Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Ethics for a Whole World

Beyond Religion;

Ethics for a Whole World 

By His Holiness the Dalai Lama

"We need to recognise two things. 

The first is that religion is not the only way to pursue a spiritual life. There are indeed ways of living the fulfilling and contented lives we all desire which do not require religious belief. 

The second is that in order to build a harmonious and peaceful world, we require more than just tolerance and understanding between the various religions. We also need mutual tolerance and understanding between believers (of whatever faith) and non-believers. Between those with religion and those without…. 

In my view, the most promising avenue is to be found in a system of secular ethics grounded in a deep appreciation of our common humanity." 

... The Dalai Lama

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

Humour for Smart People

Humour for Smart People
The Washington Post’s Mensa Invitational once again invited readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting or changing one letter and supply a new definition.
Here are the Winners:
  1. CASHTRATION (n): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.
  2. IGNORANUS: A person who’s both stupid and an asshole
  3. INTAXICATION: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realise it was your money to start with
  4. REINTARNATION: Coming back to life as a hillbilly
  5. BOZONE (N) The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The Bozone layer, unfortunately shows little sign of breaking down in the near future
  6. FOREPLOY: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid
  7. GIRAFFITI: Vandalism spray-painted very very high
  8. SARCHASM: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn’t get it
  9. INOCULATTE: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late
  10. OSTEOPORNOSIS: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit)
  11. KARMAGEDDON: It’s like when everybody is sending off all these really bade vibes, right? And then like, the Earth explodes and it’s like, a serious bummer
  12. DECAFALON; (N) The gruelling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you
  13. GLIBIDO All talk and no action
  14. DOPELER EFFECT The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapdly
  15. ARACHNOLEPTIC FIT (n) The frantic dance performed just after you’ve accidentally walked through a spider web
  16. BEELZEBUG (n) Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets in your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out
  17. CATERPALLOR (n) The colour you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you’re eating
The Washington Post has also published the winning submissions to its yearly contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternate meanings for common words;
1 COFFEE,(n) the person upon whom one coughs
2 FLABBERGASTED (adj) Appalled by discovering how much weight one has gained
3 ABDICATE (v) To give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach
4 ESPLANADE (v) To attempt an explanation whilst drunk
5 WILLY-NILLY (adj) Impotent
6 NEGLIGENT (adj) Absentmindedly answering the door when wearing only a nightgown
7 LYMPH, (v) to walk with a lisp
8 GARGOYLE (n) Olive-flavoured mouthwash
9 FLATULENCE Emergency vehicle that picks up someone who has been run over by a steamroller
10 BALDERSASH (n) A rapidly receding hairline
11 TESTICLE (n) A humerous question on an exam
12 RECTITUDE (n) The formal, dignified bearing adopted by proctologists
13 POKEMON (N) a Rastafarian proctologist
14 OYSTER (n) A person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddishisms
15 FRISBEETARIANISM (n) the belief that after death the soul flies up onto the roof and gets stuck there.
16 CIRCUMVENT          (N) An opening in the front of boxer shorts worn by Jewish men