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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Oldman's Pumpkin Carving

Here they are!

I carved my pumpkin tonight while handing out candy
to all of the Trick or Treaters.
We had lots of lots of children in great costumes visit our door.
The kids looked really good this year.
We gave out lots of candy and sugar free gum.
The first bowl was empty in less than 5 minutes with the very first crowd.
Afterward, we gave out all of the candy to the neighbors kids
when we were finished so we never ran out.
I hate those years when you run out and have to turn the light off early.

This is my attempt at a Veggie Tale face.
I got the idea for this one on a video I posted on
You can view this video of How to Carve an Award Winning Pumpkin
by clicking on this first photo.
There you will also find the
Tale of the Jack o Lantern and
Directions for Roasting Pumpkin Seeds.
We still haven't roasted ours yet, but I will try to remember
to let you know how they turn out.

I like this one the best.
(Sorry I could not do the Falcon's logo, too complicated)

Here's my simple side.
This took all of maybe 5 minutes to carve.

Here's me holding my masterpiece. Don't I look thriller. LOL
I had a busy day so I was pretty tired after I finished carving.

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Here are a few superstitions to keep in mind through this Halloween season.
  • Do not sit under a Hawthorn tree on Halloween if you do not want to be enchanted or carried away by faeries, but to release a person from ghost or faerie possession, throw dust from your footprint at them.
  • To prevent ghosts coming into the house at Halloween, bury animal bones or a picture of an animal near the doorway.
  • It is told that owls ate the souls of the dying by swooping to earth on Halloween.
  • A clear moon on Halloween means fine weather ahead. Clouds racing across the face of the moon mean storms are on the way and the wind at midnight indicates the prevailing wind for the coming season.
  • Seeing a spider on Halloween means that the spider could be the spirit of a deceased loved one who is watching you.
  • On Halloween Don't: Go hunting.
  • Go to a crossroads at Halloween and listen to the wind, you will learn all the most important things that will befall you during the next twelve months.
  • Halloween babies have the gift of second sight.
  • At Halloween all family members should put an ivy leaf without spot or stain into a glass of water overnight. If the leaf is still spotless in the morning, the person is assured of life for another year but if the leaf has spots on it, the person who put it in the water will die within one year.
  • You should walk around your home three times backwards and counterclockwise before sunset on Halloween to ward off evil spirits.
  • Like at anytime, bells ward off evil spirits.
  • If a candle flame turns blue there is a ghost about.
  • On Halloween Don't: Watch your shadow in the moonlight.
  • When bobbing for apples, or when apple snapping, it is believed that the first person to bite an apple would be the first to marry.
  • On the morning of November 1st throw a silver coin through the front door of the house. The coin has to remain where it has fallen in order to bring financial luck.
  • On Halloween Don't: Turn around to see who is behind you.
  • Unless you were born in October, the wearing of an Opal will be very ill-fated.
  • It is lucky to catch the falling leaves from trees in autumn; for every leaf that you catch before it hits the ground, you will have a lucky month the following year.

Happy Halloween!!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Spectacular-Tongue-Tacular Contest

Here's a photo of Fergy, our Lab mix, with her tongue hanging low.

Anna the GSD is having "The Spectacular-Tongue-Tacular Contest"
Click the logo below to check it out!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Things My Mother Taught Me

A humorous look at life's lessons. Of course, In reality my mother never taught me these things in this way.

Things My Mother Taught Me
Author Unknown

1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE.
'If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning.'

2. My mother taught me RELIGION.
'You better pray that will come out of the carpet.'

3.. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL.
'If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!'

4. My mother taught me LOGIC..
'Because I said so, that's why.'

5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC.
'If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me.'

6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT.
'Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident.'

7. My mother taught me IRONY.
'Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about.'

8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS.
'Shut your mouth and eat your supper.'

9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM.
'Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!'

10. My mother taught me about STAMINA.
'You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone.'

11. My mother taught me about WEATHER.
'This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it.'

12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.
'If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!'

13 My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.
'I brought you into this world, and I can take you out. '

14.My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION.
'Stop acting like your father!'

15. My mother taught me about ENVY.
'There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do.'

16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
'Just wait until we get home.'

17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING.
'You are going to get it when you get home!'

18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.
'If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way..'

19. My mother taught me ESP.
'Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?'

20. My mother taught me HUMOR.
'When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me.'

21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT..
'If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up.'

