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Friday, November 30, 2012

Un Elève Brillant... Mental Acrobacy

Voici comment l'on devient avec l'âge
Un Elève Brillant !!
Mental Acrobacy

Un jour, le petit ,Thomas élève d'une classe élémentaire, demanda à sa maîtresse s'il pouvait lui parler après les cours.
Elle accepte.

La Maîtresse:  Alors, que veux-tu me dire, Thomas ?

Thomas:  Je pense être trop intelligent que pour rester dans cette classe, je m'embête! Je voudrais passer directement au secondaire.

Sur ce, le directeur de l'école informé, demande à Thomas s'il veut bien passer des tests pour prouver sa capacité. Thomas accepta sans hésiter et le directeur commence le test.

Le Directeur:  Voyons voir Thomas, combien font 3 X 4 ?

Thomas:  12, Monsieur le Directeur !

Le Directeur:  Et 6 X 6 ?

Thomas:  36, Monsieur !

Le Directeur:  Quelle est la Capitale du Japon ?

Thomas:  Tokyo , Monsieur !

Le test continue pendant une demi-heure, Thomas ne commet aucune erreur! Le directeur satisfait, décida alors d'arrêter le test - mais la maîtresse demanda si à son tour, elle pouvait aussi poser quelques questions à Thomas. 
Tous deux acceptent, et elle commença.

La Maîtresse: 
Bien, Thomas ! dis-moi, la vache en a 4 et moi j'en ai 2 de quoi s'agit-il ?

Thomas:  Les jambes, Madame !

La Maîtresse: 
Correct ! dit la maîtresse. Et...  qu'est-ce qu'on trouve dans tes pantalons et pas dans les miens ?

Le directeur s'étonne de la question...

Thomas:   Les poches, Madame!

La Maîtresse: 
Bien, Thomas ! Qu'est-ce que les hommes et les femmes ont en plein milieu et qui es en double ?

Le directeur se prépare à intervenir lorsque Thomas répond :

Thomas: Les deux 'M', Madame !

La Maîtresse: 
Où est-ce que les femmes ont les poils les plus frisés ?

Thomas: En Afrique, Madame! répond le gamin sans hésiter.

La Maîtresse: 
Qu'est-ce qui est mou mais qui, entre les mains d'une femme, devient dur.

Le directeur ouvre grands les yeux - au même moment, Thomas répondit :

Thomas : Le vernis à ongles, Madame !

La Maîtresse: 
Qu'est-ce que vous les hommes et nous les femmes, avons au milieu des jambes ?

Thomas: Les genoux, Madame !

La Maîtresse: 
Bien. Et qu'est-ce qu'une femme mariée a de plus large qu'une femme célibataire ? 

Thomas:  Le lit, Madame.

Le directeur n'en croit pas ses oreilles !

La Maîtresse: 
Quelle est la partie de mon corps qui est souvent la plus humide ?

Thomas: Votre langue, Madame !

La Maîtresse: 
Quel mot commençant par la lettre 'c' , désigne quelque chose qui peut être humide ou sec et que les hommes aiment regarder ?

Thomas: Le ciel! Affirme Thomas.

Le directeur soufflant, transpirant comme un sauvage, décida de mettre fin au test et s'exclama :
'Ce n'est pas au secondaire que je vais t'envoyer, mais directement à l'université!
Même moi, j'aurais complètement raté ce test...' 

Morale de l'histoire: 

C'est avec l'âge que l'on devient pervers ! !

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Resource Furniture - Space Saving

Resource Furniture 
Italian Designed Space Saving Furniture
Tomorrow, Reinvented Today
by Resource Furniture
Resource Furniture
Ron Barth, President of Resource Furniture demonstrates and explains their amazing line of Italian-designed space-savers. 

Resource Furniture's
Incredible Space Savers


New York City's Greenhouse Gas Emissions

New York City's
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
One-Ton Spheres of Carbon Dioxide Gas
See Video Below...
Published on Oct 19, 2012 by

In 2010 New York City added 54 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (equivalent) to the atmosphere, but that number means little to most people because few of us have a sense of scale for atmospheric pollution.

