A Little Friday File Fun (11/21)

November 21, 2008 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - They say that a picture is worth a thousand words...

Well, here’s a couple of thousand….

Here’s something you probably never thought you’d see – KISS’ Gene Simmons ringing the Opening Bell on the NYSE.  MORE at http://www.nyse.com/events/1226920892113.html

– – – From Gillingham, UK , Tinks, one of Britain’s most overweight pets (and the only cat) is set are to embark on a 100-day diet and fitness regime in a bid to be crowned this year’s pet fit club champion – – – trust me, Tinks has a LONG way to go – – – http://a123.g.akamai.net/f/123/12465/1d/media.canada.com/reuters/reutersusonlinereportlife_iptc/2008-11-17t172537z_01_btre4ag1ces00_rtroptp_2_life-us-britain-pets-fat.jpg

– – – In St. Tammany, Louisiana , Ronald Richard, 68, was cutting his grass over the weekend – – – climbed aboard his yard tractor, and clipped his cell phone to the bib of his overalls – – – then something hit him in the chest – – – “really hard” – – – Ronald thought he had been struck by a rock kicked up by the motor – – – but then he took off his sweater and opened the nylon case for his Motorola Razr – – – .45-caliber bullet fell out – – – the stray bullet, probably fired from the woods near his 5-acre property – – – shattered the phone, but left Ronald with little more than a bad bruise – – – oh, and normally he clips his phone to his hip pocket – – – you can see the phone at http://blog.nola.com/news_impact/2008/11/medium_20tbullet043.jpg

If you've managed to join on to one of those social networking sites (facebook, my space, etc.) - or even logged into an instant messaging site like AOL - then you know how much "pressure" there is to keep your "status" updated.   Well, here's some help for the "imaginatively challenged".  MORE at http://www.generatus.com/

And here's a couple of thousand more...

What could be dumber than robbing a store that sells surveillance equipment?

If you can't view the above video, try http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BUTF8wWOPk

OK, so what would YOU do?

If you can't view the above video, try http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbtYhLvbKIw

TRIVIAL PURSUITSThe 1973 Sunday gasoline ban lasted until the crisis was resolved in March of the next year, but other government legislation, such as the imposing of a national speed limit of 55mph, was extended indefinitely (until 1995).  

There was, however, another component of that legislation that had a dramatic impact on driving habits - and was, at the time, introduced as a fuel-saving measure.   What was it?

ANSWER :   The ability to make right turns at a red light, a change that the authorities estimated would conserve a significant amount of gasoline.

Of course, what that meant is that all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico have allowed right turns on red since January 1, 1980, unless a sign otherwise prohibits this.   However, the ability to make a right turn on red has been available in the western United States for more than 50 years, with the eastern states adopting the law in the 1970s.