Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Konerko Re-signs with White Sox

I'm going to miss Rowand, BUT, Konerko re-signs with White Sox!!!!!!!!!

First baseman Paul Konerko and the White Sox agreed to a five-year, $60 million deal on Wednesday.

Konerko had other offers. He had more money out there. He could have tied himself up through 2011 if he'd really wanted to play in an East Coast city with a prominent aquarium.

"But the story here," his agent, Craig Landis, told's Jayson Stark, "was that Paul just wanted to go back to the White Sox."

If the Sox score a season with a healthy Thome AND Konerko...woooooo! That would be an upgrade. An upgrade to the World Champs, that is.

Now, let's see the White Stockings go out and get some extra help on the bench in a trade for Carl Everett. He could be upgraded easily enough. Had a .251 average. Sure, he smacked 23 home runs, but he had no power from the right side. He had a nagging shoulder injury, so perhaps he could stay and rebound with a better year.

We'll see.

Find 75 Music References In This Fun Image!

There are 75 references to bands in this picture. How many can you get?

Monday, November 28, 2005

My Wishbone Story From the Other Day...

I made a wish, and my fiancee' made a wish...then we pulled at the wishbone at the exact same time.

How do I know that? Because the wishbone cracked into 3 pieces!

Nicole and I each ended-up with a piece of the bone, and the connecting portion of it ended-up falling to the floor.

We probably couldn't have done that if we'd tried it 100 times!

Because the event was a rare result, we felt that both of our wishes would come true. :)

(well, I don't believe in the superstition anyway. but it made for a good story)

18 Tricks to Teach Your Body -- Cure Toothache Pain, Clear A Stuffed Nose, etc.)

This is a great list of ways to feel less pain and to feel better overall with strange cures.

Check out a few of the "cures"...
  • If your throat tickles, scratch your ear?
  • Fight fire without water?
  • Cure your toothache without opening your mouth?
  • Make burns disappear?
Read the rest of the homemade cures from Men's Health magazine.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

New TV Show: American Inventor

This new ABC program, American Inventor, looks pretty interesting. I'd like to see it.

AMERICAN INVENTOR is an exciting new primetime reality show for ABC from Simon Cowell and the producers of American Idol.

Set to premiere in early 2006, the show will undertake the biggest search ever for America's best new invention. An embodiment of the ultimate American dream, the show will uncover the hottest new product and make some struggling inventor's dream come true. The show will celebrate the best in homespun American ingenuity and will turn one person's idea into the next big thing.

AMERICAN INVENTOR will visit seven cities with our panel of expert judges for open casting calls to meet inventors from all over the country.

-- The competition is open to individuals or teams of inventors.

-- The product must be something that can be sold in a retail outlet.

-- You can come with a sketch, a prototype or even just an idea.

In the end, it's up to America to call in and vote on which inventor is worthy of the million-dollar prize . So, if YOU believe you have the next great product, grab your invention and join us at one of our auditions. Auditions are scheduled to take place in November and December 2005. See above for dates and locations.

Check out their website to see when they're coming to your town soon. Then, you'll be able to show them your new invention for Scrunchi Undies, Jewelry Quality Birth Control Cases and Air Freshening Skunks. (those ideas were found at the place I found this info: Mary's Great Ideas via

Happy Thanksgiving!

Heavenly Father, Help us remember that the jerk who cut us off in traffic last night is a single mother who worked nine hours that day and is rushing home to cook dinner, help with homework, do the laundry and spend a few precious moments with her children. .

Help us to remember that the pierced, tattooed, disinterested young man who can't make change correctly is a worried 19-year-old college student, balancing his apprehension over final exams with his fear of not getting his student loans for next semester.

Remind us, Lord, that the scary looking bum, begging for money in the same spot every day (who really ought to get a job!) is a slave to addictions that we can only imagine in our worst nightmares.

Help us to remember that the old couple walking annoyingly slow through the store aisles and blocking our shopping progress are savoring this moment, knowing that, based on the biopsy report she got back last week, this will be the last year that they go shopping together.

Heavenly Father, remind us each day that, of all the gifts you give us, the greatest gift is love. It is not enough to share that love with those we hold dear. Open our hearts not to just those who are close to us, but to all humanity.

