Everybody loves somebody

Although written almost 20 years earlier, by 1964 the song had already been recorded by several artists –including Frank Sinatra– but without much success. Lane was playing piano for Dean Martin on his Dream with Dean LP sessions, and with an hour or so of studio time left and one song short, Lane suggested that Martin take a run at his tune. Leer más “Everybody loves somebody”

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The true origin of Christmas

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Why do people think that Christmas is wonderful? Most never reflect on why they believe what they believe or do what they do. We live in a world filled with customs, but few ever seek to understand their origin. We generally accept them without question. Most people basically do what everyone else does —because it is easy and natural! Leer más “The true origin of Christmas”

Idiocracy

p159395_p_v8_aiIdiocracy is a 2006 American Sci-Fi dystopian comedy film directed by Mike Judge that tells the story of two people (Corporal “Average Joe” Bauers and a prostitute, Rita) who take part in a top-secret military human hibernation experiment, only to awaken five hundred years later in a dystopian society where commercialism and anti-intellectualism have run rampant, and which is devoid of intellectual curiosity, social responsibility, and coherent notions of justice and human rights. Leer más “Idiocracy”

The Matrix

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Envía a su hijo a la prisión de Guantánamo para que aprenda inglés

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Andrés Yagüe Vazos, un adolescente natural de un pueblecito de la comarca de Calatayud, será el primer estudiante español que ingresará este verano en el campo de detención de Guantánamo, donde sus padres creen que mejorará su nivel de inglés y adquirirá disciplina. Leer más “Envía a su hijo a la prisión de Guantánamo para que aprenda inglés”

Irregular verbs grouped by patterns

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Especialmente dedicado a aquell@s a quienes se les hace más difícil aprender los verbos irregulares de memorieta, vamos a tratar de aprenderlos agrupándolos por “familias”, según formen el Past Simple y el Past Participle. Leer más “Irregular verbs grouped by patterns”