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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Marie Osmond's Son Michael Blosil Left Suicide Note Detailing Depression Before Death Friday


(TMZ.com) Marie Osmond’s 18-year-old son Michael Blosil left a suicide note for one of his friends before he jumped to his death from the eighth floor of his apartment building in Los Angeles Friday night according to TMZ’s interview with law enforcement officials today.

Michael had plans to spend time with the woman Friday but had sent her a text message just before 9 pm stating he had left a written note in his apartment for her.

When the woman arrived at his apartment, his roommates let her into their home.

The police sources stated the group found the note that said the woman was his only good friend in Los Angeles, and he was very unhappy.

Michael also wrote about things he would be doing for the final time.

Even though the note did not mention suicide, the law officials said that it was clearly a suicide letter.

His roommates knew nothing was wrong that night until they read the note, but shortly afterwards they and the woman heard sirens and saw emergency vehicles on the street below their apartment and realized Michael had died.

The law enforcement officials said that the time span was short between when the woman received the text message and when she and the roommates discovered Michael dead.

Michael’s roommates and friends told the law officials that he had tried to kill himself once before and was recently struggling with suicidal thoughts.

Michael had had problems with depression for a number of years and had entered a substance-abuse rehab program in 2007 at age 16; however, his roommates and friends claimed to the law officials that he was sober around his time of death.

He was one of five adopted children of singer/TV personality Marie and ex-husband Brian Blosil’s seven children.

Los Angeles Coroner’s Office is scheduled to be performing an autopsy on Michael’s body today. All information on the autopsy is on “security hold,” which means information to the public will be limited.


*Thanks Daryn

Beverly Hills disowns anti-gay Miss California contestant


By The Associated Press

(Beverly Hills, Calif.) Less than a year after dethroned Miss California USA Carrie Prejean stirred up controversy with her remarks against gay marriage, a similar war of words is brewing in Beverly Hills.

Beverly Hills Mayor Nancy Krasne said she is outraged over a Miss California USA contestant who is claiming to represent the city in the upcoming pageant and who spoke out against same-sex marriage in recent media interviews.

Krasne said in a statement that 23-year-old Lauren Ashley does not live in Beverly Hills or represent the city in any capacity. Krasne said she was shocked to see statements made by a beauty pageant contestant under the name of Beverly Hills, “which has a long history of tolerance and respect.”

Ashley recently told Fox News and other media outlets that same-sex marriage goes against God and the Bible.

Keith Lewis, a K2 Productions stage director for the Miss California USA pageant, told the Los Angeles Times that contestants choose the area they represent and Ashley chose to compete as Miss Beverly Hills in November 2010.

A phone listing for Ashley could not be found.

Krasne said the city has contacted Miss California USA pageant officials to determine ways to formally prevent any beauty contestants from claiming the title of Miss Beverly Hills in the future.

Ashley’s comments came just months after Prejean, the former Miss California USA 2009, reached a confidential settlement with pageant organizers on dueling lawsuits over her outspoken stance against gay marriage.

Prejean sued Miss California USA organizers in August for libel, slander and religious discrimination. She accused them of telling her to stop mentioning God even before her controversial remarks against gay marriage.

Prejean was fired in June after pageant officials accused her of missing events, an allegation she denied. The pageant later countersued Prejean.

Prejean said she was dethroned because she said during the Miss USA pageant that gays shouldn’t be allowed to marry.


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*Thanks, Bright Eyes!

Never Assume


ALWAYS ASK, NEVER ASSUME !!

His request approved, the CNN News photographer quickly used a cell phone to call the local airport to charter a flight.

He was told a twin-engine plane would be waiting for him at the airport.

Arriving at the airfield, he spotted a plane warming up outside a hanger.

He jumped in with his bag, slammed the door shut, and shouted, 'Let's go'.

The pilot taxied out, swung the plane into the wind and took off.

Once in the air, the photographer instructed the pilot, 'Fly over the valley and make low passes so I can take pictures of the fires on the hillsides.'

'Why?' asked the pilot.

'Because I'm a photographer for CNN' , he responded, 'and I need to get some close up shots.'


The pilot was strangely silent for a moment, finally he stammered, 'So, what you're telling me, is . . . You're NOT my flight instructor?'

Oh Shit!


"Life is short. Drink the good wine first"

*Thanks, Pam

Saturday, February 27, 2010

How To Tell If Your Feet Stink.


Your feet stink? Ask the cat!

and

Because I want you to get checked out
to make sure you're healthy & will be around longer ....

MEDICAL TEST:

STARE INTO THE CAT'S EYES FOR 10 SECONDS

Then Scroll Down

Cat





NOW STARE IN THE PUPPY'S EYES FOR 10 SECONDS ...


Dog

Scroll Down







Laughing Kitty


Your CAT SCAN and LAB TESTS are now Complete!


Sorry! - couldn't resist...
*Thanks, DW

TOYOTA Lawnmower Recall

BORN BETWEEN 1930 AND 1979


No matter what our kids and the new generation think about us, WE ARE AWESOME !!!! OUR LIFE IS LIVING PROOF !!!!

To Those of Us Born between 1930 - 1979

TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE 1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's!!


First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant.

They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can and didn't get tested for diabetes.

Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-base paints.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had baseball caps not helmets on our heads.

As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, no booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald tires and sometimes no brakes.

Riding in the back of a pick- up truck on a warm day was always a special treat.

We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle.

We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and no one actually died from this..

We ate cupcakes made with Lard, white bread, real butter and bacon. We drank FLAV-OR- AID made with real white sugar.. And, we weren't overweight. WHY?

Because we were always outside playing.....that's why!

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.. No one was able to reach us all day. And, we were OKAY.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride them down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

We did not have Play stations, Nintendo's and X-boxes. There were no video games, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's, no surround-sound or CD's, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet and no chat rooms.

WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.

We would get spankings with wooden spoons, switches, ping pong paddles, or just a bare hand and no one would call child services to report abuse.

We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.

We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them.

Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment.

Imagine that!!

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!

These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever..

The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas. What can kids today do besides push buttons...

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all.

If YOU are one of them, CONGRATULATIONS!

You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated so much of our lives for our own good.

While you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave and lucky their parents were.

Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?


*Thanks, Dwight

WINNER OF JOKE OF THE YEAR 2009


Two women were sitting together, quietly.

HYUK!


*Thanks, Daryn

Friday, February 26, 2010

COSTELLO CALLS TO BUY A COMPUTER FROM ABBOTT

ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you?
COSTELLO: Thanks. I'm setting up an office in my den and I'm thinking about buying a computer.
ABBOTT: Mac?
COSTELLO: No, the name's Lou.
ABBOTT: Your computer?
COSTELLO: I don't own a computer. I want to buy one.
ABBOTT: Mac?
COSTELLO: I told you, my name's Lou.
ABBOTT: What about Windows?
COSTELLO: Why? Will it get stuffy in here?
ABBOTT: Do you want a computer with Windows?
COSTELLO: I don't know. What will I see when I look at the windows?
ABBOTT: Wallpaper.
COSTELLO: Never mind the windows. I need a computer and software.
ABBOTT: Software for Windows?
COSTELLO: No. On the computer! I need something I can use to write proposals, track expenses and run my business. What do you have?
ABBOTT: Office.
COSTELLO: Yeah, for my office. Can you recommend anything?
ABBOTT: I just did.
COSTELLO: You just did what?
ABBOTT: Recommend something.
COSTELLO: You recommended something?
ABBOTT: Yes.
COSTELLO: For my office?
ABBOTT: Yes.
COSTELLO: OK, what did you recommend for my office?
ABBOTT: Office.
COSTELLO: Yes, for my office!
ABBOTT: I recommend Office with Windows.
COSTELLO: I already have an office with windows! OK, let's just say I'm sitting at my computer and I want to type a proposal. What do I need?
ABBOTT: Word.
COSTELLO: What word?
ABBOTT: Word in Office.
COSTELLO: The only word in office is office.
ABBOTT: The Word in Office for Windows.
COSTELLO: Which word in office for windows?
ABBOTT: The Word you get when you click the blue "W".
COSTELLO: I'm going to click your blue "w" if you don't start with some straight answers, OK, forget that. Can I watch movies on the Internet?
ABBOTT: Yes, you want Real One.
COSTELLO: Maybe a real one, maybe a cartoon. What I watch is none of your business. Just tell me what I need!
ABBOTT: Real One.
COSTELLO: If it's a long movie, I also want to watch reels 2, 3 and 4. Can I watch them?
ABBOTT: Of course.
COSTELLO: Great! With what?
ABBOTT: Real One.
COSTELLO: OK, I'm at my computer and I want to watch a movie. What do I do?
ABBOTT: You click the blue "1".
COSTELLO: I click the blue one what?
ABBOTT: The blue "1".
COSTELLO: Is that different from the blue "w"?
ABBOTT: The blue "1" is Real One and the blue "W" is Word.
COSTELLO: What word?
ABBOTT: The Word in Office for Windows.
COSTELLO: But there are three words in "office for windows"!
ABBOTT: No, just one. But it's the most popular Word in the world.
COSTELLO: It is?
ABBOTT: Yes, but to be fair, there aren't many other Words left. It pretty much wiped out all the other Words out there.
COSTELLO: And that word is real one?
ABBOTT: Real One has nothing to do with Word. Real One isn't even part of Office.
COSTELLO: STOP! Don't start that again. What about financial bookkeeping? You have anything I can track my money with?
ABBOTT: Money.
COSTELLO: That's right. What do you have?
ABBOTT: Money.
COSTELLO: I need money to track my money?
ABBOTT: It comes bundled with your computer.
COSTELLO: What's bundled with my computer?
ABBOTT: Money.
COSTELLO: Money comes with my computer?
ABBOTT: Yes. No extra charge.
COSTELLO: I get a bundle of money with my computer? How much?
ABBOTT: One copy.
COSTELLO: Isn't it illegal to copy money?
ABBOTT: Microsoft gave us a license to copy Money.
COSTELLO: They can give you a license to copy money?
ABBOTT: Why not? THEY OWN IT!


(A few days later)
ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. May I help you?
COSTELLO: How do I turn my computer off?
ABBOTT: Click on "START"...


*Thanks, Daryn

Gate Safety


Most of us have to drive through access gates at some point of our driving careers.

We have had numerous incidents with gates swinging in the wind and hitting vehicles.
This guy caught a gate that was probably hidden by the tree line as he rounded the corner.

Share the following pictures as you see fit with your work groups.

Look at all four pictures to see how lucky this guy really was.

Gate Crasher
Gate Crasher
Gate Crasher
Gate Crasher


I bet the first thing the driver checked was to see if Mr. Wiggles and his two neighbours were still there.

*Thanks, Dad

HOW IS NORMA?


A sweet grandmother telephoned St. Joseph's Hospital. She timidly asked, "Is it possible to speak to someone who can tell me how a patient is doing?"

The operator said, "I'll be glad to help, dear. What's the name and room number of the patient?"

The grandmother in her weak, tremulous voice said, "Norma Findlay, Room 302."

The operator replied, "Let me put you on hold while I check with the nurse's station for that room."

After a few minutes, the operator returned to the phone and said, "I have good news. Her nurse just told me that Norma is doing well. Her blood pressure is fine; her blood work just came back normal and her physician, Dr. Cohen, has scheduled her to be discharged tomorrow."

The grandmother said, "Thank you. That's wonderful. I was so worried. God bless you for the good news."

