Saturday, January 31, 2009

Don't do drugs MMMK!


There is a phase in each person's addiction that is called the "denial" phase. It is during this phase that the addict will ask him or herself "why is my drug use so bad?" He or she will come up with plenty of reasons to justify their dependence on drugs and decide that his or her dependence isn't actually an addiction. Quitting can happen at any time! This is usually the time in which an addict will tell themselves that the drugs being taken are actually good. "These drugs aren't any worse than what people buy at a pharmacy" the addict will say.






But the real question is: Why are drugs bad? After all, anybody can walk into a grocery store or local pharmacy and take their pick of over the counter pain killers, sleep aids, anti-histamines and illness relievers. Why are those drugs perfectly safe but other drugs aren't? What makes cocaine different from No-Doz?
The truth is that all drugs are based on natural ingredients. Even some of the more harmful drugs like heroin come from natural sources. Heroin, for example, comes from poppies. Cocaine comes from the coca leaf. Everyone knows that marijuana is herbal. Alcohol is just fermented grain. Right?

What makes these drugs different from their natural bases is the ways in which they are manipulated for public consumption. Most marijuana is now laced with other additives and Cocaine goes through a rigorous process between its coca leaf form and the white powder that is sold in tiny zip lock bags. These drugs are manipulated by the manufacturers to have an effect that is more intense for the user. This can involve adding chemicals and other additives that can cause quite a lot of harm to the body. It is these additives that can cause a person to go through an overdose the first time they try something-even when they only have a tiny fraction of the amount of the drug that other people might have.

The other thing that makes drugs bad is the way they affect people when they start to wear off. When someone takes an Advil, for example, it wears off easily-the side effects are minimal. When someone takes methamphetamines, however, they are usually treated to a racing heartbeat, night sweats and other negative effects. The person is likely to take more of the drug to keep the side effects from "coming down" at bay.

Simply put: Drugs are bad because the have detrimental effects on a person's body and mind. Even over the counter drugs, when taken in large quantities, can have a negative effect on a person's body and brain. Drugs are bad because they cause unnatural reactions that might feel pleasant for a while but can cause users a great deal of distress when they start to wear off. There are plenty of reasons why drugs are bad. The experts in drug rehabs can explain all of the reasons that your life is better when you are drug free.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

LoL WTF?! I hate my parents!

I Hate My Parents

These kids hate what is being done to them and one day they will get their revenge.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

How not to die

My Birthday is exactly 1 month away. Thinking about it makes me anxious. Just another year closer to 30, closer to 50, closer to the end of my life.
So I decided to dig up some into, including this first post I had bookmarked a few months back.

Top 10 Lessons on How Not to Die

By Jan Garavaglia, M.D. Read the full story here.

Lesson #1: Know your numbers.
BMI, Blood glucose, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol
Lesson #2: Listen to your body.
Lesson #3: Use as directed
Lesson #4: Practice good hygiene.
Lesson #5: Drive carefully.
Lesson #6: Just say no.
Lesson #7: Watch your step.
Lesson #8: Have a good time.
Lesson #9: Don't go it alone.
Lesson #10: Remember what matters.

I wanted to repost this whole article but couldnt get anyone to answer any of my emails when I asked to do so :(


Top Five Preventable Diseases and how to save yourself.
Basically the same stuff stated above but some differences.

#1 Diabetes

Staggering stat: Experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expect diabetes to affect more than 48 million people by 2050, In the United States alone. While it's already a widespread epidemic, many don't even know they have it.

Act now! Obesity is undoubtedly the greatest risk factor for developing diabetes, so losing and maintaining a healthy weight is essential for prevention. Many physicians recommend avoiding excessive carbohydrates because it eases stress on the pancreas where insulin is made.

But before making any drastic carb cuts, consider the suggestions from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). They report that low-carb, high-protein or other fad diets may help in losing weight initially, but they're not likely to help with long term, healthy weight maintenance. Such diets also eliminate vital nutrients. Instead, concentrate on an overall healthy eating plan that includes major food groups like lean meats, whole grains, fruits, vegetables and always control portion sizes.

Did you know? Two out of three people with diabetes die from heart disease and stroke?

#2 Heart Disease

Staggering stat: According to the American Heart Association (AHA), coronary heart disease is the single major cause of death in the U.S.

Act now! The U.S. Food & Drug Administration offers these tips for keeping your heart healthy: Get moving and maintain a healthy weight, stick to a nutritious, well-balanced diet, control blood pressure and cholesterol, prevent and manage diabetes, quit smoking, and minimize stress.

A Mediterranean diet is a good option for heart health. It promotes the consumption of healthy fats like olive and canola oils, small portions of nuts, generous amounts of fruits and vegetables, very little red meat, and regular servings of fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, and halibut. Don't like fish? Doctors recommend taking 1,000 to 1,200 milligrams of fish oil per day.

Did you know? Smoking will counteract most heart disease prevention measures? For example, smoking even while eating healthy, exercising regularly, and/or taking medications will thwart most efforts to prevent any disease.

#3 Stroke

Staggering stat: According to the National Stroke Association, stroke is the leading cause of death in America and the No. 1 cause of adult disability. In fact, the chance of having a stroke from ages 45-54 may be more than twice as high for women than men.

"A stroke is basically a heart attack of the brain," Madhani says. "It's a really nasty disease process, probably even more so than heart disease because the margin of error in the brain is far less than the heart."

He further explains that when key areas of the brain are affected by stroke it usually results in permanent damage to vision, speech, movement, hearing, etc.

Act now! Luckily, the National Stroke Association says that 80 percent of all strokes are preventable. In addition to all heart disease and diabetes prevention methods (mentioned above), it's also recommended to maintain a low sodium (salt) diet, monitor blood pressure, and find out if you have high cholesterol or atrial fibrillation.

#4 Cancer

Staggering stat: Scientists estimate that as much as 50 percent or more of cancer deaths in the U.S. are caused by social and environmental conditions and the unhealthy choices people make. The American Cancer Society says some of these factors include an unhealthy diet, obesity, smoking, and physical inactivity.

Act now! In addition to the ever popular advice on following a healthy diet and regular exercise regimen, Dr. Philip Dy, oncologist and hematologist at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Centralia offers a few more suggestions.

"Taking a baby aspirin daily could prevent not only breast cancer and heart disease, but also colon polyps, which is the main cause of colon cancer," he says.

Did you know? Tobacco is the only consumer product known to kill half of its users, according to the American Cancer Society?

#5 Osteoporosis

Staggering stat: The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) reports that more than 1.5 millions Americans experience osteoporotic fractures each year (700,000 of which are vertebral fractures) at an annual cost of nearly $14 billion to the U.S. health care system.

According to the Mayo Clinic, fractures from osteoporosis are about twice as common in women as they are in men.

Act now! Typically, people will not have symptoms of osteoporosis until it's late in the process of the disease and they've sustained a fracture," says Angela Freehill, M.D. from the Orthopaedic Center of Southern Illinois in Mt. Vernon.

As with most diseases, prevention starts with education. While some of the most important risk factors for an osteoporotic fracture are traits that cannot be changed (gender, age, menopause, heredity, ethnicity and body frame), there are other risk factors that you can control.