22.My mother taught me GENETICS.
'You're just like your father.'

23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS.
'Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?'

24. My mother taught me WISDOM.
'When you get to be my age, you'll understand.'

25. And my all time favorite: My mother taught me about JUSTICE.
'One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you.

If you know who the author is please let me know so I can give credit where credit is due.

Monday, October 26, 2009

A Flying Car?

Meet the Jetsons. I guess the reality of everyone having a flying car like in the cartoon the Jetsons or the movie Back to the Future is not too far down the road.
Terrafugia has developed a street-legal airplane.

Terrafugia has completed flight testing of the Transition POC (Proof of Concept).
Introducing the Transition®.
Simply land at the airport, fold your wings up and drive home.

Fly a distance of 725 kilometers at speeds of 115 km/hour;
requires a special license to drive and fly.

The time required for the transition from plane to car takes less than 30 seconds. Vehicle speed 185 km/hour, range is 724 km on highways Vehicle is fueled with gasoline, and the price of the car is expected to be around $200,000. The first shipment will be in 2011

The Terrafugia Transition took flight for the first time March 5, 2009.
Be sure to reserve yours today at the Terrafugia website.
Also, don't forget to tell them to send me my commission check. LOL
I hope you enjoy the video of its first flight below.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Lost Generation

This brief video is something everybody should see.
Romancing Your Soul, Absolutely Brilliant!

Lost Generation
by Jonathan Reed

It's up to you to make a difference.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Bottle Bank Arcade

The question, how can recycling bottles be fun? Some people had a very successful idea. This concept of making things fun in order to get someone to recycle their bottles or like in my post yesterday of making putting trash in a trash can fun, I find quite remarkable. I also posted one on Oldman's Blurts and Rants where they changed a staircase into a working piano keyboard in order to encourage more people to takes the stairs, in other words make it fun. You can find it in my article named Pranks, it is the third video down, although I know it really wasn't a prank per se.

thefuntheory believes that the easiest way to change people's behaviour for the better is by making it fun to do. They call it The fun theory.

Do you have an idea that uses fun to change behaviour? Enter now for the chance to win €2500. http://www.thefuntheory.com/.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Having Fun is Way More Productive

thefuntheory believes that the easiest way to change people's behaviour for the better is by making it fun to do. We call it The fun theory. A special thanks to a friend of mine who posted this video today on Facebook and I wanted to share it with everyone. It is really cool!

Do you have an idea that uses fun to change behaviour? Enter now for the chance to win €2500. http://www.thefuntheory.com/

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Wedding Ring - Why the Ring Finger

Why do we wear a wedding ring on the ring finger and not the middle, index or pinkie or even the thumb? Well here is an interesting viewpoint which kinda makes sense. No matter whether it is the truth or not, it is a really cool legend and a neat experiment. I've heard it told a few different ways so you may recognize parts of it from all of those trillions of emails we all get now. How about snail mail? Does anybody, anybody, ever, ever send a real letter anymore? Does anyone receive anything besides bills and ads in their mail? If you do consider yourself among the lucky ones. If you want to do something special for this holiday season. Write a real sit down pen and paper letter to your loved ones. But I digress, boy how did I get so off of the subject? Oh, ok I didn't rant for too long. Here's that viewpoint I was talking about when I first began this paragraph...Try this little experiement it is pretty cool.

Thumb represents your Parents

Second (Index) finger represents your Siblings

Middle finger represents your-Self

Fourth (Ring) finger represents your spouse

& the Last (Little) finger represents your children

First, open your palms, face to face, like you were praying holding the tips together,

Bend the middle fingers (representing your-Self) down pointing back to You and hold them together, back to back. while still holding the remaining three fingers and the thumb - tip to tip.

Now, try to separate your thumbs (representing the parents)...,

they will open, because your parents are not destined to live with you lifelong, and have to leave you sooner or later.

Please join your thumbs as before and separate your Index fingers (representing siblings)....,

they will also open, because your brothers and sisters will have their own families and will have to lead their own separate lives.

Now join the Index fingers and separate your Little fingers (representing your children)....,

they will open too, because the children also will get married and settle down on their own some day.

Finally, join your Little fingers, and try to separate your Ring fingers (representing your spouse).
You will be surprised to see that you just CANNOT.....,

because Husband & Wife have to remain together all their lives - through thick and thin!!

