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2. Najgori naslovi filmova      Engleski jezik

            Sa komentarima autora teksta

4. 10×10

            Malo enigmatike: pronađite pogrešnu reč u rečenicama (kolekcija iz starih brojeva "Politikinog Zabavnika")

6. Ljubavna priča VI: "Pasulj"

            Pored ljubavnih priča, zapostavili smo i bračne priče

7. Vranjanska alapača

            Pripovetke nepoznatog autora.

8. Dilbert's Salary Theorem  Engleski jezik

            Nova otkrića iz oblasti ekonomije

Fotomomenti

NAJGORI NASLOVI FILMOVA

            Kažu da ne treba suditi po knjizi po njenim koricama. Pogrešno!

            Povremeno dolaze novi filmovi sa naslovima toliko blesavim, ponižavajućim i glupim da publika MORA da ga primeti.

 

1. "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium."

            Disclosure: I haven't seen this film. Confession: I am mildly intrigued by this film's premise, and the special effects it will no doubt generate, because I have a soft spot for corny movies that bring a tear to the eye. Promise: I will never, ever see this film - not even on an airplane. Why? Because there comes a time when even the most avid film fan feels the need to take a stand against Hollywood's insulting tendency to equate creativity with marketing. Because, based on the trailer, histrionics major Dustin Hoffman really has gone too far this time (Mr. Magorium = "Rain Man" + "Tootsie"). Because I'm tired of co-star Natalie Portman playing the same part in every movie. But, really, it's simpler than that: I refuse to say the word "Magorium" aloud. It's not a word, it's not even just a goofy contrivance to rhyme with "emporium" (note: it also rhymes with "crematorium," which is a movie I might consider seeing); no, it's studio code for "people will stand for anything." Well, I won't.

            Of course, "Mr. M" (as we'll now call it) is hardly the first film with a lousy title. What follows are the 10 most egregious examples of audience abuse we could think of. If you have other nominees, or disagree with ours, we'd love to hear about it.

 

2. "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo" (1999)
            Here's the obvious precursor to "Mr. M," if only because of the stupid, stupid rhyme of a name that no one could ever have and a vocation almost no one could ever do. Still, it's all but impossible to imagine that any
filmmaker - even one capable of naming a character who runs an emporium, "Mr. M" - would ever seek to emulate this howling dog of late-20th-century low comedy. However, our purpose here is not to assail the oeuvre of star Rob
Ptice

Schneider (here's hoping that's no one's job), but to make the case that its title is among the 10 worst of all time. So forget the stupid, stupid rhyme. Forget the stupid, stupid name no one could ever have. Just remember this: All gigolos are male!

 

3. "Jeepers Creepers" (2001)
            Has there ever been a scary movie with a less scary title than this schlocky teen killfest named after a pop hit from the 1930s? Answer: No. For proof of this title's deep badness, it helps to speak it aloud in the gravelly, superdramatic voice of the man who narrates movie trailers. This method also works for runner-up "Dreamcatcher."

Moj vlasnik je idiot
4. "Gigli" (2003)
            French for "box-office bomb." But don't be fooled by the fact that it flopped commercially; the movie really sucks. Obviously, this movie has been handed down to history as this century's "Ishtar" (a movie both underrated and in the running for our worst-title runners-up list), a great big omelet of movie star ego - specifically the two-headed beast composed of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez - and scripted by committee. And if there were ever a perfect title for such a misbegotten enterprise, it would have to be "Gigli," a word that sounds like "jeely" and looks like "giggly." The fact that we'd never have known how to pronounce this name if it weren't for Hollywood TV gossip hosts seems perfectly appropriate - otherwise you'd have to actually see the movie, and no one deserves that.

 

5. "Operation Dumbo Drop" (1995)
            I want you to close your eyes and picture what this movie - about a group of U.S. soldiers who have to airlift an elephant to a Vietnamese village so the villagers will cooperate with the United States against the North Vietnamese Army - should be like given the title. Now consider that it's nothing like that at all. "ODD," featuring Ray Liotta, Danny Glover and Denis Leary, is actually kind of gritty, not heartwarming like a magical movie about elephants and helicopters ought to be. Plus, it's called "Operation Dumbo Drop." Did I mention that part already?

