Archive for December 3rd, 2007

On Chimps, Humans and Teddy Bears

This @rticle was cre@ted by Djeault, on Monday, December 3rd, 2007 at 3:01 pm

chimpFive years old Chimps beat their mothers and human University students, within memory tests involving numbers from 1 to 9, is @nnounced today, 2007dec03, throughout the Web. I think that maybe it shows that chimps, as other animals, are more concentrated on the reality they are conscious of, and also that they can learn numbers and thus, be conscious of them, and also, memorise visual sequences of those numbers, as shown on a computer screen…

Animals, like chimps, are not busy thinking as we, humans, do, of matters, like paying the rent, writing on blogs, the upcoming Christmas Holidays, not using Holy names in vain, and so on; animals are more (concentrated on the) here and now than we are, even in memory tests, it seems.



So, this past week or two, went on the saga of that British grade school teacher who was using a curriculum based on animals and their habitats: excellent idea. A classroom teddy bear appeared within that project and the pupils suggested names and finally voted to give it the name of M., the Holy prophet of Islam; many people actually bear that name, even though it’s The Prophet of Islam’s name; however, teddy bears don’t. Unfortunately, a disgruntled employee of the same school complained to local authorities that the precious name had be given to a Teddy Bear! Thus, the Teacheress was arrested, charged, condemned, incarcerated, threatened of death by mobs of thousands, and finally forgiven by the Highest Authority of Sudan and also deported, all that within two weeks or so!

I bet you that she won’t forget her assignment in Sudan for a while!

Chimps couldn’t teach to grade school students, and neither would they understand the religious intolerance shown by mankind in the teddy bear story…

My 50 years old panda teddy bear is watching me, from his one eye; even after 50 years, I never gave him a name: I don’t think I will: that way, I’m sure I won’t offend anyone…


Beautiful Purple: No School!

This @rticle was cre@ted by Djeault, on Monday, December 3rd, 2007 at 2:46 pm


This morning, all I had to do is to copy the xHTML code found in this Wiki p@ge I built yesterday. It had been well over three years since I wanted to mature this “project”: from now on, all I have to do, is go into that Wiki and copy the codes needed to create instantaneously a “m@trice”, which allows me to quickly create an @rticle contained in a table, as this one.

I built 9 different colored schemes, which all can be used within WordPress Blogs… The decorative bars, left and right, are the background of the columns containing them. I made all of those “gifs” from a design contained in Word’s page borders. The gifs are simply called all, white, purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, red and black…

Some people will think that the design is visually too overwhelming, but I just find it aesthetic: beauty doesn’t bother me whatsoever: bring me tons… Last week, at St-Louis Adult Center, someone asked me the meaning of “whatsoever”: first, I came up with the translation « pas pantoutte », then, more precisely, I realised that « de quelque manière que ce sera » translated well that whatsoever

Due to the ongoing SNOW STORM, my mate just got a call announcing her that her school board is closed today; CBC Radio News then let me know that my school board too is closed: my girlfriend is happy, since today is the day, within the 9-day cycle, in which she has 4 classes to give: she’ll be paid anyway; I’m less happy, because no school = no substitute teaching work = no $$ = no candy.

Indeed, I have no choice, but to accept reality as it is; do I? PURPLE IS BEAUTIFUL!


Green Test

This @rticle was cre@ted by Djeault, on Monday, December 3rd, 2007 at 8:58 am


§ 1. I finally put this blog’s time a QC’s time, rather than Switzerland’s time, where our servers @re: in the Options Tab, I set the time at “-5″.

§ 2. Voilà

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