Category Archives: Funny

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I don’t know what problem people have with Facebook shares going down a bit. Have they really expected it to remain at a Price/Earnings ratio of 70 when all other technology companies are around 15? Do they really believe that it is more than twice of Siemens worth? Bad for investors, storm in a teacup for the firm, why should they care about their share price too much?

You know you are successful if french wine is labeled as “idéal pour Facebook”.

Perhaps no word in English has undergone more transformations in its lifetime than toilet. Originally, in about 1540 it was a kind of cloth, a diminuitive form of toile, a word still used to describe a type of linen. Then it became a cloth for dressing tables. Then it became the items on the dressing table (whence toiletries). Then it became the dressing table itself, then the act of dressing, then the act of receiving visitors while dressing, then the dressing room itself, then any kind of private rom near a bedroom, then a room used lavatorially, and finally the lavatory itself. Which explains why ‘toilet water’ in English can describe something you would gladly daub on your face or, simultanously, ‘water in the toilet’.  –From Bill Bryson’s “At Home”

Citizenship Duties

Although being a Swiss secondo (a 2nd generation foreigner), Oliver seems to take his German citizenship duties pretty seriously. (in stark contrast ot his non-voting parents)

Secondos do seem to engage politically!

Secondos do seem to engage politically!

Anagrams by the Free Software Foundation

Do you know anagrams? This GNU page features some pretty funny ones. I like these two best :):


And of course:

Original: “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” -Neil Armstrong
The Anagram: “A thin man ran; makes a large stride, left planet, pins flag on moon! On to Mars!