How The Rich Stay Rich

Before going to Europe on business, a man drove his Rolls-Royce to a downtown New York City bank and went in to ask for an immediate loan of $5,000.

The loan officer, taken aback, requested collateral. "Well, then, here are the keys to my Rolls-Royce," the man said. The loan officer promptly had the car driven into the bank's underground parking garage for safe keeping, and gave him $5,000. Two weeks later, the man walked through the bank's doors, asked to settle up his loan and get his car back. "That will be $5,000 in principal, and $15.40 in interest," the loan officer said. The man wrote out a check and started to walk away.

"Wait sir," the loan officer said, "while you were gone, I found out you are a multi-millionaire. Why in the world would you need to borrow $5,000?"

The man smiled. "Where else could I park my Rolls-Royce in Manhattan for two weeks and pay only $15.40?"


BBQ & Europe

Great sarcastic way to debunk some myths spread by Eurosceptics...
What has Europe ever done for us?


Reading: "Quand les Belges nous font rire"
Listening to: Chucho Valdez, Robert Plant, latest Kruder & Dorfmeister, Prince live in Paris
Thinking: "why did the PIG cross the road" - because the BBQ smelled great:
Travelling: Paris-Brussels

Website of the Summer: http://www.3men.com/thepig.htm: 3 guys - World Champion BBQ cooks tell you the inside secrets to perfectly broil some stuff. Or as Sam/Forest used to say:

"Shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, sautee it. Dey's ummm, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo... pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There's pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp... shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich... That- that's about it.



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