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One And Not The Same
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A Peacock in the
Land of Penguins
A Peacock in the
Land of Penguins brings new insight to an
important topic – cultivating new ideas instead
of “business as usual”.
. there are some
amazing things on the internet, some amazingly skilled people and some
amazing ways to market yourself.
This is just one of them …
Dr Ann Weeks
One Tough Teacher...
A school teacher injured his back and had to wear a plaster cast around
the upper part of his body. It fit under his shirt and was not
noticeable at all.
On the first day of the term, still with the cast under his shirt, he
found himself assigned to the toughest students in school.
Walking confidently into the rowdy classroom, he opened the window as
wide as possible and then busied himself with desk work.
When a strong breeze made his tie flap, he took the desk stapler and
stapled the tie to his chest.
He had no discipline problems with any of his students that term.
# Energizer Bunny
arrested - charged with battery.
# A man's home is his castle, in a manor of speaking.
# A pessimist's blood type is always b-negative.
# My wife really likes to make pottery, but to me it's just kiln time.
# Dijon vu - the same mustard as before.
# Practice safe eating - always use condiments.
# I fired my masseuse today. She just rubbed me the wrong way.
# A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother.
# Shotgun wedding A case of wife or death.
# I used to work in a blanket factory, but it folded.
# I used to be a lumberjack, but I just couldn't hack it, so they gave
me the axe.
# A man needs a mistress just to break the monogamy.
# Marriage is the mourning after the knot before.
# A hangover is the wrath of grapes.
# Corduroy pillows are making headlines.
# Is a book on voyeurism a peeping tome?
Introducing the new
Bio-Optic Organised Knowledge device, trade named: B.O.O.K.
B.O.O.K. is a
revolutionary breakthrough in technology: no wires, no electric
circuits, not batteries, nothing to be connected or switched on.
It is so easy to use, even a child can operate it.
Compact and portable, it
can be used anywhere – even sitting in an armchair by the fire –
yet it is powerful enough to hold as much information as a
Here’s how it works:
B.O.O.K. is constructed
of sequentially numbered sheets of paper (recyclable) each
capable of holding thousands of bits of information. The
pages are locked together with a custom-fit device called a
binder, which keeps the sheets in their correct sequence.
Opaque Paper Technology
(OPT) allows manufacturers to use both sides of the sheet,
doubling the information density and cutting costs.
Experts are divided on the prospects for further increases in
information density; for now, B.O.O.K.s with more
information simply use more pages.
Each sheet is scanned
optically, registering information directly into your brain.
A flick of the finger takes you to the next sheet. B.O.O.K.
may be taken up at any time and used merely by opening it.
Unlike other display
devices, B.O.O.K. never crashes or requires rebooting, and it
can even be dropped on the floor or stepped on without damage.
However, it can become unusable if immersed in water for a
significant period of time. The “browse” feature allows
you to move instantly to any sheet and move forward or backward
as you wish. Many come with an “index” feature, which
pinpoints the exact location of selected information for instant
An optional “B.O.O.K.
mark” accessory allows you to open B.O.O.K. to the exact
place you left it in a previous session – even if the B.O.O.K.
has been closed.
B.O.O.K. mark fits
universal design standards; thus, a single B.O.O.K mark
can be used in B.O.O.K.s by various manufacturers.
Conversely, numerous B.O.O.K markers can be used in a single a
B.O.O.K. if the user wants to store numerous views at once.
The number is limited only by the number of pages in the B.O.O.K.
You can also make
personal notes next to B.O.O.K. text entries with an optional
programming tool, the Portable Erasable Nib Cryptic
Intercommunication Language Stylus (P.E.N.C.I.L.S.)
Portable, durable, and
affordable, B.O.O.K. is hailed as a precursor of a new
entertainment wave. Also, B.O.O.K.s appeal seems so
certain that thousands of content creators have committed to the
platform and investors are reportedly flocking.
Look for a flood of new
THE PERFECT EXCUSE! or
Why my book has not been returned to the library!
... cuz I left it in my truck and my
truck was in an accident and got towed to the garage and
I won't be able to get to the garage in Abbotsford until
... my mother took it camping and lost
... I didn't take it out!
... cuz my cat peed on it and it
smells too bad.
... it flew out the car window on the 401
Freeway and was devoured by an 18 wheeler!
The Eight Irresistible Principles of Fun
Fun with Words website
are great fun. This is one of the few types of wordplay that
exist in every language. There are lots of well-known ones in English.
Try saying these three times fast:
The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick.
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
She sells seashells by the sea shore.
Freshly-fried flying fish.
Show me more
Kids' Tongue Twisters!!!
