Wednesday, February 21, 2007

"The Secret" - Oprah's new thing ! Revealed !

Have you caught up with the new Internet rage? Yes I am talking about Oprah's "Secret"

The Secret the book & DVD which is all bout "the secret to creating the life you truly want,” the basis of a self-help book and DVD movie called, not surprisingly, "The Secret". If you haven’t heard about “The Secret” yet, my guess is you soon will. Well you are surely reading about it now !

In my opinion, "The Secret" has been around for centuries. Dreamers and Entrepreneurs live it ! It is the same as "dream it, wish it, want it and it will come, your thoughts, your actions will lead you to make it happen" With all this hullabaloo about this so-called The Secret DVD that Oprah’s been talking is nothing more than the latest new-age gimmick to sell books and DVDs.

“The Secret” is based on something its authors call “the law of attraction.” That is, that humans are walking magnets. "If people think about death, they'll attract death. If they think about abundance, they'll attract that,"

Secret co-founder Bob Proctor explained to Ellen DeGeneres on her show last December. "Your thoughts are really dictating what you attract," Proctor preached to Ellen. "Start to see what you want, rather than what you don't want."

"The Secret” seemingly exploded onto the scene two weeks ago, when Oprah featured its two co-founders and the film’s creator on her show. But 10 months before then, news of “The Secret” began bubbling up from the Internet, just as its founders had intended.

Its nothing more than "Positive Thinking" so don't get sweep ed off your feet by this rage....follow your heart, do good karmas and good will happen to you. Yes don't forget to wish and dream it !

Monday, February 19, 2007

AGLOCO Growing STRONG! - Viewers get paid !

If you have not heard of the next big thing, here is a quick explanation; Agloco is the re-birth of AllAdvantage, which paid out over $100,000,000 to its members.

Agloco costs you nothing. It's free. And it always will be.

Agloco pays you by the hour to have their small Viewbar open.

Agloco pays you by the hour to have your friends have their Viewbar open.

Once you start using the Viewbar, you'll get a check every month in the mail.Once you sign up, you'll get your own referral URL that your friends can use to sign up.

Every 5 people that you refer to Agloco will double your income. CLICK HERE TO JOIN NOW! After you join thru this link, leave me a message under this post.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Talking gadgets....and now talking "Urinal Cakes" !

Ok you've heard of talking dolls, talking gadgets ok so how about this one....TALKING URINAL CAKES ! yes, its come to that now.

The state Transportation Department recently bought about 500 talking urinal cakes to put in men's restrooms at various bars and restaurants.

New Mexico aims to keep bar-hopping drunks off the road by nagging them at a place they're likely to visit just before getting behind the wheel: the men's room urinal. (AP Photo/Jake Schoellkopf)


Tuesday, February 13, 2007

For the Ro-MAN-tic in him on Valntines Day !

Men hate Valentine's Day ! The flowers, the last minute reservations scramble, the need to be the forced romantic .... so what do you get for HIM that shows him that you really care !

Hmmmmm let me think ! Here is one gift he with "blush" (flush) over !

Tee Time Toilet Potty Puter

This miniature putting green and golf club are specifically designed for lengthy toilet sojourns (as if he didn't take long enough already).

Comes with "Do Not Disturb" sign; last shred of dignity sold separtely !

Product details : Golf While You Go TeeTime the game for the Golf Fanatic. Comes complete with putting green, 2 balls, golf club, cup with flag, and occupied sign.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Cha Ching !!! US Mint Will Issue New Gold Presidential Dollar ! History in the making !

Despite of all the controversy surrounding the use of the dollar coin, I think coin currency lasts for a very long time and paper money, crumbles, fades and disappears. Although we are already in the age of paperless currency with all the electronic banking, I think this is a great way of preserving history.

The U.S. Mint in 2007 will start producing dollar coins with portraits of former presidents, according to legislation sent to President Bush on Thursday, February 15th, 2007. Four coins will be issued each year in the order in which the presidents served.

Here is the release schedule

These artist renderings show the designs for the new presidential dollar coin program. Starting in February, the first of the coins will be released, followed by a different president every three months.

The quarter program has been widely successful, introducing millions of people to coin collecting for the first time. The Mint hopes the presidential program will enjoy similar success, in part because of the bold designs on the new coins.The coins will be the same size as the Sacagawea dollar -- a little larger than a quarter -- and the same golden color as the Sacagawea.

According to tradition, no living presidents will appear on coins.
  • The image of the president will be on one side and the Statue of Liberty on the other.
  • The Mint will make commemorative coins of the presidents' spouses. They will be 24-karat gold, the highest quality ever used.
  • The images will be slightly larger than those on a quarter, because space was freed up by moving some of the traditional wording such as "In God We Trust" to the edge of the coin.
  • Grover Cleveland will be on two coins because he served non-consecutive terms.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Contemporary American Slang ! Learn it ! Use it !

