Friday, September 04, 2015

Reaction Effect

Reaction Effect is a chain reaction brain teaser - Time Waster

by Erez Zukerman

The Reaction Effect Game - Click here

Reaction Effect is a simple game to understand, and it's quite addictive.

The board consists of a matrix of 16x16 circles. Each circle has a curved line on it and rotates 90 degrees when you click it. When the edge of a line touches the edge of a line on another circle, that circle makes a 90-degree turn as well; once it turns, it may line up with another circle and cause it to turn. It's a chain reaction that sounds a tad complex on paper, but once you click a single circle, you get it instantly.

For every move of a circle, you get a point. Therefore, if you click a circle and it causes another circle to move, that's two points for you. If you click a circle and it causes 566 other circles to move in a crazy cascade of chain reactions, you get 567 points.

There's no timer, no enemies, and no level bosses. There isn't even a soundtrack to get on your nerves. It's a simple, soothing brain teaser. How much did you get?

Explain the Ostrich

A man walks into a restaurant with a full-grown ostrich behind him. The waitress asks them for their orders.

The man says, 'A hamburger, fries and a coke,' and turns to the ostrich, 'What's yours?'

'I'll have the same,' says the ostrich.

A short time later the waitress returns with the order 'That will be $9.40 please,' and the man reaches into his pocket and pulls out the exact change for payment.

The next day, the man and the ostrich come again and the man says, 'A hamburger, fries and a coke.'

The ostrich says, 'I'll have the same.'

Again the man reaches into his pocket and pays with exact change.

This becomes routine until the two enter again. 'The usual?' asks the waitress.

'No, this is Friday night, so I will have a steak, baked potato and a salad,' says the man.

'Same,' says the ostrich.

Shortly the waitress brings the order and says, 'That will be $32.62.'

Once again the man pulls the exact change out of his pocket and places it on the table.

The waitress cannot hold back her curiosity any longer. 'Excuse me, sir. How do you manage to always come up with the exact change in your pocket every time?'

'Well,' says the man, 'several years ago I was cleaning the attic and found an old lamp. When I rubbed it, a Genie appeared and offered me two wishes. My first wish was that if I ever had to pay for anything, I would just put my hand in my pocket and the right amount of money would always be there.'

'That's brilliant!' says the waitress. 'Most people would ask for a million dollars or something, but you'll always be as rich as you want for as long as you live!'

'That's right. Whether it's a gallon of milk or a Rolls Royce, the exact money is always there,' says the man..

The waitress asks, 'What's with the ostrich?'

The man sighs, pauses and answers, 'My second wish was for a tall chick with a big ass and long legs who agrees with everything I say.'


If You Were Arrested for Kindness


If you were arrested for kindness, would there be enough evidence to convict you?

Some people cheer up a room by entering it, others by leaving it.

What do you bring to your interactions with workmates, friends, and family?
Is it encouragement, optimism, or kind words? Or is it pessimism, criticism, or cynicism?

People often forget what we say and usually what we do, but as Maya Angelou said, “They always remember how we made them feel.”

Here are some other wise words about kindness:

“Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.”
– Sir Arthur Helps

“You will regret many things in life, but you will never regret being too kind or too fair.”
– Brian Tracy

“Don’t wait for people to be kind. Show them how.”
– Anonymous

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.”
– Oscar Wilde

“That best portion of a good man’s life: his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.”
– William Wordsworth

“Kindness is loving people more than they deserve.”
– Joseph Joubert

“We are made kind by being kind.”
– Eric Hoffer

“Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”
– Benjamin Franklin

“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.”
– Theodore Isaac Rubin, M.D.

“Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true.”
– Robert Brault

This is Michael Josephson reminding you that character counts.

"Milk" and Cookie

Your morning eye-opener. The snack will never be the same again!
"Milk" and Cookie

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Heartbreak around the world as the body of a dead child washes up on a Turkish beach

How much more of this has to happen before the issues are dealt with properly? I do not have the answer, but I hope to god someone does. I know that Canada can and MUST start approving more migrants from Syria, so they don't have to participate with human smugglers. Far too many people are dying. How many more? How many more?
Heartbreak around the world as the body of a dead chils washes up on a Turkish beach
Do you hate to look at this picture? Petition your government to help and quit ignoring this!

