Friday, November 16, 2007

Reaching new heights of Political Correctedness...Ho Ho Ho to Ha Ha Ha !

It is more than amusing no I mean it is ridiculous !

Australia has now banned the use of "Ho Ho Ho" - the news of an Aussie recruitment firm Westaff, replacing "ho ho ho" with "ha ha ha" has travelled fast, with people in New Zealand, the UK and the US amazed at the "extreme" political correctness. It all started when Westaff told its Christmas trainees that the "ho, ho, ho" phrase could frighten children and possibly be derogatory to women.

Well, I don't think kids relate the ho ho ho to anything other than Santa getting them presents. It remains to be seen how this Christmas will turn out ! Ha Ha !

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Sasha Cagen's To-Do List - From Buying Milk to Finding a Soul Mate, What Our Lists Reveal About Us

So almost everyone at one time or another in their life time has had a to-do list...right ? Well, Sasha Cagen has collected to-do lists for 7 years from thousands of people. People mailed their To-Do-Lists to her or emailed her the jpegs.

Sasha was so fascinated by the variety and depth of these lists that she started a magazine called - yup - To-Do Lists. Her new book To-Do List: From Buying Milk to Finding a Soul Mate, What Our Lists Reveal About Us is a compilation of these fascinating lists. From ordinary grocery lists to life goals these lists satisfy the voyeur in each of us. I just ordered the book and can't wait to get it.

It will be a great conversation starter for all those holiday get togethers.

Here is an interview about the book.

42 % of us here in the US make to-do lists. And according to Sasha our to-do lists reveal something about us. Voyeuristic and interactive, To-Do List will show you just how much -- and what -- your lists say about you.