Please try this out......... ISN'T THIS A WONDERFUL THEORY?

Monday, October 19, 2009

Work Day

Today is a work day for me.
This is my first day of work at my new job.
I know,
what do you mean, you say?
You thought I started my job months ago.
yes I did,
but after training for three weeks and
numerous communications problem
between computers
yes me,
am starting to actually do the job I was hired for today!

For complete details about my first day at work visit Oldman's Blurts and Rants later today.

Look for my New Poem coming soon at Oldman's Poetry Corner!

Our First Pumpkin

Today we carved our first pumpkin for this Halloween. I think it came out pretty good. Now I say we but really I had little to do with it unless you call sitting back and saying you can do this or that counts. My son and his girlfriend really did the work. We, oh there I go again, they bought three pumpkins in all and are talking about going and getting another one. They say one of them is mine to carve so I guess I will try my handiwork. It has been a long time since I carved a pumpkin but I'm going to try to do one of those fancy ones, not too fancy though. I will post the pics once it's done. Here are the pics of the first one. They did do a nice job.

To learn more about pumpkin carving, roasting pumpkin seeds and the legend of the Jack-o-Lantern see: Blurt: Pumpkin Carving & the Jack-o-Lantern Story

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Letter of Recommendation

To whom it may concern:

1 Trevor Adams, my assistant programmer, can always be found
2 hard at work in his cubicle. Trevor works independently, without
3 wasting company time talking to colleagues. Trevor never
4 thinks twice about assisting fellow employees, and he always
5 finishes given assignments on time. Often he takes extended
6 measures to complete his work, sometimes skipping coffee
7 breaks. Trevor is a dedicated individual who has absolutely no
8 vanity in spite of his high accomplishments and profound
9 knowledge in his field. I firmly believe that Trevor can be
10 classed as a high-calibre employee, the type that cannot be
11 dispensed with. Consequently, I truly recommend that Trevor be
12 promoted to executive management, and a proposal will be
13 executed as soon as possible.

The idiot was standing over my shoulder while I wrote this report.
Kindly re-read only the odd numbered lines.

This was sent to me in an email by a friend of mine and I thought it was funny. Thanks my friend. The above artwork is one of my original cartoons using the Paint program. I know it's not great but what do you think? Any suggestions for a caption for the cartoon?

Saturday, October 17, 2009

#beatcancer Please RT

eBay/Paypal and MillerCoors are donating a cent per hashtag (via tweet, Facebook update, or blog post) for cancer research. The campaign is aiming for a Guinness World Record “for the distribution of the largest mass message through social media” in one day.

For those of you who do not do the Twitter thing, a couple of explanations:
  • Hashtags (#) are used on Twitter to highlight a topic of discussion. One can click on a hashtag like #beatcancer and see all of the tweets which carry that particular hashtag. This is useful for some people if they are trying to follow the news about a topic and for marketing.
  • Tweets simply are messages someone sends out kinda like a text message on a cell phone or like updating your status on Facebook. You are limited to 140 characters per tweet.
  • RT stands for Retweet. This means to send the message out again. When someone Retweets your Twitter message then their followers can see the message. If enough people RT your message it could be seen by the entire Twitter community. This is done by copying their message including their username putting RT in front of their username and message. For example: RT @oldmanblurts My mother #beatcancer (This assumes my message was My mother #beatcancer)
  • A follower is someone who follows your tweets. When you send out a tweet it appears on your followers home page.
  • The @ symbol is used in front of a person's username so the message being sent will appear on their Twitter home page. Also if they are using a cell phone for their tweets the @ symbol will send the message to their phone as a text message. I only use the web page so I am not too familiar with how Tweets work on a cell phone.

I hope that clears up a few things about Twitter. I enjoy using it myself. So sign up for Twitter and start tweeting to the world. You can follow me on Twitter. My username is @oldmanblurts. Just click the link and it will take you to my profile page and then click the follow button.

Happy Tweeting and Thanks for supporting #beatcancer.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Everything's Amazing Nobody's Happy

This is one of the funniest videos I've seen! Conan hosts the comedian Louis CK who is talking about the spoiled generation. A friend of mine posted it on Facebook and I just had to share it. I can relate to what he is talking about; it is so true!

