Sep 10th 2007 9:24PM Foreign swearwords DO NOT lose their power when their true meanings are revealed. If you do not know the true meaning, you will look very foolish to someone who does know what it means (see "oy vey" post). If they do lose their meaning, does that mean you teach your children to use those words but don't tell them what they mean? Just asking.
Mar 9th 2007 8:14AM You don't need to hear the lyrics you just need to hear the news. When was the last time a country singer or pop singer was the victim of or involved in a drive-by?
Oct 25th 2006 8:13AM If you want to scare people, go all out I say.
Canned sweet potatoes can kill you if they fall from a very high shelf - this can lead to a concussion and death.
Don't eat small berries, they can get stuck in your throat and choke you.
Small children should be warned about monsters in closets and under beds.
Just use a little common sense and when food makes you sick, seek the proper medical help and try to avoid it in future.
Sep 8th 2006 10:06AM I grew up in the '80's so I missed the beginning of Sesame Street, but it still had it's integrity. I watched from about '82 until '89 and I would watch it 2 or three times a day (where I live it came on at 6 noon and 6 so you couldn't miss it). If I had to pick a main muppet character it was Big Bird, but not by much. The one with the least air-time was Elmo. I never minded Elmo because he was on for three minutes max. After the '80's were over, Sesame Street went down hill (or if you prefer, jumped the shark). Elmo got more air time; Big Bird, Ernie, and the gang got less; the humans got even less; Harry Monster and others dissappeared completely without mention. And the killer was when all the great bits from the '70's got axed, like the pinball machine and the typewriter. The focus shifted from preschool and kindergarten with Big Bird to toddlers with Elmo. If they won't show any of the good stuff we remember, then put the shows on DVD, and not those collections of "Counting with___" or "____'s A B C's".
Maybe, like everyone else, I'm just trying to recapture (read preserve) one of the best parts of my childhood.
Sep 1st 2006 11:04PM Great idea, but it won't work. How are they going to enforce it? They can't even keep people from talking on their cell phones while driving, so good luck with smoking! Thanks alot you Californian idiots and govenmental morons!