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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

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From crufty, a video:

Supra
adverb.

1. above
2. beyond
3. on top of
4. higher up
5. exceeding
6. greater than
7. transcending

8. Whoosh!

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From Inferno Ed, "The Perils of Feeding in the Day."

And I just commented that we ride the night like vampires, fleeing the herald of dawn like the undead — except that it's the morning rush hour we dread.

52 km/h down Braddell Road at 7 AM and dodging trucks, eh?

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A year in, and I haven't changed. Deo gratias.

Breakfast over the weekend:

BIMBO:  Ben, why are you always in T-shirts and jeans? Don't you, like, dress up?
BEN:  The British left a long time ago. There's no longer a need to impress your colonial masters on this tropical island paradise.
BIMBO [tiny fashionista brain sputters into overdrive and crashes]:  . . .

An excerpt from a post I made 385 days ago:

"As a graduate student at Stanford, many rich white students dressed poorly, but those of color tried to dress the best they could," wrote Ramon Chacon, professor of history and ethic studies here at Santa Clara. Chacon is the son of poor Chicano farm workers, and he received his doctorate from Stanford University.


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Why there's no loyalty — only opportunity

Henry Minjoot.

Quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi.

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I know a couple of you cautioned me against expressing the following sentiment, but there is only so much room before the elephant steps on your foot (or your neck).


I Love You, I Love You Not, or, Why Treason is But a Matter of Timing

June 3, 1959

Governor Sir William Goode, who becomes the first Yang di-Pertuan Negara (Head of State) proclaims new Constitution making Singapore a self-governing state.


September 16, 1963

Singapore became an autonomous state within Malaysia, with its own constitution, on September 16, 1963.


August 9, 1965

After a period of friction between Singapore and the central government in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore separated from Malaysia on August 9, 1965, and became an independent republic.


October 1996

The last time Mr Lee floated the idea in 1996, it caused ripples on both sides of the Causeway, with then-Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad replying that he did not think "it is time yet".


September 27, 2007

When [Malaysia] kicked us out [ . . .]. If they would just educate the Chinese and Indians, use them and treat them as their citizens, they can equal us and even do better than us and we would be happy to rejoin them.

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We now return you to your regularly scheduled program already in progress.

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