• Zygo (unregistered)

    It took me quite some time to figure out where the demo disk was. Somehow "disk" doesn't seem to be the right word for a SD/MMC card.

  • Zygo (unregistered) in reply to the real wtf fool
    the real wtf fool:
    I like the double ended condom (that would be rubber I guess) from Edmonton. Are all canadian maths geeks multiply endowed?

    I was thinking that rubber device was a heart-shaped balloon, but your theory is much better.

  • The Other Steve (unregistered)

    I just want to note that Salty Licorice is awesome. I occasionally buy this stuff from a candy store here in the states that imports it from Holland.

  • alexgieg (unregistered) in reply to moran gourmet
    moran gourmet:
    You have to put cocoa butter in chocolate, otherwise you only have cocoa. Chocolate is made up of: cocoa, cocoa butter, sugar (including milk sugars, for milk chocolate)
    Being a Brazilian I have never had the (dis)pleasure of tasting American chocolate, but I have heard and read lots of horror histories from people who went to the USA and didn't stand anything so-called sweet available there.

    It all came down to the fact, it seems, that USA avoids sugar like hell, preferring to use corn syrup instead. Or, rather, being forced to, since US Customs overtax sugar so that corn syrup is (artificially) cheaper, causing corn producers to be very happy and all the remaining of the population much more sad than they should.

    My guess then is that both the British and Polish chocolates do as Brazilian ones and use sugar. Ours is made from sugarcane. The others I don't know. But I surely doubt they come from corn.

  • obediah (cs) in reply to BadReferenceGuy
    BadReferenceGuy:
    The Real WTF is that apparently Alex doesn't know how to spell "rugby". However, if he's interested, there's a club team quite near where he lives: http://www.clevelandrovers.com/

    The real WTF is that you aren't aware of the exciting world of competitive ruby. A match begins with a lot of broken black-framed, non-prescription glasses, framework building, snickering at anything "legacy", and desperately trying to convince yourself that you are as cool as you pretend to be, and ends with lonely young men crying themselves to sleep.

  • mihi (unregistered)

    In fact, on good operating systems, you can enter ł by pressing the compose key - the one with the skyscraper and the mouse pointer on it which points to the storey where the WTC was hit by planes...., no honestly, the one left to Right-Ctrl that opens a context menu on bad operating systems - by pressing the compose key and typing /l (or /L for a capital Ł). This works for a lot of characters, almost all that are have mnemonics assigned in RFC1345.

    For the poor Windows users, there are several (different) tools that emulate a Compose key. On Windows at work, I am using one of those (that also supports fulltext search in the unicode name list) and cannot live without it any longer.

    mihi

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  • Worf (unregistered)

    Kinder Buenos are good... just like the Kinder Surprise.

    Too bad they're not available in the US though - they're plentiful in Canada.

    I don't remember the whole story behind it (some WTF law about toys in candy?) why there aren't Kinder Surprises down in the US. Enough so that they become a Canadian export...

  • Tuuli Mustasydän (unregistered) in reply to Worf
    Worf:
    I don't remember the whole story behind it (some WTF law about toys in candy?) why there aren't Kinder Surprises down in the US. Enough so that they become a Canadian export...

    Something about inedible bits inside edible bits, or somesuch like that.

  • sf (unregistered) in reply to Crash Magnet
    Crash Magnet:
    My Norwegian Boss and his British wife use to bring back chocolate from UK. They said it was so much better than American chocolate.

    Since I'm an American, I respectfully disagreed until I tried some their chocolate from the UK. I changed my mind; I think UK chocolate is a lot better than American chocolate. I think it's because Hershey puts coco butter in their chocolate to make the chocolate melt at body temperature.

    Anyway, America make great technology, but really shitty chocolate.

    Whether you like it or not, Hershey's chocolate is supposed to taste the way it does. Hershey invented his own unique method of making chocolate that involved a process that caused the milk to sour a bit, which gives it that distinctive flavor. It was originally all the rave because it had that unique flavor that was different from other chocolates. It's not that he didn't know how to make chocolate.

    That said, I prefer the European style chocolate myself.

