Saturday, August 13, 2005

So Belfast is planning to build a Titanic-themed tourist project that would "celebrate the achievement that was Titanic." Granted, the city has a relatively morbid recent history, sure, you take what you can get - but is building the Titanic really something Belfast needs to be bragging about? As a commenter on Slugger O'Toole said, "You don't go to Bhopal in India and expect to find some sort of chemcial poisoning-related theme park."

Thursday, August 11, 2005

This one goes out to all you old timers who remember the 1998 Czech elections (the one where the old man ate the bug!!): "I think that the leader of the party, Mr. Sladek, was very similar to Mr. Bean and he was amusing people. Many voters told me that they would vote for Sladek because he is funny."

Oh ho ho.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

I just found out that the Czech word "kral" ("king") comes from Karel, as in Karel Veliky (Charlemagne).