Did you know? Drinking tea is associated with a higher bone mineral density in women even though high caffeine consumption is associated with osteoporosis? The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published the results of a study that shows women who were regular tea drinkers had higher bone density in two sites in the hip compared with non-tea drinkers. However, only the benefits of green and black teas were examined, not herbal teas.


Top 5 Ways to Start Living Better Today

A guide written for men, but also applies to women on the Primer Magazine Website.

Couldn't get permission to repost this one either but a good read nonetheless.



 10 Things That Are Surprisingly Good For You

Are you sick of being told what to eat, drink, and do? Then this is your lucky day! Here are ten things that people tell you are bad but actually have healthy aspects to them. In future when someone whines at you – you can point them in the direction of this list and have the last laugh! So onwards, the ten things that are healthier thank you think.

Ice Cream
Ice-cream is a low GI (glycemic-index) food. This means that it is a slow sugar release food that keeps you satisfied for a longer period of time than a high GI food. For that reason, you are less likely to binge after eating ice-cream. 75 grams of Ben and Jerry’s Cookies and Cream ice-cream contains only 114 calories compared to a slice of cheesecake with 511 calories. Furthermore, ice-cream is made of milk which contains many essential nutrients and vitamins. 1 cup of milk contains up to 30% of a man’s daily recommended intake. Other nutrients in ice-cream are biotin, iodine, potassium, selenium,vitamins a, b12, D, and K. Studies show a possible link between milk consumption and a lowered risk of arterial hypertension, coronary heart disease, colorectal cancer.

Interesting Fact: In the 5th century BC, the ancient Greeks sold snow cones made with fruit and honey in the markets of Athens.

Throw away the rubber globes! Dirt is back in vogue! Remember the days where kids played in dirt, food was served with bare hands, and straws didn’t come in individual wrappers? It turns out – they were healthier days than our modern sterile ones! Early childhood exposure to bacteria, viruses, and parasites has been found to give a massive boost to our immune systems, making us less likely to get sick when we do come in to contact with various bugs. Research has found that children with a dog in the home are less likely to suffer allergies, and regular social interaction can reduce the risk of leukemia by up to 30%. Those are statistics not to ignore – so throw away the anti-bacterial cleaners and get dirty!

Interesting Fact: There are as many as 10 times more bacterial cells in the human body than human cells! The vast majority of these are harmless.

Stress is universally considered a bad thing – in some cases people have successfully won lawsuits against companies for work-related stress. But, what most people don’t know is that a little stress goes a long way to making us healthier. In short doses, stress can help boost the body’s immune system. In the first stage of stress (the “alarm” stage – often known as the “fight or flight” response) the body produces cortisol – a stress fighting hormone which has many benefits to the body. Stress can give a feeling of fulfillment – when this is the case it is called “eustress” as opposed to “distress”.

Interesting Fact: The term “stress” and the mental properties of it was not known before the 1950s. Until that time it referred simply to hardship or coercion.

Not only is coffee tasty, it is a mild stimulant with many medical uses. Caffeine contains a muscle relaxant that is very beneficial to people with bronchial problems – it can alleviate the symptoms of asthma. Additionally, caffeine releases certain fatty acids in to the blood stream that become a useful source of fuel for muscles. It even seems that the only serious side-effect to too much caffeine is a small amount of body-weight loss – a danger if you are anorexic. Caffeine should be avoided by people with fecal incontinence as it loosens the anal and sphincter muscles.

Interesting Fact: Caffeine can be toxic to animals, in particular dogs, horses, and parrots. It also has a much more significant effect on spiders than humans.

Red Wine
Red wine contains a group of chemicals called polyphenols (once called Vitamin P) which have been found to be very beneficial for health. They reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. Wine has also been found to be an effective anti-bacterial agent against strains of Streptococcus (found most often in the human mouth) which can help reduce infections. Some wine varieties have extra health benefits; Cabernet Sauvignon appears to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease. In addition to the benefits already listed, wine is chock full of antioxidants which play a huge role in the health ofthe human body. The wines found to have the greatest benefits are found in the South of France and the Sardinia region of Italy.

Interesting Fact: Wine originated in the regions of Israel, Georgia, and Iran, around 6000 BC.


As a result of recent research into chocolate and health, it appears to be something of a panacea (cure-all) – coupled with the great taste and mood enhancing properties, it might be seen as a wonder drug! Cocoa or dark chocolate improves the overall health of the circulatory system, it stimulates the brain, prevents coughs, prevents diarrhea, and may even be an anti-cancer agent. Like coffee, chocolate is toxic to many animals. A BBC study indicates that melting chocolate in your mouth increases brain activity and the heart rate more intensely than passionate kissing, with the effect lasting four times longer after the activity ends. Eating regular small quantities of chocolate reduces cholesterol and the chances of a heart attack. Sign me up for some of that medication!

Interesting Fact: Chocolate has been used as a drink since at least 1100 – 1400 BC.

Cannabis is said to be beneficial for over 250 conditions. For this reason it is legal on prescription in a number of Western countries. Cannabis is believed to help with arthritis, asthma, depression, glaucoma, and pain. It is also reported to be a good treatment for constipation. Cannabis is also useful in dealing with the sideeffects of treatments for cancer, AIDS, and hepatitis. Cannabis has been used medicinally for over 3,000 years! Strangely, the cultivation and use of cannabis is outlawed in most countries.

Interesting Fact: Evidence of the use of cannabis as a non-medicinal drug exists as charred seeds found in Romania dating back to the 3rd millenium BC.

The moderate consumption of beer has been associated with the lowered risk of head disease, stroke, and mental decline. In addition, brewers yeast (used in the production of beer) contains many nutrients that are carried through to the final drink: magnesium, selenium, potassium, phosphorus, biotin, and Bvitamins . For this reason, beer is sometimes referred to as “liquid bread”. In 2005 a Japanese study found that low-alcohol beer may contain strong anti-cancer properties. Contrary to popular belief, a “beer belly” or “beer gut” is not produced by the beer, but rather overeating and lack of exercise.

Interesting Fact: Beer is one of the oldest beverages – dating back to the 6th millennium BC.

Often referred to as “Smoker’s Paradoxes”, there are a number of therapeutic uses of nicotine or smoking. For example, smokers are less likely to need surgery to provide extra blood to their heart after an angioplasty, the risk of ulcerative colitis is reduced, and it even interferes with the development of Kaposi’s sarcoma (a type of cancer of the lymphatic endothelium). Perhaps most surprisingly, is that there are connections to smoking and a reduction in allergic asthma. There is also a large body of evidence to suggest that smokers have a dramatically reduced risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s Disease. Nicotine is currently being investigated as a treatment for ADHD, and Schizophrenia.

Interesting Fact: Tobacco smoking has been a practice of humans since at least 5000 BC.

Amidst the loud angry cries against pornography, a few serious scientific studies have been performed on the subject. It seems that men and women who view pornography, have improved sex lives, better sexual knowledge, and an overall better quality of life. Surprisingly, one study found that the more that pornography is viewed, the greater the improvements. In an extensive study performed in Australia, the majority of married respondents stated that they believed that pornography has had a positive effect on their marriage. While clearly not always linked to pornography, studies have found that men who had fewer orgasms were twice as likely to die of any cause as those having two or more orgasms a week.

