Friday, January 4, 2013

Where was this advice when we needed it?

Today would be a good day to be a wedding planner in China.  The BBC reports there is a wedding boom in China today because "4 January 2013" in Mandarin sounds similar to "I'll love you all my life."  

I think it might be advisable for anyone planning marriage to research which date sounds like "I'm gonna make your life a living hell!" and plan accordingly. 

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Heard on Duck Dynasty:  "It's OK to be creepy if you're old."

Finally.  I've waited my whole life for this!

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"Meggings".  Really?  Why?

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First our gubment outlawed further manufacture of old fashioned incandescent light bulbs, mandating compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL's) instead because they're more energy efficient. Now we learn that these CFL bulbs are dangerous, possibly causing skin cancer.  It seems they emit ultraviolet rays so strong they can burn skin and skin cells.

In every bulb scientists tested they found the protective coating around the light creating "phosphor" was cracked, allowing dangerous ultraviolet rays to escape.  They're advising us to stay at least two feet away from the bulbs when they're in use.  

Sheesh!  I go outside and I get skin cancer.  Now I stay inside and still get skin cancer.  I can't buy a break!

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I was sure that Speaker of the House John Boehner, aka "Boner" would not be re-elected to that post by the new House sworn in yesterday, but DOH!....he was, with just 5 votes to spare. This tepid support makes him pretty "toothless".  He's being likened to a cemetery superintendent....he has a lot of people under him, but no one is listening.  


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The December unemployment report is out and it showed 155,000 jobs were created last month.  Interestingly, the most active hiring sectors of the economy were in manufacturing and construction, two of the hardest hit by the recession.  Maybe the "Buy American" initiative is catching on.

It's Friday.  Out.  ;)

S


13 comments:

  1. Too much to comment on...funny shit, especially the "I love..."

    Don't get me started on those expensive mercury laden bulbs which last three times longer except they DO FRIGGIN NOT!!

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  2. Those Al Gore bulbs as I call them don't even work in most of my lamps. The old style ones were good enough for Thomas Edison they should be good enough for the rest of us, dadgumit.

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    1. And they put out an odd colored light, too. Have you noticed?

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  3. meggings? not a good look dude. not a good look on women either. at least not the women I see wearing them. and those 'blue jean' leggings? no one is fooled into thinking you are wearing blue jeans honey.

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  4. I'm still stuck on the meggings too. My eyes! My eyes!

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  5. Meggings? I just saw a feature about this on TV. I guess a lot of guys will go back to stuffing a rolled sock in their pants. Can codpieces be far behind?

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  6. Meggings? Seriously?

    It looks like the guy went into the Everglades, caught one of those invasive pythons, and made a garment out of the skin.

    Come to think of it - if this look catches on, we might solve the python problem in South Florida. Scott, you need meggings.

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  9. in Europe "normal" old fashioned bulbs have been forbidden for some time now. I HATE these new types! They give off a horrible light, are often slow (though newer ones are finally better), are expensive, are dangerous!! (mercury release when they break), can't be just thrown out in the trash, etc etc etc. I want my old bulbs back!!!
    Luckily I stocked up a bit on old bulbs before they were no longer sold......

    Meggings??? yucky!....

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