Facebook allows us to communicate in ways that were unimaginable just a few years ago. Unfortunately, some things can not be overcome by technology, so, in addition to status updates and family pictures, we also get the latest evolution of chain letters. I have always hated chain letters because they function off of guilt. That's why, even when I see a message with a good cause, I won't repost it if it motivates by guilt.
You've seen the posts. Some urge you to repost if you are a caring person, implying that you are a jerk or an idiot if you won't spread their pet message. Other posts fall in the category of slactivisism--you know the kind, repost this or a child won't get her last wish. Of course, you also see the traditional chain letter--share this and you will have good luck, don't share this and you will have bad luck. I find these especially offensive when the originator tries to attribute their message to God--as if He hasn't been misrepresented enough.
To alieviate my own frustrations with these ridiculous posts, I created a few with my own sarcastic spin. Share them on facebook or all of your skin will melt off like that guy in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Last week I posted a picture of a billboard near my office. The billboard is designed to offer a hotline to anyone in crisis over an oil spill. I know that oil spills are bad: they damage the environment, they damage the economy, and they really damage animals that get covered in the oil. I just never realized that people go into emotional crisis because of them. That's the story behind the original post.
Sometimes people don't get my sense of humor; and by "sometimes" I mean "often." A good friend asked me to explain that last post because she did not get what I was trying to say. I still think the billboard is a little bizzare, so I decided to re-do the image by changing the add to tie in with a widely accepted proverb. What do you think?
Broom standing seems to be all the rage this week on Facebook. People claim that brooms are standing on end because of planetary alignment, the tilt of the earth's axis, the phase of the moon, and all kinds of other kooky reasons. I don't have a broom at home (my wife uses a swiffer), so a friend of the family suggested I take a picture of a vacuum standing up. While I am sure you would love to see that, I didn't do it.
Instead, we found a broom at the office. Rather than taking a picture, I made a video walking all the way around the broom and taking the camera over the top. The video is unaltered.
You have to ask yourself, "Who spilled the viagra."
The broom is free standing. There are no strings attached and no glue on the floor. Unfortunately, there is also no magic. This broom was carefully balanced to stand this way on its bristles. The key is to line up the broom's center of gravity with the contact points on the ground so that the center of gravity lies perfectly on the gravity vector.
In practice, that means you hold the broom up and make slight adjustments until it remains standing on its own.
Now, if it starts sweeping on its own, you should probably just leave the building.
If you aren’t ready for a large cabinet-type unit, there are still more options: portable sauna domes or tents, the “sauna-in-a-bag” design, and personal sauna suits are other types we can mention. The latter one looks like a silver space suit and is worn around the house while you do housework, while the sauna bag is can be either a washing machine-shaped thing that you sit in with only your head sticking out at the top, or a long sleeping bag.