 

6. "Octopussy" (1983)
            OK, we all get the thing about Bond films and winking, leering, in-the-know double entendre. But the penultimate Bond film featuring Roger Moore was completely out of hand. It doesn't even qualify as double entendre. It barely qualifies as single entendre. It's just porno. And bad, stale, old-man porno at that. Porno with a bad toupee and a body double for the stunts. Double-oh-nothing.

 

7. "Free Willy" (1993)
            Uh ... what can one say about a movie called "Free Willy," particularly one aimed at kids that features a theme song by Michael Jackson. If "Octopussy" is intentionally graphic with a coy wink, this title is the photo negative: a blatant double entendre screaming to be born that goes completely unacknowledged by the film itself. It's hard to know which is worse, but because this film has a magical killer whale who learns to love a young boy ... oh, never mind.

 

8. "Hope Floats" (1998)
            I can't help loving Sandra Bullock, but whoever is in charge of picking titles for her Lifetime-esque/woman's issue films should be reprimanded for letting this one through the gates. First, the phrase "hope floats" is stupid. It doesn't float. It can't. It has no physical properties. It is an abstract condition, and though it can float metaphorically, it's still a stupid image to build a movie around, no matter how Lifetime-y it might be. Second, did it really occur to not one person involved in this production that there is another thing that floats, one with plenty of physical properties (none of them pleasant) and also 

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U ovim rečenicama jedna reč je zamenjena sa sličnom. Tražimo ispravnu rečenicu.

 

161. Parovi igraju kraj otvorenih prozora i svaki čas poneka lepotica ispadne iz dvorane na ulicu.

162. Bioritam se zasniva na shvatanju da se ceo ljudski život odvija po cirkusima.

163. Dužnost mu je bila da prvi okuša kravlju hranu da bi se uverio da nije otrovan.

164. Gledao je mirno, sa savremenim izrazom lica.

165. Reporter je bio pun vode i opasno se naginjao na jednu stranu.

166. U Beogradu je 1948. godine održana Duvanska konferencija.

167. Bila je veoma nežna prema njemu, uvek ga je zvala "dušo materijalna".

168. - Priznaću vam - reče joj on - da sam vas u prvo vreme smatrao za palačinku.

169. Profesor već godinama prenosi svoje nezanimljivo iskustvo na mlađe generacije.

170. On se brani da nije gurnuo protivničkog igrača, već ga je samo udario lopatom po glavi.

Rešenja su na dnu strane 8.

spelled with four letters? One with which you really don't want your movie associated? 

9. "Without Limits" (1998)
            I've included this because it's a rare example of a truly excellent movie whose commercial prospects were dimmed as the result of a movie studio (presumably) giving it a terrible title. Originally entitled "Pre" (which, to be fair, is not much better as a title), the film tells the true story of late long-distance runner Steve Prefontaine, whose athletic ability stemmed from an indomitable desire to win. You can say the same of most athletes, I suppose. But Prefontaine (Billy Crudup), as dramatized and directed by legendary screenwriter Robert Towne, ran every race as hard as he could, refusing to pace himself the way distance runners must on the grounds that it was the same as cheating. The film is full of rich characterization and powerful performances; it inverts the conventions of sports films but still delivers goods when the races are run. It's a fantastic movie. And you never heard of it because somewhere along the way, someone thought it would be a good idea to give it the most generic, passive, inane title imaginable. There was a rival film with the rights to the title "Prefontaine," so not using "Pre" makes sense. But "Without Limits"? They could have just as easily called it "Without a Satellite Dish Coming Out of His Head." Sigh.

 

10. "Feeling Minnesota" (1996)
            By contrast, here is a really bad Keanu Reeves-Cameron Diaz movie that gets no help from its really bad title, which in this case refers to a Soundgarden song called "Outshined." It's possible that people know this song -- it was a pretty big hit; but it's way less likely that this particular lyric (which means, roughly translated from grunge, feeling "rough") remains embedded in the consciousness. The movie is similarly forgettable, though it showed promise. The problem, or at least one of them, is that the title is almost intentionally vague. In the song, it works, because it's a throwaway (contrasted with "looking California"), but this is a film set in a curiously generic '90s Minnesota, and it fails to describe or even suggest what the hell the title phrase even means. In the end, it joins the parade of two-word-titled forgettable films that includes "Crossing Delancey," "Leaving Normal," "Making Love," "Dying Young" and others.

