Conversation with a Congressman

Airplane-16A Congressman was seated next to a little girl on an airplane so he turned to her and said, “Do you want to talk? Flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger.”

The little girl, who had just started to read her book, replied to the total stranger, “What would you want to talk about?”

Oh, I don’t know,” said the congressman. “How about global warming, universal health care, or stimulus packages?” as he smiled smugly.

“OK,” she said. “Those could be interesting topics, but let me ask you a question first. A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same stuff – grass. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, and a horse produces clumps. Why do you suppose that is?”

The legislator, visibly surprised by the little girl’s intelligence, thinks about it and says, “Hmmm, I have no idea.”

To which the little girl replies, “Do you really feel qualified to discuss global warming, universal health care, or the economy, when you don’t know shit?”

And then she went back to reading her book.

Thanks Gene


30,000 used chopsticks transformed into fallen tree sculpture

Chopstick-tree-1Single use-chopsticks are a notable waste issue in China – roughly 100 trees a day must be felled to create the little, wooden eating utensils. In response to the atrocities being subjected to these innocent trees, the China Environmental Protection Foundation has assembled the ghostly remains of meals past into a full-sized chopstick tree. An impressive sculpture standing beautiful and tall, this was actually far from the message they hoped to convey. So what did they do to get their point across? They broke it and handed out reusable chopstick sets and statistics near the slain tree.

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Thanks MCW


D.I.Y. Gastric Bypass Kit ?

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The reviews are the best part.  Here’s one:
This kit came just in time. In order to prove my credentials after staying in a Holiday Inn Express, I needed a surgical kit. Lots of volunteers, by the way, to be the patient. You would be surprised what people will do to lose weight. I decided I had to be the first patient, and even though giving anesthesia and operating at the same time was something I had never done, I was partially successful. I was able to provide the anesthesia, but I fell asleep and didn’t wake in time to do the actual surgery. I may not be cut out for this surgical business if I can’t figure out how to do both at the same time. I would appreciate some pointers from anyone in the business.
So, I have the kit and can travel. Just call 1-888-cut-fine.

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Thanks Jeannette