Sunday, January 17, 2016

When a Commercial Fails Its Mission

Pepsi has a new commercial, have you heard it? Papapapapa, papapapapa, etc. They failed miserably. Why? Because it makes me think of COCA-COLA, not Pepsi. Each and every time, I think Coke. The music just smacks of Coca-cola, certainly not Pepsi.

Coke Coke Coke Coke Coke.

Same thing happened years ago, with a Mazda commercial, I think it was. Two cars, black and white, the black following the white on a street, and you hear the song,
"Me and my shadow, strolling down the avenue!"

Failure! It made me think of the Dodge Shadow each and every time. Not Mazda. Somebody just wasn't thinking...

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

I Like Boring Days

*(:| yawn I like boring days... *(:| yawn

It means that the dogs haven't treed a cat (and I have to save it).
It means that Son #1 isn't stranded Somewhere with the keys in the trunk (I can't find the spare!).
It means Son #2 has no health problems.
It means Beloved Husband is coming home early.
It means that even the reports I proofread are tedious= no having to call Adult Protective Services because another senior is being abused.
It means Mom's sugar hasn't gone down and fallen.
It means Slinky isn't running down the street like a nut, and me chasing (yeah, right!) after him.
It means no calls from son's girlfriend that a tire exploded in the middle of a freeway.
It means that the cat isn't going to suddenly jump on Mom's lap and freak her out.
It means Beloved Husband's family hasn't shown up unannounced when my house is a wreck, esp. if Slinky "didn't make it" and "it" is in the entrance.

It means just another peaceful day, with a warm breeze (haha, BFD) coming from the not-so-distant sea, it beckons me.
It means I can sit and make my daughter, who is expecting, a nice neck warmer.
It means I can listen to a soothing voice read the Bible while I make the neck warmer.
It means I can dream nice dreams, placid dreams, beach dreams, heaven dreams, any dreams.

*(:| yawn*(:| yawn*(:| yawn

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Dr Chaps, Remembering Those Who Died "In Flanders Fields"

Remembering those who died "In Flanders Fields"

The Flanders Poppy is a red flower that grew on battlefields in World War I over the place where many died in service to their country.

In honor of Veterans Day, I wish to honor all those who served, and those who still serve, by re-publishing a poem from 1915, written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918) Canadian Army:

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,

That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

[Dr. Chaps' comment:  Happy Veterans Day.  Let's defend the Constitution as they did.]

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Finished the Crochet Blankie

Took a while, but it's here. All I have to do is wrap it. 

Proverbs 15:3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.

Monday, August 24, 2015

7 Point Crochet Blankie

So far... Started with white again, and will continue with it for a few more rounds. I make this by mistake. It's supposed to be a 6-point star blankie, but I've never made one by starting with a circle, and it just seemed to come out this way.

So, more white. For now.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

City Cousin and the Country Cousin

A New York boy was being led through the swamps of Louisiana by his cousin.

"Is it true that an alligator won't attack you if you carry a flashlight?"

The cousin smirked and replied, "Depends on how fast ya carry thet flashlight."

The Equal Right

"The equal right of every citizen to the free exercise of his Religion according to the dictates of conscience" is held by the same tenure with all our other rights."
— James Madison "Memorial and Remonstrance against Religious Assessments"

Friday, June 12, 2015

"Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" American Minute

American Minute with Bill Federer

"Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" announced President Ronald Reagan at the Berlin Wall, JUNE 12, 1987.

Begun after Lenin's Bolshevik Revolution in 1917, the Soviet Union existed from 1922 to 1991.

With its motto 'Workers of the World, Unite!' the Soviet tactic of conquest was to train agitators and organizers - "agent provocateurs" - to stir up riots so that the public would accept a military enforced marshal law to restore order.

Franklin Roosevelt addressed Delegates of the American Youth Congress, February 10, 1940:

"Some of you are Communists... You have no American right, by act or deed of any kind, to subvert the Government and the Constitution of this Nation."

Instead of setting up a utopian paradise, the workers were simply used as "useful idiots" to set up a communist dictatorship which gained totalitarian control over some 293 million people across 11 time zones.

Addressing naive students that thought communism would redistribute wealth equally, President Franklin Roosevelt told the American Youth Congress, February 10, 1940:

"The Soviet run by a dictatorship as absolute as any other dictatorship in the world."

Under the Soviet dictatorship:

-privacy was nonexistent;
-press was censored;
-free speech disappeared;
-healthcare was rationed;
-economy was regulated;
-private industry was collectivized;
-political dissent was punished;

-media and entertainment was propagandized;
-children's education became indoctrination;
-marriage and families were subject to social engineering;
-religion was suppressed; and
-human life was valued only by its usefulness to the soviet society.

Franklin Roosevelt stated, February 10, 1940:

"I disliked the regimentation under Communism. I abhorred the indiscriminate killings of thousands of innocent victims...

...I heartily deprecated the banishment of religion,

though I knew that some day Russia would return to religion for the simple reason that four or five thousand years of recorded history have proven that mankind has always believed in God in spite of many abortive attempts to exile God..."