Thursday, February 28, 2008

Alina Manole - Luna patrata / Square moon

sa nu ne despartim niciodata!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Poveste... de adormit copii

Povestea incepe intr-o dimineata de miercuri. Colega se plictisea si citea povesti de adormit copii pe net, una mai aiurea decat celalta. In afara de exprimarea greoaie si de ideile asezate oricum numai cursiv nu, povestile (de dragoste) erau presarate cu o gramada de greseli (de ortografie si gramaticale).
Cred ca cea mai reprezentativa incepe asa:

Am sa va spun si eu povestea mea de dragoste. intro zi de Octombrie
2004 nu aveam ce face am intrat pe un site de matrimoniale, m-am
uitat la poze cu baieti si unul dintre iei mia placut mult...mam dus la
poza lui si iam scris un comentariu " Imi place cum esti imbracat areti
foarte bine". El cand a vazut ca iam scris, mia scris inapoi ca sunt o
fata foarte simpatica si ca ai place de mine......asa ca atata mia
trebuit, am inceput sa ne screm pe private apoi dupa cateva zile mia cerut numarul de telefon.....iam dat dar am gresit un numar si nu a mers. Apoi mia scris un mail si mia dat el numarul lui de tel si mia zis ca al meu nu merge si sal sun eu. Era intro joi cand lam sunat pentru prima data si iam auzit vocea.

Tipa chiar asa scrie vedeti aici. Nu am inventat eu textul desi pare cam greu de crezut ca cineva scrie chiar asa de ... (dar sa lasam asta)

Poate e blonda saraca, asa ca nu dati cu pietre in ea (inca), ce e si mai trist e faptul ca o turma intreaga (din aceasi specie melancolicus-romanticus-agramaticus) sustine povestea de mai sus. Nimeni nu critica felul in care a scris, toate elogiaza povestea romantica (agatare pe net pe un site de matrimoniale). Hai sa iti zic un secret mai sunt inca 50000 de povesti asemanatoare (doar ca marea majoritate se despart dupa cativa ani).

Daca pana acum unora le lipsea cei 7 ani de acasa observ ca acum lumea are obiceiul sa sara peste 11 ani, ce rost sa faci scoala primara ca doar e prea simpla pentru unii.

si aici pun "."

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Some fun today

anti tobacco campaign

Dragostea dureaza 3 ani

sa va amuzati si voi... si sa imi fac si eu sperante

Monday, February 25, 2008

100 people (true or false)

I guess everyone found something like this.

But this is just the kind of things invented to make you give some money to that pour kids.
Just read this:

If we could shrink the earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people, that village would resemble one described in this piece.

If we could shrink the earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look something like the following.

There would be:
• 57 Asians
• 21 Europeans
• 14 from the Western Hemisphere, both north and south
• 8 Africans
• 52 would be female
• 48 would be male
• 70 would be non-white
• 30 would be white
• 70 would be non-Christian
• 30 would be Christian
• 89 would be heterosexual
• 11 would be homosexual
• 6 people would possess 59% of the entire world's wealth and all 6 would be from the United States.
• 80 would live in substandard housing
• 70 would be unable to read
• 50 would suffer from malnutrition
• 1 would be near death; 1 would be near birth
• 1 (yes, only 1) would have a college education
• 1 would own a computer

This thing has been circulating for ages (in Internet time) now, and people seem to find the contrasts it highlights between the "haves" and "have-nots" of the world compelling. However, much of the information it presents is questionable, out of date, or poorly-defined:
57 Asians
21 Europeans
14 from the Western Hemisphere, both north and south
8 Africans
According to the United Nations World Population Prospects document, the world population in the year 2000 was about 6.7 billion, with this geographic distribution:
• Africa: 794,000,000
• Asia: 3,672,000,000
• Latin America and Caribbean: 519,000,000
• Europe: 727,000,000
• North America: 314,000,000
• Oceania: 51,000,000
If we calculate the corresponding percentages (and lump North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Oceania into the "western hemisphere" category), we get the following ratios for our population of 100:
• Asians: 60
• Europeans: 12
• Western Hemisphereans: 15
(9 Latin Americans/Caribbeans, 5 North Americans, 1 Oceanian)
• Africans: 13
52 would be female
48 would be male
According to that same United Nations document, the world population in the year 2000 consisted of 3,051,099,000 men and 3,005,616,000 women, which (with a little rounding) breaks down to 50 men and 50 women in a population of 100.
70 would be non-white
30 would be white
Here we run into definitional problems trying to lump entire continents' worth of people into one class based on some nebulous concept of color. What makes a person "white" or "black"? If we say that Africans are considered "black," does that categorization apply equally to Nigerians, Egyptians, and South Africans? (Is the Middle East part of Africa or Asia?) Should the classification of Asians as "white" or "non-white" be based solely upon skin tone, or upon geographical and cultural factors as well?

