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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Something different.. Something the same

I bet you didn't know this??

Icebergs in the Antarctic area sometimes have stripes, formed by layers of snow that react to different conditions. Blue stripes are often created when a crevice in the ice sheet fills up with meltwater and freezes so quickly that no bubbles form. When an iceberg falls into the sea, a layer of salty seawater can freeze to the underside. If this is rich in algae, it can form a green stripe. Brown, black and yellow lines are caused by sediment, picked up when the ice sheet grinds downhill towards the sea.

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Book reveiw.

Students at school were assigned to read 2 books, 'Titanic' & 'My Life' by Bill Clinton.

One student turned in the following book report, with the proposition
that they were nearly identical stories!

His cool professor gave him an A+ for this report.

Titanic: Cost - $29.99
Clinton: Cost - $29.99

Titanic: Over 3 hours to read
Clinton: Over 3 hours to read

Titanic: The story of Jack and Rose, their forbidden love, and subsequent catastrophe.
Clinton: The story of Bill and Monica, their forbidden love, and subsequent catastrophe.

Titanic: Jack is a starving artist.
Clinton: Bill is a bullshit artist.

Titanic: In one scene, Jack enjoys a good cigar.
Clinton: Ditto for Bill.

Titanic: During the ordeal, Rose's dress gets ruined.
Clinton: Ditto for Monica.

Titanic: Jack teaches Rose to spit.
Clinton: Let's not go there.

Titanic: Rose gets to keep her jewellery.
Clinton: Monica' s forced to return her gifts.

Titanic: Rose remembers Jack for the rest of her life.
Clinton: Clinton doesn't remember Jack.

Titanic: Rose goes down on a vessel full of seamen.
Clinton: Monica...ooh, let's not go there, either.

Titanic: Jack surrenders to an icy death.
Clinton: Bill goes home to Hillary - basically the same thing


Jack K. said...

Great photos.

There is something about being succinct and amusing too.


Alison said...

I didn't know that about icebergs...that is amazing, and beautiful!! Hope all is well.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Best Clinton story I ever heard. Too bad it's true.

kenju said...

Icebergs are beautiful, even when they don't have stripes!

Walker said...

I dodn't know that about iceburgs, cool, or is that cold?


karisma said...

1. Whoa, I think I just learned something...They are amazing aren't they. Rally lovely.

2. Whoa, I think I just learned something, but I am not going to go there!

Pamela said...

what an artist is our Davy Jones.... "who'da thunk!?"
Makes me want to travel to distant places even more.

I like Karisma's comment. (:

Jeanette said...

Hi Peter. Lovely pictures of the icebergs.
"Were never to old to learn"

Happy birthday for Monday.

All my love to Vicki sorry to hear she still having a lot of pain, and hoping she gets some relief soon... Jan

Christina said...


the thing about the icebergs was pretty cool - i never knew that!

Ralph said...

Extra credit should have been given for that book report!

Joy Des Jardins said...

Amazing pictures of icebergs Peter. Some things I didn't know either..thanks. Hope everything is going okay with you sweet guy....

Jamie Dawn said...

Ha, ha, ha!! That kid deserved his A+.
Those ice berg photos are amazing.

Have a nice weekend, Peter. We are celebrating Memorial Day holiday this weekend here in America.

grace said...

i always wanted to go to Australia, great pictures