Thursday, April 17, 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
I enjoyed Sam Mendes' grizzly production of King Lear at the National Theatre starring Simon Russell Beale. Shakespeare's insults are wonderful:
Kent: Fellow, I know thee.
Oswald: What dost thou know me for?
Kent: A knave, a rascal, an eater of broken meats; a base, proud, shallow, beggarly, three-suited, hundred-pound, filthy, worsted-stocking knave; a lily-liver'd, action-taking knave; a whoreson, glass-gazing, super-serviceable, finical rogue; one-trunk-inheriting slave; one that wouldst be a bawd, in way of good service, and art nothing but the composition of a knave, beggar, coward, pander, and the son and heir of a mongrel bitch: one whom I will beat into clamorous whining, if thou deniest the least syllable of thy addition.
Monday, April 14, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014
One liners of the day
All those who believe in psychokinesis, raise my hand.
I almost had a psychic girlfriend but she left me before we met.
Support bacteria - they're the only culture some people have.
When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
Eagles may soar but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
Change is inevitable...except from vending machines.
A fool and his money are soon partying.
Plan to be spontaneous tomorrow.
Drugs may lead to nowhere but at least it's the scenic route.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Kraft ran a competition for its employees to think of a new name for the company's business outside the US. The winning entry was "Mondelez" on the basis that "monde" implies global and "delez" delicious. Two brands were exempt from that: Kraft ruled there would be no Mondelez Creme Eggs, nor Mondelez Philadelphia Cream Cheese.