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Friday, May 14, 2010

Podcasts I love

I spend a lot of time at work typing report and often find that listening to something makes the work more enjoyable. Recently I've found several Podcast on itunes that I really have enjoyed listening too and forward to each new episode because I've already listened to all the old ones. So I thought I would share of my favorites with you. First we will start with my favorite Audio Podcast.

Stuff you Should Know

I love this podcast. It's produced by How Stuff Works.Episodes include: How do Lego's work, Do Zombie's Relay Exists and How do Lobotomies work? Even if the topic does sound thrilling Chuck and Josh make every topic entertaining. New episodes come out twice a week and they are generally 30 minutes in length and are a fun mix of knowledge and humor

Stuff Mom Never Told You

Also from the the How Stuff Works. This is a feminist (in the original sense of the word) podcast and so interesting. This week they ask Are there Feminist Role models in Children's Lit. I was so excited because they brought up my favorite Ramona Quimby. It's a great podcast for all genders.

Stuff you Missed in History Class

Again if you like the other How Stuff Works podcast you'll enjoy this one as well. I especially enjoyed their series on the Medici's.

This American Life

Just so you don't think I only listen to How Stuff Works Podcast I live for the weekly Episode of This American Life produced by NPR and staring Ira Glass.

Next come my favorite video podcast.....

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Are you sure about that????

So this afternoon I received the following mass email from one of my co-workers


I'm passing this along! People are R E A L L Y crazy! If you are female, take heed! If you are male and have a significant female in your life who you care about, whether it's your wife, your girlfriend, your daughter, your sister, your niece, your cousin, your next door neighbor; whomever...............pass this along! Always, "Better safe than sorry!"

Police Warning (Send to Everyone)


There sure are some sicko people out there --

A man came over and offered his services as a painter to a female putting gas in her car and left his card. She said no, but accepted his card out of kindness and got in the car. The man then got into a car driven by another gentleman. As the lady left the service station, she saw the men following her out of the station at the same time.. Almost immediately, she started to feel dizzy and could not catch her breath. She tried to open the window and realized that the odor was on her hand; the same hand which accepted the card from the gentleman at the gas station.

She then noticed the men were immediately behind her and she felt she needed to do something at that moment. She drove into the first driveway and began to honk her horn repeatedly to ask for help.. The men drove away but the lady still felt pretty bad for several minutes after she could finally catch her breath. Apparently, there was a substance on the card that could have seriously injured her.

This drug is called 'BURUNDANGA' and it is used by people who wish to incapacitate a victim in order to steal from or take advantage of them.

This drug is four times dangerous than the date rape drug and is transferable on simple cards. So take heed and make sure you don't accept cards at any given time you are alone or from someone on the streets. This applies to those making house calls and slipping you a card when they offer their services.


Sgt. Gregory L. Joyner
Internal Affairs Unit
Louisville Metro Department of Corrections
400 South 6th Street
Louisville , Ky 40202
Office: (502) 574-7213 (502) 574-7213 (502) 574-7213

Don't worry if you didn't read the full message. I didn't. I did what I usually do. I went to Snopes and looked it up. Of course it was tagged as Snopes as an Urban Ledgend. Being polite, I responded with a simple message to everyone "I think this maybe an Urban Ledgend" along with the article from Snopes.

I wasn't surprised to have received this email. I get them all the time and usually when I let people know about the Snopes article they something to the effect of "thanks" or "I guess I should have checked that out first." But today I was surprise by the multiple responses that I received. They all basically said the same thing but here are a couple

Urban legend or not, it is a good idea to always be on

Really? do you mean it's always good to be on the alert for people handing out business card laced with a non-existent chemical, or do you mean it's always good to be on alert for fear-monger emails and pass them on without checking. Cleary my intent by sending the Snopes link was not to chastise the person who sent the email for being on the look out but it was a subtle reminder to check your facts before you spread fear or erroneous information and also an attempt to let the other people notified that this is not a real concern.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Narcissist of the Week 11/06/09

For the five of you who read my blog, I apologize for my extended break in acknowledging the actions of those who continually achieve excellence in narcissism. I've been battling and cold and trying to juggle my professional life and my blogging and general communication skills have suffered. I even made a half-ass post a couple of weeks ago award to David Miscavige the CEO of the Church of Scientology for dressing his dog up like an official church officer and making others salute him but couldn't get around to editing it in time. So just save yourselves sometime and check out the Martin Bashir interview on Nightline a couple weeks ago.The week before that I wanted to award the London 2012 Olympics logo for being so lame and so deaf to criticism.Last week I wanted to give the award to Tyra Banks for having some of the Models on ANTM take pictures in black face make up.

But what's done is done and this is a new week, So congratulations to the 53% of voters in Maine who decided that you want to take away the right of other consenting adults to marry. Do you think your win has stopped same sex people from being in loving committed monogamous relationships? Do you think this stops them from having sex or being gay? Do you think this strengthens your hetero marriages or stops children from learning about the LGTBQ lifestyle?

This is a very Narcissistic move on your part. Honestly I don't give a rat's ass about 99.99% percent of the people in this country who get married. If a drunk 20 year old pop star wants to get married in Las Vegas to her childhood friend, who cares? It doesn't affect me or change my view of marriage. The only marriages I care about are the marriages of those people I know and love. The rest of them "ca sara" it's not my place.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Until I can get them on Facebook

Friday, October 16, 2009

Narcissist of the Week 10/16/09

Congratulations little kid, who the world thought was in a helium weather balloon, but really was hiding in the attic under a cardboard box the whole time. Your narcissism did not go unnoticed by me. While the whole nation worried about you safety and even presumed you dead at one point you just hid in your box because presumably you didn't want to get in trouble. But hey your 6 and your so supposed to be rather narcissistic at this age. So what is Tyra's excuse.

PS: Just heard this whole thing might have been planned by the family so maybe the whole Heene family will be Narcissists of the week

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Narcissist of the Week 10/09/09

This week I am the Narcissist of the Week. I have had too much to do this week to give the award to anyone else. So this week it's all about me. Oh and please don't be offended by the picture. I just thought it was so fun I wanted to share.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Live Review of Man Shops Globe

Man shops Globe. I thought it would be an 30 minute long commerical for Anthropologie and I was just fine with this since I heart them. Sad news he doesn't buy the clothes he just buys the found items that they use for their stores to display items. Surprise surprise he shops at european flea markets.