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Comment by booklover on October 27, 2013 at 8:19pm

Patricia and Joan, both very good ones!  I have a Labradork~ Molly.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 27, 2013 at 4:02pm

Patricia! Priceless! and clever!

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 27, 2013 at 3:59pm

Windows vs Ford

At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated,

"If Ford had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon."

In response to Bill's comments, Ford issued a press release stating:

If Ford had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics: 

1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash, twice a day.

2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.

3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for  no reason. You would have to pull to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.

4. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.

5. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast, and twice as easy to drive - but would run on only five percent of the roads.

6. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single 'This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation' warning light. 

7. The airbag system would ask 'Are you sure?' before deploying.

8. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key, and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.

9. Every time a new car was introduced, car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car.

10. You'd have to press the 'Start' button to turn the engine off.

PS - I 'd like to add that when all else fails, you could call 'customer service' in some foreign country and be instructed in some foreign language how to fix your car yourself!!!!

Thanks to Cheryl Smith 

* I might add that my whole family gave up on Microsoft computers long ago for these very reasons. 

Comment by Patricia on October 27, 2013 at 2:15pm

1. Golden Retriever: The sun
is shining the day is young,
we've got our whole lives ahead of us, and
you're inside worrying about a stupid burned out bulb?

2. Border Collie: Just one. And then I'll replace any wiring that's not up to code.

3. Dachshund: You know I can't reach that stupid lamp!

4. Rottweiler: Make me.

5. Boxer: Who cares? I can still play with my
squeaky toys in the dark.

6. Lab: Oh, me, me!!!!! Pleeeeeeeeeze let me
change the light bulb! Can I? Can I? Huh? Huh? Huh? Can I? Pleeeeeeeeeze, please, please, please!

7. German Shepherd: I'll
change it as soon as I've led these people from the dark, check to make sure I haven't missed any, and make just one more perimeter patrol to see that no one has tried to take advantage of the situation.

8. Jack Russell Terrier: I'll just pop it in while I'm bouncing off the walls and furniture.


9. Old English Sheep Dog: Light bulb? I'm sorry, but I don't see a light bulb?

10. Cocker Spaniel: Why change it? I can still mess on
the carpet in the dark.

11. Chihuahua: Yo quiero Taco Bulb.

12. Pointer: I see it, there it is, there it is, right there...

13. Greyhound: It isn't moving. Who cares?

14. Australian Shepherd: First,
I'll put all the light bulbs in a little circle ...

15. Poodle: I'll just
blow in the Border Collie's ear and he'll do it. By the time he finishes rewiring the house, my nails will be dry.

The Cat's Answer:

"Dogs do not
change light bulbs. People change light bulbs. So, the real question is: How long will it be before I can expect some light, some dinner, and a massage?"

ALL OF WHICH PROVES, ONCE AGAIN, THAT WHILE DOGS HAVE MASTERS, CATS HAVE STAFF!

Comment by booklover on October 27, 2013 at 10:20am

Awwww Ruth I LOVED the "What Dogs Teach Us" video!  Makes me want to go hug my dog!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 26, 2013 at 7:53pm

What dogs teach us, (2 min video) No embed code.

booklover, that Tiddles LOL gave me quite a laugh. It really annoys me when people leave the tv on all of the time, especially if you come over to visit. Music playing, as Patricia mentions, is OK as long as it doesn't drill a hole in your head. Some days I get irritable and even lovely music is like nails on a chalkboard. I have earphones, living with a musician.

sk8eycat, I'm glad to hear Pumpkin and Basement Cat are working things out.

Comment by Patricia on October 26, 2013 at 1:35pm

On 23 October 2013, the Daily Currant published an article positing that former Alaska governor Sarah Palin had  claimed in a television news interview that Jesus Christ celebrated Easter  during his time on Earth:

In an interview with Fox  and Friends this morning, the former Alaska governor promoted her new book  about the left's "war on Christmas" and argued that all Christian holidays  should return to the traditional versions practiced by Jesus.
"It makes  me so gosh darn angry," Palin explained. "The liberal left in this country  
has targeted Christian holidays and is  trying to secularize them right out of existence.
"When Jesus  celebrated Easter with his disciples there were no Easter bunnies or egg hunts.  There were no Easter sales at department stores or parades in the street. Easter  was a special time of prayer and Christian activism.
"Jesus would  gather all the townspeople around and would listen to their stories about the  meaning of Easter in their lives. Then he would teach them how to love one  another, how to protest Roman abortion clinics and how to properly convert  homosexuals.

By the end of the day links and excerpts referencing  this article were being circulated via social media, with many of those who  encountered it mistaking it for a genuine news item.  However, the article was  just a bit of political humor from the Daily Currant which spoofed the  debate over secularization of religious-based holidays and the stereotype of  former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin as about historical matters.
As noted in the Daily Currant's "About" page, that web site  deals strictly in satire:

The Daily Currant is an  English language online satirical newspaper that covers global politics,  business, technology, entertainment, science, health and media.  

Read more at http://www.snopes.com/politics/satire/easter.asp#buz4xColzlOeCSOI.99

Comment by Patricia on October 26, 2013 at 1:20pm

You'll just have to come here then, Sk8ey....lots of basements.....hahahaha!!!!!

Comment by sk8eycat on October 26, 2013 at 10:33am

Hah!  "New house, full basement," indeed.  Most SoCal houses don't have basements...except for very expensive homes in places like Beverly Hills and Bel Air. 

My JW sister is annoyed that I'm referring to Freddie as a Basement Cat, but then she was annoyed that I named a sweet black cat we had in the 1970s & '80s "The Devil."  But he did remind me of a Tasmanian Devil.  And so what? As long as I am the only Servant to Cats in this house, I get to call them whatever I want.  Tee-hee!

Comment by booklover on October 26, 2013 at 10:23am

 

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