One advertisement of late that drew my attention is not a scam at all, but an idea which, in fact, works rather efficiently. The thing that bothered me was the amount of money these charlatans are charging and the thought that somebody will actually purchase it. The item is called the "door guard" or something to that effect.
The idea is that both heat and cold escapes or enters a home that has doors which are not cut to fit properly (which in the construction of today is most of them). The answer is a few inches of cloth which run the length of the door that have a sewn rounded end on both sides which would allow the insertion of a closet pole on each end. Once the lengths of closet poles are inserted into the sewn pockets, the end view of the product would look like this " O__O ".
Once slipped under the bottom of the door, it would look like this "Ol__lO ". The product is efficient and would cost less than two dollars to produce. The advertisers, humanitarians that they are, are charging (you guessed it) $19.95 each, but if you call right now (and for the next two years or whenever they go out of business), they will send you two "door guards" for the same price.
Yep, the holidays are upon us, my friends, so keep your eyes and ears open for these and other types of schemes and scams of the season. It was announced today that we're in a recession and have been since December of 2007........ Duh !
I did not go to AREA 51 on Friday, mostly due to the fact that some body parts were already begining to reject the notion of three days of partying and I had a quiet evening at home. This entire month will be one big party and it was probably best that I get into some semblance of shape for the upcoming fiestas.
It was announced today that we're in a recession and have been since December of 2007........ Duh !
1935; Chiang Kai-shek is elected chairman of the Kuomintang Executive Council, thereby becoming virtual ruler of China. 1942; The Beveridge Report, the blueprint for Britain’s welfare state, is published. 1959; The Antarctic Treaty, designed to preserve the uninhabited continent of Antarctica for peaceful purposes, is signed by 12 nations.
Picture Of The Day There's something to say about snow angels and this is the time of year they often appear. I've emailed Santa Claus as to my Christmas wishes and he asked for an EKG printout before he considers my request.
Birthdays: Henry Williamson, novelist and nature writer 1895, Georgy Zhukov, Soviet military officer 1896, Woody Allen, American film director, actor, and writer 1935, Bette Midler, American actress and singer 1945.
The Hits Just Keep On Coming:
There will be no Nativity Scene in the United States Congress, this year! The Supreme Court has ruled that there cannot be a Nativity Scene in the United States capital this Christmas season.
This isn't for any religious reason, they simply have not been able to find three wise men and a virgin in the Nation's capitol. There was no problem, however, finding enough asses to fill the stable.
His infuriated wife said, "And how many kinds of 'willies' are there? A man goes through three phases. In his twenties, his willy is like an oak tree, mighty and hard. In his thirties and forties, it is a birch, flexible but reliable. After his fifties, it is like a Christmas tree."
"A Christmas tree?" asked the boy. "Yes," said the mother, "Dead from the root up and the balls are for decoration only."
That's it for today my little candy canes. More on Wednesday.
Stay Tuned !