Myths of Archaeology


Mainstream scientific evidence suggests that Man is far more evolved in the twentieth century, than at any time previously. However, there is increasing evidence that many of our assumptions about ancient cultures are misplaced. It seems that culture, society and science was far more developed than we believe. In some cases, the ancient civilisations, may have been far more advanced than our current understanding.

Some interesting articles at Hall of the Gods.

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Best Lawyer Jokes

"A lawyer falls overboard from a cruise ship in shark infested waters. As the passengers watch in horror, he is immediately encircled by sharks. Just as they expect the worst, the sharks form two lines providing a path for the man to swim back to the ship; "professional courtesy".

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A man who died was supposed to go to Heaven, but ended up in Hell. So, God called Satan, protesting to have that man returned to Heaven where he belonged. When Satan rejected the request, God said he would go to court to get the man back, to which Satan replied, "Where are you going to get a lawyer? They are all down here!"

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A man who had been caught embezzling millions from his employer went to a lawyer seeking defense. He didn't want to go to jail. But his lawyer told him, "Don't worry. You'll never have to go to jail with all that money." And the lawyer was right. When the man was sent to prison, he didn't have a dime.

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Upon seeing an elderly lady for the drafting of her will, the attorney charged her $100.

She gave him a $100 bill, not noticing that it was stuck to another $100 bill.

On seeing the two bills stuck together, the ethical question came to the attorney's mind: "Do I tell my partner?"

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Quote - Joan of Arc

“One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.”
- Joan of Arc

Because Joan of Arc's trial was recorded we have a unique access to the direct words of Joan. These words were written under the stress of trial, but they show tremendous bravery, faith and determination.

It is worth remembering that during the trial Joan faced:
Imprisonment by English soldiers, who at at times threatened to mistreat her.
Although she was never tortured at one time she was led into the torture room
She had no independent counsel.
All those in the room were expected to find her guilty

Despite facing almost certain death at the stake, her written words display a remarkable presence of mind given her circumstances and age (only 19)

More quotes by Joan of Arc

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Quotes from Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows

“Avada Kedavara.”
The flash of green light illuminated every corner of the room. Charity fell, with a resounding crash, on to the table below, which trembled and creaked. Several of the Death Eaters leapt back in their chairs. Draco fell out of his on to the floor.
“Dinner, Nagini,” said Voldermort softly, and the great snake swayed and slithered from his shoulders onto the polished wood.

“Not my Daughter, You B*tch!!!!”

”Dawlish is still in St. Mungo’s and Gran’s on the run.” Neville

Hermione: “Are you a wizard or not!”

“Perhaps just one more, Master Harry, for luck?”
[Kreacher hitting Mundungus Fletcher with a pan]



"In fact, when all three of them were together Harry felt like the only non-mourner at a poorly attended funeral."

"'Tell me one thing,' said Harry. 'Is this real? Or has this been happening inside my head?'
Dumbledore beamed at him, and his voice sounded loud and strong in Harry's ears even though the bright mist was descending again, obscuring his figure.
'Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?'"

"You still don't get it, Riddle, do you?"

Harry to Voldermort in the last battle.

“You think you know more magic than I do?” he said. “Than I, than Lord Voldermort, who has performed magic that Dumbledore himself never dreamed of?”

Lord Voldermort to Harry Potter



Quotes by J.K.Rowling

J. K.Rowling biography

  • Harry Potter at Amazon.co.uk

  • Harry Potter at Amazon.com


  • How good is Harry Potter and the deathly hallows?

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    How Good is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

    How Good is the Deathly Hallows?



    The deathly hallows, lives upto all expectations. It is fast moving and absorbing. It helps, if you have read the previous editions; part of the charm of the story is how, the various subplots and loose ends are brought together in a fitting finale. Quite often, J.K.Rowling brings in characters who have played key roles in previous stories. For example, Dobby the house elf makes an important contribution to the story line. We also see another side to Kreacher, the house elf at Sirius's old house. J.K.Rowling has created many fascinating characters, but the house elf's add an intriguing development and provide a contrast to the other characters.

    The story is so engrossing that once you start, it is difficult to stop. In fact you find yourself rushing ahead of the page, trying to find out what happens next. The plot is very tight, within the world of Muggles and magic, it makes sense and follows a certain pattern. It is like J.K.Rowling has created a parallel world, with its own rules, creatures and way of being. To some extent, it brings to mind the creation of middle earth, by J.R.R. Tolkien. Although, not on the same level and degree of scope there are some common similarities.


