Monthly archives for October, 2007
Remember Henry David Thoreau? Yeah, he was the guy who went to live in the woods for a couple of years and wrote the Transcendentalist masterpiece Walden, to the delight of literary critics and to the chagrin of English students just trying to stay awake, the poor sods. Yes, Walden was all about a man [...]
PART II: The Origin Of Everything From N To Z. This is an exhaustive encyclopedia that explains the Origin of Everything the BTSB-way.
Recently, I’ve been hearing people put down Superman. Shocked? I didn’t think so. You, yourself, are probably one of those people that think you can just openly trash The Man of Steel without any repercussions. Well, think again. Now, since said Man of Steel can not stand up for himself, what with him being fictional [...]
For the rest of Europe, English cuisine has always been laughing stock number one. But besides being rather unhealthy, and to be honest, dodgy at times, its image is also in immediate need of a thorough makeover (preferably led by a copywriter). Allow me to elaborate: picture yourself at a grocery store, with your canned/frozen [...]
“[Linguistic diversity] constitutes one of the great treasures of humanity, an enormous storehouse of expressive power and profound understanding of the universe. The loss of hundreds of languages that have already passed into history is an intellectual catastrophe in every way comparable in magnitude to the ecological catastrophe we fa [...]
Recent research sheds a poor light on the popular extra-curricular activity of being a board member in a student union or organisation. When only ten years ago such student activity was greeted by staff and students alike with praise and gratitude, student boards are now condemned as being obtrusive breeding grounds for know-it-all attitudes [...]