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  • "When You Die, I’ll Be There to Take Your Stuff"

    07/19/2019 12:02:35 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 79 replies
    Narratively ^ | September 12, 2016 | Shane Cashman
    We park the box truck in the dead man’s yard like a six-ton hearse and knock on the front door. A disheveled middle-aged woman answers, still in her pajamas. “I forgot you were coming,” she says, leaning out the door to see the truck. Emblazoned on the side: William J. Jenack: Estate Appraisers Auctioneers.“I’m a mess,” she says. “My mother’s dying.”We ask if she wants us to come back another time.“No, please come in.”She’s been living in the dead man’s house for the last two years, a white Victorian-style home with blue shutters and ivy reaching up the side. She’d...
  • The Game of Golf

    04/11/2019 3:34:56 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 15 replies
    email | 4/11/2019 | multiple
    1. THESE GREENS ARE SO FAST I HAVE TO HOLD MY PUTTER OVER THE BALL AND HIT IT WITH THE SHADOW. ~ SAM SNEAD 2. I WAS THREE OVER TODAY: ONE OVER A HOUSE, ONE OVER A PATIO AND ONE OVER A SWIMMING POOL. ~ GEORGE BRETT 3. ACTUALLY, THE ONLY TIME I EVER TOOK OUT A ONE-IRON WAS TO KILL A TARANTULA. AND I TOOK A 7 TO DO THAT. ~ JIM MURRAY 4. THE ONLY SURE RULE IN GOLF IS - HE WHO HAS THE FASTEST CART NEVER HAS TO PLAY THE BAD LIE. ~ MICKEY MANTLE 5....
  • 21 Surprising Statistics That Reveal How Much Stuff We Actually Own

    01/11/2019 7:07:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Becoming Minimalist ^ | 01/10/2019 | JOSHUA BECKER ·
    Most of us know we own too much stuff. We feel the weight and burden of our clutter. We tire of cleaning and managing and organizing. Our toy rooms are messy, our drawers don’t close, and our closets are filled from top to bottom. The evidence of clutter is all around us.Today, increasing data is being collected about our homes, our shopping habits, and our spending. The research is confirming our observation: we own too much stuff. And it is robbing us of life.Here are 21 surprising statistics about our clutter that help us understand how big of a problem...
  • Thursday Thwacks

    12/06/2018 4:55:17 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 9 replies
    email from a friend | 12/6/2018 | unknown
    A Priest was being honored at his retirement dinner after 25 years in the parish. A leading local figure and member of the congregation was chosen to make the presentation and to give a little speech at the dinner. However, he was delayed, so the Priest decided to say his own few words while they waited: I got my first impression of the parish from the first confession I heard here. I thought I had been assigned to a terrible place. The very first person who entered my confessional told me he had stolen a television set and, when questioned...
  • Earth’s Second Magnetic Field: Satellite Image Reveals Invisible Force From Ocean Currents

    04/12/2018 6:58:36 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 64 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 12 Apr 2018 | Mia Lorenzo
    The Earth has a second magnetic field, one generated by ocean currents. Researchers know little about it, but images captured by satellites show this invisible force generated by the world’s salty oceans in perfect detail. ... ESA released a video detailing the changes in the Earth’s magnetic field over a 24-hour period... ...“It’s a really tiny magnetic field. It’s about 2-2.5 nanotesla at satellite altitude, which is about 20,000 times weaker than the Earth’s global magnetic field.”... Oceans may have a small contribution to the magnetic field that protects the planet from harmful cosmic rays, but it remains to be...
  • Grins, Grimaces and Grumbles for Friday

    02/02/2018 6:05:17 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 19 replies
    email from a friend | 2/2/2018 | unknown
    Dear Sir, ,P.I have a very complicated benefits question. Many years ago, I married a widow who had an 18 year old daughter. After the wedding, my father, a widower, came to visit a number of times, and he fell in love with my step daughter. My father eventually married her without my authorization. As a result my step-daughter became my step mother and my father became my son in law. My father's wife (also my step daughter) and my step-mother, gave birth to a son who is my grandchild because I am the husband of my step daughter's mother....
  • Fact or Fiction or Foolishness????

    12/02/2017 1:51:18 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 42 replies
    email from a friend | 12/2/2017 | unknown
    If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months and 6 days you would have produced enough sound energy to heat one cup of coffee. (Hardly seems worth it.) If you passed gas consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb. (Now that's more like it!) The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out of the body to squirt blood 30 feet. (O.M.G.!)   A pig's orgasm lasts 30 minutes. (O.M.G.!!!) A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death. (Creepy) (I'm still not...
  • A Few Thoughts

    08/02/2017 10:36:41 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 28 replies
    friendly emails | 8/2/2017 | unknown
    Just thinking * If you attempt to rob a bank you won't have any trouble with rent/food bills for the next 10 years, whether or not you are successful. * Do twins ever realize that one of them is unplanned? * What if my dog only brings back my ball because he thinks I like throwing it? * If poison expires, is it more poisonous or is it no longer poisonous? * Which letter is silent in the word "Scent," the S or the C? * Why is the letter W, in English, called double U? Shouldn't it be called...
  • Boomer parents: 'One day, this will all be yours.' Grown children: 'Noooo!'

