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Jan. 21: End of the Season
By: Tero | Archives

Now that the festive season is over (Yes, it's over folks! Stop wishing your colleagues happy new year daily please!) Hallmark, the famous wish-you-well-cards company, will have to get rid of the extra cards they didn't manage to sell. Here are some of the things that were in the unsold Hallmark Cards this year. I wonder why...

OUTSIDE: As the days go by, I think of how lucky I am...
INSIDE: That you're not here to ruin it for me.

OUTSIDE: If I get only one thing for Christmas...
INSIDE: I hope it's your sister.

OUTSIDE: I've always wanted to have someone to hold, someone to love.
INSIDE: After having met you, I've changed my mind.

OUTSIDE: I must admit, you brought religion into my life.
INSIDE: I never believed in hell 'til I met you.

OUTSIDE: Looking back over the years that we've been together, I can't help but wonder...
INSIDE: What the fuck was I thinking?

OUTSIDE: I always wanted to be rich, powerful and well-respected.
INSIDE: And while I'm dreaming, I wish you weren't so damn ugly.

OUTSIDE: Sex with you is like using drugs:
INSIDE: Lots of people do it, but nobody's stupid enough to admit it.

OUTSIDE: When we were together, you always said you'd die for me.
INSIDE: Now that we've broken up, I think it's time you kept your promise.

OUTSIDE: The holidays are a great time to be with family.
INSIDE: Of course, your family won't be with you, since I'm taking the kids and moving in with my sister, you cheating bastard!

OUTSIDE: I'm so miserable without you...
INSIDE: It's almost like you're here.

OUTSIDE: If you ever need a friend...
INSIDE: Buy a dog.

OUTSIDE: Congratulations on your new bundle of joy.
INSIDE: Did you ever find out who the father was?

All the best in the new year to all! (Hahaa! I had the last word!

Another season that is ending is the NFL season. The superbowl will be played in New Orleans this year, on the 3rd of February, although it has not been yet defined who will take part. My favourites to win were the Chargers, but as they are so out of the competition (i.e. they are out of the competition), I will have to go for the Rams! Go Rams! Read more about it here!

Jan. 16: Finalmente Aqui
By: Tero | Archives

Finalmente aqui, porque llevo tanto tiempo sin escribir en Morg, que ya ni me acuerdo que debo hacerlo en Ingles. Sorry folks, it has just been so long since I wrote in Morg, that I am beginning to lose my English skills. The hard trek to Belize and back took it's toll! Anyway, it is good to be back and to write a word or two on Morg, while one is still able to do so. Still? Yes, still, for there are many a great plan on the drawing board, and of these we shall reveal no more at this time, except perhaps to say that there are plans to change and improve, or generally ameliorate our site. But don't hold your breath, you would suffocate. Instead, go hold your laughter at this site.

On the lighter side, have you ever wondered why people do the things they do at the office and why in such fashion? Where do policies and behavioural rules come from? Well, if you are interested in such things, then try the following:

Start with a cage containing five monkeys. Inside the cage, hang a banana on a string and place a set of stairs under it. Before long, a monkey will go to the stairs and start to climb towards the banana. As soon as he touches the stairs, spray all of the other monkeys with cold water. After a while, another monkey makes an attempt with the same result - all the other monkeys are sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon, when another monkey tries to climb the stairs, the other monkeys will try to prevent it.

Now, put away the cold water. Remove one monkey from the cage and replace it with a new one. The new monkey sees the banana and wants to climb the stairs. To his surprise and horror, all of the other monkeys attack him. After another attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the stairs, he will be assaulted. Next, remove another of the original five monkeys and replace it with a new one. The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous newcomer takes part in the punishment with enthusiasm! Likewise, replace a third original monkey with a new one, then a fourth, then the fifth. Every time the newest monkey takes to the stairs, he is attacked. Most of the monkeys that are beating him have no idea why they were not permitted to climb the stairs or why they are participating in the beating of the newest monkey. After replacing all the original monkeys, none of the remaining monkeys have ever been sprayed with cold water. Nevertheless, no monkey ever again approaches the stairs to try for the banana. Why not? Because as far as they know that's the way it's always been done around here.

And that, my friends, is how departmental policy starts.

Jan. 12: And a New Year
By: Jani | Archives

Well, as expected, no changes happened over here during all this time. But they might still be coming, depends on if I get in the mood. Right now I'm not even in the mood of transferring all those old months over to the archives, meaning that if you have a slow connection you'll have to wait for a bit longer. Luckily it's mainly text, so it shouldn't bother anyone. In truth, it seems like I'm not able to use the archives at home, but must be at a university computer to access them. So much for the benefits of a broadband connection at home.
Originally I thought I'd keep quiet for some time longer, but I came across a story so juicy that I just had to pass it on. Unfortunately, it's about Star Wars so many of you might not be interested at all.

We all have our own traditions and ways to welcome a new year, some of us go to a freezing hut in the middle of nowhere, dig a hole in the ice and go swimming, some of us probably drive around Yucatan feverishly trying to get into Belize because that stupid piece of land had to get independent sometime in the last century. And then there are the freaks. These guys decided it's a good idea to start lining up for Star Wars Episode II tickets at the beginning of the year. As many of you might know, the opening night is on May 16th. Tickets might come on sale a bit earlier, but they're looking at about a four and a half -month wait. What's that? Oh, it's "art", I'm sorry. Who are these people?

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