Featured post

Interesting words and languages

The first word spoken on the moon was "okay". (Or not - see comments). Seoul, the South Korean capital, just means "the ca...

The Devil made me Twitter

This nicely sums up why I don't tweet.

Learn the 50 states and capitals of America

Oh and don't forget, London, England. ;-)

My Living Will

Last night, my wife and I were sitting in the living room.

I said to her, "I never want to live in a vegetative state, dependent on some machine and fluids from a bottle. If that ever happens, just pull the plug."

So, she stood up, unplugged the computer, and threw out my beer.

Brain Vocabulary

If you need to learn vocabulary for the different parts of the brain, this is as good a way as any:-



Pinky: And now, the parts of the brain, performed by The Brain!
Brain: Ye-e-s!

Brain: Neo-cortex, frontal lobe
Pinky: Brainstem! Brainstem!
Brain: Hippocampus, neural node. Right hemisphere.

Brain: Pons and cortex visual
Pinky: Brainstem! Brainstem!
Brain: Sylvian fissure, pineal. Left hemisphere.

Brain: Cerebellum left! Cerebellum right! Synapse, hypothalamus. Striatum, dendrite.

Brain: Axon fibers, matter grey.
Pinky: Brainstem! Brainstem!
Brain: Central tegmental pathway. Temporal lobe.

Brain: White core matter, forebrain, skull
Pinky: Brainstem! Brainstem!
Brain: Central fissure, cord spinal. Parietal.

Brain: Pia mater. Menengeal vein. Medulla oblongata and lobe limbic. Micro-electrodes.
Pinky: Naaarf.
P+B : THE BRAIN!

Brain: That ought to keep the little squirts happy. Ye-e-s!

Thanks to Xeb

Lexophile Fun with English - Part 3

More fun for all you lexophiles:-

  1. The man who fell into an upholstery machine is fully recovered.
  2. You feel stuck with your debt if you can't budge it.
  3. Local Area Network in Australia: the LAN down under.
  4. He often broke into song because he couldn't find the key.
  5. A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab centre said: 'Keep off the Grass.'
  6. A lot of money is tainted - 'taint yours and 'taint mine.
  7. A boiled egg in the morning is hard to beat.
  8. He had a photographic memory which was never developed.
  9. A plateau is a high form of flattery.
  10. A midget fortune-teller who escapes from prison is a small medium at large.

    Computing Today

    1. When computing, whatever happens, behave as though you meant it to happen.

    2. When you get to the point where you really understand your computer, it's probably obsolete.

    3. The first place to look for information is in the section of the manual where you'd least expect to find it.

    4. When the going gets tough, upgrade.

    5. For every action, there is an equal and opposite malfunction.

    6. To err is human...to blame your computer for your mistakes is even more human, its downright natural.

    7. He who laughs last, probably has a back-up.

    8. The number one cause of computer problems is computer solutions.

    9. A complex system that doesn't work is invariably found to have evolved from a simpler system that worked just fine.

    10. A computer program will always do what you tell it to do, but rarely what you want it to do.

    Thanks to Chewks

    100% Unnatural food

    A fast food chain has worked out a menu that takes nothing from nature.



    Just remember it's a joke. :)

    From the diary of a Pre- School Teacher

    My five-year old students are learning to read. Yesterday one of them pointed at a picture in a zoo book and said,"Look at this! It's a frickin' elephant!"

    I took a deep breath, then asked..."What did you call it?"
    "It's a frickin' elephant! It says so on the picture!"

    And so it did:-

    "A f r i c a n Elephant"

    (Thanks to James for this.)