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Thursday, August 11, 2022

R.I.P. Ben Stelter (2016 - 2022)

Ben Stelter

Members of the Edmonton Oilers shared their grief and their memories of a special fan Thursday, after six-year-old Ben Stelter passed away following a battle with brain cancer.

“He was an amazing little guy who lit up every room he was in,” Oilers captain Connor McDavid said.

“This is a very tough day for entire Oilers family, all the fans, but most importantly, the family,” he said. “It’s just a terrible day and we’re thinking about the entire Stelter family.”

When he was four, Ben was diagnosed with glioblastoma — an aggressive type of brain cancer. He underwent surgery to remove the tumour, as well as several rounds of chemotherapy and dozens of radiation sessions. However, last December, the tumour returned and Ben began more rounds of radiation treatments over the winter.

His family revealed he passed away Tuesday night. 

ANGELS WITH ATTITUDES

 
ANGELS WITH ATTITUDES
ANGELS WITH ATTITUDES
ANGELS WITH ATTITUDES
ANGELS WITH ATTITUDES

Some Interesting Facts

Star

 In Lebanon, men are legally allowed to have sex with animals, but the animals must be female. Having sexual relations with a male animal is punishable by death. (Like THAT makes sense.)

Star In Bahrain, a male doctor may legally examine a woman's genitals, but is prohibited from looking directly at them during the examination. He may only see their reflection in a mirror. (Do they look different reversed?)

Star Muslims are banned from looking at the genitals of a corpse. This also applies to undertakers; the sex organs of the deceased must be covered with a brick or piece of wood at all times. (A brick??)

Star The penalty for masturbation in Indonesia is decapitation. (Much worse than "going blind!")

Star There are men in Guam whose full-time job is to travel the countryside and deflower young virgins, who pay them for the privilege of having sex for the first time... Reason: under Guam law, it is expressly forbidden for virgins to marry. (Let's just think for a minute; is there any job anywhere else in the world, that even comes close to this?)

Star In Hong Kong, a betrayed wife is legally allowed to kill her adulterous husband, but may only do so with her bare hands. The husband's lover, on the other hand, may be killed in any manner desired. (Ah! Justice!)

Star Topless saleswomen are legal in Liverpool, England - but only in tropical fish stores. (But of course!)

Star In Cali, Colombia, a woman may only have sex with her husband, and the First time this happens, her mother must be in the room to witness the act. (Makes one shudder at the thought.)

Star In Santa Cruz, Bolivia, it is illegal for a man to have sex with a woman and her daughter at the same time. (I presume this was a big enough problem that they had to pass this law?)

Star In Maryland, it is illegal to sell condoms from vending machines with one exception: prophylactics may be dispensed from a vending machine only "in places where alcoholic beverages are sold for consumption on the premises." (Is this a great country or what? Not as great as Guam!)

Star Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour. (Who volunteers for this stuff?)

Star Humans and dolphins are the only species that have sex for pleasure. (Is that why Flipper was always smiling?)

Star The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue...(Hummm.... I won't touch THAT one!)

Star The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated. (From drinking little bottles of...? -- did the govt. pay for this research??)

Star Butterflies taste with their feet. (Ah, geez.)

Star Starfish don't have brains. (I know some people like that, too.)

And, the best for last.....

Star Turtles can breathe through their butts. (Do you think they have bad breath?)

Quiz Me!

At the end of this, you are asked a question. Answer it immediately. Don't stop and think about it. Just say the first thing that pops into your mind.

This is kind of spooky!

Do not go to the next calculation before you have finished the previous one. You do not need to write or remember the answers, just do it using your mind. You'll be surprised. Handle each calculation separately...


How much is . .
15 + 6
3 + 56
89 + 2
12 + 53
75 + 2
25 + 52
63 + 32
I know! Calculations are hard work, but it's nearly over..
Come on, one more..
123 + 5

QUICK! THINK ABOUT A TOOL AND A COLOUR, then Click here!

RE: How Smart Is Your Right Foot? post

 A reader pointed out what looks like a naughty bit in the image of my foot on that post. 


The Wizard's Toe

I guess if you look really hard.... LOL

Original image:

The Wizard's foot

Personally I think its a stretch.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Speedo - The next generation...

 
Speedo - The next generation...

Click on the picture for the larger version you can use as wallpaper.

Got a clue? Check to see...

The average person only gets 7 right so use all lobes of your brain. This can be more difficult than it looks - it just shows how little most of us really see!


