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PostSubject: Re: Useless But Interesting Things   Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:26 pm

Honestly, the butt is the last place I think to warm up by a fire.

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PostSubject: Re: Useless But Interesting Things   Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:13 pm

For the holiday season...

According to superstition, you're supposed to save a bit of the Yule log that you burn in the fireplace, every year and burn it the next year.

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PostSubject: Re: Useless But Interesting Things   Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:18 pm

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For the holiday season...

According to superstition, you're supposed to save a bit of the Yule log that you burn in the fireplace, every year and burn it the next year.

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That's not useless, that's religious. And the little bit is supposed to stay lit all year as a symbol that life continues on. Another tradition from the same religion is to have a wooden wheel at the top of a hill, light it up (fire), and roll it down hill in a way to symbolize the passing of Baldr and as a reminder of his eventual return after Ragnarök.
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PostSubject: Re: Useless But Interesting Things   Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:33 pm

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And the little bit is supposed to stay lit all year as a symbol that life continues on.

o.0 All year?
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PostSubject: Re: Useless But Interesting Things   Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:55 pm

^^They added it to their hearths or something to that extent from what I remember. Same flame, different log over time I'm thinking. Much like they (supposidly) keep the Olympic torch lit.
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PostSubject: Re: Useless But Interesting Things   Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:58 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Useless But Interesting Things   Sat Dec 12, 2009 1:27 pm

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For the holiday season...

According to superstition, you're supposed to save a bit of the Yule log that you burn in the fireplace, every year and burn it the next year.


That's not useless, that's religious. And the little bit is supposed to stay lit all year as a symbol that life continues on. Another tradition from the same religion is to have a wooden wheel at the top of a hill, light it up (fire), and roll it down hill in a way to symbolize the passing of Baldr and as a reminder of his eventual return after Ragnarök.

Reminds something that is tradition here; the palms from Palm Sunday are usually brought to church some days before Carnival and burned down to use them as ashes in Ash Wednesday.
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PostSubject: Re: Useless But Interesting Things   Sat Dec 12, 2009 8:20 pm

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For the holiday season...

According to superstition, you're supposed to save a bit of the Yule log that you burn in the fireplace, every year and burn it the next year.


That's not useless, that's religious. And the little bit is supposed to stay lit all year as a symbol that life continues on. Another tradition from the same religion is to have a wooden wheel at the top of a hill, light it up (fire), and roll it down hill in a way to symbolize the passing of Baldr and as a reminder of his eventual return after Ragnarök.

Reminds something that is tradition here; the palms from Palm Sunday are usually brought to church some days before Carnival and burned down to use them as ashes in Ash Wednesday.

Presbyterian churches do that.

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PostSubject: Re: Useless But Interesting Things   Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:15 am

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PostSubject: Re: Useless But Interesting Things   Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:59 am

^^Mmmmmm.....jamón iberico. drool

That's alot of money for some ham, though.
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PostSubject: Re: Useless But Interesting Things   Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:19 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Useless But Interesting Things   Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:34 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Useless But Interesting Things   Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:26 pm

Crying Girl DVD Helps Men Feel Strong

It may not be The Crying Game but "Crying Girl" (Nakigao, in Japanese) from Amuse Soft Entertainment has its fair share of crying. In fact, it's almost ALL crying. One after another, 11 minor female celebs shed real tears as they recount some of the worst days of their lives.
The "11 stories of people crying in earnest", as the DVD's tag line states, include some that really don't seem so terrible but instead reflect the rigors of being an up & coming model in Japan's fiercely competitive "idol" culture:
Marika, who was yelled at by her manager.
Risa, who had been jilted by her boyfriend.
Nana, who saw a bad picture of herself in a magazine.
Shiho, who cried when her boyfriend said goodbye.
Mai, who cried "touching the loneliness of the city".
Yutaka, who has a friend with breast cancer who's engaged to marry.

If the Crying Girl DVD was being marketed in the Western World, it would certainly be aimed at women who can sympathize, empathize and ultimately feel catharsis through sharing the sad recollections of the 11 women on the DVD.

But that's not the case - Crying Girl, which will be available at Amazon Japan from March 26th, appears to be aimed at Japanese men.

This is a tricky concept, but it seems that men in Japan need to have their "conquering instinct" stoked up, and the way to do this is by watching beautiful women cry. Yep, in a nutshell: men feel stronger after experiencing the weakness of women. Try expressing that select philosophical nugget over here and you'll earn yourself a swift kick in the, er, nutshells.

But hey - Japan is a different culture and Crying Girl just underlines that fact.

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PostSubject: Re: Useless But Interesting Things   Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:01 pm

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I like that line.

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PostSubject: Re: Useless But Interesting Things   Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:58 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Useless But Interesting Things   Wed Feb 03, 2010 8:30 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Useless But Interesting Things   Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:42 pm

Watch the video

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PostSubject: Re: Useless But Interesting Things   Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:29 pm

^Wow, that's even more useless yet interesting than I was expecting.
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PostSubject: Re: Useless But Interesting Things   Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:37 pm

screw in coffin

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PostSubject: Re: Useless But Interesting Things   Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:39 pm

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My bad!!!! spank

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PostSubject: Re: Useless But Interesting Things   Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:22 pm

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My bad!!!! spank

bite As you said in the other thread, Mrs. D., great minds!

My apologies to Raven, who probably posted it from a serious standpoint. Maybe. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Useless But Interesting Things   Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:33 pm

Hello Kitty Assault Rifle

Not exactly useless but it's odd.

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PostSubject: Re: Useless But Interesting Things   Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:03 pm

I strangely want one.

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PostSubject: Re: Useless But Interesting Things   Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:13 pm

You, know, if it wasn't for the pink hangdown thingy behind the triger guard, I'd say it was just a painted M16
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PostSubject: Re: Useless But Interesting Things   Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:11 pm

Kangaroos run wild in France

November 12, 2003 - 8:35AM

It does not resemble any desert plain in outback Australia, but around 50 kangaroos which escaped a French animal park 30 years ago are happily living wild in a forest west of Paris.

The grey marsupials broke free from the Emance nature reserve in the Yvelines department and are now bounding around woods bordering a dozen villages in the neighbouring Eure-et-Loir department, Le Parisien daily reported.

"The kangaroos' presence in the forest didn't happen yesterday. They began making the woods their own after some people who tried to steal them released several of them," a park employee said.

Signs signalling their presence have been erected along roads bisecting the southern part of the huge Rambouillet forest.

"Kangaroos have been part of our daily life for 20 years," said Francoise Grangeon, mayor of the town of Emance.

Even the magazine of the town school is called the "Joking Kangaroo", Grangeon said.

One expert said the kangaroos survive on buds and leaves, and reproduce in the month of August.

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