Feb 7th 2011 9:53PM I remember "back in the day," when Johnny Carson was commenting on the quality of Delta Airlines. At the time, their slogan was "Delta gets you there." I guess they had had some bad luck, as Carson said they should change their slogan to "Delta gets you there--dead or alive." I miss Johnny.
Jan 24th 2011 8:46PM Why would any organization--save for telephone company wanting to show the durability of their phones--want there name associated with this self-centered psychopath? Why do we make stars out ne'er do wells, be it television, music, fashion, whatever...? It is past time that this ass-hat be sent to the trash pile, permanently. (There are plenty of decent people who kid easily take her place.)
Nov 19th 2010 1:32AM Yet another glaring example of the difference between "blogging" and actual journalism.
Oct 12th 2010 3:24PM I stop communicating with the nitwits who forward every annoying chain email that comes their way. Or who espouse an unsolicited political view and then call you names should you disagree. Or who ignore "real" questions (how's work, how's the family, what's new, etc.) and who respond with silly jokes or more political crap.... This, of course, continues even after I tell them enough is enough. Why are these imbeciles so thick? Oddly, those who are to my left politcally don't bash me for my more conservative views; but those who are to my political right don't feel right without calling me some pretty ugly names. I like being a centrist--some of my views are left-leaning, some are right-leaning. If you can't handle it, then why continue this non-friendship friendship?
Sep 28th 2010 2:18PM How sad that every comment area is loaded with people whoring web sites that are designed to take the money of people who are desperate for a job or for a financial break of some kind. And what kind of moron would attack Elmo? (It's probably the same kind of dimwit who, as a child, yanked on Mickey Mouse's tail at Disneyland while the parents just stand there like a couple of idiots.) Too bad they didn't show a picture of and the name of the fool who did this; everyone needs to know who had his clock cleaned by Elmo.
May 10th 2010 3:59PM I have a friend who dropped a one-gallon jug of honey at the top of the stairs. The stairs were covered with shag carpeting. (What can I say? It was the early seventies and everyone had shag carpeting.) Needless to say, she and her husband did not have an easy time cleaning it up. My personal horror story? I dropped a can of just-opened cocoa powder on the kitchen floor; I had no idea how fine cocoa powder was until I tried to clean it up off the linoleum floor... and everywhere else the air currents blew it. (It was worse than the egg I dropped.)
Mar 1st 2010 4:50AM When I was a kid, our chihuahua ate those little tiny flashbulbs. My mother would get after me for "feeding them to him." I told her I didn't feed them to him; he'd get into the garbage sack and pulled them out to eat them--except for the base that was heavier glass. I learned to put the spent flashbulbs in the outside garbage can. I assume he had cravings for some particular mineral that was found in these little bulbs. Thankfully, it never hurt him.
Aug 9th 2007 3:43AM My 2000 Camry (V-6) gets just under 32 mpg on the freeway at a crusing speed of 65 mph, and around 24 in town. (And no, we were'nt driving down hill, nor was there a tailwind.) Mileage improves substantially when you aren't constantly speeding up and slowing down; just select a lane and cruise.
Still, I was truly surprised by how good the mileage was on the freeway, especially when my 1989 4 cylinder Camry never got more than 25 on the freeway.
Of course, winter blend gasoline causes my mileage to decrease by as much as 20-25%, which my mechanic warned me about when I first purchased my car; she told me to be patient, and come spring my mileage would increase quite a bit. She was right.
And my math is right; I verified it multiple times, and had capable friends check the figures.
Aug 5th 2007 11:17PM So we're contaminating their country with English.
They're contaminating our children's toys with lead and lead paint; poisoning our pets; putting poison in our toothpaste and using unapproved antibiotics in our seafood; counterfeiting countless goods and dumping them on the American market, much to the detriment of original manufacturers.
I'm seeing an imbalance here....
I look at labels and don't by anything that says made in China... and haven't for several years.
Jul 26th 2007 9:36PM Oh, I guess this is supposed to be appealing because the black face is genetic instead of applied.
This is as stupid as our accepting of "the N word" from other blacks, finding it offensive only if used by other groups. Is it okay to call our mothers bitches and hos, but wrong for those outside the family unit to do so?
Let's wake up.