September 19, 2003

hey, that's the way I always write!

Mike, who over the years has frequently corrected my typos, forwarded this little tasty tidbit:

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearcehr at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

You gotta love it - especially if you're all thumbs when you approach a keyboard! Thanks Mike!

Posted by Greg Stone at 10:50 AM | Comments (1)

So that's where THEY came from!

Wondering about fat? Wondering about HMOs? Wondering about who to blame? Peter shared the following which seems to answer those questions and more - thanks Peter! ;-)

Subject: IN THE BEGINNING...

In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth and populated the earth with broccoli and cauliflower and spinach, green and yellow and red vegetables of all kinds, so Man and Woman would live long and healthy lives.

Then using God's great gifts, Satan created Ben and Jerry's and Krispy Creme Donuts.

And Satan said, "You want chocolate with that?" And Man said "Yea," and Woman said, "and another one with sprinkles." And they gained 10 pounds

And God created the healthful yogurt that woman might keep the figure that man found so fair.

And Satan brought forth white flour from the wheat, and sugar from the cane and combined them. And woman went from size 6 to size 14.

So God said, "Try my fresh green salad."

And Satan presented Thousand-Island Dressing and garlic toast on the side. And man and woman unfastened their belts following the repast.

God than said, "I have sent you heart healthy vegetables and olive oil in which to cook them."

And Satan brought forth deep fried fish and chicken-fried steak so big it needed it's own platter. And man gained more weight and his cholesterol went through the roof.

God then brought running shoes so that his children might loose those extra pounds.

And Satan gave cable TV with a remote control so Man would not have to toil changing the channels. And man and woman laughed and cried before the flickering light and gained pounds.

Then God brought forth the potato, naturally low in fat and brimming with nutrition.

And Satan peeled off the healthful skin and sliced the starchy center into chips and deep-fried them. And man gained pounds.

God then gave lean beef so that man might consume fewer calories and still satisfy his appetite.

And Satan created McDonald's and it's 99-cent double cheeseburger. Then said "You want fries with that?" and man replied, "Yea ! and super size 'em." And Satan said "It is good." And man went into cardiac arrest.

God sighed -- and created quadruple bypass surgery.

Then Satan created HMOs.

Posted by Greg Stone at 10:41 AM

September 15, 2003

Gesundheit!

"Finally, a candidate who can explain the Bush administration's positions on civil liberties...in the original German."

-- Bill Maher, on Schwarzenegger running for Governor.

(Thanks for forwaring this, Tori!)

Posted by Greg Stone at 09:42 AM