  • The Fake WTF (unregistered)

    On the bright side, no one will make the mistake of forgetting Poland as long as they keep sending in that delicious candy...

    Now I have to start me a blog to trick users into trading candy for stickers.

  • Anonymous (unregistered) in reply to Chrum Rimcewind
    Chrum Rimcewind:
    Better to have the Queen's head on you money than her hands.
    The Queen's head on her hands?
  • Pope (cs)

    When did Kit-Kat start making the World War II bars?

    Give us a break! Give us a break! Poland had a rough time in the second world war.

    That jingle needs work.

  • Max (unregistered)

    Nice collection of random crap from around the world, i really mean it. And also "finlandnese" haha, that's hilarious.

  • Alistair Wall (cs) in reply to Tuuli Mustasydän
    Tuuli Mustasydän:

    The recruit aimed to still his shaking hands by wrapping them around his unfinished libation. The glass was warm to the touch, but did nothing to calm his nerves. "It can't be that bad, right? It's just school."

    The real WTF is a beer glass that is warm to the touch.

  • dontmatter (unregistered)

    maybe its just me, but which one of these pictures is funny?

  • Paul D. Waite (unregistered)

    I know you're into the whole queen thing, but does she really need to be on every single coin?

    Treasonous yanks.

  • Vincent (unregistered)

    Lieven Praet? Whaha, when pronounced in Dutch that translates to "sweet talk" :)

    OK that wasn't funny.

  • moran gourmet (unregistered) in reply to alexgieg
    alexgieg:
    Being a Brazilian I have never had the (dis)pleasure of tasting American chocolate, but I have heard and read lots of horror histories from people who went to the USA and didn't stand anything so-called sweet available there.

    It all came down to the fact, it seems, that USA avoids sugar like hell, preferring to use corn syrup instead. Or, rather, being forced to, since US Customs overtax sugar so that corn syrup is (artificially) cheaper, causing corn producers to be very happy and all the remaining of the population much more sad than they should.

    My guess then is that both the British and Polish chocolates do as Brazilian ones and use sugar. Ours is made from sugarcane. The others I don't know. But I surely doubt they come from corn.

    Much like beer, American chocolate can be fantastic and awful, depending on the chocolatier. Any chocolate worth eating uses cane sugar. Fuck it, it's the 00's. I can afford good food.

  • Valacosa (unregistered)

    The Queen is on all of Canada's coins too. Unless you happen to find a really old coin which still has King George on it.

  • KG (unregistered)

    Does anyone here like white chocolate? In my experience, that's definitely something that people either really hate or really love.

    As for normal chocolate, swiss is my favorite. I can't stand dark chocolate though since its far too bitter.

  • Michal Fabik (unregistered)

    WTF is Finlandese? Or maybe I'm not familiar enough with Americanese, in English it's the Finnish language.:)

  • moran gourmet (unregistered) in reply to KG
    KG:
    Does anyone here like white chocolate? In my experience, that's definitely something that people either really hate or really love.

    As for normal chocolate, swiss is my favorite. I can't stand dark chocolate though since its far too bitter.

    White chocolate is fine by me, though it doesn't officially count as chocolate since it has no cocoa solids, just cocoa butter and sugars.

  • Tatu Ulmanen (unregistered)

    In case you were wondering, the PALAUTETAAN ei noudettu -sticker on wAMMA's package means "RETURNING not reclaimed", meaning the guys at wAMMA were too damn lazy to get them from the post office.

    Also an interesting note is that the first souvenir you presented came from a finn also eventhough it was from Edmonton. Tuuli Mustasydan would mean Wind Blackheart if translated. Kinda cool name to have.

    You seem to have quite a few finnish readers / fans, myself included.

  • sas (cs) in reply to NeoMojo

    No kidding. When you have a queen (or king) she (he) is required to be the "head" on all coins. This has been true since at least AD 1. Check any British, Canadian, or Australian coin. That's just the way it is.

    The USA, in rejecting monarchy, specified that "Liberty" would be on the face of our coins. Unfortunately, since 1909, dead presidents have slowly taken over all American coins.

    And why can't we get a $ coin into circulation? In Europe the smallest bill (and it is the size of Monopoly money) is €5 (which is presently about $8). Thanks to inflation, we have dollar bills worth what used to be a dime, yet it's a constant battle trying to feed the things into vending machines.

