Hertz So Good

“Is anyone using the [power] grid to keep track of time?” asks Joe McClelland of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. “Let’s see if anyone complains if we eliminate it.” The “it” is precisely keeping the power grid running at a 60Hz cycle — 60 impulses per second. It’s “expensive” to keep it precise, says North American Electric Reliability Corp., which manages the power grid in the U.S., and it says loosening the standard will increase grid reliability. The FERC has granted permission for NAERC to “experiment” with power regulation, which will cause clocks which use the power frequency as a time reference to run fast or slow by up to 20 minutes over the course of a year. “A lot of people are going to have things break,” predicts Demetrios Matsakis, who oversees the official time at the U.S. Naval Observatory, “and they’re not going to know why.”

A THOUGHT: They will now.

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Hertz So Good

“Is anyone using the [power] grid to keep track of time?” asks Joe McClelland of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. “Let’s see if anyone complains if we eliminate it.” The “it” is precisely keeping the power grid running at a 60Hz cycle — 60 impulses per second. It’s “expensive” to keep it precise, says North American Electric Reliability Corp., which manages the power grid in the U.S., and it says loosening the standard will increase grid reliability. The FERC has granted permission for NAERC to “experiment” with power regulation, which will cause clocks which use the power frequency as a time reference to run fast or slow by up to 20 minutes over the course of a year. “A lot of people are going to have things break,” predicts Demetrios Matsakis, who oversees the official time at the U.S. Naval Observatory, “and they’re not going to know why.”

A THOUGHT: They will now.

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In The Line Of Duty

An Australian government employee was denied worker’s compensation after suffering an injury during a work trip. The claim was denied because the injury occurred during a sexual encounter.

According to Leo Gray, the unnamed woman’s lawyer, “It could be that [the woman], in a moment of passion, reached up and grabbed the light fitting, or it could be that the man banged against it.” Either way, the light fitting fell and hit her in the face. Andrew Berger, counsel for the work safety agency Comcare, saw it differently. “If it is a quintessentially private activity it is not fair that taxpayers pay for the consequences of that activity,” he said. “If they wanted to be protected by worker’s compensation they would need to let their employer know” before engaging in the activity.

A THOUGHT: I guess I will write a note to my boss the next time I am going to bang a broad on a company outing: “Dear Boss, I plan on some high-risk activity on our trip to the Coconut Grove Museum so I just thought I would let you know ahead of time. Sincerely, Chase Morgan.”

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Night Work

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In The Line Of Duty

An Australian government employee was denied worker’s compensation after suffering an injury during a work trip. The claim was denied because the injury occurred during a sexual encounter.

According to Leo Gray, the unnamed woman’s lawyer, “It could be that [the woman], in a moment of passion, reached up and grabbed the light fitting, or it could be that the man banged against it.” Either way, the light fitting fell and hit her in the face. Andrew Berger, counsel for the work safety agency Comcare, saw it differently. “If it is a quintessentially private activity it is not fair that taxpayers pay for the consequences of that activity,” he said. “If they wanted to be protected by worker’s compensation they would need to let their employer know” before engaging in the activity.

A THOUGHT: I guess I will write a note to my boss the next time I am going to bang a broad on a company outing: “Dear Boss, I plan on some high-risk activity on our trip to the Coconut Grove Museum so I just thought I would let you know ahead of time. Sincerely, Chase Morgan.”

Sex at Work: Attraction, Harassment, Flirtation and Discrimination
Knowing Pains: Women on Love, Sex and Work in our 40s
Sex At Work: The Power and Paradox of Organization Sexuality
Wahl 2-Speed Hand-Held All-Body Massager with Heat
Night Work

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In The Line Of Duty

An Australian government employee was denied worker’s compensation after suffering an injury during a work trip. The claim was denied because the injury occurred during a sexual encounter.

According to Leo Gray, the unnamed woman’s lawyer, “It could be that [the woman], in a moment of passion, reached up and grabbed the light fitting, or it could be that the man banged against it.” Either way, the light fitting fell and hit her in the face. Andrew Berger, counsel for the work safety agency Comcare, saw it differently. “If it is a quintessentially private activity it is not fair that taxpayers pay for the consequences of that activity,” he said. “If they wanted to be protected by worker’s compensation they would need to let their employer know” before engaging in the activity.

