Hey, you’ve given me a great idea for a new video game: virtual rope jumping. You get points for cadence and number of reps. Progress.
Strange, very strange.
Rock-ets of course.
Yep. I don’t remember it, so I can’t tell you why I thought it was a good idea. I suppose I thought they looked liked candy or something. My mother sprang into action and started removing pieces still in my mouth and flushing my mouth with copious amounts of water.
Later in life I worked for a man who actually ate light bulbs – really! I think it always followed a bout of imbibing a bit more than prudent. He would engage in a bet with some incredulous sucker, then break the bulb in pieces and slowly and very carefully start grinding it into granules with his teeth, which he would swallow. I once asked him how he did that without getting injured, to which he replied that if you chewed it to very fine pieces they wouldn’t do any harm. I still have to doubt his belief, but the only harm to him I ever saw was a large gash on his lip incurred while putting a piece in his mouth.
Now the thought just occurred to me that perhaps there is something a little bit strange about folks that end up spending their lives fiddling about with rockets! ;-)
I don’t think any person, political party, or interest group has a monopoly on propaganda. Methods of persuading crowds to a particular mindset are well known and the subject of numerous books (e.g. Gustav Le Bon’s “Mind of the Crowd”) and have long been understood and routinely practiced by political campaigns both for and against candidates as well as issues.
Understanding the truth of things will never be had by listening to the inherently self-serving propaganda from those with a vested interest. Objective study of the relevant facts is the only way an individual or society can hope to gain an accurate understanding and arrive at the best decisions.
But this requires the prerequisites of an educated population willing to take the time and effort to actually OBJECTIVELY STUDY the facts, and access to accurate information or data to study, and thus a free and objective press. Sadly, those prerequisites do not appear to be met in abundance.
And of course: “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” (Ro 8:28)
Rube Goldberg’s approach to golf to make it more challenging.
Well, somebody has to keep everything synchronized.
Well, I never ate the whole tree, but I was often reminded by my mother and older brother about the time I was caught eating the glass beads off of a string as the family was decorating the Christmas tree. My brother never let me forget that it was my fault that we had to have plastic instead of glass ornaments after that.
Seems I have a lot in common with dinos and puppies.