Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Concerning Chocolate

Mj doesn't eat much chocolate. I used to like Bar One before, but my all time favourite has to be Tempo.

Flake is also good - but its a bit of a feminine chocolate I think (yes, mj is assigning gender roles to his confectioneries)

Masculine Chocolates

Bar One, TV Bar, Crunchie, New Look

Feminine Chocolates

Milky Bar, Flake, Dairy Milk, Inside Story


Thursday, June 14, 2007

Concerning Caste

When poets bleed
The nation seed
The vultures feed
On coolie weed

Heart that choke
Love that broke
Life a joke
On that coolie weed

Mothers tears
Fathers fears
Sibling dears
On that sweet coolie weed

Once was shy
But now so high
Lives go bye
On that sweet coolie weed

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Concerning Latin

Veni, Vidi, Vici is probably Julius Caesars most famous quote (well, that and Et Tu Brutus) and I really get pleasure from seeing how it has been appropriated in popular culture and literature. I’m geeky like that. I guess it comes with the media whore territory

It’s a Latin phrase which Caesar used in a message to the Roman Senate after the battle of Zela. Must have been pretty cool, as that all he said in his message

“I came, I saw, I conquered”

Found these on wikipedia

You might remember it being used in Oceans Eleven when George Clooney was talking about a foiled robbery attempt at a casino, and said ‘"He came, He grabbed, They conquered."
Jay-Z also uses it n Encore with Linkin Park - I came, I saw, I conquered From record sales, to sold out concerts

In the 1990s, T-shirts were available with the line, "Veni, vidi, veggie: I came. I saw. I had a salad."
I saw this on Saals facebook page (this is where i got the idea from initially - thanks Saals) - "Veni, Vidi, Velcro," I came, I saw, I stuck around.

Or from a consumer's point of view, "Veni, Vidi, Visa," I came, I saw, I went shopping.

Some of mine

Veni, Vidi, Viagra – I Came, I Saw, I reloaded

Veni Vidi, Vendetta – I came, I saw, I screwed her best friend

Veni, Vidi, Vacuum – I came, I saw, I cleaned

Veni vidi, vaseline – err – I’l leave this one to you

Veni, vidi, vcr – I came, I saw, I taped it

Veni , vidi, venereal – I came, I saw, I scratched

Veni, vidi, value centre – I came, I saw, I went to hi fi corp

Veni, vidi, victim – I came, I saw, I got mugged

Veni, vidi, vinegar – I came, I saw, I flavoured

Veni, Vidi, Vulva - I came, I saw, I came again

Some of R's

I came, I saw, I commented

Veni, vidi, virgin – I came, I saw, I did nothing

Veni, vidi , verb – I came, I saw, I did


In soviet Russia, Dead Emperors quote YOU!!