Tim (littlebluedog) wrote,

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this weekend I learned that ...

... the Chinese word for pomegranate sounds like /shurr-LEE-yo/, and the Chinese word for persimmon sounds like /sheerdzz/.

... my father doesn't think that voting "pro-life" is synonymous with voting "anti-choice."

... there's a shift change at 9pm at the AT&T call center near my apartment. If I slowly meander through the off-shift employees in front of the building at 9:01pm, for example on my way home from the gym, I could probably secondhand-smoke an entire case of cigarettes.

... the English subtitles of the Tarantino-produced American release of HERO really kind of suck as compared with the English subtitles included in the Chinese release.

... most caucasian babies are born with dark blue eyes, the color of which likely permanently change to a different color within about 6-9 months.

... almost all non-caucasian babies are born with a bluish spot on the base of their spine, which usually disappears during early childhood. Some caucasian babies with dark hair have them too. The spot is sometimes referred to as a "Mongolian blue spot."

... ozarque, one of my LJ friends, is none other than Suzette Haden Elgin, the author of The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense and its progeny. Her daily LJ discourses are intriguing and educational, and have made me write more gooder.

... the decision to watch GODFATHER, PART III was a mistake.

... the Yahoo! e-mail address I've had for eight years has evidently managed to be placed on every single distribution list in the world. As of Sunday evening, I had over 2000 spam messages in my "Bulk" e-mail folder.

... you don't have to be rich to be my girl, you don't have to be cool to rule my world, ain't no particular sign I'm more compatible with, I just want your extra time and your ... kiss.

(OK I already knew the last one.)
Tags: deep_thoughts, random

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