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Archive for June, 2009

Laughter is good for the soul

The last part of this video disturbs me. Is it okay to tell your child a lie in order to manipulate them into doing something funny on camera? I know I’m not a parent, but it just seems wrong. But very funny!!!

Thought it would be worth revisiting this video. Any of you who haven’t seen it … brace yourself … it’s pretty funny.

Need to feel smart?

Story of the Day

Lisa turned me on to the Story of the Day. I’m not sure exactly where it originated or who writes these, but you can subscribe to receive one each day. Somedays I don’t quite understand them and other days they make me laugh. Here are a few of my favorites.


One day he decided he was more dependent on the kindness of women than he liked. So he went off to hunt wild beasts with his bare hands. But all he found was a stray dog & a couple of old pigeons & it was cold & he missed the sound of soft voices, so finally he came back & never worried about it again.


“My favorite thing is saying something true,” she said, “but I’m a lot older than you & don’t have to worry so much about my reputation.”


“I like people until they give me reason not to,” she said. “Some days they just drop like flies, though,” she added.  


There are things you do because they feel right & they may make no sense & they may make no money & it may be the real reason we are here: to love each other & to eat each other’s cooking & say it was good.