Thursday, December 31, 2009

Good moon rising

One of a series of spectacular moonrises here

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

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Friday, November 27, 2009

camel recipe

In a cookbook called International Cuisine, presented by California Home Economics Teachers, 1983 (ISBN 0-89626-051-8), you will find a recipe for Whole Stuffed Camel

1 whole camel, medium size
1 whole lamb, large size
20 whole chickens, medium size
60 eggs
12 kilos rice
2 kilos pine nuts
2 kilos almonds
1 kilo pistachio nuts
110 gallons water
5 pounds black pepper
Salt to taste

Skin, trim and clean camel (once you get over the hump), lamb and chicken. Boil until tender. Cook rice until fluffy. Fry nuts until brown and mix with rice. Hard boil eggs and peel. Stuff cooked chickens with hard boiled eggs and rice. Stuff the cooked lamb with stuffed chickens. Add more rice. Stuff the camel with the stuffed lamb and add rest of rice. Broil over large charcoal pit until brown. Spread any remaining rice on large tray and place camel on top of rice. Decorate with boiled eggs and nuts. Serves friendly crowd of 80-100. Enjoy!

Shararazod Eboli Home Economist, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Irony completed

Classic lyrics

Legoland

Another wonderful image from There, I fixed it

the busy farmer

A farmer stopped by the local mechanic shop to have his truck fixed. They couldn't do it while he waited, so he said he didn't live far and would just walk home..

On the way home he stopped at the hardware store and bought a bucket and a gallon of paint. He then stopped by the feed store and picked up a couple of chickens and a goose. However, struggling outside the store he now had a problem - how to carry his entire purchase home.

While he was scratching his head he was approached by a little old lady who told him she was lost. She asked, "Can you tell me how to get to 1603 Mockingbird Lane ?"
The farmer said, "Well, as a matter of fact, my farm is very close to that house I would walk you there but I can't carry this lot."

The old lady suggested, "Why don't you put the can of paint in the bucket.. Carry the bucket in one hand, put a chicken under each arm and carry the goose in your other hand?"

"Why thank you very much," he said and proceeded to walk the old girl home. On the way he says "Let's take my short cut and go down this alley. We'll be there in no time."

The little old lady looked him over cautiously then said, "I am a lonely widow without a husband to defend me.. How do I know that when we get in the alley you won't hold me up against the wall, pull up my skirt, and have your way with me?"

The farmer said, "Holy smokes lady! I'm carrying a bucket, a gallon of paint, two chickens, and a goose. How in the world could I possibly hold you up against the wall and do that?"

The old lady replied, "Set the goose down, cover him with the bucket, put the paint on top of the bucket, and I'll hold the chickens."

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Joseph Ducreux lets the dogs out

Find out more about Joseph Ducreux's 1793 self-portrait here and why this meme has taken off

Thursday, November 19, 2009

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

talking dog

A guy is driving around the back woods of Montana and he sees a sign in front of a broken down shanty-style house: 'Talking Dog For Sale ' He rings the bell and the owner appears and tells him the dog is in the backyard.

The guy goes into the backyard and sees a nice looking Labrador retriever sitting there.

'You talk?' he asks.

'Yep,' the Lab replies.

After the guy recovers from the shock of hearing a dog talk, he says 'So, what's your story?'
The Lab looks up and says, 'Well, I discovered that I could talk when I was pretty young. I wanted to help the government, so I told the CIA. In no time at all they had me jetting from country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders, because no one figured a dog would be eavesdropping.'
'I was one of their most valuable spies for eight years running. But the jetting around really tired me out, and I knew I wasn't getting any younger so I decided to settle down. I signed up for a job at the airport to do some undercover security, wandering near suspicious characters and listening in. I uncovered some incredible dealings and was awarded a batch of medals.' 'I got married, had a mess of puppies, and now I'm just retired.'

The guy is amazed. He goes back in and asks the owner what he wants for the dog.

'Ten dollars,' the guy says.

'Ten dollars? This dog is amazing! Why on earth are you selling him so cheap?'

'Because he's a liar. He never did any of that stuff.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Irish joke

This blog could not realistically call itself "Irish I's" and not have an Irish joke from time to time.

So here's one.

Mick took the boat and train to London to appear on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. He did well for himself. As the end of the show approached, he had already won half a million quid.

"You've done very well so far," said the show's presenter in his most serious voice,

"but for a million pounds you've only got one life-line left - phone a friend.

"Everything is riding on this question...... will you go for it?"

"Sure," said Mick. "I'll have a go!"

Up on his screen flashed the following information:
Which of the following birds does not build its own nest?
a) Sparrow, b) Thrush, c) Magpie, d)Cuckoo?'

"I haven't got a clue," said Mick, "so I'll use me last lifeline and phone me friend Paddy back home in Dublin..."

So Mick called up his mate and repeated the question to him.

"Fookin hell, Mick!" cried Paddy. "Dat's simple......it's a fookin cuckoo."

"Are you sure?"

"I'm fookin sure."

Mick hung up the phone and told the host
"I'll go wit Cuckoo as me answer, so."

"Is that your final answer?"

"Dat it is, sir."

There was a long, long pause accompanied by deafening drums and finally the presenter screamed,
"Cuckoo is the correct answer! Mick, you've won one million pounds!"

The next night back in Dublin, Mick invited Paddy to the pub to celebrate.

"Tell me, Paddy?" asked the appreciative Mick, "How the Jaysus did you know it was da Cuckoo that doesn't build its own nest?"

Paddy wiped the Guinness from his lips before answering,
"Because, ya eejit, he lives in a fookin clock."

Mastercard blowjob

The dude exudes cool

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Closet

Ad for French TV stations Canal+

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Spammer challenge: break this captcha

as found here

be careful when mooning trains...

...that your trousers don't get caught in a carriage door and you end up being dragged half naked along the platform, out of the station and onto the tracks.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Illusion


is this an arm or a naked butt?