished with oil before being placed in the basket. Another method of decorating, popular in continental Croatia, was to use a knife, as well as threads of silk and wool, while the third method was to use formic acid.
Eggs in the southern part of Croatia are traditionally colored in red and have white star or rosette shaped decorations, while decorations such as pine branches, flowers, circles and spirals are more common in other parts of the country. Finally, there is one more custom related to Easter eggs - the so-called 'tuca' (egg fight). Everyone would choose an egg from the basket and would hit it against their adversary's egg. The winner would be the person whose egg remained intact throughout the 'fight'."

The Easy Way

No smiling day

Bad Gas Problem

"There was once a very prim and proper older lady who had a problem
with passing gas. Since she came from a generation when people didn't
even talk about this kind of problem it took a long time for her to
seek help. Finally, however, she was persuaded to consult her family
After she filled out all the proper forms and had waited about 20
minutes in the waiting room the doctor called her into his office,
leaned back in his chair, folded his hands into a steeple and asked
her how he could help.
'Doctor,' she said, 'I have a very bad gas problem.' 'A gas
problem?' replied the doctor. 'Yes. Yesterday afternoon I had
lunch with the Secretary of State and his wife and had six, um, er,
ahhh... silent gas emissions. Last night I had dinner with the
governor and his wife and had four silent gas emissions.
Then, while sitting in your waiting room I had five silent gas
emissions! Doctor, you've got to help me! What can we do?'
'Well,' said the doctor thoughtfully, 'I think the first thing
we're going to do is give you a hearing test.'"


How many cops does it take to screw in a light bulb?

Just one, but he is never around when you need him.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

America Protests Against War in Iraq

The protests against the war in Iraq were mostly peaceful, which did not prevent the police to arrest some 200 people across the U.S.

Pair dress in 'dead dog' jumpers

"Beth and Brian Willis lost their white Samoyed, called Kara, 12 years ago and Swedish Lapphund, Penny, in 2002.
After seeing a picture of Princess Diana wearing a dog fur stole at Crufts, they collected thousands of dog hairs from brushes and carpets.
The pair said the his and hers dog memorials were 'warm and waterproof'."

Poor Beggar

"'I was in a very generous mood today,' a woman says to her friend.
'I gave a poor beggar $25.'
'Thats a lot of money to give away,' says her friend. 'What did your husband say?'
'He said, 'Thank you'. '"

The more I see of men, the more I admire dogs.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Arthur C. Clarke - dies in Sri Lanka

"Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, (16 December 1917 – 19 March 2008"
Arthur C. Clarke formulated the following three "laws" of prediction:
When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right.
When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Richard Strauss( Also sprach Zarathustra ) - humanity

Sir Arthur C Clarke: 90th Birthday Reflections

2001 -cartoon

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Snow in Zagreb

The weather is crazy .

a well trained weiner

Cynical-C Blog

Vulcan salute

The Vulcan salute is a hand gesture consisting of a raised hand, palm forward with the fingers parted between the middle and ring finger, and the thumb extended. The salute first appeared on the original Star Trek series in the second season opening episode, 'Amok Time'. It was devised by Leonard Nimoy, the actor who played the half-Vulcan Mr. Spock. The gesture is famously difficult for most people to do without practice, and actors on the original show reportedly often had to position their fingers off-screen with the other hand, before raising their hand into frame. This stems from the fact that the ring finger lacks a separate muscle apart from the pinkie finger- raising the ring finger alone without assistance from the other hand is impossible for most people. It is also said that this gesture is easier to perform with the non-dominant hand(i.e. if one is right handed, it is easier to do left handed)."

Star Trek Quote

"Act, and you shall have dinner; wait, and you shall be dinner.
-Gowron, Klingon proverb, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"

Blowing water bubbles

The Beluga Whale or White Whale (Delphinapterus leucas) is an Arctic and sub-Arctic species of cetacean. It is one of two members of the family Monodontidae, along with the Narwhal. This marine mammal is commonly referred to simply as the Beluga or Sea Canary due to its high pitched squeaks. It is up to 5 metres in length and an unmistakable all white in color with a distinctive melon-shaped head.