Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Follow up post

Ok, one of my readers discoverd the answer to my top ten list by using Google.

It was simply the top 10 countries with the highest per capita rate of firearm related murders. I was more then a little surprised with the company we keep and those that seemed to be way down the list.

That was all just an interesting statistic to ponder.


Sunday, September 23, 2007

Anybody want to guess?

Anyone want to guess what the following top 10 list is about. Take a long look at the countries and the statistics and make a guess.

#1 South Africa: 0.719782 per 1,000 people
#2 Colombia: 0.509801 per 1,000 people
#3 Thailand: 0.312093 per 1,000 people
#4 Zimbabwe: 0.0491736 per 1,000 people
#5 Mexico: 0.0337938 per 1,000 people
#6 Belarus: 0.0321359 per 1,000 people
#7 Costa Rica: 0.0313745 per 1,000 people
#8 United States: 0.0279271 per 1,000 people
#9 Uruguay: 0.0245902 per 1,000 people
#10 Lithuania: 0.0230748 per 1,000 people

Follow up post to explain in a few days.


Friday, September 21, 2007

Who would have thought!

Sorry its been awhile since I have posted anything. Life just got in the way of blogging... But sometimes that is a good thing. As I reflect on the last couple of weeks there are some interesting things that have happened.

1. Notre Dame lost.
2. Michigan lost.
3. Bill Belichick was caught cheating.
4. The Colts Win
5. Notre Dame lost.
6. Michigan lost.
7. Hillary says she is not a Lesbian.
8. Nobody is sure if Barack Obama is black enough or white enough.
9. I think Barack is just perfect and exactly what we need.
10. Nash lost another tooth, this one right in front.
11. I left Janus to return to the for-profit world.
12. Notre Dame Lost AGAIN.
13. Michigan won and my two favorite teams are ND and who ever is playing Michigan.
14. Charlie Wies can't call a play that the defence can't tear apart.
15. Maybe Charlie needs some of Bill's video tapes.
16. I started my new life at Conor-Patrick.

And as usual I am happy with my decesions and have no regrets.

Who would have thought!


Saturday, September 08, 2007

The Return of Subliminal Advertising!

Well I was sitting on the couch last night watching Hannity and Colmes on Fox News which seems to carry more pharmaceutical company ads then any other network on television....hmmmm...opps I digress....anyway.

As I am sitting there I see the second ad for a drug that has taken on a new side effect that I heard for the first time on another ad over the last couple of weeks. It really got me thinking.....sorry Kei I know I am going to make your head hurt on this one.

Well I have figured out the whole damn thing......

You see the advertising folks that Big Pharma are using are dressed up hippies from the 60's. If finally makes sense....subliminal advertising at it's finest.

As you all know if drives me crazy that the FCC and the rest of our government won't let us see TV ads for Wild Turkey, Beefeater's Gin, Jose Cuervo Tequila and Marlboro Lights...but they will let us see the names if they produce a malt liquor or we are welcome to see an ad from every drug company.

But what really gets under my skin is what I determined to be these Ad's marketing lines to the side effects they had to tell you about.....I mean who wants to sign up for a drug that.....causes

Nose bleeds, high blood pressure, dry throat, dizziness, vomiting and diarrhea?

Not me.....well the dressed up hippies got wise and said "Hey Dude, let's bring back subliminal advertising"..... the hippies will get it and head to the doctor....

you are thinking but Big Dawg what do you mean.....

let's look....

Erectile Dysfunction : Two people sitting on a mountain side in two old cast iron bath tubs looking out over the sunset holding hands.... At home Hubby stands up yells into the kitchen: "Hey Moon Baby look they are promoting an ACID trip, look at those colors.....

But wait there is more.... what use to be my favorite: " if you have an erection lasting more then 4 hours please call your doctor". Now this time Hubby sits down and thinks about Woodstock and free love and tried to remember if Moon Baby was there"....but hey I better get some of that....

But I have a new winner......they have topped themselves. I first heard this a couple of weeks ago and laughed out loud but now I have heard it for the second time on another drug ad. It has to do with two drugs for restless leg syndrome. Now I am not going to name the companies or the drug cause they would love that but you can find them on Google.

But this is what really got the side effects that they always run thru at the end of the ad they say....."if you get desires for compulsive gambling or sexual activities please contact your doctor". What! I was amazed the first time but shocked the second.....

But now I have it all figured's the dressed up Hippie thing....

Cause you see when the old hippie husband saw the ad.....he stood up and yelled " Hey Moon Baby.....gotta run by the doctor in the morning and then we are going to Vegas Baby"......

So we have come full more drinking a little whisky, smoking a little weed or doing a line from the weekends gone by....just stop by the doctor and pick up your totally legal and television advertised recreational drug...

Now this really just cracks me up!


Wednesday, September 05, 2007

So why is it?

Well let's have some more fun with why....

Why does my dog pee in the woods but poop in my front yard?

Why is it the company never loves you until you leave?

Why if there is only one god are there so many religions?

Why is it if you are supposed to go to bed and night and get up in the morning I always want to stay up and night and sleep in the morning?

Why is it a company can have its best quarter of overall growth and revenue but because it did not meet the expectations of some 32 year old MBA Wall Street analyst who has never had to make payroll the stock goes down?

Why is it I prefer Diet Mt Dew over Diet anything?

Why does football mean one thing here and something totally different in the rest of the world? How are we ever going to sort out the whole world if we can't get this straightened out?

Why do we think we can bring peace to a region that has been at war for centuries?

Why is it we have never ever seen a news anchor come on the nightly news and say...Everything in the entire world was great today, have a nice evening and join us tomorrow?

Why do we really need 500 channels on cable?

Why do American companies build cars in Mexico?

Ok head hurts.

one last question...

When will we live in a world where people are only judged by the content of their character?


Monday, September 03, 2007

Why can't we talk politics anymore?

There are more political shows on television and radio then ever before. With all this TALK why is it no one can talk anymore? All we do is see who can YELL over the top of the other.

How will we ever accomplish anything in this country if we can't have a conversation about both sides of an issue without yelling, screaming and name calling. It happens at all levels of politics today.

Why is it if you don't agree with the Bush Administration you are Un-American or a traitor?

Why is it the Democrats have gotten the power they wanted so bad in Washington DC yet they have accomplished nothing other then getting on TV for more name calling?

Why is it that if you are on the left George Bush is Satan?

Why is it if you are on the Right all liberals are America Haters?

Why is Ann Coulter famous?

Why are Rudy and Arnold Republicans?

Why is it the Senator responsible for the most bi-partisan legislation in the history of the Senate is Ted Kennedy?

Why is Rush Limbaugh right?

Why is it cool to talk about global warming and tell us all what we should do while running around the world in Suburbans and private Jets?

Why is it ok to still not have children with disabilities included in their home school classrooms since IDEA mandated it in 1975?

Why do we think our form of government that is not working real well here right now is what every place in the world should duplicate or be isolated or invaded?

Why is the country split almost 50/50 on abortion yet 90% of prenatal tests resulting in a positive for Down syndrome terminate? Are they all abortion rights left wingers that get the test? Hmmmm....I don't think so.

Why is it Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels can make comments like the Indiana Legislature has "Car Bombed" his agenda and no one is outraged?

Why can Indiana outsource a $1Billion contract for Services to Mitch Roob's (Secretary of FSSA) old company and everyone says there is no conflict of interest?

Ok....that is my list of Whys for today. I look forward to your thoughts.