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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

May 26, 2005

His Excellency Mr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, President of the Republic of India, is visiting the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland (where I am at) .
Too bad I'll be in Italy then, for a few days of vacation.
I would have loved to meet His Excellency Mr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Jews, Muslims, Hindus Agree On Chicken

GENEVA—After years of sectarian violence, a coalition of Jews, Muslims, and Hindus signed an international resolution Monday, confirming their mutual appreciation of chicken dishes. "Whether it is breaded with matzo, served as shwarma, or covered in tikka masala sauce, chicken is the one meat upon which all faiths can agree," said spokesman Jerome Maliszewski, addressing an assembly of rabbis, mullahs, and shamans. "Let this friendly exchange of recipes be the first tentative step toward everlasting peace." Attendees at the combination summit and potluck dinner labeled it a qualified success, regretting the altercation that broke out between factions with differing views on skewer length.

http://www.theonion.com/ : AMERICA'S FINEST NEWS SOURCE.

Friday, May 20, 2005


oh, that Jack.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

About the record

You know more about Jack than I. I just killed him, it was a random thing.

For my record

Who the hell is Jack Williams ?

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

For the record

I killed Jack Williams, Damn it.

Cricket in Washington

The geometry of recreation is shifting across the Washington suburbs, driven in part by the sporting preferences of a burgeoning immigrant population. As the rectangles of soccer gradually overtake baseball's diamonds, parks officials are even finding room for the large, grassy ovals of cricket.

Washington Post, May 18, 2005.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Pizza and Ave Maria

Ave Maria University, a Catholic college founded by the retired CEO of Domino's Pizza, graduated its first class and gave an honorary degree to L. Paul Bremer, who told the assembled graduates that Muslim extremists were against the separation of church and state.

-- Paul Ford, HARPER'S WEEKLY May 10, 2005

Tuesday, May 10, 2005


You know, the greatest epitaph in the country is here in Arizona.
It’s in Tombstone, Ariz., and this epitaph says,
“Here lies Jack Williams. He done his damnedest.”

I think that is the greatest epitaph a man could have. Whenever a man does the best he can, then that is all he can do; and that is what your President has been trying to do for the last 3 years for this country.

President HARRY S. TRUMAN, remarks in Winslow, Arizona, June 15, 1948.—Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Harry S. Truman, 1948, p. 356.


Wednesday, May 04, 2005

giulio (+ friend) in copenhagen


Sunday, May 01, 2005



No really, Unbelievable.

US intelligence declassified the report about the incident in Baghdad that resulted in the death of an Italian secret agent – shot by American soldiers.

So what does the US intelligence do?

They release the pdf file of the report.

Obviously, they don’t want some information to be public, like the name of the soldiers who shot the poor guy – ok, that’s fair – or other information which show how badly they screwed up – hum… less fair.

Anyway, how do they cover the info they don’t want to be public????

In the old days, they would use a big black marker.

Today, since they invested so much in technology and in upgrading the US intelligence, they just used the Highligth tool (using the color black) in Adobe.

What a f*ç%&! Stupid idea!!!!

Nobody thought that, if you just cut and paste that sentence in any word program, you can read everything!

Now I’m kind of scared. I know probably too much (like other thousands of people who used the same trick to read the ‘blackened’ sentences). My life could be in danger…