Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Japanese - turning plastic into oil!

Japanese Ingenuity -- Save your plastic
This is one of the most amazing email's and break-through's in technology
I have ever seen!!!
Why aren't we doing this now????
I think we should all do what we can to save what we are destroying!
A case of Japanese ingenuity and perseverance. What is more important would
be the marketing and very low cost to make it mandatory to have one of these
in every home. The sound is all in Japanese. Just read the subtitles and watch.
 
What a great discovery!


Colgate dental floss - Interesting advertising study

Pay close attention to each scene...tricky!

Colgate has created a very ingenious advertising campaign to promote their dental floss.

But ... before I explain to you the main detail of these images, I shall let you observe them quietly on your own. 



Alright .......... now that you've had time to quietly observe the images ......


  • In the first photograph, you might have noticed that the lady has one finger too many on her left hand.
  • In the second photograph, a phantom arm is floating behind.
  • In the third photograph, the man has only one ear.

The campaign attained its purpose.

It proved that food debris on your teeth draws more attention than any physical defect does.

How well did you do ??

I failed the whole thing? What was I thinking?

United Nations Arms Trade Treaty


We came four votes away from the U.S. Senate giving our Constitutional rights over to the United Nations.
In a 53-46 vote, the Senate narrowly passed a measure that will stop the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.
The Statement of Purpose from the Bill reads:
"To uphold Second Amendment rights and prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty."
The U.N. Small Arms Treaty, which has been championed by the Obama
Administration, would have effectively placed a global ban on the import and export of small firearms. The ban would have affected all private gun owners in the U.S. and had language that would have implemented an international gun registry on all private guns and ammo.
Astonishingly, 46 out of our 100 United States Senators were willing to give away our Constitutional rights to a foreign power. Here are the 46 senators who voted to give your rights to the U.N.
Baldwin (D-WI)
Baucus (D-MT)
Bennett (D-CO)
Blumenthal (D-CT)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)                   
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Coons (D-DE)
Cowan (D-MA)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Franken (D-MN)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Harkin (D-IA)
Hirono (D-HI)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kaine (D-VA)
King (I-ME)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
McCaskill (D-MO)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murphy (D-CT)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Sanders (I-VT)
Schatz (D-HI)
Schumer (D-NY)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Udall (D-CO)
Udall (D-NM)
Warner (D-VA)
Warren (D-MA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wyden (D-OR)
Folks: This needs to go viral. These Senators voted to let the UN take OUR guns.
They need to lose their next election.
We have been betrayed.
46 Senators Voted to Give your 2nd Amendment Constitutional Rights to the U.N.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

English is a crazy language

Let's face it - English is a crazy language. 

There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat. 

We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig..

And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth, beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese? One index, 2 indices? Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane. In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell?


How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which, an alarm goes off by going on. English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all. That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible. 

PS. - Why doesn't 'Buick' rhyme with 'quick' ?

The two-letter word "UP"

You lovers of the English language might enjoy this .
There is a two-letter word that perhaps has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that is 'UP'

It's easy to understand UPmeaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP ?
At a meeting, why does a topic come 
UP?
Why do we speak 
UP and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report?
We call 
UP our friends.
And we use it to brighten 
UP a room, polish UP the silver; we warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen.
We lock 
UP the house and some guys fix UP the old car.
At other times the little word has real special meaning.
People stir 
UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses.
To be dressed is one thing, but to be dressed 
UP is special.
A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP.We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night.
We seem to be pretty mixed 
UP about UP!To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP,look the word UP in the dictionary.
In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes 
UP almost 1/4th of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions.
If you are 
UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used.
It will take 
UP a lot of your time, but if you don't give UPyou may wind UP with a hundred or more
When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding 
UP.
When the sun comes out we say it is clearing 
UP.When it rains, it wets the earth and often messes things UP.When it doesn't rain for awhile, things dry UP.
One could go on and on, but I'll wrap it UP
,  for now my time is UP,

so.......it is time to shut UP!

The English language is not easy

You think English is easy??
I think a retired English teacher was bored...THIS IS GREAT!


  1. The bandage was wound around the wound.
  2. The farm was used to produce produce.
  3. The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
  4. We must polish the Polish furniture..
  5. He could lead if he would get the lead out.
  6. The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert..
  7. Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
  8. A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
  9. When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes. 
  10. I did not object to the object.
  11. The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
  12. There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row
  13. They were too close to the door to close it. 14) The buck does funny things when the does are present. 
  14. A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line. 
  15. To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
  16. The wind was too strong to wind the sail. 
  17. Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear..
  18. I had to subject the subject to a series of tests. 
  19. How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?