Friday, August 3, 2007
2007: Longing for hair
1972: Acid rock
2007: Acid reflux
1972: Moving to California because it's cool
2007: Moving to Arizona because it's warm
1972: Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
2007: Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor
1972: Seeds and stems
1972: Hoping for a BMW
2007: Hoping for a BM
1972: Going to a new, hip joint
2007: Receiving a new hip joint
1972: Rolling Stones
2007: Kidney Stones
1972: Being called into the principal's office
2007: Calling the principal's office
1972: Screw the system
2007: Upgrade the system
1972: Parents begging you to get your hair cut
2007: Children begging you to get their heads shaved
1972: Passing the drivers' test
2007: Passing the vision test
The people who are starting college this fall across the nation were born in 1988.
They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up.
Their lifetime has always included AIDS.
Bottle caps have always been screw off and plastic.
The CD was introduced the year they were born.
They have always had an answering machine!
They have always had cable.
They cannot fathom not having a remote control.
Jay Leno has always been on the Tonight Show.
Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave
They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.
They can't imagine what hard contact lenses are.
They don't know who Mork was or where he was from.
They never heard: "Where's the Beef?", "I'd walk a mile for a Camel", or "de plane, Boss, de plane".
They do not care who shot J. R. and have no idea who J. R. even is.
McDonald’s never came in Styrofoam containers.
They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter.
Do you feel old yet? Pass this on to the other old fogies on your list.
Notice the larger type, that's for those of you who have trouble reading...
The survey of 6,500 fathers also found that fathers who work outside the house provide $72,000 worth of housework services. Meredith Hanrahan, Salary.com's chief marketing officer, said dads contribute a lot, though some could say they fall short. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates there are 159,000 dads who made the choice to stay at home in 2006. Meanwhile, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates there were 5.6 million stay-at-home moms in 2006.In the survey, the company determined the top 10 parts of a dad's job description. Each was given a dollar value based on hours worked. » Article here
The top jobs for stay-at-home dads, in order of time spent, were:* Day care center teacher* Computer operator* Cook* Van driver* Facilities manager* Psychologist* Chief executive officer* Groundskeeper* Laundry machine operator.
A dog swims more than 4km every day to nurse her newborn puppies that are stranded on an island.
Huahua swims 1.2 km to the island every day to nurse her four babies.
Each day Huahua does the whole journey twice, once in the morning, around 7 am, and again at 7 pm, at which point she stays with her pups on the island and returns to the city the next morning.
Huang Pingren, who swims to the island everyday, says he discovered the amazing dog a few weeks ago.
"I was resting on the island, and found the unprotected litter of dogs.
Huang even published a story on the internet, describing the great deeds of the dog mother, and leading to an outpouring of enthusiasm from readers.
"Many citizens found me and said they wanted to do something, like contribute food or money, but I told them not to, since too many visitors may scare the mom away."
Two days ago, the water rose again, and the mother has moved her children to a higher point on the island.