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Sunday, November 29, 2009

the Oasis of the Seas

The Oasis will typically carry 5,400 passengers, served by 2,291 staff

Where the Oasis of the Seas goes, however, is very much determined by its dimensions. The ship could not dock in any European port, for example; it requires custom-made facilities that can manage not only the particular mooring requirements of its 225,000-tonne bulk but which can also cope with the need to disembark up to 6,000 people effortlessly.

Tim Adams --- guardian.co.uk ---

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Women say...

Don't judge a man till you've walked a mile in his shoes. After that, who cares, he's a mile away and you've got his shoes.

Coffee found on Moon, researchers say.

“Indeed yes, we found coffee,” Anthony Colaprete, the principal investigator for NASA, said in a news conference. “And we didn’t find just a little bit. We found a significant amount. Espresso, light roast, dark roast, decaffeinated, organic, Arabica, Tarrazu, you name it”

The confirmation of scientists’ suspicions is welcome news to explorers who might set up home on the lunar surface and, when they wake up in morning, smell the coffee.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Mark Thompson's salary package of £834,000 has become an uncomfortable political issue for the BBC director general, held up by the Tories as a potent symbol of the corporation's profligacy with public money. But it seems that for Thompson himself, even this generous sum may not be enough to cover the irritating little costs that go with the job.

According to documents released by the BBC today, Thompson recently claimed back £90 of parking meter charges on expenses, including one for just 70p.

James Robinson, media correspondent guardian.co.uk, Thursday 12 November 2009


Sunday, November 08, 2009

Bird with baguette 1; Big Bang 0

Call it the matchup between the Higgs boson and a bread crumb. And the bread crumb seems to have prevailed in this round.

The $6.5-billion Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Switzerland — which is supposed to prove the existence of the Higgs boson, or “God particle,” which gives matter in the universe its mass and simulate the Big Bang — apparently was no match for a small bird with a bread crumb.


By Joe McKendrick | Nov 7, 2009 |

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Seppelliteci qui.

Vogliamo morire qui. Seppelliteci qui allo stadio olimpico di torino con questo napoli.
Auriemma, Juve Napoli 2-3, Nov 2009.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

My favourite things

My second favourite household chore is ironing. My first being, hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint.


Sunday, November 01, 2009

Veleggio come un'ombra

Veleggio come un'ombra
nel sonno del giorno
e senza sapere
mi riconosco come tanti
schierata su un altare
per essere mangiata da chissà chi.
Io penso che l'inferno
sia illuminato di queste stesse
strane lampadine.
Vogliono cibarsi della mia pena
perché la loro forse
non s'addormenta mai.