The numbers given here seem to be based upon the classification of Europeans and Western Hemisphereans as "white" and Africans and Asians as "non-white" (and the assumption that those continents are homogeneous in racial composition). With those qualifications, a population of 100 (based on year 2000 numbers) would include 27 whites and 73 non-whites.
70 would be non-Christian
30 would be Christian
According to the chart at, which provides estimates of "the number of people who have at least a minimal level of self-identification as adherents" of a particular religion, the world's population in early 2001 was 33% Christian. So, our reduced population of 100 would be composed of 33 Christians and 67 non-Christians.
89 would be heterosexual
11 would be homosexual
This one is almost impossible to estimate with any reasonable degree of accuracy. The classification of people as being either "heterosexual" or "homosexual" is too dependent upon subjective criteria, and the answers of respondents to surveys about their sexual habits are too easily influenced by other social factors. The common figure of "10% of the population is homosexual" is often bandied about, but that number is derived from a misapplication of a Kinsey study which was not based upon a representative sample of the population. One can find estimates that place of the percentage of the population considered to be homosexual anywhere between 1-2% and 25%-35%, but a reasonable survey of the more controlled studies would put the figure in about the 2-3% range (for males, at least).
6 people would possess 59% of the entire world's wealth, and all 6 would be from the United States.

claim demonstrates the precariousness of trying to summarize a very large, diverse population in a few simple statistics. For starters, our miniature world of 100 people only includes 5 people from all of North America, so any statement involving 6 people from the United States just doesn't compute!

"Wealth" is a concept difficult to measure with any precision, but we can use Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as a reasonable approximation. If we take some figures from the CIA's World Factbook 2000, we find that the estimated GDP of the United States in 1999 was $9.255 trillion, out of a world total of $40.7 trillion. In other words, in 1999 the United States possessed about 23% of the world's wealth. If we assume that all 5 North Americans in our miniature world are from the United States, and that they have inherited an amount of wealth proportional to that held by the United States in the "real" world, together they'd still have only 23% of the world's wealth, not 59%. Even if you could find some combination of 6 people in our putative population of 100 who held 59% of the total wealth, they wouldn't all be from the United States.
80 would live in substandard housing
This statement can't be assessed without knowing the definition of "substandard" being employed here. "Substandard" by whose standards? And if a full 80% of the world's population truly lives in "substandard" housing, doesn't that indicate whatever standard is being used must be too high?

Estimates for this figure are all over the map as well (some United Nations housing statistics are informative but don't really answer the question), but a 1999 article in International Wildlife puts the estimate at 33%, not the 80% figure offered here.
70 would be unable to read
A 1998 UNICEF study put the world illiteracy rate at 16%, well short of the 70% claimed here.
50 would suffer from malnutrition
The World Health Organization puts the malnutrition figure at about 33%.
1 would be near death
1 would be near birth
This statement is simply too vague to evaluate. At any given time, one person in a hundred is near death? Just how "near"? Is age a factor in this statistic?
1 (yes, only 1) would have a college education
Again, we have to know whether our miniature world's inhabitants represent current population trends in age as well as other factors. According to the United Nations World Population Prospects document, the median age of the world's population was 26.5 in 2000, with that figure being lower in less developed (and more populous) areas of the world. (The median age of Africans, for example, was only 18.4 in 2000.) So, this statistic could be true simply because much of our miniature population would be too young to have finished college yet (assuming that "having a college education" means "graduated with the equivalent of a bachelor's degree"). However, if we assume everyone in our miniature world is of sufficient age and apply the current graduation rates of the USA (33%) to its share of the population (5), we'd have almost two college graduates from America alone. And other parts of the world (e.g., New Zealand, Netherlands, Britain, and Norway) have graduation rates equal to or higher than the USA's.
1 would own a computer
Computer ownership rates in the USA now indicate that over 50% of American households have computers, so if we assume that "households" can be equated with "people" in our miniature world, our 5 Americans alone would have at least two computers between them.