Carbon Visuals ( and 
Environmental Defense Fund ( wanted to make those emissions feel a bit more real - the total emissions and the rate of emission. 
Designed to engage the 'person on the street', this version is exploratory and still work in progress. Mayor Bloomberg's office has not been involved in the creation or dissemination of this video.

NYC Carbon Footprint:
54,349,650 tons a year = 148,903 tons a day = 6,204 tons an hour = 1.72 tons a second

At standard pressure and 59 °F a metric ton of carbon dioxide gas would fill a sphere 33 feet across (density of CO₂ = 1.87 kg/m³: If this is how New York's emissions actually emerged we would see one of these spheres emerge every 0.58 seconds.

Emissions in 2010 were 12% less than 2005 emissions. The City of New York is on track to reduce emissions by 30% by 2017 - an ambitious target.

For a set of stills from this movie, see:

Category: Nonprofits & Activism

License:  Standard YouTube License

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Music: Année 60

Année 60
  1. Maya Casabianca:  Adieu Mon Pays
  2. Maya Casabianca:  Nuits D'espagne:  (Chanson Illustrée)
  3. Maya Casabianca:  Guitare Tango
  4. Maya Casabianca:  Nuits D'espagne : ラスト・ダンスは私に ★マヤ・カサビアンカ
  5. Georges Moustaki:  Ma Solitude (1969)
  6. Enrico Macias:  Musique Judéo-Arabe-Andalouse
  7. Antonio Prieto:  La Novia
  8. Gigliola Cinquetti:  Non Ho L'eta 1964
  9. Patricia Carli:  Demain Tu Te Maries
  10. Patricia Carli: " Acusée Levez-Vous "
  11. Patricia Carli:  Non Ho L'etat
  12. Patricia Carli:  La Decouverte
  13. Patricia Carli: L'amour En Cage
  14. Patricia Carli: Je Te Previens:  French Brazilian Beat.
  15. Patricia Carli: Les Mal Aimés
  16. Patricia Carli:   Je Suis A Toi (Non Ho L'età)
  17. Patricia Carli:  Arrête Arrête
  18. Patricia Carli:  Je Suis A Toi
  19. Patricia Carli:  Qu'elle Est Belle Cette Nuit
  20. Sacha Distel : Oui Devant Dieu (La Novia)

Oldies ....

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

SEXIEST Videos EVER !!!!

Help Me Make It Through The Night

These are some of the SEXIEST Videos Ever !!
Jessica Rabbit 
"Why Don't You Do Right"

The song was memorably performed in the 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit by the animated character Jessica Rabbit. 

Kathleen Turner provided the acting voice for the character, 
The vocal performance of the song is by actress Amy Irving.

 Hats off to Amy Irving !!! 
Brava !!  Brava !!

Why Don't You Do Right

You had plenty of money in 1922.
You let other women make a fool of you.
Why don't you do right,
like some other men do?

Get out of here,
get me some money too.

You're sittin down and wonderin what it's all about.
If you ain't got no money, they will put you out.
why don't you do right,
like some other men do?

Get out of here,
get me some money too.

Now if you had prepared 20 years ago.
You wouldn't be a wanderin now from door to door.
Why don't you do right,
like some other men do?

Get out of here,
get me some money too.

Get out of here,
get me some money too.

Why don't you do right, like some other men do? 

"Why Don't You Do Right?" is an American blues- and jazz-influenced pop song – now a standard – written in 1936 by Kansas Joe McCoy. It is a twelve-bar minor key blues form with a few chord substitutes, it is considered a classic "woman's blues" song.

The song has its roots in blues music and deals with themes that were common following the Great Depression and prohibition: the narrator is suggesting that the man is destitute because he has been used by other women, then demands money from him for her benefit.

One of the best known versions of the song is Peggy Lee's, which was recorded July 27, 1942 in New York with Benny Goodman. It sold over 1 million copies and brought her to nationwide attention.

* Why Don't You Do Right - Peggy Lee - Benny Goodman Orch 1942  -

Saturday, November 24, 2012

NOVA - Inside the Megastorm

Inside the Megastorm
Watch as hurricane Sandy unfolds, and explore what made it so much more devastating than other hurricanes. 
Aired November 21, 2012 on PBS

Program Description
  • Was Hurricane Sandy a freak combination of weather systems? 
  • Or are hurricanes increasing in intensity due to a warming climate? 
  • How did this perfect storm make search and rescue so dangerous?

