Friday, November 27, 2015

What does a 320 pound woman look like?

Now, before you scroll down to look at her pictures,
get a mental image of what you think a woman who weighs 320 looks like...


320 pound woman
320 pound woman
320 pound woman
320 pound woman
320 pound woman

Not exactly what you were expecting is it??

The tallest and best proportioned woman in the world lives in Holland.
She is 7'4" and weighs 320.
What a relief! Now we ALL know we aren't overweight; we're just too short!

Do you have a small one?

Sometimes it's better to be small.

click here.



The Making of 'The STELLANATOR' food challenge in Bellevue Nebraska at Stellas Bar and Grill

The Love Doctor

The Love Doctor Dear Love Doctor,

My boyfriend and I have been together for over three months now. This is our first true gay relationship. We have spent almost all of our time together. When I mention hanging out with old friends he tends to get upset and doesn't understand why. I really do enjoy being with him all of the time also. Recently, he made plans for dinner with his ex-girlfriend. He didn't understand why this upset me and why I'd be jealous.

Since we've been together he has made comments that she is a stalker and is obsessed with him. I don't understand why he'd put himself in this position. Please give me your input.


Can't think of a name!

Dear Cant't Think,

You have very little to worry about. If the ex-chick did it for him, he'd still be with her... not in your face all the time. There are probably a couple of reasons he agreed to go to dinner with her (notice I didn't call it a date). Either she annoyed the retail out of him and he's not strong enough to resist the "stalker" or he's just being a man and likes the fact that he's still wanted on all sides.

Let me tell you a little story about someone I know. We'll call him Eric. Eric met Alex about six years ago. They fell in love instantly and Eric never went home. When I say he never went home... I mean he literally never went back home!

He and Alex have been together ever since. Each day they both go to work, then return home and spend their entire evening together. They go bowling together, see movies together... they even share the same bathroom time getting ready for work in the morning. But about every six months or so I get a call from either Eric or Alex. They've had a terrible fight and don't understand how the other can be so insensitive about the sore spot of the month.

Usually, during a gasp of air in the midst of the teary soliloquy, I have time to get in one line. I remind them that they're always in each other's faces. They have denied themselves that precious "me" time that helps each of us humans recharge our batteries. Carrie from Sex and the City needed an hour after work uninterrupted to recharge her's. I need at least one sly affair with a Law and Order marathon to keep my boy annoyance meter low. Another friend of mine needs a night out on the town with only him and his friends to suppress the suffocation of a relationship.

The point is, we're not robots. We need time to ourselves just to get things in order. Give him some room to breathe. Let him go out with Erika Christensen if he wants. Actually, let him know that you're ok with his little dinner madness. By doing so you'll send a message that you trust him completely. He'll appreciate you letting him roam. And because of this brilliant strategic move on your part, he'll have no basis to get upset when you want to go out with your buddies later.

Lastly, give him an incentive to come home as quickly as possible for a little desert... and guess who's on the menu?

The Love Doctor

--Send your questions about love to "The Love Doctor" directly from 'OZ' - The 'Other' Side of the Rainbow! I have added an email link that goes direct to The Love Doctor - this will enable quicker responses from him. You can do this by clicking on his picture in the sidebar and put your question in the email. This will ensure that The Love Doctor gets your question. The Love Doctor forwards his replies to me for posting consideration. Note: Due to the high volume of letters that The Love Doctor receives, not all letters will be posted on 'OZ' - but the Love Doctor will reply to every email. (so he says)

R.I.P. Harvey Milk

R.I.P. Harvey Milk

Thursday, November 26, 2015

The Effects of Alcohol

After 6 beers

After 2 glasses of wine

After 2 bottles of wine - Shared of course

After too many margaritas

After 3 Kamikazes

After 7 rum & cokes

After 1 large purple haze

After 3 martinis

After 1 bottle of tequila

What do you think caused your heterosexuality? ;-)

1.What do you think caused your heterosexuality?

2. When and how did you decide that you were a heterosexual?

3. Is it possible that your heterosexuality is just a phase that you may grow out of?

4. Is it possible that your heterosexuality stems from a neurotic fear of others of the same sex?

5. Isn't it possible that all you need is a good gay lover?

6. Heterosexuals have histories of failure in gay relationships. Do you think you may have turned to heterosexuality in fear of rejection?

