Monday, December 31, 2012

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Animal Kingdom Message: Chill Out

We can learn much from the animal kingdom, as you can see below:

Take time to admire nature...

...and take in the aroma...

...even smell the flowers... may want time alone...

...or change your image with a new hairdo...

...whatever you do though, hang loose and chill out.

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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Amazing Socotra

Socotra (or Soqotra) is made up of four islands in the Indian Ocean and the largest island happens to be called Socotra as well. A third of its plant life is found nowhere else on the planet, and it can be unusual as you can see.

It seems the plants have adapted to dry, hot conditions. This is probably not a place we will ever visit, but the photos give us an insight into the marvels of the clever design in plant life. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Animal Kingdom Message: Do Something

We can learn much from the animal kingdom, as you can see below:

It's good to explore the world....

...and have some fun while doing it....

...nothing wrong with being inquisitive...

...but realise there are times to back off...

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sensitive Balding Amputee

A man with a bald head and a wooden leg is invited to a fancy costume party. He doesn't know what to wear to hide his head and his wooden leg, so he writes to a fancy dress-up company to explain his problem. A few days later he receives a parcel with a note:

Dear Sir, Please find enclosed a Pirate's outfit. The spotted handkerchief will cover your bald head and with your wooden leg you will be just right as a Pirate.

The man is offended that the outfit emphasizes his disability, so he writes a letter of complaint..A week passes and he receives another parcel and note

Dear Sir, Sorry about the previous parcel. Please find enclosed a monk's habit. The long robe will cover your wooden leg and with your bald head you will really look the part.

The man is really incandescent with rage now, because the company has gone from emphasizing his wooden leg to drawing attention to his bald head. So he writes a really strong letter of complaint..

A few days later he gets a very small parcel from the company with the accompanying letter:

Dear Sir, Please find enclosed a tin of Golden Syrup. We suggest you pour the tin of Golden Syrup over your bald head, let it harden, then stick your wooden leg up your rear and go as a toffee apple.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Animal Kingdom Message: Be Assertive

We can learn much from the animal kingdom, as you can see below:

Sometimes you need to look a problem in the eye...

...then poke your tongue at it...

...or maybe just turn your back...

...if it is worth fighting for, go for it...

...there are times you need to make your point.

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Monday, December 10, 2012

A Hoax Gone Terribly Wrong

Some feel the hoax that led to nurse's taking her life was a sign of her emotional state and in no way blame can be attached to anyone. Well imagine if a recovering alcoholic came to your home and you didn't know of his condition. You offer a alcoholic drink to him and he declines. You keep pressuring him to have one and he eventually gives in. He then drinks too much and it leads to a tragic car accident, domestic violence or the like. You could say "I didn't know, so it's not my fault".

Working in a hospital as a nurse is a difficult job. They try to do their best for the patient and the patient's families. To take advantage of that dedication to get a laugh is very wrong. When the hoax is involving people who may be under all sorts of pressures, both personal and professionally, it can end up like this. Also, in some cultures embarrassment and humiliation causes great shame. The radio DJs could say "I didn't know of her feelings, so it's not my fault". That is not a good enough excuse and that is why you don't do pranks on strangers.

Of course, it is not just the two who made the call that are responsible. The radio station has a lot to answer for too, as the culture there is obviously bad. Anything for better ratings, and anyone hurt in the process is collateral damage. This time the hurt and the is too much.


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Toilet Humour

Sometimes little thought goes into the installation of toilets. In fact, I wonder how some got to be made!

First up, the "why was more consideration not given to the door" toilet?

Then there is the "arm length variance" options, one and two.

We must not forget the "side saddle" type.

Finally the "throne room" edition.

What were they thinking?

Monday, December 3, 2012

Truisms For The Older Generation

I started out with nothing and still have most of it.

My wild oats are now prunes with All-Bran.

I finally got my head together and now my body is falling apart.

If all is not lost, then where is it?

It is easier to get older than wiser.

I wish the buck stopped here, I could sure do with a few.

It's not hard to meet expenses, they are everywhere.

It's hard to make a comeback when you haven't been anywhere.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Amazing Breast Gourd Plant

Below are pictures of an amazing Gourd from Vietnam...