The operator replied, "You're more than welcome. Is Norma your daughter?"

The grandmother said, "No, I'm Norma Findlay in Room 302. No one tells me shit around here."

True Story


*Thanks, Daryn

Will the real Shaun White please stand up!


by CTVBC.ca

Double gold-medal winning snowboarder Shaun White is truly one of a kind. Nobody can pull off the Olympic U.S. athlete's signature move – the Double McTwist 1260.

Shaun White and Liz Schaffer

Everyone comes off as a pale imitation – maybe except for 41-year-old Vancouver resident Liz Schaeffer.

Schaeffer bears an uncanny resemblance to the 23-year-old California snowboarder – the long face, the eyes, and the curly red locks.

Wherever she walks, people do a double take, especially the Americans.

Schaeffer – who admits she didn't even know who Shaun White was until a few weeks ago – told CTV News she wasn't all that comfortable with the comparisons at first, but now she embraces it, even donning the same duds and posing happily for souvenir photos on the streets.

She said she's even gotten free drinks.

And, "I managed to get up on the screens at one of the women's hockey games," she said.

Since winning his second gold medal, White has become a household name and is assuredly on the road to multi-million dollar endorsement deals.

Liz Schaffer and Shaun White

Schaeffer lives a more humble life as a massage therapist.

She does snowboard, but don't expect her to be standing on a podium anytime soon.

"I'm from the Prairies, so my skills are limited, you know?" she said with a hint of a chuckle.

It's not known whether the real Shaun White even knows he has a doppelganger. He's left B.C. to hit the late-night show circuit --leaving behind a 41-year-old woman feeling half her age, and almost famous.

With a report from CTV's Rob Brown


*CTVBC.ca

Thursday, February 25, 2010

A Celebrity Death


GROWING PAINS' BONER STABONE, ANDREW KOENIG FOUND DEAD

ANDREW KOENIGVANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) – Vancouver police say "Growing Pains" actor Andrew Koenig has been found dead.

At a press conference in the downtown park where his body was found, police said foul play was not suspected, but would not release a cause of death because the coroner is still investigating.

The actor's father, Walter Koenig, said his son "took his own life." Walter Koenig played Pavel Chekov on the original "Star Trek" TV series.

Friends found the body at around noon Thursday in a heavily wooded area about 100 feet (30 meters) from a popular foot path.

Koenig, 41, was visiting friends in Vancouver when he went missing more than a week ago.

The Venice, California, native had a recurring role on the 1980s sitcom as Boner, a pal of star Kirk Cameron's character, Mike.

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Corner Gas gas station on google street view


Corner Gas on Google Street View
Click on the picture to go to Dog River!

Trust Is More Important Than Truth


A study titled “Parenting by Lying” reveals that most parents lie to their children, even though they tell their kids lying is wrong. The parents surveyed said they didn’t feel guilty because their lies were intended to accomplish legitimate parental goals such as getting a child to stop crying or protecting a child from feeling bad or sad.

Reviewing the wide range of casual or careless lies told by parents to change behavior or manipulate emotions supports the observation that “the road to Hell is often paved with good intentions.”

Although honesty is an important virtue, I’m not a truth-telling fanatic. Truth can sometimes be sacrificed for another ethical value, and it’s sometimes okay to praise a present you dislike or choose kindness over candor.

My bedrock premise is that trust is more important than truth.

Playing with the truth is like playing with fire. It’s sometimes justified, but it’s unfailingly precarious. Lies are almost always bad because they almost always destroy trust.

Thus, before you decide that your noble intentions justify a lie, ask yourself: “If the person I lie to finds out the truth, will he or she thank me for caring or feel betrayed?” In other words, is the lie likely to damage trust?

Here are some other guidelines:


* Be sure the benefit you’re trying to gain by lying is important enough to risk a loss of trust.

* Don’t lie if you can accomplish your noble goal without lying (necessity isn’t a fact, it’s an interpretation).

* Be careful that the lie doesn’t cause serious unintended consequence (e.g., telling a child a monster will take him or her away could generate serious long-term anxiety).

This is Michael Josephson reminding you that character counts.


*CharacterCounts.org

Just like this picture!


baby in hands

Insulted skater Weir offers Quebec broadcasters penance over poutine


By: Tamsyn Burgmann, THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER, B.C. - U.S. men's figure skater Johnny Weir thinks he should sit down over some poutine with two Quebec broadcasters who made a series of "offensive" on-air remarks about him.

The extroverted skater says he was "frankly, pissed" upon learning that the two French-language commentators questioned his gender and made other jibes during his Olympic skating performances last week.

Sharing a meal would be all that's needed to clear the air between Weir and the sportscasters for channel RDS, Weir suggested Wednesday.

"I think we'd all be, like, lovely people together, I think they'd see who I really am," said the 23-year-old, speaking out publicly for the first time about the negative comments since finishing the competition in sixth place last week.

Johnny Weir

Weir's extravagant costumes drew attention to his performances. During one competition, he donned a self-designed black bodice trimmed with pink ribbons; during another he waited for his score capped with a crown of fresh red roses.

He joked with reporters Wednesday by saying he grew his beard "out a little bit, just to show that I am a man at the end of the day."

But while the two-time Olympian is not seeking a public apology - as demanded by one Quebec gay rights group - he says he does want to turn the "ugly" experience into something beautiful.

"I can't say anything mean, I'm totally for freedom of speech and voicing your opinion, so I can't, like, have them fired because they voiced their opinion," he said.

"I've heard worse in bathrooms, and what not, about me. So it's not a big issue for me that they said it, it's just that I didn't want other kids to have that same issue."

The Quebec council of gays and lesbians filed a complaint Monday with the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council over the comments by sportscasters Claude Mailhot and Alain Goldberg, calling them homophobic.