 

Autor: Nik Titanik

11. "Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood" (1996)
            The Wayans brothers, who really haven't had a single funny idea since "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka," throw every possible joke at the wall for this parody of the inner-city gangsta drama genre (itself already something of a self-parody by then). Not one sticks, and the labored title, which strings together as many titles of these films as it can, is proof of just how imaginative the result is. Seriously, they couldn't do better than "drinking your juice"?

 

12. "The Postman" (1997)
            I've never heard a theater full of people howl like they did after watching the trailer for this Kevin Costner stinkasaurus. Coming soon: "The Meter Reader. "

 

13. "Sssssss"(1973)
            Get it? It's a movie about snakes!

 

14. "Wholly Moses!" (1980)
            I don't have a problem with puns ... except stupid ones.

 

15. "Up Close & Personal" (1996)
            Please choose a more generic movie title. You have five seconds.

 

16. "Chu Chu and the Philly Flash" (1981)
            I actually saw this movie several times as a kid; I never understood what the title meant, even though it refers to the title characters: a former chorus girl and a former baseball star.

 

17. "Dreamcatcher" (2003)
            See "Jeepers Creepers."

Kuca na rođendanu

18. "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" (2002)
            Ugh.

19. "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" (2005)
            See "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood"; see also: brainwashing young girls into equating consumerism with self-expression.

 

20. "Napoleon Dynamite" (2004)
           
This is fine on its own merits, but it's blatantly stolen from an Elvis Costello album cover, and no explanation is ever given.

LjUBAVNA PRIČA VI: "PASULj"

            Jednog dana upoznala sam jednog divnog gospodina i zaljubila se. Kada je postalo jasno da ćemo se uzeti, odlučila sam da prestanem da jedem pasulj.

            Nekoliko meseci kasnije, na moj rođendan, pokvario mi se auto dok sam se vraćala kući s posla. S obzirom da sam živela na selu, pozvala sam muža i rekla mu da ću kasniti, jer sam morala da odpešačim kući. Idući tako, uz put sam naišla na jednu malu krčmu iz koje se širio miris pasulja i ja jednostavno nisam mogla da odolim. Pošto sam imala pred sobom da prepešačim jos milje i milje, predpostavila sam da ću se putem

osloboditi svih nuspojava dok ne stignem kući. Ušla sam u krčmu i za čas posla sam "sredila" tri porcije pasulja. Kada sam nastavila da pešačim, potrudila sam se da oslobodim sav gas.

            Kada sam stigla, moj muž je bio radostan što me vidi i veselo je rekao: "Draga, imam iznenađenje za večeru!" Zatim mi je stavio povez preko očiju i odveo me do stolice za trpezarijskim stolom. Sela sam, i baš kad je hteo da mi skine povez, zazvonio je telefon. Naterao me je da mu obećam da neću dirati povez dok se ne vrati, i otišao do telefona.

            Pasulj koji sam pojela je još uvek radio i pritisak je postao nepodnošljiv, tako da sam iskoristila priliku dok se moj muž ne vrati, nagla se na jednu stranu i "pustila" jedan. Ne samo da je bio glasan, nego je i smrdeo kao kada kamion s đubrivom, prolazeći pored pilane, pregazi tvora. Uzela sam salvetu s krila i žustro oduvala smrad. Zatim sam se nagla na drugu stranu i odvalila još tri. Smrad je bio gori od kuvanja kupusa. Naćulivši uši na telefonski razgovor u susednoj sobi, nastavila sam ovako da nižem narednih nekoliko minuta. Zadovoljstvo je bilo neopisivo. Kada je pozdravljanje preko telefona označilo kraj moje slobode, učinila sam još nekoliko brzih kružnih pokreta salvetom da

razduvam sve, vratila salvetu na krilo i uz osećaj zadovoljstva i olakšanja, spustila ruke na krilo.

            Lice mi je sigurno odavalo najneviniji moguć izraz kada se moj muž vratio i izvinuo što se tako dugo zadržao. Pitao me jesam li virila, a ja sam ga uverila da nisam. U tom trenutku, skinuo mi je povez i dvanaest gostiju koji su sedeli za stolom u glas je uzviknulo: "Srećan rođendan!!!" Pala sam u nesvest.