There are 25 questions about things we see every day or have known about all our lives. How many can you get right? These little simple questions are harder than you think. It just shows how little we pay attention to the commonplace things of life.

RULES: Put your thinking caps on. No cheating! No looking around! No getting out of your chair! No using anything on or in your desk or computer!

Can you beat 13? (The average is 7) Write down your answers and check answers (on the bottom) AFTER completing all the questions .

REMEMBER - NO CHEATING!!! It doesn't matter if you cheat, actually, because if you have to cheat, then you don't know the answer, so, you've already missed the question. BE HONEST!That means no looking at your phone or anything on your desk...


LET'S JUST SEE HOW OBSERVANT YOU REALLY ARE. - If not, just have fun!


Here we go!


1. On a standard traffic light, is the green on the top or bottom?

2. How many states are there in the USA? (Don't laugh, some people don't know.)

3. In which hand is the Statue of Liberty's torch?

4. What six colors are on the classic Campbell's soup label?

5. What two numbers on the telephone dial don't have letters by them?

6. When you walk does your left arm swing with your right or left leg? (Don't you dare get up to see!)

7. How many matches are in a standard pack?

8. On the United States flag is the top stripe red or white?

9. What is the lowest number on the FM dial? (Don't look at that dial)!

10. Which way does water go down the drain, counter or clockwise? (Get out of the bathroom!)

11. Which way does a "no smoking" sign's slash run?

12. How many channels on a VHF TV dial?

13. On which side of a women's blouse are the buttons?

14. Which way do fans rotate?

15 How many sides does a stop sign have?

16. Do books have even-numbered pages on the right or left side?

17 How many lug nuts are on a standard car wheel?

18. How many sides are there on a standard pencil?

19. Sleepy, Happy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey & Doc. Who's missing?

20. How many hot dog buns are in a standard package?

21. On which playing card is the card maker's trademark?

22. On which side of a Venetian blind is the cord that adjusts the opening between the slats?

23. There are 12 buttons on a touch tone phone. What 2 symbols bear no digits?

24. How many curves are there in the standard paper clip?

25. Does a merry-go-round turn counter or clockwise?




ANSWERS

1. Bottom

2. 50

3. Right

4. Blue, red, white, yellow, black &gold

5. 1, 0

6. Right

7. 20

8. Red

9. 87.7

10. Clockwise (north of the equator)

11. From lower right to upper left

12. 12 (there is no #1)

13. Left

14. Clockwise as you look at it from the front. (unless they have a reverse switch).

15. 8

16. Left

17. 5

18. 6

19. Bashful

20. 8

21. Ace of spades

22. Left

23. * and #

24. 3

25. Counter

25 Signs Showing You Might Be Canadian

 
Canadian Pride

1. You're not offended by the term "HOMO MILK".

2. You understand the phrase "Could you pass me a serviette, I just dropped my poutine on the chesterfield."

3. You eat chocolate bars, not candy bars.

4. You drink Pop, not Soda.

5. You know that a Mickey and 24's mean, "party at the camp, eh!!!"

6. You don't care about the fuss with Cuba. It's a cheap place to go for your holidays, with good cigars.

7. You know that a pike is a type of fish, not part of a highway.

8. You drive on a highway, not a freeway.

9. You have Canadian Tire money in your kitchen drawers.

10. You know that Casey and Finnegan were not part of a Celtic musical group.

11. You get excited whenever an American television show mentions Canada.

12. You brag to Americans that; Shania Twain, Jim Carrey, Celine Dion & Mike Myers are Canadians.

13. You know that the C.E.O. of American Airlines is a Canadian!

14. You know what a toque is.

15. You design your Halloween costume to fit over a snowsuit.

16. You know that the last letter of the English alphabet is always pronounced "Zed".

17. Your local newspaper covers the national news on 2 pages, but requires 6 pages for hockey.

18. You know that the four seasons mean: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road work.

19. You know that when it's 25 degrees outside, it's a warm day.

20. You understand the Labatt Blue commercials.

21. You know how to pronounce and spell "Saskatchewan".

22. You perk up when you hear the theme song from 'Hockey Night in Canada'.

23. You are in grade 12, not the 12th grade.

24. "Eh?" is a very important part of your vocabulary, and is more polite than, "Huh?"


25. You actually understand these jokes, and forward this post to all of your Canadian friends! Then you send them to your American friends just to confuse them!

