Friday, November 16, 2007
The second time I saw it I made it a point to write down the "paid for by..." line at the end. It is from the Center for American Progress. Luckily they have a website - and I can share the ad with you.
This country needs to change their way of thinking - I'm glad a group is working to do that, or we will ALL be in a world of hurt.
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
How can we be surprized that everything is falling apart? Endless recalls of unsafe food that kills our pets & toys that poison our children. If you shut down factories, lay off workers and send the work to other countries in order to keep rolling back our standard of living, you cant expect much for our future.
Saturday, October 13, 2007
I just learned of something that had me shocked. (also an indication that I'm getting older - that I JUST learned about this today - I'm sure all of the teens & 20-somethings have known about this for quite a while...) It is the "Mosquito Ringtone".
One "short version" of the definition is this:
"...A tone outside the audible range of hearing of most people over 30. This means that you can get phone calls and receive text messages in class or school without teachers hearing it."
Of course when I heard of this I thought: "Not ME... I'm sure *I* could hear it..."
So I tried it. But nope. Nothing.
Just to make sure it wasnt some sort of gag (and that the MP3 I downloaded wasnt actually silent) I called my 5 1/2 year old upstairs to the computer.
And there was the proof - HE COULD HEAR IT!
(Of course, He thought it was pretty funny that I couldnt...)
Check it out for yourself. Here is a link that has various tones that are limited by different ages. I unfortunately cant even hear the one that "39 & younger" could hear.
(I'm 37 by the way).
DAMN YOU MATTHEW SWEET! I'm sure it was that concert at Shank Hall that had my ears ringing for days.... yah, that's it. It CAN'T be that i'm getting older.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Side note: I actually SAVE all of the fortunes I get - i suppose i should be a bit more organized about it though & keep them in one place, since as-is I often run into a fortune while digging through a drawer, etc. At least up until now they were good ones....
Monday, September 24, 2007
Sunday, July 1, 2007
It also triggered a memory from a few years back of a Simpson's episode back in 1998 where a similar situation occurred, but in their case with lizards.
Kent Brockman: Our top story, the population of parasitic tree lizards has exploded, and local citizens couldn't be happier! It seems the rapacious reptiles have developed a taste for the common pigeon, also known as the feathered rat, or the gutterbird. For the first time, citizens need not fear harassment by flocks of chattering disease-bags.
[Some time later, the city honors Bart for his work.]
Mayor Quimby: For decimating our pigeon population, and making Springfield a less oppressive place to while away our worthless lives, I present you with this scented candle.
[Away from the speech, Skinner and Lisa talk.]
Skinner: Well, I was wrong. The lizards are a godsend.
Lisa: But isn't that a bit short-sighted? What happens when we're overrun by lizards?
Skinner: No problem. We simply release wave after wave of Chinese needle snakes. They'll wipe out the lizards.
Lisa: But aren't the snakes even worse?
Skinner: Yes, but we're prepared for that. We've lined up a fabulous type of gorilla that thrives on snake meat.
Lisa: But then we're stuck with gorillas!
Skinner: No, that's the beautiful part. When wintertime rolls around, the gorillas simply freeze to death.
The Cirrrrcle of Liiiiiife ...
The circle of life? In this case I don't think there are wasp eating gorillas to clean up the mess we are about to make.
How strange when a pop culture cartoon predicts the future.