VRANjANSKA ALAPAČA

Verovatno fotomontaža
Prođe i ovaj godina…
            Eve, jedva se rastrezni. Od sabajle samo pijem rasolnicu, al' ne pomaga. Prepilo se! A i kako neće? Jedva dočekamo da vu na ovuj staru godinu vidimo leđa, da gu otpratimo u nepovrat, da se nikad ne vrne i povrne. Kude je otišla tam' da ostane, na moji vrata nikad da ne čukne više!
            Došla Danica sabajle da me polazi, napunila šake sas sitne pare, orasi, bombone, neli takoj je red, al mislim se mogla mesto sitne i neku artišku da frlji, neje na odmet. Tuj nalete i Đoka komšija, drugar na Danicu, ne li i on student, pa Ivan-Piroman, Milenka i Verče… More, cel komšiluk!
            Sednasmo, Borisav skuvaja grejanu rakiju,

prinese pitije, cela kuća smrdi na bel luk, ne li dobar je za pritisak, a vikav ni za onej muške rabote neje loš. Ladno pečenje i domaće vino, pa kad razvrzasmo, noć ne ufati u ogovaranje.
            Em se napismo pa, em se najedosmo, a Boga mi i iskidasmo od smejanje.
            Kad je Đoka razvrzaja priču, potepasmo se pred klozet. Bože me oprosti da se ne uneredimo tuj od smejanje.
- Lele, Zlato, išja sam za doček u Novi Sad, kude drugaricu mi od fakultet. Majka mi spremila polutku, pet kila vino, i ja onakoj natovaren ko starejko kude njuma. Da je Mitke živ rekja bi: "Eh, Stambolke Redžepovice, mori, žalna pesmo moja! Stari Redžep na put, a ja kude njuma. Ciganka me vodi. Ciganka na kapidžik ostane da čuva i pazi, a ja kude njuma, gore u odaje. I toj hajdučki!"
            More ulegnem ja, ne se sramujem. Ona ubava, što jes - jes! Neko 'aljinče obukla, namazala se sas ratničke boje, smeška mi se još na vrata, a mene me prođoše neki žmarci, lele majke! Oči sklanjam oni se pa nakude njuma vrćav, tolko ubava! A u vrv oči me gleda i sve se nekako posmeškuje. Vido ja sabajle kafu kude njum će pijem!
            Otidnaše gosti, ona se nekako snebiva, al vika kasno ti s'd da ideš za Beograd.
            More mislim se ne bi išja ni da je porano!
            Moja Zlato, sramota da zalazim u detalji, al sabajle domaćica kafu u krevet, osmeh na usta nemestila, a 'aljinče preko stolicu prefrljeno. Na mene oči frljila pa ne gi skida, ja onuj šoljku sas kafu uzedo u ruku, a ruke mi se tresev. Snaga me napuštila. Zamalka da gu rasipem, a još kad ona sedna pored mene, popari se kad srkna gutljaj. Živ sram me izede. Neteja da vu kvarim d'n, al bubrezi mi otpali od on'j njen dušek!
            More mislim se dal od dušek il od rvanje, nese znaje, al ajde s'g. Što vika Đoka: "Neće ulazimo u detalji!" 

DILBERT'S SALARY THEOREM

Slovo Dilbert's salary theorem states that "Engineers and scientistscan never earn as much as business executives  and sales people". This theorem can now be supported by a mathematical equation based on the following  two postulates:

Knowledge is power.

Time is money.

 

As every engineer knows:

Power=Work/Time

 

Since:

Knowledge=Power

Time=Money

 

It follows that:

Knowledge=Work/Money

 

Solving for Money, we got:

Money=Work/Knowledge

 

            Note that, as Knowledge approaches zero, Money approaches infinity, regardless of the amount of work done.

 

Conclusion:

The less you know, the more you make.
Reklama za "Fantu" bez šećera

            Rešenja "10×10": 161. loptica; 162. ciklusima; 163. kraljevu; 164. samouverenim; 165. remorker; 166. Dunavska; 167. materina; 168. palančanku; 169. nezamenljivo; 170. loptom.

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