Archive for the ‘Amusing’ Category


The Tombstone Guy

July 1, 2006

I just came across a flyer from a show a saw about 10 years ago by photographer Robert Zott.  Laugh-out-loud photos of gravestones. “Shoot first, ask questions later.”


So many places to see!

April 9, 2006

create your own visited countries map

and I thought I had seen many places…only 6% of the world.


Ethiopian Idol

January 24, 2006

Hard to believe the Idol craze has even taken over Ethiopia.  The average family income per year is $400.  Who is watching this show?

 thanks, mom.


Just thinking

October 11, 2005

The day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. – Anais Nin


Manogue news

September 28, 2005

Kylie Manogue imitates Kylie Minogue. Feeling reluctant to admit any connection to this lineage… Although raising funds for breast cancer research is a good thing. Maybe if I told him about my heart disease plight he would create a show based on me and raise some funds for WomenHeart. Kylie Manogue imitates Dawn Manogue. Could be interesting.

spotted on Ghost of a flea, which I found by happy accident in a search for info on an ancestor. He’s a huge Kylie fan


The mind of a 4-year old

September 27, 2005

This was swiped from Caiterwauling, and I added the resident 4 year-old’s answers. She rarely fails to entertain.

This little quiz is supposed to test your mental agility/ability. See how you do.

1. How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator? The correct answer is: Open the refrigerator, put in the giraffe, and close the door. This question tests whether you tend to do simple things in an overly complicated way.

Lily says: Well, since he is so tall, I’d have to bend his neck before I put him in. And take out the shelves in the fridge.

2. How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator? Did you say, Open the refrigerator, put in the elephant, and close the refrigerator? Wrong answer. Correct answer: Open the refrigerator, take out the giraffe, put in the elephant and close the door. This tests your ability to think through the repercussions of your previous actions.

Lily says: Humph. I’d have to squeeze him pretty small to fit with the giraffe. Maybe iron him. Then I could squish him in.

3. The Lion King is hosting an animal conference. All the animals attend…. except one. Which animal does not attend? Correct Answer: The Elephant. The elephant is in the refrigerator. You just put him in there. This tests your memory. Okay, even if you did not answer the first three questions correctly, you still have one more chance to show your true abilities.

Lily says: Unicorns of course. They are too magical.

4. There is a river your must cross, but it is used by crocodiles, and you do not have a boat. How do you manage it? Correct Answer: You jump into the river and swim across. Have you not been listening? All the crocodiles are attending the Animal Meeting. This tests whether you learn quickly from your mistakes.

Lily says: I’d fly over on a pegasus. Or use the crocodile’s head as stepping stones.

According to Anderson Consulting Worldwide, around 90% of the professionals they tested got all questions wrong, but many preschoolers got several correct answers.

According to Lily, “those are silly questions.”


Global friends

September 20, 2005

Click here to see a world map marking the latest visitors to Gaiagal.

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