Through my share of good times, and possibly more than my share of challenges, I've learned that life is hard, but God is good — so I've always tried to put my faith into action and keep my sense of humor. This Web site has been my labor of love since 1997. I sincerely hope that it and my ministry will bless and empower you!
For more than a decade, my wife’s and my telephone numbers have been registered with the U.S. National Do Not Call Registry.
Despite that fact, we occasionally still get an errant call from a live telemarketer or a bill collector who’s looking for someone who is not us.
And we also [more…]
He teaches police departments, “how to get into stuff.”
In the video, below, he demonstrates how to use a magnet and a sock, to open a Sentry electronic fire safe almost immediately.
But he says that every safe that you can buy at Home Depot, Walmart, Staples, etc., is “crap” that [more…]
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Research has shown that a high percentage of people who watch The Super Bowl every year, only watch it in order to see the funny, creative commercials.
No, that’s not really true — in fact, research has shown that the majority of statistics that you read on the Internet aren’t true.
No, that’s not really true, either [more…]
Those who love her, know Xiaoice as a 17-year-old Chinese girl.
She knows a lot about many topics.
And she’s apparently very easy to talk to.
That’s probably why she’s extremely popular on [more…]
It sure looks amazing.
But I don’t know what it is.
Are the large balls magnetic?
Are the tiny spheres that [more…]
Chances are, you’ve enjoyed them since 2006.
That is, if you watch the Super Bowl each year.
Despite the title of this post, I’m not talking about Doritos corn chips — I’m talking about Doritos commercials that were made to be shown during the Super Bowl.
Specifically, the commercials that were [more…]
Keep on Truckin’, Robert Crumb’s one-page comic, was inspired by an old song whose lyrics lincluded the phrase, “truckin’ my blues away.”
The comic was about hippie optimism, and featured “…an assortment of men, drawn in Crumb’s distinctive style, strutting confidently across various landscapes.”
A few years later, a newer song adopted the phrase, “keep on truckin'”, but [more…]
I know a lot of people who get a lot of spam in their email inboxes.
Personally, I get at least 200 of them every day.
I never open them and never reply to them, but they still keep coming.
When I have time, I’m going to have to [more…]
Have you ever been in a pawn shop?
Have you ever pawned anything that you’ve owned?
Have you ever bought or sold anything at a pawn shop?
During my entire life, I’ve [more…]
Think about it for a minute:
What do you think soda pops are made of?
Water? Yup. Flavoring? Yup. Sugar? Yup, plenty of sugar.
What else do you [more…]
A few years ago, it seemed like there was a sudden resurgence in the populartity of prominently displayed tattoos.
At least among younger people.
But the simple fact is that many employers are still leary of hiring anyone who has visible tattoos. [more…]
During my lifetime, I’ve lived in several different states around the U.S.
Every state in which I’ve lived, has held presidential primary elections.
Any time from early morning until evening, voters marked paper ballots — or made their choice on a computer screen — and then [more…]
My regular readers know that my wife and I have lived in the sunny, subtropical Sunshine State for the past 12 years.
And that, before we moved here, we lived up north in The Frostbite State for more than 17 years.
Up in that northern clime, snow is a very real possibility [more…]
We’ve talked about the idea before.
On first glance, it might look like there are a number of reasons why it would be a good idea to build roads and highways out of solar material that would generate “free” electricity all day long.
Unfortunately, a closer look reveals that [more…]
Do you remember the first time you ever saw Michael Jackson “moonwalk?”
His feet looked as though he was walking forward, but his body was moving backwards.
Of course it was really just a very clever optical illusion, first performed by jazz singer and band leader, [more…]
I haven’t seen much news about wind-power technology in the past few years.
But now there’s some good news on the horizon:
“The University of Virginia’s Sandia National Labs has unveiled the preliminary design for a new offshore wind turbine with 650-foot turbine blades. That, as its announcement points out, is twice the size of an American football field…” [more…]
Almost all of us have some of them.
In our desk drawers.
In our tool drawers.
In closeted [more…]