Monday, March 30, 2009

catch toddler

2 Mass. man catch toddler who fell 40-feet from 3rd-story window; police say they're heroes - Los Angeles Times: "Two Massachusetts men are being hailed as heroes by police for catching a toddler who fell 40 feet from a home's third-story window."

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

CNN - How fast can YOU swim

CNN - How fast can YOU swim when chased by a crocodile? - October 9, 1998: "Swimming coach Mark Davies says his young swimmers are beating the clock, now that they're being chased by a hungry 'croc.'"

BBC NEWS

BBC NEWS | World | Asia-Pacific | Thai 'Spider-Man' to the rescue: "An unusual disguise has helped a Bangkok fireman rescue an eight-year-old boy who had climbed on to a third-floor window ledge, Thai police say.

The firefighter dressed up as the comic book superhero Spider-Man in order to coax the boy, who is autistic, from his dangerous perch"

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Past Expiry Cartoon

Past Expiry Cartoon: "Past Expiry Cartoon

Welcome to my cartoon blog featuring some of the 100 cartoons I've had published in papers in Toronto, and Rhode Island... and a bunch that were not. Please feel free to leave a comment, or use the '5-Star' rating feature which only requires a mouse click (no registration is required)! My cartoons are FREE for use on personal blogs or personal websites only (use the contact form if the cartoon you are interested in does not have HTML code shown yet)."

Friday, March 20, 2009

jokmes and Urban Legends

Wired

15 Years of Wired - Proto Social Network 'The Well' Runneth Over: "The early Well was a God-send for intelligent conversation in the 1980s, more than a BBS, better than Prodigy, a lot less costly than Dialog, and a peek into the future of online communications. Its Unix command line was simple but powerful."

Sunday, March 15, 2009

AlterNet

Home | AlterNet

AlterNet's Mission

AlterNet is an award-winning news magazine and online community that creates original journalism and amplifies the best of hundreds of other independent media sources. AlterNet's aim is to inspire action and advocacy on the environment, human rights and civil liberties, social justice, media, health care issues, and more. Since its inception in 1998, AlterNet.org has grown dramatically to keep pace with the public demand for independent news. We provide free online content to millions of readers, serving as a reliable filter, keeping our vast audience well-informed and engaged, helping them to navigate a culture of information overload and providing an alternative to the commercial media onslaught. Our aim is to stimulate, inform, and instigate.

Strong Content

AlterNet publishes grassroots success stories and inspirational narratives alongside hard-hitting critiques of policies, investigative reports and expert analysis. We emphasize workable solutions to persistent social problems. Our editorial mix underscores a commitment to fairness, equality and global stewardship, and to making connections across generational, ethnic and issue lines. In order to provide deeper coverage on today's key issues, AlterNet features 12 Special Coverage Areas, each with its own hub site, editor, and weekly newsletter.

Contact EXHALE of The Well

Contact EXHALE: "A Literary Magazine for Intelligent People Who Have Lost a Baby,
Or Can't Figure Out How to Make One in the First Place"

Bill Costley blogger and The Well

Bill Costley: "'How will you explain Daylight Savings Time to your cat?' asks Ivo, saying Congress may pass a law that it only apples to states with names of more than 2-syllables. I explain: 'Reggie's time-agnostic. He can really only distinguish analog day from analog night.'

Last night, packed into NASA Ames Immersion Center (Mt.View), Ivo & I watched the Kepler liftoff at Canaveral, surrounded by scientific graybeards & multi-ethnic families with teenagers, witnesses to galactic history...beside me, Dr. Ginny Zeitman (NASA), joined the hand-clapping countdown as I sat on my hands."

Saturday, March 14, 2009

perspective on genealogy

Monday, March 09, 2009

Insomnia Support Group

Insomnia Support Group: "A community of patients, family members and friends dedicated to dealing with Insomnia, together."

if I can't sleep I just go silver surfing

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Kuna Melba News

Kuna Melba News
great auctioneer

The WELL

The WELL - Online community is no oxymoron here. The WELL is known as the birthplace of the online community movement.: "Welcome to a gathering that's like none other — remarkably uninhibited, intelligent and iconoclastic.

The regulars in this place include noted authors, programmers, journalists, activists and other creative people who swap info, test their convictions and banter with one another in wide-ranging conversations.

The WELL, originally the Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link, provides a literate watering hole for some articulate and unpretentious thinkers."

AND JOKES:-

Thank God for church ladies with typewriters. These sentences
actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced in church
services:

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The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals.
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The sermon this morning: 'Jesus Walks on the Water.' The sermon
tonight: 'Searching for Jesus.'
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Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of
those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.
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Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our community. Smile at
someone who is hard to love. Say 'Hell' to someone who doesn't care
much about you.
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Don't let worry kill you off - let the Church help.
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Miss Charlene Mason sang 'I will not pass this way again,' giving
obvious pleasure to the congregation.
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For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a
nursery downstairs.
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Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the
help they can get.
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Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the
church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days.
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A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall.
Music will follow.
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At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be 'What Is
Hell?' Come early and listen to our choir practice.
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Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of
several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.
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Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be
recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children.
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Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased
person you want remembered.
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The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment
and gracious hostility.
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Potluck supper Sunday at 5:00 PM - prayer and medication to follow.
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The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind. They
may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.
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This evening at 7 PM there will be a hymn singing in the park across
from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.
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Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10 AM. All ladies
are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B. S. is done.
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The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the Congregation
would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next
Sunday.
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Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM. Please use
the back door.
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The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare's Hamlet in the
Church basement Friday at 7 PM. The congregation is invited to attend
this tragedy.
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Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church.
Please use large double door at the side entrance.
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The Associate Minister unveiled the church's new campaign slogan last
Sunday: 'I Upped My Pledge - Up Yours.

BAHN-online.org

BAHN-online.org - Das Portal für die kleine und die große Bahn

Bahn TV, der Fernsehsender der DB AG, sendet 24 Stunden im Internet unter www.db.de/bahntv. Außerdem wird Bahn TV unverschlüsselt über Astra digital ausgestrahlt (Empfang: Astra digital 19,2º Ost, Frequenz 12.633 MHz, Transponder 113, FEC 5/6, Symbolrate 22 MBit, RS 188/204) und ist zudem in den digitalen Kabelnetzen von Primacom, Ish und Kabel BW zu empfangen. Geboten werden u.a. Magazine, Dokumentationen und Reisereportagen.