topic of the day--- me and my toothbrush...... there are sometimes tiny things in the news that are not there by accident-- the THEY--- whoever THEY are --- get teh general public used to hearing something...and later comes some wierd unexpected twist... this morning ... for the first time i heard " the lettuce crop in the US state of california is withering in the heat" and next "the murders will stand trial in the US state of Indiana" ----- what is with the "US state of" bit..is there some rumor around that america is actually going to fracture.. ?? they continued that US state of all thru that newscast.. very odd...
i remember the good old days when the big job around was to be an news editor who verified the spelling and accuracy of anything about to go in print.. then comes the internet-- and very inexpensive printers -easily purchased .. and the verification process is totally lost on "the printed word" but there is a lesson there... it is the cumulation of the tiny drops of ink that is the expensive thing ... on which these manufacturers of printers thrive...
there is a bit of a stretch to see a paralell between big tv corporations -- using tv news shows to put out information--... that information is the ink of the process... it is "used" in such tiny amounts that it sometimes seems inconsequential -- but someone has figured out that the sum of the drips moves mountains.
There was an expression "don't anger anyone who buys ink by the barrel" so now... don't anger anyone who has an avenue to distributing crapola without a editing filter.... and that is the internet/facebook....( example ...----SDP has bred audrey anyway !!)
i like to think i am aware that if the "rate of increase in jobs has gone DOWN" & if you are not listening carefully, the word DOWN sticks, however.... it means jobs are still on the increase...
i take pride in that concept-- and then i needed an new toothbrush... clear as a bell i decided i must have an electric toothbrush that goes round in circles.... far superior to the forth kind... i must have one like that-- and ebay provided one for me.. i was very happy... until i saw... and thought about the commercial that had put all that in my head.. word for word...without my even suspecting it had happened.
now that toothbrush serves to terrify me on a daily basis...... with all this crapola spiiling out around me-- what do i have lodged in my head that does not belong there?
even the age related ability to forget just about everything has not saved me from the "hidden persuaders" .. Madison Avenue has gone virally world wide...
If you need further parallel visions, google madison avenue and you will learn.....
1. "Madison Avenue techniques" refers, to the . methodology of advertising.- the "gimmicky, slick use of the communications media to play on emotions."
2 .Madison Avenue was not part of the original New York City street plan. and was carved between 4th and 5th avenue.
3. it is one way...
i had intended to do a DD about teh ny times article about controling mosquitos by using a fan instead of chemicals... which i have promoted since 1998 when i found that the deagle house and a fan with a net was 40000 times more efficient than the $500 mosquito mgnet .
w/r/t that mosquito mqgnet-- i tried to give it away 3 times.. and people kept giving it back to me... just last week , i put it out on the street... and no one would even take it.. so it has gone to the "transfer station" aka dump...
just one more example of what i was convinced i must buy...
does that mean my mind is teh dump of mis- information planted carefully by some evil empire?
not going there...
Another reason I love watching this cam is for all the information you learn on here..Last night our 8 year mastiff came into the room and he didn't look right He tried to vomit but nothing came up and he was all bloated I told my husband we have to get him to a emergency vet now. We
drove to Center City Phila and just what I thought he had bloat. Very scary watching your poor baby like that but they operated right away and hours later he is doing well. Elvis will be ready to come home this afternoon. He also had his stomach tacked so hopefully it won't happen again...If I
didn't watch this cam so much ( I don't think my husband will complain any longer) we would have had a much different outcome
Thank you Service Dog Project cheers Debbie
here is how to start going to law school...
