Thursday, February 26, 2015

Posted without comment...

Posted without comment ... as my wife reads this blog.  My mom sent this to me.  You may infer what you wish about my family.  Trust me, it won't be anything we haven't already thought of...
A group of women were at a seminar on how to live in a loving relationship with their husband.

The women were asked, "How many of you love your husband?"

All the women raised their hands.

Then they were asked, "When was the last time you told your husband you loved him?"

Some women answered today, a few yesterday, and some couldn't remember.

The women were then told to take out their cell phones and text to their husband: "I love you, sweetheart."

The women were then instructed to exchange phones with another person, and to read aloud the text message they received, in response.

Below are 11 replies; some are hilarious.  If you have been married for quite a while ... a sign of true love ... who else would reply in such a succinct and honest way?
1. Who the hell is this?

2. Eh, mother of my children, are you sick or what?

3. Yeah, and I love you too. What's up with you?

4. What now? Did you crash the car again?

5. I don't understand what you mean?

6. What the heck did you do now?

7. Don't beat about the bush, just tell me how much you need?

8. Am I dreaming?

9. If you don't tell me who this message is actually for, someone will die.

10. I thought we agreed you wouldn't drink during the day.

11. Your mother is coming to stay with us, isn't she?

Wandering minds perform better?

Wandering minds perform better?  If that's true, then I'm in great shape – my mind wanders all over the damned place!

Only in the U.S...

Only in the U.S. ... are male babies routinely circumcised for non-religious reasons.  Why?  What are the pros and cons?  Jessica Wapner has a good piece on the subject.  There are a few more angles to this than I was aware of...

Curiosity is looking closely...

Curiosity is looking closely ... at those rippled rocks I pointed out recently.  It's using MAHLI, the MArs Hand Lens Imager.

Bright spots on Ceres...

Bright spots on Ceres...  The Dawn robotic explorer is approaching the asteroid Ceres, and as it draws closer the images it's returning get better and better.  One recent image (at right) shows two bright spots at the bottom of a basin (or crater).

NASA scientists don't know what the bright spots are.  Two speculative explanations: some kind of volcanic activity (possibly involving water), or some sort of shiny surface that reflects more sunlight.  The UFO crazies are of course all over this, with some claiming this is clearly an alien spaceship. 

Personally, I think it's most likely some litter left behind by some alien tourist who took one look at Earth and ran away screaming after seeing a political TV ad...

Bad customer service is not a new thing...

Bad customer service is not a new thing...  Some Babylonians were complaining about it (on a clay tablet, seen at right) nearly 4,000 years ago!  Here's the conclusion of the tablet's translation:
Take cognizance that (from now on) I will not accept here any copper from you that is not of fine quality. I shall (from now on) select and take the ingots individually in my own yard, and I shall exercise against you my right of rejection because you have treated me with contempt.
That's not much different from the conclusion of some complaint letters I've written :)