Arhiva | ianuarie, 2009

Ia mai toarn-un păhărel

18 ian.

toarnă am spus?!? Ia vedeți aici ce fac acești oameni:

Stella Awards -in engleza

16 ian.

Stella Awards

t’s time again for the annual ‘Stella Awards’! For those unfamiliar with these awards, they are named after 81-year-old Stella Liebeck who spilled hot coffee on herself and successfully sued the McDonald’s  in New Mexico where she purchased the coffee. You remember, she took the lid off the coffee and put it between her knees while she was driving. Who would ever think one could get burned doing that, right?

That’s right; these are awards for the most outlandish lawsuits and verdicts  in the U.S . You know, the kinds of cases that make you scratch your head. So keep your head scratcher handy. Here are the Stella’s for the past year:

7TH PLACE :Kathleen Robertson of Austin , Texas was awarded $80,000 by a jury of her peers after breaking her  ankle tripping over a toddler who was running inside a furniture store. The store owners were understandably surprised by the verdict, considering the running toddler was her own son.

6TH PLACE : Carl Truman, 19, of Los Angeles , California won $74,000 plus medical expenses when his neighbor ran over his hand with a Honda Accord. Truman apparently didn’t notice there was someone at the wheel of the car when he was trying to steal his neighbor’s hubcaps. Go ahead, grab your head scratcher.

5TH PLACE : Terrence Dickson, of Bristol , Pennsylvania , who was leaving a house he had just burglarized by way of the garage. Unfortunately for Dickson, the automatic garage door opener malfunctioned and he could not get the garage door to open. Worse, he couldn’t re-enter the house because the door connecting the garage to the house locked when Dickson pulled it shut. Forced to sit for eight, count ‘em, EIGHT, days on a case of Pepsi and a large bag of dry dog food, he sued the homeowner’s insurance company claiming undue mental Anguish. Amazingly, the jury said the insurance company must pay Dickson $500,000 for his anguish. We should all have this kind of anguish. Keep scratching. There are more…

4TH PLACE : Jerry Williams, of Little Rock , Arkansas , garnered 4th Place in the Stella’s when he was awarded $14,500 plus medical expenses after being bitten on the butt by his next door neighbor’s beagle – even though the beagle was on a chain in its owner’s fenced yard. Williams did not get as much as he asked for because the jury believed the beagle might have been provoked at the time of the butt bite because Williams had climbed over the fence into the yard and repeatedly shot the dog with a pellet gun. Grrrrr. Scratch, scratch.

3RD PLACE : Amber Carson of Lancaster , Pennsylvania because a jury ordered a Philadelphia restaurant to pay her $113,500 after she slipped on a spilled soft drink and broke her tailbone. The reason the soft drink was on the floor: Ms. Carson had thrown it at her boyfriend 30 seconds earlier during an argument. What ever happened to people being responsible for their own actions? Scratch, scratch, scratch. Hang in there; there are only two more Stellas to  go…

2ND PLACE : Kara Walton, of Claymont , Delaware sued the owner of a night club in a nearby city because she fell from the bathroom window to the floor, knocking out her two front teeth. Even though Ms. Walton was trying to sneak through the ladies room window to avoid paying the $3.50 cover charge, the jury said the night club had to pay her $12,000….oh, yeah, plus dental expenses. Go figure.

1ST PLACE : (May I have a fanfare played on 50 kazoos please) This year’s runaway First Place Stella Award winner was Mrs. Merv Grazinski, of Oklahoma City , Oklahoma , who purchased a new 32-foot Winnebago motor home. On her first trip home, from an OU football game, having driven on to the freeway, she set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly left the driver’s seat to go to the back of the Winnebago to make herself a sandwich. Not surprisingly, the motor home left the freeway, crashed and overturned. Also not surprisingly, Mrs. Grazinski sued Winnebago for not putting in the owner’s manual that she couldn’t actually leave the driver’s seat while the cruise control was set. The Oklahoma jury awarded her, are you sitting down, $1,750,000 PLUS a new motor home. Winnebago actually changed their manuals as a result of this suit, just in case Mrs. Grazinski has any relatives who might also buy a motor home. Are we, as a society, getting more stupid…? Ya Think??!! More than a few of our judge’s elevators don’t go to the top floor either!


Sportul national: datul cu parerea

15 ian.

Suntem un popor care iubeste sportul. Unul aparte: acela de a ne da cu parerea despre tot ce misca. De asta meseria de critic, de analist, de editorialist este atat de bine reprezentata. Stim sau nu stim despre ce e vorba, e musai sa avem si o parere. Parerea mea!

Ia priviti aici un singur exemplu, mai vechi, e drept, insa nu cred ca lucrurile ar fi altfel azi, in 2009. oameni cu parerile lor:

iacata alta care imi scapase:

Prietene, lasa-ti detaliile. Sunt importante

15 ian.

dragul meu prieten,

de cate ori imi scrii un email in care doresti sa te sun sau sa te contactez altfel decat prin posta, nu uita sa imi lasi coordonatele tale. Daca am vorbit candva la telefon nu inseamna ca ti-am memorat numarul sau adresa postala sau numarul de interfon. De asemenea nu am darul ghicitoriei (intre noi fie vorba ghicitoria este interzisa in mod explicit in Biblie).

Cauta sa imi usurezi putin munca si sa ma determini sa raspund rapid, altfel e mai greu sa caut prin telefon, email sau prin notite cine stie ce adresa.

Apoi, daca imi raspunzi la un email, da reply sa ma ajuti sa imi reamintesc firul conversatiei, altfel o sa cred ca este o discutie noua. Ne ajuta pe amandoi. Daca, insa vrei sa discuti altceva, incepi cu un email nou.


Incearca sa nu mai imi trimiti mesaje cum ca yahoo se inchide, sau ca da ceva centi, sau ca un nou virus bantuie pe net sau ca… toate sunt mesaje false. In plus Mac-ul nu ia virusi 🙂


Daca sunteti amatori de arta…

14 ian.


Nu e bine

9 ian.

armata…ca este razboi in Israel. Nu e bine ca mor oameni, nu e bine ca la un moment dat, in timpul istoriei, care este liniara, va mai amintiti ca am spus deja asta, doua neamuri au inceput sa duca o lupta surda ale carei efecte le simtim pana in zilele noastre.

Si totusi unde este adevarul, cine este vinovat, care este calea de a evita varsarea de sange in Israel? Nu am un raspuns pacifist, ci dompotriva dupa cum sitesc in Biblie luptele vor continua, iar Ismael va fi ingenuncheat. Pana atunci, asistam mai mult sau mai putini impasibili la desfasurarea unui scenariu de mult prezentat.

Si ca sa vedeti ce mana Israelul in lupta am gasit cuvintele Goldei Meir, Prim Ministru al Israelului. Aceste cuvinte sumarizeaza mediul in care evreii convietuiesc cu palestinienii:

We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for forcing us to kill their children. We will have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than
they hate us.

Urmatorul, va rog

8 ian.

Am povestit de pataniile mele la frizerii AICI. Dar asta le intrece pe toate:

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