7. If you've never slept with a person of the same sex, how do you know you wouldn't prefer it?

8. If your heterosexuality is normal, why are a disproportionate number of mental patients heterosexual?

9. With whom have you discussed your heterosexual tendencies? How did they react?

10. Your heterosexuality doesn't offend me as long as you don't try to force it on me. Why do people feel compelled to seduce others into your sexual orientation?

11. If you choose to nurture children, would you want them to be heterosexual, knowing the problems they would face?

12. The great majority of child molesters are heterosexuals. Do you consider it safe to expose your children to heterosexual teachers?

13. Why do you insist on being so obvious, and making a public spectacle of your heterosexuality? Can't you just be what you are and keep it quiet?

14. How can you ever hope to become a whole person if you limit yourself to a compulsive, exclusive heterosexual object choice, and remain unwilling to explore and develop your normal, natural, God-given homosexual potential?

15. Heterosexuals are noted for assigning themselves and each other to narrowly restricted sex roles. Why do you cling to such unhealthy role-playing?

16. How can you enjoy a fully satisfying sexual experience or deep emotional rapport with a person of the opposite sex, when the obvious physical, biological, and temperamental differences between you are so vast? How can a man understand what pleases a woman sexually, or vice-versa?

17. Why do heterosexuals place so much emphasis on sex?

18. With all the societal support marriage receives, the divorce rate is spiraling. Why are there so few stable relationships among heterosexuals?

19. How could the human race survive if everyone were heterosexual like you, considering the menace of overpopulation?

20. There seem to be very few happy heterosexuals. Techniques have been developed with which you might be able to change if you want to. Have you ever tried therapy?

21. A disproportionate number of criminals, welfare recipients, and other irresponsible or anti-social types are heterosexual. Why would you want to hire a heterosexual for a responsible position?

22. Do heterosexuals hate and/or distrust other of their own sex? Is that what makes them heterosexual?

23. Why are heterosexuals so promiscuous?

24. Why do you make a point of attributing heterosexuality to famous people? Is it to justify your own heterosexuality?

25. Could you really trust a heterosexual therapist/counselor to be objective and unbiased? Don't you fear that s/he might be inclined to influence you in the direction of his/her own leanings?
Heterosexuality isn't normal... just common!

Not The Colonel! Not The Colonel!

I recentley watched a commercial for KFC that had me fuming. It featured 'Colonel Sanders' selling the chicken. This is a gigantic mistake!
Not Colonel Sanders
Not the Colonel

Colonel Sanders
This is The Colonel!
I saw a commercial the other day and he said: "I am not Colonel Sanders..." No he is not. He's even a poor example of imitation. I'm glad they clarified it!

The difference is clear! Don't muck with an icon! Coke did that with New Taste. it didn't work then and it won't work now.

-- end rant

Egyptian God Family Tree

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Golden Orb Spider Silk

Made with Golden Orb Spider Silk
This piece of fabric measuring 3.4 metres by 1.2 metres was woven from gold-coloured silk drawn out of 1 million wild Madagascan golden orb spiders.

The rug was on display at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. It took four years to complete and is decorated with patterns of birds and flowers.

The spiders were collected during the rainy season from their webs on telephone wires using poles.

About 24 metres of the strongest “dragline" type silk filament were then extracted from each individual of Nephila madagascariensis. After they had been "silked", the spiders were released back into the wild.

Spiders’ silk is three times as strong as Kevlar and five times as strong as steel, but can stretch up to 40 per cent of its length. Work is under way to sequence spider genes to produce synthetic silk.

See more pictures and learn more about how it was made

(Image: American Museum of Natural History)

What is a McDonald's hamburger patty made out of?

McDonald's hamburger patty
by Joshua Engel, Enthusiastic eater and adventurous cook, from

As John Burgess says, it's 100% pure beef. They have no need to add any fillers. The amount of beef in quarter pounder costs them less than $.40; in a regular hambuger it costs less than twenty cents. That's for a burger they're going to sell for about $2 and $1, respectively. It's just not worthwhile for them to shave costs there.

