Is beauty overrated?

A Mercedes-Benz commercial:


Stephen Fry and the Christmas Crapper

I couldn’t let it go… the crapper and the shitting log in the UK!!! Don’t miss their ‘Is-this-for-real?’ faces

Two Brains… or a bit more on men and women

A hilarious look at male and female brains. Don’t miss it!

And if you want to know if your brain is 100% male or female, click on this link and do the test!

Thanksgiving for turkeys

Did you know that… ?

1) Minnesota is the top turkey-producing state in America, with a planned production total of 49 million in 2008.

2) The National Turkey Federation – yes, it exists! – estimated that 46 million turkeys—one fifth of the annual total of 235 million consumed in the United States in 2007—were eaten at Thanksgiving.

3) Nearly 88 percent of Americans said they had eaten turkey at Thanksgiving last year.

4) The average weight of turkeys purchased for Thanksgiving is 15 pounds, which means some 690 million pounds of turkey were consumed in the U.S. during Thanksgiving in 2008.

Amazing, huh?

Thanksgiving: A Stressful Holiday?

Thanksgiving celebrates tradition, family togetherness and good food but it can also be a very stressful time. There’s a lot of work associated with pulling off this feast, and with pulling together distant family and friends.

One of the first factors of stress during the holidays or get-togethers, is the high divorce rate.  With many marriages ending in divorce or even greater family complications by remarrying, children have to decide which family or parent they choose. The parents who get to be chosen need to work hard at proving themselves worthy, while for the parents who lost, it feels like a failure. So, a no-win situation for all the parties involved.

Many people only get to see their families – thank God 🙂 – at special events or celebrations. This is the time when you’re put under their microscopic eye to see whether you’ve gained or lost weight, have got any grey hair or need new glasses… Also, pictures are taken year after year to record our aging process faithfully and to remind everyone of that dreadful dress, hairstyle, etc. How’s that for stress?

Thanksgiving, like other holidays, is a celebration of food, which poses another problem. For those with eating disorders, it becomes really stressful; fo those who are on a diet, it’s a challenge akin to climbing the Everest.

This is also a time of the year for family members to talk about what has been going on in their lives, both personally and professionally. So this is the time when you are asked about that girlfriend who dumped you and about the promotion that never came. You don’t really feel like telling them and this, of course, causes stress.

Now, what do we do about all this? One possibilty is to swallow your pride, hold your tongue and just vegetate through the entire family affair silently reminding yourself that it will be over in a few hours… But remember, Christmas is just around the corner!



Adapted from Holiday Blues at

More on Men And Women

Some humour on men and women for smart women who need a laugh and for men who can handle it:-)

She’s sitting at the table with her gourmet coffee.
Her son is on the cover of the Wheaties box.
Her daughter is on the cover of Business Week.
Her boyfriend is on the cover of Playgirl.
And her husband is on the back of the milk carton.

“Cash, check or charge?” I asked, after folding items the woman wished to purchase. As she fumbled for her wallet I noticed a remote control for a television set in her purse.
“So, do you always carry your TV remote?” I asked.
“No,” she replied, ” but my husband refused to come shopping with me, and I figured this was the most evil thing I could do to him legally.”

I know I’m not going to understand women.
I’ll never understand how you can take boiling hot wax, pour it onto your upper thigh, rip the hair out by the root, and still be afraid of a spider.

While attending a Marriage Seminar dealing with communication, Tom and his wife Grace listened to the instructor, “It is essential that husbands and wives know each other’s likes and dislikes.”
He addressed the man, “Can you name your wife’s favorite flower?”
Tom leaned over, touched his wife’s arm gently and whispered, “It’s Pillsbury, isn’t it?

A couple drove down a country road for several miles, not saying a word. An earlier discussion had led to an argument and neither of them wanted to concede their position. As they passed a barnyard of mules, goats, and pigs, the husband asked sarcastically, “Relatives of yours?”
“Yep,” the wife replied, “in-laws.”

A husband read an article to his wife about how many words women use a day… 30,000 to a man’s 15,000.
The wife replied, “The reason has to be because we have to repeat everything to men…
The husband then turned to his wife and asked, “What?”

A man said to his wife one day, “I don’t know how you can be so stupid and so beautiful all at the same time.
” The wife responded, “Allow me to explain.
God made me beautiful so you would be attracted to me; God made me stupid so I would be attracted to you!

A man and his wife were having an argument about who should brew the coffee each morning.
The wife said, “You should do it, because you get up first, and then we don’t have to wait as long to get our coffee.”
The husband said, ” You are in charge of cooking around here and you should do it, because that is your job, and I can just wait for my coffee. “Wife replies, “No, you should do it, and besides, it is in the Bible that the man should do the coffee.”
Husband replies, “I can’t believe that, show me.”
So she fetched the Bible, and opened the New Testament and showed him at the top of several pages, that it indeed says……….”HEBREWS”.

A man and his wife were having some problems at home and were giving each other the silent treatment. Suddenly, the man realized that the next day, he would need his wife to wake him at 5:00 AM for an early morning business flight.
Not wanting to be the first to break the silence (and LOSE), he wrote on a piece of paper, “Please wake me at 5:00 AM.” He left it where he knew she would find it.

The next morning, the man woke up, only to discover it was 9:00 AM and
he had missed his flight. Furious, he was about to go and see why his
wife hadn’t wakened him, when he noticed a piece of paper by the bed.
The paper said, “It is 5:00 AM. Wake up.”

Men are not equipped for these kinds of contests.


At a loss for words

Writer’s Block

At a Loss for Words