Quote: "The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The next best time is today"
Q: what do you call a diminutive psychic who has escaped from jail? A: A small medium at large.
Here's a couple of articles from last week's newspapers:
"Use-by date eggstended It may taste like it was cooked this morning, but that egg in your shop-bought sandwich or salad could be up to 26 days old. The eggs are being boiled in bulk in factories and pasteurised to kill bacteria, which means they will last for weeks. Packs of scrambled, poached and even ready-made fried eggs are also being made on production lines and supplied frozen to pubs and restaurants. Eggs sales are booming as they are viewed as healthy and have become a mainstay of popular protein-based diets." The above (and below) have been copied just as they appeared in the paper. The bold italics are my idea. I bet right now all of you are thinking about going back to buying fresh eggs and cooking them at home. Maybe getting a few chooks and having fresh-from-the-hen breakfast eggs? It might mean slowing down the rat race a bit, but that's a good thing. **** "Gender goes down tube. Train announcers on London's Tube have been banned from using phrases such as "ladies and gentlemen" - in case they offend transgender passengers. Instead, staff on bus, Tube and rail networks will be told to use terms such as "good morning everyone". Transport for London says its workers must not assume the gender of commuters. The move follows lobbying by LGBT campaigners, who argue terms such as "sir" and "madam" belong to the past." I agree that "sir" and "madam" are a bit stuffy and should probably be relegated to the past, but "ladies and gentlemen"? I don't see how this can possibly offend anyone. Regular people won't care, and those who are transgendering to the opposite sex can just accept the greeting as whichever sex they are choosing to become. A man transgendering to a woman can just accept the "good morning ladies", and a woman becoming a man can accept the "good morning gentlemen" part of the greeting. What do you think? Are the LGBT lobbyists going overboard on this? Or can you see, as I can, that a man wanting to be a woman, dressing as a woman etc, might be pleased to be recognised as a woman by this simple "good morning ladies and gentlemen" and of course the opposite gender trans applies.