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Romantic Text Message

An elderly couple had just learned how to send text messages on their mobile phones. The wife was a romantic type and the husband was more of a no-nonsense guy.

One afternoon the wife went out to meet a friend for coffee. She decided to send her husband a romantic text message and she wrote:

"If you are sleeping, send me your dreams. If you are laughing, send me your smile. If you are eating, send me a bite. If you are drinking, send me a sip. If you are crying, send me your tears. I love you."

The husband texted back to her: "I'm on the toilet. Please advise."

Toronto Restaurant for the Deaf and the Hearing

There's the new restaurant in Toronto that opened recently. SIGNS is a restaurant where all the wait staff and most of the kitchen staff are hearing-impaired. In this unique restaurant, the customers are asked to use American sign language to order their meal.

Not only does it give deaf people new career opportunities, but it gives hearing people a unique real-world experience with disability.

I've never been one who liked labels on my restaurants or parking spaces, but this is a unique situation because the workers are setting the stage rather than the customers.

I hope it becomes a massive success. Imagine if there were a restaurant or two in every city focused on the deaf experience.

Could this be taken a step forward with other businesses designed around the disabled worker? Granted, not every business would be conducive. A restaurant full of wheelchairs would get pretty crowded pretty quickly. I'm not sure I'd want a photo studio run by blind people.

But, i…

DIY Rechargeable Homemade Taser Sword (video)

For my old World of Warcraft guild mates… This is a seriously crazy LARP weapon. It's a homemade Taser sword that's rechargeable. I don't know the source of the video, other than the poster. I'd also like to know where he got the blades. Did he make them? The studs between them are nonconductive material, so he had to have customized them. The duct tape hilt is less than impressive, but it wouldn't take much to make this a beautiful looking weapon too. Post by Yung Relle.