As a concierge at a posh resort, I was often asked about the ski facilities. One day a couple who had just checked in after a long flight came by and asked me where the lift was.
“Go down the hill,” I told them, “out the door, past the pool, 200 yards down the block, and you’ll see it on your right.”
Their tired faces suddenly looked even more exhausted, until the man behind them spoke up.
“They’re from England,” he said. “I think they’re looking for the elevator.”
The makers of French’s Mustard made the following recent statement:
“We at the French’s Company wish to put an end to statements that our product is manufactured in France. There is no relationship, nor has there ever been a relationship, between our mustard and the country of France. Indeed, our mustard is manufactured in Rochester, NY. The only thing we have in common is that we are both yellow”.
You know your from Newfoundland when….
– You only know three spices – salt, pepper and ketchup.
– You design your Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.
– The mosquitoes have landing lights.
– You have more miles on your snowblower than your car.
– You have 10 favourite recipes for bottled moose.
– Canadian Tire on any Saturday is busier than the toy stores at Christmas.
– You live in a house that has no front step, yet the door is one meter above the ground.
– You’ve taken your kids trick-or-treating in a blizzard.
– Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled in with snow.
– You think sexy lingerie is tube-socks and a flannel nightie with only 8 buttons.
– You owe more money on your snowmobile than your car.
– The local paper covers national and international headlines on 1/4 page, but requires 6 pages for local softball scores.
– At least twice a year, the kitchen doubles as a meat processing plant.
– The most effective mosquito repellent is a shotgun.
– Your snowblower gets stuck on the roof.
– You think the start of salmon fishing season is a national holiday.
– You frequently clean grease off your barbeque so the bears won’t prowl on your deck.
– You know which leaves make good toilet paper. v – You find -40C a little nippy.
– The trunk of your car doubles as a deep freeze.
– You can play road hockey on skates.
– You know 4 seasons – Winter, Still Winter, almost Winter and Construction.
– The municipality buys a Zamboni before a bus.
– You actually get these jokes and forward them to all your Newfie friends.
Today’s Infographic is a crash course in Egyptian history. After reading about Nun, the source of all Egyptian gods, I immediately noticed how little I know about this ancient religion. I’ve never even heard of Nun.
Honestly, the only god’s I’ve even heard of before are Imhotep and Isis. (You can guess why the latter has been on my mind recently.) I’m also curious to find how accurate this infographic’s representations of each god compares to the actual text. Was Set an ancient anteater? Khepri a beatle? Taweret a hippo?
I wonder if the schools in Egypt teach this ancient religious ancestry in grade school? I feel like if I learned the history of Texas, surely the locals in Cairo know the extent of theirs.
The Egyptians were a fantastic civilization, well beyond the years of their time. I am glad to know humanity is working diligently to uncover the beliefs and traditions of our past species.