On the other hand, if this is the kind of material having a computer gives one access to, the inhabitants of our miniature world just might opt to do without them.

Today's song

eric clapton - wonderful tonight

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Some fun today

Justin Pepsi comercial

Imagine this is somebody you really hate

whack source main_script. play with cyber dude, fight with it, hit him with the mouse fast and strong as you can !...

Monday, February 18, 2008

Cum ar arata o Romanie avandu-l presedinte pe "Jiji" Becali

Decembrie 2009.
Becali il invinge in turul doi pe Traian Basescu, fiind ajutat de mai vechiul sau inamic Corneliu Vadim Tudor, care isi va sfatui alegatorii sa voteze PNG-ul. Drept rasplata, acesta va fi nominalizat pentru functia de prim-ministru, iar majoritatea PNG-PRM din Parlament il va investi in functie. Pentru prima data in istoria moderna a Romaniei UDMR nu va mai fi la guvernare.Noul sef al CNA-ului, Dan Diaconescu, da sanctiuni severe pentru posturile TV care nu au respectat dispozitia de a difuza minimum patru ore pe zi cu noul presedinte.
Se anunta guvernul. Mirel Radoi si Nicolae Dica vor fi ziua antrenori la Steaua si seara prim-ministri cu schimbul, Catalin Zmarandescu - ministrul apararii personale, Mihai Stoica - ministru al justitiei aplicate pe loc, Adi de la Vilcea - ministrul culturii. Restul membrilor guvernului sint alesi dintre nepotii presedintelui, dupa o sesiune extraordinara de baba-oarba.

Ianuarie 2010.
Proiectul noii Constitutii trece de Parlament si urmeaza sa fie organizat un referendum. Printre modificarile esentiale se numara: interzicerea tuturor religiilor cu exceptia celei ortodoxe (inclusiv ateismul), este reintrodusa pedeapsa cu moartea, ungurii sau tiganii (exceptand o parte a Ferentariului formata din sustinatori ai lui Becali, care in urma cu mai bine de 3 ani l-au ajutat pe acesta sa castige un important capital de imagine) sunt declarati persona non-grata pe teritoriul Romaniei (acestora le va fi retrasa automat cetatenia romana in momentul intrarii in vigoare a Constitutiei), vulturul de pe stema Romaniei este inlocuit cu o oaie, noul drapel va fi rosu si albastru cu o cruce in mijloc, libertatea de exprimare este strict limitata etc. Nou moneda nationala este oaia grea.

Februarie 2010.
Steaua joaca primul meci din primavara europeana pe Stadionul Ghencea, meciul fiind transmis pe ecrane uriase in toata tara, in comentariul lui Dan Diaconescu.
Gigi Becali anunta ca va face programul de guvernare tinind cont de ultimele carti silabisite, care l-au marcat profund. In fiscalitate, se va reveni la sistemul din “Punguta cu doi bani”, iar in zootehnie fiecare capra va fi obligata sa aiba trei iezi.

Martie 2010.
Steaua este eliminata din cupele europene, in timp ce Dinamo si Rapid merg mai departe. Copos este arestat si condamnat la moarte. Borcea este mazilit in Pakistan, acolo unde va muta cu el echipa Dinamo. Se inregistreaza o premiera absoluta: o echipa din Pakistan in cupele europene.

Aprilie 2010.
Constitutia este votata de 99% dintre cei care s-au prezentat la urne. Observatorii straini se alarmeaza si presa internationala acuza ilegalitatea scrutinului din Romania. Becali apare triumfator pe Maybach in Piata Universitatii. Pipera devine noul sector 7 al Bucurestiului.
Cei care refuza sa intre in Partidul “Generatia de la 9″ vor fi convinsi cu metoda “Zdreanta, iti pun ochii pe faianta!”.

Mai 2010.
Internetul ("unealta diavolului") este interzis. Milioane de calculatoare sunt arse pe rug. Uniunea Europeana publica un raport defavorabil referitor la trecerea Romaniei la moneda euro. Becali declara ca nu da un ban pe Uniunea Europeana.