Ryan Willey: I Still Am a Man of Faith

Ryan Willey: I Still Am a Man of Faith: Let me clarify something that I'm sure many of my friends and family have been wondering.  Yes, i walk a path that is somewhat taboo in ...

Time The Hard Way

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Click above to see it work!

The Magic Gopher

Magic Gopher - Click here

Click Above.

If you can't figure it out, The Wizard has the answer! Email me by clicking on my picture at the top of 'OZ' and I will send you the trick.

Star Wars Subway Car - Improv everywhere

City of the future! from 1925

City of the future! from 1925
Click on the image for a larger one! It will open a new window - you may have to click on the image to see it full size. Fascinating!

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Dean Jones passes away at age 84

one of The Wizard's beloved actors.

Dean Jones
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that actor Dean Jones passed away of Parkinson's disease yesterday, September 1, 2015 in Los Angeles. He was 84. Jones, who was inducted into the Disney LEGENDS Hall of Fame in 1995, appeared in 46 films, 5 Broadway shows, and numerous television series and specials.

Jones, who started his career as the host of a local Alabama radio show, DEAN JONES SINGS, and as a producer of stage shows, parlayed his skill as a light comedian into such films as THE LOVE BUG, UNDER THE YUM-YUM TREE, THAT DARN CAT, THE SHAGGY D.A., THE MILLION DOLLAR DUCK, SNOWBALL EXPRESS, HERBIE GOES TO MONTE CARLO and BEETHOVEN.

Born Dean Carroll Jones on January 25, 1931 in Decatur, Alabama, the only child of Guy and Nolia Jones, he served in the Navy during the Korean War and attended Asbury University in Kentucky, which awarded him an honorary degree in 2002.

Jones made his Broadway debut in THERE WAS A LITTLE GIRL with Jane Fonda in 1960 followed by UNDER THE YUM-YUM TREE in the same year. Jones' other Broadway credits include the original role of "Bobby" in Harold Prince/Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY, and as "Cap'n Andy" in the national tour of Harold Prince's SHOW BOAT. He also toured in the one-man play, ST. JOHN IN EXILE, directed by Emmy Award winning director, Dan Curtis (War and Remembrance). Many critics called it a "masterpiece."

Jones' film grosses exceeded $960 million and six of his ten films for Walt Disney are on Variety's all-time hit list. Under contract at MGM, Jones made his film debut in SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME and JAILHOUSE ROCK with Elvis Presley soon followed. Jones' films include the film version of UNDER THE YUM-YUM TREE, ANY WEDNESDAY, THE NEW INTERNS, NEVER SO FEW, OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, WHEN EVERY DAY WAS THE FOURTH OF JULY, A BRUSH WITH TIME and Tom Clancy's CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER. Jones made his television debut in STAGECOACH WEST, followed by ENSIGN O'TOOLE and numerous other television shows and specials.

Jones founded Christian Rescue Committee (now Christian Rescue Fund) an organization which provides a way of escape to Jews, Christians and others persecuted for their faith. Jones' other charitable activities included international child-care and world hunger.

Devoted to his cherished family, Jones is survived by his wife of 42 years, writer Lory Basham Jones; three children, Caroline Jones, Deanna Demaree and Michael Pastick; 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be scheduled for a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Christian Rescue Fund c/o Jubilee Campaign USA, 9689-C Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22150.

The Nun in Hooters

A nun, badly needing to use the restroom, walked into a local Hooters.

The place was hopping with music and loud conversation and every once in a while 'the lights would turn off.'

Each time the lights would go out, the place would erupt into cheers. However, when the revelers saw the nun, the room went dead silent.

She walked up to the bartender, and asked, 'May I please use the restroom?

The bartender replied, 'OK, but I should warn you that there is a statue of a naked man in there wearing only a fig leaf.'

'Well, in that case, I'll just look the other way,' said the nun.

So the bartender showed the nun to the back of the restaurant.

After a few minutes, she came back out, and the whole place stopped just long enough to give the nun a loud round of applause.

She went to the bartender and said, 'Sir, I don't understand. Why did they applaud for me just because I went to the restroom?'

'Well, now they know you're one of us,' said the bartender, 'Would you like a drink?'

'No thank you, but, I still don't understand,' said the puzzled nun.