Cheeseburgers, Custard and Other Diet Foods...
the foods you want to eat are loaded with fat, sugar and calories
doesn't mean you shouldn't be able to lose as much fat as you want while
In my years as a trainer, I've found that it's simply not fair that we
should be limited and made to feel guilty about what we eat by such
horribly judgmental and negative-sounding terms like "junk food,"
"sugary snack," "quadruple bypass" or "colon cancer."
This is especially true since I've also found that a person can lose as
much fat as they want eating foods that most "experts" (like doctors,
physicians, cardiologists, podiatrists, dieticians and sometimes even
nutritionists) would consider a heart attack on a plate. My
theories will prove that these colon-stoppers can be instantly
transformed into health foods!
1. Eat foods that are so greasy that they are constantly slipping out of
your hands or out of the back of the bread.
The simple act of picking your food up after it's slid out of your hands
burns a tremendous amount of calories both in activity and in
frustration. The greasier it is, the more often it'll slip and the
more calories you'll burn. This is especially true of greasy
hamburgers that have 3 or more patties stacked one on top of another (1
or 2 patties is not enough to get the greatest results so be sure to get
the largest hamburger available - and no lettuce or tomato...they'll
just slow the meat down). When each bite slides half the sandwich
out the back end, you know you've got prime diet food. Stuff it
back in and feel the burn (from the hot grease, that is!).
2. Foods that are served on a stick are a good source of fiberThe
humble corn dog is a prime example of a high fiber food because it's
usually served on a wooden stick. In theory, the fiber found in
the wood makes its way into the mush of the dog inside the corn,
dramatically increasing the useful splinter, I mean, fiber content of
the dog. Even a Fudgesicle, following this to its logical
conclusion, is packed with fiber. Chewing on the stick when you're
done is even MORE effective.
3. Do most of your grocery shopping in the "impulse buy" areas of the
grocery storr These "impulse buy" areas are the racks by the
register and the end-caps at the end of each aisle. Large grocery
store chains have nothing but our best health in mind. They would
NEVER put anything unhealthy for us on prominent display where we would
be most likely to buy it. They simply don't think that way.
Profit is secondary to good health, therefore all foods that are on
end-caps and set by the register are there to ensure that we have the
best access to the healthiest foods possible. That's why the
fruits and vegetables are always tucked away against the wall in the
back corner of the store. All those things do is fill you up and
provide essential nutrients that can be better gotten as additives to
low-carb chocolate puff cookies.
4. Our friend, the cheeseburger
The perfect diet food, the cheeseburger combines the slippage advantage
that I mentioned above with the abundant calcium found in the cheese.
Calcium has been shown to help increase fat loss, especially when served
on white bread. The high fat content also helps keep you feeling
full for long periods of time so you don't feel hungry (or "regular")
for a long time after. When eaten at lunch, this saves precious
calories that you might later in the day be tempted to throw away on
fish or salad.
5. Whole grain kids’ cereals are a step in the wrong direction
No child has ever gotten fat from eating 6 bowls of Sugar Crisp with
sugar scooped on top? I have yet to have somebody give me the gist
of a study that says that sugary cereals will do anything but reduce
attention span and cause diabetes and chronic hyperactivity. Whole
grain kids cereal is just a tease.
Cap'n Crunch is crunchy. Vegetables are crunchy. I rest my case.
6. No-calorie custard is all in your mind
Custard rhymes with mustard. Mustard has no calories. When
you eat custard, tell your body that you're eating mustard. The
calories will simply evaporate.
7. Preservatives and antibiotics in food are good for you
I would be remiss if I overlooked the amazing anti-aging properties of a
good nitrate-filled package of mystery lunchmeat. Preservatives
have been proven in several studies that I forget the names of to
prolong life and increase health and prevent some other stuff.
Heck, I wipe my counter with a handful of baloney - the antibiotics in
the meat kill everything on it better than Lysol!
In conclusion, let me just finish by saying "don't believe a word I just
Nilsson –From the Better U Newsletter at http://www.fitstep.com/
Quotation of the Month—
I had a boring office job. I cleaned the windows in the
Every Librarian has a
funny reference service story to tell. This one is from the
collection at the
'Love the Liberry"
7): Do you have a book about dragons?
Me: I think so, let's look over here. (I take him to the
J398s--fairy tales and myths)
Kid: No, I mean like the ones with fossils.
Me: Oh, sorry, do you mean dinosaurs? Or like, Komodo dragons?
Kid: No, the ones that attacked the kingdoms...?
Me: ...you mean the ones that fly?
Me: OH, um. Well. They haven't, um, found any fossils of those.
There are just legends of them. Um.
Kid: So does that mean there aren't any books on them?
Fun for kids ... Recycling Puzzle
Slide the pieces to help the
dinos recycle the coconut!
happiness, and how can we all get some?
Matthieu Ricard says: We can train our minds in habits of happiness.
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