Don’t forget to wear your goggles

Your Smart Goggles, that is.

iForgetFor those who are tired of having those annoying senior moments, this is the new Japanese invention that will make you remember where you left those little pesky things such as your keys, purse, cell phone or what have you.

However, that is, if you don’t mind looking like Doc from Back to the Future! Hmm…

“Good God, Marty, I can’t find my Flux Capacitor! Hand me the goggles before Biff gets here!”

Though, I can see this falling into the hands of Apple Corporation one day, and turning it into a more fashionable statement… say, iForget? Anyone?

Well, all I can say for now is… Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto!

Now, where’ my stinkin’ glasses, dagnabit?

Architectural flaw…

… or a conspiracy?

retirement home

This building happens to be a retirement home in Alabama, by the way! For whom? Those aging hooded folks, perhaps? Honestly, I can’t decide whether to laugh or to be creeped out.

The claim says the design pays homage to the German scientists who came to nearby Huntsville, Alabama after World War II and designed the rockets that put Americans on the moon. And that the shape certainly was NOT intentional.

Oh, you mean, like… ooops!!!

Peggy Sued

Well, not quite. But, almost.

News came out yesterday regarding Buddy Holly‘s widow. Apparently, she is threatening to sue the woman, whose name was made famous by her late husband’s classic tune, “Peggy Sue,” from selling a book about her friendship with him.

This is so rock and roll! Buddy would be proud!

Hey, it even deserves a little tribute from one of the greatest bands of the 90’s, I think.

On a hot wing and a prayer

This is just ridiculous, I think! I’ve seen TV shows on restaurants serving the hottest chicken wings around. I mean, I love a good Buffalo wing dinner, don’t get me wrong. I even love it spicy. But seeing these guys chomp the meat to the bone as their faces turn bloody red is just unfathomable. Why? I’ve heard of finding pleasure in pain. But, writhing in torment while supposedly enjoying your dinner just doesn’t seem to rhyme in my book. Is it the flavor, or the sensation? Unless you’re numb, I guess. But then, there goes the flavor, as well. I can only imagine losing focus on the flavor when you’re profusely sweltering and engulfed in flaming agony. And, if that’s what you call sensation, then I rest my case.

hot stuffNews came out this morning about a restaurant in Chicago serving chicken wings so hot, patrons must sign waivers before they can be served. Your order even comes with an alarm bell. Like in a hospital room!

Do you agree not to sue us as we shove hot coals down your throat, and as you get hospitalized for it? Sign here, please.

Once again, a testimony to the fact that we can’t always have our answers when we want them.


But I can always make my own wings, right? Yum!

How about now? 🙂

A whale in Tennessee?

More dumb laws to make me laugh? Sweet!!! Just what I needed! 🙂

An excerpt from CNN; 12/27/07

In California, no vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour.

In Florida, if an elephant, goat or alligator is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.

In Montana, it is illegal to have a sheep in the cab of your truck without a chaperone.

In Oregon, a door on a car may not be left open longer than necessary.

In Tennessee, it is illegal to shoot any game other than whales from a moving automobile. (Good luck finding a whale in Tennessee!)

Want more? Knock yourself out!

You just never know

This news first came out, I think, a couple of days ago. It was so inspiring to see a lowly, but consistent act of goodness get rewarded, eventually.

You might have read it, too. It was about a waitress who inherited $50,000 and a car from a cranky old customer, who died recently.

It’s not an easy task, to put aside our pride and ego to do what we’re called to do; and, regardless of whether or not other people do their part. But, to do so may come with an unexpected reward in the end. Or, not.

Hey, you just never know.

I don’t know, but I may have been very lucky, indeed; as I have not had an unpleasant experience with restaurant servers, in my lifetime. Yep! Not once! However, in hindsight, I just might have been aware of the possibilities of unexpected wet ingredients being garnished on my dish (like a supposedly, yet suspiciously extra-mild, extra-clear hot sauce), without my knowledge, if I ever displayed less than acceptable manners.

Again, you just never know.

But, that’s beside my point.

I simply wanted to reflect on the commendable character of this waitress who, for God knows how many painful times, served this mean-spirited customer of hers with a true servant’s heart and a sincere smile on her face. I’m sure it wasn’t easy, to say the least. I wonder if, at one point in time, she, too, was tempted to, uh… naaah, surely not.

But then again, the guy’s dead now. Old age, perhaps? Or, maybe, it’s the countless servings of mighty good food along with them, mysterious garnishes, that have finally caught up with him.

Gee, you just never know. Now, do you? 🙂