Ever wonder about the new words that pop up in our daily language and become a norm? Do you know what they mean? Nowadays it is hard to keep up with the online and offline slang words used in blogs, newspapers and more. What's in a word you ask? Lots, according to Urban Dictionary, which proclaims to be "a dictionary with your definitions" on thousands of words, has some fascinating, scathing and sometimes hilarious definitions.

Here are some words to chew on !

As If : I would rather not, thank you !

Bitchin' : Excellent !

Take Chill Pill or Chill: You need to relax or to relax

For those who are interested in contemporary American slang, Urban Dictionary provides an excellent place to start. Please note, that this web site is not for the faint of heart. And if you're easily offended....don't visit !

But remember that you will surely be caught up with and understand the language of today's youth !

Take this quiz on THE WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL made from words in the and see how hip YOU are !

Tuesday, February 06, 2007


According to ESPN Page2 Here are their Best Super Bowl commercial picks of all time !

1. Apple: "1984" (1984)

Macintosh's sledgehammer hurls toward Big Brother.The first Macintosh was introduced in this 60-second Orwellian spot done by "Blade Runner" director Ridley Scott. An auditorium full of spiritless drones watches as "Big Brother" (IBM) prattles on about the anniversary of the "Information Purification Directives" on a gigantic television screen. Suddenly, from the back of the hall, a blonde woman in shorts and a headband comes running toward the screen, hurls a slow-motion sledgehammer (the new Mac) and shatters it. "On Jan. 24, Apple Computer will introduce Macintosh," the voice over says. "And you'll see why 1984 won't be like "1984."

Even now, it's amazing to look at, and has the added bonus of -- get this -- actually having something important to say about the product being plugged.

2. Budweiser: "Frogs" (1995)

A sleepy little backwater swamp on a warm summer night, crickets chirping, fireflies flaring and frogs croaking. Slowly, unless your mind is playing tricks on you, the frog croaks are starting to sound familiar. "Bud." "Weissssss." "Errrrrr." "Buuuuud." "Weeeeiiiiissss." "Er." It's advertising in the round and just like that, a cold, clear Bud is the easiest, most natural thing in the world.

It's easy to make a cute, cuddly animal commercial that folks will love, but a frog commercial?! In the peace and quiet of the swampy summer night, the slimy little critters come off witty and charming.

3. Pepsi: "Apartment 10G" (1987)

A beautiful woman moves in across the hall from Michael J. Fox. When they first meet, she innocently asks for a Diet Pepsi. Eager to oblige, Fox checks the refrigerator, but he's out of luck. He then jumps out his window into a driving rain, dodges traffic to cross the street and reach a vending machine on the other side. Sure enough, there's a Diet Pepsi in it, so he buys it and returns to offer his new friend the drink. "I hope it wasn't too much trouble," she says. Pepsi brought the ad back in 2000 for Fox's final episode of the sitcom "Spin City."

The scenario was a push-button yes -- what guy hasn't had a lovely girl ask him for a trifle, and gone way way out of his way to get it?

4. Xerox: "Monks" (1977)

Brother Dominic finishes duplicating an old manuscript, only to learn that the head monk needs 500 more sets. Dominic heads through a secret doorway to a modern-day copy shop where the Xerox 9200 (which can copy at an amazing rate of two pages per second!) does the job for him. He returns to the monastery and delivers the sets in no time. "It's a miracle," the father says. Brother Dominic smirks skyward.
Once an ad has fun with monks, the flood gates of irreverence are open. This spot is the prelude to every boundary-pushing pitch you see now.

5. McDonald's: "Showdown" (1993)

MJ and Larry Legend go head-to-head in a game of "Horse." The winner gets a Big Mac. Each shot is more spectacular and improbable than the one before. "Off the floor, off the scoreboard, off the backboard, no rim," Bird says, and then does. "Over the second rafter, off the floor, nothing but net," Jordan counters -- it's good. The ad ends with the two of them sitting on top of the Hancock Building and Jordan sinking one "off the expressway, over the river, off the billboard, through the window, off the wall, nothin' but net."

The off-the-scoreboard, off-the-expressway shots are amusing, but the ad works because, given that we're talking about Michael and Larry, they're almost believable.

