Thursday, February 23, 2017

Cartagena

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Silent Warriors

Two guys were silently fighting on this floor leveled chess table... shot taken in Galveston, TX

Today's joke (it's not about chess!):

This happened to an Englishman in France who was totally drunk.
The French policeman stops his car and asks the gentleman if he has been drinking. With great difficulty, the Englishman admits that he has been drinking all day, that his daughter got married in the morning to a French man, and that he drank champagne and a few bottles of wine at the reception and a quite few glasses of single malt there after.
Quite upset, the policeman proceeds to alcohol test (breath test) him and asks the Englishman if he knows under French Law why he is going to be arrested.
The Englishman answers with humor: "No sir, I do not! But while we're asking questions, do you know that this is a British car and my wife is driving... on the other side?!?"

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Go USA!






As most of you knows, tomorrow starts another edition of the World Cup. After 64 years, the host is once again Brazil, the country that won the title 5 times (1958; 1962; 1970; 1994 and 2002), but they never won on their own country (1950 - winner Uruguay). I am aware that U.S.A. doesn't have too many chances to win the trophy, but as they say, the ball is round, so you never know... and as everybody else that hopes his country will win, I say "Go U.S.A.!"

And a joke accordingly to this event:

Cassius Clay dies and goes to the heaven's gate. St. Peter holds him there and starts to read the register reviewing Clay's activity. After a long period of time, while he was nodding his head, finally he says:
"I'm sorry, but I cannot let you in!"
"May I know why" asks Clay.
"Well, it looks like you've been beating too many people down there on Earth" answers the Saint.
While looking around, Clays sees a bunch of people dressed in orange, inside the heaven, and asks St. Peter:
"But they, why are they here? They are sportsmen also!"
"Indeed, but that's the team of Houston Dynamo, they've never beaten anyone!"

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Navy Pier






One of the many shots I took while walking along with my wife on Navy Pier (Chicago, IL). I like the b&W version more than the color one, but one of these days I'll also post the color version.

Today's joke:

A married couple, both avid golfers, was discussing the future one night.
"Honey", the wife said, "if I were to die and you were to remarry, would you two live in this house?"
"I suppose so - it's paid for."
"How about our car? Continued the woman. "Would the two of you keep that?
"I suppose so - it's paid for."
"What about my golf clubs? Would you let her use them too?
"Heck, no," the husband blurted out. "She is left-handed."

Monday, June 9, 2014

The Golden Tree






Inside the walls of Alba Iulia's fortress.

Today's joke:

A maniac comes to a store and shouts:
"I need to rape someone right now!" then looking at the salesperson, says:
"What's your name, woman?"
"Rose", says the woman.
"Hmm, just like my mother's name, so I won't rape you", says the maniac.
Next to him was young male. The maniac took a good look at him and asks him:
"How about you, handsome! What's your name?"
"My name is George", says the young male, "but my friends call me Rose"...

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Economy Status: Ruins






It all started after the December's Coup. Before then, this country had no external debts, had a strong industry, everybody had a steady job, street were safe and clean, corruption was at a minimum percent. But some people didn't like it. And they decided that this country must go down. December '89 was the beginning, the falling of what it's called communism. The naive people believed in freedom. They believed every single word spoken by the new enemies of the people. They believed when they were told that every single factory is nothing but a money eater monster and they must disappear. Whole factories, once very productive, with products appreciated all over the world, suddenly became condemned. They were sold for pennies and eventually shut down. Tens of thousands of workers were fired, many others in their early 50's were approved for retirement. Some of them were happy for their early retirement, without thinking about the future, others realized that the future cannot be bright. The ordinary people of this country never been rich people, but they never starved, they were never confronted by poverty, they didn't steal or kill for their own survival. But soon the unemployment grew drastically. No jobs, no money for pensions, no production. Some people started to sell personal belongings, then even their own homes, moving in rent. Other searched for survival in other countries. In the beginning they were welcome, but when their number grew too much, they were no longer welcome, the locals fearing about their own jobs. I, personally, call this a step to what they want to do to the world, globalization.