wildernesscat: (magician)
Sent this nice free card via Postcrossing the other day, never thinking much about it. The text says "is it not good for a person to be alone?". I don't know what the interrogative form is doing there, but I suppose it has some special meaning for the ad on the other side (which I simply covered with a white sticker). After the card arrived, I became curious about the origin of this image, and fed it into Google's Image Search. What do you reckon? The man is not alone at all :)

wildernesscat: (dont_jump)
A Russian joke from a colleague at work:

Once upon a time a close-knit army unit sent its senior staff on a business trip. The officers decided to play a trick on one of their mates, and planted a pack of condoms in his suitcase, just before returning home. Naturally, upon arrival his wife unpacked his stuff and discovered it! The wife confronted the man presenting the incriminating evidence, to which our resourceful colleague quickly responded: - "Yes, we all got them, I just did not use mine". The close-knit military unit went berserk for a week as wives questioned their husbands - where are the condoms?

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Went to the optometrist, again. Told him that I'm having trouble with the new glasses. The temple arms (sides) are too tight, and hurt my head. "No problem", the man says. Takes out a pair of pliers, and starts bending the arms. I was a bit surprised - "wow, I had no idea you could bend them like this without breaking them". "There's a difference if I bend them and they break, and if you bend them and they break", he said.

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Studied with my eldest son for his school test (in Bible), and encountered this enchanting remark in 1 Samuel 9,7-9:

וַיֹּאמֶר שָׁאוּל לְנַעֲרוֹ, וְהִנֵּה נֵלֵךְ וּמַה-נָּבִיא לָאִישׁ - כִּי הַלֶּחֶם אָזַל מִכֵּלֵינוּ, וּתְשׁוּרָה אֵין-לְהָבִיא לְאִישׁ הָאֱלֹהִים: מָה, אִתָּנוּ. וַיֹּסֶף הַנַּעַר, לַעֲנוֹת אֶת-שָׁאוּל, וַיֹּאמֶר, הִנֵּה נִמְצָא בְיָדִי רֶבַע שֶׁקֶל כָּסֶף; וְנָתַתִּי לְאִישׁ הָאֱלֹהִים, וְהִגִּיד לָנוּ אֶת-דַּרְכֵּנוּ. לְפָנִים בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל, כֹּה-אָמַר הָאִישׁ בְּלֶכְתּוֹ לִדְרוֹשׁ אֱלֹהִים, לְכוּ וְנֵלְכָה, עַד-הָרֹאֶה: כִּי לַנָּבִיא הַיּוֹם, יִקָּרֵא לְפָנִים הָרֹאֶה.

Or in English:

[7] Then said Saul to his servant, But, behold, if we go, what shall we bring the man? for the bread is spent in our vessels, and there is not a present to bring to the man of God: what have we?
[8] And the servant answered Saul again, and said, Behold, I have here at hand the fourth part of a shekel of silver: that will I give to the man of God, to tell us our way.
[9] (Beforetime in Israel, when a man went to inquire of God, thus he spake, Come, and let us go to the seer: for he that is now called a Prophet was beforetime called a Seer)


The biblical writer actually does a little bit of diachronic research here, and publishes his findings as a side note :)

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Following an offline remark on my previous post (by [livejournal.com profile] mad_troll), here is a funny video that shows the stereotypical trait of the Florentine pronunciation: saying 'h' instead of 'c'. The girl in the video is saying the Italian sentence "voglio una coca cola con la cannuccia corta corta", which translates as "I want a coca cola with a short short straw" :)

wildernesscat: (shootdog)


A silent movie. Almost.

wildernesscat: (good)
סצנה בגן עדן:
- אלהים אדירים, יש כאן קבוצת אתיאיסטים שבאו לביקור.
- תגיד להם, שאני איננו.

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Spotted in "Pa'amayim Kafe" in Tel-Aviv yesterday.

Drink Coffee poster

Just had a glass of strong black coffee with cardamon. I'm ready!

wildernesscat: (Default)
Without searching the net, can you guess what the word "תשנית" (tashnit) means?

wildernesscat: (Default)
Однажды у Киссинджера спросили - Что такое "челночная дипломатия?" Киссинджер ответил- - О! Это универсальный метод! Поясню на примере. Вы хотите методом челночной дипломатии выдать дочь Рокфеллера замуж за простого парня из русской деревни. - Это невозможно! Каким образом? - Очень просто. Я еду в русскую деревню, нахожу там простого парня и спрашиваю: - Хочешь жениться на американке? Он: «У нас и своих девчонок полно» Я: «Да. Но она дочь миллиардера» Он: «О! Это меняет дело» Тогда я еду в Швейцарию на заседание правления банка. Спрашиваю: «Вы хотите иметь президентом ядреного сибирского мужика?» - Фу - говорят в банке. - А если он при этом будет зятем Рокфеллера? - О! Это меняет дело! Еду к Рокфеллеру. Спрашиваю: «Хотите иметь зятем русского мужика?» Он: «У нас в семье все финансисты!» Я: «А он как раз президент Швейцарского банка!» Он: «О! Это меняет дело! Сюзи! Пойди сюда. Мистер Киссинджер нашел тебе жениха. Это президент Швейцарского банка!» Сюзи: «Эти финансисты все дохляки!» Я: «Да! Но этот - ядреный сибирский мужик!» Она: «О-о-о! Это меняет дело»

(reposted from http://wildernesscat.greatestjournal.com)

wildernesscat: (magician)
http://xkcd.com/350/

LOL

wildernesscat: (seedling)
(translated from Russian)

Two guys die and go to heaven. They relax with some beer and some salt-dried fish. They watch the waves roll against the river bank, and take things real slow and easy.
Suddenly, another guy emerges from the brushwood, takes a quick sip of beer, a piece of fish, and dives back into the brush. And again, several times in a row.
Eventually the two guys can't take it any more and tell him:
- Why do you keep running around? This is heaven - you have all the time in the world. Don't kill the mood.
- Hey dudes, I'd be happy to hang around! But I'm in intensive care!

wildernesscat: (cat_blue)

They have a few hot pixels there.

wildernesscat: (cat_blue)

... who's most ghostly of them all?

wildernesscat: (touristinfo)
(from the daily funmail)
A recent survey in England asked the following question:
Are there too many foreigners in this country now?

Answer:
20%: YES
10% : NO
70% :معهد الأمن العالمي بواشنط
Now, if they wanted to say "World Security Institute in Washington", there are two letters missing at the end (currently it says "washant" :) Funny how people don't even know how to cut and paste Arabic properly...

wildernesscat: (bearwalk)
(мопед не мой :)

Англия - сэр Винсент Пуух
Армения - Виник Пуханян
Азербайджан – Винбала Пухлу
Бельгия - Виннил де Пухильде
Бразилия - Лиуш Назарио Соуса Лима Франсиско Винниуш Пухинья де ля Санта Мария
Германия - Хер Вильгельм фон Пухен
Голландия - Винсент ван Пухкелен
Грузия - Виначар Пухашвили
Дания - Винни Пухсен
Израиль - Виннихак Пухберг
Индонезия - Виннилар Пухарто
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