Indigo Insights

Wednesday, May 18, 2005
A few days ago a preeminent blogger remarked about another blogger "He doesn't blog. He links and pastes." If the pronoun had been "she", I would have thought I had made it to the big time!! Certainly, the blogging record here at Indigo has been abominable for original writing over the last several months. (Sick and all that, waaaaaaa.) I worry every single day that I will receive notice from Blogspot that I have been fired! In case this is your first visit to Indigo Insights, I'll recapitulate what has been posted here several times: This blog was started for friends and family, not to gain favor with blogging critics. Along the way, a few other bloggers happened by and became semi-regular readers. I welcome every one. But I have not and will not cave to popular opinion standards of what constitutes a proper blog. I'm bigger on boring than on shock value; heavier on humor than on hate writing; less adroit on criticism than on courtesy. SO THERE.

With that preamble, allow me to do what I do best: MY LYNX!!

with Lynx

>^..^< James Taranto has a little different slant on the Time FUBAR than the Sailor, the ObDrop Guy (with language warning), Greene Thoughts, Wizbang, The Boiling Point. Laughing Wolf (linking Baldilocks and Acidman - a good double whammy), Ramblings' Journal, MamaMontezz and Jennifer Martinez , to mention just a few. Plenty more if you look for 'em.

>^..^< Two admirable ladies post heroic blogs about the very misunderstood bipolar disorder. Here and here.

>^..^< Now we know what the Norwegian army was doing during WW2. They were REHEARSING!!! (thanx Jen)


from Phantom of the Mountains

[The Phantom meant well, but Urban Legends says NOT! Good read tho.]

Love him or hate him, he sure hits the nail on the head with this! To anyone with kids of any age, here's some advice.

Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about 11 things they did not and will not learn in school. He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.

Rule 1: Life is not fair - get used to it!

Rule 2: The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.

Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.

Rule 6: If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes andlistening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.

Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.


Lot's Wife
The Sunday School teacher was describing how Lot's wife looked back and turned into a pillar of salt, when little Johnny interrupted, "My Mummy looked back once, while she was DRIVING," he announced triumphantly, "and she turned into a telephone pole!"

The Good Samaritan
A Sunday school teacher was telling her class the story of the Good Samaritan, in which a man was beaten, robbed and left for dead. She described the situation in vivid detail so her students would catch the drama. Then, she asked the class, "If you saw a person lying on the roadside, all wounded and bleeding, what would you do?" A thoughtful little girl broke the hushed silence, "I think I'd throw up."