Logopedie politică cu Melania Medeleanu. „Cioloșșș… Încercăm până iese”

Melania Medeleanu a postat pe YouTube un clip în care le arată practic politicienilor cum ar trebui rostit „ș”. Pornind de la felul în care senatorul Șerban Nicolae pronunță Soros, Melania Medeleanu, care predă cursuri de dicție și public speaking, ține o mică ședință de logopedie politică.

Source: Logopedie politică cu Melania Medeleanu. „Cioloșșș… Încercăm până iese”

Incercam, ca nu avem de ales. Altfel, sa ne fereasca Dumnezeu.


Leunig – An Episode of Indiscriminate Compassion

Leunig - an episode of indiscriminate compassion

Thanks to Philip Hunt for the link.

Valeriu Nicolae – Euro-Narnia and the Queen of Roma


Valeriu Nicolae

Roma activist Valeriu Nicolae departs for Euro-Narnia, a parallel world ruled over by the mighty Baroslan whose inhabitants discuss in strange and wonderful terms remedies for the Roma problem. But what is the role of the Queen in all of this? Continue reading “Valeriu Nicolae – Euro-Narnia and the Queen of Roma”

Michael Leunig – Laughing at God’s Little Joke

Leunig - Laughing at God's Little Joke


Michael Leunig is an Australian cartoonist, writer, painter, philosopher and poet. His commentary on political, cultural and emotional life spans more than forty years and has often explored the idea of an innocent and sacred personal world. The fragile ecosystem of human nature and its relationship to the wider natural world is a related and recurrent theme. Continue reading “Michael Leunig – Laughing at God’s Little Joke”

Academics? Or maybe not

academics, supposedly

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Pentecost Marshmellow?

Pentecost marshmellow

Beware: this is only for those who have a sense of humour.

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? (Theological Version)


Rick Warren: The chicken was purpose driven.

Pelagius: Because the chicken was able to.

John Piper: God decreed the event to maximize his glory. OR . . . it was an act of Christian hedonism. The chicken realized that his greatest joy would only be found on the other side.

Irenaeus: The glory of God is the chicken fully alive. Continue reading “Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? (Theological Version)”

Ion Creanga despre prostia omeneasca

Cum zice la Scripturi, ‘prostia este lipita de inima omului’. Dar, cum credea Steinhardt, nu se poate ca cineva sa fie crestin si sa fie prost. Sau se poate, totusi?

Desi am cam fugarit de aici pe cei care ar putea face obiectul acestei povesti veridice, se mai aciuiaza cite unul, din cind in cind, mai ales cind apare vreun scandal. Asa incit, ca la sfirsit de an, ofer aici un prilej de meditatie. Multumesc ‘ieseanuluil’ Ion Creanga.

NT Wright Sings ‘Genesis’

N.T. Wright presenting a song whose words he wrote with Francis Collins. A song based, of course, on the song ‘Yesterday‘, by the Beatles.
N.T. Wright was an Anglican bishop and is a leading New Testament scholar. He received his Doctor of Divinity degree from Oxford University and he teaches presently at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

Vlad Mixich – Cea mai buna zi din an pentru rasistul din mine

E greu sa nu caut vinovati pentru masacrul de la Charlie Hebdo. Valul emotional a fost atat de mare, incat doar trei criminali nu-mi ajung. Vreau mai mult. Vreau sa dau vina pe jurnalistii care critica prea mult. Vreau sa dau vina pe musulmani. Vreau sa dau vina pe religii.

12 oameni au fost executati cu sange rece, in toiul zilei, in cea mai frumoasa capitala a Europei. Acolo unde ma duc sa ma indragostesc. Sa ma imbrac bine. Sa ma visez frumos.

E prea grotesc. E prea enorm pentru ca doar trei criminali sa fie de vina. E sigur vorba de ceva mai mult. De o ciocnire mai apocaliptica. De o revolta. De inceputul unui razboi.

Asa am simtit in ultimele 24 de ore. Si in continuare tot asa sunt ispitit sa simt. Ispita periculoasa, greu de respins dupa ce-l vezi pe Abu Musab, un lider ISIS, spunand mandru ca “Leii nostri au comis atacul. Curg doar primele picaturi de sange. Cruciatii trebuie sa se teama, pentru ca o merita”. Continue reading “Vlad Mixich – Cea mai buna zi din an pentru rasistul din mine”

Extreme Shepherding

Half extreme shepherding and half computer tricks in this commercial for Samsung LED TV line shot in Wales.

Dedicated to Clueless Grandmas

No. Grandma

World Ideologies Explained with Cows

Here is the original joke, about ideologies explained with cows.

World Ideologies Explained with Cows

Capitalism Explained with Cows

Capitalism Explained with Cows

I did not know there is such a joke about capitalism.

I only knew one on world ideologies explained with cows, which I have also used in my little book on communism. I will publish it in the next blog post.

Kindle vs Book

Kindle vs Book

I plead for reconciliation. There is enough place in the world for both.

Musical Effects on Children

Musical effects

Plan vs Reality

Plan vs Reality

I dedicate this to my World Vision colleagues. They know why. 🙂

Charles Twombly – Pelagius and His Nemesis, Augustine: A Tale of Two Temperaments

Pelagius1  Augustine_of_Hippo
Pelagius and Augustine

Pelagius was an amiable chap,
A nice man on the whole.
He thought that we had all the stuff
We needed for our soul.
The sacraments were extra help
That some need more than others;
But most of us can do just fine,
Especially with good mothers.

Augustine had a good mom too,
Though she could scheme and plan.
Might be the reason he took off
To live in another land.
Now they live in America
But still live far away;
‘Gus now lives in Florida;
Monica’s near LA. Continue reading “Charles Twombly – Pelagius and His Nemesis, Augustine: A Tale of Two Temperaments”

Hitler/Blaga afla ca s a inscris Boc in Miscarea Populara

Noah and the Woodpecker

Noah’s in real trouble.

