Anything Under the Sun
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Keyboard for Russian Blondes
Russian computer company Sven has released a "Keyboard for Blondes". This device, which is pink, has all the familiar keys going under unfamiliar names. The space bar is marked as "The Longest Key". "Enter" is now the "OK Key" or "The Largest Key", and all the function keys F1 through F12 are marked: "You don't need those keys". Numbers are spelt out and the Caps Lock is "The Key for Large Letters". Sven says the new keyboard is bound to become a hit in Russia. A large part of the Russian female population is blonde, and Russians love to laugh at themselves, the company said.
I wonder what will happen if this type of "Keyboard" was invented in any other country. Probably, the company will face lawsuits from Blondes who are "not able to laugh at themselves".
By the way, have you heard of the blonde joke......
This blonde decides one day that she is sick and tired of all the blonde jokes and how all blondes are perceived as stupid, so she decides to show her husband that blondes really are smart.
While her husband is off at work, she decides that she is going to paint a couple of rooms in the house.
The next day, right after her husband leaves for work, she gets down to the task at hand.
Her husband arrives home at 5:30 and detects the distinctive smell of paint. He walks into the living room and finds his wife lying on the floor in a pool of sweat.
He notices that she is wearing a ski jacket and a fur coat at the same time. He goes over and asks her if she is OK.
She replies, "Yes."
He asks what she is doing.
She replies that she wanted to prove to him that not all blonde women are dumb and she wanted to do it by painting the house.
He then asks her why she has on a ski jacket and a fur coat.
She replies that she was reading the directions on the paint can and they said, "For best results, put on two coats."
Monday, February 18, 2008
Love Dogs NOT Dog Meat!
I have heard that it's a dog eat dog world, but I was shocked to read that dog meat was still eaten in many places including China.
In the west, a dog may be a man's best friend. However, in China as well as Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan, a dog is often a men's best dish!
Canine meat cooked with lots of garlic and herb is considered as a delicacy and is eaten during the winter months.
Dog eating is still prevalent in many places in China. In Beijing, for example, you will find restaurants specializing in dog meat. Did you know that there are even some university canteens in China that offer dog meat in their menu?
Dogs have alway played an important role in the lives of the Chinese since ancient times. For the ancient kings and aristocrats, dogs were plaything whereas for the peasants they were food.
Fortunately, today the number of dog eaters are increasingly being outnumbered by dog owners. According to market estimates, about 200 million Chinese are dog owners. (Mind blogging huh, that's fifty times Singapore's population!) This has resulted in a huge and fast-growing industry that has arisen to service the needs of these dog owners and their dogs.
Dogs have become friends of the old who are childless or stay apart from their children. While others have become playmates for the Chinese children, where most of whom have no sibling due to the nations One-Child policy.
However, due to the lack of education regarding responsible pet ownership, which has resulted in increasing amount of stray dogs and a lack of proper vaccination thus leading to a potential risk of the spread of rabies.
As China is preparing for the upcoming 2008 Olympics, to reduce the rate of the spread of rabies, Beijing Municipal Government had arranged for a dog call in November 2006.
Fortunately, petitions by dog owners and animal lovers combined with pressure from animal protection groups, both local and international, eventually led to the ending of the cull.
The life of a dog in China is still at risk either at the whim of "food lovers", the old and the very young as well as government official who can decide "to cull or not to cull". O Boy, It's a dog's life!
Friday, February 15, 2008
To hit the right spot
A giant ship engine failed. The ship's owners tried one expert after another, but none of them could figure how to fix the engine.
Then they brought in an old man who had been fixing ships since he was young.
He carried a large bag of tools with him when he arrived.
He immediately went to work. He inspected the engine very carefully, top to bottom.
Two of the ship's owners were there, watching this man,
hoping e would know what to do. After looking things over, the old man reached into his bag nd pulled out a small hammer.
He gently tapped something. Instantly, the engine lurched into life.
He carefully put his hammer away.
The engine was fixed! A week later, the owners received a bill
from the old man for ten thousand dollars.
"What?!" the owners exclaimed. "He hardly did anything!" So
they wrote the old man a note saying, "Please send us an itemized bill."
CAN YOU GUESS WHAT WAS THE BREAK DOWN?
The man sent a bill that read:
Tapping with a hammer. ............ . . $ 2.00
Knowing where to tap......... . $ 9, 998.00
Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort in
your life makes all the difference.
Saturday, February 2, 2008
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