IN THIS ISSUE:
There are three finalists in Oregon’s annual lumberjack contest. In the final part of competition, the contestants have one hour to cut down as many tress as they can with the axes given to them. Contestant one picks up an ax and starts chipping away at trees as soon as he hears the start buzzer. Contestant two grabs a rock, spends 5 minutes sharpening his ax, and the remainder of the hour cutting down trees. Contestant three sees what contestant two is doing and decides to pick up a rock and give his ax a perfect edge, which takes him 35 minutes and leaves only 25 minutes to cut trees. Contestant two wins the competition with the perfect balance of preparation and action. In the game of life, which lumberjack are you?
There is a papa bull and a baby bull on the top of a hill. The baby bull is staring at the udders of cows in the valley. The baby bull says to the papa bull, “Hey dad, I’m going to run down the hill and have sex with one of them.” The papa bull replies, “OK son. I’m going to walk down and have sex with all of them.” In the game of seduction, which bull are you?
Every now and then I see propaganda from the American government that makes me question how smart the people running things are. This is the case with the “White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)” and their marketing against drug use with their “Above the Influence” TV advertisements. In the advertisement titled “I Do Me” (I’m serious here, that is really what they titled it – search youtube.com for “Above the Influence I Do Me”), the actor says, “Now do I seem like I’m going to let anything influence me?” What she is saying is that she is “above the influence” and not going to let people “tell her what to do.” I think that’s a great message, but the problem is that if I’m completely living my life “above the influence” then I’m not paying attention to a TV advertisement telling me what to do either! This reminds me of the “Just Say No” campaigns First Lady Nancy Reagan headed up. I remember the first time a saw a plastic urinal cake holder with the words “Just say no to drugs” on it. The first thought that entered my mind was, “Who the hell would take advice from something they were peeing on?” It amazes me how poorly thought out some of this stuff is.
That’s it for now… Go make it happen!