Archive for: April, 2011

Harry Potter VIIb Trailer

Apr 28 2011 Published by under Harry Potter

Yes, we have another trailer for the final Harry Potter film...

I hope we'll be lucky enough to have one of the select cinemas in Frankfurt that will be allowed to show the film in 2D.
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Frankfurt's firefighters

Apr 27 2011 Published by under Cultural Observation, Expat Life, German Life

One of NYC's finest: a fireman.
Image: Katherine Kostreva.

One thing that I am painfully aware of is that Frankfurt's firefighters are definitely not made of the same stuff as the Adonises that populate NYC's fire departments (see above). And of course, I was rudely reminded of this sad fact again when yet another false alarm screamed through my apartment building at midday.

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Apr 15 2011 Published by under Art & Photography, Harry Potter

This manic Harry Potter fan is going to see the penultimate Harry Potter film


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Penis Parity Day

Today is an important day for women in America who are lucky enough to actually have a job. What day is this? I refer to it as "Penis Parity Day" although other, proper institutions refer to it by the more boring name, "Equal Pay Day". This day celebrates the dubious honour that, after slaving away from 1 January 2010 until 12 April 2011, women have finally earned the same amount of income as a man for doing the same job. For you mathematically-challenged men out there who determine salaries and raises, that translates into 103 more days to earn the same monetary reward for doing the same job.

Which makes me wonder why any men have jobs at all since female employees provide a much larger return on investment.

In honour of this auspicious day, I think all women should wear a strap-on to work. Just to, you know, make the point.

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Apr 04 2011 Published by under Medicine & Health

The weather has been gorgeous so I've been in agony these past few days. Why? Allergies, of course.

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Apr 01 2011 Published by under Fucking with your head

Image: Courtesy of The Outrage Project.

As the title of this blog entry implies; I am PEEVED OUTRAGED! PEEVED OUTRAGED, I TELL YOU! Why? I just got wind of the latest event to happen in my wee part of the blogosphere: Scientopia has invited Occam's Typewriter's bloggistas to move here -- ALL OF THEM! And they are going to be PAID!! Yes, PAID WITH REAL MONEY! Spendable money! That they can buy things with, cool things, like microscopes, camera lenses and even an aircraft carrier to park all these cool things on!

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