Interesting Fact: Pornography (and the anti-pornography movement) as it is understood today is a concept of the Victorian era (19th century) which was extremely moralistic. Sexual imagery was not taboo before that time.


10 Ways Your Health Might Sink Your Sex Life by US News & world report
Are you having trouble in the bedroom lately? It might be time for a physical.

Many health problems come with a tagalong: sexual dysfunction. Are the home fires burning less brightly lately? It might be time for a checkup. Here are a few medical conditions and situations whose impact can be felt in the bedroom:
Click here to find out more!

Vascular disease. Several vascular conditions can express themselves as sexual problems. With time, they harm blood vessel, hardening and tapering arteries, which can restrict blood flow to the genitals. For men, this may translate into inefficient erections; for women, inadequate lubrication. Studies indicate that blood vessel disease could be behind 50 percent to 70 percent of men's erectile dysfunction, according to the Cleveland Clinic.

Diabetes. Sex problems often coexist with diabetes and its attendant complications—especially vascular disease and nerve damage. Men may experience erectile or ejaculatory dysfunction, while women may face decreased arousal and difficulty achieving orgasm. The risks of these sexual side effects may be reduced by keeping blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol in check, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

Depression. Sexual dysfunction often accompanies depression, since the brain, commonly called the "the largest sex organ," is where that spark of sexual desire originates. If brain chemicals, or neurotransmitters, aren't properly balanced, libido, arousal, and orgasm can take a hit. Frustratingly, antidepressants such as selective and nonselective serotonin reuptake inhibitors that act on serotonin receptors may dampen desire, decrease arousal, and stall or squash orgasm. Luckily, antidotes exist. Studies (supported by Pfizer) have found that Viagra and Viagra-like medications may help, and some physicians have had success with the antianxiety medication buspirone. Switching antidepressants might work, too.

Menopause. Women's sex lives may change as certain hormones begin to wane. A drop in estrogen, which aids in arousal, often results in vaginal dryness and painful intercourse. Testosterone—a hormone tied to libido in both sexes—is on the decline as ovaries, which produce roughly half a woman's testosterone, shut down. While testosterone deficiencies won't always create problems, low levels of the hormone may kill a sexual appetite.

Medication side effects. Countless medications can affect what goes on between the sheets. Besides antidepressants that act on the brain's serotonin receptors, certain high blood pressure medications, and even the birth control pill, can sap libido and have other sexual side effects. Subbing a different drug or a lower dosage may make a difference.

Multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis, a disease of the central nervous system, is known to impair sexual function. Unsatisfactory erections and poor arousal and orgasmic dysfunction in women may sometimes be indicators of this potentially crippling lifelong condition. Other neurological disorders such as Parkinson's can create similar trouble.

Endometriosis. More than 5 million women in North America have endometriosis, a condition in which tissue that should normally line the uterus grows elsewhere, according to the National Institutes of Health. Along with symptoms like painful cramps, heavy periods, and chronic pelvic pain, sex for these women can be an excruciating ordeal.

Ovarian cysts. Painful sex may also be a sign of an ovarian cyst, a fluid-filled sac on the ovary; pelvic inflammatory disease; or even pelvic cancer. Sexual pain, experts say, shouldn't be ignored.

Thyroid dysfunction. The thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland perched at the front of the neck, has important responsibilities. It governs the body's metabolic processes, from temperature to weight, and can also play a key role in sexual health A faulty thyroid producing either an over- or underabundance of hormone may be associated with erectile and ejaculatory problems, a change in libido, or a difficulty with lubrication and orgasm in women. Thyroid conditions are treatable, says Irwin Goldstein, director of sexual medicine at San Diego's Alvarado Hospital.

Sleep apnea. This disorder—in which people stop breathing for 10 seconds or more repeatedly during sleep—is thought to be a risk factor for sex problems in men, potentially causing erection and libido problems. Treatment with CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure)—a masklike device that forces air into the airway—may help. There's no guarantee, however, that it won't dull the mood.

Sources for articles:
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12. The Lost Civilizations of the Stone Age by Richard Rudgely
13. Medical Use of Cannabis in California by Dale Gieringer
14. Dark Chocolate Could Help Hearts by Emma Ross
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Chippendales to celebrate the New Year

Chippendale from Greece

Chippendale from Russia

Chippendale from India

Chippendale from Tibet

Chippendale From Egypt

Chippendale from Africa

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Does anyone want to buy a $30,000 cell phone?

The Vertu Boucheron 150 is made from “solid gold” and is meant to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Boucheron jewelry house in Paris. According to the designer, it took 1,000 hours to cut into shape, 700 hours to hand polish, and more than 500 hours to build.



Wait wait, you thought $30,000 was expensive? What about the Goldvish “Le million” = $1,000,000


A PR stunt it may be, and they surely can’t be expecting to sell any, but the Goldvish “Le million” is officially the most expensive mobile phone in the world, according the Guiness Books of Records. There’s even been talk of a $1.3million phone, but this has fewer diamonds than the Goldvish so I can’t see where the extra expense comes from! The “Le million” is a one off, featuring a blinding 120 carats worth of VVS-1 grade diamonds, according to designer Emmanuel Gueit. If $1 million is out of your price range. the Geneva-based Goldvish also offer several other diamond-encrusted 18k gold models in your choice of rose, yellow, or white, starting at a much more reasonable $25,600

1 million not enough to spend on a cell phone?

The Diamond Crypto Smartphone for only $1.3 million


One candidate for world’s most expensive cell phone is the Diamond Crypto Smartphone, created by luxury accessory producer Peter Aloisson of Moscow-based JSC Ancort. Its price stems from the platinum body, the cover adorned with 50 diamonds—including eight which are rare blue diamonds. Additionally, the Ancort logo and the navigation key are made of 18k rose gold.

Built on the Windows CE, this most expensive cell also features a high-resolution color TFT display and a 256 bit cryptographic algorithm. This expensive mobile phone is capable of SMS, MMS, E-mail, Internet, WAP, JAVA support and also has a media player.

Maybe 1.3 million is breaking your budget? Here you go, luxuries for less.

Vertu Signature Cobra = $310,000


Vertu is now taking orders for the Signature Cobra, designed by French jeweler Boucheron, but you had better be quick as only 8 are being made! The Cobra will feature one pear-cut diamond, one round white diamond, two emerald eyes and 439 rubies. Vertu will also be offering a “cheaper” version, ruby free, at $115,000

$310,000 still too much?

Sony Ericsson Black Diamond = $300,000

Apparently the Black Diamond became available in 2007, not from Sony Ericsson but by a company called VIPN. Initially only 5 unique numered pieces were be available for the unbelievable price of, wait for it… $300,000.

With regards to the specifications, don’t expect anything remarkable for your money. It will have Quad-band with Wi-Fi, an Intel 400Mhz processor running windows mobile 5, and a touch sensitive 2″ screen. It will also include internal memory of 128mb and will come with a 2Gb SD card for external storage, plus a respectable 4 Megapixel camera.

