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Ziua cea mai… deprimanta.

Posted in Say what?, Social with tags on January 19, 2009 by Le Roi

Pe ziare.ro am gasit un articol despre cea mai deprimanta zi. Din istorie. Citez:

Daca astăzi v-aţi trezit trişti sau deprimaţi, linistişi-vă: nu sunteţi singuri. Experţii spun că astăzi, 19 ianuarie 2009 va fi cea mai deprimantă zi din istorie. Frigul de afară, rezoluţiile de Anul Nou abandonate, nesiguranţa la locul de muncă sau datoriile aflate în creştere, sunt principalele cauze ale depresiei.

Milioane de oameni din întrega lume se vor simţi atât de rău, încât vor decide să nu se ridice din pat astăzi. De asemenea, potrivit cercetărilor, un sfert dintre muncitori se vor învoi astăzi de la muncă, învocând ”probleme medicale”.

Potrivit acestuia, există şase factori care contribuie la transformarea acestui an în cel mai deprimant de până acum: temperaturile reci de iarnă, facturile la creditele făcute de Crăciun, rezoluţiile de Anul Nou abandonate, dar şi teama de a pierde locul de muncă, datoriile din ce în ce mai mari şi prăbuşirea preţurilor la case.

Sunt curios cum si-au dat seama ca teama de a-ti pierde locul de munca sau datoriile, sau criza economica pot fi motive de suparare si depresie pentru multi. Deasemenea, propun ca cineva sa verifice daca un sfert dintre muncitorii din lumea intreaga au sunat astazi sa se invoiasca. Cred ca mai degraba ma deprima aritcolul decat ziua…

Ophiuchus – the 13th Sign of the Zodiac

Posted in Say what?, Social, Stiri/News with tags , , on January 15, 2009 by Le Roi

I’ve found this:Ophiuchus(damn that was hard to spell) – The 13th Sign of the Zodiac.

The 13th sign of the zodiac, unlike the other 12 signs is actually associated with a real person. In the 27th Century BCE in Ancient Egypt lived a man known as Imhotep. Imhotep was known as ‘Aesclepius’ by the Ancient Greeks, however the attributes are the same under either name.

This is the Zodiac as some astrologers believe it should be:

ARIES = APRIL 19 – MAY 13
TAURUS = MAY 14 – JUNE 19
GEMINI = JUNE 20 – JULY 20
CANCER = JULY 21 – AUG 9
LEO = AUGUST 10 – SEPTEMBER 15
VIRGO = SEPTEMBER 16 – OCTOBER 30
LIBRA = OCTOBER 31 – NOVEMBER 22
SCORPIO = NOVEMBER 23 – NOVEMBER 29
OPHIUCHUS = NOVEMBER 30 – DECEMBER 17
SAGITTARIUS = DECEMBER 18 – JANUARY 18
CAPRICORN = JANUARY 19 – FEBRUARY 15
AQUARIUS = FEBRUARY 16 – MARCH 11
PISCES = MARCH 12 – APRIL 18

I suggest you read the whole article. It’s completely meaninglessful, vital and reliable. It’s clearly written by professionals.

Deal haggling

Posted in Social with tags , on December 24, 2008 by Le Roi

At Yahoo! News:

The setting:

NEW YORK – If you’re looking for an extra bargain before the holidays, you may only have to ask. With holiday sales shaping up to be the lowest in years, possibly the worst since the industry began annual comparisons in 1969, retailers say they’re taking consumers’ demands for good deals seriously. Some are extending return policies, while others are matching competitors’ prices. Many are volunteering on-the-spot discounts and even letting customers haggle prices well down from what’s marked in a desperate bid to make the cash register ring.

The plot:

“You’d have to be a moron not to ask for a discount,” said Stephen Hoch, a retailing expert at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

“When I tell them it is past the seven-day policy, they tell me that they will just return it and re-buy it” at the sale price, he[Allen Chen, a part-time cashier at a J. Crew store in White Plains, N.Y.] said, adding that his store managers are now allowing customers to do so most of the time.

The outcome:

If the International Council of Shopping Centers’ prediction for this season’s sales comes true, it would be the weakest season since the index of same-store sales started in 1969. The group expects same-store sales, or sales at stores open at least a year, to be down 1 percent in November and December — maybe more — compared with last year.

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Dupa 8 ani de Bush

Posted in Politic, Say what?, Social, Video with tags , , on December 17, 2008 by Le Roi

Ce a facut Bush in cei 8 ani la Casa alba:

A tinut discursuri

A dansat step

A dansat “Dansul ploii”

Ce urmeaza? Un tip care fumeaza…

…apoi incearca fara succes sa danseze ca Bush

In show-off they trust.

Rascoala

Posted in Social with tags on December 16, 2008 by Le Roi

Caut participanti la o rascoala ad-hoc programata din timp. Tarani gasim in centru, trebuie furci.

Prim-ministru nou in RSB

Posted in Eterna si fascinanta Romanie, Politic, Social with tags , , , , , , on December 15, 2008 by Le Roi

Republica Socialista Basescu si-a desemnat noul premier in persoana lui Emil Boc, dupa retragerea spectaculoasa a lui Theodor Stolojan. Acesta s-a retras din functia incununata de succesrui la apogeul carierei politice, dupa un mandat ce a durat aproximativ 10 minute. Decizia altruista si dedicata fata de tara a fost luata pentru a lasa loc noii generatii de politicieni.

Emil Boc se spune ca s-a declarat incantat la aflarea vestii ca poti fi premier si daca ai sub 160 si a sarbatorit facand tumbe pe biroul sefului. El a declarat, in timp ce-si strangea constiincios nodurile de la sforile cu care-l dirijeaza Basescu, ca este mai pregatit ca niciodata pentru noua functie, apoi a plecat sa-si cumpere volumul “Cum sa guvernezi cand iti dicteaza altul” si o carte de colorat.

Singura stire serioasa din acest articol este ca Tariceanu a zis ca dam in ridicol si amuzant. Ma duc sa-mi cumpar paine, ca circ avem din plin. Restul a fost un pamflet si poate sa nu fie interpretat ca atare.

Pentru stirile serioase vedeti aici, aici si aici.

Votez sa-l clonam pe Caragiale.

Burger King Controversial Campaign

Posted in Social, Video with tags on December 12, 2008 by Le Roi

Burger King’s latest campaign is criticized for not being reverent towards world hunger.

Political correctness is going to be the end of us.

Bonus quote, if you missed it: “Burger King brought burgers to farmers in the Transylvania region of Romania”.