"Inside the Megastorm" takes viewers moment by moment through Hurricane Sandy, its impacts, and the future of storm protection. Through first person accounts from those who survived, and from experts and scientists, "Inside the Megastorm" gives scientific context to a new breed of storms

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  • Climate Change and Sandy

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  • Stronger Hurricanes

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  • Quiz: Hurricanes

    Five questions that will separate the hurricane know-it-alls from the rest of us

  • Dispatch: Hurricane Katrina

    Louisiana-based hurricane expert Ivor Van Heerden shares his agonized response to the disaster he'd long predicted.

  • Hurricane Katrina: Expert Q&A

    Research meteorologist Marshall Shepherd answers questions about hurricanes and the ongoing threat to New Orleans.

  • Calling Katrina

    Jonah Lehrer discusses new research into hurricanes that may help explain Katrina's devastating impact.

  • Anatomy of Katrina

    Track the hurricane from its birth in the open ocean through its catastrophic encounter with the Gulf Coast.

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Save the Earth ?

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Monsoon Wedding

Monsoon Wedding
Chunari Chunari

Love this Dance Sequence!!
Very well done and so SEXY too !!

Kawa Kawa
(Ajj mera jee karda)

Friday, November 23, 2012

Disastrous Effects of Plastic Bags

Suffocating The World 
The Disastrous Effects of Plastic Bags

By Scott Morefield

The 1980’s saw the gradual shift from paper to plastic shopping bags in grocery stores all across the developed world. Although plastic bags can be recycled and often are, most normally end up in a landfill somewhere (where they can take hundreds of years to decompose), or out to sea in the Texas-sized ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch,’ the place where plastics and other non-biodegradable debris are brought by currents from all over the world. There the plastic eventually does degrade, leaching toxic chemicals and breaking down into smaller and smaller pieces, yet still remaining a polymer, toxic to marine wildlife. Eventually the plastic degrades into pieces small enough to be eaten by neuston (water striders, beetles, and other organisms that live at or near the ocean surface), thus entering the food chain.

It’s a vicious cycle, really. As the beetles and water striders consume the plastic and are eaten by larger animals, which are eaten by larger animals, which are eaten by larger animals up to and including humans, the toxicity really does come back to haunt us in more ways than we would like to realize. Until society comes up with a deliberate, organized way to deal with the billions of tons of plastics we produce, the levels of pollution and toxicity will not only permanently harm our planet, but we who live on it as well.

Fortunately the public is waking up. Many cities and even countries have succeeded in reducing the use of disposable plastic shopping bags. Even China, not necessarily known for its environmental stewardship,banned thin plastic bags in 2008.

While many libertarian minded folks will struggle with the introduction of legislation affecting this routine area of our lives, others feel that governments alone are equipped to enact the kind of change that could turn the situation around. Unfortunately, the Globalists and other powers-that-be use crises such as this to seize more and more power and riches for themselves.

The answer isn’t more carbon taxes for Al Gore, but rather a massive public awakening to the environmentally destructive practices we all engage in, practices that are detrimental to the health of our planet and ourselves! Consider the recent, public-generated, massive shift away from BPA in plastics. If it is no longer profitable for businesses to operate one way, businesses will change the way they operate to be profitable. It’s ultimately up to us.
Everyone should be aware of the facts in this infograph, then share it with someone who isn’t aware. The world CAN change, one person at a time!

Suffocating The World by is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

Based on a work at

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

We Know Soda isn’t Good for us Right?

We All Know Soda isn’t Good for us by now Right?

Wait until you see how bad it really is!

Check out this great poster:
What’s in your Soda?

Posted on July 31, 2012 by PositiveMed Team  
As almost everyone knows, soda is not a healthy drink and it may cause a lot of health issues, including diabetes and obesity. Even the widely advertised “diet soda” may increase the risk of heart disease and stroke in people who drink it regularly. (For more info check out this link).

These are a list of soda’s ingredients and you can find the real effects of these ingredients in the following poster:
  1.     Sugar (Sucrose) and corn syrup
  2.     Aspartame
  3.     Caramel color
  4.     Flavor additives
  5.     Phosphoric acid and caffeine
  6.     sodium

7 Effects of Soda

The bad effects of having soda is not only due to its high sugar content and high calories. Even diet soda causes many harms to our body. Soda contains some ingredients that have different known and unknown effects. 

