STOP UNWANTED CALLS! [via Nina Reznick]

REMINDER..... all cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sales calls.


To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone: 888-382-1222.
It is the National DO NOT CALL list It will only take a minute of your time.. It blocks your number for five (5) years. You must call from the cell phone number you want to have blocked. You cannot call from a different phone number.

Room for Rent in Beautiful Pool Home

Furnished or unfurnished bedroom for rent in a spacious 3 bedroom house with pool. Living/dining room has cathedral ceilings, picture windows and fireplace. Recently renovated house has all new paint, new plush carpeting and new granite countertops in kitchen and bathrooms. New appliances include stainless steel fridge, Bosch stove, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer. House has central air, heat, wireless internet, basic cable, Roku and PS3 with Blu-Ray Player. Large kitchen has picture windows facing landscaped garden and pool that is perfect for entertaining. House is in the West Valley on a quiet residential street near Woodland Hills, Canoga Park, Warner Center, Northridge Fashion Mall, CSUN, Pierce College...
Available immediately for short or long term lease but longer lease preferred. References, security deposit and credit check required. Month-to-month lease. No smoking and no pets.
$1000/month including utilities for UNFURNISHED bedroom and shared bath.
$1200/month including utilities for FURNISHED bedroom and shared bath.

Please feel free to contact me at (310) 383-5563 or
Additional photos available on request.

[via Sam Cormier]

The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made—Groucho Marx

Tony [via Nina Reznick]

According to deckhands and regular passengers, Tony boards the Thomas Jefferson ferry every morning at Pier 79 on W. 39th St. during the rush-hour commute. He travels back and forth on the boat to New Jersey, exiting briefly at each dock to search for food, before disembarking after two hours without fail back in Manhattan.

He then repeats the same two-hour routine, wandering both the upper and lower decks of the boat, during the evening commute. The only time he ever misses a day is during a blizzard.


Keep this in mind the next time you are about to repeat a rumor or spread gossip. 

In ancient Greece (469 - 399 BC), Socrates was widely lauded for his wisdom. One day an acquaintance ran up to him excitedly and said, "Socrates, do you know what I just heard about Diogenes?"

"Wait a moment," Socrates replied, "Before you tell me I'd like you to pass a little test. It's called the Triple Filter Test."
"Triple filter?" asked the acquaintance.
"That's right," Socrates continued, "Before you talk to me about Diogenes let's take a moment to filter what you're going to say. The first filter is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?"
"No," the man said, "Actually I just heard about it."
"All right," said Socrates, "So you don't really know if it's true or not. Now let's try the second filter, the filter of Goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about Diogenes something good?"
"No, on the contrary..."
"So," Socrates continued, "You want to tell me something about Diogenes that may be bad, even though you're not certain it's true?"
The man shrugged, a little embarrassed. Socrates continued, "You may still pass the test though, because there is a third filter, the filter of Usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about Diogenes going to be useful to me?"
"No, not really."
"Well," concluded Socrates, "If what you want to tell me is neither True nor Good nor even Useful, why tell it to me or anyone at all?"
The man was bewildered and ashamed. This is an example of why Socrates was a great philosopher and held in such high esteem.
It also explains why Socrates never found out that Diogenes was banging his wife.

HELL FOR CELL? [via Annaliese Reid]

One church's light-hearted response to annoying cell phones ringing during services.