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 result 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.