As an example of these weird effects, a new Danish research shows that drinking non-diet soda builds up fat around the liver and skeletal muscles, which eventually leads to insulin resistance and diabetes. 

This research also shows that having only one soda a day for six month, causes 30 percent increase in blood triglyceride and 11 percent increase in blood cholesterol, which is really a big deal!
Soda & the risk of heart disease:
A Soda a Day Raises Chronic Heart Disease Risk by 20%!-
Sugary drinks and sodas are associated with 20% increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) as well as some adverse changes in lipids, inflammatory factors, and leptin, according to a new study in Children’s Hospital Boston, MA.
“Even a moderate amount of sugary beverage consumption — we are talking about one can of soda every day — is associated with a significant 20% increased risk of heart disease even after adjusting for a wide range of cardiovascular risk factors,” senior author Dr Frank B Hu (Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA) told heartwire . “The increased risk is quite substantial, and I think has important public-health implications given the widespread consumption of soda, not only in the US but also increasing very rapidly in developing countries.”
Hu says that one of the major constituents of soda, high-fructose corn syrup, is subsidized in the US, making such drinks “ridiculously cheap” and helping explain why consumption is so high, particularly in lower socioeconomic groups.

“It has been shown for minority groups — such as African Americans and Asians — that they are more susceptible to the detrimental effects” of sugary drinks on diabetes incidence, he notes.

Soda in Disguise
The FDA states that any drink can be called a ‘fruit drink’ 
as long as it has some fruit juice, even less than 1 percent!

Yeah... Right !

Monday, November 19, 2012

HDMI Cable Buying Guide

Don't Pay for those Ridiculously Overpriced HDMI Cables

Many of you this year will be giving or receiving tech gadgets that will require HDMI cables. And when you're shopping for those HDMI cables, be warned that there is a full range of prices on them. 
For example, a 6-foot HDMI cable can cost you anywhere from $3 to more than $100! Why the big difference in price? Check out Geoffrey Morrison's blog HDMI cable buying guide.
He offers the inside scoop on where to find the best deals on these cables, and explains why there isn't a performance difference between inexpensive HDMI cables and the ridiculously overpriced ones.
HDMI Cable Buying Guide

Find the best price on the right cable for your new HDTV.

Geoffrey Morrison by Geoffrey Morrison  November 19, 2012 12:55 PM PST
Which store has the best deals? Which Web site has the best selection? Which cable is right for your TV?

Answers to these questions, and more, in the definitive (if I do say so myself) HDMI cable buyers guide:

Cheap cables will produce the exact same picture and sound quality as expensive cables. 

Check out our HDMI cable trilogy: 
  1. "Why all HDMI cables are the same," 
  2. "Why all HDMI cables are the same, Part 2," 
  3. "Still more reasons why all HDMI cables are the same." 
These articles explain how HDMI cables work, and why by their very nature, you're either getting a perfect image, or no image at all.

When it comes to TVs, there are four kinds of HDMI cables:
  • High speed with Ethernet
  • High speed without Ethernet
  • Standard speed with Ethernet
  • Standard speed without Ethernet
Standard speed cables can handle up to 1080i. High speed can handle definition far beyond 1080p. Here's the thing: the price difference is negligible, so buy only high-speed cables. Most HDMI cables you'll find in a store are high-speed cables.

Very few products have Ethernet-over-HDMI compatibility, so it's not likely you need to pay extra for the feature in the cable. If you want to "future proof" your system slightly, then that's your call. For most people, though, I don't see the point. Again, the price difference is marginal, so it's not a big deal either way. If you're sure your equipment has Ethernet-over-HDMI compatibility, then of course check out those HDMI cables. That likelihood is small, though.
The short version: Buy high speed without Ethernet and don't worry about the other types.

Keep in mind a few things: There is no such thing as an "HDMI 1.4" cable, nor do you need a special cable for 3D, 120 or 240Hz, or Audio Return Channel (ARC).

