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Bob Hacker: The Loss of a Dear Friend

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Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
– Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
– Why the early bird gets the worm;
– Life isn’t always fair;
– and Maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don’t spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn’t defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers;
I Know My Rights
I Want It Now
Someone Else Is To Blame
I’m A Victim

February 23, 2011 Posted by | entertainment, health, humor | | Leave a comment

Humor

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All I Need is a Miracle

A woman was walking along the beach when she stumbled upon a genie’s lamp. She picked it up and rubbed it. Lo-and-behold a genie appeared. The amazed woman asked if she got three wishes.

The Genie said, “Nope. Due to inflation, constant downsizing, low wages in third-world countries and fierce global competition, I can only grant you one wish. So, what’ll it be?”

The woman didn’t hesitate. She said, “I want peace in the Middle East. See this map? I want these countries to stop fighting with each other.”

The Genie looked at the map and exclaimed, “Gadzooks, lady! These countries have been at war for thousands of years. I’m good, but not THAT good! I don’t think it can be done. Make another wish.”

The woman thought for a minute. She said, “Well, I’ve been trying to find the right husband. You know, one that’s considerate and fun, likes to cook and helps with the housecleaning, has a great sense of humor and gets along with my family, doesn’t watch sports all the time and is faithful. That’s what I wish for. A good mate.”

The Genie let out a long sigh and said, “Let me see that map again.”

December 5, 2010 Posted by | entertainment, humor, media | , , | Leave a comment

Donald Duck Meets Glenn Beck

Disney's Donald Duck

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November 3, 2010 Posted by | deficit, entertainment, government, humor, politics | , , , , | 2 Comments

The 99: the Islamic superheroes getting into bed with Batman | Books | The Observer

The 99: the Islamic superheroes getting into bed with Batman | Books | The Observer.

Even if you deliberately set out to try to dream up the least probable superhero ever, it’s unlikely that you’d manage to come up with a character as far-fetched as Batina the Hidden. Forget Wonder Worm, or a man born with the powers of a newt, Batina is a superhero of a kind the world hasn’t until now seen. It’s not just that she’s a Muslim woman, from a country best known for harbouring al-Qaida operatives – Yemen – but that she wears an altogether new kind of super-person costume: a burqa.

She, along with her fellow crime-fighters, a vast team of characters from around the world, including Jabbar the Powerful from Saudi Arabia and Hadya the Guide from London, collectively known as “The 99”, are the world’s first Islam-inspired superheroes. And this week, in what is perhaps the ultimate comic-book accolade, they will join forces with Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. DC Comics, the US publishinggiant, will publish the first of six special crossover issues in which The 99 will be fighting crime alongside the Justice League of America, the fictional superhero team that includes Superman and Batman.

What’s even more remarkable is that The 99 only came into being in 2007 with some remarkable firsts: the first comic book superheroes to have Muslim names and be directed at an international audience and the first to come out of the Middle East. Crossovers don’t happen often and even less often with characters that are just three years old. Even The 99’s creator and mastermind, a Kuwaiti-born, American-educated psychologist and entrepreneur called Naif al-Mutawa, seems to be having some trouble believing the Superman link-up.

 

October 23, 2010 Posted by | art, children, culture, entertainment, global, humor, Islam, Muslim, religion, social | , , , , | 1 Comment

gulfnews : Dubai youngsters superpower dreams

gulfnews : Dubai youngsters superpower dreams.

Ishan Raj, nine
I would like to turn my whole body into fire without burning. If two countries were about to fight a war I would make a firewall between them so that they cannot fight. If somebody was about to press a button of a nuclear weapon, I would melt that button and prevent the damage. If there was a submarine with a hole in it, I would melt a little metal and weld it so it does not sink. I would block thieves from escaping by blocking the alleys they were running. I would stop a gunshot by melting the gun. If a place was too cold, I would warm it up.

October 20, 2010 Posted by | children, culture, entertainment, global, humor | | 1 Comment

Happy Days dad Tom Bosley dies at 83 – Entertainment – Celebrities – TODAYshow.com

 

 

Happy Days dad Tom Bosley dies at 83 – Entertainment – Celebrities – TODAYshow.com.

October 19, 2010 Posted by | culture, death, history, humor, media, social | Leave a comment

Barbara Billingsley, Beaver Cleavers TV Mom, Dies – Entertainment News Story – KPHO Phoenix

 

 

Barbara Billingsley, Beaver Cleavers TV Mom, Dies – Entertainment News Story – KPHO Phoenix. Wonderful memories. R.I.P.

October 16, 2010 Posted by | children, culture, death, history, humor, media | Leave a comment

Muslim view

Muslim view

August 17, 2010 Posted by | humor, Muslim | | Leave a comment

News Anchors Lose It Over Pot Brownie Story

This guy, I can’t believe these our who protects us!!!
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July 3, 2010 Posted by | humor | , | Leave a comment