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by bobueland
Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: Hatchet
Replies: 2
Views: 1345

Hatchet

I didn't have anything good to read, so I asked my wife, who is librarian, if she could recommend a book. She recommended a "children's book" called Hatchet. I didn't find it more childish then Robinson Crusoe and the story and writing are excellent. If you want to enjoy a good book, read ...
by bobueland
Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:03 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Who would you invite for dinner?
Replies: 15
Views: 1698

Re: Who would you invite for dinner?

I would invite Berlusconi and Putin together with their secretaries (i'm told they have very nice secretaries). I would also invite Margaret Thatcher and Madalene Albright. Then I would lock all of them except the secretaries in the celler. I would have dinner with the secretaries and throw the left...
by bobueland
Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Who would you invite for dinner?
Replies: 15
Views: 1698

Re: Who would you invite for dinner?

Ahab wrote:Audrey Hepburn, Jane Austen, Emily Bronte, Dorothy Parker, Sarah Orne Jewett, Willow Rosenberg, Daria Morgendorffer, and Jane Lane.

I looked up Daria Morgendorffer and Jane Lane and got informed that they are cartoon characters. Or did I get something wrong?
by bobueland
Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:57 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Who would you invite for dinner?
Replies: 15
Views: 1698

Re: Who would you invite for dinner?

Theology : Jesus, Apostle Paul, Apostle John, Athanasius, Martin Luther, Joahnn Sebastian Bach, John Wesley, Arthur Carl Piepkorn Science and Math : Jesus, Richard Feynmann, Isaac Newton, Leonardo DaVinci, Albert Einstein, Bernhard Riemann, Pierre de Fermat, David Hilbert Was Jesus a scientist or i...
by bobueland
Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Who would you invite for dinner?
Replies: 15
Views: 1698

Who would you invite for dinner?

Suppose you are granted to invite 8 people for dinner. You can choose among living or dead. Who would you invite? As an example, here is my list: Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Jesus of Nazareth, Siddhartha Gautama, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, Rita Levi-Montalcini and Roger Wo...
by bobueland
Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: The best country in the world
Replies: 17
Views: 1804

Re: The best country in the world

Breathtaking. Thanks for the warning. I've been to Sweden once, will never set my foot in it again. Andreas, it was not my intention to scare you. Sweden is in many ways a lovely country, and I love my country dearly. Yes also the Swedish summers. When it is 40 degrees Celsius in July in Spain, I d...
by bobueland
Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: The best country in the world
Replies: 17
Views: 1804

Re: The best country in the world

Does Julian Assange have anything to fear from Swedish justice system? If you are a foreigner in Sweden and you have had sex with Swedish women who accuse you of rape, then you are automatically guilty unless you can prove your innocence beyond any reasonable doubt. Billy Butt and Tito Beltran are ...
by bobueland
Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: The best country in the world
Replies: 17
Views: 1804

Re: The best country in the world

When we come to music there are names like Abba, Europe, Robyn and Roxette, just to name few. Phew, I thought you were being serious for a moment there! (Give me A-Ha any day.) Ah, damn, you caught me. Of course the whole thing is joke. I wrote it last night at 2 am after watching a Swedish documen...
by bobueland
Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:08 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: The best country in the world
Replies: 17
Views: 1804

The best country in the world

As all Swedish people have known for a long time, more and more people around the world are discovering, that Sweden is the best country in the world. Sweden has the best legal sytem, the best school system, the best healthcare, the best tax system and the best summers in the world. I think that Swe...
by bobueland
Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Stress is good
Replies: 20
Views: 2265

Re: Stress is good

However the only proven results come from the reaserchers at Uppsala University in Sweden. They found that healthy people live longer than sick people. So if you want to live longer, you should stay as healthy for as long as you can. Other valuable research may have included discoveries that people...
by bobueland
Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Stress is good
Replies: 20
Views: 2265

Re: Stress is good

There are a lot of theories and guesses on what makes people live longer but very few hard facts. Some believe that eating less will make you live longer. That's actually proven for mice and rats and might very well be true for humans. However the only proven results come from the reaserchers at Upp...
by bobueland
Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:53 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Life came to earth from other planets
Replies: 6
Views: 629

Life came to earth from other planets

See http://journalofcosmology.com/Life100.html

If this is true, which is very probable, then the universe is full of life.
by bobueland
Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:15 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Relocating to Spain
Replies: 6
Views: 1188

Re: Relocating to Spain

Thequietone wrote:I know a guy who is selling his Hostal in Marbella.

Paul
by bobueland
Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Relocating to Spain
Replies: 6
Views: 1188

Relocating to Spain

I just returned from southern Spain. When I left Sweden I had to drag my bags through snow. Although it was February when we got in Spain it was 24 degrees Celsius. Normally it is 15 degrees in February but almost always sunny, so go to a cafe and find a shaded corner and it feels like summer. The t...
by bobueland
Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Vocabulary
Replies: 35
Views: 2962

Re: Vocabulary

In Cambridge ... a 30,000 word vocabulary is about the minimum you can get away with, and a passing knowledge of Greek and Latin is useful for making a guess at the meaning of words you've never encountered before... Shakespeare's vocabulary was 29000 words. In fact less because he coined more than...