I just heard someone on the BBC use the term "Shareholder Spring" to describe a rebellion by shareholders holding high paid executives accountable for decisions. This is a play on the term "Arab Spring" which is wrong because many of the people who are fighting for their freedom and control of their own lives are not Arab in the slightest. Besides, using these terms like this cheapens all the people who have died for their cause. It reminds me of people saying "crusade" when describing someone with a mission.
Are so many western languages based on Latin, or just strongly influenced by Latin because of all the conquering in the old days?
AQAP Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. NPR is just using the acronym now.
Bill Murry played The Human Torch in a radio series in the sixties at some point.
This phone conversation almost happened today.
"I'm getting an error on a server."
After a slap sound and a couple moments of silence "Good luck." click.
The Pyramids are magnificent tours of human achievement. They prove what people are capable of when given forty years to kill and an unlimited number of slaves and rocks. They are also useless except for a tourist trap. They should be recycled.
Umptilian: An undefined large number.
There was a story on NPR about hoodies. I have a hoodie somewhere. I have no idea what it says. Part of the story was (I'm paraphrasing from memory) "When Mark Z (Facebook) wares a hoodie it is trendy. When a black boy wares a hoodie he gets shot for walking down the street." The lady had a point. So, hoodies are racist. Enough said.
Of all the senses to loose, the sense of smell has the highest 5 year suicide rate. -Dr Karl