The designer Jaren Goh has used some pretty impressive materials for the build, featuring titane with polycarbonate, mirror-finish cladding and diamonds.

Can't see yourself spending 300,000 when your house hasn't been remodeled since last spring?

Kings Button iPhone 3G $250,000


Made for the money tycoons, nothing spells expensive and luxury other than the new Kings Button iPhone 3G. With a staggering estimated price of … *drum roll* $2.5 MILLION, this is one phone you don’t want to drop in a toilet. Designed by the renowned Austrian designer Peter Aloisson, this iPhone is the ultimate techie bling bling with its diamonds and gold inlay. A whooping 6.6 carat diamond was used for the phone’s main button and the luxurious casing is made up of combined 18 carat Rose Gold, White Gold and Yellow Gold. The edge of the iPhone was also lavishly adorned by 138 finely cut diamonds; even one of those is worth more than the phone itself. Although no special features were added to the phone itself, the phenomenal amount of money invested on the modification makes this phone say… one in a 2.5 million? Just carrying this million dollar phone is enough to send the message “I’m rich, you’re poor.” in a subtle yet flashy way. For those of us who can’t afford that $2.5M for a mobile phone, we can always go for the regular iPhone 3G technologically adorned with 3G capabilities, Wi-Fi, touch screen and of course the signature apple logo.

Still a little pricey for your tastes in a cell phone?

Nokia 8800 Arte with pink diamonds $134,000


Designed by Peter Aloisson, this solid 18k white gold phone features over 680 pink and white brilliant cut diamonds totaling over 21.5 carats. Some of the phone’s features are a 3.15 MP camera with autofocus and video, a music player, Bluetooth and voice memo.

Still too steep? Maybe this one is more in your price range:

Vertu Diamond = $88,000


The Diamond is Vertu’s premium range of high-end mobile phones. As the name suggests the handsets in the Diamond range are diamond-encrusted handsets made from platinum. Only 200 of the handsets are being produced, the most expensive believed to be worth an estimated $100,000.

30k doesn't seem so bad now does it?
Personally I wouldnt spend more than 200 for a phone (And I beat myself up doing so) but some people need to show off the bling. I guess theres worse things you could spend your money on... if you have that much money.

If I had that much money I'd be buying clothes. Oh and lots of shoes. Just not these shoes!

Stuart Weitzman’s Rita Hayworth Heels. Price tag: $3,000,000
Specs: Stuart Weitzman designed the satin open toe stilettos around a pair of earrings owned by movie legend Rita Hayworth.

The earrings are laden with rubies, sapphires and diamonds.

THE CINDERELLA SLIPPERS: How much could a pair of shoes cost? Well, the world's 2nd most expensive pair of women's shoes costs a cool $2 million:

I'd rather have thousands of shoes!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Dick & Tits in a box!

"Dick in a Box" is a Saturday Night Live digital short featuring Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg that aired on December 16, 2006

Funny spoof of Saturday Night Live video Dick in a Box entitled Tits in a box!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Strange laws

Strange laws

Did you know?
Although the USA has only 5 percent of the world population it has 70 percent of the worlds lawyers.

 The good 'ol US of A

    * Alabama - It is illegal to maim oneself to escape duty.

    * Alabama - Bear wrestling matches are prohibited.

    * Alabama - Boogers may not be flicked into the wind.

    * Alabama - It is legal to drive the wrong way down a one-way street if you have a lantern attached to the front of your automobile.

    * Alabama - You cannot drive barefooted.

    * Alabama - It is illegal to sell peanuts in Lee County after sundown on Wednesday.

    *  Alabama - Prison guards are forbidden from referring to their spouses as “the old ball 'n' chain.

    * Alaska - you can't look at a moose from an airplane.

    * Alaska - Anchorage -You cannot tie your pet dog to the roof of your car.

    * Alaska - Even though it is legal to shoot a bear, it is illegal to wake a bear for the purpose of taking a photograph.

    * Alaska - Anchorage - Persons may not live in a trailer as it is being hauled across the city.

    * Arizona - you can't walk through a hotel lobby in spurs.

    * Arizona - You could get up to 25 years in prison for cutting down a cactus.

    * Arizona - If you commit a misdemeanor while wearing a red mask, it is considered a felony.

    * Arizona - Hunting Camels is prohibited.

    * Arizona - It is illegal to manufacture imitation cocaine.

    * California - some Community leaders passed an ordinance that makes it illegal for anyone to try to stop a child from playfully jumping over puddles of water.

    * California - law prohibits a woman from driving a car while dressed in a housecoat.

    * California (San Francisco) - there is an ordinance, which bans the picking up and throwing of used confetti.

    * California - More than 3000 sheep cannot be herded down Hollywood Blvd. at any one time.

    * California - a law created in 1925 makes it illegal to wiggle while dancing.

    * California - (Chico) The law says that anybody who detonates a nuclear device within the city limits is liable to a fine of $500.

    * Colorado - a pet cat, if loose, must have a tail-light

    * Colorado - You cannot mutilate a rock in a state park.

    * Connecticut - you can be stopped by the police for biking over 65 miles per hour.

    * Connecticut - you are not allowed to walk across a street on your hands.

    * Connecticut - A man cannot write love letters to a girl whose mother or father has forbidden the relationship.

    * Delaware - R rated movies cannot be shown in Drive in Theaters.

    * Delaware - It is illegal to fly over any body of water unless you are carrying sufficient food and drink.

    * Florida - The hair salon and women can be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer.

    * Florida - There is a law prohibiting unmarried women from parachuting on Sunday or they risk arrest, fine, and/or jailing.

    * Florida - If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.

    * Florida - It is illegal to sing in a public place while wearing a swimsuit.

    * Florida - It is illegal to set off torpedoes in the cities.

    * Florida - Men could not be seen public in any kind of strapless gown.

    * Florida - In Miami, it is forbidden to imitate an animal.

    * Florida - It is against the law to put livestock on a school bus.
    * Florida - It is illegal to have sex with a porcupine.

    * Florida ( Miami) it is still illegal for anyone to imitate an animal.

    * Georgia - it is against the law to slap a man on the back or front.

    * Georgia - A barber is not to advertise prices in the State of Georgia.

    * Georgia - it's against the law to spread a false rumor.

    * Hawaii - Any resident that does not own a boat can be fined.

    * Hawaii - Coins cannot be placed in your ears.

    * Idaho - It is illegal for a man to give his sweetheart a box of chocolates that weighs less then 50 lbs.

    * Idaho - You cannot ride a merry-go-round on Sundays.

    * Idaho - You cannot fish from on top of a camels back.

    * Illinois - It is illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats, and other domesticated animals kept as pets.

    * Illinois - You must contact the police before entering the city in an automobile.

    * Illinois - the law is that a car must be driven with the steering wheel.

    * Illinois (Oblong) it is illegal to make love while fishing or hunting on your wedding day.

    * Indiana - bathing is prohibited during the winter.

    * Indiana - Citizens are not allowed to attend a movie house or theater nor ride in a public streetcar within four hours after eating garlic.

