Saturday, November 25, 2006

Living Old

An excellent show by Frontline on "Living Old" about healthcare challenges for the elderly. Really eye-opening, whether you're in the healthcare industry or not...one quote from the show:

"Only those people who have 3 or more daughters or daughters-in-law have a better than 50% chance of not finishing their life in a nursing home or institute."

You can watch the whole show online

Thursday, November 23, 2006

25 Funniest Analogies

Courtesy of a link from reddit.com, the 25 Funniest Analogies (Collected by High School English Teachers).

It's as funny as fumbling a falooda float...I know it's shocking that none of my analogies made the list, because I'm as witty as a wall of watermelon in the middle of winter...as pithy as a porcupine in a puddle of pomengranates...

Open Shut Case

So I got a garage at my apartment in Milwaukee. I was really excited about getting it since it means I won't have to scrape the ice and snow off the car once winter hits. Thing is, I'm starting to realize how spoiled I am, because the garage does not have an automatic garage opener.

So I actually have to manually open and close the garage door.

This is really annoying in the morning when I'm pulling out to go to work (on time as always) and I have to jump out of the car to bring the door down.

ARRRGH!!!

There, I feel much better now...the price of luxury...

Monday, November 13, 2006

My Story, on the big screen

Many of you have seen the epic movies Spider Man and Spider Man 2. What you may not know is that much of the movies are loosely based on my own experiences. While I was never actually bitten by a radioactive spider, can't climb walls or shoot out spider webs, there are a lot of less obvious connections...they're so subtle, in fact, that I'll let you think about it until something comes to you.

In the meantime, check out this tight trailer forwarded to me by my little bro...

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Victim of Israeli Attack on Beit Hanoun




Why?

American Muslim elected to Congress

Though his social views are at odds with traditional Muslim views, Keith Ellison is the first American Muslim to be elected to Congress. This is a major accomplishment by an American Muslim who reverted to Islam, from Catholicism, when he was 19 years old. It will be interesting to watch how he performs in Congress. PBS aired a segment about him on their show Religion & Ethics Newsweekly.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006