Without further words on americans or blondes...| Permalink
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
Knowing when to come in out of the rain; Why the early bird gets the worm; Life isn't always fair; and Maybe it was my fault.
Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).
His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6 -year-old boy cha rged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.
Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer Tylenol, sun lotion or a Band-Aid to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.
Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.
Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.
Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement. Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason.
He is survived by his 3 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, Someone Else Is To Blame, and I'm A Victim.
Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.| Permalink
I somehow stumbled across a link to the probably longest Simpsons intro video. It's a nice watch but it's not an unique idea, because while watching this I remembered that the video to Fatboy Slim - Right Here, Right Now did almost the same, just a bit earlier.
Nevertheless, I like both of the videos quite much :)| Permalink
While surfing around the net I stumbled across a trailer to Titanic: Two The Surface. It's a very well done parody of a new fictional movie featuring Leonardo DiCaprio.
Really impressive. It's one of the best non-commercial movies of such quality I've seen so far. Non-commercial in the way that it doesn't want me to go to the cinema and spend money or buy something.| Permalink
Finally I have something which relieves me from having to clean up my walls myself.
This Wi-Fi Speed Spray speeds up your wireless connections by binding WiFi scrubber molecules to the WiFi particles. These molecules then clean up the path to the receiving station.
Great, isn't it? From Gizmodo| Permalink
Imagine you have two empty strings and concatenate them together. Does the new string contain two empty strings or is it a all new empty string?
Who can even prove that the original empty strings weren't constructed of several empty strings themselves?| Permalink
Today I got the ultimate job proposal from our "headquarter":
Duration: Up to 4 months
Level: Consultant - Manager
Location(s): Baghdad, Mosul, and Basra
Skillset/Responsibilities: Management oversight of detailed currency exchange, develop and implement exchange site distribution load plan, coordinate with headquarters project control team, and coordinate with convoy commander.
* Resources will be traveling to the different locations listed above and will be living in tents on military bases.
* XXX has hired a security agency that will assist employees and accompany then through their travels
* All employees are required to attend a 4 day security training session in El Paso, TX. There they will be briefed on current security and receive gas masks, jacket, etc, inoculations, etc.
* Employees will most likely fly from El Paso to Amman, Jordan and then connect to Baghdad.
* Danger Pay: 25% of employees salary starting from Day 1 (when they land overseas) to the day the leave back for the US
* For those employees staying 42 days or longer, they will also receive 25% post differential pay, treated as an extra allowance. Post Diff pay applies and begins on Day 42.
Feel free to call me with further questions as I have some additional information which may answer some further questions. Thanks!
For only 25% more salary I wouldn't even change office in-country... This mail has caused much laughter here :)| Permalink