39. Holy smokes! There is no smoke and no England?!

Truth be told there was plenty of smoke in my neighborhood.  In a society like ours endowed with Ohms and Ohms of resistance to change , I do not know  if and when the practice can be stopped. Should it be stopped?  Would the air get cleaner if we pass on a once in a year thing and forgo its traditional value? I doubt it. 

In immunology class I discovered that yehidar beshita was actually the influenza pandemic that ravaged the world between 1918 and 1919 (koshasha makatel was started in 1912 Ethiopian Calendar if I am not mistaken). Influenza antigenic subtypes are named based upon two glycoproteins inserted into the bilipid layer of the pathogen. These glycoproteins known as hemagglutinin (HA) and neuraminidase  (NA) undergo genetic drift and genetic shift to give rise to different variants of the virus.The first influenza virus was isolated in 1934 and given the subtype designation H0N1.Infamous for causing SARS, H5N1 was isolated from chickens and humans in 1997.      

 Sorry, I got carried away. 

You might know the story about this kid who was throwing back into the sea fish washed ashore.  An observer asked the kid whether he felt overwhelmed and his effort  in vain considering the countless fish that were fighting for their lives. The kid answered that his actions mattered for each fish that he was able to throw back. Props to people like Betty who carry used tissue, some which they have not used, in their backpacks pending disposal at the right place.  And props ,WTF, to me  for not spitting, be it game or phlegm, on the streets.  I do not condone menged lai meshinat  but  think menged lai metfat is easier to avoid : I mean, it is not like you have to go or something. 

The point is that we need more people who keep on doing the right thing no matter how wrong the circumstance is. Blessed be the person who does not add to a pile of dirt! 

Once on a football commentary I heard Spain being refereed to as the perennial underachievers.  This statement needs revising and especially after last night’s defeat of England at the hands/feet of Croatia.  Holland, Spain and England are all serious contenders for the title. Looking at how they fared since 1990, England has missed out on a World Cup (1994) and European Championship (2008). And every time they have made it to the big level, they have never failed to disappoint. Their best performance was fourth in 1990.  Like Nelly would say, 2 is not a winner, 3 nobody remembers, and 4…. who gives a rat’s ass!   

And 1966 is ancient history. 

So it’s official: England are the ultimate overhyped perennial underachievers. 

My condolences to the fans. 

It is a shame not being able to see Rooney on two and a half big occasions. 

What do Zeritu Kebede and Amy Winehouse have in common (except for exceptional singing)?  Attitude! Though I think Zeritu had all the right reasons to make her do what she did, look at what they said and tell me if you see any similarity:

Zeritu – “DJ, yambulen kifetilachew!” 

Amy _ “All of you who are jeering, just wait until my husband gets out of incarceration; and I mean that ’’ (maybe I have remixed it a bit.) 

Both classics and both funny as hell. 

More comparisons: listen to  Wake up alone . Is anyone reminded of Simesh gen alchilim  or is it just me?  

 On the  egna sinwaded  vcd , someone in the crowd is seen waving the American flag in the middle of the hageren alresam song.  I tried but could not find a reason to make the action appropriate. Would someone please reinstate the giraf punishment and serve the fool forty of those?  Thanks! 

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. tibebe
    Nov 27, 2007 @ 17:01:09

    Tilaye, I was wondering : with what do you fill the void left in your life by your not loving football?

    Reply

  2. getere
    Nov 26, 2007 @ 11:03:24

    ene min agebagn man biashenif…

    Reply

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