Friday, 27 April 2007

Shiny Happy People

My mum was visiting me here in Spain recently and she commented that people here don't smile. I looked around and realised that she was right! Here in La Coruña people don't walk around with happy looks on their faces. In fact, they usually have pretty grim expressions... I think it's a combination of lack of employment prospects and bad weather.

What about you? Do people smile where you live? Why? Why not?

Maybe we could put together a map of happy/unhappy places...

Monday, 23 April 2007

Rational Fear

What are you most likely to die of in South Africa? What should you avoid doing in Japan? Are car drivers as dangerous as you imagine in Spain?

Find the answers below:-

Rational Fear

Definitely makes you think...

Thursday, 19 April 2007

Virginia

My thoughts go out to all those affected by the terrible events in Virginia.

I've just been watching a short TV report showing citizens of the area offering free hugs and the opportunity to talk, and ministers providing spiritual guidance in the street.

I'm always impressed at the optimism and decent nature of the American people as a whole.

Even in times of dark tragedy there are good souls providing light and hope.

Friday, 13 April 2007

Funny Peculiar

I've always been the sort of person who likes to make jokes and laugh at the absurdities of life. Recently, though I've found that this sort of attitude encourages people to think of me as somebody who is not "serious"--as though my opinions are of less importance than others.

To me, humour is the highest art of which Humanity is capable. It's a poor kind of person who can't make a joke. And I'm not referring to mindlessly repeating some gag you heard in a bar. I mean actually inventing something yourself.

What do you think? Are funny people smart? Or stupid? Does being funny make you less "serious"?