November 2010 archive

Becoming an American

Mohammad, an muslim child, entered his classroom on the first day of school in Ohio. “What is your name?” – asked the teacher. “Mohammad” – answered the kid. “You are in America now. From now on your name will be Johnny,” – replied the teacher. In the evening, Mohammad returned home. “How was your day, …

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Children Writing About the Ocean

1) – This is a picture of an octopus. It has eight testicles. (Kelly, age 6) 2) – Oysters’ balls are called pearls. (Jerry, age 6) 3) – If you are surrounded by ocean, you are an island. If you don’t Have ocean all round you, you are incontinent. (, age 7) 4) – Sharks …

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Men Are Just Happier People

NICKNAMES ¬∑ If Laura, Kate and Sarah go out for lunch, they will call each other Laura, Kate and Sarah. ¬∑ If Mike, Dave and John go out, they will affectionately refer to each other as Fat Boy, Knucklehead and CRAP for Brains. EATING OUT ¬∑ When the bill arrives, Mike, Dave and John will …

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Little known Facts about MN

Minnesota became the 32nd state on May 11, 1858 and was originally settled by a lost tribe of Norwegians seeking refuge from the searing heat of Wisconsin’s winters. The state flag of Minnesota consists of a blue background upon which sits a design best described as “how a 7-year- old city girl would draw a …

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Great Buddha (Daibutsu)

Rode the train to the Kamakura station to get a first hand look at the Great Buddha or Daibutsu in Japanese. This buddha was made out of bronze and you can go inside of it which is a pretty neat experience. Once inside if you touch the bronze that the sun is beating down on …

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Model Sues Surgeon

Honest Advertising

BMW’s campaign for their factory approved “pre-owned” cars.

Ueno Zoo

Went over to the Ueno zoo in Tokyo today. Here are some of the photos I took as I was walking around and checking out the different animals.