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Comment by sk8eycat on June 5, 2014 at 12:58pm

My 7th Grade English teacher had a permanent sign above the blackboard: "Alright" is NOT all right!  I've never forgotten that, but I see "alright" everywhere now.

About the Cialis and Viagra comm'ls...they make me angry because most insurance plans have no problem with paying doctors prescribe them, but still won't cover contraceptives for women.

I wonder if the religious bigots at Hobby Lobby and other "xian" companies who are fighting against their employees having insured access to birth control have objections to their insurance companies paying for those medications....

Spay and neuter your kids!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 5, 2014 at 10:59am

Oh, goodness me!!  LOL   Yes, the man was wandering through the desert, not the dessert.  Thanks for pointing that out. 

Comment by Plinius on June 5, 2014 at 10:47am

Now that we talk about spelling you give us another wonderful image, FA! The man with the car door wandering through after dinner sweets - plodding in the pudding? Climbing up a chunk of pineapple? I should photoshop images like that!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 5, 2014 at 10:03am

Randall, I'm reminded of the joke where a guy is discovered wandering through the dessert carrying a car door.  When asked why he's carrying the door the man replies, "If it gets hot, I can roll down the window."   

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 5, 2014 at 9:55am

Randall, thank you for the correction. It didn't even occur to me that I used the wrong word. Imagining Cary walking with a gate is a funny image. 

Another advantage of not having a TV set is I don't get bombarded with Cialis or any other commercial. The internet provides all the news I want, without the propaganda effect of commercial TV. It also provides a lot of information not available on TV, i.e. Al Jazeera, BBC, Public Radio International, RT, The Guardian, The Real News offer alternative views. All news needs a skeptical eye to sort through propaganda, facts, and prejudices. 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on June 5, 2014 at 9:29am

I don't watch much television, but the majority of any e-mail spam I receive is to save money on cheap Cialis, Viagra and medications from Canada. 

Comment by Randall Smith on June 5, 2014 at 7:30am

Joan, I had to laugh when I read about "Cary walking with a gate". I have this mental image. I'm sure you meant "gait"! 

I don't know if this is the place, but I have to vent. What's with all the Cialis commercials? They're on all the networks' evening news, MSNBC, History Channel, TBS, etc. (Not the Food Channel, so far!) Are men really THAT dysfunctional? I mean talk about overkill. I absolutely hate those commercials and will immediately change channels. Disgusting.

Comment by k.h. ky on June 4, 2014 at 7:44pm
Patricia, good one.
Your's too Ian.
Comment by Ian Mason on June 4, 2014 at 3:33pm

That's really funny, Patricia. Thanks.

Comment by Ian Mason on June 4, 2014 at 3:31pm

Back from a very pleasant few days in England. Enjoyed very much seeing some family and am slightly rounder in the waist thanks to some excellent home cooking. Saw "Titus Andronicus" at The Globe which was good although Anthony Hopkins's version is still the best.

A little pun that might cheer you up:

 

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