Dizz

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About Dizz

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  • Located Berlin
  • Nationality Bangladeshi
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  1. Dizz added a post in a topic: Long stay boarding house accommodation in Berlin   

    I once stayed a month at a place called Paula's Comfy Corner. There was a Mexican doctoral student who was staying 6 months. They are on the net.
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  2. Dizz added a post in a topic: Obscure car brands   

    Obscure brands - thinking of ZIL. Used to make the huge black limos used by Russian Presidents during the Cold War. Through the marvel of Soviet economic planning they also made live artillery shells as well as domestic refrigerators. Lends a whole new meaning to "cool".




    (sorry about links, tried the media insert thing but can't get it to work)
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  3. Dizz added a post in a topic: Sending fresh fruit to the US   

    thanks frollein.
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  4. Dizz added a post in a topic: Sending fresh fruit to the US   

    I've a friend in MA in hospice care who has lived an interesting and well travelled life prior to this, living in Africa and Asia and Europe. She's apparently been reminiscing and I thought it would be nice for her to receive some fruit from the gardens that once upon a time she had helped to set up. Can anyone tell me the rules? Will US Customs or whatever allow a small personal care package with things like fresh mangoes and lychees and so forth? Grateful for any inputs.

    Clarification: the fruit will not go from Europe, I will arrange for them to be couriered directly from the farm in Ceylon and hopefully also from the garden in Cameroon.
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  5. Dizz added a post in a topic: What made you laugh today?   

    dont play with lasers.
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  6. Dizz added a post in a topic: What made you laugh today?   

    http://www.metacafe.com/watch/979675/ukulele_orchestra_of_gb_the_good_bad_and_the_ugly/
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  7. Dizz added a post in a topic: Worst jokes ever   

    The seven dwarfs go to the Vatican , and because they are the seven dwarfs, they are immediately ushered in to see the Pope. Grumpy leads the pack...

    'Grumpy, my son,' says the Pope, 'What can I do for you?'

    Grumpy asks, 'Excuse me your Excellency, but are there any dwarf nuns in Rome ?'

    The Pope wrinkles his brow at the odd question, thinks for a moment and answers, 'No, Grumpy, there are no dwarf nuns in Rome .'

    In the background, a few of the dwarfs start giggling.

    Grumpy turns around and glares, silencing them.

    Grumpy turns back, 'Your Worship, are there any dwarf nuns in all of Europe ?'

    The Pope, puzzled now, again thinks for a moment and then answers, 'No, Grumpy, there are no dwarf nuns in Europe ..'

    This time, all of the other dwarfs burst into laughter.

    Once again, Grumpy turns around and silences them with an angry glare.

    Grumpy turns back and says, 'Mr.. Pope! Are there ANY dwarf nuns anywhere in the world?'

    The Pope, really confused by the questions says, 'I'm sorry, my son, there are no dwarf nuns anywhere in the world.'

    The other dwarfs collapse into a heap, rolling and laughing, pounding the floor, tears rolling down their cheeks, as they begin chanting...

    'Grumpy shagged a penguin!'...'Grumpy shagged a penguin!'
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  8. Dizz added a post in a topic: Worst jokes ever   

    Five blokes in an Audi Quattro arrived at the ferry checkpoint .

    Tracey, in her brand new uniform, stops them and tells them: "I can't let you on the ferry. It is illegal to have 5 people in a Quattro. Quattro means four. One of you will have to get out and stay behind."

    "Quattro is just the name of the car," the driver replies disbelievingly. "Look at the papers: this car is designed to carry five persons."

    "You cannot pull that one on me. This is Tracey you're talking to here," she replies with a smile. "Quattro means four. You have five people in your car and you are therefore breaking the law. So I can't let you onto the ferry. It's more than my job's worth to let you all on."

    The driver is now very cross and replies angrily, "I've had enough of you. Call your supervisor over. I want to speak to someone with more intelligence!"

    "Sorry," responds Tracey, "but Sharon is busy with those two blokes in the Fiat Uno."
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  9. Dizz added a post in a topic: Jewellery/Silversmith courses in Berlin   

    Gosh please come back and post if you find one, it sounds fascinating!
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  10. Dizz added a post in a topic: I just can't seem to find...   

    I remember I was also surprised not to find big old B&Q style DIY shops. It all seems to be spread across a number of different stores and not in one place. Most of the time though I've learned to make do with B1 Discount and Praktiker. B1 is cheaper, perhaps more oriented towards supplies, Praktiker is more oriented towards tools and has slightly better stuff.
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  11. Dizz added a post in a topic: Taking my dogs back to the UK   

    I don't know what are the UK quarantine laws nowadays? When I looked at doing this in the late '90s I found my dog would be held in quarantine kennels for 6 months. Apart from the expense (because they will bill you for it) I just couldn't bring myself to do that to him. Perhaps worth checking?
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  12. Dizz added a post in a topic: Unhappy diners 'beat top Japanese chef to death'   

    sick sick sick
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  13. Dizz added a post in a topic: What made you laugh today?   

    The following email and link.

    NSFW

    Did you know dust can collect on the inside of your screen shortening its life? Its a good idea to regularly clean the inside of your laptop, monitor and phone screen. We have the perfect solution, free for a limited time only!

    http://sboisse.free.fr/fun/ecran.swf
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  14. Dizz added a post in a topic: Worst jokes ever   

    A young banker screeches to a stop outside his office in his brand new Porsche, very keen to show it off to his colleagues. As he's getting out of the car, a lorry comes speeding along too close to the kerb and takes off the door before zooming off. More than a little distraught, the Banker grabs his mobile and calls the police.
    Five minutes later, the police arrive. Before the policeman has a chance to ask any questions, the man starts screaming hysterically: 'My Porsche, my beautiful silver Porsche is ruined. No matter how long it's at the panel beaters it'll simply never be the same again!'
    After the man finally finishes his rant, the policeman shakes his head in disgust.
    'I can't believe how materialistic you bloody bankers are,' he says. 'You lot are so focused on your possessions that you don't notice anything else in your life.'
    "How can you say such a thing at a time like this?" sobs the Porsche owner.
    The policeman replies, 'Didn't you realise that your left arm was also torn off when the truck hit you.'
    The Banker looks down in horror.
    'F***ING H*LL!' he screams....'Where's my Rolex???'
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  15. Dizz added a post in a topic: Worst jokes ever   

    Conversation over dinner:
    WOMAN: What would you do if I died? Would you get married again?
    MAN: Definitely not!
    WOMAN: Why not - don't you like being married?
    MAN: Of course I do.
    WOMAN: Then why wouldn't you remarry?
    MAN: Okay, I'd get married again.
    WOMAN: You would? (with a hurtful look on her face)
    MAN: (makes audible groan)
    WOMAN: Would you sleep with her in our bed?
    MAN: Where else would we sleep?
    WOMAN: Would you put away my pictures, and replace them with pictures of her?
    MAN: That would seem like the proper thing to do.
    WOMAN: And would you let her use my golf clubs?
    MAN: She can't use them; she's left-handed.
    WOMAN: silence
    MAN: Crap.
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