Let us be slow to judge and quick to forgive, show patience, empathy and love. Also, please take the time during this holiday season to remember those less fortunate, and act to help those whenever you are able to do so. I'll do my best to follow this directive as well.

SOURCE: Diane DiResta's Impact Player Newsletter, 1123/05

Now You Can Blow Colored Bubbles!

Chemical burns, ruined clothes, 11 years, half a million dollars—it's not easy to improve the world's most popular toy. Yet the success of one inventor's quest to a dye simple soap bubble may change the way the world uses color...

Read the article about colored bubbles, and see the picture.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Got A Problem With Our Society Celebrating "Christmas"?

My take on people's intolerance of even mentioning the word "Christmas" at school or at celebrations this time of year is pretty sad. People really don't reject celebrating Christmas deep down. Oh you disagree?

Have you ever heard of anyone refused their "Christmas Bonus" because they were offended, or even complaining about the fact that it bears, or used to bear, the name of the Christian holiday? Of course not.

Fact is, I've never heard of any atheist or agnostic refusing to use money that states, "In God We Trust" on it. They merely object to the things that take something away from people who celebrate the Christian faith.

It's an objection of convenience. It's a way to appear to have principles, but it shows thin skin. Who would willingly boast of their thin skin?

As a Christian, I'm not offended by other religions celebrating their holy or special days. Why would I be offended. They don't believe as I do, and vice versa, so why should they act or celebrate as I do?

We used to be a society that was proud of our melting pot of beliefs and backgrounds. That was until enough people wanted to remove Christianity from our society.

But you know what? This isn't a surprise to Christians who know their Bible. Christ said that He will be a stumbling block to many. I never expect everyone to act and live in the ways that I try to act and live. And, when someone attempts to, or does take something out of the public sector of society that bears a Christian meaning, my faith is still as strong as it was before it was taken away. I don't have to like it, but it also doesn't surprise me.

I don't want God's judgment to come on our country, so I don't sit back and let anyone do whatever they want. I'm not saying that.

Please, someone tell me why Christians are supposed to be tolerant and everyone else does not have to be. Here's the thing, certain people claim to be tolerant as if it were their badge of honor, but then they are intolerant toward the Christian faith.

I'm not impressed with the skin you're in if you're so soft in your beliefs that a celebration that has nothing to do with your belief system offends you. Think about that. Is that you?

If I'm wrong, write me and tell me where I'm wrong. Yes, there are Christians, and those who think they are Christians (but are not), who are also easily offended. I call them out as well. It's a sign of weakness, not of strength.

I'm not perfect, but I think I get this. This conversation seems like a no-brainer. We should be able to discuss our differences. I won't waste my time fighting with you, but I will take time to talk with you ... anytime.

I guess I just had to get that off my chest. This is just frustrating. I'm not a fan of the Red State/Blue State division of our country. Unless we can turn back into all being purple states in the next decade or two, we'll probably see a civil war break out. I believe that was the last time our country was divided into colored states. Do you see it coming too?

How to Drive a Customer Crazy

You're really not going to find a use for this information, "How To Drive A Customer Crazy." I didn't post this link for pragmatic purposes. But, I thought there must have been an interesting reason for writing this article.

The reasons must have been one of the following:

1) To entertain.
2) To encourage others to treat people badly.
3) To simply report what someone who's worked in retail sales has witnessed over the years.
4) To make people wonder why they wrote this article.

Can you think of any other reasons why someone would write this piece?

For me, I simply find it entertaining, but sad as well. We should be mature enough people to treat people better than this. At least I try to do that to the best of my ability, but I'm not perfect.

Monday, November 21, 2005

A Model of San Francisco Made of JELL-O (TM)

Click on the NEXT links to check out the San Francisco cityscape in detail. Sure is colorful!

Who has this kind of time? -- and if they have this kind of time, why wouldn't they use it some other way?

This $5,000 Tent Sleeps Eight -- From North Face

This is a pretty sweet tent, but FIVE GRAND for it?

Whew! Outta my budget for sure!

For that price, it should come with a North Face employee that sets it up for me whenever I go camping.

Pee & Poo Toys??

Straight out of a toilet and into your bed...