The explanation is as below:

In fact, these boob-melons are displayed in a cafe located in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. All melons are hand-made artwork which created by a Vietnamese female artist. She used silicon and composites to make them, and painted it in a pinkish color resembling of human skin, rather than the usual green of the species. The fruits and vines ‘grow’ upon on a bamboo frame inside the open cafe as decorations. The artist aimed to convey a message of femininity and women power in the modern world. 

So if you get an email with these pics like I did, it's a hoax.

To read the clarifying article  please click here 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Inbred Cats

People take pictures of their moggy in bread. Wierd....

Some may say it is not nice for the animal, perhaps humiliating. It is not something I would do with a cat.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

I've Learned ....

'I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better one day.'

'I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and a tangled cord.'

'I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life.'

'I've learned that making a 'living' is not the same thing as 'making a life..'

'I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.'

'I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back...'

'I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.'

'I've learned that you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back...'

'I've learned that I still have a lot to learn...'

Friday, November 9, 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Whale Of A Story

This planet has such diversity of life, most of it isn't even catorgorised. Plants and insects are obviously in this although most mammals are known. When it comes to sea life, creatures near the shore are quite well known, but get out into oceans, especially in the deep blue sea, and man is 'all at sea' so to speak. It is difficult and expensive to explore deep water, where it is dark and the pressure great.

Therefore, when two whales - a mother and calf - were washed up on a beach in New Zealand in 2012, it wasn't considered too significant. NZ has a culture of notifying the Department of Conservation, who duly come out and sort it. In this case that involved tissue samples and burial. However, when the samples were analysed they were done again and again to make sure the readings were correct. This was the DNA of a very rare and basically unknown whale. The bodies were quickly exhumed for further examination.

These were spade toothed whales, a deep sea whale that rarely come to the water's surface and are not seen by coastal areas. The fact they got to be washed up on a NZ beach is quite exceptional. This will be a find of great interest to biologists. It reminds us that our 'advanced' society has so much to learn about this planet we call earth.

For more on this click here 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Sign Of The Times

A Pastor was erecting a sign alongside a country lane which said: "The end is near. Turn around now before it is too late".

A motorist stopped and said to the Pastor "We don't need you preaching your message to us" and sped off around the corner.

The Pastor heard a big splash and said to himself "Maybe I should put instead 'Bridge Out'".

Picture credit: Richard Law

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Three Nude Women


An amazing idea, and very good execution. By the way, what were you expecting?

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Stevie Wonder In Japan

Stevie Wonder is playing his first gig in Tokyo and the place is absolutely packed to the rafters. In a bid to break the ice with his new audience he asks if anyone would like him to play a request. A little old Japanese man jumps out of his seat in the first row and shouts at the top of his voice..."Play a Jazz chord! Play a jazz chord!

Amazed that this guy knows about the jazz influences in Stevie's varied career, the blind impresario starts to play an E minor scale and then goes into a difficult jazz melody for about 10 minutes. When he finishes the whole place goes wild. The little old man jumps up again and shouts..."No, no, play a Jazz chord, play a Jazz chord".

A bit nonplussed by this, Stevie, being the professional that he is, dives straight into a jazz improvisation with his band around the B flat minor chord and really tears the place apart. The crowd goes wild with this impromptu show of his technical expertise. The little old man jumps up again. "No, no. Play a Jazz chord, play a Jazz chord".

Well and truly brassed off that this little guy doesn't seem to appreciate his playing ability, Stevie says to him from the stage "OK, you get up here and do it!"

 The little old man climbs up onto the stage, takes hold of the mike, and starts to sing.....

 "A jazz chord to say I ruv you................."

Disco Inferno

A man takes his wife to a disco. There's a man on the dance floor doing the works - break dancing, moon-walking and back flips.

The wife turns to her husband and says: "See that guy? 25 years ago he proposed to me and I turned him down."

The husband replies:"Looks like he's still celebrating"

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

What Do You See?

Very clever artwork...

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Beautiful Flowers - Part 1

Flowers are amazing. So colourful, beautifully scented, delicate yet robust too, unbelievable variety and how they operate in their environment blows me away. Truly a credit to their Maker.