I'm writing my own questions because I'd like to know the answers to them. I'm not going to bother looking this up now, or rather looking into the possibility of me finding this out now..because I have to go see my dad. I'd also like to know why some people love dressing up & others down't.....questions questions!
Thursday, 13 January 2011
If Jehovas Witnesses don't allow medical intervention, I wonder how different the death ratio is....
Posted by Flowerpot at 20:34
Monday, 21 June 2010
If idle hands are the devil's something, then busy hands must be something godly I presume... where does god stand on people busying their hands with
If idle hands are the devil's something, then busy hands must be something godly I presume... where does god stand on people busying their hands with murdering people?
'Idle hands are the devils tools' or 'the devil finds work for idle hands to do' are different versions of the same proverb that's been around since the time of Chaucer in the 12th century. There doesn't seem to be a 'busy hands are Godly' and 'though shalt not kill' is one of the 10 commandments & Christianity tends to take them more literally than some other religions. The Qur'an takes a slightly different line on it:
"Fight in the cause of God those who fight you, but do not transgress limits; for God loves not transgressors. And slay them wherever you catch them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out; for tumult and oppression are worse than slaughter... But if they cease, God is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful... If they cease, let there be no hostility except to those who practice oppression" (2:190-193).
There is no almighty God in Buddhism. Buddhism does not call for an unquestionable blind faith by all Buddhist followers. It places heavy emphasis on self-reliance, self discipline and individual striving. The ultimate objective of followers is enlightenment and liberation from Samsara; rather than to go to a Heaven.
There is no holy war concept. Killing is breaking a key moral precept in Buddhism. One is strictly forbidden to kill another person. Maitri or Metta in Pali (Loving Kindness) and Karuna (Compassion) to all living beings including animals are most important. Buddhism strictly forbids animal sacrifice for whatever reason. Vegetarianism is recommended but not compulsory.
In the case of murder, the Torah carefully chose a word different from “kill.” Only murder is prohibited, not generic killing. Murder is a passionate act, while killing is a thing of necessity or justice. There are no restrictions on killing enemies and criminals. Like the rest of the Ten Commandments, the prohibition of (passionate) murder only applies in the Jewish environment.
So that's the opinions of four of the main religions as far as I can tell, they all differ slightly & I suppose it'd depend on which one you went for as to whether you'd get away with it or not. This is only in the eyes of the Gods though...the long arm of the law takes an entirely different stance on it of course.
Posted by Flowerpot at 02:18
Thursday, 17 June 2010
How do they know how babies tongues work to breastfeed - positioning of nipple inside the mouth etc? Have they done fancy camera stuff or something?
I'm pretty crap at these questions really! Who would have thought I'd be stumped by these & not the space telescope ones!! (might just be out of practice though)I feel uncomfy at the thought that I'm more of a geek than a mum!!
Well, I presume babies kinda squeeze the nipple on the roof of their mouths & that's why it's better if it's pointing upwards & the tongue kinda curls round it? I did watch a program once that said the ability to suck properly gets lost after a certain age. When you feed babies & they pull off quick, you can see they have rolled tongues but I haven't really thought about this much beyond that. I couldn't find any evidence of them using cameras for research anywhere...think it's just one of those 'known' things lol.
Babies know their mums by smell as soon as they're born apparently as well....some things are just amazing. When babies are born the blood in the mums body coagulates as well, so the placenta can break away from the womb & the mum doesn't bleed to death (as long as she isn't anemic of course)....how does it know to do all this weird stuff?? Babies cry & it is tuned into the mums hearing & she's the one it effects most! I find the whole thing fascinating but have decided not to have any more babies. I go through phases & at the moment I don't think it'd be good idea ....I expect I'll change my mind again soon though! I see babies & my clock ticks VERY loudly & screams 'I WANT ONE' at me constantly for a couple of days lol. I have no idea why I get so broody! I really can't stand being pregnant...REALLY can't stand it & the thought of breastfeeding leaves me in a cold sweat...the blisters! OUCH!! So it must just be the body clock....