During their broadcast of Weir's performance, the pair said his feminine style "sets a bad example" for other male figure skaters.

They mentioned South African runner Caster Semenya, who was forced to undergo gender testing after winning at world track and field championships in Germany in 2009, and suggested Weir, too, should undergo gender testing.

The pair later offered an on-air apology and RDS issued a statement about discriminatory remarks having no place in society or media. The council has called the mea culpas insufficient.

Weir said his ideal resolution to the ordeal is for the commentators to "think before they speak" next time, so that they don't impact future generations of skaters negatively.

"I don't want 50 years from now, more young boys and girls to have to go through this sort of thing and have their whole life be questioned for no reason other than to make a joke and to make people watch their television program," he said.

But Weir said he only wants the pair to apologize to people they feel they have wronged.

He asked that both the sportscasters and the general public not judge him based on his on-ice character, comparing his performing persona to diva singer Beyonce.

"Aside from my circle of very close friends, nobody knows me," he said.

"Johnny Weir also has an alter ego when he's performing, and he's completely different from how I am in real life, how I am in person."

Sporting a fuzzy faux-fur wrap, the skater gave a bubbly "Yay!" as he took his seat before chatting candidly for about 30 minutes with reporters about everything from his idol, Lady Gaga, to his love for vacuuming, to a prediction that the Pride House pavilion would be the most fun place to hang out during the Games.

As for the gay rights group taking a stand on his behalf, Weir said he appreciates the love its members are showing him. But he did not, and never has, made any public declaration about his sexual orientation one way or the other.

"The reason that I am not explicit about who or what I sleep with is because I don't think it should matter," he said.

"I think you should be out about being yourself ... and really own who you are."

Although competition is over for the U.S. skater, Weir said he remains in Vancouver to lend support to his coach, who has other skaters on her roster, and to practise for the upcoming World Championships.


*The Winnipeg Free Press

Talking to your gay son about sex


I started exploring my sexuality around age 17. I understood my physical attractions for men, but not the emotional bonds or the complexities of sexual relationships. There were no conversations about sex in my home, so I was left to my own devices and explored without guidance.

I understood the basics of safety, such as condom use; but knew little about anything else. I would search for information where I could find it. My home, however, was not an option because, to me, the silence surrounding sex meant it was somehow forbidden or inappropriate. I was confused enough. I didn't need to be reprimanded for exploring my curiosities.

--more--


*Ramon's Gay Life Blog

Pigeon Impossible ...


AWESOME STORY AND ANIMATION… LISTEN TO THE CHART (MUSIC) AT THE END… VERY WELL DONE…

This must have cost lots of money to develop.....


*Thanks, Dwight

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Bananas!!

Huge dancing banana
After reading this, you'll never look at a banana in the same way again.

Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.

Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes.

But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

Depression: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

PMS: Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

Anemia: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

Blood Pressure: This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

Brain Power: 200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school (England) were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

Constipation: High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

Hangovers: One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

Ulcers: The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

Temperature control: Many other cultures see bananas as a 'cooling' fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers.. In Thailand , for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.

Smoking & Tobacco Use: Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.

Strokes: According to research in The New England Journal of Medicine, eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!

Warts: Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!

So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, 'A banana a day keeps the doctor away!'

PASS IT ON TO YOUR FRIENDS
PS: Bananas must be the reason monkeys are so happy all the time! I will add one here; want a quick shine on our shoes?? Take the INSIDE of the banana skin, and rub directly on the shoe...polish with dry cloth.

Amazing fruit !!!

*Thanks, Gary

Photos Like No Other


Click here to view Arial Photos of Vancouver
Click above to view them. Awesome!

*Thanks, Erwin, (a.k.a. 'OZ''s proofreader! ;-)

World Air Traffic Control (in 24 hrs)


This is a 24 hour observation of the movement of all the large commercial aircraft flights in the world, condensed down to just 1 minute, 12 seconds of playing time. There is no sound on this video.

From space it looks like a bee hive of activity. With this 24-hour observation of aircraft travel on the earth's surface we get to see the daylight pattern change across the planet as the "day" progresses (and by noting where the 'sun is shining' in the northern hemisphere, across the top of the 'movie', you can estimate the time of day). The video starts at about 9PM Eastern Daylight time on the east coast of the USA and stops 24 hours later.

Each yellow dot is a plane in the air. Watch the concentration of the dots change as daylight comes and goes. You can tell where the world's wealth is located (and not located) by the concentration of planes over North America, Europe, and the eastern edge of Asia. Enjoy this unique view from outer space.



*Thanks, Erwin

Kewl LED Keyboard!

This is the one The Wizard of 'OZ' has!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Aerobics For Your Brain

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Note this is different from Biarn Tiswts

Chuck Out The Cliches - Gays are not all what you think!


Don't believe a word of what they write about us in the press - it's not all true you know! Even the recent trend towards positive stereotyping has got many a queen's designer briefs in a twist. I mean, there are actually gay men out there who love their chintz, their men dressed in tweeds and a full-fat plate of chips. What's more, these same people even have the nerve to grow old disgracefully without a moisturizer or plucked eye brow in sight! Bring on the crow's feet I say.

Click here to read about them. Warning. May be offensive to some readers.

320 Pound Woman


The question is, What does a 320 pound woman look like?

Now, before you look at her pictures, get a mental image of what you think a woman who weighs 320 looks like....

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Not what you were expecting, was it??!!

The tallest and biggest woman in the world lives in Holland. She is 7'4" and weighs 320.

Uganda lawmaker would kill gay son


By Ruth Schneider, 365gay.com

A member of Uganda’s parliament – which is currently debating an anti-gay bill that would punish homosexuality with death – said Friday at a human rights forum he would kill his own son if he found out his son were gay.

