Saturday, April 30, 2011
Motorola, leader in television, shows how TV can mean better behavior at home and better marks in school.
Top Right caption: Gets homework done - promptly! The simple rule "Homework first - television second" has solved the problem in thousands of homes . . . has made children more interested in school work. "Television" says the New York Times "can be enjoyed in healthy moderation in the same way as sports or movie-going, but only the mother and father can make certain this will be the case.
Bottom Right caption: Will television strengthen family ties? Educators, religious and social workers all agree it can be one of the strongest forces in America for bringing the family together to enjoy good, clean entertainment right in the home. Parents can select their children's "TV diet" from a wide variety of wholesome programs.
Bottom Left caption: Home, sweet TV home! Peace! Quiet! No more "rainy day riots" . . . with television keeping small fry out of mischief . . . and out of mother's hair. And that's just one of many TV blessings. "Taking away television from children who 'act up' is a punishment that really works" writes an authority on child psychology. "The very thought of missing some pet program turns little lions into lambs. And, incidentally, those favorite programs in the late afternoon are the world's finest magnet for getting tardy youngsters home on time."
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Our forefathers made one mistake. What they should have fought for was representation without taxation. --Fletcher Knebel
Here is an updated current listing of any and all countries that have ever taxed themselves into prosperity:
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Apparently President Obama is such a fast reader that he can read a book as it passes by his head. This book must have been a funny one by looking at his face book expression. One wonders what it must be like to be his brain when our Commander-In-Chief walks through the Library Of Congress. If only he could teach us all how to absorb knowledge as quickly as he can.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Top Ten Zen Proverbs
- 10: If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?
- 9: So little time, so little to do.
- 8: Possessing much knowledge is like having a thousand foot fishing line with a hook, but the fish is always an inch beyond the hook.
- 7: The quieter you become, the more you can hear.
- 6: If you understand, things are just as they are; if you do not understand, things are just as they are.
- 5: When you get to the top of the mountain, keep climbing.
- 4: Zen is not some kind of excitement, but merely concentration on our usual everyday routine.
- 3: To set up what you like against what you do not like - this is the disease of the mind.
- 2: Nothing is exactly as it seems, nor is it otherwise.
- 1: Even a good thing is not as good as nothing.
Friday, April 1, 2011
Top Ten Gypsy Proverbs
- 10: There are such things as false truths and honest lies.
- 9: One mad man makes many madmen; many madmen make madness.
- 8: In the hour of your greatest success are sown the seeds of your own destruction.
- 7: The winter will ask what we did all summer.
- 6: Burn your enemies caravan and you burn your future.
- 5: The dog that digs deepest finds the bones.
- 4: You can count the apples on a tree but you can't count the trees from one apple.
- 3: It is better to be the head of a mouse, than the tail of a lion.
- 2: Stay where there are songs.
- 1: It is easier to milk a cow that stands still.