Hi5 do's & don'ts

I know people who actually struggle with this on a regular basis so I wanted to share this with as many people as possible (I suggest you do the same) enjoy!
Andy www.twitter.com/whatnowandy

The Prize Doesn’t Always Go To The Most Deserving

Irena Sendler


A 98 year-old German woman named Irena Sendler recently died. During WWII, Irena worked in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumbing/sewer specialist. Irena smuggled Jewish children out; infants in the bottom of the tool box she carried and older children in a burlap sack she carried in the back of her truck. She also had a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The soldiers wanted nothing to do with the dog, and the barking covered the kids’ and infants’ noises. Irena managed to smuggle out and save 2500 children. She eventually was caught, and the Nazis broke both her legs, arms and beat her severely. Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out and kept them in a glass jar buried under a tree in her backyard. After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived and reunited some of the families. Most had been killed. She helped those children get placement into foster family homes or adopted.
Last year Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize. She was not selected. Al Gore won - for a slide show on Global Warming.



In 1999, BusinessWeek production manager Nicholas White went outside to smoke a cigarette and, upon returning, got stuck in an elevator. For 41 hours. The story of his ordeal is woven through Nick Paumgarten's new New Yorker feature about elevators, and is, predictably, the most interesting part. It's amazing how much 41 hours in a small metal box altered White's life forever, for the worse. And—oh yes—there is (sped-up) security camera footage of him the entire time. It's mesmerizing, because you can imagine him slowly going insane, which is exactly what's happening. Below, the video, and the article's summary of White's life since he was rescued. Let this be a cautionary tale to all of you who may find yourself similarly ensared in this most primal of New York office drone nightmares!

White never went back to work at the magazine. Caught up in media attention (which he shunned but thrilled to), prodded by friends, and perhaps provoked by overly solicitous overtures from McGraw-Hill, White fell under the sway of renown and grievance, and then that of the legal establishment. He got a lawyer, and came to believe that returning to work might signal a degree of mental fitness detrimental to litigation. Instead, he spent eight weeks in Anguilla. Eventually, Business Week had to let him go. The lawsuit he filed, for twenty-five million dollars, against the building's management and the elevator-maintenance company, took four years. They settled for an amount that White is not allowed to disclose, but he will not contest that it was a low number, hardly six figures. He never learned why the elevator stopped; there was talk of a power dip, but nothing definite. Meanwhile, White no longer had his job, which he'd held for fifteen years, and lost all contact with his former colleagues. He lost his apartment, spent all his money, and searched, mostly in vain, for paying work. He is currently unemployed.



BARACK OBAMA: The chicken crossed the road because it was time for a CHANGE! The chicken wanted CHANGE!

My friends, that chicken crossed the road because he recognized the need to engage in cooperation and dialogue with all the chickens on the other side of the road!

When I was First Lady, I personally helped that little chicken to cross the road. This experience makes me uniquely qualified to ensure -- right from Day One! -- that every chicken in this country gets the chance it deserves to cross the road. But then, this really isn't about me.......

The problem we have here is that this chicken won't realize that he must first deal with the problem on 'THIS' side of the road before it goes after the problem on the 'OTHER SIDE' of the road. What we need to do is help him realize how stupid he's acting by not taking on his 'CURRENT' problems before adding 'NEW' problems.

Well, I understand that the chicken is having problems, which is why he wants to cross this road so bad.
So instead of having the chicken learn from his mistakes and take falls, which is a part of life, I'm going to
give this chicken a car so that he can just drive across the road and not live his life like the rest of the chickens.

We don't really care why the chicken crossed the road.
We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road, or not. The chicken is either against us, or for us. There is no middle ground here.

Now to the left of the screen, you can clearly see the satellite image of the chicken crossing the road...

We have reason to believe there is a chicken, but we have not yet been allowed to have access to the other side of the road.

Although I voted to let the chicken cross the road, I am now against it! It was the wrong road to cross, and I was misled about the chicken's intentions. I am not for it now, and will remain against it.

That chicken crossed the road because he's GUILTY! You can see it in his eyes and the way he walks.

To steal the job of a decent, hardworking American.

No one called me to warn me which way that chicken was going. I had a standing order at the Farmer's Market to sell my eggs when the price dropped to a certain level. No little bird gave me any insider information.

Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Yes, the chicken crossed the road, but why it crossed I've not been told.

To die in the rain. Alone.