The forum’s keynote speaker, Makau Mutua, immediately denounced MP Otto Odonga for his comment.

“I am baffled by the kind of hatred you spew against gay people, including your desire to be a hangman,” Mutua tod the forum, Xtra, a gay news source in Canada, reported. “Would you apply to be a hangman if the person to be hanged were your son?”

When Odonga nodded her would, Mutua added “There is something deeply wrong with you.”

Another member of parliament also spoke out against the vices of homosexuality and bisexuality.

“Who are bisexuals? What do they do? Has it just been imported into Africa?” said Christopher Kibanzanga.

Mutua again struck back.

“It’s important that we all try to expose ourselves to knowledge, to keep on growing,” he said. “People who express extremist views are, in my view, always the ones who have read the least.”


Monday, February 22, 2010

Chief Clarence Louie, Osoyoos BC


The following are the words of Chief Clarence Louie of Osoyoos BC, and do not reflect the views of The Wizard of "OZ' or 'OZ - The 'Other' Side of the Rainbow

Chief Clarence Louie, Osoyoos BC

Speaking to a large aboriginal conference and some of the attendees, including a few who hold high office, have straggled in.

'I can't stand people who are late, he says into the microphone. Indian Time doesn't cut it.'

Some giggle, but no one is quite sure how far he is going to go. Just sit back and listen:

'My first rule for success is Show up on time.'
'My No. 2 rule for success is follow Rule No. 1.'
'If your life sucks, it's because you suck.'
'Quit your sniffling.'
'Join the real world. Go to school, or get a job.'
'Get off of welfare. Get off your butt.'


He pauses, seeming to gauge whether he dare, then does.
'People often say to me, How you doin'? Geez I'm working with Indians what do you think?'
Now they are openly laughing ... applauding. Clarence Louie is everything that was advertised and more.

'Our ancestors worked for a living, he says. So should you.'

He is, fortunately, aboriginal himself. If someone else stood up and said these things - the white columnist standing there with his mouth open, for example - you'd be seen as a racist. Instead, Chief Clarence Louie is seen, increasingly, as one of the most interesting and innovative native leaders in the country even though he avoids national politics.

He has come here to Fort McMurray because the aboriginal community needs, desperately, to start talking about economic development and what all this multibillion-dollar oil madness might mean,for good and for bad.

Clarence Louie is chief and CEO of the Osoyoos Band in British Columbia's South Okanagan. He is 44 years old, though he looks like he would have been an infant when he began his remarkable 20-year-run as chief. He took a band that had been declared bankrupt and taken over by Indian Affairs and he has turned in into an inspiration.

In 2000, the band set a goal of becoming self-sufficient in five years. They're there.

The Osoyoos, 432 strong, own, among other things, a vineyard, a winery, a golf course and a tourist resort, and they are partners in the Baldy Mountain ski development. They have more businesses per capita than any other first nation in Canada .

There are not only enough jobs for everyone, there are so many jobs being created that there are now members of 13 other tribal communities working for the Osoyoos. The little band contributes $40-million a year to the area economy.


Chief Louie is tough. He is as proud of the fact that his band fires its own people as well as hires them. He has his mottos posted throughout the Rez. He believes there is no such thing as consensus, that there will always be those who disagree. And, he says, he is milquetoast compared to his own mother when it comes to how today's lazy aboriginal youth, almost exclusively male, should be dealt with.

Rent a plane, she told him, and fly them all to Iraq. Dump 'em off and all the ones who make it back are keepers. Right on, Mom.
The message he has brought here to the Chipewyan, Dene and Cree who live around the oil sands is equally direct:

'Get involved, create jobs and meaningful jobs, not just window dressing for the oil companies.'

'The biggest employer', he says, 'shouldn't be the band office.'

He also says the time has come to get over it. 'No more whining about 100-year-old failed experiments. No foolishly looking to the Queen to protect rights.'

Louie says aboriginals here and along the Mackenzie Valley should not look at any sharing in development as rocking-chair money but as investment opportunity to create sustainable businesses. He wants them to move beyond entry-level jobs to real jobs they earn all the way to the boardrooms. He wants to see business manners develop: showing up on time, working extra hours. The business lunch, he says, should be drive through, and then right back at it.

'You're going to lose your language and culture faster in poverty than you will in economic development', he says to those who say he is ignoring tradition.

Tough talk, at times shocking talk given the audience, but on this day in this community, they took it and, judging by the response, they loved it.

'Eighty per cent like what I have to say, Louie says, twenty per cent don't. I always say to the 20 per cent, 'Get over it.' 'Chances are you're never going to see me again and I'm never going to see you again.' 'Get some counseling.'

The first step, he says, is all about leadership. He prides himself on being a stay-home chief who looks after the potholes in his own backyard and wastes no time running around fighting 100-year-old battles.

'The biggest challenge will be how you treat your own people.'

'Blaming government? That time is over.'

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MAD TV The Wizard of OZ - Alternate Ending

I always thought so...


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Humour at Work


Intersection of Cumming and Seaman

Giggles, Gaffaws and Groaners...


A man walks pass a beggar on the corner of the street where he works. The beggar holds out his one hand and the man drops a coin into his hand. One day the man walks pass the beggar again and notices the beggar is holding hold out both his hands. He asks: “Why are you holding out both of your hands?” The beggar replied, "You see sir, business is going so well I decided to open another branch".



Vicky was at a business conference. During a break, she decided to call home collect. Her six-year-old son picked up the phone and heard a stranger’s voice say, “We have Vicky on the line. Will you accept the charges?” Frantic, the six-year-old dropped the receiver and came charging outside screaming, “Dad! They have Mom! And they want money!”

HYUK!

The Antartian reported for her university final examination which consisted of "yes/no" type questions. She took her seat in the examination hall and stared at the question paper for five minutes.

