Now gluten-free!

Monday, June 28, 2010

You'll Like This

Have you ever wished you could utilize the Facebook "Like" button in real life? Well, thanks to the folks at Nation design studio, you can.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Beware Teleprompters with Missing Punctuation

If you're a news anchor, knowing just how long to pause between sentences is part of the job, regardless of what may or may not be on the teleprompter.


Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Bigfoot Spotted in North Carolina?

I'm a sucker for a good Bigfoot sighting. Every time I hear a report -- like the latest one from North Carolina -- I really, really want it to be true.

Then again, having definite proof of the existence of such creatures would probably ruin the mystique.

(Hmmm...North Carolina. I wonder where Congressman Bob Etheridge was that night.)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Perfect Father's Day Tie

Introducing the Pillow Tie!

It's a practical gift, especially for the dad who travels a lot...

It's also easy to use. Simply inflate and nap...

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

NAACP Calls Hallmark Graduation Card Racist

My first thought when I saw that headline was, The NAACP? Really? They're still around? Yes, they're still around, and just as bitter and ignorant as ever.

After watching the report, my second thought was this: Doesn't the fact that the NAACP considers this evidence of racism pretty much suggest that racism might not be much of a problem anymore? One can't help but wonder.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

The Perfect Game That Wasn't

Let's face it. Baseball isn't a very exciting sport, but it does have its moments, such as seeing a pitcher go down in history for pitching a perfect game. How could it get more exciting? Being one out away from a perfect game...and then seeing it ruined by a call that even Stevie Wonder wouldn't have made.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Need More Money? Stop Paying Your Mortgage

If someone were to write a book entitled A Slacker's Guide to Financial Success, I'm sure "Just Stop Paying Your Bills" would be one of the chapters included. But some people are already discovering that strategy for themselves:
    For Alex Pemberton and Susan Reboyras, foreclosure is becoming a way of life — something they did not want but are in no hurry to get out of.

    Foreclosure has allowed them to stabilize the family business. Go to Outback occasionally for a steak. Take their gas-guzzling airboat out for the weekend. Visit the Hard Rock Casino.

    "Instead of the house dragging us down, it's become a life raft," said Mr. Pemberton, who stopped paying the mortgage on their house here last summer. "It's really been a blessing."

    A growing number of the people whose homes are in foreclosure are refusing to slink away in shame. They are fashioning a sort of homemade mortgage modification, one that brings their payments all the way down to zero. They use the money they save to get back on their feet or just get by.

    This type of modification does not beg for a lender's permission but is delivered as an ultimatum: Force me out if you can. Any moral qualms are overshadowed by a conviction that the banks created the crisis by snookering homeowners with loans that got them in over their heads.

The lesson to be learned is that you are not responsible for making stupid financial decisions, such as buying a home you can't afford. There will always be someone else to blame.

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