> >1. Things that are difficult to say when you're drunk:
> > a.. Innovative
> > b.. Preliminary
> > c.. Proliferation
> > d.. Cinnamon
> >2. Things That Are VERY Difficult to Say When You're
> > a.. Specificity
> > b.. British Constitution
> > c.. Passive-aggressive disorder
> > d.. Transubstantiate
> >3. Things That Are Downright IMPOSSIBLE to Say When
> > a.. Thanks, but I don't want to sleep with you
> > b.. Nope, no more booze for me
> > c.. Sorry, but you're not really my type
> > d.. No kebab for me, thank you
> > e.. Good evening officer, isn't it lovely out
> > f.. I'm not interested in fighting you.
> > g.. Oh, I just couldn't - no one wants to hear me
> > h.. Thank you, but I wont make any attempt to
>dance, I have zero
> > i.. Where is the nearest toilet? I refuse to vomit
>in the street.
It has just struck me that the term Human Resources is really crass. Especially when it refers generally to work involving people. It sounds like people are machines and you just make them do stuff and pay/punish them depending on how they work. Not very caring.
I know that words don't mean everything, and people associate HR with some level of caring, but I just think that it isn't very nice. OK, that's pretty soft and maybe that reflects my lack of Kick arse mentality when it comes to management, but in the end, people are enduring and profit/products, etc are not.
At work we were talking about the different countries in the world that speak European languages due to colonisation. It struck me that it is mainly Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, England and France. Not Italy or Greece, and I think this must be cause they had big empires that eventually fell. It is probably hard to 'get back up' as a country after that sort of thing. You know, you'd be pretty tired...
It is in Top Thrill Dragster van Cedar Point, in Ohio, USA. Of course. Crazy hey.
Here are the stats;
Built in 05-04-2003
Length: 853,4 m
Height: 128 m
Drive starts in heigth of 121,9 m
Max. speed: 193,1 km/h (fastest in the world)
0 ==> 193 km/h within 4 seconds
Costs: $ 25 million
I've been on lots of roller coasters. Disneyland - I went on Space Mountain, the Log Ride (does that count), the Matterhorn. Also at Wonderland in Sydney which has the Bush Beast, the smaller Bush Beast, the one that goes forwards and then backwards. I think I also went on the one at Luna Park, before it was closed down. And I've been to a couple at the Royal Easter show and down at the Entrance at Christmas, but these are normally pretty much the same.
I used to be very scared, but now they are just fun.
Big thanks to Maurie for helping me with the best April Fools prank I've ever done. It took extra effort, but it was worth it.
If you want to have some fun, do the Darlo Drama classes with Maurie. Click here
What I did was I got Maurie to come in and pretend to be a potential client for us. I had Tom, Ben, Clare and Rowan in the room (as these guys got me a month ago). We did a little talk, then Maurie and I started an argument and I told him to get out. Everyone was quite surprised since I'm usually pretty peaceful. He stormed back in and said "April Fools!!"
Redmond, USA. In a surprise announcement, Microsoft today announced that they will be purchasing the Binary Wheel blog for an undisclosed figure. Sources close to the deal put the figure at more than 18 million US dollars.
"We are very pleased with the takeover and expect the new partnership to be fruitful for many years to come." said William Gates III, Chairman of Microsoft.
"I couldn't be happier. It is the vision I've always held for Binary Wheel and I'm confident that the relationship will be mutually beneficial and synergistic for both of us. This is the best April Fools day ever!" said Binary Wheel CEO M J Loobinscars II.