*Thanks, Vil

Tuesday, August 09, 2022

R.I.P. Gord Lewis (1957 - 2022)

Gord Lewis

Canadian rock band Teenage Head’s founding guitarist Gord Lewis was reportedly found dead at his apartment in Hamilton, Ontario on Sunday (7 August). He was 65.

The death is reportedly being treated as a homicide. Lewis’ 41-year-old son Jonathan has been charged with second-degree murder, The Spectator reported on Monday (8 August). 

R.I.P. Issey Miyake (1938 - 2022)

Issey Miyake

Issey Miyake, the influential Japanese fashion designer known for his pleated style creations and Steve Job’s signature black turtleneck, died of liver cancer at 84 years old on Friday.

A private funeral service was held with his friends and family, his office stated. Per Miyake's wishes, a memorial ceremony will not be held.

100 Reasons To be Gay...

In celebration of the mirth it caused I thought I’d share it with you all. Aren’t I kind ? If you’re on a random joke list then you might have seen it before, but the oldies are always the best (unless you’re lucky enough to pull some young chicken) and we say share and share alike (unless its an STD).

So, here are 100 reasons to be gay. How many can you own up to?
Click here.

On-Line Orgasm!

"O" face
Give it a try!

Click here.

 

Gas Prices




Gas has just hit close to $1.59 a litre for a while - Campbell River is at $1.79 - Nanaimo at $1.80. If you want gasoline prices to come down we need to take some intelligent, united action. Phillip Hollsworth, offered this good idea: This makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the 'don't buy gas on a certain day campaign' that was going around last April or May! The oil companies just laughed at that because they knew we wouldn't continue to hurt ourselves by refusing to buy gas. It was more of an inconvenience to us than it was a problem for them. BUT, whoever thought of this idea, has come up with a plan that can really work. Please read it and join the crusade!

By now you're probably thinking gasoline priced at $1.59 a litre in Saskatchewan is super cheap. We all know that we're being screwed by the oil companies. Does everyone remember how they drove up the prices way past a dollar and got the gas prices to where they wanted them, claiming there was a shortage of oil. Well, there isn't any shortage - the oil is more abundant than it was 35 years ago when the price of a litre of gas was 29 cents!!!

Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to think that the cost of a litre of gas is CHEAP at $1.78-$1.89, we need to take aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS control the marketplace....not sellers. With the price of gasoline going up more each day, we consumers need to take action. The only way we are going to see the price of gas come down is if we hit someone in the pocketbook by not purchasing their gas! And we can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves. How? Since we all rely on our cars, we can't just stop buying gas. But we CAN have an impact on gas prices if we all act together to force a price war.

For the rest of this year, DON'T purchase ANY gasoline from the two biggest companies (which are now one), PETRO CANADA and SHELL. If they are not selling any gas, they will be inclined to reduce their prices. If they reduce their prices, the other companies will have to follow suit. But to have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of PETRO CANADA and SHELL buyers. Its really simple to do!!

I am posting this note as I believe it will reach more than if I email 10 people as I get more than 200 hits in a day. Please feel free to pass on my blog address:
 
https://othersiderainbow.blogspot.com.
 
If each of you send it to at least ten more (50 x 10 = 500) ... and those 500 send it to at least ten more (500 x 10 = 5,000)...and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth generation of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers! If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten friends each, then 30 million people will have been contacted!

Please send this to 10 people.

How long would all that take? If each of you sends this email out to ten people within one day of receipt, all MILLIONS of people could conceivably be contacted within the next 8 days!!! Acting together we can make a difference. If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on.

PLEASE HOLD OUT UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO THE $1.50 OR LESS RANGE AND KEEP THEM DOWN. THIS CAN REALLY WORK BUT WE NEED TO WORK TOGETHER!!!!!!!

Share and W-I-N!

 

WIN!

Yes, that's right... The Wizard of 'OZ' is having a 

"SHARE and WIN" contest! 

 
All you have to do is share a POST from 'OZ' that you like (any post, any date!) Take a screenshot of where you shared the post, such as facebook, Instagram, Twitter and more, as long as it it is by social media* and not just emailed to a person. Then email the screenshot to The_Wizard@othersideoz.ca - please put "$50 Gift Card Contest" in the subject. I will not share your email address and will delete all information at the end of the contest.
Win a $50 Gift Card!
  $50.00 Gift Card
 
A random draw will be made for one $50.00 (fifty dollar) Gift Card of your choice (provided the gift card is available for purchase in Canada). Contest open to anyone 16 years old or older and a resident of Canada (Void in Quebec) or The USA at the time of the random draw. 
 
