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2007-07-27 - 1:04 p.m.

Short post today. I worked last night - part of my schedule change for jury duty - and was up kinda late, just relaxing.

So only an item or two here today.


Now, hopefully we're all semi-adults here. And we know that children are a huge responsibility. And we (hopefully) know about proper birth control procedures.

Well, there was a pamphlet released several years ago about birthcontrol featuring a VERY unlikely spokesman. You all have GOT to see this. (NOTE: It takes awhile to load - be patient.)

This must've been made in the 1970's - dig that groovy dialogue!


Brin pointed this article out to me. Seems that the source water of Aquafina is "public water sources" - i.e., tap water:

Pepsi-Cola North America spokeswoman Michelle Naughton said the new labels on Aquafina water - which comes from major cities across the country - will spell out "Public Water Source" as opposed to the way it is currently labeled: "Bottled at the source P.W.S."

Okay, fine. Their filtering process still makes it taste better to me that any other bottled water. So I'm paying for the filtering process.

I'll just wait till it's on sale.


I also decided to throw this in, from the Mark & Brian newsgroup:

"Obituary Of The Late Mr. Common Sense"

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who had been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: Knowing when to come in out of the rain; Why the early bird gets the worm; Life isn't always fair; and Maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. He declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer Tylenol, sun lotion or a band-aid to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense took a beating as the Ten Commandments became contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense lost the will to live when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the ghost, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 3 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, Someone Else Is To Blame, and I'm A Victim.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.


Laundry, then the gig...and sheltering in place.

A typical Friday at Chez Too Old.

May yours be as tranquil.

Be seeing you.


1 comments so far

Brin - 2007-07-27 16:36:42 -
I'm sick to death of that McDonald's coffee cup case being quoted as an example of a victim who did not assume responsibility for actions taken. McDonald's was found to be negligent when serving coffee to a customer that was too hot for the container to withstand, and not providing one of those cardboard drinks holders. The old woman who got her privates poached had to have several thousand dollars of surgery to be restored to where she was prior to the spill. The CASE was never overturned, only the size of the judgement.


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