4 , 2013
So what did
you do during the holidays? If you're like me (and lots of other
folks I've compared notes with) mine was quieter than usual. I watched
so many videos with family. Can't remember when I had so much luxury
of time to waste. But lest you think it was just nonsensical entertainment,
I actually immersed myself in documentaries and talk shows. What
can I say? This world is full of extremely intelligent people. I'm
In Japan, they
have created the first human-engineered
retina using stem cell technology. Inspired by the horrible
tsunami, a Japanese inventor developed Polymer
Concrete which may revolutionize construction. In New York,
two broadcasters have a mission to explore concepts and ideas sharing
their findings in an ongoing project called Radiolab.
I watched a long lost video interview of Steve
Jobs which was taken in 1995 --- which was just a year before
he was re-hired to chair Apple. Apple was in such a bad shape the
company was 90 days away from bankruptcy. I followed the lives of
video game designers (Indie
Game: The Movie) --- about the intense stress, the isolation
from society --- each with the modern American dream of creating
a multi-million dollar game. And this is just the tip of my holiday
We live in exciting
times and the world is full of creative people. As Steve Jobs said,
the computer has given us the ability to go beyond our wildest dreams.
2013, here I come! Are you coming with me?
by Peter Paul of S. Pasadena
doesn't matter what people think of you. It only matters what
you think of YOU. Don't change because one person
doesn't like you.
to this week's winners:
Peter Paul of S Pasadena, Dette of Dalipuga, Ron of Pasadena,
Naomi of North Hollywood, Mike of New York, Tom of Pasadena, and
Don of Kelowna.
email is dedicated to all the workers of the world! As you know,
I just re-send the best joke(s) and entertaining emails I get
from people all over the world. Then I add my own original drawings
(which I create on the spot as I put this email together) to give
it a personal touch. Most of the time I create this a few hours
before Friday midnight so if you catch a few typos, blame my tired
mind and fingers. If this is your first time to receive this,
welcome to a new and (hopefully) entertaining addiction.
Be sure to send me your favorite jokes. The newer the better. If it makes
me laugh it could be among the TGIF Jokes of the week. Why not give your
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by Dette of Dalipuga, Philippines
The difference between
in-laws and outlaws?
Outlaws are wanted!
by Ron of Pasadena, CA
A senior drove her
car into a ditch just outside of town. Luckily, a local farmer came along
with a big strong horse named Buddy. He hitched Buddy up to the
car and yelled, "Pull, Nellie, pull!" Buddy didn't move.
Then the farmer hollered,
"Pull, Buster, pull!" Buddy didn't move.
Once more the farmer
commanded, "Pull, Molly, pull!" Still, Buddy didn't move.
Finally the farmer
said, "Pull, Buddy, pull!" And the horse easily dragged
the car out of the ditch.
The senior was most
appreciative, but curious. She asked the farmer, "How come you
called your horse by the wrong name three times?"
the farmer said, "Buddy can't see anything, and if he thought
he was the only one pulling, he wouldn't even try!"
sent by Naomi of North Hollywood, CA
I've seen this with
the letters out of order, but this is the first time I've seen it with
Good example of a
Brain Study: If you can read this OUT LOUD you have a strong mind.
And better than that:
Alzheimer's is a long, long ways down the road before it ever gets anywhere
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Only great minds could
have read that. This is weird, but interesting.
If you can raed this,
you have a sgtrane mnid, too.
How about this? Can
you raed this?
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what I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig
to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in what oerdr
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and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and
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deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the word as a wlohe. Azanmig
huh? Yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! If you can raed
this forwrad it
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Videos of the week: (click on the picture)
B: When the Breathalizer Fails
by Tom of Pasadena, CA
Funny prank on suspected drunk drivers. Light-hearted humor.
Contributed by Don of Kelowna, B.C.
This is a combination trapeze and gymnastics act. I didn't know
you could catch someone with your feet. Are they in shape or what?
in G ... as in Garbage
by Michael of New York
Who would have thought you could do so much from a heap of garbage?
Now this is recycling!
by Peter Paul of South Pasadena, CA
So I'm sure you're wondering why that title ... stop the postulation
and watch the video!
your first Friday of the year is a good one!