The new Pee & Poo toys are cute, cuddly and a little controversial. Designer Emma Megitt launched her unique friends at the Future Designer Days Expo this year. The first batch of Pee & Poo toys hit Sweden and where sold out quicker than you can say Abba.

The controversy surrounding a line of toys representing human waste has created great publicity for Megitt and has launched her name into the designer world spotlight. Originally sold separately Pee & Poo now come in a duo pack. So you get both bodily functions covered in the one box.

These toys are perhaps the most subtle, lovable and harmless way you can physically represent urine and excrement in the form of a plush toy. For a quick language course on the words Pee and Poo in several foreign tongues go to the website.

Smoker Tried To Open Plane Door

A French woman has admitted attempting to open a plane door mid-flight so that she could smoke a cigarette.

...Not the smartest croissant in the bakery...

Ready To Shop This Friday?

My brother, Tony, offers this great post on how to best the "Black Friday" rush in stores later this week.

You actually don't even have to go to the stores that day to get the sale prices!

Don't Be A Clueless Turkey Cooker Like These Sad Saps...

Key to the celebration of Thanksgiving is gathering with family and friends to partake of a sumptuous feast prepared in honor of the day. Central to that feast (or at least to our common mental image of it) is a roasted turkey laid on a platter before the hungry guests, the bird presented in all its mouthwatering crispy-skinned perfection.

Yet not every aspiring Thanksgiving-maker knows how to properly roast a turkey. The bird proves an utter mystery to some, resulting in many a holiday mishap of a culinary nature.

Luckily, those confounded by the fowl can access a great deal of help by calling a number of turkey preparation hotlines. While some offer only recorded tips on how to prepare and roast the bird, others provide live assistance from trained experts well experienced not only with poultry but with nervous and overwhelmed cooks. Over the years, these talk line mavens have fielded all manner of queries from those bewildered by the fickle bird.

Read the silly tales of clueless "chefs" and what they attempted to do, or did, to their poor turkeys.

FACT: Just So You Know...

You're born with 300 bones, but when you get to be an adult, you only have 206.

OOPS: Harrah's could lose $5.8 mil. in botched promotion

Harrah's is now going to honor these coupons...

Harrah's Joliet Casino and Hotel started making good on thousands of misprinted cash coupons Saturday after the Illinois Gaming Board ordered the company to honor its botched promotion.

The casino said a mailing error by a third-party vendor resulted in approximately 11,000 coupons being sent out earlier this week. The coupons were good for $525 in cash, a sum much higher than intended. If all the coupons are redeemed, the payout would by nearly $5.8 million.

Read the full Harrah's article...

STORY: Knute Rockne Intimidates Opponents with Trickery

I love this story...

Eighty years ago, as Notre Dame was preparing to play the USC Trojans in college football, Fighting Irish coach Knute Rockne was aware that his opponent had a far better team. So he devised a plan to intimidate the opposing players.

Rockne scoured the city of South Bend, Indiana (Notre Dame's hometown), and hand-picked 100 of the largest men he could find—each at least six-foot-five and 300 pounds. He put the men in Fighting Irish uniforms and, at game time, marched them onto the field ahead of the real team. (Obviously, this was before the days of limited rosters and eligibility restrictions.)

As USC watched those giants line up on the sidelines, they forgot about their talent and their undefeated record, and they began mentally preparing themselves for a beating. Though none of the specially recruited men played during the game, their presence on the sidelines was enough to knock Southern Cal's concentration off balance. Knute Rockne's trick had worked; he had intimidated the Trojan players into giving up before the game even started.


Friday, November 18, 2005

You've Never Played A Pinball Game Like This!

Very cool! Make sure to keep an eye on the bronze ball, that one's yours.


Yap, yap, yap ... that's what many politicians on Capitol Hill have been doing (more than usual that is). Now, the Republicans have chosen to give the Democrats (it's mostly them) what it sounded like they want -- but they don't want this. :)

Tonight at 7:00 pm ET, a vote will take place that will put Democrats between a rock and a hard place. They'll either have to back their words with their vote, or face ridicule for not putting their money where their yapping mouth is -- a truly brilliant move by the RNC that should quiet things down a little bit.