In a fit of inspiration, she took her purse out, removed a coin and started tossing the coin and marking the answer sheet - Yes for Heads and No for Tails. Within half an hour she was all done, whereas the rest of the class was still sweating it out.

During the last few minutes, she was seen desperately throwing the coin, muttering and sweating. The moderator, alarmed, approached her and asked what was going on. Her reply was, "I finished the exam in half and hour, but I'm rechecking my answers."



The physician writing out a prescription for his hypertensive cardiac patient: “Diazepam 5mg (tranquilizer) TDS".

The patient’s wife asks, "Doctor, when are these medicines to be given?"

Doctor: "These are to be taken by you. He needs rest"

HYUK!

A guy walking down a street one afternoon passes an old man sitting on the side of the road with a large sack.

The younger guy says to the old man, "Watcha got in the sack?"

The old man responds, "I got some monkeys in that there sack."

The younger man asks, "If I guess how many monkeys you got in the sack, can I keep one?"

The old man replies, "Son, if you guess how many monkeys I got in this sack, I'll give you both of 'em!"


Woo! HOO!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

La Presse en Rose


La Presse en Rose Anti-gay sentiment growing in Kenya

By Ruth Schneider, 365gay.com

The wave of anti-gay sentiment in Kenya continues to grow. The mob violence on Feb. 12 over the alleged wedding of two gay men has lead to house-to-house searches for gays, attacks on gays in the street and the sacking of an AIDS clinic.

Denis Nzioka, a gay activist in Kenya told Gay City News, “Ever since the outburst of violence in Mtwapa, gay people have had to fear for their lives. Vigilante groups are hunting down gay men, going door to door, and anyone who is overly flamboyant is attacked in the street.”

In late January, rumors of a gay wedding began circulating in Mtwapa. Radio stations reported the unconfirmed story. In early February, religious leaders told their congregations to expose the gays in Mtwapa.

“We shall stand firm to flush out gays who throng this town every weekend from all corners of this country,” the Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya and the National Council of Churches of Kenya said in a joint statement last week, The Daily nation reported.

New York-based Human Rights Watch sent a letter to Kenyan officials telling the government to protect the nations LGBT citizens.

“The government is sitting silent while mobs try to kill human rights defenders and assault people they suspect are gay,” said Dipika Nath, researcher in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender rights program at Human Rights Watch. “Inaction is complicity, and silence can be lethal.”

Technically, it is not illegal to be gay in Kenya. Kenyan law dictates that certain types of sex are “crimes against natural law.”

“They criminalize anal sex,” for gays and straights, Nath said. “However, in practice these laws are intended to target gays.”

Nath said many gays are in hiding and living in fear for their safety.

“A few people can’t go back to their homes. They are going to have to be in hiding for a little bit longer,” she said.



La Presse en Rose

Ugandan anti-gay pastor airs gay porn in church

By The Associated Press

(Kampala, Uganda) A Ugandan pastor is showing gay pornography at church to try to garner support for a proposed law that would impose the death penalty for some gays.

Martin Ssempa showed the videos to some 100 adults during a church service Wednesday in Uganda’s capital.

He says he plans to show the films regularly to educate churchgoers on gay sex and also plans to show the videos to parliamentarians. He says some churchgoers cried after watching the videos, which he said he downloaded from the Internet.

Ugandan gay rights activist Julian Peppe condemned Ssempa’s decision to show pornography in church, saying he should be arrested and needs mental rehabilitation.

The proposed bill has sparked protests in London, New York and Washington.



La Presse en Rose


Johnny Weir Criticized For Not Being Out

By Ramon Johnson, About.com Guide to Gay Life

Everybody (still) wants Johnny Weir to be gay! The 3-time U.S. National Figure Skating Champion has become the evil step kid of the figure skating world. Some claim it's his vocal nature and eccentric style that critics just can't ignore, but most hone in on his flamboyant speech and mannerisms. During a recent episode of Nancy Kerrigan's World of Skating "Countdown to Nationals," Mark Lund, founder of International Figure Skating magazine, was supposed to be analyzing the competition for the upcoming 2007 U.S. Figure Skating Championship, but instead spent the entire segment bashing Johnny Weir at every turn. Ironically, none of his comments focused on Weir's skating. He said,

"I cannot wrap my head around how overly out [Weir] is without saying he's out... I just don't think he's representative of the community I want to be a part of... And who designs his outfits?"

Whether Weir is in fact gay or not is entirely his business. And at the very least, his skill should be the highlight of his successful skating career, not how out he is.

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La Presse en Rose

Johnny Weir struts again

By Will Pulos, 365gay.com

The Olympic Majesty is well under way over in Vancouver, and when Meredith Viera isn’t calling Christina Yamaguchi a ”Hoochie,” there are apparently some athletic competitions going on. In the high pressure world of ice skating, Johnny Weir placed 6th yesterday in the men’s short program. His rival, Evan Lysacek came in 2nd. Johnny Weir can be seen strutting his fabulous strut in the Sundance documentary series, “Be Good Johnny Weir.”

Johnny Weir

La Presse en Rose

Alexander McQueen hanged himself in London home

By The Associated Press

(London) Alexander McQueen hanged himself in his apartment on the eve of his mother’s funeral after leaving behind a note, a coroner’s inquest said Wednesday in the first confirmation of details of the fashion designer’s death.

The inquest – which has yet to formally rule McQueen’s death a suicide – opened as London Fashion Week prepared to mark the passing of one of British fashion’s brightest stars.

Alexander McQueen

Coroner’s official Lynda Martindill told the inquest at Westminster Coroners Court that 40-year-old McQueen died from asphyxiation and hanging.

Days before his body was found on Thursday, McQueen had left several messages on the social networking site Twitter revealing his grief at the death of his mother days earlier.