6. Pepsi: "Diner" (1995)

Two cola truck drivers, one hauling a load of Coke and one a load of Pepsi, meet in a roadside diner. They share a love for the Youngbloods' tune "Get Together," which is playing on the jukebox, share photos of their kids, and then share sips of each other's drinks. The Pepsi guy looks sheepishly around to make sure nobody's looking, sips his new buddy's Coke and passes it back. The Coke driver samples the other guy's Pepsi, but won't give it back. Things get ugly from there.

The perfect antidote to feel-good holiday schlock. Greed is funny.

7. "When I Grow Up" (1999)

Fresh-faced kids look directly into the camera and share their dreams for the future. You're expecting "fireman" and "doctor" and "astronaut," but instead they say, "When I grow up, I want to be a brown nose," and "When I grow up, I want to be in middle management." The ad's a perfect fit for both late-century American ennui and rampant optimism about the Internet. Ah, those were the days.
Horrifying and hilarious at the same time. The kids look smart and ironic while the rest of us come off like dopes.

8. Budweiser: "Cedric" (2001)

Cedric the Entertainer is romancing a very hot date. When it's time to cool off just a little, he eases into the kitchen to grab two bottles of Bud Light from the fridge. Cedric's, um, shall we say, "excited" at the prospect of where the evening might be headed, so he does a little happy dance in the kitchen, accidentally shaking up the bottles in the process. The end of the evening comes too soon when he opens the bottles and the shaken beer explodes all over his date.
This one is actually a public service announcement: Never, ever dance with a bottle in your hand.

9. Electronic Data Systems: "Herding Cats" (2000)

Rough and tumble cowboys tell stories of riding herd on the plains. They don't herd cattle, though, they herd cats, hundreds and hundreds of them. They drive the furballs across streams, rescue them from trees, and rein them in when they stampede. One catpoke rolls a ball of yarn, another shows off his scratches, a third takes a lint brush to his coat. A voiceover at the end says that managing data in the everchanging world of information technology is like trying to herd cats. EDS claims they're experienced wranglers.
Great use of computer imaging, fun spoof of Marlboro Man-style macho. The ad everybody talked about the next day.

10. Master Lock: "Marksman" (1974)

A goggle-eyed sharpshooter takes aim at a padlock hanging in the center of a target and blasts a bullet right through it. The lock absorbs the blow and holds fast. Better, more simple brand building you'll never see. The ad runs, with only slight variation, during the next 21 Super Bowls -- the lock never breaks.

The ad was so convincing it made you want to put locks on everything in the house.

See the Master Lock Ad here on MSNBC

Sunday, February 04, 2007

GO BEARS ! Superbowl 41 ! Tailgating Tips !

Whooo hooo ! Go Bears ! Wish I was in Miami today...its freezing here in Chicago !

Tonight the game stars around 5pm CST. But get your gear ready to party like never before !

Watch the Super Bowl
Super Bowl XLI -- Sun., Feb. 4 at 6:25 p.m. ET on CBS

Official site of Super Bowl 41

Official Site for Super Bowl XLI Host Committee

Tid Bit : A well-preserved 1978 ticket went for $16,464 during the same auction. And, more recently, a full set of 40 tickets sold for about $100,000. So if you have a Super bowl ticket...hang on to it and u will be rich one day !

Here are 3 great and unique recipes to have for the party

Toffee Popcorn Crunch

Makes about 1-1/2 pounds popcorn
1 - cup whole almonds
10 - cups popped popcorn
1-3/4 - cups (10-ounces package) English Toffee Bits
2/3 - cup light corn syrup

Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. Grease large roasting pan (or two 13x9x2-inch baking pans).
Place popcorn and almonds in prepared pan. In heavy medium saucepan, add toffee bits and corn syrup. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until toffee is melted (about 12 minutes). Pour over popcorn mixture and stir until evenly coated. Bake 30 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from oven and stir every 2 minutes until slightly cooled. Allow to cool completely. Store in tightly covered container in cool, dry place.

Grilled Chicken Salad Boats

4 packages of Perdue chicken tenders - Marinate in fat free zesty Italian dressing (1 large bottle)
2 bags of hot and crusty Pepperidge Farms hard rolls. - Cut the center out of each hard roll but don't go through the bottom. Make a boat out the rolls.
3 cups of celery chopped finely
1 medium onion chopped finely
4 tablespoons of Duke's mayonnaise
Salt and pepper to taste

Mix celery, onion and mayo together. Grill the chicken and then add to mixture - cut up chicken into fine pieces before adding to mixture and pepper to taste. Fill each roll and top with provolone cheese.Place rolls in a lightly buttered pan and place back on the grill. Melt cheese and brown the rolls. Serve hot. Serve with the grilled tomatoes and a glass of wine. Makes 18 rolls

Mexican Style Refried Bean Dip

1 cup Sour Cream
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
1 package Taco Seasoning
1 can Refried Beans
Tomatoes & Scallions, chopped
Shredded Cheese (such as Cheddar)
Mix together Taco Mix, Sour Cream and Mayonnaise. Layer (in order from bottom to top)
Refried Beans, Taco Mix , Shredded Cheese , Chopped Tomatoes & Scallions

For larger gatherings, double the recipe. Hint: when spreading the refried beans in the bottom of your serving dish, you may find this hard since it's just out of the can. Try spooning the beans into a bowl first, then microwave for a short time. This will soften the refried beans, making it easier to spread in your dish.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Can you imagine shopping without "shopping carts"?

