This is my attempt to create some interesting musings, uberservations and, perhaps, insights on both my personal and professional life.


Tuesday, May 30, 2006

It's All Greek to Me

Greek is everywhere. Greece is called "the cradle of civilization." Just ask my friend, CZ.

CZ says, "Even the word ‘Krozek’ (my last name of Czech origin) comes from the Greek; ‘Kro’ from the Greek ‘Kronos’, or god of time, and ‘Zek’ from the Greek ‘Zeke’, or god of salesmen. Zeke has the hindquarters and legs of a frog, the horn of a rhinoceros, and the arms of a polar bear."

I note that, the parentage of Kronos Zeke (or Krozek) is unclear; in some legends he is the son of Hermes and in some he is the son of a god shaped like a Toad, the Greek god, Todus. His mother is said to be a nymph. His nature is quite alluring and his wit is sharp and quick. In some ways, other than his melange of body parts, Krozek seems to be identical to the Greek god Zahariosis, god of long legs with easy going demeanor.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Art and Science

I think drinking is both an art and a science. Let's start with the science part. It's pretty obvious - it's a simple ratio of alcohol to body weight. The larger the numerator (alcohol) the more trouble you get into.

The art part is more art. The art part is when your ratio is out of whack and you're somehow able to pull it off without the world knowing the awful chemistry experiment going on inside your body.

Some would believe that artistic ability comes with experience, but like other types of art, I believe it's something you're born with. There are those people that, no matter how experienced, still can't pull it off.

Darwin. Nature vs. Nurture.

Monday, May 15, 2006

A Real Quickie

Thought for the day, There is more money spent on breast implants and Viagra than on Alzheimer's research. This means by 2040 there should be a large elderly population with perky boobs and huge erections and absolutely no idea what to do with them.

Drunk Pilots

Here's a funny skit for you on some drunk pilots at your local airport.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Pour Yourself a Stiffy

Receieved this from Geeta, a co-worker here...funny stiff, er...stuff.

In pharmacology, all drugs have two names, a trade name and a generic name. For example, the trade name of Tylenol also has a generic name of acetaminophen and Advil is also called ibuprofen. The FDA has been looking for a generic name for Viagra.

After careful consideration by a team of government experts, the FDA recently announced that it has settled on the generic name of Mycoxafloppin. Also considered were Mycoxafailin, Mydixadud, Mydixadrupin, Mydixarizin, Dixafix and, of course, Ibepokin.

Pfizer Corp. announced today that Viagra will soon be available in liquid form, and will be marketed by Pepsi Cola as a power beverage suitable for use as a mixer. It will now be possible for a man to literally pour himself a stiff one. Obviously, we can no longer call this a soft drink,as it gives a new meaning to the names of "cocktails," "highballs," and just a good old fashioned "stiff drink." Pepsi will market the new concoction by the name of "MOUNT & DO."

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Sinko de Mayo

Waawh, waawh, waaaaawh

Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's mayonnaise was manufactured in England.

In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its stop in New York.This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise ever delivered to Mexico.

But as we know, the great ship did not make it to New York. The ship hit an iceberg and sank, and the cargo was forever lost. The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise, and were eagerly awaiting its delivery, were disconsolate at the loss. Their anguish was so great, that they declared a National Day of Mourning, which they still observe to this day.

The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th and is known, of course, as Sinko de Mayo.