You know, I've come to the conclusion that it's not worth it, when they're obviously subhuman savages.
Every Little Helps
The score isn’t bad – better than the movie. But my ears perked up when the heroine is taken to her bedchamber by the Phantom, and the score turns moody and ominous. Sound familiar?
There it is: the most recognizable riff from the Andrew Lloyd Webber version. I have no idea how many houses that riff got him. And it’s not his. It’s Carl Davis’ notes. I googled around to see if he ever gave Davis credit; found nothing, but that doesn’t mean he didn’t admit it at some point. But even if the theater program gave Davis a nod it wouldn’t begin to describe the debt.
And whenever I hear Webber’s music – even that gorgeous Pie Jesu from his Requem – I always think “Nice tune. Where’d you get it?”
HINDI GRAMMAR QUOTE OF THE DAY: If you want to request food, khana, the failure to produce aspiration will result in kana. That is, you will end up asking for a one-eyed person.I would add: almost universally, a native English speaker will find it extremely difficult to say "kana" or any other unaspirated non-voiced consonant. He will have a similar (albeit somewhat lesser) difficulty in saying "dharma" or any other aspirated voiced consonant. In english, stand-alone voiced consonants are generally unaspirated and stand-alone unvoiced consonants are nearly always aspirated. A test? Hold a piece of paper in front of your mouth and say "pit" "bit" and "spit." The first "p" should make the paper move, while the "b" and "sp" likely will not (or at least not as much). So, what you need to worry about is describing a one-eyed man as food, not the other way around!
"In addition to the fact that he would have harmed my soldiers, he would have also harmed the Palestinians waiting at the checkpoint, and there were 200 to 300 innocent Palestinians there," said the commander of the checkpoint, who identified himself only as Lt. Col. Guy.The fighting-for-a-good-cause and compassionate terrorists could care less; the drinking-Palestinian-babies-blood cruel oppressor out-to-kill-civilians Israelis are concerned that a Palestinian would blow up Palestinians as collateral damage. The boy's brother is mad at the people who gave him the bomb -- but not, apparently, because they wanted his brother to blow himself up; no, he's mad because they were stupid enough to give a bomb to someone who would tell the Israelis who gave it to him.
"No matter how many times Israel learns of the use of children for suicide bombings, it is shocking on each occasion," said Dore Gold, an adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. "Israelis do not understand how Palestinians are willing to sacrifice their own children in order to kill ours."The Israelis are not the only ones who do not understand.
Hunting with dogs will be effectively prohibited because of a ban on the animals entering areas where meatballs laced with poison have been found. Another clause requires owners to ensure that each pet sharing a meal gets an equal portion.Well, that second sentence is just plain silly (along with many other restrictions mentioned), but the first? I'm anti-hunting, so I'll go and put poisonous meatballs in every hunting area and then find them -- and then no hunters can take their dogs with them! Right...
So Teresa Heinz-Kerry passes out buttons that say “Asses of Evil,” with pictures of Bush, Cheney, Rummy and Ashcroft on them. There you have it: the President of the United States is an Evil Ass. I’d love for someone to put this question to Kerry in the debate: Senator Kerry, your wife handed out buttons that called the President an Evil Ass. Do you believe he is Evil, an Ass, or both? And if I may follow up, I’d like to ask if you can possibly imagine Laura Bush doing that. Thank you.
You aren't really much of your own person, but everyone around
you wishes you'd go away, so you might as well be independent. You're
sort of loud-mouthed and abrasive, but you do have a fair amount of power. You
like big trucks, big cattle, and big oil rigs. And sometimes you really
smell. But it's not all bad, you're big enough to have some soft spots
somewhere in all that redneck madness.
Take the Country
Quiz at the Blue Pyramid
You're The Fellowship of the Ring!
by J.R.R. Tolkien
Facing great adversity, you have decided that your only choice is to
unite with your friends and neighbors. You have been subject to a ton of squabbling and
ultimately decided that someone humble is your best candidate for a dangerous mission.
You're quite good with languages and convinced that not all who wander are lost. If you
see anyone in black robes on horseback, just run. That's just common sense.
Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.