Computer Dependency


   What would your office look like if you had all the money in the world?

    Last Friday I attended a dream SEO lecture at the Google HQ (at least one of their branches) which was fittingly located at Venice Beach where the "hip" young people go. Entry was restricted to the 500 Google badge holders who worked here. There were 2 area racks of bicycles and skate boards which were available to borrow. There was a separate gym/health building. The 2 guest bathrooms were Unisex --- surprisingly plain vanilla and not as hi-tech as I had hoped (of course I took the opportunity to leave my "mark" there among the septic pool samples of the geniuses --- I now somehow feel a weird mystical connection with Google). Food is always free and the canteen area was packed and there seemed to be only a handful who were past 40. The demographic was definitely young. There was an even ratio of Whites, Asians and Hispanics. A whole lot of nerdy types --- the trendy fashionable nerds and the thick eyeglassed unruly-haired nerds. An equal number of men and women. When asked how one gets hired by Google, one of their department executive's simple (but memorable) reply was "plain luck."

   What would my office look like if I had all the money in the world? It would look pretty close to this. But if it ever happens I wouldn't call it "luck." I'd call it a "blessing." But that's just me.

Wisdom from Don of Kelowna, B.C.
Words of Wisdom

“Your ATTITUDE, not your APTITUDE, will determine your ALTITUDE.”
--- Zig Ziglar

Thanks to this week's winners:
Tom of Pasadena; Charlie of New Jersey; Don of Kelowna; Naomi of North Hollywood; and Chuck of Whittier.

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“So the Lord said to Solomon, 'Since this is your attitude and you have not kept my covenant and my decrees, which I commanded you, I will most certainly tear the kingdom away from you and give it to one of your subordinates.'”

--- 1 Kings 11:11

Computer Dependency
Contributed by Chuck of Whittier, CA

Here is the proof that we have become too dependent on our computers:

Question: Are you Male or Female?

To find out the answer, look down.



Look down, for crying out loud!
Not scroll down!

Mensa Invitational
Contributed by Naomi of North Hollywood, CA

The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again invited readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition.

Here are the winners:

1. Cashtration: The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.

2. Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an asshole.

3. Intaxicaton: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.

4. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

5. Bozone: The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.

6. Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of getting laid.

7. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high

8. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

9. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

10. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)

11. Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer.

12. Decafalon: The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.

13. Glibido: All talk and no action.

14. Dopeler Effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

15. Arachnoleptic Fit: The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web.

16. Beelzebug: Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

17. Caterpallor: The color you turn after finding half a worm in the fruit you're eating.

Videos of the week:

Dogs Dining
Contributor: Charlie of New Jersey

Dogs Dining

This is one of the latest versions of a very popular dog series.

Fork Lift Trick
Contributor: Charlie of New Jersey

Fork Lift Trick

This is one unique way to pick up a coin.

Actually, I talked to someone who works with forklifts at the Long Beach port and except for putting it inside a bottle, this is really one of their tests to guage expertise.

Som Sabadell Flashmob
Tom of Pasadena, CA

Red Skelton Pledge of Allegiance

A nice flashmob. I didn't know this (until my daughter's French boy friend shared this with me) that classical music is more widely appreciated by Europeans than in America. It's just as popular as POP music is in the USA. Actually, it just makes sense that they would be proud of their own creations.

Wiener Cello Ensemble
Tom of Pasadena, CA

2 minute history

The concept isn't original but the instruments probably are. Talent plus comedy make good entertainment. It's a fitting video to end our time together.

TGIF people!

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