Here’s a new spin on some old propoganda posters from the WWII era. I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “loose lips, sink ships,” have seen the poster with Rosie the Riveter, etc. Well, check out these new ones (WWIII Proproganda Posters, perfect for the new Millenium) with tags like: “loose tweets, sink fleets,” “someone tweeted,” “we can do it,” and “because somebody blogged.” Very “21st Century meets WWII.”
Archive for June, 2009
Here’s a short commercial for Krispy Kreme doughnuts that surfaced on YouTube last week. Yes, I should probably be working on dispelling these stereotypes (rather than promoting), but this one is really funny and very clever. Enjoy!
Despite the weekend, and the beautiful sunny day, I’m feeling a bit atrabilious this morning!
atrabilious \at-ruh-BIL-yuhs\, adjective:
1. Melancholic; gloomy.
2. Irritable; ill-natured; peevish.
A police officer watched as a speeding car whizzed past him on the expressway. Putting on his car’s lights and siren, he gave chase. The speeding driver continued on her way without slowing down. Pulling alongside the car, the officer was astounded to see that the blonde behind the wheel was knitting with great concentration!
This table lists the speed limits for various types of roads in the 50 US states and the District of Columbia.
- Limited access highways are multiple-lane roads with restricted access using exit and entrance ramps rather than intersections.
- Interstate highways are part of the national system of limited access highways that connect the nation’s principal metropolitan areas and industrial centers.
- The interstate system is divided into urban and rural sections. The distinction between urban and rural areas is based on population density figures from the US Census Bureau and adjusted by state and local government to reflect planning and other issues.
- Urban sections are within a census area with an urban population of 5,000 to 49,999 or within a designated urbanized area with a population of 50,000 or greater.
- Speed limits for commercial use trucks, if different, are listed separately.
Congress repealed the National Maximum Speed Limit in 1995. As of today, 33 states have raised speed limits to 70 mph or higher on some portion of their roadway systems.
Source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Check out this interactive map!
Here’s the latest demotivator from www.despair.com. Most excellent!
Here’s another word for your vocabulary tookbox! I’ve run across people who practice this on a regular basis!
tergiversation \tuhr-jiv-uhr-SAY-shuhn\, noun:
1. The act of practicing evasion or of being deliberately ambiguous.
2. The act of abandoning a party or cause.
Have you ever noticed . . . when you combine “the,” with “IRS,” you get “theirs?” Go figure! A friend of mine forwarded this to me and I’m a bit embarrassed to admit that I had not actually thought of (or discovered) this before.
Here’s another print from my art collection. This signed, limited edition, print is by James Hagen.
I found this scene to be very peaceful and serene (a highly meditative sense of calm) while at the same time, mysterious and a bit foreboding. How is this possible? The blend of colors? The reflective quality? The stark tranquility? Hmm, as with all things, I guess it depends upon my mood from day to day. Enjoy!
Just FYI, today, in 1901, Pablo Picasso’s first art exhibition opened in Paris, France.
Picasso’s full name was Pablo Diego Jose Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Maria de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santisima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso! That’s a mouthful!
“He can who thinks he can, and he can’t who thinks he can’t. This is an inexorable, indisputable law.”
— Pablo Picasso