Archive for May, 2006

A Pearl of Wisdom

Posted in Uncategorized on May 12, 2006 by Budd Black

I said something to my daughter yesterday that I learned in basic training over 10 years ago. It resonated loudly because I have never said this to anyone, only heard it being said to myself and others. I don't think I realized what it meant until I found reason to use it myself. What I said is:

"I can't means I won't, and I won't means I quit."

This obviously does not work in all I can't statement situations, but is relevant in most. It is funny the things that you carry with you.

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Scare Tactics

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on May 2, 2006 by Budd Black

ABC has a movie coming up called Avian flu or something like that.  This movie will be an over exaggeration of what will happen when the avian flu hits the U.S.  I have seen the previews and they are full of people wearing little masks and ransacking grocery stores as dead bodies pile up.  It is uncanny how closely this resembles the outbreak in other countries around the world. 

Avian Flu Facts:
The Avian flu killed more people last year than cancer, aids, and carnies combined.  Wearing your seatbelt reduces the chance of contracting avian flu.  The only cure for Avian flu is the tears of Chuck Norris, only Chuck Norris does not cry, ever.  The avian flu was bioengineered by the Penguin of Batman fame. 

Avian Flu Myths:
You can not get Avian flu from drinking wild turkey, although you still may die.  Crows feet are not an early symptom of avian flu.  Big bird has not infected the entire staff of Sesame Street.  KFC is still safe (they do not use chicken, they were actually sued and can't use the word chicken in their name, false advertising you know).  Eating bird droppings will not in fact immunize you from Avian flu.

Yes Avian flu will devastate America.  Just remember how bad SARS hurt us.

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