June 10th, 2008

Mr. Twister

Знаешь ли ты Америку?

Допустим, сносят ночлежку, чтобы построить на ее месте новый корпус для школы. Задание: придумать девиз для стройплощадки.

Правильный ответ - под катом.

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Mr. Twister

Из вьетнамской жизни: всюду абсолютно одно и то же.

Читаю комментарии на Амазоне к книге "Nobody's Boy" известного французского писателя Гектора Мало. Льен Фам пишет: I read this book when i was less than 10 years old in Vietnamese and it took me almost 30 years to find it in English here. It's one of the most influential books in my life [...]. С ней/с ним соглашается Тимоти Ле: This is a book in my father's collection. I read it when I was 8 or 9 and just read it again recently. In Vietnamese, it is translated as: "Khong Gia Dinh" or "Vo Gia Dinh", meaning "No Family". It is a masterpiece in literature, and it is still in print in Vietnam [...]

Интересно, это именно Без семьи, что я читал почти тридцать лет назад в отцовской библиотеке, или другая.
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Mr. Twister

Это ветеран, уступите ему место

June 10 (Bloomberg) -- John McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, took aim at chief executives of the largest U.S. companies, saying that many of them enjoy big paydays while escaping responsibility for their mistakes.

McCain pledged that if elected he would push to allow shareholders to curb the pay of CEOs and unleash federal prosecutors to punish the wrongdoing by corporate chieftains.
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Дедушка старый, ему все равно

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES -- "You making eyes at me?" Schweihs said from his wheelchair to a federal prosecutor during a status hearing in his criminal case.

"Yeah you, you making eyes at me? Do I look like a fag to you?" Schweihs asked.
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Schweihs, looking pale and gaunt, first asked his attorneys if they were in a foreign country after apparently noticing that one of the prosecutors wears a turban.

Schweihs has a history of making racially insensitive remarks and has shown over the years a disdain for a wide variety of people.

Schweihs later referred to another federal prosecutor in court as "another a--hole."

U.S. District Judge James Zagel did not reprimand Schweihs but ended the hearing quickly after his last remark.

One of Schweihs' attorneys, Ellen Domph, said outside court that Schweihs is usually "very polite."
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