Image was taken from Louis CK's website; you can check out his website here for all of his most recent updates and live performance dates.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Blog Action Day 2009

I apologize for the late posting of this post on Blog Action Day 2009. Blog Action Day was founded by Collis & Cyan Ta'eed in the summer of 2007. With the support of their team at Envato in Australia as well as numerous volunteers, they recruited over 20,000 bloggers to write about the issue of Environment on October 15, 2007 - making the first Blog Action Day an immediate and quite unexpected success. To learn more about Blog Action Day follow this link to their website.

This year the Topic is Climate Change. This is being done to limit the amount of greenhouse gas pollution. According to their website, "More than any other country, action taken by the United States to limit greenhouse gases and build a clean energy economy is needed to achieve a sustainable solution to our global climate crisis. This December world leaders will gather in Copenhagen to negotiate a global response to climate change. As a world leader in greenhouse gas pollution as well as clean energy technology, the United States needs to take bold action by implementing comprehensive clean energy policies to curb emissions. President Barack Obama has said that climate change is an urgent threat, and that he wants to restore America's responsible leadership in the world."

Today I ask you what you personally can do to affect the amount of greenhouse gas pollution. My ideas include:

  • Ride a bicycle to work at least one day a week.
  • Walk to the corner store for that loaf of bread.
  • Turn off your lights and appliances when not in use.
  • Think green in all you do concerning the environment.
  • Recycle, Reuse, Reduce.

Those are five of my ideas, what do you do to help the environment and reduce greenhouse gases.

Customer Service

Do you get tired of being on hold waiting on customer service? Do you hate those automated systems you have to key all of your information into and can never get a actual live person on the line? Well, as many of you know I have started working from home in the customer service industry for a call center.

Because of my handicap I needed to find something which I could do at home which was not a scam. If you have ever tried looking for a real job to do from home you know it is not easy to find something which isn't a scam or one which does not cost you money to start. I mean if I had the money to start my own business would I be looking for employment? Then why do people who are selling their wares prey on the unemployed and post their advertisements in the job listings as if they are offering work when really they want to sell you something. If it is a business opportunity then advertise it as a business opportunity, not a job!!! For those of you who have a business opportunity for me, don't bother, I already have a business opportunity in mind and once I can afford to begin I will but first I need some steady income.

OK, well I got sidetracked there with my rant. I am happy I finally found a real job which is with a company which Clark Howard recommends. I had some communications issues between my computer and theirs which have been resolved and now I am ready to begin work. Today I ran across this poem which I found amusing and relates to my future job. Hope you enjoy.

The Customer
by Frank Halliwell

"Good morning! Thanks for calling us!
We're pleased to hear from you!
Your call's important to us
So we've placed you in a queue.

Please find your account number and
Be sure it is correct..
It's twenty digits long and if you
Mis-type, I'll reject.

I'll lead you through the whole routine
Please use your touch type phone.
Press eight and follow with the hash
After you hear the tone.

If you are a new client here..
Press two, ..if old, press three.
Press four in case we've done something
With which you disagree!

You have pressed four, please wait a moment
While I transfer you..
And please enjoy, while we play you
A symphony or two!

Our staff are all too busy now
To talk to such as you
Your call is so important that
We've placed you in a queue."

Time passes and the music lingers
On, and bye and bye..
My cheek and ear go fast asleep,
My wrist gets R.S.I.

But wait! It may be there is hope!
I hear a ringing sound,
At last a human voice is heard
After the runaround!

"Good morning, this is Ladies wear
And may we help somehow?
Complaints?.. Oh! Just hang on a tick
I'll transfer you right now!..."

"Good morning! Thanks for calling us!
We're pleased to hear from you!
Your call's important to us
So we've placed you in a queue."

Movie Review ~ Death Sentence

Death Sentence starring Kevin Bacon is a movie about a man, Bacon, who gets caught up in a personal vendetta type gang war. I won't go into many details for those of you who haven't seen it, though I'm sure many of you have since I am usually a little behind the times as far as watching movies and this was from 2008.