  • sas (cs) in reply to I walked the dinosaur
    I walked the dinosaur:
    AtomicLlama:
    Am I the only one who misread "Local" on the subway pass in the last picture as "Lolcat"?

    No. I also frequently mistake those two. I am always typing in http://lolcathost and wondering if I need to restart my Apache or something...

    Really dude, how long does is take to add a line to your hosts file?

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  • lImbus (unregistered)

    First picture, credit card size thingy in the left part in the picture: It's a (former) belgian call card, classy move. And from what it looks like, it's not used once and in perfect shape :)

  • Yanman (unregistered)

    TRWTF is the prepaid phone card from Belgacom. Seriously, how old is that thing?

  • Oliver Townshend (unregistered)

    The Queen is the head of state. Of course she goes on the coin, and when she dies, Charles III will be on the coin. So it gets varied. She's been head of state for longer than almost everbody reading this blog. Eisenhower was president when she became Queen.

    Coins are never destroyed you know, that's why there are so many Roman coins about with their emporers.

  • John (unregistered)

    In Australia, our coins are quite similar in style to the New Zealand ones. In all fairness about your head comment, the tails side is always drastically different. But if you're truly used to this style of coin, you don't rely on the look of the coin, but the feel, size and shape of it. The lower currency coins are smaller in size, and thinner too so they feel more lightweight.

  • blejzu (unregistered)

    You're having problem with "ł"? Duuude.... My name is Błażej... Try to say it... I dare you! ;D

  • real_aardvark (cs) in reply to Alistair Wall
    Alistair Wall:
    Tuuli Mustasydän:

    The recruit aimed to still his shaking hands by wrapping them around his unfinished libation. The glass was warm to the touch, but did nothing to calm his nerves. "It can't be that bad, right? It's just school."

    The real WTF is a beer glass that is warm to the touch.

    The real WTF is beer that's so cold, you can't taste it.

    With Anheuser-Busch, the almost magically realer-than-real WTF is that people drink it at that temperature precisely because they know how disgusting it tastes at the appropriate temperature.

  • real_aardvark (cs) in reply to Oliver Townshend
    Oliver Townshend:
    The Queen is the head of state. Of course she goes on the coin, and when she dies, Charles III will be on the coin. So it gets varied. She's been head of state for longer than almost everbody reading this blog. Eisenhower was president when she became Queen.

    Coins are never destroyed you know, that's why there are so many Roman coins about with their emporers.

    Strictly speaking, Truman was president when she became Queen. Her father died on 6th February 1952.

    Oh look ... now I'm a constitution nazi. Well, it makes a change from being a grammar nazi.

    What's an emperor, by the way? And how much does a Greek Urn?

  • real_aardvark (cs) in reply to blejzu
    blejzu:
    You're having problem with "ł"? Duuude.... My name is Błażej... Try to say it... I dare you! ;D
    OK, so it's got a dark L -- not too difficult, really.

    When you were substituted against Doncaster Rovers in 2007, could you pronounce the name of your replacement (Abdoulaye Méïté)?

  • zzo38 (cs)

    The wAMMA demos I have a few comments about it:

    • blip: It works OK
    • cthulhu: It works OK
    • dented2: It works OK
    • korruptio_by_wamma: Unhandled exception as soon as it starts
    • quantum_disco_brothers_by_wAMMA: Works OK for a while, then gives "Executed an undefined order" error message and stops
    • search: It works OK
    • toyota_racing: The picture is too far to the left
    • wamma_rajuthevit: Works for a few seconds then gives an error message

    Can you please tell me what I am doing wrong?

  • Sam (unregistered) in reply to FredSaw
    FredSaw:
    NeoMojo:
    And don't think I didn't notice your little quip, FredSaw. You just watch it, and hope that the God Prince is benevolent.
    I'm just glad (as I'm sure William and Harry are) that his genes are recessive.
    Why would Harry care about Charles's genetics?

    TRWTF is that the Warriors (a New Zealand team) are in Australia's National Rugby League.

