I think my horoscope is encouraging me to put more...
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan. 20): Pluto in your birth sign is encouraging you to be a bit more daring than usual. You don’t have to throw caution to the wind but you do have to take the occasional risk, especially where money matters are concerned. Act rich and you’ll be rich.
Our Carnival recount →
Since getting our own Internet and not having to mooch off our neighbours anymore, I’ve done very little posting. Sorry. I was catching up on Gossip Girl. I missed so much! Also, I now feel bad for Chuck, vote Chuck+Blair for eternal prom king and queen, and why is Penelope more than a drone now? She has far too many lines, please stop that.
We have our own Internets! (Two months later…)
Fans donate to 1. FC Köln to bring Podolski back →
Fans pay 25 Euros per pixel on a photo of Lukas Podolski, who has been playing for Bayern Münich for the last three years, as a way to help 1. FC Köln finance the 10 million Euro-transfer deal. So far, 96,000 Euros has been raised, with 900 Euros coming from retired F1 champion, Michael Schumacher. The soccer team in Köln seems to be bouyed by the news, as they defeated reigning champs Bayern...
This is by far the best name for an airline of all... →
Ampelmännchen are back in Berlin
Pedestrian traffic can resume to normal.
Image of Battered Rihanna Released →
( via emilyposts) The photo is awful, shocking and heartbreaking. However, just as bad is news organizations saying that this photo has been “released”. “Released” would imply that the parties involved, either the police or Rihanna’s representatives or Rihanna herself put this photo out there. That is hardly the case as TMZ goes for the exclusive on this one and...
This is why German Omas are awesome
Sabine: Oma! It's so unfair! I have a cold.
Oma: Oh don't worry about it. Come to Oma, we'll fill you with vitamins and send you out to Carnival anyway.
In defence of Carnival
(from some one who will be experiencing it for the first time this weekend — for all you haters) Josh and I are going tomorrow to Cologne for Carnival — very similar to the Mardi Gras celebration of New Orleans for those on the other side of the Atlantic. Being born in Canada, I have never gone to a Carnival party. My family went to Carnival but once I started school, our visits to Germany were...
Twin brothers charged in multi-million dollar... →
And they’re moving into the prison down the street where Josh and I lived when we first moved here! I love a good jewel heist story.
I placed an order on Amazon yesterday and my commitment to do everything I can to help the environment clicked on the “send everything in one package”. I now obsessively check my e-mail to get the dispatched confirmation e-mail. As the e-mail has yet to arrive, this usually leads to me clicking on my account on Amazon and clicking on the most aptly named link on the Internet:...
VANCOUVER: what the fuck is going on there? →
I leave and all hell breaks loose. Also, the new Vancouver Sun (and I assume other Canada.com news sites) redesign looks like a mash-up of the CBC and the New York Times sites. While it’s a vast improvement, it’s still like every other news site.
When you’re the victim of the behavior, it’s black and white; when you’re the...– Laura Schlessinger (via simko)
Liam wants to meet Ellen Degenres
Join this facebook group and help a Canadian eight-year-old Leukemia patient meet the bright spot of his day — Ellen. The goal is to surpass Ellen’s 500,000+ fans with even more people to join his group. They are already at 225,000+.
From the archives: The Economist republishes their... →
“IT is yet too early to look for a full and satisfactory biography of one who in the pages of American history will occupy a place second only to Washington, both for services rendered to his country and for the integrity and simple-hearted devotion with which he served her.” (1865)
Nuclear subs collide in Atlantic →
“The Ministry of Defence needs to explain how it is possible for a submarine carrying weapons of mass destruction to collide with another submarine carrying weapons of mass destruction in the middle of the world’s second-largest ocean.” As one friend put it: did sonar become passe? Also, last week there were satellites colliding and now submarines?! WHAT’S HAPPENING?
For this recipe, yes, I will get a microwave. →
Josh and I have a debate going on. We have no mircowave and haven’t had one since we fled Canada. I don’t mind. I reheat my leftovers stove-top and Josh hardly eats leftovers, let alone cook. So far, I’m winning, meaning we still don’t have a microwave.
13-year-old Alfie the baby daddy may not be the... →
Baby Momma has some splaining to do.
YouTube commenteds are like Doctors without Borders, except with retards.– Cracked.com
Abstinence-only educators hear their death knell →
Bitches still think they are right.
Sundried tomato and bacon risotto from scratch?...
No big deal.
You define yourself by the people you love and that’s enough.– Jeff Tweedy (via scout)
Laid-Off Foreigners Flee as Dubai Spirals Down →
Jobless people [in Dubai] lose their work visas and then must leave the country within a month. That in turn reduces spending, creates housing vacancies and lowers real estate prices, in a downward spiral that has left parts of Dubai — once hailed as the economic superpower of the Middle East — looking like a ghost town.
Friday the 13th facts
Fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskavedekatriaphobia The first written mention of the superstition is from the 19th century, when Fridays and 13s were thought to be unlucky, and thus a Friday the 13th thought to be extra unlucky. That Friday is unlucky dates from at least the 14th century’s Canterbury Tales. It is also believed that Jesus was crucified on a Friday The root of...