This after the GOP FINALLY responded to the yapping by Democrats who said one thing in the past, and are now banking on the hope that people forgot what they said. If you forgot, here's a video compiling the main offenders. I really hope this ad gets on TV really soon, and gets a lot of airplay.

Using an opponent's words against them always one of the most effective ways to point out deception. This 60 second video is a great example of that strategy. There simply is no way to render a presentation of the facts, the very words, ineffective.

Top Ten Toys To Avoid Buying This Christmas (not child-safe)

The Top Ten worst toys to buy this Christmas include:

Baby Serena - Baby I'm Yours (Target)

Air Kicks Kickaroos Anti-Gravity Boots (Geospace International)

Lord of the Rings Uruk-Hai Crossbow Set (Toy Biz)

Fantastic 4 Electronic Thing Hands (Toy Biz)

Camoflage Water Bomb Fun Kit (Pioneer Worldwide)

Splatmatic Pistol Splat Paintball Shooter (Palco Marketing)

Animal Alley - Ponies (Toys R Us)

City Blocks (IQ Preschool / Small World Toys)

Fisher Price's Little Mommy Baby Baby Doll (Mattel)

Star Wars Energy Beam Blaster (Hasbro)

Read more here.

VIDEO: Don't Try This At Home

Do I even have to tell you not to do this? (No children in the future for this guy.)

The moral of this video is, don't shoot explosives into your groin. Nope, never.

VIDEO: Talking Dogs

I never get tired of seeing videos of talking dogs. It always makes me laugh.

I wonder how many people have spent hours trying to get their own dogs to talk, with little or no success.

Busch League

According to ...

NOVEMBER 18--When he was pulled over last week by a Phoenix cop, belligerent NASCAR driver Kurt Busch told the officer, "You're only doing this because you're a Jeff Gordon fan." That ridiculous gem is one highlight from three entertaining Maricopa County Sheriff's Office reports on the November 11 traffic stop near the Phoenix International Raceway (copies of the reports, which were released yesterday, can be found below).

Busch, the 27-year-old reigning Nextel Cup champion, also made sure to tell sheriff's deputies, "You guys are a joke, punks. Aren't you supposed to be directing traffic somewhere?" And, of course, he repeatedly asked, "Do you know who I am?"

The cop who pulled Busch over, Deputy Glenn Powe, reported that Busch followed that query up with a "long-winded dissertation about his celebrity status, listing his accomplishments as if he were reading me his resume." Powe, who cited Busch for reckless driving, a misdemeanor, explained that he did not follow stock car racing. Powe also noted that Busch exclaimed, "I'm not doing this gay-ass test," when asked to perform one sobriety test.

Deputy J. McFarland noted that the combative Busch told officers "you guys are out of control," while Lieutenant Randy Brice reported that Busch, using the voice of an "impertinent child," exclaimed, "This is just a bunch of high school games!" Busch, Brice added, continued to "bluster and struggle" until he was handcuffed. At that point, Busch said, "You have no idea who I am! You have to be the dumbest cops I have ever met! You are going to regret this!"

While Powe reported smelling alcohol on Busch, a preliminary breathalyzer test showed the driver to be far below the state's legal limit. Busch, who has apologized to cops for his combativeness, was suspended for the final two races of the NASCAR season by Roush Racing, for whom he has driven for the last five years.

View the docments here.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie

This is very serious, don't laugh...

This site is dedicated to spreading the word about the Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie and how it can help the average human. Here you will find a description of AFDBs, how to make and use them, and general information about related subjects.

Here's another link if you want the cheap version of the Aluminum Beanie. This site is a bit more funny than the other one...wait, this is very serious. These are sitess run by smarty-smart people from MIT.

Same-self Marriage Legislation?

A man, Edward Samuels, living in southwestern Ohio has decided to sue the state of Ohio in order to get legislation passed in order to allow him to marry himself in an act of "Same-self Marriage." He says he's fed up with dating women who aren't right for him, and that he feels that he deserves the rights that married couples enjoy.

Mr. Samuels doesn't believe a simple problem of not being about to find the right woman for him is a good enough reason for him to be held back from enjoying what a marriage could bring into his life, and his attorney recently explained why it makes sense for him to be able to marry himself in an act before a justice of the peace.

