Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Car pool problems

Pedestrian traffic is not allowed in the Lincoln Tunnel. So in an effort to accommodate pedestrian traffic, a car pool was set up to take pedestrians through the tunnel. The only problem is that all of the participants ended up with car pool tunnel syndrome.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Hubble telescope links

Here are some links in reference to the Hubble Space Telescope:

Assocition of Universities for Research in Astronomy

California Institute of Technology: Welcome to the Planets Home Page

Shrek II refrences to other movies

I recall there are many references to other movies. Here are some that I can recall off the top of my head.

Fanfare for the messenger: Hawaii Five-O
Puss in boots going through Shrek's shirt: Alien
Pinocchio going down on strings: Mission Impossible
Mongo saying "Be Good": E. T.
Puss in boots pull chord and drops water on himself: Flashdance.

Those are the ones I found. There are a lot more here.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Eating, exercise and weight.

If I drink a cup of water, I gain 8 oz, or 1/2 pound.

If I eat an ounce of potato chips, I gain 1 oz, or 1/8 of the weight I gain when I drink water.

Therefore, I should give up drinking water and eat potato chips. Right? Well, you know that is wrong.

You see, the water remains water. It isn't stored in the body long term. It is peed and sweated out.

In the potato chips, however, there are 9 grams of fat. That fat goes directly to storage. It will stay there most of your life, unless you exercise enough to start burning fat. That is the only way that 9 grams goes away. Most of us gain our weight 9 grams at a time.

Here are the conditions: I have to move large muscle groups (legs) long enough to deplete the stored up sugar in the muscles. That is usually 10 minutes. Then, I have to keep my heart rate between 60% and 80% of my maximum heart rate. A good way to judge this is if you can say sentences without having to take a breath in the middle of the sentence.

For most of us, a 20 minute walk will do the trick. You can walk at a club, outside, in the house, or in the store.

Monday, November 2, 2009

A trip to the chocolate factory

A boy had never had a Fannie May candy bar before. After unwrapping it, he noticed the liner was gold. He exclaimed, "I got a golden ticket! I won a trip to the chocolate factory! They are still handing out tickets!"

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Waiting for people

People who are late are often happier than those who have to wait for them.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Jewish and Catholic

I wish Jewish people would realize that they are also Catholic. Jesus was their Messiah before he was the Catholic's Messiah.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Evolution theory

When talking about evolution, we should be specific and talk about evolution of species. There should be no question that within a species there is cross breeding which can generate new types of animals within a species. I will even grant that when a donkey and horse breed, it gives a mule. But, by definition, animals of different species cannot mate with each other and re-produce. Not even animals in the same genus but different species have been able to produce offspring.

However, a mule is very similar to a donkey and a horse. A wolf is similar to a dog. A midget is a type of person with the "midget" gene.

It really does seem absurd that a cat can give birth to a dog, but even more absurd that a reptile by chance would give birth to a bird.

Even in the case of the number of genes being different, as in mongoloid children, the offspring is still a homosapien.

Genetically, if matching genes are not there, the mates produce no offspring. Even with bacteria, which reproduces at a much higher rate than vertebrates, e-coli produces e-coli and does not produce some entirely new species of bacterium.

Even if, by chance, there was a new sexual species produced, it could not re-produce unless there were two of the same "new" species produced. That is because the "new" species could not mate and re-produce with its "parent" species. The new species would have to come about as one male and one female in the same time period (fertile period) and the same geographic area. Only with two instances of the new species can the evolved species re-produce.

The rate of evolution is between one in 2 million years to 20 million years ( http://www.thisviewoflife.org/evolution/rates.html ) Therefore, the chances of two offspring with the same mutation in the same "fertile period" in the same location is so very unlikely. Of course it is also unlikely and illogical that there is some being existing in a realm insensible to our five senses which possesses the power to produce life forms because of its will alone.

Evolution and Creation are both just theories. Each theory is not proven. There is nothing in the fossil record that one species gave birth to a different species. The new species just shows up at a certain level in the fossil record.

I have been to quarries before and have seen the massive amounts of trilobite fossils, and the absence of any other vertebrate fossil.

Animals and plants become extinct. New animals and plants are discovered that were previously unknown. However, there has not been a case in post historic times (the last 6000 years) when a new species was born. I don't expect that will ever happen.

Also the idea of a universe that is infinitely old and cycles from big bang to big bang is also not possible. The expansion of the universe is accelerating and not slowing down. There has only been one big bang, and there will not be another. The amount of time for life to have appeared is finite.

Life, therefore, cannot be explained by science, nor can it be proved by religion. It is just a great mystery which will probably never be solved.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Okra joke

I went to the market to buy some okra. It was so windy they gave it to me for free. That's what I call okra wind-free.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Little church

A child was imitating a religious service. Before the "service" started, he announced "Please turn off your cell phones."

For a gathering hymn, he sang "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star".

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Knowledge within

I got a saying in a fortune cookie: "One cannot teach a man, only reveal what is within".

That saying falls through the cracks on so many fronts. Some things a man cannot know until it is first taught. For instance, a person's name, or what they are called. One cannot know inside what a person is called until one is introduced.

No one can know when a person will die, or that the person died, unless it is told them. That a castle exists in Germany or China, or that a bridge fell thousands of year ago, cannot be know unless it is seen or told to a person. These things are not within.

There are two things which are within that can be taught. That would be peace and anger. Anger is a learned response. A person in touch with his anger will react with anger. Peace is also within. A person who is in harmony with others will react peacefully.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Labeling people

We are all born with labels: "Child of God". Those children of God who seem to be your enemies are just sheep gone astray. When Jesus said to pray for your enemies, it is because your enemies are only your brothers and sisters in Christ who need to come back to the fold. They need our help and prayers.

I think it is difficult to stay angry with someone when you realize that he is your sister or brother headed down a road to destruction.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it - namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to obtain.
- Mark Twain

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Contentment and happiness

There is nothing or nobody that can make you happy.

The only way to be happy is to be content.

Contentment means that you are satisfied where you are and what you have right now. You don't need anything else and you don't need to be anywhere different. If you can't imagine this right now, then you will have trouble being happy a majority of the time.

Rich people have more trouble being happy because they have more potential. They think "I am here now, but I could be somewhere else." Or, "I have this TV, but this other one is better."

Poor people know their limitations. They don't look forward to exotic trips or fancy cars because they realize they can't afford it. They can be more down to earth and content.

So, you can be content and make yourself happy. Do it today. Do it now.

Happy :-) :-)

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The simple life

"My life became much simpler the day I died"

Popular to buy

Q: Why is everyone buying baby chicks?

A: Because they are "cheep, cheep, cheep".

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Is that the truth?

No matter how many times you repeat a lie, it is still a lie.

Is that correct?

Will speaking louder make you more correct?

(No, it doesn't.)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Tongue twister

Here is a fairly difficult tongue twister:

Hank Hawk's horn honks.

It is difficult to say it at all. Try repeating it a few times!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Linux gaining popularity

I noticed on a USB flash drive I bought, that among the operating systems (OS) that it supports was linux. This is significant in that linux years ago was only a "hacker's OS". Now, it seems that linux is accepted as a viable home OS.

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