    Filed under: New Zealand, the seventh state

  • dkf (cs) in reply to Oliver Townshend
    Oliver Townshend:
    She's been head of state for longer than almost everbody reading this blog.
    I admit it, she's been head of state for far longer than I have. Infinity percent longer in fact!
  • SenTree (cs) in reply to Oliver Townshend
    Oliver Townshend:
    ...and when she dies, Charles III will be on the coin.
    It's possible that Charles might take one of his other names as king, due to the unfortunate connotations of the earlier Charleses (sp?).

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article782407.ece

    This happens frequently; both George VI and Edward VII were Prince Alberts and Edward VIII was known as David to his family.

    I think he should choose Arthur - that would be really cool, a genuine King Arthur !

  • real_aardvark (cs) in reply to zzo38
    zzo38:
    The wAMMA demos I have a few comments about it: * blip: It works OK * cthulhu: It works OK * dented2: It works OK * korruptio_by_wamma: Unhandled exception as soon as it starts * quantum_disco_brothers_by_wAMMA: Works OK for a while, then gives "Executed an undefined order" error message and stops * search: It works OK * toyota_racing: The picture is too far to the left * wamma_rajuthevit: Works for a few seconds then gives an error message

    Can you please tell me what I am doing wrong?

    I know exactly what you're doing wrong. The "toyota racing" thing gives it away, plain as day.

    Just send me $100 at my Nigerian account (Swift 312-204-4844-29837), and I'll send you teh codez.

    Believe me, you won't regret it.

  • real_aardvark (cs) in reply to OnklT
    OnklT:
    I believe you meant:

    Never be rude to an Arab.

    But I could be wrong.

  • Bill Hirst (formerly Izzy) (unregistered)

    You have to trust money where the Queen says "I promise to pay to the bearer on demand..." It's one reason HRH is royalty and someone like Hillary Clinton can never be more than a bureaucrat.

  • SenTree (cs) in reply to Bill Hirst (formerly Izzy)
    Bill Hirst (formerly Izzy):
    You have to trust money where the Queen says "I promise to pay to the bearer on demand..." It's one reason HRH is royalty and someone like Hillary Clinton can never be more than a bureaucrat.
    I believe that promise is actually signed by the governor of the Bank of England, not HRH. And it doesn't work in practice, as the recent Northern Rock debacle showed.
  • djmaze (cs) in reply to Anony-mouse

    I wonder if i can send you some dutch oldschool Cannabis sativa seeds without getting cought. Maybe i should put them in a dutch tulips bag LOL.

    Anyway, some current items you got there are really fun again.

    /m still thinking "what" to ship out.

  • R (unregistered) in reply to zolf

    zolf: "I would suggest you to keep more "10 złoty" bills. 5 years ago it was worth about $2.50, now we are getting close to $4.70."

    I think you're reading the chart in reverse. The złoty used to be upwards of 4 zł / 1 usd a few years back - but these days it's closer to 2 zł / 1 usd. So keeping the currency around makes perfect sense. :)

  • OnklT (unregistered) in reply to real_aardvark

    The real WTF is that I didn't watch the clip all the way through, and missed the fact that the YouTube posters didn't include the word "Polack" in the clip. ...'cause, you know, the skit ends with "Never be rude to a Polack" Sorry :)

    captcha: eros

    Not so much :)

  • Joe Luser (cs) in reply to JimM
    JimM:
    PJ:
    ... I'm willing to bet most of us have more experience with Ruby than Rugby...
    Probably depends where you went to school. Many English geeks will have been subjected to several years of rugby at High School (although probably the wussy Union version, rather than the gritty northern League version). Being only vaguely aware of Ruby, and having no direct experience with it, I personally am considerably more familiar with Rugby (I was always just good enough to be considered for the school team, but never quite good enough to get into it).
    The Union form has proper scrums and rucks, which I aver are "less wussy" than the League "6 tackles" rule. But both are MUCH better than soccer and poofy Yankee "grid-iron" variants of football.
  • death (cs)

    About wamma.fi, whois is not in finnish. And it has an address:)

  • vP (unregistered)

    So, who is that dude with funky hairdo and beanie hat in the 10 zloty bill anyway? And what did he achieve in order to get printed on money?

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