Archive for the ‘WTF’ category

1976 Playlist on YouTube

August 4, 2011

1976 was a big year for me.

It was the first time we were going to live OFF of a military reservation since my dad joined the Army.
It was the first time we had to live on our own land.
It was the first time I had ever seen a dead person.
It was the first time I had ever seen a dead person that I knew and liked.
etc. etc. etc.

I made up a playlist on YouTube from a list on another site.

Playing these takes me back in a big way.


TV Used to go OFF!

August 15, 2008

Here’s a fading memory in the American mind:
   Television was not always a 24-hour thing.
   TV used to go off!

I have had numerous conversations with people about TV and I would say something like, “I really miss the days when TV used to go off”.  About 50% of the time, now, people don’t seem to remember the station signoff or the “High Flight” poem or the National Anthem or the Test Pattern or the Snow.

So I went to my favorite web site (You Tube) and rounded up this video that has everything except the test pattern, but that was easy to find, too.


Time Warner Cable (Mystro)

July 17, 2008

Here is a PROBLEM that needs some exposure.

So You Don’t Run Out Of Things To Worry About

June 18, 2008

 The title “So You Don’t Run Out Of Things To Worry About” is lifted from the great Paul Harvey.  He uses it to announce the latest scare about a product, service, country or ideal.

Well, now the spirit and intention of that phrase seems to saturate every facet of American life to include all of media, our own back yards and even the grocery store shelves.

We just ended the great Tomato scare of 2008 where some 280 people became sick with salmonella after eating regular red, round tomatoes.  Whew, that’s over for the most part!  Maybe Bubba forgot to wash out the pig truck before borrowing it from Roscoe to deliver his t’mAters.

Now on to (or back to) the regular new list of scares:
…and toping that list is PLASTIC!

Have you noticed those recycle numbers on the bottom of your bowl (plate, cup, water bottle, lotion, keyboard, mouthwash, orange juice)?  Well, those Resin Identification Codes (RICs) now tell us what can be recycled together.  Others have read those codes as potential health risks.  Click on the chart below to see the issue:

Resin Identification Codes 

So NOW what?

 One of the concerns is the health risk associated to these when they are exposed to excessive moisture! 

My new coffee cupDoes that include hot coffee in my new Starbucks Coffee Mug (RIC=7) !!!
Surely Styrene Acrilo Nitrile can’t be a health risk, CAN IT???
It’s NEW, so it’s SAFE, right?



How about (other supposed bad things) … or are they good?:

  • Multi-tasking is bad, but keeping your brain active is good
  • Lemons in your water
  • Deodorant (with aluminum) / and even Hyperhidrosis
  • Trans Fat /  and even Fat Free diets
  • Bluetooth Headsets / and even Wired Headsets
  • Cell phones (is this scare gone???)
  • Asbestos (What about brakes???)
  • Bottled Water / and even Tap water
  • Using plastic is bad, but REusing plastic is good
  • Dehydration / and even too much water
  • Air conditioning
  • Artificial Sweetner / and even Sugar
  • Global Warming / and even Global Cooling
  • Satanists / and even Priests
  • Muslims / and even Christians
  • Staying indoors / and even going outside
  • Buying too much Gasoline / and even cutting
    back on Gasoline increases the price
  • Same source for fuel or food (corn) increases the price
  • Supply and Demand / and even Scarcity
  • The previous administration / and even the next administration
  • Eating fish is healty, but can cause mercury poisoning
  • Obese children / but sports activities are reduced in schools
  • No child left behind / and even ANY child left behind
  • Alcohol is good / Alcohol is bad
  • Coffee is good / Coffee is bad




    Have a nice day 🙂

    Where’s My Hovercraft?

    May 17, 2008

    George Jetson  Floppy DiskIn 1992, the wars started that caused Khan Noonien Singh to rise to power (Star Trek).

    In 1997, the crew of of the spaceship Jupiter II, on their way to Alpha Centauri, got “LOST IN SPACE“.

    In 1999, the inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha were sent hurtling through space based because the moon was knocked out of its orbit (Space: 1999).

    …and what year was that Space Odyssey???

    Don’t forget, 2010 is the year we make contact.

    All of that is to draw attention to the fact that we’re not keeping up with our own imaginations.  If we were, I’d have a HOVER CRAFT by now and I would be wearing some type of a shiny-material jumpsuit with no need for money or pockets.

    The microwave is no substitute for the food replicator.  The elevator is a lame version of a transporter.  Push To Talk, however, seems to be very close to the “communicator”, but will only work in certain areas (…and just on planet Earth).

    Is it our own self-doubt that keeps us using fossil fuels and using media that spins!?!?!
    Check out that 8″ floppy in George Jetson’s hand.  Are we going to continue to fall short of our imaginative potential in the future?

    My New Favorite Thing

    March 21, 2008

    Ya know, every once in a while, something will come along that will totally capture my attention for a period of time causing me to FIXATE (on that particular thing).

    That thing is now the Retro Encabulator.

    This is my favorite of the versions of things in the Encabulator space, too.

    YouTube is one of the greatest features of the Internet.
    If you search on Encabulator, you’ll see a wealth of videos on the topic.  

    VERY CLEVER!  So, you might ask, “What’s so intriguing about this?”

    It’s PURE BS.  No slips.

    Of course, there are a few key in-joke words like differential-girdle-spring and
    drawn reciprocation dingle-arm that will produce a chuckle, but the rest of
    it is so smooth, it’s worth respecting.

    Here is the transript of the Retro Encabulator should you wish to memorize it.

     By the way, the actor is Mike Kraft (now the spokesperson for Lowe’s How To videos)

    What do YOU WANT?!

    January 28, 2008

    Presidential Candidates
    (…picture from the Washington Post…)

    Will one of these faces be that of our new president?

    Does anyone seem to stand out as the solution to our “problems”?

    By the way, what is the real “problem”?

    Which one is the best:
    1) Warrior?
    2) Financial Expert?
    3) Legal Expert?
    4) Religious, Spiritual Expert?
    5) Leader?
    6) Choice?

    If you had to go to war, which one would you want giving the orders?

    If one of these showed up at your door and asked for 42%, which one would you feel best to collect the “donation”?

    Are you better-off or worse-off than you were four or eight years ago?

    Do you vote?  Will you vote next time? 

    If Obama is elected, will it be the end of affirmative action?

    If Clinton is elected, will it be the end of the feminist movement?

    If neither Clinton nor Obama is nominated or elected, will they ever run again? Where is Ross Perot? Where is Al Gore? Where is Bob Dole?

    What will YOU (personally) do differently if your candidate is chosen … or not?

    What were you required to do differently during the last administration (because of that administration)?

    Was the previous administration the cause of any of your problems?

    How old will you be in eight years?

    How do I personally feel?  Confused.  The color of the picture perfectly represents the best of how I feel about any of the current candidates.