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Snap, Crackle, Pop!

Rice Krispies, a breakfast cereal sold world wide, say “Snap! Crackle! Pop!’ in the USA.  In other countries, they speak different onomatopoeic sounds.

In Germany, they go ‘Knisper! 39 more words

What If: Snake Oil Really Does Cure You?

You’ve probably all heard the term “snake oil” referring to ye olde tyme patent medicines like the one pictured above — some slick traveling salesman would peddle his miracle medicine from town to town, promising that it could cure absolutely everything.  85 more words

Neither Snow Nor Rain...

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” So says Herodotus, in reference to message couriers who traveled with great courage during the Persian Wars around 500 BCE. 244 more words

Priorities in Government Spending

There are many opinions as to how the U.S. national budget should be spent. I resonate with this powerful statement that Dwight D. Eisenhower made years ago: 68 more words


Hurkle Jackman For Prez!

Ladies and gentlemen! I’m so happy that you are reading this speech! We have a serious matter on our hands! And that is who will be the next president of the United States! 187 more words


A Sticking Point

Do you ever wonder whose job it is to put all those damned stickers on every single avocado in the store? I do, especially when I’m hand washing a bushel of avocados in order to make a metric ton of guacamole. 120 more words