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Cheap Flights

(Posted 19:30:29 on 11th March 2012)
A great video.

 

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Fergie Misses His Bus

(Posted 16:48:39 on 21st May 2009)
Got sent this clip of Sir Alex missing his bus. Brilliant and a lot of credit to the creator.

Fergie Misses Bus Clip

Tried to find out more about the mysterious “McGroing” who created this and all I could find is comments to the effect of “you wouldn't want to order one of them in McDonalds and, if you did, you certainly wouldn't want to supersize it”
 

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Wii Willie Winkie

(Posted 13:29:25 on 21st November 2008)
Got sent this video from my brother. Came up with the title myself. Doesn't really need a lot of explaining as it's pretty much aimed at the lowest common denominator.

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Worst Album Covers of All Time

(Posted 10:41:26 on 24th April 2008)
How many albums do you have with tasteless covers? Well, a list of the worst album covers of all time has been put together. The link below will take you there and you can see whether or not you've contributed to the spread of bad art / bad posing.

Worst Album Covers of All Time
 

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Yoga

(Posted 15:20:52 on 3rd March 2008)
There are two basic types of yoga.

Indian yoga requires much practice, patience and discipline:
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And then there's British yoga:
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Babies For Dummies

(Posted 15:21:44 on 1st March 2008)
With everybody having babies it's time to get out some essential baby care advice. The attached document has many "must know" tips.

Babies For Dummies
 

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European English

(Posted 14:22:24 on 25th February 2008)
The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility.

As part of the negotiations, the British Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5-year phase-in plan that would become known as "Euro-English".

In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c". Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy. The hard "c" will be dropped in favour of "k". This should klear up konfusion, and keyboards kan have one less letter. There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome "ph" will be replaced with "f". This will make words like fotograf 20% shorter.

In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible.

Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling.

Also, al wil agre that the horibl mes of the silent "e" in the languag is disgrasful and it should go away.

By the 4th yer people wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th" with "z" and "w" with "v".

During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vords kontaining "ou" and after ziz fifz yer, ve vil hav a reil sensibl riten styl.

Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu understand ech oza. Ze drem of a united urop vil finali kum tru.

Und efter ze fifz yer, ve vil al be speking German like zey vunted in ze forst plas.
 

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Bar Stool Economics

(Posted 11:02:20 on 12th February 2008)
Our Tax System Explained: Bar Stool Economics (It's easier to see things clearly from the lofty perch of a bar stool) Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:
  • The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
  • The fifth would pay $1.
  • The sixth would pay $3.
  • The seventh would pay $7.
  • The eighth would pay $12.
  • The ninth would pay $18.
  • The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.
So, that's what they decided to do.

The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner threw them a curve. "Since you are all such good customers," he said, "I'm going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by $20." Drinks for the ten now cost just $80.

The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes so the first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free. But what about the other six men - the paying customers? How could they divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his 'fair share?' They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody's share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer. So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man's bill by roughly the same amount, and he proceeded to work out the amounts each should pay.
And so:
  • The fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% savings).
  • The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33%savings).
  • The seventh now paid $5 instead of $7 (28%savings).
  • The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% savings).
  • The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% savings).
  • The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% savings).
Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to drink for free. But once outside the restaurant, the men began to compare their savings.

"I only got a dollar out of the $20,"declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man," but he got $10!"

"Yeah, that's right," exclaimed the fifth man. "I only saved a dollar, too. It's unfair that he got ten times more than I got"

"That's true!!" shouted the seventh man. "Why should he get $10 back when I got only two? The wealthy get all the breaks!"

"Wait a minute," yelled the first four men in unison. "We didn't get anything at all. The system exploits the poor!"

The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.

The next night the tenth man didn't show up for drinks so the nine sat down and had beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They didn't have enough money between all of them for even half of the bill!

And that, ladies and gentlemen, journalists and college professors, is how our tax system works. The people who pay the highest taxes get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might start drinking overseas where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.
 

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Olan Mills from the 1970s

(Posted 11:39:04 on 26th January 2008)
Seems like somebody else has been thumbing through their (or their parents) old catalogs. As a sequel to the JC Penney from 1977 article, I've been sent the observations of someone who has delved into the 70s collection at Olan Mills. (Not sure whether these are all 1975 or just some).

Anyway, hope you enjoy: Back to the 70s with Olan Mills.
 

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How To Deal With Cold Callers

(Posted 03:53:57 on 4th January 2008)
Got sent this video clip from a friend (Tara). I think it's brilliant and I just wish I had the patience to come up with something as funny as this when I get cold calls. It's a video clip of Tom Mabe's conversation with a cold caller.

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