Wednesday, June 18, 2008

#44, 13 Things I Think are True, but Can't Prove

I have not done a Thursday Thirteen in awhile, but these will give you an idea of how I think.

1. Mr. Bush " We must produce more oil"? Is that because you won't endorse smaller cars for Americans? I think he's making some money off of the "oil crisis".

2. The Celtics should have won in four straight if they were good enough to win by such a large spread last night. I think losing a game helped the NBA to make more money off the series.

3. The likelihood of spilling coffee on yourself while driving increases exponentially as the amount of dark color decreases in whatever you are wearing.

4. The media has taken over our political process.

5. I don't believe that people actually care about what the women on The View think.

6. Healthcare costs would be reduced if drug companies did not advertise on television and in magazines. Also, if doctors/providers actually read and researched the drug information themselves, rather than take a drug rep's word for it with whatever perk they are giving away, then less people would be on drugs.

7. Read a great article about the differences b/n boys and girls yesterday which just enforces my belief that gender bias grading exists in school. (Teachers don't engage the quiet girls...)

8. High school graduates know less about work and have less general knowledge of the world than 20 years ago.

9. Oreos are baked with addictive substances.

10. Anyone can be the best, but it takes work, hard work and time. (Eg: Tiger Woods)

11. Everybody gets what they deserve in the end, but don't expect to witness it.

12. Canned laughter doesn't make anything any funnier, but the company that owns all the tapes of canned laughter in Hollywood is the power broker for sitcoms. Nothing gets on without their laughter.

13. Small appliances are now built to break within five years. This would explain why we are on our 4th toaster oven in 24 years, but we are using a blender that is over 30 years old from my in-laws.

Can you disprove any of the above?
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  1. "We must produce more oil" will translate as "We need to resume offshore drilling so the oil companies can make more money. I'll pretend it will ease the current oil shortage even though it will take about ten years for any oil to end up in the nation's gas tanks."

    TV companies seem convinced that we need laughtracks to show us where the funny bits are. MASH showed in England with the laugh track removed and it was just as funny. Look how The Office, 30 Rock, etc all manage without that annoying background noise. Incidentally, the laughter on many laugh tracks is lifted from live radio comedies of the 1950s and early 1960s, so in fact you're hearing a crowd of dead people laughing!

  2. I so tired of the NBA!

  3. Great list. No, can't disprove any of these. I had no idea that appliances are made to last only 5 years. What a scam. No wonder my DVD players keep dying. Thanks for visiting my TT.

  4. Yep about the oil. As for the NBA, I said similar things about the NHL playoffs this year...

  5. Ummmmmm... No. But I whole-heartedly agree with #3!!!

  6. Hmm....I am wondering who is on the View these days and who could tell me....I think you're right about that one (and the rest)!

  7. I concur with your more controversial points. Don't know about the oreo thing, though. I'll have to do a lot more personal research before I can agree or not.

    Good T-13!

  8. The only thing I have to say about #1 is.....ya think??? lol...great stuff. Happy TT.

  9. :D Can anyone dare to disapprove these liners...

    Happy TT!

  10. I'd attempt to try to disprove the coffee one, but I don't drink coffee. The closest to this phenomenon I've observed is the "every time I eat a Fast Food sandwich when driving I inevitably spill some mayo (or whatever that is) on myself if it's an important place to go and I have no change of clothes."

    Happy TT!

  11. #1....I've read all thirteen, but that #1 sticks in my throat! He's such an #$!!@# Sorry, now I feel better.

    My 13 is posted, come join me?
    Happy Thursday.

  12. I can't speak intelligently about the Celtics, but you are right on with 3, 4, 5, and 6! Happy TT.

  13. You have me giggling...thank you. The View? What's that? With my own 17 year old graduate in the house, I definitely agree with your assessment. As for laugh track, I wouldn't be so annoyed with them, if I had gotten hired to laugh for one.
    Don't get me started on the oil crisis or politics. I am finding myself getting angry about the billions of dollars spent on a war for Mr. Bush while we can't spend what it takes to re-build levies, find alternative energy sources, and take care of business at home.

    Good TT, Jenny McB!

  14. Happy TT! Great list here! mine's up too hope you can drop by.

  15. Well it's hard to disprove bias, but I can tell you, as a teacher, with a "boys" class and a "girls" class, that most years I prefer the boys class. The odd thing is that parents still accuse me of favoring the girls' class, and I really can't say:
    "you just don't know how much I like your son's class better" because then some parent of a girl would come in and pitch a fit. Truth be told, I honestly like at least 95 percent of my students... and try to do my best at disguising my true feelings for the occasional student that misses that percentage.

  16. About #12 -- Ages ago I saw Desi Arnaz (Ricky Riccardo, not Desi Jr) on with Johnny Carson he was very angry that somehow, the I Love Lucy live-audience reactions had been turned into laugh tracks for other shows. He was convinced of this because Lucy's mom -- his ex-mother-in-law -- attended just about every taping and he could identify her laugh anywhere. Since I saw that interview like back in the 1970s, it upsets me to think that when watching a show with a laugh track I may be listening to dead people laughter. Creepy, huh?

    We used to hear rumors like #2 all the time when MJ was still with the Bulls. I'm just glad your Celtics won. I can't stand the thought of Kobe Bryant being idolized one moment longer!

    Welcome back, and thanks for visiting my TT.

  17. Who would disapprove Tiger Woods? It's just soo true.

  18. Good to see you doing some of your regular blogging memes again.

  19. I know for a FACT the coffee thing is true!


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