Some people will point to “progress” and show how technology (or legislation) has made certain jobs obsolete.
Me, I prefer to have a positive outlook, and see how the number of insults people throw at each other has diminished since the Reagan/Thatcher/Gorbechev era. So, here’s a list of five insults that were prevalent during the 1980’s, but no longer seem to mean anything.
I often wonder why the so-called tea party keeps talking about “the past 100 years.” Do they see Woodrow Wilson’s election as the beginning of the downfall of America? Or are they still talking about William Howard Taft’s election, four years earlier?
If you read British history magazines, you’ve probably read Andrew Lambert. He’s an academic who writes in a style that flows so well, you don’t notice the footnotes.
This is in contrast to the man who Lambert claims is the founder of modern naval history, William James. James, according to Lambert, didn’t just write stories, he examined sources. James’ writing is exhausting because its filled with numbers and data (what James’ detractors might call “lies, more lies and statistics.”)
It has been more than 500 years since the first Portuguese ship carrying envoy Duarte Fernandes sailed into Trangque, but the celebrations of the long lasting relationship between Portugal and Thailand continue.
The celebrations began a year ahead of time, in 2010 when a Portuguese training ship called the Sagres sailed into port to commemorate the long relationship.
(The Sagres was on a trip around the world at the time, but rather than taking Vasco da Gama’s famous route around the cape of Good Hope, it cut through the Suez Canal. The ships first such trip in over a decade, it selectively stopped at several countries with strong historical ties to Portugal.)
After sailing to Siam, the Portuguese exchanged some food ideas with the Thais. Apparently, the Portuguese introduced dessert into Thai culture, before the two countries met people used to just drink a glass of water after meals.
Well, today Portuguese people are being influenced by Thai culture, and learning a thing or two. Here’s a picture of Andrew, a Portuguese in Thailand who is learning to dance as the celebrations continue. (He’s at the Vira do Minho in the Siam Museum.)
Well, I’ve been getting a lot of pictures about these celebrations, but not much information.
You may think you know what to do with the future, but do you? Are you just going to stand there picking your nose all day? If so, Chinny McGringo has a word or two to say to you.
If you can’t see the video for one reason or another, I’ll leave the following abridged transcript and screenshots.
Chinny: “You know what I always say? You know what I always say? Follow your dream, follow your dream.”
Chinny: “So the other day, by Boy comes over. And you know what I say to him? You know what I say? I say, are you just going to stand there picking your nose all day? And do you know what he says? He says-“
Chinny Jr: “Yeah dad, I’m just going to stand here picking my nose all day…”
How would you react if you were Chinny? What career tips do you have for Generations X, Y and Z?
Well, Professor Chinny McGringo knew exactly what he wanted to say, and if you watch this video, Professor McGringo may be able to help you too.