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Facebook Is {{GASP}} Broken September 22, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, People, Travel & Leisure.
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For the past hour, I’ve been unable to access Facebook.

Not my profile page.

Not the log in page.

Not even the general info page for newbies to the Crackbook site.

{{G ~ A ~ S ~ P}}

* What if Farmville and Bejeweled Blitz no longer exist?
* What if Causes have dried up and vanished?
* What if our Photos and Scheduled Events are gone for good?

Who’s going to remind us of upcoming Birthdays???

* What if our Virtual Friends are no more?

In short, what if the 500 million people addicted to Facebook have to find something new to do with their time?

Imagine the things we could accomplish.

It’s amazing the things we find to do . . . to avoid doing amazing things.

Related posts:  Facebook is NOT Vegas, Baby * Weekly Writing Challenge ~ Facebook, Mind the Gap * The Facebook Strobe Light

Quick Quiz: Lateral Thinking September 22, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in People, Word Play.
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Wikipedia ~ Split Rock Lighthouse (in Public Domain)

Souldipper sent me this short quiz on Lateral Thinking (also referred to as thinking outside the box) last night.

The quiz is based on the work of Edward de Bono, a physician, author, inventor, and consultant who is the originator of the term Lateral Thinking.

de Bono wrote a best selling book (Six Thinking Hats) and is a proponent of the deliberate teaching of thinking as a subject in schools.

Good thinking, Edward!

Thanks, Amy!

Ready to test your Lateral Thinking ability?

On your mark, get set, THINK!

Question 1

There are 6 eggs in a basket.  Six people each take one egg.   How can it be that one egg is left in the basket?

 Question 2

 Acting on an anonymous phone call, police raid a house to arrest a suspected murderer.  They don’t know what he looks like, but they know his name is John.  Inside, they find a carpenter, a bus driver, a fireman, and a mechanic playing cards.  Without asking his name, they arrest the fireman.  How do they know they’ve got their man?

Question 3

There are six glasses on the table.  Three are filled with orange juice, and three are empty:


By moving only one glass, can you rearrange them so that EMPTY and FULL glasses alternate?

Question 4

There once was a recluse who never left his home.  No one visited except to deliver food and supplies, and they never came inside.  One stormy winter  night, when an icy gale was blowing, the recluse had a nervous breakdown.  He went upstairs, turned out all the lights, and went to bed.  His actions caused the death of three dozen people.  How?

ANSWERS:  Lateral Thinking:  Answers

27 Catchy Catalog Catchphrases September 22, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Word Play.
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I’m not much of a shopper ~ on line or in stores.  Except groceries.  (And liquor.)  Other than that, I already have enough stuff.

When catalogs start rolling in, I ignore their persistent message of “buy better, buy bigger, buy more.”   I rip off the address labels, shred them, and toss the catalogs unread into the recycling bin.

Except . . . catalogs filled with catchy catchphrases which I peruse quickly and then recycle:

1.   Accept your irrelevance

2.  Let me drop everything and work on your problem.

3.  Some people think I have a bad attitude.  Screw them!

4.  Whatever!

5.  I used to care, but I take a pill for that now.

6.  I live at the corner of Kiss My Ass Avenue and No Friggin’ Way.

7.  Be Careful!  Or you will end up in my novel.

8.  Ah, I see the screw-up fairy was here again.

9.  It is what it is.

10. Life without Chocolate?  I don’t think so!

11.  I don’t do mornings.

12.  DILLIGARA (doilooklikeigivearatsass)

13.  Do NOT Disturb!

14.  Don’t make me call the flying monkeys.

15.  This IS my sexy nightgown.

16.  I’ll have a Cafe~Mocha~Vodka~Valium~Latte to go, please.

17.  My Indian name is:  Drinks Fine Wine.

18.  Margaritas = proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

19.  I’m destined for greatness.  Just pacing myself.

20.  American Idle

21.  I started out with nothing and have most of it left.

22.  Wine Glass:  Mommy’s Sippy Cup

23.  So this Irishman walks out of a bar . . . no, really.  It can happen. 

24.  Doormat:  Hi.  I’m Mat.

25.  For Musicians:  I’m A Treble Maker

26.  I‘m Retired, You’re Not.  Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah 

27.  Inside every Old Person is a Young Person wondering what the hell happened.