Archive for September, 2008

Alzheimer’s Clothing

Buck and Buck has several special Alzheimer’s clothing solutions that will make dressing easier for the person with Alzheimer’s. Our solutions help the senior with the disability of Alzheimer’s, and the caregiver who provides care in the home, nursing home or assisted living facility.

Government Bailout

CEO Beaten To Death

NEW DELHI–More than 60 former employees of an Italian manufacturing company in India have been arrested for allegedly beating to death the company’s local chief executive officer, police said Tuesday.

Read more here.

How To Stay Politically Correct

Publishers and universities are outlawing dozens of seemingly innocuous words in case they cause offense.

This article, from the UK, discusses the latest ways to keep oneself on the politically correct side of the English language. Included are such gems as –

In addition, the list says “special needs” should be changed to “additional needs”, “patient” to “person” and “the elderly” to “older people”.

Read the entire article.

The Perks of Being Over 40

The Perks of Being Over 40

1. Kidnappers are not very interested in you.

2. In a hostage situation you are likely to be released first.

3. No one expects you to run – anywhere.

4. People call at 9 PM and ask, “Did I wake you?”

5. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.

6. There is nothing left to learn the hard way.

7. Things you buy now won’t wear out.

8. You can eat dinner at 4 P.M.

9. You can live without sex, but not without glasses.

10 You enjoy hearing about other peoples operations.

11. You get into heated arguments about pension plans.

12. You have a party and the neighbors don’t even realize it.

13. You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.

14. You quit trying to hold your stomach in, no matter who walks into the room.

15. You sing along with elevator music.

16. Your eyes won’t get much worse.

17. Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.

18. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the national weather service.

19. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can’t remember them either.

20. Your supply of brain cells is finally down to manageable size.

NC Man Passes $200 Bill

North Carolina cops are searching for a guy who successfully passed a $200 bill bearing George W. Bush’s portrait and a drawing of the White House complete with lawn signs reading “We like ice cream” and “USA deserves a tax cut.”  Read more HERE.

Sonny Williams – The Grave Hunter

 

Famous magician Sonny Williams now has a site dedicated to his interest in tombstones. Some interesting stuff – check it out. Go to The Grave Hunter.

EDIT19 July 2013

Sonny now recommends that you go to SonnyWilliams.com

ARRRR! 9/19 is Talk Like A Pirate Day

September 19th falls on a Friday this year, so folks are making plans for an extended “Talk Like A Pirate” weekend.

Talk Like A Pirate home page.

Don’t Be A Pronk !

20 weird English words.

Soda? Pop? Coke?

Common names for soft drinks by county. Click on map to super size it.

80s Music Videos

More 80s music than anyone can stand.

Hubble Repair Mission Photos

The Space Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to launch next month (October 8th), carrying new instruments, batteries and gyroscopes to the Hubble Space Telescope. This will be the final servicing mission to Hubble, the 30th flight of the 23-year old Atlantis, and one of the final 10 flights of the Space Shuttle program, which will be retired in 2010. Even though Shuttle launches may seem to have become commonplace, their preparation and execution is still a months-long process, requiring the work and diligence of thousands to make sure the aging, complex systems are all in perfect condition for launch. Here are some photos of the ongoing preparations for the launch of this mission, STS-125, some of the people involved in making it work, and the crew, who will assume the risks to help keep Hubble alive.

Go to The Big Picture.


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