Today's Thought on Life

"If you are willing to only do what is easy, life will be hard. But if you are willing to do what's hard, life will be easy." - T. Harv. Eker


Two Old Dude Jokes

As a senior citizen was driving down the freeway, his car phone rang.
Answering, he heard his wife's voice urgently warning him, "Herman, I just heard on the news that there's a car going the wrong way on Interstate 280. Please be careful!"

"It's not just one car," said Herman. "It's hundreds of them!"


An elderly gent was invited to his old friends' home for dinner one evening.
He was impressed by the way his buddy preceded every request to his wife with endearing terms-Honey, My Love, Darling, Sweetheart, Pumpkin, etc.

The couple had been married almost 70 years, and clearly they were still
very much in love. While the wife was in the kitchen, the man leaned over and
said to his host, "I think it's wonderful that, after all these years, you still call your wife those loving pet names."

The old man hung his head. "I have to tell you the truth," he said, "I
forgot her name about 10 years ago.


Where do you stand politically?

Here's an interesting online (anonymous) quiz. Determine how you stand on economic issues (Left/Right) and Government control (Facist vs Libertarian) issues.

Visit - http://www.politicalcompass.org/

My Score was:
Economic Left/Right: -1.50
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.56

What does this mean? Here are some graphical depictions--


My Score is closest to Ghandi, which actually surprises me.

Point of note: Some of the questions are worded with double negatives or in such a way that you have to be careful on whether you choose Agree/Disagree, since you may be picking the opposite of what you really meant.


50 Fun Things to Do with an iPod

Jason Kottke documents:



Some thoughts on marriage...

Marriage is very much like a violin; after the sweet music is over, the strings are attached.

It is true that love is blind but marriage is definitely an eye-opener.

Son: How much does it cost to get married, Dad?
Father: I don't know son, I'm still paying for it.

Marriage is the process of finding out what kind of man your wife would have preferred.

I had some words with my wife, and she had some paragraphs with me.

Behind every successful man, stands a woman; and behind her stands his wife.

Husband (def.): a man who buys his football tickets four months in advance and waits until December 24 to do his Christmas shopping.


Top 5 signs that you are too drunk

1. You spent more time on the floor than you do standing up.

2. The back of your head keeps getting hit by the toilet seat.

3. Star Jones looks good.

4. Mosquitoes catch a buzz after attacking you.

5. You fall off the floor.


Guns don't kill people...

[San Jose Mercury News] An unidentified man, using a shotgun like a club to break a former girlfriend's windshield, accidentally shot himself to death when the gun discharged, blowing a hole in his gut.

[Hickory Daily Record] Ken Charles Barger, 47, accidentally shot himself to death in December in Newton, N.C., when, awakening to the sound of a ringing telephone beside his bed, he reached for the phone but grabbed instead a Smith & Wesson .38 Special, which discharged when he drew it to his ear.

How Light Sabers Work

The fantastic site - 'How Stuff Works' finally has an entry for you Star Wars fans:
How a Light Saber Works.


Silent but Deadly - for Real !!

Something I came across on the Internet dated circa 1997:

[Bloomburg News Service] A terrible diet and room with no ventilation are being blamed for the death of a man who was killed by his own gas. There was no mark on his body but autopsy showed large amounts of methane gas in his system. His diet had consisted primarily of beans and cabbage. It was just the right combination of foods. It appears that the man died in his sleep from breathing the poisonous cloud that was hanging over his bed. Had he been outside or had his windows been opened, it wouldn't have been fatal. But the man was shut, up in his, near airtight bedroom. According to the article, "He was a big man with a huge capacity for creating "this deadly gas." Three of the rescuers got sick and one was hospitalized.


More Words of WizDum

All I want is a warm bed, a kind word and unlimited power.
Always be sincere, even when you don't mean it.
Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else.
Anything good in life is either illegal, immoral, or fattening.
As long as I can remember, I've had amnesia.
Change is inevitable...except from a vending machine.
Everyone is entitled to my opinion.
In America you can go on the air and kid the politicians, and the politicians can go on the air and kid the people.
Never leave a party early, or else you might become the life of it!
Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.
It's amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper.
A two-year old is kind of like having a blender, but you don't have a top for it.
Dyslexics of the world, untie!

Five Biggest Computers in the World

The top-5 (top 500 actually) biggest, most powerful computers can be found at http://www.top500.org/lists/2004/11/, and so far US is still #1! Although I hear the Dutch are hot on our heels..