Thought for the day

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who as the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. [Theodore Roosevelt]

Thursday, March 10, 2011


It all began with an iPhone...

Last March my son celebrated his  15th birthday, and I got him an iPhone.  He just loved it. Who wouldn't? 

I celebrated my birthday  in July, and my wife made me very happy when she bought me an iPad. 

My daughter's birthday was in  August so I got her an iPod Touch.  

September came so I got my  wife an iRon for her birthday.

It was around then that the fight  started . .  . 

What the wife failed to recognize is that  the iRon can be integrated into the home network with the iWash, iCook and  iClean.

This inevitably activates the iNag  reminder service.

I should be out of the hospital by  Thursday! 

The Perfect Man

A man walks out to the street and catches a taxi just going by. He gets into the taxi, and the cabbie says, "Perfect timing, Mister! You're just like Frank."

Passenger: "Who?"
Cabbie: "Frank Feldman. He's a guy who did everything right all the time. Like my coming along when you needed a cab, things happened like that to Frank Feldman every single time."

Passenger: "There are always a few clouds over everybody."

Cabbie: "Not Frank Feldman. He was a terrific athlete. He could have won the Grand-Slam at tennis. He could golf with the pros. He sang like an opera baritone and danced like a Broadway star and you should have heard him play the piano. He was an amazing guy."

Passenger: "Sounds like he was something really special."

Cabbie: "There's more! He had a memory like a computer. He remembered everybody"s birthday. He knew all about wine, which foods to order and which fork to eat them with. He could fix anything. Not like me. I change a fuse, and the whole street blacks out. But Frank Feldman, he could do everything right."

Passenger: "Wow, some guy then."

Cabbie: "He always knew the quickest way to go in traffic and avoid traffic jams. Not like me, I always seem to get stuck in them. But Frank, he never made a mistake, and he really knew how to treat a woman and make her feel good. He would never answer her back even if she was in the wrong; and his clothing was always immaculate, shoes highly polished too -- He was the perfect man! He never made a mistake. No one could ever measure up to Frank Feldman."

Passenger: "An amazing fellow. How did you meet him?"

Cabbie: "Well, I never actually met Frank. He died and I married his damned widow."

New Scam

Watch out for this scam! Police say that the gang usually comprises four members, one adult and three younger ones.
While the three youths, all appearing sweet and innocent, divert their "mark" (or intended target) with a show of friendliness, the fourth -- the eldest -- sneaks in from behind the person's back to expertly rifle through his or her pockets or handbag for any valuables being carried.

This photo, taken from CCTV, shows the brazen street gang in operation:

Police have dubbed the technique the "Aflac Scam".

Guys, Your Wives and Girlfriends Need To See This

Although not at the same time cause that would not be healthy.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Ronald Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine

Ronald Reagan gave this speech in 1961 when he was a Democrat.  If this is not prescient I do not know what is.

Uninstalling Dictators

Golden Books

There are the great childhood books called the Golden books and at the left is a link where you can buy some of them.  Then there are the ones that were suggested that never made it.  Here are those titles:

  • You Are Different and That's Bad

  • The Boy Who Died From Eating All His Vegetables

  • Dad's New Wife Robert

  • Fun Four-Letter Words to Know and Share

  • Hammers, Screwdrivers and Scissors: An I-Can-Do-It-Myself Book

  • The Kids' Guide to Hitchhiking

  • Kathy Was So Bad Her Mom Stopped Loving Her

  • Curious George and the High-Voltage Fence

  • All Cats Go to Hell

  • The Little Sissy Who Snitched

  • Some Kittens Can Fly

  • That's it, I'm Putting You Up for Adoption

  • Grandpa Gets a Casket

  • The Magic World Inside the Abandoned Refrigerator

  • Garfield Gets Feline Leukemia

  • The Pop-Up Book of Human Anatomy

  • Strangers Have the Best Candy

  • Whining, Kicking and Crying to Get Your Way

  • You Were an Accident

  • Things Rich Kids Have, But You Never Will

  • Pop! Goes The Hamster...And Other Great Microwave Games

  • The Man in the Moon Is Actually Satan

  • Your Nightmares Are Real

  • Where Would You Like to Be Buried?

  • Eggs, Toilet Paper, and Your School

  • Why Can't Mr. Fork and Ms. Electrical Outlet Be Friends?

  • Places Where Mommy and Daddy Hide Neat Things

  • Daddy Drinks Because You Cry

  • Mommy's Pills Taste Just Like Candy

  • Learn How To Fly With Just a Ladder and a Pillowcase

  • Cat On A Printer

    How Not To Clean A Window

    The following photographs have at least a few things in common:
    1. They all feature human beings cleaning windows; human beings born, presumably, with brains.
    2. They all illustrate a total lack of common sense on behalf of the cleaners in question, more often than not because they’re unable/unwilling to muster the time/money/brainpower necessary to do the cleaning safely.
    3. They all make me depressed and strangely exhilarated. I’m sure you’ll experience a similarly thrilling level of discomfort.
    Hold on tight.
    Above: An old lady does the unthinkable and cleans her window from the comfort of the sill, in what looks like snowy weather.
    Above: An intelligent chap, determined not to be beaten by the unreachable, rests his ladder on a ledge barely deep enough to hold it.
    Above: 400ft up, on the 34th floor of a hotel in Dubai, a bright young man cleans a window and proceeds to make all onlookers instantly queasy.
    Above: This guy’s barely even gripping the building as he unprofessionally attempts to cut corners.
    Above: Words can’t describe just how insane this is.
    Above: Numerous students at Liaoning University in China decide to dice with death simultaneously and clean their windows with reckless abandon.
    Above: Vintage window cleaning insanity from 1985.