'You see,' laughed the bartender, 'every time someone lifts the fig leaf on that statue, the lights go out here in the bar. Now - how about that drink?'

Bad-Ass Texas Rabbit

Gone Cat-Fishing

Two men fishing off of a boat on the Warrior River in Alabama were surprised by a duo of swimming kittens approaching their boat.

The kittens seem to have jumped into the water upon seeing the boat, looking to be rescued. After the first kitten was helped on board, the second quickly followed suit, jumping into the water and swimming the distance to the boat.

One pound deer

Had to send this one forward. One of those beautiful miracles given us each day and which are mostly lost. A brief moment that renews our spirit and gives joy to the heart. Kinda 'makes your day doesn't it ?

one pound deer
This tiny deer was delivered by Caesarean section at a Wildlife hospital after a car killed his mother.

one pound deer
Little Rupert, who is so small he can fit in an adult's hand, was born after vets failed in their battle to save his mother.

one pound deer
At just 6" tall and weighing just over a pound, he is now in an incubator in the intensive care unit at Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital in Buckinghamshire. He has only recently opened his eyes.

one pound deer
Les Stocker, founder of Tiggywinkles, said, "Rupert's mother had very severe injuries. We brought him out and got him breathing, and then he went into an incubator on oxygen. He is now being fed by a tube."

one pound deer
Staff members are optimistic that Rupert, now 5 days old, will make a full recovery. "Deer are very, very tricky, but this one has spirit. He's an extremely feisty, Little guy and quite pushy," Mr. Stocker said.

Darth Pooh

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

The Amazing Human Brain

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The Zen of Sarcasm

1. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead.
Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow.
Do not walk beside me either.
Just pretty much leave me alone.

2. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and leaky tire.

3. It's always darkest before dawn.
So if you're going to steal your neighbor's newspaper, that's the time to do it.

4. Don't be irreplaceable. If you can't be replaced,
you can't be promoted.

5. Always remember that you're unique.
Just like everyone else.

6. Never test the depth of the water with both feet.

7. If you think nobody cares if you're alive,
try missing a couple of car payments.

8. Before you criticize someone,
you should walk a mile in their shoes.
That way, when you criticize them,
you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

9 . If at first you don't succeed,
skydiving is probably not for you.

10 . Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day.
Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

11. If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably a wise investment.

12 . If you tell the truth,
you don't have to remember anything.

13. Some days you're the bug;
some days you're the windshield.

14. Everyone seems normal
until you get to know them.

15. The quickest way to double your money is
to fold it in half and put it back in your pocket.

16. A closed mouth gathers no foot.

17. Duct tape is like 'The Force'. It has a light side and a dark side,
and it holds the universe together.

18. There are two theories to arguing with women.
Neither one works.

19 . Generally speaking, you aren't learning much
when your lips are moving.

20. Experience is something you don't get
until just after you need it.

21 . Never miss a good chance to shut up.


22 . N
ever, under any circumstances,

take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

Gay Cowboy

A successful rancher died and left everything to his devoted wife.

She was determined to keep the ranch, but knew very little about ranching, so she placed an ad in the newspaper for a ranch hand.

Two cowboys applied for the job. One was gay and the other a drunk.

She thought long and hard about it, and when no one else applied she decided to hire the gay guy, figuring it would be safer to have him around the house than the drunk

He proved to be a hard worker who put in long hours every day and knew a lot about ranching. For weeks, the two of them worked hard and the ranch was doing very well.

Then one day, the rancher's widow said "You have done a really good job, and the ranch looks great You should go into town and kick up your heels."

The hired hand readily agreed and went into town on Saturday night.

He returned around 2:30 AM, and upon entering the room, he found the rancher's widow sitting by the fireplace with a glass of wine, waiting for him.

She quietly called him over to her. "Unbutton my blouse and take it off," she said.

Trembling, he did as she directed.

"Now takeoff my boots."

He did as she asked, ever so slowly.

"Now take off my socks."

He removed each gently and placed them neatly by her boots.

"Now take off my skirt." He slowly unbuttoned it, constantly watching her eyes in the firelight.

"Now take off my bra."

Again, with trembling hands, he did as he was told and dropped it to the floor.

Then she looked at him and said:

"If you ever wear my clothes into town again, you're fired!"