Basically, his hockey star son gets killed by a gang initiation and instead of pointing the guy out who did it he decides to take matter into his own hands and go after the gang member who killed his boy. Later in the movie, Bacon, his wife, and his other son gets shot but somehow he survies; wakes up in the hospital, goes in to see his boy who is in a coma and sneaks out of the hospital to avoid the police not knowing his son shows signs of improvement. This is the part where the movie goes off into a fantasy world because Bacon goes back to his home, changes his bandages and clothes, goes out buys guns, then comes back home again to get all Rambo'd up, loading guns and the like. How stupid is that? Like the police would not have looked for him at his house. Hell, they would have been waiting for him there. If not on the first trip home, certainly by the time he got back from buying guns. Give me a break.

I won't tell you the rest of the movie but if you like action and suspense it is definitely worth your time. It has some good twists in it and Kevin Bacon is the perfect actor for this part. Overall I would give it on My Cantankerous Scale, a 8 fLaMiNg 8bAllS. A good movie, better than average, not excellent nor orgasmic but good. A good solid 8 fLaMiNg 8bAllS.

Here's the trailer for Death Sentence.

So, what's your opinion about my first movie review. Agree or Disagree? Too much info? Not enough info? Should I write more movie reviews?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Top 10 Reasons God Created Eve

Top 10 Reasons God Created Eve
Author Unknown

10. God worried that Adam would always be lost in the garden because men hate to ask for directions.

9. God knew that Adam would one day need someone to hand him the TV remote.

8. God knew that Adam would never buy a new fig leaf when his seat wore out and would therefore need Eve to get one for him.

7. God knew that Adam would never make a doctor's appointment for himself.

6. God knew that Adam would never remember which night was garbage night.

5. God knew that if the world was to be populated, men would never be able to handle childbearing.

4. As "Keeper of the Garden," Adam would never remember where he put his tools.

3. The scripture account of creation indicates Adam needed someone to blame his troubles on when God caught him hiding in the garden.

2. As the Bible says, "It is not good for man to be alone!"

1. When God finished the creation of Adam, He stepped back, scratched His head and said, "I can do better than that."

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Robin Williams as the American Flag

This video is Fantabulous! Robin Williams at his best.

Monday, October 12, 2009

The History of Columbus Day

To most in the United States, Columbus Day is a day when the banks and the post office are closed. However, it is also a day celebrated by many nations and is considered a symbol of patriotism in the United States. The first Columbus Day was celebrated on October 12, 1792 in New York City. This was organized by The Society of St. Tammany in a celebration of the 300th anniversary of Columbus discovering the New World.

Many developments occurred in the Nineteenth Century. Italian-Americans began observing the holiday as a celebration of their heritage in New York City in 1866 and in San Francisco in 1869. In 1892, President Benjamin Harrison called upon the citizens to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the event. During this celebration, politicians, preachers, teachers and other citizens used the holiday to promote and teach patriotism. It was the first time the Pledge of Allegiance was recited in public.

In 1905, Colorado was the first state to officially observe the holiday largely due to Italian-Americans successfully lobbying in Denver to establish it as an official holiday. It wasn’t until 1934 that President Franklin Roosevelt officially proclaimed it Columbus Day. This occurred as a result of lobbying before Congress by the Knights of Columbus. The Knights of Columbus is an organization originally started by Catholic immigrants who took on the name to fight discrimination and support their right to citizenship using Columbus as a fitting symbol since he was a fellow Catholic who had discovered America.

It is only a coincidence that today is 12th day of October because the holiday was officially declared the second Monday of October in 1971 by President Richard Nixon as most holidays have been moved to fall on a Monday. Coincidently this is also the day Canada celebrates Thanksgiving.

So have a Happy Columbus Day! Or if in Canada, Happy Thanksgiving!

Image taken from Wikimedia Commons.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

BASIC Programming

I ran across this story and thought it was cute. I remember learning BASIC programming years ago and at the time found it useful to make my dinosaur of a computer do fun and useful functions. I hope you enjoy.

Author Unknown

I was teaching a very basic class in BASIC programming to a group of adults. Adults who have never been around computers before are very nervous and much harder to teach than children, however I am a patient person so I enjoy their successes.

However, I must share the following:

After putting a short program on the board, I told the students to type "R," "U," "N" and press return to see the program execute.

A hand went up in the back of the room, waving to get my attention, and the person attached to the hand said, "I did what you said and it didn't work." Knowing full-well that all of us make mistakes when typing at the computer, I suggested she retype "R," "U," "N" and press return. A few seconds later, the lady's hand goes up again. "It still doesn't work," she said.