In my day we didn't ask why the chicken crossed the road. Somebody told us the chicken crossed the road, and that was good enough.

Isn't that interesting? In a few moments, we will be listening to the chicken tell, for the first time, the heart warming story of how it experienced a serious case of molting, and went on to accomplish its life long dream of crossing the road.

It is the nature of chickens to cross the road.

Imagine all the chickens in the world crossing roads together , in peace.

I have just released eChicken2007, which will not only cross roads, but will lay eggs, file your important documents, and balance your check book. Internet Explorer is an integral part of the Chicken. This new
platform is much more stable and will never cra...#@&&^(C% .........reboot.

Did the chicken really cross the road, or did the road move beneath the chicken?

I did not cross the road with THAT chicken.
What is your definition of chicken?

I invented the chicken!

Did I miss one?

Where's my gun!


Car Porn

As a passive car enthusiast every now and then I like to spend a half hour and hunt online for a video of a english reporter that rambles on about a whole bunch of technical car mumbo jumbo that I barely understand...
...The cars look really cool though, and they probably move a bit quicker then my Volkswagen.


NCAA's Top 50

If your like me your anxiously awaiting the return of NBA basketball.. and although this next video doesn't highlight plays that took place in the NBA, it definitely has its fair share of familiar(..and some not so familiar) faces...kick back, relax & watch this awesome compilation of the 50 best dunk in NCAA history. Enjoy! (put together by Mixst311) Andy Twitter.com/whatnowandy


starbucks and computers

Kenza here! So I started school this week, first year of college, and im still trying to get into the routine of good study/time management habits. Man oh man is this thing difficult. Anyways, I just wanted to know some of your tips on how to survive college, what you learned throughout it, etc. Let me know scholars! Ps: I know, I'm blogging and your shocked!


clASS is in session


In our previous session we had a lecture about The Nan, today we will be discussing the main asset...The Donk.
As you can see on our diagram they all come in different shapes and sizes, they vary in hight, width, color and feel. Some like to be caressed, others punished. Thou shall not judge since everyone has a certain taste.

Now ladies, one by one step up nice and slowly to the podium and point out what you're working with.


"Tonight"   Listen HERE

I'm sorry...WHAT?!?!?!??!

Oh dear...i'm sure you thought this was a good idea or maybe you wanted to do something to stand out but OMG why?!?!? that lil baby fur on your shoulders is KILLING ME!!!! bahahahahahahhahahah ok ok done.

LISTEN NOW: kat, bambi bugatti, kitana & quinn maybach – champion

A friend of mine who happens to be part of this amazing colabo told me to check out the song a few days ago, I checked it out on Lissa's blog AND I LOVE IT!

Click HERE to have a listen and I know you will Click HERE to download ;)

Shout out to all the ladies involved:





People will act the way you allow them to

We have all been wounded by heartbreak, if you haven't don't even inconvenience yourself by reading the rest of this post. For the rest of us, reflect back at that individual you let in your life and how many occasions you were placed in a circumstance where you had to question their character/actions.

When a person is in love they tend to be blinded by a lot of effects. I have had my share of relationships/friendships and I recognize everything that I have been through I allowed, I wouldn't alter a single thing about my past experiences, they were lessons and obstacles I had to go through to find myself and decide what I want from the people I want to allow in my life.

As you grow older that long list you made back in the day about a significant other will minimize down to one thing and one thing only, happiness. It's no longer "sexy, sweet, nice eyes, big lips, etc..." As time goes by you will want to be with somebody that you want to grow with someone who will love you for you, treat you how you deserve to be treated and if you are not getting that get out quick because you will never be able to change someone.

So yes, quit the complaining, whatever situation you are in, you have allowed yourself to be in due to the fact that we have a choice and people will act the way you allow them to.


the "let me hold on to a dollar" tree.

I have big problem with people telling me things I can't do.. who says money can't grow on trees? - Money can grow on trees... and it will once we figure out how to replicate this in every corner of the globe.. ...did I ever mention how much I love social experiments? Andy twitter.com/whatnowandy

"it's just like a mini mall"

(i know its a few years old but..) I still can't figure out if this is the best or worst low budget local TV commercial i've ever seen..



...Had no clue who "madd chadd" was until I saw this video earlier today.. dude is definitely talented -- i dont' think i've ever seen a better robot.
(kid in the audience completely loses his mind at 1:29 lol)..