    * Indiana - Hotel sheets must be exactly 99 inches long and 81 inches wide.

    * Iowa - Kisses may last for as much as, but no more than, five minutes.

    * Iowa - If a man has a mustache, he cannot kiss a woman in public.

    * Iowa - Tanning bed facilities must warn customers of the risk of getting a sunburn.

    * Iowa- It is illegal for horses to eat fire hydrants.

    * Iowa - it illegal for men to have three sips of beer while they are in bed with their wives.

    * Kansas - you're not allowed to drive a buffalo through a street.

    * Kansas - Rabbits cannot be shot from motorboats.

    * Kansas - When crossing the highways at night, pedestrians must wear tail lights.

    * Kansas - If two trains meet on the same track, neither one of them can proceed until one of them has passed.

    * Kentucky - By law, anyone who has been drinking is "sober" until he or she "cannot hold onto the ground."
    * Kentucky - It is illegal to transport an ice cream cone in your pocket.

    * Kentucky - it is illegal for a merchant to force a person into his place of business for the purpose of making a sale.

    * Louisiana - It is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol.

    * Louisiana - Biting someone with your natural teeth is "simple assault," while biting someone with your false teeth is "aggravated assault."

    * Louisiana - a bill was introduced years ago in the State House of Representatives that fixed a ceiling on haircuts for bald men of 25 cents.

    * Louisiana - It is illegal to gargle in a public place.

    * Louisiana - If you bite someone with your own teeth it is classed as 'Simple assault' but if you bite someone with your dentures it is classed as 'aggravated assault.'

    * Maine - Shotguns must be taken to church in case of a Native American attack.

    * Maine - A person cannot step out of a plane while in flight.

    * Maine - You can be charged a fine if Christmas decorations are still up after January 14th.

    * Maryland - No one can grow thistles in their yard.

    * Maryland - In Baltimore, it was illegal to throw bails of hay from a second story window if in the city limits.

    * Maryland - In Rockville, you cannot swear while on the highway.

    * Massachusetts - Mourners at a wake may not eat more than three sandwiches.

    * Massachusetts - Snoring is prohibited unless all bedroom windows are closed and securely locked.

    * Massachusetts - it is against the law to put tomatos in clam chowder.

    * Massachusettes - An old ordinance declares goatees illegal unless you first pay a special license fee for the privilege of wearing one in public.

    * Massachusettes - Taxi drivers are prohibited from making love in the front seat of their taxi during their shifts.

    * Massachusetts - it is illegal for mourners to eat no more than three sandwiches at a wake.

    * Michigan - married couples must live together or be imprisoned.

    * Michigan - it is against the law for a lady to lift her skirt more than 6 inches while walking through a mud puddle.

    * Michigan - A person cannot be drunk while on a train.

    * Michigan - In Rochester, anyone bathing in public must have the bathing suit inspected by a police officer.

    * Minnesota - A person cannot cross state lines with a duck on their head.

    * Minnesota - When driving a motorcycle, all men must wear shirts.

    * Minnesota - All bathtubs must have feet.

    * Minnesota- It is still against the law to hang male and female underwear together on the same washing line.

    * Mississippi - A man may not seduce a woman by lying, and claiming he will marry her.

    * Mississippi - Horses cannot be housed within 50 feet of any road.

    * Mississippi - Private citizens can personally arrest anyone that disturbs a church service.

    * Missouri - a man must have a permit to shave.

    * Missouri - Enacted in 1820, single men between the ages of 21 to 50 must pay an annual tax of $1.00.

    * Montana - It is illegal to have a sheep in the cab of your truck without a chaperone.

    * Montana - It is a felony for a wife to open her husband's mail.

    * Montana - It is/was illegal for a married woman to fish alone on Sundays and illegal for an unmarried woman to ever fish alone.

    * Montana - No one can pretend to abuse an animal in the presence of a minor.

    * Montana - (Billings) It is illegal to bring a bomb, rocket or flamethrower to city council proceedings.

    * Nebraska - A parent can be arrested if her/his child cannot hold back a burp during a church service.

    * Nebraska - It is illegal to fly a plane while drunk.

    * Nebraska - It is illegal for bar owners to sell beer unless they are brewing a kettle of soup while serving it.

    * Nebraska -(Omaha) sneezing is illegal during a church service. 

    * Nebraska -Whaling is illegal. There are, in fact, no whales in Nebraska. Not even in the zoo.

    * New Hampshire - It is illegal to pick seaweed up off of the beach.

    * New Hampshire - You can not tap your feet, nod your head, or in any way keep time to the music in a tavern, restaurant, or cafe.

    * New Hampshire - You cannot sell the clothes you are wearing to pay off a gambling debt.

    * New Jersey - cabbage can't be sold on Sunday.

    * New Jersey - Handcuffs cannot be sold to minors.

    * New Jersey - You cannot pump your own gas.

    * New Jersey - It is illegal to wear a bullet-proof vest while committing a murder.

    * New Mexico - Idiots cannot vote.

    * New Mexico - Females are strictly forbidden to appear unshaven in public.

    * New York - it is against the law for a blind person to drive an automobile.

    * New York - A fine of $25 can be levied for flirting. This old law specifically prohibits men from turning around on any city street and looking "at a woman in that way." A second conviction for a crime of this magnitude calls for the violating male to be forced to wear a "pair of horse-blinders" wherever and whenever he goes outside for a stroll.

    * New York - it is against the law for children to pick up or collect cigarette and cigar butts.

    * North Carolina - it is against the law for dogs and cats to fight.

    * North Carolina - it is against the law for a rabbit to race down the street.

    * North Carolina - It's against the law to sing off key.

    * North Carolina - Elephants cannot be used to plow cotton fields.

    * North Carolina - Persons in possession of illegal substances must pay taxes on them.

    * North Carolina - It is illegal to curse/cuss in front of cadavers.

    * North Dakota - Beer and pretzels can't be served at the same time in any bar or restaurant.

    * North Dakota - Falling asleep with your shoes on is illegal.

    * North Dakota - If in a covered wagon, it is illegal to shoot an Indian on horseback.

    * Ohio - Women are prohibited from wearing patent leather shoes in public.

    * Ohio - one must have a license to keep a bear.

    * Ohio - It is illegal to fish for whales on Sunday.

    * Ohio - In Cleveland, it is unlawful to leave chewing gum in public places.

    * Ohio - It is illegal to get a fish drunk.

    * Ohio - No one can be arrested on Sunday or the 4th of July.

    * Ohio (Oxford) it is still illegal for a woman to undress in front of a picture of a man.

    * Oklahoma - Anyone making funny faces at a dog can be fined, arrested, or jailed.

    * Oklahoma - Females are forbidden from doing their own hair without being licensed by the state.

    * Oklahoma - no baseball team can hit the ball over the fence or out of a ballpark.

    * Oklahoma - Dogs must have a permit signed by the mayor in order to congregate in groups of three or more on private property.

    * Oregon - Driver's must yield to pedestrians standing on the sidewalk.

    * Oregon - It is illegal to place a container filled with human fecal matter on the side of any highway.