Iunie 2010.
Steaua sarbatoreste cucerirea unui nou titlu de campioana. Golgeterul Nicolita (43 de goluri, toate din penalty) primeste Gheata de Aur a Europei. Corneliu Vadim Tudor, aflat intr-o vizita oficiala la Bruxelles, este retinut si internat intr-un sanatoriu.

Iulie 2010.
Meme Stoica este noul prim-ministru. Ultimii intelectuali parasesc tara.

August 2010.
Pentru prima data in istorie, Uniunea Europeana renunta la o tara membra.

Septembrie 2010.
Se reiau negocierile pentru intrarea Romaniei in Europa. Presedintele
propune vinzarea catre UE a unui teren de 238.000 kilometri patrati din
zona Pipera, cuprins intre Dunare si Prut, cu comision. Refuzat fiind,
promite un sac de bani cui ii va incurca pe bulgari.

Citate Becali

- Nici nu stiti ce sensibilitate am eu in suflet, dar nu stiu sa ma exprim. Daca as sti, as vorbi mai frumos decat Liiceanu si Plesu. -
- Am citit Manualul razboinicului luminii cu doua markere. Cu galben am subliniat pasajele care mi-au placut si unde m-am identificat cu eroul cartii, iar cu verde pe cele care nu mi-au placut si nu le-am citit.
- Daca ma respecti o data, te respect si eu tot o data. Daca nu ma respecti o data, eu nu te respect de cinci ori.
- Stiti cat de mult scuip eu televizorul la mine acasa? Cum vad un nenorocit care vorbeste de binele public, cum ii trag un scuipat.
- Dupa ce-am vazut filmul Mihai Viteazul, mi-am zis ca vreau sa fac si eu pentru Romania ce-a facut Mihai Viteazul sau macar Amza Pellea.
- Ma sperie atractia acestui partid care o are la populatie.
- Am vorbit cu varu-meu Giovanni si cu Victor sa facem un partid care sa fim mai tari ca fratii Kennedy. Am fi condus Romania . Dar n-au vrut, fraierii.
- Partidul Noua Generatie are o orientare de centru, cand la stanga, cand la dreapta, de la caz la caz.
- Partidul Noua Generatie va fi biserica politicii romanesti, iar eu voi fi Sfantul Petru.
- Eu sunt presedintele presedintilor presedintilor.
- Am promis ca pe tradatorul asta de Dan Voiculescu o sa-l distrug pana cand o sa-l nenorocesc.
- Tariceanu, VIP? Va spun eu ce VIP e, Very Inportant Papagal. Auzi la el, ce tupeu obraznic!
- Eu am ajuns aici pe labele mele de urs si pe sabia mea.
- Eu cu viata mea, in fiecare dimineata de cand ma dau jos din pat, fac istorie.
- M-am lasat de fumat fiindca daca fumam insemna ca tigara era mai puternica decat mine, si-atunci cum mai puteam eu sa conduc tara ?
- M-am certat si cu Mitica Dragomir, dar fara jigniri. El m-a facut oligofren, eu l-am facut zdreanta, dar nu ne-am insultat. In schimb, Marian Iancu e obraznic si umbla cu tot felul de jargoane care nu e bine sa le dai la presa.
- La botezul copilului lui Dica am baut sampanie si dupa aia am spart paharul fiindca asa sunt eu: sunt un om care am sentimente care traiesc.
- Steaua va purta zimbrul lui RAFO pe piept pentru un milion de euro. Asta inseamna ca Steaua nu-si murdareste tricourile decat pentru sume care merita.
- Doua ore si jumatate eu n-a existat nici o secunda in care sa nu fiu campion.
- Daca marcam un gol la inceput, pe urma putem si sa jucam si la 0-0.
- N-are cum sa ma bata Copos pe mine in postul Pastelui. El e utecist, eu sunt crestin. Pai credeti ca Dumnezeu nu vede?
- Middlesbrough s-a calificat in fata lui Basel fiindca mi-a facut mie Dumnezeu placerea sa jucam cu ei si sa-mi iau camasi din Anglia .
- Meritul pentru titlul castigat de Steaua e 50% al lui Olaroiu si 50% al lui Protasov, dar cel mai mare merit e al meu.
- Daca tot pupa icoanele de dimineata pana seara, Iordanescu trebuia sa se inscrie intr-un partid crestin-democrat, nu social-democrat.
- Atunci cand sunt suparat, ma retrag intre oile mele si ma linistesc.
- Pe tata nu putea sa-l atinga nici o femeie, ca-i zicea: "Ia mana de pe mine, ca-mi moare o oaie"

