Sunday, April 29, 2007

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Bingo

Gelangweilt im Seminar? Schon wieder ein unnötiges Meeting? Dann hilft SEMINAR BINGO. Ruft wieder mal jemand für ein wenig Computersupport an? Gilt es ein wirklich kleines Computerproblem zu lösen? Dann ist es Zeit für IT Agony Bingo.

Dazu fällt mir noch eine lustige Geschichte ein. In einem malerischen Bergdorf auf Zypern. Eine Lautsprecherstimme dröhnt über die idyllische Stille. Es ist das Dorf, das Bingo spielt. Die englische Kolonialisierung der Insel war wirklich gründlich.

Wir sind Knut

Die Knut-Manie greift um sich:
Knut scheint sein Waisenkind-Dasein nicht so schwer zu nehmen. In seinem jüngsten Blog-Eintrag berichtet er vielmehr über andere Phänomene. In Berlin wurden im März 1053 männliche Babys geboren, 541 dieser Neu-Berliner tragen den Namen Knut. (Tagesschau.de)

Monday, April 02, 2007

Parken für Reiche

Honey, could you move your plane, I need to take out the car :-) (Link)

Menschen sind komisch

Das ist eine der merkwürdigeren Geschichten, die ich in der letzten Zeit gelesen habe.

EL MIRAGE, Ariz., Jan. 31 — To neighbors, Casey Price was a seventh grader with acne and a baseball cap who lived an unremarkable life among a bevy of male relatives.

He built the occasional skateboard ramp and did wheelies on his bicycle down the streets of this subdivision of stucco homes north of Phoenix.

In nearby Surprise, where Casey was enrolled as a 12-year-old in a public school for four months, he was regarded as a shy, average student with chronic attendance problems. A man identified as his uncle had registered him, attended curriculum night and e-mailed his teachers about homework assignments.

Now Casey is in jail, and his former neighbors and classmates have learned the unthinkable: Not only is Casey not Casey — his real name is Neil H. Rodreick II — but he is also a 29-year-old convicted sex offender who kept a youthful appearance with the aid of razors and makeup.

And the men known as his uncle, grandfather and cousin, who until recently shared a three-bedroom house with him here, were not family at all, but a web of convicted sex offenders and predators, law enforcement officials say, preying in part on one another. (NYT)