I saw this the other day and found it interesting... Probably not 100% accurate but it seemed worth a re-post. Our Tax System Explained: Bar Stool Economics: Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this: The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing. The fifth would pay $1. The sixth would pay $3. The seventh would pay $7. The eighth would pay $12. The … [Read more...]
Diet Coke and Mentos: The Failed Experiment
My nephew Nicholas and I were looking for something to do Friday Afternoon and decided to attempt the Mentos & Diet Coke experiment. You know, the one where you dump a bunch of Mentos in a 2 liter Diet Coke and it creates a "Coke Geyser". Well, needless to say, we failed. We tried twice with Diet Coke and once with Diet Sprite... I think our delivery method for the Mentos is what was holding us back... we will need to try again. Below is record of our failure... along with a little dancing … [Read more...]
The Amber: Save Donna from the PO-PO
I live and work in Fountain City... So, I eat lunch in Fountain City. I like to go to "The Amber" Restaurant. This place has been here as long as I can remember and is a good place to go for Breakfast and Lunch (no dinner here, they close at 3:00). The food is good, and the people are nice. They have decided to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy. But, to do this they have provided some incentive, they are going to have the owner (Donna) arrested! So, if you are in Fountain City and find … [Read more...]
A Little Craziness..
To end the day, I thought I'd upload a little craziness that took place this weekend. I was conned into helping my Sister-In-Law make a video for her Religious Studies class. Apparently, they had to pick a topic from the Bible and turn it into a news cast. This is the resulting mess. The dark areas will be where her group mates will insert their "anchor person" speak. Please don't hold this against me. So, without further ado... Action News covers... Noah and the great … [Read more...]
Well, it's Football time in... I'm not going to finish that. I just can't. I won't even join in Fulmer lynch mob mania that is gearing up. No, for me this is just that time of year when I need to know the Vol's football schedule. Not for the assumed reason of being a fan. (Cause, I'm not... never have gotten into football) But, because it's time for me to plan any needed alternate (escape) routes... you know, to keep me away from campus should I need to travel on game day. So, if you need to … [Read more...]
Happy Labor Day!
Just a quick note: Hope everyone has a happy and "Labor free" Labor Day! Just remember, Tuesday "Back on your head!" … [Read more...]
Want an IPOD? – Twitter a story!
Found a contest for all you Twitterererers out there.. There is a contest going on over at Coppyblogger.com.. Can you tell a story in exactly 140 characters? That's the idea behind the first ever @copyblogger Twitter writing contest. It should be a great exercise and a lot of fun. Being constrained to exactly 140 characters will spark your creative juices and force you to focus stringently on word choice, sentence structure, and even punctuation. So, twitter up your story and go … [Read more...]