T'S BEEN A BRUTAL WEEK OF MOCK CLASSES AT OUR NEW LAW SCHOOL, AND TO SAY THAT WE'RE EXCITED THAT IT'S FRIDAY IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT! THIS WEEK ASHER AND I - ALONG WITH ABOUT 40 OTHER INCOMING 1LS - HAD A CRASH COURSE IN SOME FAMILY LAW ISSUES TO HELP US LEARN SOME IMPORTANT STRATEGIES WE'LL NEED DURING LAW SCHOOL LIKE CASE BRIEFING, LEGAL WRITING, AND OUTLINING FOR EXAMS. ASHER WAS WELCOMED TO LAW SCHOOL BY THE DEAN HIMSELF, AND THAT WAS ONE OF THE FIRST TIMES I'D SEEN ASHER HAPPY TO MEET A MAN SINCE HE'S QUITE A BIT MORE COMFORTABLE AROUND WOMEN. DEAN YELNOSKY IS A DOG PERSON, AND ASHER MUST HAVE BEEN ABLE TO TELL. I THINK THEY'LL BE BUDDIES!
ASHER HAS BEEN A PERFECT GENTLEMAN ALL WEEK, AND HE'S HAD TO PUT UP WITH A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS AND UNFAMILIAR PLACES. LUNCHES THIS WEEK WERE EITHER AT NICE RESTAURANTS WITH ALUMNI OR CATERED BUFFETS, AND AT NO POINT DID ASHER HELP HIMSELF TO A SNACK WHEN HE EASILY COULD HAVE. CLASSES WERE LONG AND WE SAT IN THE CLASSROOM FOR A GOOD CHUNK OF OUR EIGHT-HOUR DAYS, AND ASHER WAS CONTENT TO LISTEN IN OR SNOOZE DURING OUR LECTURES. I HOPE HE PICKED UP ON A FEW ELEMENTS OF THE EQUAL PROTECTION CLAUSE THOUGH - I'M EXPECTING HIS HELP ON TOMORROW MORNING'S MOCK EXAM!
WHEN WE WEREN'T MEETING NEW PEOPLE OR SITTING IN CLASS, WE WERE MEETING SOME NEW FRIENDS AT BOWLING NIGHT OR TOURING THE RHODE ISLAND DISTRICT COURT. I'D BEEN IN THE COURTHOUSE A FEW TIMES FOR WORK, BUT THIS WAS ASHER'S FIRST TIME. IT'S ALWAYS FUNNY TO WALK UP TO THE FRONT OF A SECURITY LINE, WHETHER IN AN AIRPORT OR WHEN WALKING INTO COURT - MOST PEOPLE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO DO WITH HE AND I WHEN IT COMES TO METAL DETECTORS. ASHER'S BEEN VERY PATIENT WITH PAT-DOWNS AND WANDS TO HIS VEST, AND I GUESS NEXT TIME I HAVE TO GO TO COURT WE'LL BE EASILY RECOGNIZABLE! WE HAD A FUN TIME SEEING SOME OF THE COURT'S MORE PRIVATE AREAS AND GETTING A FULL HISTORY OF OUR STATE'S FEDERAL COURTHOUSE. ASHER SAYS FORGET THE WHOLE LAW SCHOOL THING - WE ALREADY LOOK THE PART AND ARE READY TO BE SWORN IN!
WE JUST HAVE A FEW MORE HOURS LEFT OF OUR PROGRAM FOR THE WEEK, WHICH ENDS WITH THE MOCK EXAM AND REVIEW TOMORROW MORNING. THIS WEEK HAS BEEN GRUELING FOR BOTH OF US, BUT WE'RE VERY EXCITED FOR OUR ROAD TRIP ON SUNDAY - WE'LL BE HEADED BACK TO SERVICE DOG PROJECT FOR THE DAY! I'M SO EXCITED FOR SOME TIME TO UNWIND AND TO SPEND THE DAY AT ONE OF OUR FAVORITE PLACES. WE'RE ESPECIALLY EXCITED BECAUSE THIS IS OUR FIRST IN-PERSON SHATTING SUNDAY - WE HAVE OUR BRICKS READY!! YOU MIGHT JUST SEE US ON CAMERA DURING THE SHATTING ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON, SO MAKE SURE TO TUNE IN!