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Friday Funnies: Aging Gracefully

I pointed to two old drunks sitting across the bar from us and told my friend, "That's us in 10 years". He said "That's a mirror, dip-shit!" ---

Collective Memories: Pearl Harbor Day and more

For each generation certain days are cemented into our collective memory. For my grandfather's generation, it was the day Pearl Harbor was attacked. It was the first time blood had been shed on American soil since the Civil War, 70 years ago today. I encourage you to sit down with an elderly person and ask them to share their memory of that day. These memories are fading away as we lose our seniors. The only way to keep them alive is through stories, passed from generation to generation. My children were in the womb when the World Trade Center was attacked. I've told them about that Tuesday morning, sitting at my desk, watching horror unfold. I was in sophomore chemistry class when I heard about the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion. My parents were teenagers when President Kennedy was killed in Dallas. My grandfathers were young men when Japanese airplanes attacked the Naval base in Hawaii, and America was pulled reluctantly into war. Both men served in the military

Friday Funnies: Playtime

TV commercials now show you how detergents take out bloodstains, a pretty violent image there. I think if you've got a T-shirt with a bloodstain all over it, maybe laundry isn't your biggest problem. ~ Jerry Seinfeld --- There's so much comedy on television. Does that cause comedy on the streets? ~ Dick Cavett --- A conservative minister walks into a hotel and goes to the desk. He walks up to te receptionist and says "Excuse me, have you disabled adult movies?" The receptionist replies "No. We just have the regular kind." --- A man goes to see his doctor. He has a hot dog sticking out of one ear, a hot dog bun sticking out of the other, and two french fries jammed up his nose. He says to the doctor, "I'm not feeling well. What's wrong with me?" The doctor says, "I'm not sure. Are you eating right?"

Occupy Wall Street -- my opinion

I understand the values that Occupy Wall Street is attempting to promote, and I support them... but... I think they're going about it the wrong way. A group of young liberals wants to change the world. Unfortunately, they aren't being very effective. Here are the problems I have with the occupation of financial districts as a method of protest. First... Corporate Greed can't be protested. Occupy Wall Street is protesting, but I don't think they even have a clear idea of what they are protesting. In general they are protesting " corporate greed ". Unfortunately, you can't protest greed. Like the other seven deadly sins, greed is an attribute or a trait, not a decision. It would be the equivalent of protesting lust, envy, gluttony, sloth, pride or wrath. While none of these traits are appealing, they are human. Imagine a group of protesters trying to eliminate "lust". They may march around a strip club and interrupt business, but th