Posted by Flowerpot at 21:56
A naked blond walks into a bar, with a poodle under one arm and a two foot salami under the other. She lays the poodle on the table. Bar-tender says:
A naked blond walks into a bar, with a poodle under one arm and a two foot salami under the other. She lays the poodle on the table. Bar-tender says: "I suppose you won't be needing a drink." The naked lady says..."
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^The whole question^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
'You're right, how do you think I got in this mess in the first place!'
'Of course I do, this salami's never gonna fit otherwise!'
'Funny, that's what the poodle thought too...'
'After the night I've had I need a double!'
'Forgot my pencil'
I have no idea how this joke actually finishes, apparently, it was an add lib by Judd Nelsons character 'Bender'& has an ending only he knows! The film came out in 1985 & everyone who's seen the film since then has been dying to know. The ones above are the only ones I could find but none of them are very good....maybe the joke is just better than the punchline & if it ever got out it'd be a bit of a letdown?
Couldn't find a clip of the joke :(
Posted by Flowerpot at 18:24
Saturday, 22 May 2010
I have no idea babes, I don't call them video shops anyway. I generally don't use them & when I have to refer to them it's by the brand name rather than the generic term 'video shop' i.e. Blockbusters etc.
You could say 'I'm just nipping out to the DVD shop', I'm pretty sure it's personal taste & have a vague suspicion they were called video shops as early as the 80s when they first started surfacing & you could rent a video there. Because technology has moved on quite considerably since the days of the first video shops, we may very well be calling them 'Blu Ray' shops in the not so distant future, although, I'll be surprised if that ever actually catches on either....They're actually still video shops regardless.
The first video I saw was when I was about 10 or 11. It was called 'Blue Lagoon' & stared Christopher Atkins & Brooke Shields. I can't say I enjoyed it very much really, I don't remember that much about it. I think, looking at reviews of it, it must be quite a 'pretty' film. I haven't even got very many memories of it, which is odd, I guess it covered some contravesial issues for the time it was made, but I only know that because I looked it up! I was babysitting for the lady up the road who used to do my hair (no idea what her name was) & I thought it was so cool that she had her own video player/recorder, she took me to the 'video shop' & told me I could choose any film I wanted to watch while I was babysitting their daughter(I'm pretty sure she got a horror film to watch when she & hubby got home). I chose Blue Lagoon, partly because it was one of those 'everyone else I knew had already seen it & I hadn't & wanted to see what the fuss was all about', but also, I think it was possibly the only film I knew the title of! Things have really changed on that score...I own alot of DVDs now.
I used to have alot of Video tapes, so many that I had no where to put them & just used to line them up. Over the years I've replaced them with DVDs & added quite a few to my collection. I have films for whatever mood I'm in & always have something to watch. James used to watch 'Raow King' over & over & over when he was little, he used to smack his dad or I round the head about 7am shouting it & bouncing up & down. Lovely wake up! Jake was a Toy Story freak...he loved Buzz completely & used to stand on the edge of my bed with his arm thrust up shouting 'Finny finny finny OOoooooonnnnn!' Then preceeded to turn around slowly & gently slide of the end of the bed onto his tiptoes & then breathe a sigh of relief when his feet were firmly planted on the floor. Zanna was 'Miss Hocus Pocus' & still is...we often still watch it when we have a girlie afternoon, just the two of us...i've seen it so many times I can almost word for word it now lol.
When we finally got a video player/recorder in our house, my mum taped Calamity Jane for my sister & I. We watched it, sang along to it, danced around the house singing to it while we were doing the housework (& Elvis but we won't go there just now!) and generally completely loved it. When I had a brief stopover in Chicago in February I saw a hoodie that said 'Just Blew In From The Windy City' on the front. I knew it had Dollys name all over it.....she loved it...so many memories. We've tried to get our girls interested in it of course & although they watch it, it's just not the same. My sister & I still know every single word & can sing all the songs (badly lol) but Shhhh don't tell anyone, it's our secret!
Stray & I will always have 'Two dollars & fifteeeeeeeeen cents!'....Shiv & I will always always be 'reaching for the moon'.
