People are fascinated with what other people think is important. Take for instance how to travel light or what to keep on a deserted island.
While updating my LinkedIn.com profile the other day, I received a message about a blog post titled “Things I Will Carry”. I was curious to see what that person considered the most valuable items to carry.
Well soon as I read it, another message showed up about things another person will carry.
Then another and another.
So I Googled it and found 773,000 websites with things I will carry. Now that is a lot of things. Who could possibly carry them all?
What was really odd was people said they would carry their fetish or their geekiness.
I will defend any geek and accept most fetishes, but to tout them on a blog is over the top.
I will stick to my blogs about death, zombies and President Obama. Did I actually put all of those in the same sentence? Awesome!
P.S. Being an engineer, I have to confess, I will always carry a pen to write with. But no pocket protector for me.
The IMDb database for movies and television shows has 840 shows just for zombies and 6779 shows involving death.
“HELP! I can’t watch all those shows by myself!”
Could anyone but Leonard Maltin possibly watch all of them?
Even angels appear in only 357 shows and a fairy in only 140. I am paraphrasing but Woody Allen said the only constant was death and taxes. Despite that taxes are only found in 151 shows.
Looks like nobody got over the excitement, fear, and anxiousness of mysterious creatures under our beds and in our closets when we were kids. Mercer Mayer and his children’s books involving the little Monsters made Monsters seem fun.
Now we can’t get enough of them.
My all time favorite show is Zombieland with Woody Harrelson. That is the one with a zillion Twinkies.
The thought of Zombies after every Twinkie purchase is probably what killed Hostess.
May every Twinkie and Zombie die or live in peace.
This post is about my great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great-grandfather, Reuben Dye. He settled in the Flint Township area of Michigan back in 1843 so he wasn’t that old but he was really great.
The reason he was so great is he was ahead of his time. He was one of the first of about eight settlers in that Michigan area. He had a farm and a road that eventually became Dye Road. This was 50 years before gas buggies were invented.
Eventually Flint, the town to the east, became the automotive capital of the world.. So whether he was forward thinking or just plain lucky, I will never know. But what I do know is he is dead but his legacy lives on via that well-traveled road in Michigan.
Recently a White House Petition at the “We The People” website received the required 25,000 signatures. This particular petition asked for the government to build a Death Star by 2016 to boost job creation and bolster national defense.
Because it received the required signatures, the White House had to respond. Thus Paul Shawcross, Chief of Science and Space at the White House Office of Management and Budget, formulated the following reply.
It costs $850,000,000,000,000,000
We need to reduce the budget not expand it.
The Administration does not support blowing up planets.
It is a flawed concept – can be exploited by a one-man starship.
Evidently the answer is no. Maybe the next Administration will be more lenient.