Category: Humor or at least an attempt at it.


Very soon a new law will be put on the books that makes driving while talking on the cell phone illegal unless you are using a hands free device.  Check out the latest and cost effective means.

P.S. I credit my old friend John Parlette with this new information. 

I am thinking about becoming a local distributor.  🙂

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Check out this link

http://www.caregiverstress.com/2010/07/a-reminder-that-laughter-is-the-best

I don’t know where it comes from but it is funny…

Dear Mom & Dad,

Our Scoutmaster told us to write to our parents in case you saw the flood on TV and are worried. We are okay. Only one of our tents and 2 sleeping bags got washed away. Luckily, none of us got drowned because we were all up on the mountain looking for Adam when it happened.

Oh yes, please call Adam’s mother and tell her he is okay. He can’t write because of the cast. I got to ride in one of the search and rescue jeeps. It was neat. We never would have found Adam in the dark if it hadn’t been for the lightning.

Scoutmaster Ted got mad at Adam for going on a hike alone without telling anyone. Adam said he did tell him, but it was during the fire so he probably didn’t hear him. Did you know that if you put petrol on a fire, the petrol will blow up?

The wet wood didn’t burn, but one of the tents did and also some of our clothes. Matthew is going to look weird until his hair grows back.

We will be home on Saturday if Scoutmaster Ted gets the bus fixed. It wasn’t his fault about the crash. The brakes worked okay when we left. Scoutmaster Ted said that with a bus that old, you have to expect something to break down; that’s probably why he can’t get insurance.

We think it’s a neat bus. He doesn’t care if we get it dirty, and if it’s hot, sometimes he lets us ride on the roof. It gets pretty hot with 45 people in a bus made for 24. He let us take turns riding in the trailer until the policeman stopped and talked to us.

Scoutmaster Ted is a neat guy.. Don’t worry, he is a good driver. In fact, he is teaching Jessie how to drive on the mountain roads where there aren’t any cops. All we ever see up there are logging trucks.

This morning all of the guys were diving off the rocks and swimming out to the rapids. Scoutmaster Ted wouldn’t let me because I can’t swim, and Adam was afraid he would sink because of his cast (it’s concrete because we didn’t have any plaster), so he let us take the canoe out. It was great. You can still see some of the trees under the water from the flood.

Scoutmaster Ted isn’t crabby like some scoutmasters. He didn’t even get mad about the life jackets. He has to spend a lot of time working on the bus so we are trying not to cause him any trouble.

Guess what? We have all passed our first aid merit badges. When Andrew dived into the lake and cut his arm, we got to see how a tourniquet works.

Steven and I threw up, but Scoutmaster Ted said it probably was just food poisoning from the left-over chicken. He said they got sick that way with food they ate in prison. I have to go now. We are going to town to post our letters. Don’t worry about anything.

See you soon.

By Belinda Goldsmith
updated 6/1/2010 10:59:53 AM ET

LOS ANGELES — Beer-swilling, doughnut-lover Homer Simpson has been named the greatest character created for television and film in the past 20 years.

The star character of long-running U.S. cartoon series “The Simpsons” beat schoolboy wizard Harry Potter and vampire slayer Buffy to take top place in the survey for U.S. entertainment magazine Entertainment Weekly.

Simpson’s creator Matt Groening said millions of people were able to identify with Homer with his catchphrase “D’oh.”

“The Simpsons,” broadcast in more than 90 countries, is the longest-running U.S. TV series in prime time, now in its 21st season.

“People can relate to Homer because we’re all secretly propelled by desires we can’t admit to,” Groening was quoted as telling Entertainment Weekly.

“Homer is launching himself head-first into every single impulsive thought that occurs to him. His love of whatever…is a joy to witness.”

Harry Potter, created by British author JK Rowling and played by actor Daniel Radcliffe in six films, was described as a “global icon” to take the second place in the magazine’s poll.

The star of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” played by Sarah Michelle Gellar, came third in the list followed by Tony Soprano from HBO drama series “The Sopranos” and comic book villain the Joker played by late Australian actor Heath Ledger in “The Dark Knight.”

Rounding out the top 10 were Rachel from “Friends,” Edward Scissorhands from the movie of that name, Hannibal Lecter played by British actor Anthony Hopkins, Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw from “Sex and the City,” and cartoon character Spongebob Squarepants.

The list of top 100 characters was released on Monday to mark the 20th anniversary of Entertainment Weekly.

Pizza, often believed to be a dieter’s worst nightmare is now getting some credence thanks to pizza shop owner, Matt McClellan, who invented the Pizza Diet.

He was tired of getting hassled at his gym for giving out pizza coupons so he decided to prove that pizza could be a healthy way to lose weight and improve overall health. He consulted a nutritionist at the beginning of his 30 day pizza diet and visited his doctor throughout the diet to document his progress.

In just thirty days here were Matt’s results;

  • Weight– 203 pounds to 179 pounds
  • Bloood Pressure– 140/90 to 118/80
  • Cholesterol– 243 to 157
  • Biceps– 15 inches to 14 inches
  • Chest– 42 inches to 43 inches
  • Waist– 38 inches to 33 1⁄2 inches
  • Hips– 42 inches to 39 inches
  • Body Fat -19 percent to 9 percent
  • BMI– 26.9 percent to 23.6 percent

 

Pizza Diet Essentials

Matt ate nothing but pizza for 30 days which consisted of 8 slices consumed over a 12 hour period. His first slice was at 9am and his last slice was at 9pm for a total of 2500 Calories from the pizza.

The pizza that he ate was made with skim milk cheese and included healthy toppings such as chicken, broccoli, avocado, pineapple, onions, peppers, and mushrooms. Sorry, meat lovers wasn’t on the menu.

Matt also increased his exercise level to 60 minutes a day alternating between cardio and weight training. Also, Matt didn’t change his habit of having some soda, energy drinks, or alcohol each day because he wanted to prove that pizza alone could be the healthy factor not cutting out unhealthy beverages.

Summary

With the pizza diet Matt proved that pizza can be part of a healthy diet if moderation and wise topping choices are selected. He believes that the key to any diet is portion control and that’s basically what his pizza diet is, a way to enjoy a great food, but not eat the whole pie in one go.

I suspect even greater health benefits could be achieved by cutting out the soda or energy drinks and making the pizza with whole wheat crust.

You can read about his whole journey at Tourdepizza.com