My wife is making me watch the X factor. So I have posted a few answers on Yahoo Answers.
My thoughts are that I suspect that not all will like the answer to one of the questions, that being about the stance of the Catholic church on contraception.
My view is that people are going to have sex outside marriage. Ideally monogamy is going to be the best thing to reduce the risks of sexually transmitted diseases, but it is not for everyone. And just because one person is monogamous, that does mean that the other person is going to be.
Anyway, Arsenal lost. Not that it was a surprise. At least we tried. And I can pretend that the injuries that we have made a difference to the outcome. I did not get to watch as much of the match as I would have liked. My son wanted some attention, and considering that I hardly see him, how could I deny that to him. And when my daughter got back from her party, she wanted to read to me, something I had to force her to do in the past.
Even when they drive me mad, I love them loads.
Why Indian students are disliked in the US (I saw this posted by someone born in India who moved over a few years ago on an internet forum I am a member of a few days ago).
It was the first day of a school in USA and a new Indian student named Chandrasekhar Subramanian entered the fourth grade.
The teacher said, "Let's begin by reviewing some American History. Who said 'Give me Liberty, or give me Death'?"
She saw a sea of blank faces, except for Chandrasekhar, who had his hand up: 'Patrick Henry, 1775' he said.
'Very good! Who said 'Government of the People, by the People, for the People, shall not perish from the Earth?''
Again, no response except from Chandrasekhar. 'Abraham Lincoln, 1863' said Chandrasekhar.
The teacher snapped at the class, 'Class, you should be ashamed. Chandrasekhar, who is new to our country, knows more about our history than you do.'
She heard a loud whisper: 'F ___ the Indians.'
'Who said that?' she demanded. Chandrasekhar put his hand up. 'General Custer, 1862.'
At that point, a student in the back said, 'I'm gonna puke.'
The teacher glares around and asks 'All right! Now, who said that?' Again, Chandrasekhar says, 'George H. W. Bush to the Japanese Prime Minister, 1991.'
Now furious, another student yells, 'Oh yeah? Suck this!'
Chandrasekhar jumps out of his chair waving his hand and shouts to the teacher, 'Bill Clinton, to Monica Lewinsky, 1997'.
Now with almost mob hysteria someone said 'You little shit. If you say anything else, I'll kill you.' Chandrasekhar frantically yells at the top of his voice, ' Michael Jackson to the child witnesses testifying against him, 2004.'
The teacher fainted. And as the class gathered around her on the floor, someone said, 'Oh shit, we're screwed!' And Chandrasekhar said quietly, 'I think it was Lehmann Brothers, November 4th, 2008'.