Saturday, 14 June 2014
INTERESTING STUFF – 14 June 2014
IMPORTANT EDITORIAL NOTE: I do my best to properly credit the people who send Interesting Stuff items published here and I know I have said I will link to your blog when you have one. But you've got to tell me the name and the URL.
For some of you I know the name of the blog and for some I even know the URL. But for most, I'm guessing or having to search my blog to find previous links or search the internet to find the URL and it's taking too much time.
So from now on if you want a link to your blog when I use an item you've submitted, you must include the name of the blog and the URL.
PAY ATTENTION: IT'S JUST FIVE SECONDS LONG
And undoubtedly you need to be at least 40 years old to get it. (Hat to tip to many of you)
ALMOST AS SHORT AND EXTREMELY CUTE
One short laugh deserves another. From TGB reader Lauren Nelson.
Most of us old folks get frustrated with our memory lapses. Now, someone out in a desert somewhere has gone to extremes to help us out. I hope it's a friendly joke. Even if it's not, it made me laugh. (Hat tip to John Brandt)
JAMES CAGNEY AND BOB HOPE
As with the first item today, you probably need to be at least 40, maybe 50, to know who these two guys were. In their prime they were wonderful and this dance from the film, The Seven Little Foys, proves it. (Hat tip to Marian Methner)
ELDERS SELLING PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
MS Contin and OxyContin and Fentanyl are among the prescription drugs being sold by elders to help make ends meet.
”Hervey Bay GP Dr Ken Treichel says he's banned six elderly patients from his surgery in the past year for selling their medication. 'It's absolutely rampant,' he told the newspaper.
"'I actually see people (selling). I've seen people walk up to them, bring the money out and do the deal, standing in the car park.'
“Drug and Serious Crime Group Sergeant Adam Frost said people of all ages had been busted buying and selling prescription drugs, including the elderly.”
That's according to the Courier Mail newspaper in Brisbane, Australia but if you don't think it's happening in the U.S. and other western countries too, you're dreaming. (Hat tip to Domini Stuart)
TIME GOES BY
26,731 days have passed since I was born which means the total number of candles on all my birthdays added together equal 2,701 so far.
My heart has beaten approximately 2,672,960,000 times since my birth during which time I have taken approximately 573,445,000 breaths.
That's according to a website called You're Getting Old where you can plug in your own birthdate and see how much time has gone by.
The information will either make you feel bad about being old or will delight you to know. I chose the latter option. (Hat tip to Cile)
A SLEEPY GREAT DANE PUPPY
Thor knows 3:30AM is too early to get out of bed. According to the YouTube page, in Thor's defense, he had been roused at the bleary-eyed hour of 3:30AM because his humans expected him to join them at the bagel factory where they work.
FOUND ON TWITTER
Someone named Alfred Thumser posted this to Twitter. Heh. I have the same thought every time I need to search for my birth year in a dropdown menu.
OLDER LADIES ARE DIVINE
Thanks to TGB reader, JB Lockhart, we now have this song from Donna Lou Stevens who explains how it came about:
”This whole creative whirlwind started in a living room on the Mendocino coast, just goofing off with my girlfriends at a weekend party. We were all musicians sitting around trading songs. I started singing my 'Older Ladies' song, and everyone started chiming in.”
So they made this video of it. Whoo-eeee. Yes, we are divine.
If you're interested, Donna Lou is trying to raise money for her next music video via Kickstarter.
Interesting Stuff is a weekly listing of short takes and links to web items that have caught my attention; some related to aging and some not, some useful and others just for fun.
You are all encouraged to submit items for inclusion. Just click “Contact” in the upper left corner of any Time Goes By page to send them. I'm sorry that I probably won't have time to acknowledge receipt and there is no guarantee of publication. But when I do include them, you will be credited and I will link to your blog IF you include the name of the blog and its URL.