There is no loss in picture quality over long distances. However, there will be a point where you just don't get a picture anymore. So if you're not sure if 6 feet is long enough, go for 10 feet. It shouldn't cost that much more money.
One thing to consider, regardless of length, is an active cable. RedMere technology and other active cables allow for thinner cables, or really long cables. These can be more expensive, but depending on how or where you're installing them, sometimes a tiny flexible cable works better even if it costs a little more.
For consistency, I just checked high speed without Ethernet 6-foot/2-meter cables (some are measured in metric, some are counted in 'Merican). I figured this was the length and speed most people would be interested in.

On the Web
Monoprice: Most of the cables I use -- and most of the cables CNET uses -- come from Monoprice. They're exceptionally cheap, they ship quickly, and I've never had one fail despite a significant amount of plugging and unplugging. Just about any length is available, and all are about the cheapest you'll find anywhere. How about a 6-foot high-speed HDMI cable for $3.50? To give you an idea about active cables, a 6-foot "ultra slim" high-speed cable with RedMere is $15.91.
Price: $3.50 (six-foot high speed)

Amazon: With Amazon Prime you get free two-day shipping. Even if you're not a Prime member, its selection is good, as are its prices. The Amazon Basics line of cables have a 5/5 customer rating, and you can get two 2-meter high-speed cables with Ethernet for $10. However, if you're willing to risk some seriously no-name cables, you can get two high-speed cables for less than $5.
Price: $4.25 for two, and up

NewEgg: I've never bought cables from here, but I have bought computer parts. No issues as I recall.
Price: $2.87

Crutchfield: The king of list price strikes again.
Price: $14.99

Ye olde brick-and-mortar
I checked several national chain stores, and one popular regional chain, to see what kind of prices they had on cables. As you'd expect, their prices were, for the most part, rubbish. While I've listed the lowest price I could find, each store had many, many more offerings that were priced ridiculously.
Only buy HDMI cables at a store as a last resort; say, if you just bought a new TV and forgot to order a cable online. Here are a few stores and their respective prices, to help you in said predicament.
Walmart: The best price for a single cable was $13 for one, $20 for a pair. Online, they had a 6-foot cable for $4.88 that claimed to be capable of 1080p (though wasn't called high speed). Amusingly, the Walmart I went to had an 80-inch Sharp showing a standard-definition 4x3 image. Bang-up job, Walmart; bang-up job.
Price: $20 for two

Best Buy: The best, ahem, buy, was $20 for a single 6-foot cable. Shame. I didn't see it in the store, but on its Web site it has a 6-foot cable for $5.49. Through the Best Buy Marketplace (i.e. approved third-party retailers), I found one for $4. In neither case was the speed specified.
Price: $20 (6 feet, high speed)

 Somewhat pricey cables at Target (Credit: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET) 

Target: The best price was, like Walmart, two for $20. The prices went up from there. On its Web site there was a 6-foot cable for $15, though its speed was unspecified.
Price: $20 for two

RadioShack: Wow. The in-store offerings were offensive. The Web site has a $9 online-only 2-meter high-speed cable.
Price: $28 (6 feet, high speed)

Home Depot: Decent prices, actually. In the store, the best I found was $13 for two 6-footers. Online this isn't listed, but instead there are two $9 2-meter cables (incidentally, one is the same "brand" as RadioShack's $9 offering). There's also a $9 12-foot cable.
Price: $13 for two (6 feet, high speed)

OfficeMax: We have a "winner": $32 for a 6-foot HDMI cable with no speed specified. Interestingly, the cheapest cable it had online cost $5.95, which was high speed, 2 meters, and even had Ethernet.
Price: $32 (6 feet, unknown speed)

 No-name HDMI  cables at Fry's. With minimalist prices come minimalist packaging...
(Credit: Geoffrey Morrison/CNET)

Fry's: This southwest regional chain is known for its funky stores and every part and piece you need to build your own space laser or robo-dolphin. It also has no-name-brand HDMI cables. Win.
Price: $4.99 (6 feet, high speed)

Bottom line
Buy inexpensive high-speed HDMI cables. Online is cheaper by far and will be available in whatever length you need. Only buy from a physical store if you absolutely have to, and if you do, certain stores do better than others. At the very least, if you're in a bind, check the Web sites of the various stores in your area. They'll at least give you an idea which store offers the best in-store price.