A THOUGHT: I guess I will write a note to my boss the next time I am going to bang a broad on a company outing: “Dear Boss, I plan on some high-risk activity on our trip to the Coconut Grove Museum so I just thought I would let you know ahead of time. Sincerely, Chase Morgan.”

Sex at Work: Attraction, Harassment, Flirtation and Discrimination
Knowing Pains: Women on Love, Sex and Work in our 40s
Sex At Work: The Power and Paradox of Organization Sexuality
Wahl 2-Speed Hand-Held All-Body Massager with Heat
Night Work

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Thanks a lot folks!

I just want to thank all of you for your educational e-mails over the past year. I am totally screwed up now and have little chance of recovery.

I no longer open a public bathroom door
without using a paper towel or have them put lemon slices in my ice water without worrying about the bacteria on the lemon peel.

I can’t use the remote in a hotel room because I don’t know what the last person was doing while flipping through the adult movie channels.

I can’t sit down on the hotel bedspread
because I can only imagine what has happened on it since it was last washed.

I have trouble shaking hands with someone who has been driving because the number one pastime while driving alone is picking ones nose (although cell phone usage may be taking the number one spot).

Eating a little snack sends me on a guilt trip
because I can only imagine how many gallons of Trans fats I have consumed over the years.

I can’t touch any woman’s purse for fear she has placed it on the floor of a public bathroom.

I MUST SEND MY SPECIAL THANKS to whoever sent me the one about poop in the glue on envelopes because I now have to use a wet sponge with every envelope that needs sealing.

ALSO,
now I have to scrub the top of every can I open for the same reason.

I no longer have any savings
because I gave it to a sick girl (Penny Brown) who is about to die in the hospital for the 1,387,258th time.

I no longer have any money at all, but that will change once I receive the $15,000 that Bill Gates/Microsoft and AOL are sending me for participating in their special e-mail program.

I no longer worry about my soul because I have 363,214 angels looking out for me, and St. Theresa’s Novena has granted my every wish.

I no longer eat KFC
because their chickens are actually horrible mutant freaks with no eyes or feathers..

I no longer use cancer-causing deodorants
even though I smell like a water buffalo on a hot day.

THANKS TO YOU I have learned that my prayers only get answered if I forward an e-mail to seven of my friends and make a wish within five minutes.

BECAUSE OF YOUR CONCERN, I no longer drink Coca Cola because it can remove toilet stains.

I no longer can buy gasoline
without taking someone along to watch the car so a serial killer won’t crawl in my back seat when I’m pumping gas.

I no longer drink Pepsi or Dr. Pepper
since the people who make these products are atheists who refuse to put ‘Under God’ on their cans.

I no longer use Saran Wrap in the microwave because it causes cancer.

AND THANKS FOR LETTING ME KNOW
I can’t boil a cup of water in the microwave anymore because it will blow up in my face.. Disfiguring me for life.

I no longer check the coin return on pay phones because I could be pricked with a needle infected with AIDS.

I no longer go to shopping malls because someone will drug me with a perfume sample and rob me.

I no longer receive packages from UPS or Fed Ex since they are actually Al Qaeda in disguise.

I no longer shop at Target since they are French and don’t support our American troops or the Salvation Army.

I no longer answer the phone because someone will ask me to dial a number for which I will get a phone bill with calls to Jamaica , Uganda , Singapore , and Uzbekistan ….

I no longer buy expensive cookies from Neiman Marcus since I now have their recipe.

THANKS TO YOU I can’t use anyone’s toilet but mine because a big brown African spider is lurking under the seat to cause me instant death when it bites my butt.

AND THANKS TO YOUR GREAT ADVICE
I can’t ever pick up $5.00 dropped in the parking lot because it probably was placed there by a sex molester waiting underneath my car to grab my leg.

I can no longer drive my car because I can’t buy gas from certain gas companies!

I can’t do any gardening
because I’m afraid I’ll get bitten by the brown recluse and my hand will fall off.

And
I now keep my toothbrush in the living room, because water splashes over 6 ft. out of the commode.  

If you don’t send this e-mail to at least 144,000 people in the next 70 minutes, a large dove with diarrhea will land on your head at 5:00 p.m.. Tomorrow afternoon and the fleas from 12 camels will infest your back, causing you to grow a hairy hump. I know this will occur because it actually happened to a friend of my next door neighbors’ ex-mother-in-law’s second husband’s cousin’s beautician . . ..