"My client, Mr. Edward Samuels, feels that his masculine and feminine sides are more compatible with each other than he has been with any woman he has ever dated," stated James Whitfield, Samuels' acting attorney. "We live in a country where couples of the same sex receive more rights than heterosexual couples do, and introducing 'Same-self' marriages into our society is the next, natural step in our progressive-thinking culture."

"What Mr. Samuels wishes to do is not a crime, but it is also not currently allowed," continued Whitfield. "And if senators are allowed to stick pork projects into nearly every piece of legislation that passes here in our country, it would only make sense that one of the senators, of whom my client is a constituent, would insert a 'Same-self marriages' proposal into a piece of legislation in order to please my client. It just wouldn't hurt nobody."

Opponents are stunned, in fact, those who would typically oppose same-sex marriage are just simply confused about this new marriage angle.

"It just doesn't make any sense, I feel silly even mentioning it -- let alone opposing it," commented Alicia Joblonski. "Am I on candid camera? Am I being punked by that Kutcher guy?"

Okay, okay, the gig is up. This isn't a real story. I made it up.

I just wanted to go on record predicting that this will eventually happen in our country. There are so many people out there that are just looking for a way to get attention, and this is one of those ideas that really should not be placed in their mind.

So, if you know someone like that, don't forward this to them. Let's just wait and see how long it'll take until "Same-self Marriage" legislation truly becomes a story here in our interesting country.

We're quite a scary bunch of people, aren't we?

Not Your Average Motivational Speaker...

Now here's something you simply cannot try at home, so I'm not going to go ahead and tell you not to do it yourself...

This guy would be more fun to watch if he just shut up. But, I'll give him credit for being able to divide his body in half and walk around that way.

DON'T Try This @ Home - Criss Angel

Yeah, you really don't want to try this if you want to become a magician.

If that's your interest, try pulling a bunny out of a hat or something.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Another Mr. T Post: Mr. T To Give Electronic Driving Directions

"I pity the fool that don't turn left at the next street!"

At least, that's what I imagined hearing after reading this news story about Mr. T.

I Suppose She's Earned It!

"Woman Shipped To U.S. In Crate Gets To Stay."

Babymoons Are Latest Trend For Couples

FYI: "Babymoons" have nothing to do with a baby's bare bottom.

See what a babymoon is all about.

Pitch Man's Prison Past Hasn't Stopped His Booming Business

Kevin Trudeau First Person Ever Banned From Selling On Infomercials

Wow, you really have to be a real, first-class, liar in order to be banned from doing infomercials!

Despite his prison past, Kevin Trudeau's new book has shot to the top of the charts. But why?

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Blogging Vacation...

I've taken a few days off blogging, but I'll be back to posting great links again tomorrow.

Thank you for coming back soon! I love my readers!!

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Hot Wheels For Wheelchair Users -- This Is INCREDIBLE!

What an amazing idea...

Style has rarely been a priority in industrial design for the disabled - until now that is. Designed in Hungary, the Kenguru is a car specially designed for wheelchair users. The car’s interior space has no front seat – just a space built to house the driver’s own wheelchair so all he/she has to do is simply roll in through the extra large car doors and into position. The wheelchair locks into place, within easy reach of the car’s controls which are centred around a joystick. It’s light years away from the current options for disabled drivers, which involve having to hoist themselves into the driver’s seat of standard cars.

You've got to check out this Kenguru car!

Click the NEXT link at the bottom to see some other AMAZING design ideas.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Top 100 Internet Moments (So Far)

Click on the images on the righthand side of this page of the Top 100 Internet Moments in order to take a trip back to enjoy some great moments, and to learn about a few you might have missed.


Top 10 Practical Blogs for Entrepreneurs

With more and more people jumping on the business blogging bandwagon, it's getting to the point that there is far more out there than you could ever hope to read on a regular basis. To help you filter that infoglut down to a more manageable level, here is my list of the ten most practical blogs for entrepreneurs.

These blogs are helpful for people in various areas of the business world. Some will apply, others won't, but check it out in case you'll find a gem that will help you and your company now or in the future. I check a few of these very regularly, and am subscribed to newsletters from a few of them as well. And I'm in Public Relations, not an entrepreneur...