The designer’s body was found in the armoire at his London apartment and was formally identified by his sister, Janet.

Police detective inspector Paul Armstrong told the inquest there were no suspicious circumstances.

After a five-minute hearing, coroner Paul Knapman adjourned the inquest until April 28. McQueen’s family, who are now free to hold the designer’s funeral, issued a statement through their lawyers appealing to the media to respect their privacy.

In Britain, inquests are held whenever someone dies violently or in unexplained circumstances.

McQueen’s death has cast a shadow over London Fashion Week, which opens on Friday. A spokeswoman said the event would feature a tribute to the designer, whose attention-grabbing designs helped re-energize British fashion after a fallow period following the punk explosion in the 1970s.

“There will be something simple and tasteful,” she said. “The time for memorials will be later in the year.”

She spoke on condition of anonymity because organizers are waiting for McQueen’s family to approve the tribute.

Known for his dramatic statement pieces and impeccable tailoring, McQueen dressed celebrities from Cameron Diaz to Lady Gaga and influenced a generation of designers.

The son of a cab driver, McQueen grew up on a public housing estate in London’s East End, left school at 16 and entered the fashion world the old-fashioned way, as a teenage apprentice to a Saville Row tailor. He later studied at Central St. Martin’s art college in London and was discovered by fashion guru Isabella Blow, who bought his entire graduation collection. She became a friend and mentor; her suicide three years ago shook the designer, who wept openly at her funeral.

McQueen was a private man who avoided the limelight, but his Twitter postings show emotional turmoil after his mother’s death on Feb. 2. McQueen had posted messages four days before his death about his “awful week,” and said he had to “somehow pull myself together and finish.”

His mother’s funeral was held the day after McQueen died.

Friends also said he might have felt under pressure to outdo himself at the unveiling of his spring collection in Paris next month.

“I don’t think success was easy for him,” friend Plum Sykes wrote in the Sunday Telegraph this week. “He told me he was driven by his insecurities, and he believed that all successful people were.”

McQueen became chief designer at the Givenchy house in 1996, but was best known for his own label, in which Gucci bought a majority stake in 2001. McQueen retained creative control, and became famous for his dramatic and often uncategorizable creations: sculptural cocktail dresses in psychedelic patterns; headwear made of trash; 10-inch (25 centimeter) heels shaped like lobster claws.

His shows were highly theatrical events, incorporating film and historical references and innovative technology – including, at one memorable 2006 show, an appearance by Kate Moss in hologram form.

His outrageous pieces never sold in great numbers, but he became one of fashion’s best-known brands. He designed the outfit Janet Jackson was wearing when she had her breast-baring “wardrobe malfunction” at the 2004 Super Bowl.

Outrageous chanteuse Lady Gaga – dressed in a lacy white ensemble and towering Marie Antoinette-esque wig – paid tribute to McQueen at the Brit music awards on Tuesday. “Thank you to Lee McQueen,” she said after winning one of three prizes, using the designer’s given name.

Onstage she performed a somber tribute song beside a mannequin wearing those signature lobster-claw shoes.


La Press en Rose ©, 2009, The Wizard of 'OZ'

Mouse vs Mouse Trap...


*Thanks, Bright Eyes

Your Virtual Turnpike


With this site you can look up any address and zoom in on it plus advance it along the street you have chosen. When you get familiar with the option buttons to maneuver around the address chosen you will be amazed just like I was. I viewed the house I grew up in and saw the changes in it plus other houses we have lived in over the years. Enjoy...
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Words for Women to Live By


1. Aspire to be Barbie - the bitch has everything.

2. If the shoe fits - buy them in every color.

3. Take life with a pinch of salt.. A wedge of lime, and a shot of tequila.

4. In need of a support group? - Cocktail hour with the girls!

5. Go on the 30 day diet. (I'm on it and so far I've lost 15 days).

6. When life gets you down - just put on your big girl panties and deal with it.

7. Let your greatest fear be that there is no PMS and this is just your personality.

8. I know I'm in my own little world, but it's ok. They know me here.

9 Lead me not into temptation, I can find it myself.

10. Don't get your knickers in a knot; it solves nothing and makes you walk funny..

11. When life gives you lemons - buy some Coronas.

12. Forget about the perfect man - he's living in San Fran with his boyfriend.

13. Keep your chin up, only the first 40 years of parenthood are the hardest.

14. If it has tires or testicles it's gonna give you trouble.

15. By the time a women realizes her mother was right, she has a daughter who thinks she's wrong.


*Thanks, Bright Eyes

Saturday, February 20, 2010

All About Farts

A fart can be quiet,
A fart can be loud,
Some leave a powerful,
Poisonous cloud

A fart can be short,
Or a fart can be long,
Some farts have been known
To sound like a song......

A fart can create
A most curious medley,
A fart can be harmless,
Or silent , but deadly.

A fart might not smell,
While others are vile,
A fart may pass quickly,
Or linger a while......

A fart can occur
In a number of places,
And leave everyone there,
With strange looks on their faces.

From wide-open prairie,
To small elevators,
A fart will find all of
Us sooner or later.

But not all farts are bad,
This is simply not true-
We must not forget.......
some old farts like you!
HYUK!

Some days....before my morning java... I resemble this...


Menacing Mickey

SASKATCHEWAN FUNNIES ......

These are whacky Saskatchewan jokes fer ya !

The owner of a golf course in Saskatchewan was confused about paying an invoice, so he decided to ask his secretary for some mathematical help. He called her into his office and said, "You graduated from The University of Saskatchewan and I need some help. If I were to give you $20,000, minus 14%, how much would you take off?"

The secretary thought a moment, then replied, "Everything but my earrings."

{You gotta love those Saskatchewan women.}


A group of Saskatchewan friends went deer hunting and paired off in twos for the day. That night, one of the hunters returned alone, staggering under the weight of an eight-point buck.