Famous Quotes About Money

When money speaks, the truth keeps silent.
- Russian Proverb

Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. There is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of its filling a vacuum, it makes one.
- Ben Franklin

He who knows how to be poor knows everything.
- Michelet

Rich or poor, it's good to have money.
- Sid Lance

In God we trust, all others must pay cash.
- American Saying

Money is good for nothing unless you know the value of it by experience. - - - P.T. Barnum

If you want to know what a man is really like, take notice of how he acts when he loses money.
- Simone Weil

A penny saved is a penny earned.
- Ben Franklin

All progress is based upon a universal, innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.
- Samuel Butler

Economy is half the battle of life; it is not so hard to earn money as to spend it well.
- C. H. Spurgeon

Men are apt to prefer a prosperous error to an afflicted truth.
- Jeremy Taylor

I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money.
- Pablo Picasso

A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you are talking big money. - - - Everett M. Dirksen

When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.
- Voltaire

The shortest road to wealth lies in the contempt of wealth.
- Seneca

If you'd know the power of money, go and borrow some.
- Ben Franklin

Never invest your money in anything that eats or needs repairing.
- Billy Rose

With money in you pocket, you are wise and you are handsome and you sing well, too.
- Yiddish Proverb

I am having an out of money experience.
- Author Unknown

You can't force anyone to love you or lend you money.
- Jewish Proverb

Money isn't everything--but it's a long way ahead of what comes next.
- Edmund Stockdale

The value of money is that with it we can tell any man to go to the devil. It is the sixth sense which enable you to enjoy the other five.
- Somerset Maugham

Money is the wise man's religion.
- Euripides

For more click here

"That's just a lie we tell poor people to keep them from rioting in the streets."

* Eva Longoria, Desperate Housewives In response to the claim that money can't buy happiness.

If you had 1 minute to live, what would be your last words?

If you had 1 minute to live, what would be your last words? Here are some famous final goodbyes:

Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)
“Friends applaud, the comedy is over.”

Bernstein, Leonard (1918-1990)
“What’s this?”

Caesar, Julius Gaius (100-44 B.C.)
“You too, Brutus?”

Crane, Hart (1899-1932)
“Good-bye, everybody.”

Diana (Spencer), Princess of Wales (1961-1997)
“My God. What’s happened?”

Eisenhower, Dwight D. (1890-1969)
“I’ve always loved my wife, my children, and my grandchildren, and I’ve always loved my country. I want to go. God, take me”

Picasso, Pablo (1881-1973)
“Drink to me!”

Poe, Edgar Allan (1809-1849)
“Lord help my poor soul.”

Roosevelt, Franklin Delano (1882-1945)
“I have a terrific headache.”

Gordon, George, Lord Byron (1788-1824)
“Good night.”

Bell, Alexander Graham (1847-1922)

For more check this out

Friday, February 15, 2008

Rob Thomas - Time After Time (Acoustic)

Suitcases of memories...

Libertatea de exprimare si drepturile omului

Declaratia Universala a Drepturilor Omului prevede, in articolul 19, faptul ca "orice persoana are dreptul la libertatea opiniei si a expresiei; acest drept include libertatea de a sustine propriile opinii, fara interferente, libertatea de a cauta, primi si raspandi informatii si idei prin orice mijloace si fara frontiere".

Conventia pentru apararea drepturilor omului si a libertatilor fundamentale, amendata prin Protocoalele nr. 3, 5 si 8 si completata prin Protocolul nr.2, incheiata la Roma la 4 noiembrie 1950 (publicata in Monitorul Oficial nr. 135 din 31 mai 1994), in articolul 10, prevede:
1. Orice persoana are dreptul la libertatea de exprimare. Acest drept cuprinde libertatea de opinie si libertatea de a primi sau de a comunica informatii ori idei fara amestecul autoritatilor publice si fara a tine seama de frontiere. Prezentul articol nu impiedica statele sa supuna societatile de radiodifuziune, de cinematografie sau de televiziune unui regim de autorizare.
2. Exercitarea acestor libertati ce comporta indatoriri si responsabilitati poate fi supusa unor formalitati, conditii, restringeri sau sanctiuni prevazute de lege, care constituie masuri necesare, intr-o societate democratica, pentru securitatea nationala, integritatea teritoriala sau siguranta publica, apararea ordinii si pevenirea infractiunilor, protectia sanatatii sau a moralei, protectia reputatiei sau a drepturilor altora pentru a impiedica divulgarea de informatii confidentiale sau pentru a garanta autoritatea si impartialitatea puterii judecatoresti.