Here are the first few blogs in this list for entrepreneurs:

Small Business Trends - Anita Campbell looks at the latest trends affecting small businesses and entrepreneurs. A must-read for entrepreneurs.

Just for Small Business - Full of thought-provoking tips for small business owners from Denise O'Berry, I like this blog because the topics are often unexpected - not your usual small business fare. - Carson McComas lives up to this blog's subtitle of "killer resources for entrepreneurs" by providing links and reviews of "killer" applications and other resources to help entrepreneurs work smarter, not harder.

Duct Tape Marketing - John Jantsch delivers 2-3 small business marketing tips weekly in easily digestible, actionable bite-size chunks.

Home Office Voice - Internet entrepreneur Martin Neumann shares his experience and tips for building a web-based business. His writing style is very informal and entertaining, but at the same time he provides some really solid advice.

"Do As I Say, Not As I Do"

Some of the loudest voices in our country has their own little secrets that shows how the love of money (and other pursuits) is a greater interest than the moralistic and political statements these people make...

Some examples include:

Filmmaker Michael Moore insists that corporations are evil and claims he doesn't invest in the stock market due to moral principle. But Moore's IRS forms, viewed by Schweizer, show that over the past five years he has owned shares in such corporate giants as Halliburton, Merck, Pfizer, Sunoco, Tenet Healthcare, Ford, General Electric and McDonald's.

Staunch union supporter Rep. Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) has received the Cesar Chavez Award from the United Farmworkers Union. But the $25 million Northern California vineyard she and her husband own is a non-union shop.

But the hypocrisy doesn't end there. Pelosi has received more money from the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees union than any other member of Congress in recent election cycles.

But the Pelosis own a large stake in an exclusive hotel in Rutherford, Calif. It has more than 250 employees. But none of them are in a union, according to Schweizer, author of "The Bushes: Portrait of a Dynasty" and a regular contributor to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and other periodicals.

Ralph Nader is another liberal who claims that unions are essential to protect worker rights. But when an editor of one of his publications tried to form a union to ameliorate miserable working conditions, the editor was fired and the locks changed on the office door.

Self-described socialist Noam Chomsky has described the Pentagon as "the most vile institution on the face of the earth" and lashed out against tax havens and trusts that benefit only the rich.

But Chomsky has been paid millions of dollars by the Pentagon over the last 40 years, and he used a venerable law firm to set up his irrevocable trust to shield his assets from the IRS.
The Pelosis are also partners in a restaurant chain called Piatti, which has 900 employees. The chain is – that's right, a non-union shop.

Air America radio host Al Franken says conservatives are racist because they lack diversity and oppose affirmative action. But fewer than 1 percent of the people he has hired over the past 15 years have been African-American.

Ted Kennedy has fought for the estate tax and spoken out against tax shelters. But he has repeatedly benefited from an intricate web of trusts and private foundations that have shielded most of his family's fortune from the IRS.

One Kennedy family trust wasn't even set up in the U.S., but in Fiji.

Another family member, environmentalist Robert Kennedy Jr., has said that it is not moral to profit from natural resources. But he receives an annual check from the family's large holdings in the oil industry.

Barbra Streisand has talked about the necessity of unions to protect a "living wage." But she prefers to do her filming and postproduction work in Canada, where she can pay less than American union wages.

Bill and Hillary Clinton have spoken in favor of the estate tax, and in 2000 Bill vetoed a bill seeking to end it. But the Clintons have set up a contract trust that allows them to substantially reduce the amount of inheritance tax their estate will pay when they die.

Billionaire Bush-basher George Soros says the wealthy should pay higher, more progressive tax rates. But he holds the bulk of his money in tax-free overseas accounts in Curacao, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands.

Schweizer writes: "Liberals claim to support affirmative action but don't practice it. They support higher taxes but set up complicated tax shelters to avoid paying them. They claim to be ardent environmentalists but abandon their cause when it impinges on their own property rights.

"The reality is that liberals like to preach in moral platitudes. They like to condemn ordinary Americans and Republicans for a whole host of things - racism, lack of concern for the poor, polluting the environment, and greed."