The meat is perfectly ordinary grades of meat for ground beef. It's USDA inspected. It's not graded, but the grading system is largely about fat content, and they're controlling the fat content in the grinding. It's not prime rib; you don't turn prime rib into burgers. Burgers are made by combining relatively tough, flavorless cuts with high-fat flavorful cuts and grinding it to give a pleasant texture. This is the same way you'd get a burger anywhere else.

McDonald's used to use the "pink slime" (meat scraped from the bones, treated with antimicrobials such as ammonia). But the stuff literally has a bad name, and they gave it up a couple of years ago. The stuff wasn't nearly as terrifying as it was made out in the media, especially not compared to the other abuses that go into every steak you've ever bought at the grocery store (which remains a chunk of muscle sliced from a dead animal), and it was still 100% dead cow flesh, but the bad publicity just wasn't worth the cost savings.

There's nothing weird about McD's beef (at least, nothing weirder than you get at the grocery store). It's just cow parts. They sell it cheap because they purchase it in bulk.

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'Twas 'The Night Before' that finally killed the gay-panic joke

The Night Before

The following review is by Josh Dickey, ©

LOS ANGELES — The gay-panic joke is over.

For years it has run like a shiver up the spine of male-centered comedy — and Hollywood will surely keep going back to it, even though it's offensive, worn-out and was never that funny to begin with. Yet — ding dong merrily on high — gay panic humor is nowhere to be found in The Night Before.

In fact, the latest bro-down from Seth Rogen's band of merry pranksters (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50 writer/director Jonathan Levine and James Franco add Anthony Mackie to the ensemble here) manages something much more sophisticated and daring: a running same-sex sight gag that not only sails over the sensitivity bar, but actually works.

It's a refreshing departure — and, if we're being hopeful here, a possible turning-away point — from a trope that's only funny if you believe sexual contact with another man is a straight man's worst living nightmare. See, for example, Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart, who released the unambiguously titled Get Hard earlier this year, then acted surprised when the media forced them to reckon with its underlying homophobia.

After a critical drubbing — Variety said that the film contained "some of the ugliest gay-panic humor to befoul a studio release" — Ferrell and Hart were forced to answer to the junket press. Their conclusions, as you can imagine, were deeply unsatisfying, focused on the old-fashioned "funny is funny" defense.

Ferrell and Hart were hardly pioneers here. Michael Bay (famous for many reasons, none of which is comic sensibility) is a prolific practitioner of homophobic-hysteria-as-humor. Judd Apatow, as forcefully socially conscious as powerful filmmakers get these days (on Twitter, at least), wrote and directed the "You know how I know you’re gay?" riff in The Forty Year-Old Virgin.

We could go on and on and on. Remember The Dilemma? The Hangover movies? That bedroom scene in Wedding Crashers? Examples abound.

And to be fair: Though they've never gotten quite as mean-spirited as the premise of Get Hard, the Night Before gang has walked up to that line, too. The most recent example came last year, when Rogen's character was forced to stash a phallic object where the sun don't shine in The Interview. Before that, 2013's This is the End concluded with Jonah Hill being raped by a demon.

The Night Before, which opened nationwide Friday, turns gay panic upside-down in a moment that, at first, looks like recidivism. Before we get into it, here is your SPOILER ALERT: The trailing paragraphs give away a major joke.

The film centers on three friends (Rogen, Mackie and Gordon-Levitt) who come together in Manhattan every year for a night of Christmas Eve debauchery. Because of their evolving life circumstances, this will be the last time they observe the tradition — so Isaac's (Rogen) pregnant wife (Jillian Bell, playing a character who's surprisingly well drawn) sends him into the night with a cache of drugs and a free pass.

During a sequence at a karaoke bar, Isaac accidentally swaps phones with his friend Sarah (Mindy Kaling). After they part company, he's confronted by a text message from one of her male acquaintances. More specifically, it's a dick pic — an impressive one, at that — accompanied by a proposition (a situation that, it begs to be noted, actually played out in real life just a few weeks ago).

And here's where you think, "Oh boy, here we go again."