So... I went back to see what the problem was ... only to find that instead of typing RUN, she had typed in the following: ARE YOU IN !
Do you remember 5.25 inch floppy disks?

Water on the Moon Update

NASA in their effort to confirm reports of water on the moon launched a rocket on October 9, 2009 to crash into the lunar surface. Although the lunar explosion was not visible to the naked-eye it is obvious from the Today Show video below the results were still deemed successful by NASA's equipment. Water is the critical element which makes it possible to live on the moon for extended periods of time and could be the stepping stone to other planetary exploration. Also, the water’s molecules can be broken down to Hydrogen and Oxygen to make rocket fuel. It will take time for NASA to analyze the results but if it is found that the moon does indeed have the water and ice they expect to find this could mean huge savings in dollars spent on space exploration. This is great news especially considering recent budget cuts.

For more information and videos follow this link to my earlier article, Water Found on the Moon.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Working at the Zoo

Since I used to work for the zoo, when I ran across this story I found it amusing and figured I would share it with you. I hope you enjoy it.

Zoo Job
Author Unknown

One day an out of work mime is visiting the zoo and attempts to earn some money as a street performer. As soon as he starts to draw a crowd, a zoo keeper grabs him and drags him into his office. The zoo keeper explains to the mime that the zoo's most popular attraction, a gorilla, has died suddenly and the keeper fears that attendance at the zoo will fall off.

He offers the mime a job to dress up as the gorilla until they can get another one. The mime accepts.

So the next morning the mime puts on the gorilla suit and enters the cage before the crowd comes. He discovers that it's a great job. He can sleep all he wants, play and make fun of people and he draws bigger crowds than he ever did as a mime. However, eventually the crowds tire of him and he tires of just swinging on tires. He begins to notice that the people are paying more attention to the lion in the cage next to his. Not wanting to lose the attention of his audience, he climbs to the top of his cage, crawls across a partition, and dangles from the top to the lion's cage. Of course, this makes the lion furious, but the crowd loves it.

At the end of the day the zoo keeper comes and gives the mime a raise for being such a good attraction. Well, this goes on for some time, the mime keeps taunting the lion, the crowds grow larger, and his salary keeps going up. Then one terrible day when he is dangling over the furious lion he slips and falls. The mime is terrified.

The lion gathers itself and prepares to pounce. The mime is so scared that he begins to run round and round the cage with the lion close behind. Finally, the mime starts screaming and yelling, "Help me, help me!", but the lion is quick and pounces. The mime soon finds himself flat on his back looking up at the angry lion and the lion says, "Shut up you idiot! Do you want to get us both fired?"

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Lungs4Joeseph Update

If you remember back in August I wrote an article about Joseph who suffers from Cystic Fibrosis and was in need of a lung transplant. Thanks to everyone who has prayed for him and has donated their time and money. Today Joseph received his lung transplant. He experienced some problems after the surgery. They were having a difficult time getting the lungs to oxygenate and the bleeding to stop. They had to take him in for a second surgery and
GREAT NEWS!!! Joseph is OUT OF SURGERY NOW!! He is doing MUCH BETTER!! They were able to stop the bleeding and his blood is clotting much better now! His oxygenation is much higher as well! Thank you SO MUCH for your prayers and support!!! Please continue to pray as Joseph goes into recovery.

To read the original article I wrote in August click here.

Follow this link to the Lung4Joseph blog for complete updates, history, videos and information for donations.

Thank you for your continued support and prayers. God Bless You.

The History of All Hallow's Eve

October brings in a season of harvest and with it comes the beautiful landscapes of Autumn leaves, the celebrations of Oktoberfest, pumpkins, hayrides, crisp morning air, and of course All Hallow's Eve or Halloween as it has come to be known. Today I offer a few videos. The first is a video from National Geographic on the history of Halloween. The remaining videos are from the History Channel offering a series on the Haunted History of Halloween. I hope you enjoy.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Is anyone still hungry? Seconds Anyone?

WOW! Look at these photographs. Have you ever seen portions any larger than this? The Waldgeist XXXXXL Restaurant in Hofheim offers gigantic portions. I say gigantic because Super-Sized does not even begin to describe these portions. You can visit their website here. I received these photos in a PowerPoint presentation in an email from a friend. I also added a video at the end. If you ever decide to visit be sure to bring your appetite. What do you think? Can you see yourself eating all of the meal?

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