Video is still an apt term for the shops that rent & sell moving pictures. Digital video refers to DVDs, Blu ray, MPEG4, etc. & Analogue video includes VHS & Betamax. So it's still ok to call them video shops at the end of the day, they rent & sell moving pictures. So, because DVD is just a type of digital video, if you called them 'DVD shops' you wouldn't be right, but you can still call them that if you want to :)
Posted by Flowerpot at 20:15
Saturday, 15 May 2010
If you dont have any super powers and could pick one which power woudl you pick and how or what would you do with it?
I have a super power. I don't let on very often because most people would think I was bragging & then I'd have to prove it & it gets complicated. I'm not shy about sharing that fact on here but I can't go into details even with you. They'd lock me up & do experiments on me!! He he he.
I would find it difficult to choose a superpower for myself actually (good job I have one already!). Even in games I've played, where you have to choose your own power, I've hummed & harred & always wished I'd picked a different one. So to 'pick' a power for 'real life me' I would find very hard, although, I would quite like to have the powers of a vampire. Not a Twiglet vampire (the acting's wooden so Bob renamed it & Christa giggled), the sparkling would put me off, but if I HAD to be one I'd rather be Alice than any of the others. I like the fact they can fly, are very fast, live for a looooong time etc. The bloodsucking doesn't sound fun but I suppose I could if needs must lol. They just seem to have the whole package instead of a single power, a bit greedy perhaps but I'd rather that than just being able to fly or whatever.
Time travel is a bit of a fascination too....I'd hate to go back & live my life again, but some bits it'd be nice to visit. I'd like to say I'd use any superpower I had for the good of others but I'm not so sure I would actually lol. I can be a bit of a selfish bint when I choose!
This is a short version....I'm getting nagged, but 'I'll be back'!
OK, I'm back & I've thought a bit more about this whole 'time travel' thing. I think that's the one I'd like best. From a personal view, I'd like to time travel so I could go back & view the bits of my young life that have affected me as an adult & try to see them from a different point of view. I think alot of the things we go through as children have a way of feeding the insecurities we have & perhaps this would be a way of slaying the demons? Who knows, must be worth a try though.
I'd like to see my mum too & my dad before he got sick.....& my little dog. See, I'm selfish! It's all about me! lol.
I'm not sure how I'd use the power for the good of mankind.....perhaps I'd do a 'Bill & Ted', consult with world leaders & past philosophers.....I don't know but I'm sure I'd be able to find a way. This one might need a bit more thought.....
I have this in my head at the moment....
Posted by Flowerpot at 09:42
Friday, 14 May 2010
Which sick bastard first decided to eat eggs? We don't eat anything else that comes out of an animal's arse, so why eggs?
Since the beginning of human time we have eaten eggs. There's no record I can find on 'who was the first person to decide to eat an egg'. It's a long time before anything was written down & their name was more than likely a mere grunt!
Wherever eggs could be obtained they have been eaten. Different kinds of eggs were & still are eaten in different parts of the world. Ostrich and chicken are the most common.
Eggs are relatively easy to obtain, excellent protein sources, adaptable to many different types of recipes (from simply boiled, fried, or stuffed to complicated quiche, custards or meringues), and fit the bill for meatless fasting days required by some religions. In this last role, eggs have been the object of much religious symbolism and tradition. Over time, some groups have encouraged the consumption & decoration of eggs in celebration of certain events. Others have decided eggs are filthy food which must be avoided.
Eggs have been known and enjoyed by humans for many centuries. Jungle fowl were domesticated in India by 3200 B.C.E. Records from China and Egypt show that fowl were domesticated and laying eggs for human consumption around 1400 B.C.E., and there is archaeological evidence for egg consumption dating back to the Neolithic age. The Romans found egg-laying hens in England, Gaul, and among the Germans. The first domesticated fowl reached North America with the second voyage of Columbus in 1493.
I very much doubt I'll ever be able to get to the bottom (he he) of this one! lol
P.S. The worlds most expensive coffee comes from the bottom of a civet, the red raw beans are eaten & partially digested by the weasel like animal & are then pooped out. The civets digestive system takes the bitterness out of the beans. It can cost up to $50 a cup & is served in tiny cups, a pound of it would cost $600 approximately. So eggs aren't the only things consumed that came out of another things arse (although technically, chickens eggs are hens periods & don't come from their arses) :)
Posted by Flowerpot at 03:26