The Death of Common Sense

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.

He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as knowing when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm, life isn't always fair, and maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you earn) and reliable parenting strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place.

Reports of a six-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate and teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job they failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer Panadol, sun lotion or a sticky plaster to a student; but, could not inform the parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar can sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason. He is survived by three stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, Someone Else is to Blame, and I'm A Victim.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.

If you still remember him pass this on.

Best story of the day

I took my dad to the mall the other day to buy some new shoes (he is 92).
We decided to grab a bite at the food court.
I noticed he was watching a teenager sitting next to him.
The teenager had spiked hair in all different colors: green, red, orange, and blue.
My dad kept staring at him.
The teenager would look and find him staring every time.
When the teenager had enough, he sarcastically asked, 'What's the matter old man, never done anything wild in your life?'
Knowing my Dad, I quickly swallowed my food so that I would not choke on his response and in classic style he did not bat an eye in his response.

'Got drunk once, and had sex with a peacock. I was just wondering if you were my son.'

NASA image-capturing technology...impressive.

In case you were wondering applications for the best job in the world are due February 22nd. So get cranking and make sure you submit your stuff.
Last night, I spent an hour getting my favicon up, which for me is an hour too long. Thanks to two separate posts by Peter I was able to get it up. So notice it...appreciate it...and repeat after me: 'awwwwwh'. Nice, very nice.
Anyway what really caught my attention was this.
It's a picture of the inauguration taken with a NASA image-capturing technology that was developed to take wide-angle Hi-Def pictures on Mars. The inauguration picture was taken with a robotic camera at 1,474 mega pixel (295 times the standard 5 mega pixel camera). It's madness.
I got this patriotic site sent to me today in an email. I kinda wondered how they were able coordinate all those artists singing and playing at different places. Regardless, it made me put my hand over my heart.
Yeah. So that's all I got for for me...I have about a 12 foot stack of books waiting for me on my desk. My professors claim it's homework, we students call it torture.

iPhone iNfo

I do worship the ground my iPhone walks on. I admit it freely. There are only some minor things that I would change about it though. Video capturing capability (without having to jailbreak it), longer lasting battery, being able to use flash, receiving picture text messages through text instead of having to go online and type in some ginormous code, not hanging up on people when I put in the headphones/mouthpiece, and having a zoom feature for the camera would be some of the things I would change about it. But like I said it's only minor. Another issue that I've noticed as of late and with the onset of cold weather is that you can't wear gloves when using your iPhone. Well, I should say you couldn't. 4Sight Products Inc. have created $40 gloves to wear when working the magic on your iPhone, much to a lot of people's relief.
As I was perusing the web a couple of days ago I realized a lot of people wanted to block text messaging completely on their iPhone. There is a method to do so, despite many people's complaints of there not being one. So I posted it on twitter and now am informing you like my duty calls me to do.
I peruse the web mostly through my iPhone these days, but reading stuff on the web via 'Jemima' hurts my eyes, so I throw on my nerdy glasses. I don't know why I told you that, it's not really relevant to what I'm about to say...but anyway has compiled, in my humble, personal opinion the best top list of iPhone apps. Sadly, I have not downloaded the top 1st app, but it's on my list of things to do.
I overuse smiley faces, a lot sometimes. And to all those overused smiley faces...
I dedicate this next video to you.

The month of February is forgettable

This month got off to a rough start. It has been taxing. I have to force myself to keep things to myself when sometimes, I just want to have diarrhea of the mouth. And I have to remind myself I don't want to turn this into a personal blog. So I received an email from Dana telling me to check out this site Not a new concept entirely. The site is designed to help you work in a group, and while it offers some of the features that Google does, it's a bit more intimate. I would even go so far as to say it's easier to work with. So if your in a group and you don't use anything to upload files to, post links to, give feedback to, I do recommend you try Wiggio.
Also, also also! My Delaware friend sent me this: Good cheap stuff, without having to visit eBay. I also like the coupon option. I have yet to find a good site to get my coupons from, but dealnews will substitute nicely for now.
Anyway I have recently become addicted to Future of Forestry my favourite song being this one.