Monthly Archives: January 2008

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Have you heard the one about square watermelon?

This is not exactly news anymore, but I only came across this today for the very first time. Actually, a different article was circulated today at work, seemingly with the goal of stimulating discussion about innovation. My initial reaction was April Fools’ Day come early this year. But then I found that the product was

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Smart or Stoopid?

Cool little test. I scored 24, which was 37.8% above average of all others who have taken it. The test cover on the bottom suggests that only stupid people will consider this test a measure of intelligence, while intelligent people will consider it a measure of stupidity. Since I hope I belong to the latter

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Plasticine Crow (subtitled)

This is an all-time favorite animated short of my youth. The subtitles are rather funny if you understand the original lyrics, but they are also reasonably presented so that my non-Russian-speaking readers can enjoy the video themselves. I would go as far as to posit that it is probably visually enjoyable even when you don’t

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An adventurer, apparently

Another time-waster that has been sitting in the queue for quite some time.   Your Travel Personality Is: The Adventurer For you, travel is how you learn about the world. And you like to learn the stuff that’s not in guidebooks. You truly have wanderlust. When you’re not traveling, you’re dreaming about where you’ll go

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The joys of recycling

I believe that the global climate change is real, and I agree with those who say that humankind in our age greatly affects the climate in less than positive way. I will even argue – strongly, but not vehemently, – that putting environmental causes on government agendas is the only way to affect the issue

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I’m too sexy for my car…

Took two similar tests (in the spirit of asking for a second opinion) at my favorite time-waster site and ended up rather pleased with myself. Not sure what could be wrong with the other 27%, though…   You Are Very Sexy Damn! You are one hot number. You have a lot of sex appeal. You

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Who’s your candidate

Big props to my brother and his wife for finding this fun candidate match game. Because it asks multiple-choice questions, it feels lees simplistic than the test I wrote about in the past. Even though it limits the criteria to just six issues plus the ever important question of experience. The funnest part is playing

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Suitable for all ages

Something that I wanted to post for quite a long time. While it is mildly embarrassing to not even get a PG rating, it surely means that my target demographics include all ages. Any of you kindergarten kids who read this (remember? I write at your reading level), you can assure your parents that no

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Kimmy the Swimmer

Have I ever mentioned that I’ve got really athletic children? I’m sure I did in passing on several occasions, although more towards Becky than her sister. Let me do this emphatically this time: I’ve got really athletic children! Kimmy, as mentioned before, started swimming lessons at the local pool. At the sign-up, the instructor asked

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Becky’s clock

  Continuing the topic of bragging about my daughter’s scholastic achievements, I present for your pleasure the clock that Becky designed and built at her Design Technology class. It is similar to woodshop class in the States, but not to the exclusion of plastics. The clock is designed in Art Deco style. Both opaque and

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