The final winner will be declared on Sept 1st 2022 at 9PM (CST). The random drawing will be made by The Wizard of 'OZ' and the contest will be deemed to be over by 9PM (CST) on September 1st. 
 
Contest runs from July 2nd to September 1st 2022. Winner will be notified by the same email as the entry was submitted with. Contest may be extended past September 1, 2022 - If there are no entries during the contest period (The Wizard's prerogative.)

No purchase necessary.

*The fine print: Prize is in CDN dollars. The draw will be made September 1, 2022 by The Wizard of 'OZ', from all entries received up to and including September 1, 2022 at 9PM CST. There will be only one (1) winner chosen out of all entries received by the closing date and time. 1 gift card is available. The Wizard of 'OZ's decision will be final. Social media includes facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Blogger (or other web log page), Linked in. Contest available only in Canada and The United States of America. Odds of winning is dependent upon the number of entries received. Winner's name will be published on 'OZ' (last name can be withheld by request). In the event that no one enters the contest, The Wizard reserves the right to extend the contest to a point in the future that The Wizard decides.  Contest void where prohibited by law. The Wizard of 'OZ' and the blog 'OZ' - The 'Other' Side of the Rainbow make no money from this contest nor from the blog as a whole. The purpose of this contest is to increase visitors to my blog. Again, I make no money from the blog and 'OZ' - The 'Other' Side of the Rainbow is 100% Paid ad free.

From The Emerald City

   From The Emerald City

My Dear 'OZ'ians,

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I am seeking donations to help me offset the costs of hosting web pages, pictures and other costs associated with my blog. It costs me about $800/ year to support 'OZ'. If you feel that 'OZ' - The 'Other' Side of the Rainbow is worth it, I would appreciate if you could donate some money to help me offset the costs and continue to post on the blog. Every dollar helps!

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Monday, August 08, 2022

R.I.P. Olivia Newton-John (1948 - 2022)

Olivia Newton-John

The "Grease" actress died on Aug. 8 at the age of 73.

Olivia Newton-John, who gained worldwide acclaim for her starring role in "Grease," died Monday morning at age 73, according to her family.

"Dame Olivia Newton-John (73) passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and friends," her family wrote in a statement shared on social media. "We ask that everyone please respect the family's privacy during this very difficult time."

"Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer," the statement continued.

Horoscopes

Aries
 

Aries Mar 21 - Apr 19

The stars believe that a person must make his own mistakes, but they warn you not to do anything that may, say, burn down Chicago this week.
 
 

 

 

Taurus

Taurus Apr 20 - May 20

Only God can judge you. Unfortunately, He's been appearing to all your friends and telling them what an asshole you are.
 
 

 

 

Gemini

Gemini May 21 - Jun 21

The black widow spider does not have the most powerful venom of any spider in the world, but it's still going to do quite a number on your legs.
 
 

 

 

Cancer

Cancer Jun 22 - Jul 22

The truth is indeed elusive, hard to comprehend, and subjective. What we're trying to say is: You're fat.
 
 

 

 

Leo

Leo Jul 23 - Aug 22

There hasn't been a stampeding death in your area in more than a century, but your air horn and steer costume will change all that.
 
 

 

 

 

Virgo

Virgo Aug 23 - Sep 22

Take solace in this: There is a meaning and purpose to the universe, even if it's far too complicated for you to understand, and won't pay off for years.
 
 

 

 

Libra

Libra Sep 23 - Oct 23

Some may call your breast implants tacky, but at least you had the guts to try out unconventional shapes.
 
 

 

 

 

Scorpio

Scorpio Oct 24 - Nov 21

You've always been a fashion-forward trendsetter, which is why, after next Thursday, they'll all be saying that getting shot in the face is the new black.
 
 

 

 

Sagitarius

Sagittarius Nov 22 - Dec 21

Gradual, almost imperceptible change will make you a better person over the course of the next 37,000 years.
 
 

 

 

 

Capricorn

Capricorn Dec 22 - Jan 19

The stars could reveal your future, but they'd just be repeating what the Love Tester at the fair already told you.
 
 

 

 

Aquarius

Aquarius Jan 20 - Feb 18

People will come from miles around to seek your wisdom on all manner of things, which is proof that people will do anything for a good laugh.
 
 

 

 

Pisces

Pisces Feb 19 - Mar 20

You'll never smile again after the tragic loss of your lower jaw and lips this week.