    * Oregon - A door on a car may not be left open longer than is necessary.

    * Oregon - Dishes must drip dry.

    * Pennsylvania - A special cleaning ordinance bans homemakers from hiding dirt and dust under a rug in a dwelling.

    * Pennsylvania - No man may purchase alcohol without written consent from his wife.

    * Pennsylvania - In Philadelphia, you can't put pretzels in bags based on an Act of 1760.

    * Rhode Island - Cap guns are illegal.

    * Rhode Island - No one can bite off another person's leg.

    * Rhode Island - In Providence, it is against the law to jump off a bridge.

    * Rhode Island - Professional sports, except ice polo and hockey, must obtain a license to play games on Sunday.

    * Rhode Island - It is considered an offense to throw pickle juice on a trolley.

    * South Carolina - It is illegal to display a confederate flag on a courthouse.

    * South Carolina - If a man promises to marry an unmarried woman, the marriage must take place.

    * South Carolina - Railroad companies can be held liable for scaring horses.

    * South Carolina - Musical instruments cannot be sold on Sundays.

    * South Dakota - No horses are allowed in Fountain inn unless they are wearing pants.

    * South Dakota - Falling asleep in a cheese factory is illegal.

    * South Dakota - Movies that show police officers being struck, beaten, or treated in an offensive manner are forbidden.

    * Tennessee - It is against the law to drive a car while sleeping.

    * Tennessee - You can't shoot any game other than whales from a moving automobile.

    * Tennessee - It is illegal to use a lasso to catch a fish.

    * Tennessee - You can't sell bologna on Sundays.

    * Texas - It is illegal to take more than three sips of beer at a time while standing.

    * Texas - It is illegal to shoot a buffalo from the second story of a hotel.

    * Texas (Kingsville) It is against the law for pigs to have sex on airport property.

    * Texas - It's against the law for anyone to have a pair of pliers in his or her possession.
    * Texas - Criminals are still required to give their victims at least 24 hours oral or written notice giving details of the crime they are about to commit.

    * Texas - The compete Encyclopedia Britannica is banned because it contains a formula for making beer at home.

    * Utah - it is illegal to cause a catastrophe.

    * Utah - It is illegal to fish while on horseback.

    * Utah - Birds have the right of way on any public highway

    * Utah - Daylight must be visible between dancing couples.

    * Utah - A husband is responsible for every criminal act committed by his wife while she is in his presence.

    * Vermont - Lawmakers made it obligatory for everybody to take at least one bath each week- - on Saturday night.

    * Virginia - Chickens cannot lay eggs before 8:00 a.m., and must be done before 4:00 p.m.

    * Virginia - You cannot drive without wearing shoes.

    * Virginia - The Code of 1930 has a statute which prohibits corrupt practices or bribery by any person other than political candidates.

    * Virginia - It is illegal to tickle women.

    * Virginia - Citizens must honk their horn while passing other cars.

    * Washington - All lollipops are banned.

    * Washington - A law to reduce crime states: "It is mandatory for a motorist with criminal intentions to stop at the city limits and telephone the chief of police as he is entering the town.

    * Washington - You can't carry a concealed weapon that is over 6 feet in length.

    * Washington - X-rays may not be used to fit shoes.

    * Washington - No person may walk about in public if he or she has the common cold.

    * West Virginia - No children may attend school with their breath smelling of "wild onions."

    * West Virginia - Only babies can ride in a baby carriage.

    * West Virginia -One can't cook sauerkraut or cabbage due to the odors and the offense is subject to imprisonment.

    * West Virginia - Any person who commits adultery shall be fined at least twenty dollars.

    * West Virginia - A tax of 1 cent is levied for every 16 and 9 ounces of coke sold in a store.

    * West Virginia - A person may not hold public office if he or she has ever participated in a duel.

    * West Virginia - If you wear a hat inside a theater, you may be fined.

    * West Virginia - Whistling underwater is prohibited.

    * Wisconsin - Butter substitutes are not allowed to be served in state prisons.

    * Wisconsin - At one time, margarine was illegal.

    * Wisconsin - It is illegal to kiss on a train.

    * Wisconsin - One may not camp in a wagon on any public highway or risk a fine of up to ten dollars.

    * Wisconsin (Racine)- it illegal to shoot missiles at parade participants.

    * Wyoming - It is illegal to wear a hat that obstructs people's view in a public theater or place of amusement.

    * Wyoming - Using a firearm to fish is strictly forbidden.

    * Wyoming - It is illegal for women to stand within five feet of a bar while drinking.

    * Wyoming - You may not take a picture of a rabbit from January to April without an official permit.

Other strange laws around the world. 

In the UK, a pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants – even, if she so requests, in a policeman’s helmet.

Also in the UK a police officer may not arrest you unless wearing their hat.

In Birmingham, England, it is illegal for a man and a woman to have sex on church steps after sundwon.

In London England wife beating is illegal just as long as it is not after 9pm and it doesn't disturb the neighbours.

In England, it is illegal for a cab in the City of London to carry rabid dogs or corpses.

In England, it is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British monarch upside down.

In England, it is illegal to eat mince pies on Christmas Day.

In Liverpool it is illegal for any women to appear topless in public unless she is a clerk in some tropical fish store.

In the city of York, it is legal to murder a Scotsman within the ancient city walls, but only if he is carrying a bow and arrow.

In the UK it is also illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.

In Australia walking on the right hand side of the pavement is illegal.

In Australia it is illegal to name an animal that you plan to eat.

In Victoria Australia, only a licensed electrician is allowed to change a lightbulb.

Also in Victoria Australia it is forbidden to wear pink hot pants after mid-day on a Sunday.

In Burma it is illegal to get internet access. If a person is found in possession of a modem he can be imprisoned.

In Canada, by law, 1 out of every 5 songs on the radio must be sung by a Canadian.

In Alberta a released convict is entitled to a gun and a horse to ride out of town on.

In Canada, its illegal to ride a moose backwords down the right side of the sidewalk Monday from 6 to 7pm.

In British Columbia it is illegal to kill a Sasquatch or Bigfoot if one is ever found.

In Toronto in Canada, it is illegal to drive a street car on a Sunday if you have been eating garlic.

In Toronto it is illegal for people to drag a horse that is dead down the Yonge Street on a Sunday.

In Philippines, cars whose license plates end with a 1 or 2 are not allowed on the roads on Monday, 3 or 4 on Tuesday, 5 or 6 on Wednesday, 7 or 8 on Thursday, and 9 or 0 on Friday from 7:00 AM onwards to keep roads free of traffic jams.

In Hong Kong, a woman can kill her husband if he has cheated on her. She must use her bare hand though. This isn't a requirement for the man's lover, who can be killed by any means necessary.

In Singapore chewing gum is illegal.

In Singapore it is illegal for a person to walk around the house naked and not flushing the toilet. Also a person can be executed if they are found in possession of more than 200g of cannabis resin.
Also Oral sex is banned unless it is used only during foreplay and if a person is caught littering the streets he is forced to make an appearance on TV with a bib around his neck saying "I'm a litterer."