    07/26/2017 7:30:41 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 183 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 25, 2017 | Samantha Bronkar
    BOSTON—Two hundred stuffed animals, two violins, and a 7-1/2 foot-tall Christmas tree: That was just a corner of the possessions Rosalie and Bill Kelleher accumulated over their 47-year marriage. And, they realized, it was about 199 stuffed animals more than their two grown children wanted. Going from a four-bedroom house in New Bedford, Mass. – with an attic stuffed full of paper stacked four-feet tall – to a 1,300-square-foot apartment took six years of winnowing, sorting, shredding, and shlepping stuff to donation centers. Among the possessions the Kellehers are keeping are three hutches – one that belonged to his mother,...
  • Tuesday Trivia

    04/25/2017 6:57:19 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 9 replies
    unknown | 4/25/2017 | self
    Evolution in teaching math since the 1950s. 1. Teaching Math In The 1950's A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit? 2. Teaching Math In The 1960's A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or $80. What is his profit? 3. Teaching Math In The 1970's A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80. Did he make a profit? 4. Teaching Math In The 1980's A logger sells...
  • Most Armed Man in America

    01/27/2017 3:49:21 PM PST · by Robert DeLong · 34 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 17, 2016 | Hot Brass and Bullets
    Check out this old guy's arsenal and toys.
  • Memo to parents: Your adult kids don't want your stuff

    04/14/2016 12:27:24 PM PDT · by metmom · 185 replies
    NOLA.com| The Times-Picayune ^ | April 11, 2016 | Marni Jameson
    Parents of grown children, please sit down. I have some harsh news for you. Your kids don't want your stuff. Don't take it personally. It's not that they don't love you. They don't love your furniture. The china hutch, the collectible figurines, your antique map or thimble collection, the sideboard, all those family treasures may hold many precious moments for you, but for your kids, not so much. Ouch. Yes, I know you think you're being generous. Yes, I know you paid good money for these things. Yes, I know kids can seem unappreciative. Yes, I know it was part...
  • Reggie Love on life as Obama’s “chief of stuff”

    02/04/2015 2:58:56 AM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/30/15 | Carlos Lozada
    **SNIP** What does a bodyman do? Dubbed Obama’s “chief of stuff” in the news media, Love explains the job like this: “I was his DJ, his Kindle, his travel agent, his valet, his daughters’ basketball coach, his messenger, his punching bag, his alarm clock, his vending machine, his chief of stuff, his note passer, his spades partner, his party planner, his workout partner, his caterer, his small forward, his buffer, his gatekeeper, his surrogate son, and ultimately, his friend.” Early-morning workouts, food and, yes, basketball helped bring them together. They e-mailed each other stat lines from top NBA point guards...
  • 36 Things You Obviously Need In Your New Home

    07/09/2013 7:36:19 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | July 8, 2013 | Peggy Wang
    In case you wanted some inspiring ideas for all that disposable income you’ve got just sitting around.
  • Vanity - Walk into a bank, they hand you silver.

    06/26/2013 10:07:33 AM PDT · by DManA · 49 replies
    6/26/13 | Me
    There's an ad getting heavy play. Guy says there's a loophole in the law. You can walk into a bank and they will hand you silver. Then they direct you to a web site. I ain't going there. Anyone know what the scam is?
  • Um, This is IT !

    04/29/2013 6:01:15 AM PDT · by Revski · 25 replies
    Jimmy's Youtube ^ | 4-29-2013 | revski
    Animated video. The voices are grandchildren; Elijah, Megan, Taylor, Jamee and myself.
  • Obama gives us just a taste????

    09/06/2011 2:57:28 AM PDT · by AlwaysVigilant56 · 35 replies
    Fox News | 9-6-11 | AlwaysVigilant56
    Obama was speaking to a Union audiance today and stated he'd give them a taste of his Jobs speech. If you have seen this, answer me a question. Is he seriously going to announce that there are plenty of bridges and roads that need fixing? Does he think we don't know that THOSE type of jobs are paid for with the working population's money? I.E., taxes? Mr. President the federal government along with the majority of state governments are B-R-O-K-E!
  • President Says He Will Shift Economy into Overdrive

    01/23/2011 9:52:58 AM PST · by John Semmens · 41 replies
    With unemployment still above 9% nationwide and new up-ticks to over 12% in the nation’s largest state, President Obama spoke out on the need to “turn things around.” “For an economy to grow we need to build and invent stuff,” the president observed. “I’m not quite sure on what it takes to get stuff invented and built, but my Administration has been working hard to try to put together the right mix of bailouts, subsidies, and tax increases to do the trick.” According to the president, “one of the deterrents to inventing stuff is the uncertainty of turning a profit...
  • Dropbox. [v]

    12/02/2010 6:02:29 PM PST · by the invisib1e hand · 18 replies
    http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | 120310 | I think it's me
    Hey gearheads and interested parties: any feedback on this Dropbox thing? Has it been out there long enough to be trusted? You know, stuff like that.
  • Houston Hoarder of the Century Estate Sale

    07/24/2010 7:49:35 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 67 replies
    margiebeeglesales ^ | July 23, 2010 | n/a
    Mostly pictures.