Tuesday, June 27, 2006

It's Finally Here!

We'll be leaving for our honeymoon this weekend, the day after the ceremony. So, what advice would you, my blog readers, give us for the trip?

We'll be in Arizona.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Six Jobs That Won't Exist In 2016

Interesting...

Here's a list of Six Jobs That Won't Exist In 2016, according to Fast Company magazine.

World Cup Photos

No, these are not pictures of cups from around the world. They're some great photographs of the action on the field at the World Cup Soccer Tournament.

Even if you're not a fan of soccer, you'll most likely still enjoy these pictures.


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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

A True Ice Cream Vending Machine -- and Fast!!

This ice cream vending machine doesn't store ice cream and vend it out when a purchase is made. Instead, it uses a "Flash Freeze" technique that allows the machine itself to create ice cream in only 45 seconds.

Amazing!

I hope we'll be seeing these machines all over the place, because I'm an ice cream FREAK! I love ice cream, but even more so, I REALLY LOVE Frozen Custard!

Oh, and get this, "Not only does its onboard computer run on Linux, the machine also communicates wirelessly through satellite technology to provide company headquarters with inventory and sales data."


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Friday, June 16, 2006

How To Haggle Like A Pro

After reading this Reader's Digest article/guide, I want to go out and haggle somewhere -- to buy something! I'm just not sure what I want to haggle about.

This article gives us "5 Lines That Work."

Who Are the Most "Powerful" Celebrities?

Well, Forbes magazine sez...

Actor Tom Cruise, 43, is the most powerful celebrity in the world, ahead of the Rolling Stones and Oprah Winfrey, according to Forbes magazine's annual list.

Despite the controversy surrounding his Scientology beliefs and his romance with Katie Holmes, with whom he has just had a daughter, Cruise has 67 million dollars thanks to "War of the Worlds" and "Mission Impossible 3," and is still the top star in Hollywood, the New York business magazine said.

Forbes based its list on income between June 2005 and June 2006, on the number of hits each received on Google Internet searches, mentions in the press, television and radio as well as the number of cover photos in 26 major US magazines.

Sexagenarian rockers the Rolling Stones earned a silver medal for their "A Bigger Bang" tour, which pulled in 162 million dollars in late 2005, when Mick Jagger and the band played in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for 1.5 million spectators, Forbes said.

At the top of Forbes' 2005 list, Oprah Winfrey, 52, little known outside the United States, where she has aired her show for 20 years, came in third this year, but her communications empire took in 225 million dollars.

Read the rest of the celebrity list.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

A Guide To the Latest Batch Of Corporate Buzzwords

Here they are!

They include such buzzwords as: "War for talent," "Delayering," "Unsiloing," and "Process-flow analysis."

I once saw my doctor about that last one. Fortunately, things cleared-up in a few weeks.

Top Ten Ways To Get Fired

According to the book, Fire me, please! 101 Ways to Get Fired from Your Miserable Job, these are the Top Ten Ways To Get Fired...
  • Wear an Easter bunny costume and offer the CEO free pictures on your lap.
  • Stroll through the office dressed like a 70"s style pimp. Demand everyone call you "Big Daddy."
  • Show up to work wearing a ninja costume. Try some ninja moves on a client.
  • Wear a fake mustache and convince your supervisor you're a twin brother from France.
  • Dress like "Miserable the Clown" and perform a fake kids show.
  • Wear your underwear on your head. Tell management it's a new way to cure migraine headaches.
  • Dress up like a pro-wrestler and verbally challenge your boss to an office death match for a raise.
  • Dress like a football player and tackle everyone in sight.
  • Dress lik a superhero and call yourself Captain Copier. Defend the office copier from all that is to be copied.
  • Wear a tie without a shirt. Play it off like it's no big deal.
What are your suggestions of sure-fire ways to get yourself fired from your job?

Are We Making A Positive Difference In Iraq?

I say that we are making a positive difference...but what weight does that hold? None. I know that.

But, what if the formerly alive Abu Musab al-Zarqawi himself said the same thing, that American forces ARE making the impact they have planned to make in Iraq? And, what if the formerly dispicable al-Zarqawi went into detail about how his insurgents continue to lose ground?

And...what if we read that letter together now?

Yes, we ARE slowly breaking down the forces of the insurgents. We are also making a noticeable and positive impact in the people's society in Iraq without replacing their culture with ours (as some have feared and have proclaimed.

STATS:
452 raids have been completed since al-Zarqawi's death, with 104 insurgents killed. Over 700 opposition forces have been captured during these raids.

Read more information about what else was accomplished and captured during the Al-Zarqawi Raid.



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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

What Do Experts On Climate Think of Al Gore's Movie On Global Warming?

FYI: I'm simply reporting on what has already been reported. I have not seen this movie ... but then, why would I?
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The vast majority of climate experts are truly amazed that anyone is believing in and promoting Gore's project, The Inconvenient Truth.

No, not just one or two experts, but "hundreds" of them.

Al Gore says, "Scientists have an independent obligation to respect and present the truth as they see it."

Climate Experts say, "Gore's circumstantial arguments are so weak that they are pathetic. It is simply incredible that they, and his film, are commanding public attention."

Read on ...


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VIDEO: Kitty v. Cat

This is an older viral video, but, it's still hilarious.

The added noises make it work.