In Thailand it is illegal to step on a banknote, leave your house without wearing underwear and if you drop a piece of bubblegum on the pavement you can be fined $600.
Also all cinema goers must stand up during the National Anthem before a film starts.

In Paraguay duelling is legal just as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

In Italy anyone who is regarded as obese is not allowed to wear polyester.

In Milan, Italy, there is still a law that requires citizens to smile at all times or risk a hefty fine. The only exceptions are visiting hospitals and funerals.

In Switzerland every citizen is required by law to have access to a bomb shelter.

Also in Switzerland it is against the law for men to urinate standing up after 10pm which is the same time that it is illegal to flush the toilet.

In Denmark it is not illegal for a convicted prisoner to escape from prison. If the escapee is caught he only serves the rest of his sentence.
It is illegal however to start your car without first checking to see if there are any children asleep underneath it!

Also in Denmark: While driving someone is needed to be present before the car with a flag so that horse drawn carriages can be warned about the car.

In Cannes, France, wearing a Jerry Lewis mask is illegal.

In Portugal it is illegal to pee in the ocean.

In Sweden, prostitution is legal but it is illegal to use the services of a prostitute.

In Iceland, it is illegal to blow on lampposts.

In Iraq all Karate films are banned.

In Lebanon men are allowed to have sex with any other animal just as long as it is a female. If a man is caught having sex with a male animal then the penalty is death.

In Israel, it is illegal to pick your nose on a Sunday.

In Samoa, it is illegal to forget your wife's birthday. 
Amusing :)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Bambi and Thumper

Two shy and timid creatures have found each other in safe companionship….. Photographer travels the world photographing animals and is well known. Had just returned from a long trip when he spotted these adorable little guys in his backyard. He set up a camera on his porch and wound up getting award winning photos in his own back yard!! Through the lens of Tanja Askani in Alberta Canada.







Sometimes friends come from unexpected places, but they are life’s most special gift!

Saturday, January 10, 2009


Have you ever stopped to think and forgot to start again?

Is it possible to think of Nothing?

If you think your indecisive how can you be sure?

Is it true that someone who thinks logically is a nice contrast to the real world?

Is a conclusion simply the place where you got tired of thinking?

Why do a great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices?

What would happen if you had two half baked ideas at the same time?

If great minds really think alike then what makes them so great?

If you could really think of and do absolutely nothing for a moment where would you be at that percise moment? And would you know it?

How do we know if we're thinking straight?

How do we know if it's later than we think?

Would you have to think twice before giving something a second thought?

If we all thought alike then would any of us be really thinking?

Why is it that no matter if we think we can do it or we think we can't we're right?

Why must everything require thought?

How can you think out loud?

How deep does a thought have to be to be a deep thought?

Once a thought has crossed your mind where does it go? And where was it before?

Do brainstorms come with thunder and lightning?

Isn't Public Opinion just what people think other people are thinking?

Does anyone ever stop to think that maybe just maybe this question is totally pointless?

Why is it that when you are trying to think of something you can't but when you don't want to think of something you can't get it out of your mind?

If your mind is stretched by a new idea does it ever regain its original dimensions?

Why has someone else always thought of it first?

Don't you think that if everybody thinks nobody rules yet if somebody rules the rest are not permitted to think?

Wasn't it common sense that led people to believe the world was flat?

Does thought depend on language?

Why is it that the harder you try to think the more difficult it is?

Before Columbus' discovery why did mankind think the Earth was flat? Doesn't the Bible in Isaiah 40-22 state that the Earth is a sphere?

If two people look at each other and both say at the same time 'Are you thinking what I'm thinking?' then isn't the answer yes?

Will you always come to a conclusion if you jump to one?

If you come to a conclusion where have you been? And did you make a left turn or a right turn?

 When you jump to conclusions where do you take off from? Where do you land? How long are you in the air? How far off the ground do you have to get? And are you going for distance or height?

Where do conclusions begin? And can they be continued?

Why are the worst or stupidest ideas always the most popular?

How does one 'pay attention'? Any do they accept Visa?

Don't you think that a hunch is just creativity trying to tell you something?

Don't you think that strength in any belief usually comes from the weakness in reasoning?

Isn't an idle mind the best way to relax?

Why do people scratch their heads when they are thinking hard?

What if you thought a thought, but the thought you thought wasn't the thought that you thought you thought?

Who actually thinks these questions up?

If someone else has already thought about it first, then does that mean that we can honestly say we have run out of new ideas?

If you forgot what you were trying to forget about while trying to remember what you were trying to forget, how do you know if you forgot it or not?

Don't you agree that many of todays open minds should be closed for repairs?

Is it on your mind, or is your mind on it?

If you need to think before acting, what comes before the act of thinking?

Shouldn't we live as we think? Otherwise, won't we end up by thinking as we have lived?

If you thought a thought, but the thought you thought you thought wasn't the thought you thought, was the thought you thought the thought you thought or the thought you thought you thought?

Doesn't every good thought you think contribute its share to the ultimate result of your life?

What is the ultimate question? And what is the answer?

Have you ever wondered what people are thinking while you're talking to them?

What is the normal thought process? And who decided it was a normal process? What about all the people who have very disorganized thoughts? And who decided that thoughts need to be organized anyway?

Does your train of thought have a caboose?

If crisis leads to creativity, how come creativity leads to crisis?

When we refer to someone as thinking politically, do we mean they decide upon the conclusion first and then find good arguments for it?

Isn't it true that if you think something bad is going to happen every day, eventually you will be right?

If you're going to be thinking anyway, why not think big?

Have you every stopped to think how humans think?

How do animals think? In colour? In black and white? In words? And how would we know?

If we thought, did our brain go thunk?

How do you know you forgot? If you know you knew it then why can't you remember it?

Isn't it better to master the mind than be mastered by mind?

If we knew the answers to all these questions, then life just wouldn't be interesting, would it? Don't we always need something to ponder on?

If you forget about something and remember it later, then shouldn't you say you didn't RECALL something instead of forgot?

How can you hear yourself think?

If you stop to think about when you first started thinking, would you ever find out when you had your first thought?

How come some people can think creatively better in the shower than they can at their desk?

Is it alright to say exactly what you think if you have learned to think exactly?

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Philosophy Quotes

Is grass really greener on the other side?

How come after all these years we do not know how much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

They say you can't take it with you when you go but what if it really wants to go with you?

Sure the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence but won't the water bills be higher?

They say a stitch in time saves nine. Nine what? And what if you only wanted to save eight of them?

Has anyone ever been caught flogging a dead horse?

An apple a day may not keep the doctor away but don't you think it sure makes the produce manager at the store happy?

Where is this bush that we keep beating around?

How can birds of a feather flock together if opposites attract?

People always say that the grass is always greener on the other side but has anyone actually turned it over?

If a thing of beauty is a joy forever why does ugly seem to last so much longer?

Assuming there's gold at the end of the rainbow which side is the beginning? And which side is the end?

If there is a 'Pot of Gold' at the end of the Rainbow how is it that no one can ever find the End of the Rainbow? Even when standing on a hill looking down at it? Doesn't it end somewhere?

If silence is golden what is noise?

Don't you think the chicken came first? Wouldn't God look rather silly sitting on an egg?

