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January 28, 2006

10th planet

I just found out that a "10th Planet" was discovered in our solar system a while back. Made me think of primary school when, as an insult, we'd accuse people of being from "planet Smiley"...just shows how much more kids know seeing as 10 years on scientists have finally discovered it…except they've named the new planet (which is orbiting the sun just off Pluto) XENA, as in Xena the Warrior Princess! Nice to know they thought carefully about it. They recently discovered that Xena now has a moon – Gabrielle (also from the tv series) and, commenting on the newly discovered moon, Professor Robert Brown couldn't help but let his comic astronomy-highschool-geek persona slip through:

"Having a moon is just inherently cool – and it is something that most self-respecting planets have, so it is good to see that this one does, too."

It's reassuring to know that no matter how we corrupt our planet, thanks to the moon, it will always be a self-respecting one! It's also good to know that new-girl Xena is a respectful addition to our solar-system…we could do with any space-hussies tainting the atmosphere.

Isn't it all a bit weird?


September 15, 2005

It's not all bad…

Writing about web page /tleach/entry/abandon_all_hope/

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Following up to Timo's Hell test, here are my own scores…

The Dante's Inferno Test has sent you to the First Level of Hell - Limbo!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:

LevelScore
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)High
Level 2 (Lustful)Moderate
Level 3 (Gluttonous)Moderate
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Low
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Low
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Very Low
Level 7 (Violent)Moderate
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)Moderate
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Low

Take the Dante's Inferno Test

Just to mention, Limbo sounds pretty boring but check out the blurb on it and you may change your mind:

Charon ushers you across the river Acheron, and you find yourself upon the brink of grief's abysmal valley. You are in Limbo, a place of sorrow without torment. You encounter a seven–walled castle, and within those walls you find rolling fresh meadows illuminated by the light of reason, whereabout many shades dwell. These are the virtuous pagans, the great philosophers and authors, unbaptised children, and others unfit to enter the kingdom of heaven. You share company with Caesar, Homer, Virgil, Socrates, and Aristotle. There is no punishment here, and the atmosphere is peaceful, yet sad.

OK, so its all a bit sad but I am happy to spend eternity with some of the greatest minds in history to keep me company!


March 14, 2005

Top Banana…is in the dictionary?!!!

Writing about web page http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Top+Banana

Well I never…

It is true, I kid you not…Top Banana is now in the dictionary…The Urban Dictionary. This site is great – dictionary terms defined by random and sometimes quite amusing people. You can add your own definitions too…go nuts!


January 20, 2005

Shit Happens…

Well, it's One World Week (largest student-run festival for those who don't know) here and I must say I AM LOVING IT!!! I have met lots of wonderful people and have enjoyed all the bright colours, world music and culture happening all over the union immensely :)

For your amusement, I have posted this collection of opinions from some of the world's philosophies on the topic of when "Shit Happens…" enjoy:

– Confucianism: Confucius say, "Shit happens."
– Buddhism: If shit happens, it isn't really shit.
– Zen Buddhism: Shit is, and is not.
– Zen Buddhism #2: What is the sound of shit happening?
– Hinduism: This shit has happened before.
– Islam: If shit happens, it is the will of Allah.
– Islam #2: If shit happens, kill the person responsible.
– Islam #3: If shit happens, blame Israel.
– Catholicism: If shit happens, you deserve it.
– Protestantism: Let shit happen to someone else.
– Judaism: Why does this shit always happen to us?
– Darwinism: This shit was once food.
– Capitalism: That's MY shit.
– Communism: It's everybody's shit.
– Feminism: Men are shit.
– Commercialism: Let's package this shit.
– Zoroastrianism: Shit happens when there is no fire.
– Sufism: I love shit.
– Impressionism: From a distance, shit looks like a garden.
– Idolism: Let's bronze this shit.
– Existentialism: Shit doesn't happen; shit IS.
– Existentialism #2: What is shit, anyway?
– Nihilism: No shit.

:-)


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