Monday, July 30, 2012

Patton Oswald's Journey to Freedom

Give it a try: it's a refreshing tale. There is a short comercial before Oswald's story by the way.

Patton Oswalt's magical black man

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Mas, Más, Mais . . . Oh Man

After a previous analysis of the dysfunctional Porque family it is time to move on to our next aula de português (Portuguese lesson: feel free to be impressed). Anyway our focus now is set upon yet another troublesome set of palavras (words, dorkus): yes, I am referring to the moron trio that is mas, más, and mais. As was the case with my Porque post I will concentrate on everyday, normal usage of the material at hand. If you are prone to displays of affectation; or just a wierdo whose life and thus context when employing this vocabulary often derails towards the exclamatory "mais mais maiiis!" ("more, more, mooore!") end of the spectrum then please shoot yourself perv look elsewhere.
The material is substantial so let's get started.

First on our study list - and I use said term loosely - is mas.
I like to refer to this word are Mr. Emphatic-Conjunction.
This because mas can denote emphasis, as in " Estou cansado, mas muito cansado" - where mas emphasizes the state of being tired, "I am tired, (very) very tired".
Then there is mas when used as the conjunction "But". Here we see our hero in this scenario - "Posso ir, mas só se você for também" - which translates to "I could go; but only if you come as well".

Now on to más.
This word will convey a negative aspect to what it describes (yep: más is an adjective).
Ele, e seus amigos, são más influências. (He and his friends are a bad influence).

We end our adventure with mais - please contain your enthusiasm.
This is the adverbial show off of the gang: mais, which means "more",
Eu tenho mais do que você (I have more than you).
A minha lasanha é mais saborosa do que a sua (My lasanha is tastier than yours).

So there you have it. These are the mas, más, mais that you will most frequently run into, if you are normal. For further torture click on this link, which I found randomly. Thank you author of "this link that I found randomly".

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Grittjokes: The Third One

Why did Senhora Galinha insist on laying her eggs in front of all the other chickens, and in an upright position?

Because she wanted a standing ovation.

Rate this joke.

1. You are a god, period.
2. Hens, galinhas and omelettes everywhere should give you a standing ovation for this gem.
3. Next time warn me before you lay one of these: had I brought a barfbag my keyboard would still be pristine.
4. Again, just shoot yourself.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Love's Recovery

"Meanwhile our friends we thought were so together They've all gone and left each other in search of fairer weather. And we sit here in our storm and drink a toast To the slim chance of love's recovery."
An Indigo Girl's song covered by the duo below - in lovely fashion.