Monthly Archives: July 2011

Sun Would Like A Word With All Sleepy Heads

Waky, waky sunshine! 

The party is over!

“The sun is smiling.”
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Flames Burn Man And Auto After Leaf Blower Ignites Gas

Deputies: Man burned while siphoning gas with leaf blower.  Bay News 9.

The Seminole, Florida man fortunately is alive.  His car, on the other hand, a victim of gasoline and a spark. 

When checking fuel lines for tampering, refrain from anything that might ignite gas.  A car is easy to replace.  The pain and suffering from burns to arms and potentially more, is not worth the risk.

“This car burst into flames after an explosion from gas being siphoned by two men in Seminole.”
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United States Debt Made Easy To Understand

A visualization of the United States debt.  WTFnoway.

Abstract concept made tangible.

Where’s your wallet, America?  The U.S. government has some explaining to do.


Married Man Amazes Woman

HE DID WHAT?!? Historic LOLs.

“A married man… made his own sandwich?”
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Here is the sandwich the married man made.

“Peanut butter and jelly sandwich.”
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Canine Indoor Pool Haul

Where there is a will, there is a way.  Pooch wants to take his best toy inside with him.  Luxury indoor canine pool?

Gus vs. Pool

June 24, 2011

Discipline Too Easy At School And Parents Who Cede Responsibility

68% Say School Discipline Is Too Easy These Days.  Rasmussen.  July 23, 2011.

  • 68% say discipline in public schools is too easy.
  • 5% say it’s too tough
  • 19% say it is about right. 
  • 78% say it is harder for a teacher to maintain discipline in the classroom than it was when they were students.  
  • 11% say a student’s behavior in class is primarily the teacher’s responsibility.
  • 47% say parents are most responsible for their child’s behavior
  • 36% believe the students themselves are responsible.

Peer pressure might be a solution. 

“Go sit in the corner, dumbass.”
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Could the call for Permissive parents: Curb your brats, help?  L.Z. Granderson has some observations.

And we know you don’t discipline them at home because you don’t possess “the look.” If you had “the look,” you wouldn’t need to say “sit down” a thousand times.

If you had “the look,” you wouldn’t need to say much of anything at all. But this nonverbal cue needs to be introduced early and reinforced diligently with consequences for transgressions, just like potty training. And whenever a kid throws a temper tantrum in the middle of the shopping mall it’s just as bad as his soiling his pants to spite his parents, and it stinks just as much.

L.Z. Grandserson summarizes it well.

Children are wonderful but they are not the center of the universe. The sooner their parents make them understand that, the better off we all will be.

Parents, will you heed?


Rescue From The Pound By A Song

17-year-old dog Patches saves himself from death row – by singing Happy Birthday.  Daily Telegraph. 

Saved by the song!  An 82-year old master would call friends and family and sing Happy Birthday to them over the phone.  He would often sing to his canine companion of 15 years in Italian.  The dog would howl along in unison.

“When they finished singing, Dad would say, ‘Bravo, bravo, Patches’ and Patches just loved it,”   

But his master passed away, and he fell by the wayside, picked up the pound.  The master’s daughter went looking, and when asked to prove the dog was Patches, there was only one way.

But then a Victorian Dog Rescue foster carer found a dog matching Patches’ description at Mildura Pound – and was asked to sing Happy Birthday to it.

“I started singing to him and at first he got a sad, faraway look in his eyes, just like he was thinking about something or missing someone,” Kaye Grivec said.

“Then he put his head back and started howling along with me and I just burst into tears of joy.”

Video here.  Heart warming.  Life saving.