My "Too Cute"s

Friday, September 08, 2006

Some interesting online reads.

I stumbled upon this story about Patrick Combs called Bank Error In My Favor: Collect $95,000 (Original Version) when I was googling. What happened was he deposited a junk mail cheque into his account and it cashed! He couldn't believe it because he really didn't expect it and he knew sooner or later someone would come asking for the money; but for the fun of it, he decided to put it in a safe deposit box. After all, wouldn't it be fun to walk "into a vault, go behind the curtain and open a box full with $95,000 cash?!"
Sure enough, as he predicted, the banks did freak out and freezed his account. He was accused of fraud. He decided it was time he learnt his rights. So, give it a go. Read how he battled with the banks and come out smelling like a rose.

Here's another interesting website I came across googling on Nursery Rhymes because we did a discussion on Cat's In the Cradle by Harry Chapin. If you're not familiar, the chorus goes like this: The cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little Boy Blue and the Man in the Moon
We know that the phrases used are nursery rhymes that allude to childhood which is basically what the father character is missing. It simply wants to illustrate that childhood is precious and that it passes quickly. Once gone, it's gone forever; and by the time you want to catch up, the child already has a life of his own.
Anyway, I couldn't remember the rhyme exactly and this is what I found:
Interesting, huh?

I also came across the website with reference to Cat's Cradle, a string configuration, where various designs are created by interweaving a longish loop of string around the fingers of both hands.

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