Saturday, May 3, 2008


Clicking the header will take you to a strange land called Nano Photography. Only it isn't. Photography. See the comments to discover what it really is. (Scientists with too much time on their hands?) . I'm still on my revolutionary kick. About salt and why we're being poisoned by it and by who(m). Have a look at this: . A world convention of brewers was held in Amsterdam. The presidents of the world's greatest breweries were on hand. As usual, a convention dinner brought them together on the first evening. When asked what they would like to drink, the CEO of Miller said, "A Miller Lite, please."The president of Anheuser Busch said, "I'll have a Michelob." Adolph Coors requested a Coors. And so it went, around the long table, each president requesting a brew from his own company. Finally, the waiter came to Arthur Guinness. "And you, sir?" he queried."I'll have a coke," was Guinness's reply. The waiter was shocked. "A COKE?!? Wouldn't you rather have a Guinness, sir?" Arthur looked at the waiter, then gestured at his companions. "If they're not drinking beer, then neither am I". . Oh, yes, been meaning to put this up: Most Dangerous States 2008 - AOL Money & Finance Be sure to view number 3. . And this one: Unhealthiest States 2008 - AOL Money & Finance Look who's number three here. . One Friday morning, a teacher came up with a novel way to motivate her class. She told them that she would read a quote and the first student to correctly identify who said it would receive the restof the day off. She started with, "This was England's finest hour." Little Suzi instantly jumped up and said, "Winston Churchill." "Congratulations!" said the teacher. "You may go home." The teacher then said, "Ask not what your country can do for you." Before she could finish this quote, another young lady belted out,"John F. Kennedy." "Very good!" exclaimed the teacher. "You may go home, too." Irritated that he had missed two golden opportunities, Little Johnny blurted out, "I wish those girls would just shut up." Upon overhearing this comment, the outraged teacher demanded to know who said it. Johnny instantly rose to his feet and said, "Bill Clinton. I'll see you Monday!" . Some rules I found hidden in one of Schotzy's beds:
  • Always give generously. A small bird or rodent left on the bed tells them, I care.
  • Climb your way to the top. That's why the drapes are there.
  • Curiosity never killed anything except maybe a few hours.
  • Find your place in the sun. Especially if it happens to be on that nice pile of warm, clean laundry.
  • If you're not receiving enough attention, try knocking over several expensive antique lamps.
  • Life is hard, then you nap.
  • Make your mark in the world. Or at least spray in each corner.
  • Never sleep alone when you can sleep on someone's face.
  • Variety is the spice of life. One hour ignore people, the next hour annoy them.
  • When in doubt, cop an attitude.
  • Never give a human an even break
. Have a fun weekend.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Male and female carrots?
Don't forget to click on the header for another adventure.
I haven't been particularly ill lately. Although I did pick up a virus somewhere. Or at least the dumb computer did. (It must have been the computer's fault. Couldn't have been mine.)
I tried out a new (to me) browser and discovered, too late, that for some reason it failed to connect with my anti virus screening. And then, of course, it took me to a page I wasn't familiar with. Sigh.
Bad decision. Wound up spending several days (probably would have been easier to reload Windows (shudder), but I'm the type who wants to be a fixit man.
Anyway, lots of thoughts have been swirling around here. For instance, staring at a bottle of Chewable Aspirin, I finally noticed the directions for using these pills.
"Chew One Tablet By Mouth Every Day."
How else, I've been wondering, could I chew them? What other part of my anatomy is involved in chewing?
Wild Thing went to the dentist the other day. It was discovered that she had a cavity that would have to be filled.
The dentist asked her "What kind of filling would you like for that tooth?"
Without hesitation Wild Thing replied, "Chocolate, please."
“Let me tell you something, when it comes to finishing a fight,
Rocky and I have a lot in common. I never quit. I never give up.”
— Hillary Clinton "Now if I remember the movie correctly, doesn’t Rocky get the crap beat out him and then loses to the black guy?” — Jay Leno
Barracks is in trouble now, with the white voters. The man's minister has said a number of things that really display him as a bigot. Barracks has cut all ties with the guy, pointed out that he seems to be a different man than he was 20 years ago and is no longer someone he holds in esteem. If you'd like to read more:
Grandparents are similar to a piece of string - handy to have around and easily wrapped around the fingers of their grandchildren.
Actual conversation I overheard today in a convenience store while trying to pay for a cup of coffee.
The young woman cashier was enmeshed in what sounded like a quiet, defensive argument with an olive-skinned gentleman, who I took to be her supervisor. The subject had something to do with an earlier transaction by a woman who was paying for lottery tickets with a $100 bill. As the clerk waved her hands side to side, from the lottery ticket cabinet to the cash register, back and forth, explaining the details of those proceedings, she made a statement in a somewhat higher volume and pitch than she had previously used. This certainly persuaded me...
"I know I did it, because I don’t remember not doing it."
The prosecution rests…
And then there's this yum yum...
(Look at what White Chocolate really is.)
There is daily talk, chat, blogs, TV presentations, radio talk show people, newspapers, advertising (and on and on) about one particular subject that is a mainstay among all the media today. But no one, including the FDA, has faced an ugly possibility.
What we're hearing about, in spite of the cruelly increasing price of groceries, is the fattening of much the world's peoples. Particularly the American people. And all of a sudden, it seems.
I'd like to offer a point for speculation: (First, let's admit that much of the world's populations follow American styles of eating since the mega expansion of the fast food business.) My concern is something that the medical associations should point out, but seem reticent about bringing up.
When I had my heart attack I was warned by the physicians to cut back severely on my salt intake. Good ole NaCl. Sodium chloride.
I have never over used salt and so I asked them why this restriction. They solemnly informed me that salt made the human body retain water, although used wisely it aids in supplying us with needed water. Over use results in our bodies retaining water which means increasing the weight of our body.
When Wild Thing had her heart attack she was given a salt free diet in the hospital.
We like to eat out fairly often and I have noticed over the past few years what seems to be an increase in the salt content of certain restaurant foods, such as gravies, soups and certain entrees. Some of these items are so heavily salted that I can not eat them.
And since when has bacon become almost impossible to consume because because of its ridiculous salt content?
I realize that:
1. Food companies want to make money.
2. Food companies do not want their food to spoil while it is on the grocer's shelves nor in warehouses.
3. Salt has been a cheap form of preserving food stuffs for more centuries than I can imagine.
4. Extra, extra salt will apparently keep food edible (to some people) for long periods of time.
Thus, if people do not return spoiled food to their grocer, and the grocer does not return it to the manufacturer then everyone makes extra money.
Good system, eh?