Friday, July 22, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
OPEC's proven crude oil reserves rose 12.1 percent in 2010 to 1.19 trillion barrels led by Venezuela, which has surpassed Saudi Arabia as the group's largest reserves holder, OPEC said in its Annual Statistical Bulletin.
Saudi Arabia, by far OPEC's largest exporter, holds an advantage in that its oil is mostly light, conventional, easily-pumped crude. The Orinoco oil needs to be upgraded or mixed with a lighter grade to create an exportable blend.
Some countries such as Algeria, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates had no change in their reserves in 2010 or in any year since 2006. This trend has also given rise to doubts about the estimates, as analysts say it is unlikely new additions to reserves will exactly match production
OPEC's 12 members pump more than a third of the world's oil. Several producers, including Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, have denied suggestions their reserves have been exaggerated.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Your girlfriend just dumped you for another guy. Your a–hole co-worker just got the promotion you worked your ass off for. The guy that cut you off made the green light and you got stuck at the red. But it’s okay, cause they’ll get theirs….eventually. When in reality, they probably won’t. And even if they do, you probably won’t be around to witness it. We can also thank Justin Timberlake and his repetitive lyrics for breathing new life into this cliché. It’s easy to convince everyone that gets screwed over that retribution will be coming their way when you’re making 20 million dollars off of it.
When something bad happens to you, there’s nothing more frustrating than someone telling you “good things come to those who wait”– especially because it’s not actually true. For example, we waited two long years for a sequel to Iron Man and what we got was definitely not that good. Just kind of “eh”. So, It seems that “Eh things come to those who wait”.
I lumped these two together because, for some reason, we always resort to pastries when trying to explain how simple something is. But making either of these desserts is not an easy task. It’s a giant pain in the ass. Next time you want to tell someone how easy it is to do something, use the brand new cliché “opening and consuming a bag of potato chips”.
Yes it does. Seriously. I just tested this one out. Stop being so impatient.
When was the last time you saw a dog do anything but lay around, eat some kibble, scratch his butt on the pavement, or lick its own ass? The next time you’re thinking of letting a hardworking friend know that they “work like a dog”, you might want to reconsider. You pretty much just told your buddy who works exhausting 60-hour weeks that he has a preference for drinking out of the toilet and dripping it all over the floor.
Okay, this saying is just ridiculous. A “gift horse” sounds like something straight out ofThe Neverending Story. Have you seen a horse’s mouth? I don’t care if the gift is a half naked Miranda Kerr…I would never go near that thing, so I don’t need you to tell me not to.
Most of college is spent partying, drinking, vomiting from drinking, drinking some more, sleeping, and half-assing your way through any schoolwork that gets in the way of drinking, vomiting, and sleeping. So when someone tells you, “you gave it the old college try”, you have every reason to be offended. Feel free to punch them in the face.
Prince William and Kate Middleton spent day three of their Canadian tour taking part in a cooking workshop Saturday. So what exactly was on the royal menu?
Wills and Kate, outfitted in personalized chef's whites, visited the Institut de tourisme et d'hotellerie du Quebec in Montreal to learn some classic cooking techniques. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge prepared a soufflé, learned to sear a loin of lamb and piped some meringue. Yum!