Oh, by the way…..

A German scientist from Argentina , after a lengthy study, has discovered that people with insufficient brain activity read their e-mail with their hand on the mouse..
Don’t bother taking it off now, it’s too late.

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Thanks a lot folks!

I just want to thank all of you for your educational e-mails over the past year. I am totally screwed up now and have little chance of recovery.

I no longer open a public bathroom door
without using a paper towel or have them put lemon slices in my ice water without worrying about the bacteria on the lemon peel.

I can’t use the remote in a hotel room because I don’t know what the last person was doing while flipping through the adult movie channels.

I can’t sit down on the hotel bedspread
because I can only imagine what has happened on it since it was last washed.

I have trouble shaking hands with someone who has been driving because the number one pastime while driving alone is picking ones nose (although cell phone usage may be taking the number one spot).

Eating a little snack sends me on a guilt trip
because I can only imagine how many gallons of Trans fats I have consumed over the years.

I can’t touch any woman’s purse for fear she has placed it on the floor of a public bathroom.

I MUST SEND MY SPECIAL THANKS to whoever sent me the one about poop in the glue on envelopes because I now have to use a wet sponge with every envelope that needs sealing.

ALSO,
now I have to scrub the top of every can I open for the same reason.

I no longer have any savings
because I gave it to a sick girl (Penny Brown) who is about to die in the hospital for the 1,387,258th time.

I no longer have any money at all, but that will change once I receive the $15,000 that Bill Gates/Microsoft and AOL are sending me for participating in their special e-mail program.

I no longer worry about my soul because I have 363,214 angels looking out for me, and St. Theresa’s Novena has granted my every wish.

I no longer eat KFC
because their chickens are actually horrible mutant freaks with no eyes or feathers..

I no longer use cancer-causing deodorants
even though I smell like a water buffalo on a hot day.

THANKS TO YOU I have learned that my prayers only get answered if I forward an e-mail to seven of my friends and make a wish within five minutes.

BECAUSE OF YOUR CONCERN, I no longer drink Coca Cola because it can remove toilet stains.

I no longer can buy gasoline
without taking someone along to watch the car so a serial killer won’t crawl in my back seat when I’m pumping gas.

I no longer drink Pepsi or Dr. Pepper
since the people who make these products are atheists who refuse to put ‘Under God’ on their cans.

I no longer use Saran Wrap in the microwave because it causes cancer.

AND THANKS FOR LETTING ME KNOW
I can’t boil a cup of water in the microwave anymore because it will blow up in my face.. Disfiguring me for life.

I no longer check the coin return on pay phones because I could be pricked with a needle infected with AIDS.

I no longer go to shopping malls because someone will drug me with a perfume sample and rob me.

I no longer receive packages from UPS or Fed Ex since they are actually Al Qaeda in disguise.

I no longer shop at Target since they are French and don’t support our American troops or the Salvation Army.

I no longer answer the phone because someone will ask me to dial a number for which I will get a phone bill with calls to Jamaica , Uganda , Singapore , and Uzbekistan ….

I no longer buy expensive cookies from Neiman Marcus since I now have their recipe.

THANKS TO YOU I can’t use anyone’s toilet but mine because a big brown African spider is lurking under the seat to cause me instant death when it bites my butt.

AND THANKS TO YOUR GREAT ADVICE
I can’t ever pick up $5.00 dropped in the parking lot because it probably was placed there by a sex molester waiting underneath my car to grab my leg.

I can no longer drive my car because I can’t buy gas from certain gas companies!

I can’t do any gardening
because I’m afraid I’ll get bitten by the brown recluse and my hand will fall off.

And
I now keep my toothbrush in the living room, because water splashes over 6 ft. out of the commode.  

If you don’t send this e-mail to at least 144,000 people in the next 70 minutes, a large dove with diarrhea will land on your head at 5:00 p.m.. Tomorrow afternoon and the fleas from 12 camels will infest your back, causing you to grow a hairy hump. I know this will occur because it actually happened to a friend of my next door neighbors’ ex-mother-in-law’s second husband’s cousin’s beautician . . ..


Oh, by the way…..

A German scientist from Argentina , after a lengthy study, has discovered that people with insufficient brain activity read their e-mail with their hand on the mouse..
Don’t bother taking it off now, it’s too late.

