The say of the week March 3, 2009Posted by dorigo in games, humor, literature.
Tags: Groucho Marx, humour, quotes, superstition
“A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.”
Not a Say of the Week but… October 10, 2008Posted by dorigo in humor, news, politics.
Tags: berlusconi, italian politics, quotes
I cannot log this in as a Say of the Week because it is a bit over the top, but I thought I’d record it here anyways, since it was well worth a sound laugh as I read it:
“Bella donna, ma che tariffe!“.
Translating this is taking some of the punch away, at least for someone with a mediocre lexicon such as myself. I need to try anyways for you spoiled English monoglots:
“Beautiful woman, but what fees!”.
It is the ironic comment pronounced by Sabina Guzzanti, an italian comedian who had personally attacked the minister for equal opportunities, Mara Carfagna, during a show. Guzzanti had lingered on the topic of the sexual encounter between the ex-cover girl and the italian premier Silvio Berlusconi, which had allegedly fruited Carfagna a seat in the italian parliament. In response, Carfagna sued Guzzanti yesterday, asking for a million euro as a compensation for the defamatory remarks. The fees Guzzanti alludes to are of course the parliament seat itself and the million euros.
The Say of the Week July 28, 2008Posted by dorigo in humor, physics, science.
Tags: bohr, quotes, theory
“We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question which divides us is whether it is crazy enough to have a chance of being correct. My own feeling is that it is not crazy enough.”