I wonder what these lovely wackos are going to do after 21-May-2011.
Very nice 2.5 hour walk with views of the Alps and VallÃ©e de l’EstÃ©ron. A bit long, 1.5 hours, to get Amirat (actually 500 meters before) and the roads are pretty twisty, but it is worth it.
Less than two hours of walking 6.8km with 350m up/down. The start is the main up.
The RandOxygene guide is here and is correct. Yellow markers are pretty consistent.
The photos are so good that I have started to use wallpaper on my PC again. I have not done this since Windows 3.1 was new.
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Nice walk, with good views of the Cheron. While you walk the same trail to go and come-back, the views are completely different. There are ruins many Borie, and the “borie de Pons” was the most complete I’ve seen.
More photos here.
Less then two hours and seven kilometers and very easy all the way.
The RandOxygene guide is here and no real mistakes. Not the start of the trail does not have yellow or GR marks, they come after about 500 meters.
A crazy thing to do, but an impressive achievement.
Mr Pugh, a maritime lawyer and environmental campaigner from London, swam a kilometre (.62 miles) at the Geographic North Pole to highlight the effects of global warming. At -1.8C (28.76F), it is believed to be the coldest water a human has ever swum in.
Our local paper, the Nice Matin, is always on the case. This time its 3 three-year-old kids escaping from a daycare center in Cap-d’Ail. But the fun part, is that they were only 30 meters away in the daycare’s library reading books.
Why this had to be the lead article on the front page who knows.
But the Nice Matin had to do a complete job, by have all the details on page 2 alone with a helpful diagram of the great escape.
WTF means “Weird Things Found”
Or it could mean what you were thinking.
While minding my own business reading Patrick Buchanan’s rant on Queen Elizabeth’s visit to Jamestown, I came across the phase “totus porcus”.
“But we had best discover why it was our forefathers, who created this country, rejected, totus porcus, the nonsense we spout today about egalitarianism and globaloney.”
A blog named Totus Porcus claims ‘Totus Porcus is the Latin for “whole hog.”‘. This claim does not seem to be true.
While Totus Porcus may not be Latin, “whole hog” is surely its meaning. Below are some usage.
Or will we be like the Gadarene swine, that pathetic example of totus porcus–going whole hog–after the trends of the moment?, by Neal A. Maxwell from a “fireside address” given at Brigham Young University on 5 September 1982.
As a founding principle of our trip, Margaret and I decided that if we were going to go, we would go whole hog, totus porcus, super deluxe all the way, by Michael Korda published in the New York Times Travel section 25 February 1996.
Update: Now in Wiktionary. See http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/totus_porcus.
Lyrics for the geeks
- Head banged sitting down.
- Head banged getting up.
- Head banged in the toilet.
The CRJ900 Bombardier is a real head banger.
Three providors. Two with stupid pricing.
Surf and Sip 5Â£ for 24 hours of connection.
BT Openzone 6Â£ for one hour of connection.
T-Mobile even dumber.
See my favorites either here or by looking in the right column of this blog.
Is anybody watching TV live anymore? Not me.
I am a member of KGNU, a Boulder Colorado, progressive (ok way left) politics, eclectic music playing, radio station. Listen to it everyday.
For some reason, they sent me a dead tree Program Guide (what were they thinking). The coolness is that they used an envelope with the biggest stamp I have ever seen !
What happens when you combine 200 liters of Diet Coke and over 500 Mentos mints? It’s amazing and completely insane.
The first part of this video demonstrates a simple geyser, and the second part shows just how extreme it can get. Over one hundred jets of soda fly into the air in less than three minutes.
It’s a hysterical and spectacular mint-powered version of the Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas, brought to you by the mad scientists at EepyBird.com.
The Show is a very funny video blog. Each episode is only 3 minutes or so.
Start with this episode about “massive sissies, hard chargers, Pelosi, NSA, T-Dog, Lott, Bush, this enemy, comments” and then the next four episode. I am sure you will be hooked (OK if you voted for George Bush maybe not).