COOL KICKS FOR GRANDMA
For many years, I have been bitching that the majority commercials with and for elders advertise only products to treat icky conditions. But this is a terrific exception and a clever appeal to both young and old. (Stolen from Jan Adams' blog, Can It Happen Here?.)
TOMORROW, SUNDAY, IS GRANDPARENTS' DAY
And there is, apparently, a song just for the celebration. I'm not sure I like it all that much – but so it is.
Here is a whole lot of information about Grandparents Day.
Now that Todd Akin has delivered unto our culture the phrase “legitimate rape,” it is time for pushback and this one is fantastic:
(Thank you to Susan Gulliford of Hillsborough NJ Journal)
MORE WOMEN'S REPRODUCTION
This, sent by TGB reader, Elizabeth, should be a bumper sticker:
REPUBLICAN WOMEN FOR OBAMA
I have a sense that women all across the political spectrum are aghast and repelled by the attempt by Republican men to take control of our bodies and to turn our reproduction back to the days of coat hangers and back alleys. This video (another from Jan Adams) gives me some hope.
RUBE GOLDBERG CONTRAPTION
I'm a sucker for complicated silly contraptions. Since this video has been seen by more than 37 million people, I'm probably the last to enjoy it.
The video was made two-and-a-half years ago to promote a song, This Too Shall Pass by an alt rock band from Chicago. It is delightful. (Thank you, Darlene.)
HOW TO SEPARATE AN EGG
Here's another from Darlene. Ignore the language barrier. I promise you'll understand perfectly.
Very cool, don't you think. If you try this, do stop back here and let us know how it goes for you.
For many elders uninterested in texting or in reading, playing games or watching TV on smartphones or in the astronomical price of these devices, a company in England has come up with the OwnFone. Take a look:
As the video shows, it's also good for kids and several other uses. I've been in touch with the company and they will be branching out from Britain to other countries including the U.S. I'll let you know when that happens. Meanwhile, you can read more here.
(Hat tip and thank you to Steve Garfield of Off on a Tangent)
UNBEARABLE CUTENESS OF LION AND DOG
The website tells us this:
”A mongrel dog has become stepfather to a rare white lion born in captivity in Germany that was rejected shortly after birth by his mother. Pointer mix Lejon, two, and three-week-old [white] lion cub Jojo are inseparable since meeting at the Safari Park in Stukenbrock in north-west Germany.”
You can read a lot more about Lejon and Jojo here along with Many more so-cute-to-die-for photos.
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.
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