Except that's not what happens at all. Isaac is shocked at first — he hasn't yet realized that his phone was swapped — but instead of revulsion or disgust, his reaction is something more like ... admiration. Clearly Isaac isn't gay, but he knows a great penis when he sees one. He begins a text conversation that pays off not just in the moment, but at a few intervals before The Night Before is through with the gag.

To send Isaac into a panicky spiral would've been the old way of writing this situation. Instead, his reaction shows perspective that's more in line with the times. Yeah, consenting adults send each other naughty images; just because you prefer the opposite sex doesn't mean gay sexual contact is something to be feared, shamed and/or vilified; male frontal nudity isn't some kind of moral outrage that requires a trigger warning (looking at you, Fifty Shades of Grey).

At its core, The Night Before is a movie about growing up, about letting go of wanton youth and embracing responsibility. It is every bit as sweet as it is raunchy fun, a combination that's a welcome metaphor for where we're headed on the inclusiveness curve in Hollywood studio comedy. And as a bonus, The Night Before shows that there's a way to be inclusive without making it seem like something as normal and everyday as having sex, or expressing sexual desire, should stir terror and alarm.

For too long, Hollywood has gotten by on the excuse that it's the characters' oafishness, their wrongheaded prejudice, that's funny; we're supposed to be laughing at them, not with them. But not everyone will see things that way — and besides, prejudice itself isn't really funny, is it? Especially when you see how the same situation is handled by a character whose first reaction isn't a homophobic seizure.

Yeah, "funny is funny." Funny that doesn't drag a bunch of people down? Way funnier.

The Little Red Wagon

A firefighter was working on the engine outside the Station, when he noticed a little girl nearby in a little red wagon with little ladders hung off the sides and a garden hose tightly coiled in the middle.

The girl was wearing a firefighter's helmet.

The wagon was being pulled by her dog and her cat.

The firefighter walked over to take a closer look.

'That sure is a nice fire truck,' the firefighter said with admiration.

'Thanks,' the girl replied. The firefighter looked a little closer. The girl had tied the wagon to her dog's collar and to the cat's testicles.

'Little partner,' the firefighter said, 'I don't want to tell you how to run your rig, but if you were to tie that rope around the cat's collar, I think you could go faster. '

The little girl replied thoughtfully, 'You're probably right, but then I wouldn't have a siren.'

cat siren

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

50 office-speak phrases you love to hate

Office Speak Bingo
Office speak is a reality, and not just in commerce and industry, it is most prevalent in the Civil Service. It is their belief that it is the invention of the "Generalist Manager" cult currently destroying our services and our commerce and industry. The myth that someone can parachute into an organization he or she knows nothing about and "manage" it is just that, a myth. They've have seen far to many instances of it going badly wrong and of the trail of destruction these incompetents leave behind them to think otherwise.

Click here to see if your office is guilty!

Put the big rocks in first

There’s a well-travelled story about a teacher who showed his class a one-gallon jar and a dozen large rocks.

After a little rearranging, he got all the rocks into the jar, filling it to the top. He then dumped a bag of gravel into the jar until the spaces between the rocks were filled. Next he poured sand into the jar, shaking it so the sand filled the spaces between the rocks and the gravel. Finally, he emptied a pitcher of water into it.

“What does this demonstration prove?” he asked.

One student said, “No matter how full your life seems, you can always take on a little more.”

Another said, “Sequence and planning is important to maximizing productivity.”

A third said, “It’s about setting priorities. If you don’t deal with the big rocks first, all you’ll end up with is a jar of wet sand and gravel.”


There’s validity to each response, but the idea of identifying and dealing with the big rocks first is a particularly valuable insight.

We will live fuller and more fulfilling lives if we set our priorities – not only at work but in our life as a whole. Our relationships, work, spiritual life, hobbies, and charitable causes all claim our attention. We have to decide what’s really important.

Too often we surrender control of our days, even the direction of our lives, by letting circumstances or other people determine how we spend our time. Thus, we deal with what comes at us in the order that it comes or with squeaking wheels and demanding people.

Unless we distinguish between the rocks, gravel, sand, and water in our lives, we’re likely to neglect or forget the things that truly matter.

This is Michael Josephson reminding you that character counts.


Canadian CSI

Canadaian CSI


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