Sunday, July 29, 2007

Use other side...

The heat has remained unrelenting here, with continued forest fires, bad air. I'm ready for another vacation in a cooler, more pleasant breathable climate. Now, where that would be, I’m not sure…Maybe in Second Life…

…in which IBM now has a presence. And they have issued guidelines on how their employees are to officially conduct themselves in this virtual world. Interesting to wrap your mind around the concept…

Now, here’s some news sure to break hearts. The Weekly World News is ceasing publication the first part of August. So, where will avid readers get their latest installments on Bat Boy, aliens, amazing scientific breakthroughs, astonishing historical discoveries, and the like?

Never fear; WWN will still remain available online. When I checked it out, I learned why Moses wandered in the desert for 40 years (based on an amazing archeological discovery), why the spirits of elephants are haunting a resort in Rwanda, and the origins of the phrase, "Hot diggity dog". And I can rest assured that I’m not that nervous after all—while on vacation, a psychologist claims to have discovered the most neurotic animal in nature.

Maybe if we went on a vacation we’d make an astounding discovery, too. Perhaps one that would bring fame and fortune, and front page headlines on the WWN.

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You can't make up anything anymore. The world itself is a satire. All you're doing is recording it.
-- Art Buchwald

To attract good fortune, spend a new penny on an old friend, share an old pleasure with a new friend and lift up the heart of a true friend by writing his name on the wings of a dragon.
-- Chinese Proverb

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