It's true that hypocrisy is not only happening with Democrats, but I found this information today, and wanted to help get it out there. Republicans have their own share of hypocrisy. I understand that.

All of this information comes from a new book, and I cannot prove any of these snippets from the book. But, every one of us have had our own moments of hypocrisy.

So why did I point out the hypocrisy of these people when I'm aware that we are all guilty of this? It's simply because these are people who drive political thinking and actions. These are people who claim to have higher moral lives than other people. These are people who claim to own the bulk of our country's ethical property. These are people who are in power and have chosen to tell people to do what they say to do, but as they themselves do.

That's why.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Guide To "Calling Shotgun," and Getting the Front Seat

There's really a guide out there online with all of the "official rules" of calling shotgun and getting that prized front seat passenger position in a car full of you and your friends.

The "Amendments" section reads like a manifesto. It's crazy how detailed this guide is. Check it out!

To Ponder...

"A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes. It is innocent, unless found guilty. A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe. It is guilty, until found effective."

-- Edward Teller

A Great Quote...

"We've heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is not true."

--Robert Wilensky

Meet Boffo, the World's Strongest Clown!

Make sure you have your speakers on when you click over to Boffo's website. He's quite a sight!

Do You Know What A Puggle Is?

These Puggle pooches are the hottest mixed-breed/designer dogs in America today.

They're half Pug, half Beagle.

Seven Things Jennifer Aniston Would Talk About Than the Men In Or Out Of Her Life

I normally wouldn't post links to subjects like this (i.e., usual/popular Hollywood stories and stars), but this list is a good idea for an actor to put out there. Sure, interviewers will still ask the usual questions of her that she dislikes, BUT, a smart reporter will have a few subjects to ask of her if they want to get on her "good interviewer" list. That could come in handy if the actor ever pulls a time of NO INTERVIEWS. Because the smart reporters who taked with her about those perferred topics in the past will have the best shot at scoring a prized interview when no one else can get in.

(I've done hundreds of interviews myself with musicians, and I've seen this play out. In fact, I've done this myself -- and it's paid off).

Here's Jennifer Aniston's list:

1. Her new movie, "Derailed."

2. Her dog, Norman

3. How little she actually cries.

4. The long-term effects of Botox

5. The state of television

Read the rest of the Aniston and her list, along with explanations for each of her seven "perferences."

Friday, November 04, 2005

What Would Mr. T Drink?

Find out what Mr. T drinks by reading this hilarious story about a guy who bumped into Mr. T at a local Starbucks shop.

“I pity the fool who has to ask me if I still pity the fool.” - Mr. T

I would've loved to have been there to see all this play out. :)

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Work Accountability Tool

If you need a kick in the pants to keep yourself going with today's tasks at the office, check out this tool that will keep you accountable for your work.

You're welcome.

REUTERS: Beef "Panties" Being Recalled

It's true, you can check out the Beef Panties recall for yourself.

The recent Reuters story begins with these words:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Quaker Maid Meats Inc. on Tuesday said it would voluntarily recall 94,400 pounds of frozen ground beef panties that may be contaminated with E. coli.

I didn't know red meat also could double as red panties.

You learn something every day, don't ya?

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Want To Buy A House That Comes With A Bride Too?

"Woman puts herself and her house up for sale." Really.

Check out the woman, the house, and the deal here.

The official website ( of this sale is slow, but you can try it here.

Perhaps this will become a new trend. Well, probably not.

PODCAST: Fly With Me

Listen to this podcast where you can hear from flight attendants and pilots as they tell what goes on behind the galley curtain (and behind the cockpit door). It's interesting!

Check out a few of the different episodes to get a taste of this podcast, and see if it's one for you.

New York Times Creates Own Version of Fallen Soldier's Letter

It's just completely wrong for a reporter, James Dao, to feel the freedom to create his own version of a fallen soldier's letter to those readers after his death.

Many people already rarely trusted what they read in the New York Times (I refuse to give them a link in this post), but now, if this blatant lack of ethical descretion is allowed, then how can anyone ever have any trust in what the Times prints in the future?

Read the story of James Dao's article, and how he refuses to apologize for his decisions -- even after he has been caught red-handed. Michelle Malkin reports.