Month: May 2009

Albert Pujols nickname

There’s a few nicknames for St. Louis Cardinals slugger, Albert Pujols, including Prince Albert, Phat Albert, The Machine, El Hombre, and Darth Pujols (The last one is mine). I’d like everyone to stop calling Albert these names and begin referring to Al as “Big Poopie”. It’s a spinoff of David Ortiz’s nickname “Big Papi” and …

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I’m too lazy to look up how to actually spell mah-larry-ah. But like how you can put the word “larry” in there. It kinda reminds me how you can associate my name, Erik, with “ear-ache”. Though I never really liked that nickname.

“you” all vowels?

Does the word “you” contain all vowels? Or is the “y” considered a consonant? “You” is a funny word to begin with anyways. How did the “y” and the “o” get screwed out of the pronunciation and it’s just “u”? Any help given to me, a linguistically vowel-challenged fool, would be appreciated.

library architectural gem

Berlin architects Ralf Fleckenstein and Katharina Feldhusen of FF Architekten in collaboration with Martina Wronna have completed a new public library annex in Luckenwalde, Germany. The facade is TECU Gold, a copper-aluminum alloy. The article up on Dezeen gives a nice look into this inspiring structure. It includes an overview of the history of Luckenwalde …

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