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eggshaped
83276.  Wed Aug 02, 2006 7:32 am Reply with quote

Anyone seen this site?

The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

for instance, taking aardvark as a random example:

This really could be quite a lark,
Limericizing aardvark.
Though the rhyme is infernal,
The mammal's nocturnal.
(It only comes out after dark.)

The aardvark's an odd looking beast
So the name is quite fitting at least.
It searches around
For where insects abound
To get termites and ants for its feast.

The aardvark is shaped like a pillow
And 'round it the dirt will oft billow,
As it digs in your shrubs
For its favorite grubsó
Oh, wait, I've defined armadillo.

http://www.oedilf.com/db/Lim.php?Word=aardvark

 
samivel
83289.  Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:47 am Reply with quote

Excellent.

 
Tas
83295.  Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:10 am Reply with quote

Dude.

:-)

Tas


*scher-wing*

 
QI Individual
93007.  Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:26 am Reply with quote

If you're looking for the theme tune of one of your favourite TV programmes look no further.

Which one there do we figure belongs to the oldest TV progamme?

 
Ameena
93132.  Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:30 pm Reply with quote

Omfg that site is fantastic :D.

 
Southpaw
93186.  Thu Sep 14, 2006 3:53 am Reply with quote

You may also like:

http://www.sausagenet.com

 
Hans Mof
93211.  Thu Sep 14, 2006 5:53 am Reply with quote

Southpaw wrote:
You may also like:

http://www.sausagenet.com


I'd expected something totally different.
That must be the wurst url they could've come up with.

 
Southpaw
93215.  Thu Sep 14, 2006 5:57 am Reply with quote

Quote:
That must be the wurst url they could've come up with.


Sir, you have crossed the line.

 
Celebaelin
93222.  Thu Sep 14, 2006 6:24 am Reply with quote

What? No Oscar?

Dum
Dum
Dum
De dum dum
Dum
Dum
Dum
Deedle deedle deedle
Dum
Dum
Dum
Dum
Dum
Doodle doodle doodle do
Bee Boo

 
Jenny
93376.  Thu Sep 14, 2006 12:53 pm Reply with quote

No QI theme on that theme tune website! Pah!

 
QI Individual
93863.  Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:12 pm Reply with quote

I was waiting for someone to make that remark. ;)

But it is indeed a serious omission.

You could of course offer a file of the tune to the owner of the site and ask him to include it in the list.

 
Twopints
94221.  Mon Sep 18, 2006 3:48 pm Reply with quote

Are you really annoyed by the habits of a co-worker but too afraid to tell them to their face?

Then look no further http://www.annoyingcoworker.com/ allows you to send them an anonymous e-mail pointing out the error of their ways.

You can also read some of the emails sent by others with names removed. Some of them seem to be genuine grievances but worryingly some of them seem more like bullying/harrasment.

 
AsylumUtopia
94317.  Tue Sep 19, 2006 4:39 am Reply with quote

Twopints wrote:
Are you really annoyed by the habits of a co-worker but too afraid to tell them to their face?

Then look no further http://www.annoyingcoworker.com/ allows you to send them an anonymous e-mail pointing out the error of their ways.

You can also read some of the emails sent by others with names removed. Some of them seem to be genuine grievances but worryingly some of them seem more like bullying/harrasment.

Interesting stuff. I get the impression that most of those (on the first page) are American, mainly because of the numerous references to cubes, which seem to be a particularly popular office arrangement in the US. I've had to work in a cube on a few occasions (only in the US) and I despise them because, particularly when they're 5 or 6 feet high, one feels completely isolated. I believe it's the cube that's to blame for most of these worker's woes. When you have to work in a cube you feel almost as if you're in your own little world, and so all the things you wouldn't do in an open plan office (like belching, farting, forgoing dental hygiene and deodourant, eating smelly food and chewing loudly, hitting your keyboard and swearing at the screen) seem more acceptable than they would otherwise. Also, the isolation caused by being cubed gives rise to extended water-cooler chats (which are absolutely necessary in order to stave off the madness that cubist isolation induces) which obviously have a negative impact on the overall productiveness of the office.

If they got rid of the cubes, they'd all be much happier little workers.

Tear down the cube!

 
Hans Mof
95633.  Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:45 am Reply with quote

Great puppeteer:
DJ
He can also do magic and play the Accordion.
More information and videos on
www.lejo.nu

 
izbella
101693.  Tue Oct 10, 2006 11:19 am Reply with quote

i don't know of this has beeen linked here before but....

http://www.1421.tv/

is the site behind the book "1421: the year china discovered the world."

It is gathering evidence to add weight to their case that in 1421 Chinese fleets sailed to Australia and America, among other places, discovering them well before any europeans did. I don't know how good the site is but we had a talk from one of the researchers today and it sounds facinating - and definitely QI.

 

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