Theodore's World: A Little Time Out

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February 11, 2009

A Little Time Out

....Thank you Lynn for sending this to me.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

3rd Mar.Div. 1st Battalion 9th Marine Regiment
1/9 Marines aka The Walking Dead
VN 66-67


Money Saving Tips......

In these harsh times we all seem to be looking for ways to stretch our meagre salaries or savings out. I hope my following suggestions may give some ideas how to best manage in these dark days:

DON'T waste money on expensive iPods. Simply think of your favourite tune and hum it. If you want to "switch tracks", simply think of another song you like and hum that instead.

DON'T waste money on expensive paper shredders to avoid having your identity stolen. Simply place a few dog turds in the bin bags along with your old bank statements.

HOMEOWNERS: Prevent burglars stealing everything in the house by simply moving everything in the house into your bedroom when you go to bed. In the morning, simply move it all back again.

SAVE money on expensive personalised car number plates by simply changing your name to match your existing plate. - Mr. KVL 741Y,

DON'T waste money buying expensive binoculars; simply stand closer to the object you wish to view.

AN empty aluminium cigar tube filled with angry wasps makes an inexpensive vibrator.

SAVE electricity by turning off all the lights in your house and walking around wearing a miner's hat.

HOUSEWIVES, the best way to get two bottles of washing liquid for the price of one is by putting one in your shopping cart and the other in your coat pocket.

OLD telephone directories make ideal personal address books, simply cross out the names and address of people you don't know.

SAVE on booze by drinking cold tea instead of whiskey. The following morning you can create the effects of a hangover by drinking a thimble full of washing liquid and banging your head repeatedly on the wall.

SAVE a fortune on laundry bills. Give your dirty shirts to Goodwill, they will wash and iron them and you can buy them back for fifty cents.

OLD people, if you feel cold indoors this winter, simply pop outside for ten minutes without a coat, when you go back inside you will really feel the benefit.

MIX tea with coffee, and leave in the fridge to cool. Hey presto! Toffee.

MAKE your own inexpensive mints by leaving blobs of toothpaste to dry on a window sill.

SHOPPERS, when buying oranges, get more for your money by peeling them before taking them to the counter to be weighed.

WOMEN: Don't waste energy faking orgasms. Most men couldn't care less anyway and you could use the saved energy to vaccuum the house afterwards

......Thank you RAC for sending this to me.

RAC has a website that is awesome. 336th Assault Helicopter Company

13th Combat Aviation Battalion - 1st Aviation Brigade - Soc Trang, Republic of Vietnam


Glory Hole - Monticello Dam, California

A glory hole is used when a dam is at full capacity and water needs to be drained from the reservoir.

This is the 'Glory Hole' at Monticello dam, and it's the largest in the world of this type of spillway - its size enabling it to consume 14,400 cubic feet of water every second.

Bingham Canyon Mine, Utah

This is supposedly the largest man-made excavation on earth.

Extraction began in 1863 and still continues today, the pit increasing in size constantly. In its current state, the hole is a mile deep and 2.5 miles wide.

The Money Hole!

This is the famous " Washington Rat Hole" that you all know about. It is capable of swallowing trillions and trillions of U.S. dollars annually!

Never to be heard from again.

....Thank you JohnE PFC U.S. Army for sending this to me.

Posted by Wild Thing at February 11, 2009 04:44 AM


LOL...thanks for the money saving tips RAC.

Posted by: James M at February 11, 2009 07:16 AM

We've got people who can't even balance their own checkbook and they're spending trillions of our dollars.

Why do people think that when someone gets elected to congress, they suddenly become financial experts?

Posted by: BobF at February 11, 2009 09:41 AM

If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. Congress and Obama are part of the problem.

"The country's current economic troubles were caused, basically, by too much debt. So naturally the obvious solution to the problem is to acquire even more debt. Enormous amounts of debt, in sums so inconceivably vast that the human mind can barely fathom them! Brilliant!"

Posted by: Les at February 11, 2009 04:42 PM

Since this is a 'take a break' post. I am going to divulge my plan to get even with my wife. The 3 Stooges parody reminded me of it. She is an RN at a big hospital here in central Pa. After seeing the Stooges again, I remembered the one they made 'Men in White'. They were all Doctors.

I have been pestering the wife, what is the protocal for paging a doctor. She hasn't given me much info, because, no doubt she suspects something, but when I get the answer.

I will call the switch board and have them page: Doctor Howard and Doctor Fein... Paging: Doctor Howard, Paging, Doctor Fein. I think I will wait though until she is about to retire in a few years I'd hate to see her reprimanded for some stupid prank. But it would be a hoot anyway.

Posted by: Mark at February 11, 2009 07:46 PM

Mark, Hahahahahaha see I think that would be so funny to do that.
Yes maybe have to wait but oh gosh I hope you do it when she is about to retire. heh heh I bet she will laugh too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 11, 2009 11:40 PM

One more important piece of info about a subcommittee, The committee sends some bills to a subcommittee for further study and public hearings. Just about anyone can present testimony at these hearings. Government officials, industry experts, the public, anyone with an interest in the bill can give testimony either in person or in writing. Notice of these hearings, as well as instructions for presenting testimony is officially published in the Federal Register.

Posted by: JohnE PFC U.S. Army at February 12, 2009 12:52 AM

For more information about the U.S. Legislative Process:

Posted by: JohnE PFC U.S. Army at February 12, 2009 12:56 AM

JohnE PFC U.S. Army, thank you so much. And thanks for the link too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 12, 2009 05:38 AM