Dec 12th 2011 7:30PM I don't know whether or not the building resemble the Twin Towers under attack, nor do I know whether any resemblance was intentional. What I do know is that the new buildings are just plain ugly.
Jan 24th 2011 5:52PM I think the author needs a better editor. It is ridiculous to call it the world's highest restaurant! Every "durn" McDonalds and local snack bar in Denver is over three times as high.
Jan 13th 2011 12:17AM There is no question that animals have much more acute senses, all five of them, than we do, and thus are capable of perceiving atmospheric changes and advance earth movement. There is no reason to doubt that they can also detect suble olfactory evidence in health changes in their human owners. But let us stop the nonsense that they are physic - that would be nothing but superstition.
Dec 9th 2010 4:05PM In many countries one must be careful of students wanting to practice their English. But not in China, at least in my experience. There was always one at your elbow if you looked even partly confused. In every case they were helplful and generous. I remember one young woman in a provincial city who helped my wife find a store selling silk. The young lady grew impatient with the taxi driver she had hailed for us. He couldn't understand her directions, so she abandoned her lunch on the curb, jumped in and went with us, paying the cab fare when we arrived. She then spent over an hour with us, translating as my wife bought what she was looking for, then as we toured a neighborhood of marvelous shops. As we were ready to depart, I tried to give her enough money - just enough to cover her two cab rides. She refused it, saying, "Can't we just be friends?" I shall never forget her.
Dec 8th 2010 9:02PM That song has always bothered me a bit. If reindeer are human enough to understand English and pull Santa all over the earth on one night, they also must have human personality traits. My guess is that they might have the emotional maturity of an American pre-teen. Thus I doubt that the song's usual ending could possibly be right. In fact, something quite different happened. Here is the correct version of the last part of the story:
Then one dark and stormy night
Santa came to say:
"Rudolph with your nose so bright,
Won't you guide my sleigh tonight."
Then all the others .... hated him,
Sneered at Santa's pet.
"Rudolph the snot-nosed reindeer
You're the one we're going to get!
Yes we going to get you yet!"
Nov 11th 2010 5:04PM Perhaps it is the cartoonist himself who might qualify for a national stupid day award. Evidently he does not realize that spiders have eight, not six, legs.
Sep 30th 2010 1:22PM Stop shouting about that ad. The company got precisely what it wanted, namely world wide attention. That is what ads are intended to do - get attention, and from that attention increased sales
Sep 26th 2010 1:41AM In China, for centuries red was the traditional color for a wedding dress. The problem with white is that it is considered the color of death, hardly appropriate for a joyful event. Now, Western styles are becoming more popular. There are many who will wear white for a civil ceremony, then back to the traditional red for a Buddhist or other religious ceremony. Most wedding dresses in China are rented, and evidently washable. The view from one of my hotel rooms held a fascinating view of clothes lines with hundreds of wedding dresses hanging out to dry!
Sep 11th 2010 11:58PM Hey - Stanford University is in Palo Alto, not San Jose.
May 25th 2010 7:12PM Hey, Foreitswritten. Do you really want the rabbits to stop "evading" your lawn. Most people would be happy that the local fauna chooses to go elsewhere.