BMV Quantum Subliminal CD End Fear of Germs: Overcome Germophobia (Ultrasonic Phobia Series)
 MIA: The Complete Anthology 
Germs Make Me Sick! (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) (Reading Rainbow book) 
Germs: Biological Weapons and America’s Secret War 
Those Mean Nasty Dirty Downright Disgusting but…Invisible Germs / Esos desagradables detestables sucios completamente asquerosos pero… invisibles gérmenes … y español) (English and Spanish Edition) 
Media Blitz – The Germs Story 

7 Most Ridiculous Sports

There are many games labeled as sports that do not seem to be worthy of the title. Some of these so-called sports seem downright ridiculous. Worst of all, they aren’t even really exercise.

Toe Wrestling

Toe wrestling is a competitive sport. There is even a World Toe Wrestling competition that found its start in the United Kingdom in 1976. While this competition may take skill and finesse that is not detectable by the outside observer, it does not provide much exercise.

Facial Hair Growing

Oddly enough, this one is called a sport. The World Beard and Moustache Championships is a competition of beards and moustaches. Why is it called a sport? One could guess but the answer would still be ridiculous.

Crab Racing

Each crab and their jockey compete as a team of sorts. A piece of string helps the jockey to encourage their crab to go in the right direction. Apparently, some people take this sport very seriously. The crab may get exercise but the jockey does not seem to do much.

Rock, Paper, Scissors

This silly game in considered by some to be a sport in earnest. The USARPS League is an official organization that stages real tournaments. The prizes can go as high as $50,000. This could be a game of skill and strategy but most find it just a bit laughable. The arm workout is probably not the best you will find either.

Ferret Legging

Ferret legging, developed by the English, is quite a show. A ferret is dropping down a pair of pants that are closed at the bottom and that are closed with a belt at the top once the ferret is inside. The winner is the one who tolerates a ferret in their pants the longest. Ferrets have sharp teeth, claws, and cannot enjoy being trapped like that so the survival of an angry ferret became a sport. Again, it seems like the animals are getting the exercise and the competitors are getting a lesson in common sense.

Pro Minigolf

Professional miniature golfing has some walking around and swinging of a putter. This makes it movement but hardly constitutes any real exercise. The game may be fun but considering it an actual sport is questionable at best. Considering it exercise indicates that an education lesson from an experienced personal trainer might be in order.



Ping Pong

While this is another beloved pastime, its ranking as a sport is acceptable to few. It is true that there is some movement and there is definitely a competitive spirit involved. However, the physical exertion is negligible and the training required to become a decent player is a few days of practice. While it may take extensive training to become one of the best ping pong players in the world, there is one question that this much training would bring up. Why?

There are many ridiculous sports that are not really exercise. While many sports come under fire, at least many of them provide exercise to make them worthwhile in that respect. The ones listed here go from relaxing to ridiculous but none deserving the title of sport.

7 Most Ridiculous Sports

There are many games labeled as sports that do not seem to be worthy of the title. Some of these so-called sports seem downright ridiculous. Worst of all, they aren’t even really exercise.

Toe Wrestling

Toe wrestling is a competitive sport. There is even a World Toe Wrestling competition that found its start in the United Kingdom in 1976. While this competition may take skill and finesse that is not detectable by the outside observer, it does not provide much exercise.

Facial Hair Growing

Oddly enough, this one is called a sport. The World Beard and Moustache Championships is a competition of beards and moustaches. Why is it called a sport? One could guess but the answer would still be ridiculous.

Crab Racing

Each crab and their jockey compete as a team of sorts. A piece of string helps the jockey to encourage their crab to go in the right direction. Apparently, some people take this sport very seriously. The crab may get exercise but the jockey does not seem to do much.

Rock, Paper, Scissors

This silly game in considered by some to be a sport in earnest. The USARPS League is an official organization that stages real tournaments. The prizes can go as high as $50,000. This could be a game of skill and strategy but most find it just a bit laughable. The arm workout is probably not the best you will find either.

Ferret Legging

Ferret legging, developed by the English, is quite a show. A ferret is dropping down a pair of pants that are closed at the bottom and that are closed with a belt at the top once the ferret is inside. The winner is the one who tolerates a ferret in their pants the longest. Ferrets have sharp teeth, claws, and cannot enjoy being trapped like that so the survival of an angry ferret became a sport. Again, it seems like the animals are getting the exercise and the competitors are getting a lesson in common sense.

