Sunday, December 07, 2008


Me on the Greek Island of Corfu
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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

1967, wasn't the best year for most but the below is funny :)

Scenario: Jack goes quail hunting before school, pulls into school
parking lot with shotgun in gun rack.

1967 - Vice principal comes over to look at Jack's shotgun. He goes
to his own car and gets his shotgun to show Jack.

2007 - School goes into lock-down, and FBI is called. Jack is
hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors
called in for

traumatized students and teachers.

Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.
1967 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end
up best friends.

2007 - Police called. SWAT team arrives. Johnny and Mark are
arrested and charged with assault. Both are expelled even though Johnny
started it.

Scenario: Jeffrey won't be still in class, disrupts other students.
1967 - Jeffrey sent to office and given a good paddling by the
Principal. He returns to class, sits still, does not disrupt class

2007 - Jeffrey is diagnosed with A. D. D. and given huge doses of
Becomes a zombie. School gets extra money from State because Jeffrey has
a learning disability.

Scenario: Billy breaks a window in his neighbor's car and his dad gives
him a whipping with his belt.
1967 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to
college, and becomes a successful businessman.

2007 - Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy is placed in
foster care and joins a gang. State psychologist convinces Billy's
sister that she remembers being abused herself, their dad goes to
prison. Billy's Mom has affair with psychologist.

Scenario: Mark has a headache and brings some aspirin to school.

1967 - Mark takes aspirin in lunchroom and headache goes away.

2007 - Police called. Mark is expelled from school for drug
Car is searched for drugs and weapons.

Scenario: Pedro fails English in high school.
1967 - Pedro goes to summer school, passes English, goes to

2007 - Pedro's cause is taken up by state. Newspaper articles
appear nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for
graduation is racist. ACLU files class action lawsuit against state
school system and Pedro's English teacher. English banned from core
curriculum. Pedro is given a diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for
a living because he cannot speak English.

Scenario: Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from 4th of July,
puts them in a model airplane paint bottle, blows up a fire ant hill.

1967 - Ants die.

2007 - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Homeland Security,
and FBI called. Johnny is charged with domestic terrorism. The FBI
investigates parents; siblings are removed from home; computers are
Johnny's dad goes on Terror Watch List and is never allowed to fly

Scenario: Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee.
He is found crying by his teacher who hugs him to comfort him.

1967 - In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.

2007 - Teacher is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her
She faces three years in state prison. Johnny undergoes five years of
therapy .

Friday, March 28, 2008


View from hotel while in Manila, Philippines!
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Parents 50th Anniversary
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In India



Quite possibly the best development team in New Delhi, India!
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Monday, February 11, 2008

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Great minds at work!

Got this the other day, interesting...
This is weid but fun really! Only great minds can read this!!

fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too
Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.
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