Why is an unanswered question better than an unquestioned answer?

Don't you think that with the proper amount of manpower, pliers, ropes, belts and duct tape, you actually COULD lead a horse to water AND make it drink?

Have you noticed that urgent tasks are seldom important while important goals are seldom urgent?

How come by the time you find greener pastures, you can't climb the fence?

If the grass is greener on the other side, then if the guy on the other side is looking at me, does he think my grass is greener when his is the greenest? And if his IS greenest, how did he do it?

If this is the best of all possible worlds, what can the others be like?

If early birds get worms, isn't it better to sleep in?

If the grass is always greener on the other side, and when you got to the other side, the original grass was greener, how long should one try to get to the greener side?

Do two rights make a wrong?

What is so hard about ‘having your cake and eating it too’?

If the squeaky wheel gets the grease, why is it that the nail that sticks out gets hammered?

Why is it that good things never happen? Especially to those who wait?

Why do people say, 'You can't have your cake and eat it too'? Why would someone get cake if they can't eat it?

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, shouldn't that individual relinquish that hold until studying art?

What would be the point of finding a needle in a haystack? Wouldn't it be easier to just go out and buy another needle?

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Ideas for your voicemail or answering machine

It's the beginning of a new year and a lot of people like to change their voicemail or answering machine messages around this time. If you've been considering changing yours but haven't thought of anything witty enough yet, here are a few ideas.

"My lover and I can't come to the phone right now but if you'll leave your name and number, we'll get back to you as soon as we're finished."

"A is for academics, B is for beer. One of those reasons is why we're not here. So, leave a message."

"Hi! This is John. If you are the phone company, I already sent the money. If you are my parents, please send money. If you are my financial aid institution, you didn't lend me enough money. If you are my friends, you owe me money. If you are a female, don't worry, I have plenty of money."

"Hi! Now you say something."

"Hi! I'm not home right now but my answering machine is, so you can talk to it instead. Wait for the beep."

"Hello. I am David's answering machine. What are you?"

"Hello! If you leave a message, I'll call you soon. If you leave a "sexy" message, I'll call sooner!"

"Hi! John's answering machine is broken. This is his refrigerator. ?Please speak very slowly and I'll stick your message to myself with one of these magnets."

"Hello! You are talking to a machine. I am capable of receiving messages. My owners do not need siding, windows or a hot tub, and their carpets are clean. They give to charity through their office and do not need their pictures taken. If you're still with me, leave your name and number and they will get back to you."

"This is not an answering machine This is a telepathic thought-recording device. After the tone, think about your name, your number and your reason for calling, and I'll think about returning your call."

"Hi! I'm probably home, I'm just avoiding someone I don't like. Leave me a message and if I don't call back, it's you."

"Hi! This is George. I'm sorry I can't answer the phone right now. Leave a message and then wait by your phone until I call you back."

"Hi! If you are a burglar, we're probably at home cleaning our weapons right now and can't come to the phone. Otherwise, we probably aren't home and it's safe to leave a message."

"Hello! You've reached Jim and Sonya. We can't pick up the phone right now, because we're doing something we really enjoy. Sonya likes doing it up and down, and I like doing it left to right, real slowly. So leave a message and when we're done brushing our teeth we'll get back to you."

"These words are lovely dark and deep, but I've got promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep, so leave a message at the beep."

"Now I lay me down to sleep; Leave a message at the beep. If I die before I wake, Remember to erase the tape!"

"Hello, this is Jim. Unfortunately I can't answer the phone right now because I've just come back from the Mirror Worlds and I'm still made up of antimatter, so if I were to pick up the phone right now, the resulting energy release would make Hiroshima look like a wet firecracker. So leave a message at the tone and I'll get back to you as soon as my component particles have been restored to their normal charges."

"I'm gone."

"You have reached 555-6238. Why?"

"This is you-know-who. We are you-know-where. Leave your you-know-what you-know-when."

"You have reached the number you have dialed. Please leave a message after the beep."

"This is a boring answering machine message. Leave a message anyway." [Useful to keep people from calling at odd hours to hear your latest exciting message.]

"[Classical music in background, slow stoned voice:] Don't you ever wonder what life would be like? ..."

"So long as phones can ring and eyes can see, So leave a message, and I'll get back to thee."

"This is 234-3249, and no, it's not Pete's Pizzaria. It's not the Credit Union either, and no one named Pam lives here. You can leave a message though."

"Hi. Do you ever feel, like, your head is full of sand, not your regular loose sand mind you, but compacted sand, and there were like, I dunno, bugs or something jumping up and down on the compacted sand? Well, sometimes I do. Bye."

A few more funny messages:

"Hello, you've reached Jim and Sonya. We can't pick up the phone right now, because we're doing something we really enjoy. Sonya likes doing it up and down, and I like doing it left to right... real slowly.
So leave a message, and when we're done brushing our teeth we'll get back to you."

"Hi, this is John. If you are the phone company, I've already sent the money. If you are my parents, please send money. If you are my financial aid institution, you didn't lend me enough money. If you are
my friends, you owe me money. If you are a female, don't worry, I have plenty of money."

"Hi, I'm probably home. I'm just avoiding someone I don't like. Leave me a message, and if I don't call back, it's you."

"Please leave a message. However, you have the right to remain silent. Everything you say will be recorded and will be used by us."

(Sexy female voice with heavy panting)... "Hi, you've reached 555-3456. John is in... (Sigh) Oh no, he's out... (aah) Yes, he's in again...(ooh) No he's out... (aah) Why don't you just leave your name and number and he'll call you as soon as he... comes."

Monday, January 5, 2009

The Weird Things People Eat Around the World

Half the fun of traveling is getting out and enjoying all sorts of foods you're not used to eating. A simple trip to the corner market or grocery store in a foreign land can keep you amused for hours.

However, aside from healthy and unhealthy diets, there is a totally different category of food which is slowly trickling through into mainstream cuisine. This is loosely referred to as "weird foods." Check out some other weird foods from around the world.

Tuna Eyeball (Eaten in Japan, China)


Beetles and Scorpions (Eaten in China)


Fried tarantulas, Cambodia


Snake & Scorpion Wine, Vietnam


Bugs (Eaten in Chicago, USA)


Casu Marzu (Maggot Cheese eaten in Sardinia, Italy)


Chicken Cartilage (Eaten in Different Parts of Asia)


Chittlins (Hog's Insides, Eaten in Southern America)


Codfish Sperm (Eaten in different Parts of Asia)


Crocodile (Eaten in China)


Horseshoe Crab Roe & Nast (Eaten in China)


Live Fish (China)


Dried lizard (Japan)


Pickled Snake Head Fish (Asia)


Raw Herring (Eaten in Holland)


Raw Octopus (China)


Rotten Soybeans (Asia)


Giant Water Bug (Eaten in Taiwan)


Raw Whale Meat (Japan)


White Ant Egg (Eaten in Bangkok)


Japanese cuttlefish legs: fried, dried, and bagged.


Let's party with these little dried crabs in a bag!


It's tough to read the label, so I'll just tell you: it's cow lung. USA: Eww