Pro Minigolf

Professional miniature golfing has some walking around and swinging of a putter. This makes it movement but hardly constitutes any real exercise. The game may be fun but considering it an actual sport is questionable at best. Considering it exercise indicates that an education lesson from an experienced personal trainer might be in order.



Ping Pong

While this is another beloved pastime, its ranking as a sport is acceptable to few. It is true that there is some movement and there is definitely a competitive spirit involved. However, the physical exertion is negligible and the training required to become a decent player is a few days of practice. While it may take extensive training to become one of the best ping pong players in the world, there is one question that this much training would bring up. Why?

There are many ridiculous sports that are not really exercise. While many sports come under fire, at least many of them provide exercise to make them worthwhile in that respect. The ones listed here go from relaxing to ridiculous but none deserving the title of sport.

Artist Mom Dressed Baby as Hitler…

Call it a Faustian Furor.

Norwegian-Danish artist Nina Maria Kleivan ditched the baby bonnet and rattle and opted for a mustache and swastika for a photograph of her infant daughter. She depicted the baby as Adolf Hitler as part of a photo exhibit on the nature of evil.

“We all have evil within us. Even small children are evil towards each other,” Kleivan tells Israel’s Haaretz newspaper. “Even my daughter could end up ruling Denmark with an iron fist. The possibility is still there.”

Kleivan said she was inspired to begin sewing infant-sized costumes soon after the birth of her daughter, who is now 11 years old. She said complications from her pregnancy had left her and the baby sitting at home. Looking at her daughter, she recalled, she considered that each human life begins as a blank slate, with opportunity to do good or evil. 

 When Nina Maria Kleivan’s daughter was an infant, she dressed her as Adolf Hitler, left, and former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin for a work on the nature of evil. Her point? “We all have evil within us,” Kleivan told Haaretz, an Israeli newspaper.
Other depictions of the girl include Josef Stalin, Benito Mussolini, Saddam Hussein and Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. (You can see more of Kleivan’s work at her Web site.)

“Nobody reacts to any picture other than the one of ‘mini-Hitler,'” Kleivan told Haaretz. “Even though my generation doesn’t speak out about the war, silently our cultural circle sees Hitler as evil incarnate. …

“You need to be conscious that your actions have consequences that impact on your fellow human beings,” Kleivan said. “You can’t throw it away — as a parent, as human beings — and say that you just followed orders.”

And so Kleivan toiled on what would become an exhibit called “Potency,” stitching mini military fatigues and even affixing mock mustaches to her daughter’s face for Hitler, Saddam and Stalin.  

 Here, Kleivan’s daughter is dressed as Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, left, and Chinese leader Mao Zedong. The photos are part of an exhibit called “Potency.”
Her husband was supportive — until he spotted a tiny swastika armband.

“‘I’m aware that you’re an artist, but this is wrong,’ he told me,” Kleivan recalled him saying. “I’ve pondered that a lot myself: Could I really do this? I agree it’s on the verge, especially Hitler, whom I and most others view as the incarnation of evil. He and Stalin were the hardest to do. It hurt.”

She admitted that it was difficult explaining the work to her Jewish aunt, who lost much of her family in World War II concentration camps and saw the photos at an exhibition in Sweden.

“I felt so bad telling her it was my work, because she didn’t know, and was sickened by it,” Kleivan told Haaretz. “But this is not a deliberate provocation. It calls for reflection. Even though comical, you’re not supposed to only laugh at these pictures. You need to contemplate them, ponder where this evil comes from.”   

And here, Kleivan’s daughter appears as Russian leader Josef Stalin, left, and Chile’s Augusto Pinochet. The artist said her husband supported the project until he saw the swastika armband in their baby’s Hitler costume. “I agree it’s on the verge, especially Hitler… He and Stalin were the hardest to do. It hurt,” Kleivan said.
Though many observers will not be laughing, they may take comfort in knowing that Kleivan’s daughter is no longer dressing in dictator’s clothing. Her mother reports she shows “remarkable talent” for the violin.

Her name?

Faustina, the feminine version of the doctor who made a deal with the devil to sell his soul for knowledge in the German legend.



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