MY LATEST PROBLEM
Here’s my latest problem. I finally capitulated and gave my old cell phone to the Smithsonian. It was so old it didn’t even have a SIM card. Instead, I got a Motorola RAZR V3i. I can take a picture of myself and send it your phone. I can say ‘CHARLES’ and it will call Charles. I blew $2.50 to download a new ring tone – just to see if I could do it – and chose ‘Joy to the World.’ (I was inspired by the recent election results.) Now I can be walking off an airplane or sitting at dinner and suddenly a choir in my pocket will begin singing ‘JOY! . . . to . . . the World’ – and here’s my problem: it’s so surpassingly beautiful, I don’t want to cut it short by answering the call. So if you get my voice mail, just a wait a minute. I’ll call you back.
A CONVENIENT DVD
Jim Busek: ‘Not only did someone make a movie about MY HOUSE, it just became available on DVD. I am suggesting it as a Christmas gift to anyone who needs ideas.’
☞ Me, too!
Dennis Soohoo: ‘I just finished watching An Inconvenient Truth on DVD, literally, just minutes ago, and I wonder how an intelligent man like Al Gore was not elected President (I guess actually he may have been elected, but just was not allowed to serve). I wonder what kind of difference he could have made had he been our president for the last 6 years.’
☞ All the difference in the world.
Ben Stein, best known to some for his role in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, is a conservative. Writing in Sunday’s New York Times, he makes the case for higher taxes on the wealthy.
Have I mentioned lately that the National debt will be around $10 trillion by the time Bush leaves the White House? EIGHT trillion of which will have been racked up under just 3 of our 43 presidents – Reagan, Bush, and Bush? Have I mentioned that annual interest on the debt already amounts to 40% of all the personal income taxes we pay?
Click here if you feel trapped. I haven’t tried it yet myself, but inch ever closer.
Michael Irwin: ‘The only bad thing about figs is that if you recommend them to someone you have to know how to spell prosciutto, which, when combined with a fig, is how they taste best.’
☞ Word’s spellcheck suggests it’s spelled ‘prostitute,’ but I think you have it right. (‘Prah-SHOOT.’)
Quote of the Day
The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much, it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.~Franklin D. Roosevelt
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