I love shopping ! And I cannot think of going to any store....except ofcourse the high-end stores or in the Mall without my trusty shopping cart.... It gives me time to put the tiems that sometimes I think I want and maybe put away if I don't, at a later stage. I was surprised to find out that it was only 69 years ago that the "SHOPPING CART" was born !

Sylvan Goldman, the owner of the Piggly Wiggly supermarkets in Oklahoma City, noticed that his shoppers had to struggle to carry their heavy hand-held shopping baskets. He wanted to make shopping easier for his customers, so that they would buy more. In 1937, he and his mechanic friend, Fred Young, mounted folding chairs on wheels and set the shopping basket down on the seat of the chairs. This was the first of all shopping carts.

Goldman’s poster campaign that featured a tired-looking woman
clutching her purse in one hand and a heavily loaded market basket
in the other.

Goldman's customers generally did not accept the shopping carts immediately. Everyone seemed to have a problem with them; the elderly did not want to appear helpless, women did not want to look unstylish, and men did not want to seem weak. Models were hired by Goldman to pretend to shop, using the shopping carts. (I don't think I would have needed convincing !) These models were both female and male, across the full spectrum of ages. He also hired a store greeter to explain to interested customers exactly how shopping carts worked. Advertisements pointed out the benefits of not having to carry heavy shopping baskets or balance items precariously in small baskets.

At the end of the year, Goldman was manufacturing shopping carts. These proved to be wildly popular, and by 1940, he had a waiting list of 7 years for his shopping carts. He called these shopping carts "folding basket carriers." They consisted of a metal frame with wheels and handles, which could fold up. Hand-held baskets could be placed on the frame and removed when it came time to check out. These early shopping carts had to be assembled before each use.

Goldman continued to improve his shopping carts, and in 1947, formed the Folding Basket Carrier Co. to produce the "nest cart." This type of shopping cart was designed for easy storage by nesting one inside the other. A decade later, there were many varieties of the nesting cart.

Goldman received royalties on all shopping carts sold until his patent expired in 1961. He became a multimillionaire with his idea which enabled people an easier way to shop for their groceries. Approximately 1.25 million new shopping carts are manufactured each year in the United States alone.

Of couse, today the virtual shopping cart has changed everything ! The symbol is still the same of the "authentic shopping cart" !

Thursday, February 01, 2007


  1. Ozone created by electric cars now killing millions in the seventh largest country in the world, Mexifornia, formerly known as California. White minorities still trying to have English recognized as Mexifornia's third language.
  2. Spotted Owl plague threatens Northwestern United States crops and livestock.Baby conceived naturally. Scientists stumped.
  3. Couple petitions court to reinstate heterosexual marriage.
  4. Last remaining Fundamentalist Muslim dies in the American Territory of the Middle East (formerly known as Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Lebanon).
  5. Iran still closed off; physicists estimate it will take at least 10more years before radioactivity decreases to safe levels.
  6. France pleads for global help after being taken over by Jamaica.
  7. Castro finally dies at age 112; Cuban cigars can now be imported legally, but President Chelsea Clinton has banned all smoking.
  8. George Z. Bush says he will run for President in 2036.
  9. Postal Service raises price of first class stamp to $17.89 and reduces mail delivery to Wednesdays only.
  10. 85-year $75.8 billion study: Diet and Exercise is the key to weight loss.
  11. Average weight of Americans drops to 250 lbs.
  12. Japanese scientists have created a camera with such a fast shutter speed, they now can photograph a woman with her mouth shut.
  13. Massachusetts executes last remaining conservative.
  14. Supreme Court rules punishment of criminals violates their civil rights.
  15. Average height of NBA players is now nine feet, seven inches.
  16. New federal law requires that all nail clippers, screwdrivers, flyswatters and rolled-up newspapers must be registered by January 2036.
  17. Congress authorizes direct deposit of formerly illegal political contributions to campaign accounts.
  18. IRS sets lowest tax rate at 75 percent.Florida voters still having trouble with voting machines.