Advice you’ll give on your deathbed to your sibling

When life gives you lemonade, squirt it in someones eyes!
Sept. 10, 2007, originally uploaded by Eyelashez.

When life gives you lemons, squirt them in someone’s eye.[this_barb]

I found an interesting discussion in reddit [What would you tell a younger sibling if you knew you were to die soon?]. The original posters brother recently passed away, she started the post by saying the advice he had given her just before his demise:

I was 14, my brother was 18. We had an odd relationship. We wanted to know eachother but were pretty much poles apart and had very little to say to eachother.

I walked him down to the corner shop on his last trip out of the house. He had to rest a while before he could make it back up the road to our house, so we sat on the steps of the library. Whilst there, he told me he thought I was ‘going to be a really cool chick’. He told me never to settle for a man who didn’t recognise my intelligence and that boys would do/say pretty much anything to get into a girl’s knickers. He told me I should never sleep with (or get into a relationship with) a bloke who didn’t acknowledge that I was cleverer than him, and meant it – unless the bloke was obviously brilliant – or I was honestly just after a shag.

It shocked me – but – I think it was GREAT advice.

What would you tell your younger brother/sister if you knew you weren’t going to be around for long?

The below text is ripped from the post, I have put the usernames of the posters and the permalink to their posts also.

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Why Smith can’t get good Jobs in America

 Smith started the day early having set his alarm clock (MADE IN JAPAN) for 6 AM. While his coffeepot (Made In CHINA ) was perking, he shaved with his electric razor (Made In HONG KONG ). He put on a dress shirt ( MADE IN SRI LANKA ), designer jeans ( Made In SINGAPORE ) and tennis shoes (MADE IN KOREA ). After cooking his breakfast in his new electric skillet
(Made In INDIA ) he sat down with his
calculator ( Made In MEXICO ) TO SEE HOW MUCH
HE COULD SPEND TODAY.  AFTER SETTING HIS WATCH
(Made In TAIWAN)
to the radio ( Made In INDIA ) he got in
his car ( Made In GERMANY ) filled it with GAS from Saudi Arabia and continued his search
for a good paying AMERICAN JOB.   At the
end of yet another discouraging and
fruitless day checking his Computer 
(Made In Malaysia ), Joe decided to relax for a while! He put on his sandals (Made In BRAZIL) poured himself a glass of wine ( Made In FRANCE.! ) and turned on his TV (Made In INDONESIA ), and then wondered why he can’t find a good paying job in … America!!

From [Jobs in America]

Reality of Propane explosion in movies

Movies are very intersecting. The special effects that you see nowadays are mind blowing. Not only that, movies create a certain kind of feeling perceptions in our mind. U.S.A is very much over rated among the youth, you know why? Because of Hollywood’s slick and smooth depiction of the Americans, their ways, immoral living mentality and thinking that they are very nice people and all others are bad. Not only that a nation that can’t even win a war single handedly is being depicted as a super power. Sure, they have the technology, capabilities and a nice environment. But Hollywood has a multiplier effect on everything.explosion

 

Half of what we see in movies in the recent time is just the imagination of a graphics geek wandering in a server farm. Don’t believe me? This is an example, I found from a forum [1]

When I first came to Alaska, my wife and I lived in this crummy old trailer with no electricity. We heated with a wood stove, and used propane for cooking and illumination. Two big propane tanks were outside, but we used a five-gallon tank in the tiny living room (the trailer was only 8 feet wide) with a gadget up top with a mantle.

He accidentally configured fittings of the burner(I think), resulting in a leak of propane.

I opened the valve, propane flooded the area. When it got to the pilot light on the stove, it f*****g exploded. WhOOMP! It blew out one of the kitchen windows and set fire to a bunch of stuff in the living room.

But he managed to escape without any major injuries. Then he tells about what it is like to see a Propane explosion. And that’s the reason I told you first. Sorry for being so twisting to tell a silly thing like this. Hollywood in not real, we are being told this since we are children. But why the hell are we still thinking stuff like this are real?

BTW, that movie stuff–shoot a propane tank and it explodes–just doesn’t happen. They even get the color of the flames wrong–propane burns blue. Shoot a propane tank and it just leaks. The gas has to be confined in order for it to actually explode, and as explosions go, it isn’t that much of a big deal.

Reference(s) and Link(s)

  1.  Living through a Propane explosion , ArmsMerchant, Fri, 18 Apr 2008 20:08:25 GMT
  2. Blue flames are hotter?
  3. Propane explosion video
  4. [Comments edited, links added]