Constitutia Romaniei, in articolul 30 proclama: "Libertatea de exprimare"
(1) Libertatea de exprimare a gandurilor, a opiniilor sau a credintelor si libertatea creatiilor de orice fel, prin viu grai, prin scris, prin imagini, prin sunete sau prin alte mijloace de comunicare in public, sunt inviolabile.
(2) Cenzura de orice fel este interzisa.
(3) Libertatea presei implica si libertatea de a infiinta publicatii.
(4) Nici o publicatie nu poate fi suprimata.
(5) Legea poate impune mijloacelor de comunicare in masa obligatia de a face publica sursa finantarii.
(6) Libertatea de exprimare nu poate prejudicia demnitatea, onoarea, viata particulara a persoanei si nici dreptul la propria imagine.
(7) Sunt interzise de lege defaimarea tarii si a natiunii, indemnul la razboi de agresiune, la ura nationala, rasiala, de clasa sau religioasa, incitarea la discriminare, la separatism teritorial sau la violenta publica, precum si manifestarile obscene, contrare bunelor moravuri.
(8) Raspunderea civila pentru informatia sau pentru creatia adusa la cunostinta publica revine editorului sau realizatorului, autorului, organizatorului manifestarii artistice, proprietarului mijlocului de multiplicare, al postului de radio sau de televiziune, in conditiile legii. Delictele de presa se stabilesc prin lege. [...]

Acesta e textul de baza a celor de la Petitie Online unde poti sa creezi o petitie pt orice iti trece prin cap...

Alocatii si pentru elevii de peste 18 ani!
Anularea taxei de prima inmatriculare auto
sau mai nou o petitie care face valva
Petitie impotriva casatoriilor intre homosexuali in ROMANIA (puteti face clic pe link)

Eu ma intreb daca asta conteaza la ceva sau pt cineva sau o sa vina "Europa" peste noi si o sa ne impuna....

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Triunghiul mortii - de "V. day"

Calendaristic, astazi incepe una dintre cele mai mizerabile perioade din viata unui barbat, perioada pe care specialistii o numesc si Triunghiul Mortii: Valentine`s Day - 1 Martie - 8 Martie (bine, daca gagica-ta sufera de ecumenism, felicitari, te-ai incaltat si cu Dragobetele). Cele trei sarbatori ale mortii reprezinta sabatul negru al barbatului, care va fi nevoit sa participe, in tot acest timp, la ritualurile demonice de adorare a consoartei.

Triunghiul Mortii debuteaza cu sarbatoarea Sfintului Valentin, o zi in care barbatul executa un ceremonial pe linga care pina si dansul dracesc al broastelor riioase in fluieraturile copiilor morti nebotezati pare “Lacul Lebedelor”. Chiar daca este o zi in care ar sta cu placere peste program, barbatul va trebui s-o stearga mai devreme, ca sa se poata inghesui alaturi de alti nefericiti in magazinele cu inimioare, mutunache si alte asemenea obiecte pagine de cult (pe care, ulterior, gagica-sa le va pune la vedere prin casa, ca sa aiba prietenii lui un motiv ca lumea sa faca misto de el cind vin in vizita). Inarmat cu aceasta prima dovada de iubire (se pare ca pina si Iisus obisnuia sa le daruiasca ucenicilor Sai ursuleti de plus si inimioare de ciocolata, ca sa le arate ca-i iubeste), barbatul va trece pe la tarabele de flori, unde va jertfi inca o parte din salariu. Insa partea cu adevarat grea abia acum incepe. Dupa ce depune aceste marunte ofrande la picioarele gagica-sii, barbatul va trebui sa suporte calvarul unei iesiri romantice in oras. Va fi o seara placuta, la finele careia va intelege cit de fortata era comparatia cu sabatul negru: in fond, Satan nu vrea de la tine decit sufletul, nu-ti face praf salariul si nici nu pretinde sa te plimbi cinci ore cu el prin parc daca-l iubesti. Dupa 2 saptamini de refacere (asta, daca a reusit sa-si convinga prietena ca Dragobetele e o sarbatoare pentru taranii care n-au cablu si nu prind Eurosport), barbatul va da piept cu cea de-a doua incercare: Martisorul. Dupa cum desigur stiti, martisorul este un obiect artizanal de foarte mult bun gust, pe care femeile il poarta atirnat de piept pentru a vesti venirea primaverii. Se pare ca presupunerea oamenilor de stiinta cum ca pasarile calatoare stiu din instinct cind sa se intoarca din tarile calde este complet falsa; in realitate, ele sint anuntate de un porumbel voiajor: “Haideti, fetelor, ca au inceput proastele alea sa poarte martisor”.

