Friday, 27 April 2007

The Stupid Test

According to the Stupid Test I'm "Pretty Smart" (only 14% stupid). You get a nice little graphic after finishing the test.


Hope you can take it (without cheating!) and proudly tell us your score (and put the image in your blog)

Besos y Abrazos
Yo

Monday, 23 April 2007

Yank questions found on Australia Tourism Website

These are real questions... (and then they voted):

Q: Does it ever get windy in Australia? I have never seen it rain
on TV, how do the plants grow? (USA).
A: We import all plants fully grown and then just sit around
watching them die.

Q: Can you send me the Vienna Boys' Choir schedule? (USA)
A: Aus-tri-a is that quaint little country bordering Ger-man-y, which is...oh forget it. Sure, the Vienna Boys Choir plays every Tuesday night in Kings Cross, straight after the hippo races. Come naked.

Q: Can you tell me the regions in Tasmania where the female
population is smaller than the male population?
A: Yes, gay nightclubs

Q: Will I be able to speak English most places I go? (USA)
A: Yes, but you'll have to learn it first

Wednesday, 18 April 2007

Virginia killer listened to "Shine" over and over again

... and it sucks, because that song is the biggest hit from my favorite band, Collective Soul.

Now it ay never be played in Virginia again, thanks to some asshole, who woke up one morning, decided to end it all, and thought it necessary to take some innocents down with him.

One of my favorite songs ending up with Beatles' "Helter Skelter" (Charles Manson's favorite) and KMFDM's "Son of the Gun" that was listened by those Columbine dudes as a crime-related theme. Sad.

Friday, 13 April 2007

Salary (un)increase notification

It goes something like this:

Dear employee:

I'm happy to announce [happy??? what kind of machiavelic being can be happy about announcing such a thing???? Please avoid talking at funerals!!!] that for this year you'll receive a salary increase of [infamously little amount]. Your salary is now [virtually the same it was the last year]

Thanks for your contribution blah blah blah blah blah

Best regards,
HR Manager.


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Anyone got a nice increase??? Let me know and take me out of my depression.

Tuesday, 3 April 2007

Rastro de tu Sangre en la Nieve

In Spanish, because there's no way I'll reference García Márquez in an english-written post.

Hoy por la mañana, mientras hacía mi maleta para venir a La Habana (tristemente, no de vacaciones, sino de trabajo), me corté un dedo. Lo anterior no tendría relevanca alguna de no ser porque recordé aquel magistral cuento de Gabriel García Márquez -que lleva el título de este post- en el que una mujer se desangra tras espinarse el dedo con una rosa.

Tras el accidente, y aún sin controlar la hemorragia, decidí traer conmigo mi libro favorito: Extraños Peregrinos, 12 Cuentos, en el que viene el cuento en cuestión... y como me encantó aun más que la primera vez, les dejo una liga al mencionado texto, cortesía de bibliotecasvirtuales.com

Rastro de tu Sangre en la Nieve

Saludos desde La Habana.

Monday, 2 April 2007

Pearls Before Swine

In a perfect world all comic strips would be like "Pearls Before Swine". It's the best comic, perhaps side to side with Dilbert. Everything is perfect... starting with the characters: a megalomaniac rat who complains about the strip itself and about all living things (it's the best character), a naive pig who is incompetent and isn't aware of his true surroundings, and other minor characters (a fraternity of retarded crocodiles, a zebra trying to survive them, an ultra-smart goat and a hiper agressive duck who serves Pig as bodyguard).

But well... I really don't want to bore you with blah blah blah... so here are some strips from Pearls Before Swine (CLICK ON THEM TO MAKE THEM LARGER):