Saturday, December 25, 2010
Wishing you and your families a Happy holidays! Whether you find yourself surround by loved ones this year or home alone- here is a track listing of my favorite Christmas songs to fill your life with the Christmas Spirit.
Merry Christmas and God Bless us everyone!
Tom Petty- Christmas all over again
Band Aid- Dont they know its Christmas
Willie Nelson- Pretty paper
Beach Boys- little saint nick
Darlene Love - Christmas Baby please come home
Elvis- Blue Christmas
Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmas Time
Jose Feliciano - Feliz Navidad
Johnny Mathis - The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
Trans Siberian Orchestra!!! Christmas Eve/ Sarajevo
Bruce Sprintsteen- Santa Claus is coming to town
Gene Autry- Rudolph the red nosed reindeer
Brenda Lee - Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
Bobby Helms- Jingle Bell Rock
Burl Ives- Holly Jolly Christmas
John Lennon and Yoko Ono- So this is christmas (the war is over)
Nat King Cole- The QUINTESSENTIAL Christmas Song!!!
BING crosby- white christmas
Dean Martin- Let it snow
Tom Jones & Cerys Matthews- Baby Its Cold Outside
Frank Sinatra- Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Wham- last christmas
Thurl Ravenscroft - You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Saturday, December 18, 2010
*EDIT* i was surprised to read SOME of the intelligent answers this time in the comment section!
I THINK the palm beach post does an elaborate job of asking a one sided question that can only have a single answer. An unbiased journalist wouldnt resort to childish name calling a 17 year old until she was 21 would they?
Here is a headline for you- Wealthy Palm beach millionaire’s son Robs drug dealer at gunpoint- girlfriend arrested as accessory.
why doesnt the palm beach tabloid delve into the seedy drug dealer, or even bother reporting about the boyfriend? Because the palm beach toilet paper post can sway a troglodyte opinion and create pressure in a court room all in the name of sensationalist media.
Everyday i thank god for inventing the internet. So look online to see if my bottle has a recall or contains a stomach virus in it- and low and behold i find other disgruntled patrons of Lakewood Carrot juice. lmao by far this review was the best and most helpful- whoever you are my hats off to you sir:
If you like bitter Carrot Juice buy this!, October 23, 2010
Ret Hink "Ret Hink" (Out there) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Lakewood Organic PURE Carrot Juice, 12.5-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 12) (Grocery)
I love Popcorn because it is salty and has no pudding in it, and I love Lobster because it its soft and sweet and has no spam in it and I love carrot juice because it is sweet and hopefully, when labeled PURE CARROT, has no bitter additives like lemon juice, organic or not, in it.
First Indiana Jones found the "Lost Ark of the Covenant", then the "Mystical Stone from the Temple of Doom", then "The Holy Grail" and finally the "Palace of The Crystal Skull"...But the loser still cant find "The Lost Lakewood Bottle of Real, Honest 100% "PURE CARROT Juice" Minus Lemons" not without "Short Round" anyway.
I tried to leave "no stars" or fewer cuz, I felt and tasted the pain of other misguided customers, I spewed out my first rancid acidic taste of this clearly labeled, "PURE CARROT" Juice. Lakewood's knucklehead faux pas is their troglodytian approach to the label design. I can easily read "PURE CARROT" and "PURE" again, just above the illustration of "CARROTS ONLY" (but nada lemons), but in much smaller print at the very bottom of the label and below the CARROTS ONLY illustration (sans lemons), it mentions "enriched with lemons", 1% to be exact, which means 99% of their marketing team make O'Donnell look constitutionally wise.
Intentional or not, it aint the keenest marketing approach to "thinking" consumers. To paraphrase a wiser woman, "You might want to rethink those ties." (LABELS in this case)~ E.Brockovich ~. Even Juicy Juice was smart enough to clear up their ambiguously labeled products. Today's McFly FYI word of the day is "PURE", and brought to you from my sponsor, "Merriam Webster": PURE : unmixed with any other matter. As in Gold, Pure Gold, Jerry. (I watch tv and commercials, does it show?)
For an amazing ride courtesy of the "short bus marketing team" see the label here:
Click on the photo and zoom in to find the 1% of Einsteinian logic or lack there of. Finding the PURE BS or at least 99.9% requires no zoom, matter of fact arms length, like in a grocery store aisle is close enough to be misdirected.
Ok Lakewood, so, think what you will about my criticism be it glib, harsh, frank, curt or possibly even unfair or totally wrong. On the other hand, I think not but I would love to be proven wrong. Are you game for a little challenge: Get three 3rd graders, heck even three 3 year olds and give them each 3 crayons, green, yellow and orange. Now ask them to draw a picture for the label of juice which contains, "carrots and lemons" or if your brave enough for a real acid test, "lemons and carrots." All I am saying, is give 3's a chance! In a world of scams, rip-offs and misconceptions and misdirection...be honest and be excellent to one another.
No hard feelings?
Ret Hink aka Curt Frank
amazon.com article seen here
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Updated: 4:12 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010
Posted: 5:19 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010
WEST PALM BEACH — Stefanie Woods, who gained notoriety as the "Cookie Monster", pleaded guilty this afternoon to two felonies punishable by life in prison: kidnapping and robbery with a firearm.
Then she got the break of her life: a sentence which won't require one day of just sitting in a prison cell.
Circuit Judge Amy Smith sentenced the 20-year-old to a year in jail which she has already served and ordered her into a Department of Corrections drug treatment bed. Smith told Woods she has one chance to successfully complete drug treatment there, then will be placed on two years of house arrest and eight years probation.
"A lot of people won't be happy about this," Smith said. "But I think it's the right thing to do, and it's my decision."
Woods pleaded guilty in her "best interest," a legally distinct plea where a person acknowledges only a jury could convict of the crimes charged. The robbery and kidnapping charges stem from a incident last year where police say Woods along with two men robbed a man of his prescription drugs.
Smith told Woods the her main problem is that addiction, as well as being addicted to "horribly bad boys" and "publicity." Nothing would change in her life, the judge told her, until she conquers that addiction. She asked Woods if she thinks she can complete treatment.
"I can do it," Woods said.
If Woods tests positive for drugs, she will face from 15 years in prison - what prosecutor John Parnofiello asked for at the sentencing Thursday - up to life in prison.
But, the judge said, she wanted to give Woods a chance, citing her young age.
"You are at the point where there is no turning back," Smith told her.
Woods, manacled in waist and ankle chains, then returned to jail.
She will be released to the drug treatment center when a bed becomes available.
In 2008, Woods helped a friend steal $168 from a 9-year-old Girl Scout selling cookies outside a grocery store. The crime took on a new life after Woods and her friend seemed to brag about it to a television crew.
"Who doesn't like money?" she said at the time. "I mean I know it's a crime. But it's an easy crime."
Here is my letter to the Staff Writer:
How necessary do you (as a so called unbiased journalist) and your tabloid news organization find it to call a 17 year old girl a "cookie monster"? One would think after 3 years you can let it go but thanks for the reminder at the bottom of every single article. I love the title you came up with too- "no prison time" would lead people to think she is walking away scott free. This wouldnt possibly be to insight any sensationalism would it? haha congratulations on your recent news reporting, but not once in a year did i ever read the headline: "Millionaire drug addict son and his girlfriend rob drug dealer and are facing life in prison". Im not a reporter and i could figure this out just by reading the police report. Also a year later and not a breath has been uttered concerning the boyfriend or the drug dealer- but who cares we have the cookie monster right?