Insa nimic nu-l poate bucura mai tare pe un salariat obisnuit, care se chinuie 12 luni pe an sa produca texte de calitate pentru un salariu mizer (v-ati dat seama, desigur, ca nu era vorba de mine cind am spus “texte de calitate”) decit 8 martie, o zi in care acesta va trebui sa caute un cadou frumos (care sa nu fie nici martisor, nici inimioara, fiindca imediat dupa 1 martie acestea devin niste kitsch-uri ordinare). Cadoul trebuie insotit obligatoriu de flori (care nu devin un kitsch ordinar dupa 1 martie, plus ca pretul florilor de 8 martie poate arunca lejer in criza intreaga economie mondiala) si de o noua iesire romantica in oras (unde, ca sa faci rost de o rezervare, s-ar putea sa fii nevoit sa-i rapesti familia chelnerului).

Specialistii nu au reusit sa-l identifice pe inventatorul acestor sarbatori, insa se presupune ca este vorba despre un dement care, dupa ce s-a insurat, a aruncat intreaga vina asupra omenirii si a jurat sa se razbune.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

14 II (and time flies)

Time is a basic component of the measuring system used to sequence events, to compare the durations of events and the intervals between them, and to quantify the motions of objects. Time has been a major subject of religion, philosophy, and science, but defining time in a non-controversial manner applicable to all fields of study has consistently eluded the greatest scholars.

Something I Can Never Have - Nine Inch Nails

This thing is slowly taking me apart
Grey would be the colour if I had a heart

Hate me - Blue October

Hate me for all the things i didn't do for you.
Hate me in ways, yeah ways hard to swallow.
Hate me so you can finally see what's good for you.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

About me

i realized people who read this blog don't know me so well so i posted 100 THINGS ABOUT ME.
hope you find them useful

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Why people believe weird things about money

By Michael Shermer
January 13, 2008

Would you rather earn $50,000 a year while other people make $25,000, or would you rather earn $100,000 a year while other people get $250,000? Assume for the moment that prices of goods and services will stay the same.

Surprisingly -- stunningly, in fact -- research shows that the majority of people select the first option; they would rather make twice as much as others even if that meant earning half as much as they could otherwise have. How irrational is that?

This result is one among thousands of experiments in behavioral economics, neuroeconomics and evolutionary economics conclusively demonstrating that we are every bit as irrational when it comes to money as we are in most other aspects of our lives. In this case, relative social ranking trumps absolute financial status. Here's a related thought experiment. Would you rather be A or B?

A is waiting in line at a movie theater. When he gets to the ticket window, he is told that as he is the 100,000th customer of the theater, he has just won $100.

B is waiting in line at a different theater. The man in front of him wins $1,000 for being the 1-millionth customer of the theater. Mr. B wins $150.

Amazingly, most people said that they would prefer to be A. In other words, they would rather forgo $50 in order to alleviate the feeling of regret that comes with not winning the thousand bucks. Essentially, they were willing to pay $50 for regret therapy.

Regret falls under a psychological effect known as loss aversion. Research shows that before we risk an investment, we need to feel assured that the potential gain is twice what the possible loss might be because a loss feels twice as bad as a gain feels good. That's weird and irrational, but it's the way it is.

Human as it sounds, loss aversion appears to be a trait we've inherited genetically because it is found in other primates, such as capuchin monkeys. In a 2006 experiment, these small primates were given 12 tokens that they were allowed to trade with the experimenters for either apple slices or grapes. In a preliminary trial, the monkeys were given the opportunity to trade tokens with one experimenter for a grape and with another experimenter for apple slices. One capuchin monkey in the experiment, for example, traded seven tokens for grapes and five tokens for apple slices. A baseline like this was established for each monkey so that the scientists knew each monkey's preferences.

