Re-design for the $100 bill. . .one of the stranger monetary practices in Italy is the tendency of clerks to round down your bill in order to avoid having to make "small change." For example, a package arrives with a 7.83 euro customs charge. I give the postal clerk 8.00 euro; he gives me .20 euro change. The Italians don't like to sweat the pennies!
Just great! That Klingon volcano in Iceland is rumbling again. It's looking like it will take the airlines here in Europe 'til mid-June to clear their backlogged flights. I wonder if there's a Miami-bound cruise ship leaving from Naples anytime soon.
When it comes to trusting the government, the phrase nullius in verba--"take nobody's word for it"--makes a great philosophical statement: "It's a solid maxim for any free-thinking people. So let's not treat some nutritious doubt as if it were a bad thing."
At the opening of the most recently aired episode of American Idol, the show's host, Ryan Seacrest, said, "Every time you vote on American Idol, you change lives." True. You help to change living children into dead children.
George Weigel spanks Hans "Look At Me" Kung: "You are an obviously intelligent man; you once did groundbreaking work in ecumenical theology. What has happened to you? What has happened, I suggest, is that you have lost the argument over the meaning and the proper hermeneutics of Vatican II. That explains why you relentlessly pursue your fifty-year quest for a liberal Protestant Catholicism, at precisely the moment when the liberal Protestant project is collapsing from its inherent theological incoherence." Ouch.
Laxist vs. Rigorist heresies in the history of the Church. . .nothing new under the nave.
"Crowded elevators smell different to midgets." Best comedy one-liners. NB. some of these are R-rated.
Inglorious Grammar B*stards!
"I was thrown from my car as it left the road. I was later found in a ditch by some stray cows." A site for all the stupid things that people say.
A slightly different description of Christianity. Yes, words matter.
"A grenade fell onto a kitchen floor in France resulted in Linoleum Blownapart." Puns, wordplay, malapropisms: lexophilia.
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