(Thanks to Stefan Colceriu for the link.)

Jurnal scoțian. Cum am făcut praf un milion de lire | JURNAℓ SCOȚIAN

Jurnal scoțian. Cum am făcut praf un milion de lire | JURNAℓ SCOȚIAN.

Absolut savuros. De citit neaparat.

Try to Imagine the World Without Romania

I guess, without us, the world would be quite a boring place. Though, maybe, also a bit safer.

A combination of truth and empty nationalistic pride, this short video could, nevertheless, make some people think. It may hurt a bit, but it is for the good of humanity. 🙂

Nasrudin on Sacredness

“The trickster Nasrudin is found sitting in a church
with his feet upon the altar.
The local priest comes in and shouts:
‘Nasrudin, never put your feet on something sacred!’
Perplexed, Nasrudin looks around: ‘Oh, forgive me!
But where can I put them that isn’t sacred?'”

(A Sufi story from An Emerald Earth by Felicia Norton and Charles Smith. Source, HERE.)

What Does George Fox Say – A Quaker Parody

In a Quaker meeting for worship, a Friend rises to give worship about George Fox, the founder of the Quaker movement.

Find out more about the Quaker way, practiced by 500,000 people worldwide:

This is a parody of Ylvis’ “What Does the Fox Say” by members of the Religious Society of Friends: Quakers, mostly from Massachusetts. Shot on location at Framingham Friends Meeting, Homer’s Cause, and the Middlesex Fells.

Three Wise… Women

Three wise... women

I love this.

Paul Wood – 25 Reasons why I Love Living in Romania

Lamp post in Caracal, Romania 🙂

Daniela Zeca Buzura, one of the best young writers in Romania, shared today on her Facebook wall this article. I loved it, though I might disagree with the author on a number of point, particularly on the charm of Bucharest, I city I hate – mostly because of the people living there, for many reasons, that I may or I may not explain some other time..

I will list here the 25 things, as a teaser, and let you then enjoy the text at length. Here is some light and charming Sunday reading.

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Romanians. Clearly the people are the main reason for liking any country, though the countryside and the crumbling inner city of Bucharest come close behind…

In Romania under Communism television only broadcast for two hours a day meant until the Revolution the Romanians were spared a huge amount of idiocy and had time instead for reading, conversation, drinking wine, and the national sport, seducing one another…

Romania has so far escaped the worldwide cultural revolution – not Mao’s one, but the one that happened in the capitalist world starting in the 1960s and which is showing no signs of abating. One of the great charms of Romania is that the 1960s did not happen in here. The EU will change that, but not quite yet… Continue reading “Paul Wood – 25 Reasons why I Love Living in Romania”

Ada Milea – Fata rea

Fata Babei – adaptare dupa cantecul din “O LADA” (spectacol al Teatrului Tineretului din Piatra Neamt – regia Alexandru Dabija) dupa “Fata babei si fata mosului” de Ion Creanga
Aici cântă: Cristi Rigman, Anca Hanu, Bobo Burlăcianu şi Ada Milea

To Life: Vanessa’s Wedding Surprise

This is an amazingly humorous video uploaded by the bridegroom. Here is what he says about it:

My surprise for my wife Vanessa on our wedding day. All of Vanessa’s close friends and family rehearsed for a month in secret, leading up to the reception. What we lack in polish, we hopefully make up for in joy and love. In any event, everyone in this video has one thing in common: We’d do anything to show Vanessa how much we love her.

A heartfelt thanks to all our friends and family who participated. Special thanks to Alex Lacamoire, who went above and beyond on the music tip, Sara Miller, for her incredible patience and choreography, Andy Blankenbuehler for letting us use his studio, and Films by Francesco, for filming and putting this together so quickly and beautifully. And thanks to Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick, for writing an unbelievably good song. L’Chaim!

Un intreprinzator roman cere statului documente justificative pentru a-si plati taxele si impozitele

Declaratie pe propria raspundere:

In atentia domnului Prim-Ministru – Victor Ponta si a domnului Ministru de Finante – Daniel Chitoiu

Domnilor Ministri,

Subsemnatul Catalin-Teodor Dogaru va informeaza ca, incepand cu data de 1 decembrie 2013, pentru a plati in continuare taxele si impozitele aferente (CAS, cota unica etc. etc.) trebuie sa primesc de la dumneavoastra urmatoarele documente:

A. O singura data:

A.1 : Carte de identitate – copie (aduceti, va rog si originalul, pentru a confrunta)

A.2 : Documentele de investitura in functia de Prim-Ministru, respectiv Ministru de Finante (incluzand ordinul semnat de presedintele Statului) – copie legalizata

A.3 : Proiectul de buget in varianta finala pe anii 2012 si 2013 in care se va mentiona clar traseul banilor incasati din taxele si impozitele platite de mine – copie legalizata

A. 4: Extras de cont pentru conturile in care va primiti salariile – semnate si stampilate de banca! Continue reading “Un intreprinzator roman cere statului documente justificative pentru a-si plati taxele si impozitele”

Prayers for Myers Briggs Types

ISTJ: Lord help me to relax about insignificant details beginning tomorrow at 11:41.23 am e.s.t.

ISTP: God help me to consider people’s feelings, even if most of them ARE hypersensitive.

ESTP: God help me to take responsibility for my own actions, even though they’re usually NOT my fault.

ESTJ: God, help me to not try to RUN everything. But, if You need some help, just ask.

ISFJ: Lord, help me to be more laid back and help me to do it EXACTLY right. Continue reading “Prayers for Myers Briggs Types”

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