The experimenters then changed the conditions. In a second trial, the monkeys were given additional tokens to trade for food, only to discover that the price of one of the food items had doubled. According to the law of supply and demand, the monkeys should now purchase more of the relatively cheap food and less of the relatively expensive food, and that is precisely what they did. So far, so rational. But in another trial in which the experimental conditions were manipulated in such a way that the monkeys had a choice of a 50% chance of a bonus or a 50% chance of a loss, the monkeys were twice as averse to the loss as they were motivated by the gain.

Remarkable! Monkeys show the same sensitivity to changes in supply and demand and prices as people do, as well as displaying one of the most powerful effects in all of human behavior: loss aversion. It is extremely unlikely that this common trait would have evolved independently and in parallel between multiple primate species at different times and different places around the world. Instead, there is an early evolutionary origin for such preferences and biases, and these traits evolved in a common ancestor to monkeys, apes and humans and was then passed down through the generations.

If there are behavioral analogies between humans and other primates, the underlying brain mechanism driving the choice preferences most certainly dates back to a common ancestor more than 10 million years ago. Think about that: Millions of years ago, the psychology of relative social ranking, supply and demand and economic loss aversion evolved in the earliest primate traders.

This research goes a long way toward debunking one of the biggest myths in all of psychology and economics, known as "Homo economicus." This is the theory that "economic man" is rational, self-maximizing and efficient in making choices. But why should this be so? Given what we now know about how irrational and emotional people are in all other aspects of life, why would we suddenly become rational and logical when shopping or investing?

Consider one more experimental example to prove the point: the ultimatum game. You are given $100 to split between yourself and your game partner. Whatever division of the money you propose, if your partner accepts it, you each get to keep your share. If, however, your partner rejects it, neither of you gets any money.

How much should you offer? Why not suggest a $90-$10 split? If your game partner is a rational, self-interested money-maximizer -- the very embodiment of Homo economicus -- he isn't going to turn down a free 10 bucks, is he? He is. Research shows that proposals that offer much less than a $70-$30 split are usually rejected.

Why? Because they aren't fair. Says who? Says the moral emotion of "reciprocal altruism," which evolved over the Paleolithic eons to demand fairness on the part of our potential exchange partners. "I'll scratch your back if you'll scratch mine" only works if I know you will respond with something approaching parity. The moral sense of fairness is hard-wired into our brains and is an emotion shared by most people and primates tested for it, including people from non-Western cultures and those living close to how our Paleolithic ancestors lived.

When it comes to money, as in most other aspects of life, reason and rationality are trumped by emotions and feelings.

Michael Shermer is the publisher of Skeptic magazine, a columnist for Scientific American and the author of "The Mind of the Market: Compassionate Apes, Competitive Humans, and Lessons from Evolutionary Economics."

Audi R8 Superbowl Commercial

Audi R8 Superbowl Commercial, clearly inspired by the famous godfather scene. The man in bed is Alex Rocco, who played the part of Moe Greene, in the original godfather film.
2008 AUTOMOBILE Magazine Automobile of the Year.

Monday, February 4, 2008


mi-am pus favicon, stii voi iconita aia mica si colorata care apare in adressbar
pt cine e interesat puteti sa va faceti si voi unu aici (probabil ca mai sunt o grmada de site-uri numa sa cautati)
dupa ce ai un icon modifici template-ul blogului, e suficient sa introduci (cu modificarile de rigoare) linia:
< link rel="shortcut icon" href="" / >
asta inainte de a iesi din head (adica inainte de: )
si gata v-ati personalizat iconita blobului

Four Eyed Monsters

Four Eyed Monsters is a project by Arin Crumley & Susan Buice designed to get to the bottom of relationships and love.

"We made a feature length film called Four Eyed Monsters. The film tells the true story of how susan and I met online and I stalked her at her work and then we ended up dating but with a rule to never speak in person. Then our lives and minds begin to meld and our fantasies and fears manifest as we become a living breathing Four Eyed Monster."

so.. i found something interesting , hope to find the movie cause the trailer sure caught my eye