"Where's Henry?" the others asked. "Henry had a stroke of some kind. He's a couple of miles back up the trail," the successful hunter replied.

"You left Henry laying out there and carried the deer back?" they inquired.
"A tough call," nodded the hunter. "But I figured no one is going to steal Henry!"


A senior in Saskatchewan was overheard saying .. "when the end of the world comes, I hope to be in Saskatchewan." When asked why, he replied he'd rather be in Saskatchewan because everything happens in Saskatchewan 20 years later than in the rest of the civilized world.


The young man from Saskatchewan came running into the store and said to his buddy, "Bubba, somebody just stole your pickup truck from the parking lot!" Bubba replied, "Did you see who it was?

"The young man answered, "I couldn't tell, but I got the license number."


NEWS FLASH! - Saskatchewan's worst air disaster occurred when a small two-seater Cessna 150 plane, piloted by two University of Saskatchewan students, crashed into a cemetery earlier today. Search and Rescue workers have recovered 300 bodies so far and expect the number to climb as digging continues into the evening.

The pilot and copilot survived and are helping in the recovery efforts.


The Saskatchewan RCMP pulled over a pickup on Highway 16. The RCMP officer asked, "Got any ID?" The driver replied, "Bout whut?


A man in Saskatchewan had a flat tire, pulled off on the side of the road, and proceeded to put a bouquet of flowers in front of the car and one behind it. Then he got back in the car to wait.

A passerby studied the scene as he drove by and was so curious he turned around and went back. He asked the fellow what the problem was.

The man replied, "I have a flat tire." The passerby asked, "But what's with the flowers?"

The man responded, "When you break down they tell you to put flares in the front and flares in the back! I never did understand it either."

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Roger Moore - 007 with an Eyebrow!

Roger Moore's Eyebrows

KEWL! Click above. Why this exists? Only the author knows for sure...

The 411 - The Mood Ring


Mood RingA mood ring is a novelty ring which changes color in response to body temperature, using a thermochromic liquid crystal. The mood ring is a form of biofeedback and supposedly indicates the temperament of the wearer, indicated by the ring's color. Mood rings were a fad whose popularity peaked in the United States in the 1970s, and they are now seen as an icon of 1970s culture.

There are many different types of mood rings, and it generally depends on the manufacturer which mood the colors represent. The ring has however, also appeared as other forms of jewelery including in necklaces, earrings, and toerings. In present day, the finger rings and the earrings are the most popular.

The Mood Ring was invented in the late 1960s by Marvin Wernick, when he accompanied a doctor to an emergency nearby. The doctor pulled out a strip of thermotropic material to gauge the child's temperature by applying the strip directly to his forehead and jewelery designer Wernick knew he had the makings of a winning item.

Wernick encapsulated ovals of the material within clear glass cameos and glass domes set in brushed gold and silver ring settings. His signature "hang-tag" explained the ring's amazing properties. (Pictures are not original Mood Rings, but independent manufacturers using the concept.)

While some attribute the invention of the mood ring to Joshua Reynolds, Reynolds won't take credit for it, as he's aware that he was one of the many to jump on the Mood Ring craze, copying a winning (and unfortunately for Wernick, unpatented) item.

Joshua Reynolds reportedly invented the Thighmaster, and was the heir to the Richard Joshua Reynolds tobacco fortune. Reynolds envisioned the mood rings as "portable biofeedback aids", and managed to sell $1 million worth of them in a three month period in 1975. Even so, Reynold's company went bankrupt, victim of a flooded market of imitations.

The "stone" in a mood ring is, essentially, thermotropic crystals covered or surrounded by glass. These crystals are very sensitive, and when the temperature changes, their components change, or "twist". Light that hits upon the crystals will have different wavelengths absorbed and reflected. The heat from the wearer's finger is conducted to the inside of the ring, and "twists" the crystals inside. The crystals then reflect different wavelengths of light, thereby changing the color of the ring.

Due to fluctuations in the making of mood rings by various companies, interpretation of mood ring colors are not universal. However, a certain standard is fairly Toe Mood Ringprevalent, and is the only one commonly found in any form of documentation. This standard is based on the crystals being calibrated to have the color green reflected at 82 degrees Fahrenheit (27.7 degrees Celsius), which is the typical surface temperature of people. Variations of the actual "neutral temperature", caused by differing surface temperatures among different people, as well as effects from outside temperatures, cause mood ring measurements to differ, and make their readouts rather unreliable.

Black: Tense, nervous, harassed, overworked; may also indicate a damaged ring

Grey: Anxious, nervous, strained

Amber: Nervous, emotions mixed, unsettled

Green: Average reading. Active, not under great stress

Blue-green: Emotionally charged, somewhat relaxed

Blue: Relaxed, at ease, calm

Dark blue/Purple: happy, romantic, passion

When people undergo stress, their surface body temperature drops. This is represented in the mood ring's color phasing from the neutral green to amber, to grey, to black. Conversely, a passionate mood causes one's capillariesMood Ring to move closer to the surface, raising surface temperature. This is rendered in the mood ring by the color moving toward blue-green, blue, and then a darkened blue.

A mood ring plays a key part in the 1991 movie My Girl, and the actors that were in the movie now wear mood rings.

"Mood Ring" is a song by Paul Thorn from his 1999 album "Ain't Love Strange"

"Mood Rings" is a song by Relient K about emotional girls and their unpredictability.

Rhythm and blues singer Mýa named her third CD Moodring because she felt that each song represented a different color.

Skate-Gate, an episode of The Replacements, reveals that Dick Daring, Riley and Todd's father, wears a mood ring.

The episode of the TV series "Aladdin" titled "The Flawed Couple" features a villain that uses jewels known as "Mood Stones" which actually change the mood of the person wearing it.

*From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia