Archive for June, 2009

New Propaganda Posters!

June 30, 2009

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.”

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Funny Commercial!

June 30, 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!

Great Word for a Monday!

June 29, 2009

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.

Blonde Traffic Stop!

June 28, 2009
Some jokes are too good to pass up and not share.  I’ll apologize in advance.

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!

 
Realizing that she was oblivious to his cruiser’s flashing lights and siren, the officer cranked down his window, turned on his loudspeaker, and yelled, “PULL OVER!”
 
“NO!”  The blonde yelled back, “IT’S A SCARF!”  
[Okay, I’ll groan for you as well.]

The Need to Speed? Know Your Limits!

June 27, 2009

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!

Some Late Friday Humor!

June 26, 2009

perspective

Here’s the latest demotivator from www.despair.com.  Most excellent!

This Sounds Familiar!

June 26, 2009

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.

Some Pre-Friday Humor!

June 25, 2009

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.

Serene Scene!

June 25, 2009
Deep Lake

Deep Lake

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!

Picasso’s First Exhibition!

June 24, 2009

Just FYI, today, in 1901, Pablo Picasso’s first art exhibition opened in Paris, France.

Trivia buffs:
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