    What Happens in the last Harry Potter?



    (Without giving the story away)

    There are tremendous battles between the forces of Voldermort and those opposing him. Some set piece battles take the breath away, one can visualise a very engaging film when they get round to making it. At the same time, in between the great battles there are also moments of reflection when we are with a couple of characters struggling with their inner battles.

    Is it easy to predict what happens? I think it is difficult to predict what happens, there are some twists in the plot which leave you gasping, but at the same time they make sense. This is one of the great strengths of J.K.Rowling - the ability to combine multiple plot lines and subplots and bring it all together.


    What next for Harry Potter?



    Given what J.K.Rowling has said, there seems little hope of future adventures for Harry Potter. Basically, Harry Potter, was always expected to be seven books. However, there is always the chance that she may change her mind. At the moment, J.K.Rowling has said that she is writing a children's book. She may also write an brief summary of some facts about the world of Hogwarts and Harry Potter.

  • J.K.Rowling at Amazon.co.uk

  • J.K.Rowling at Amazon.com


  • J.K.Rowling Quotes

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    Boris Johnson video clips from Have I got news for you



    Boris on great form as he hosts Have I got news for you.

    Boris Johnson the Political Giant




    "Would you mind kindly bog off"


    See Boris in a bandana, locked out of his own house




    Boris Johnson Biography

    Boris Johnson Quotes


  • Boris Johnson - Have I got views for you at Amazon.co.uk

  • Boris Johnson - Have I got view for you at Amazon.com
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    Boris Johnson Rugby Tackle video

    Boris Johnson forgets that he is playing football and does a neat rugby tackle on the opposition.

    Boris was playing in a charity game England vs Germany. He later holds up his hands protesting his innocence.

    Interestingly Boris once challeged Boris Becker to a game of tennis.

    “I love tennis with a passion. I challenged Boris Becker to a match once and he said he was up for it but he never called back. I bet I could make him run around. "

    Boris Johnson Biography

    Boris Johnson Quotes


  • Boris Johnson - Have I got views for you at Amazon.co.uk

  • Boris Johnson - Have I got view for you at Amazon.com
  • The Rise of Boris Johnson at Amazon.co.uk

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    How To Deal With A Nagging Wife.

    Some tips for how to deal with a nagging wife.

    1. Don't Get Married.


    2. If you are married - get divorced.

    • (see number 1)

    3. Say yes to everything.

    "Don't leave your plates there!"
    "Yes, dear"
    "are you going to finally get that picture put up?"
    "Yes, dear"
    "we shouldn't have bought that picture should we?"
    "yes dear"
    "What would you do without me to tell you what to do."
    "yes, dear"
    "Why do I have to tell you to do everything?"
    "yes, dear"


    Just say yes. Saying yes, is the path of least resistance. However, be careful, some answers may actually require a no. For variety, you could throw in a "I completely agree" or "yes, your right". The important thing is you agree with the wife, never directly oppose her. For example, suppose she asks you to cut the lawn, but you don't want to. Just say yes. When she later asks you why you haven't done it, see: number 4, number 6 or number 2

    4. Say sorry to everything.

    "Why haven't you done x,y,z"
    "sorry, dear"


    You don't have to actually feel sorry, the important thing is to sound suitably apologetic and pathetic. This does not mean you are losing your dignity, far from it; think of it as very cleverly deflecting all the angst being directed into your corner. Through humility, you are creating harmony where there is frustration. A noble ideal, which will surely have its reward in due course.

    5. Lavish Praise.

    What a marvelous job you do in cleaning the house! I'm so lucky to have a wife who is so good at cleaning. What you are subtly saying is; why ask me to do it, when you do a much better job.

    "Why can't you clean up those dishes,"

    "but, you do a much better job than me, dear."


    6. Do things so badly you will never be asked again.

    Does your wife nag you to go and do the shopping? Well, why not go; but conveniently forget her list? Instead of buying sensible things, come back with intriguing selections of "gourmet" food, and 20 Ready meals (on special offer, with no need for washing up or cooking) If you do something sufficiently badly, you will not be asked again. This point is for the brave; it may require alot or reference to point number 4 (profuse apologies)

    7. Presents.

    Buy flowers to throw her off guard. You'll probably forget anniversaries and birthdays, so just buy in advance on some random day. "But, I can celebrate your birthday anyday."

    8. Do a Basil Fawlty and have a Nervous Breakdown.




    [1] (actually, it's this simple, but we need to think of another 600 words for an article)

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