Archive for August 21st, 2014

‘Casablanca’ (1942) Trailer

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Pee Shy? Guilty

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

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Danger: Womens Wet Seats

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

I know any number of strong, confident women.  Somehow I can’t imagine them getting up in the middle of the night, stumbling into bathrooms, and falling into water-filled toilet bowls.  But they do – and guess who gets blamed?  Right: MEN.

As a stand-up guy for urination, I take responsibility for any toilet seats I use.  I’m a grown-up. When I walk into a bathroom, I look at the toilet seat and lift it up if it’s down – I just don’t spray blindly.  But womens’ equality reached the voting booth a hundred years before it will reach the bathroom – men are still waiting.

An old lover from New York stayed with me over the weekend. Did I stand up for mens rights and leave the seat up?  No.  I made the sign above out of electrical tape and stuck it on the inside of the seat to remind me to put it down.

Guys: Christ knows we do enough things to annoy them.  Let’s concede the little ones.

The International Center for Bathroom Etiquette (Really!): http://www.icbe.org/seat-up-seat-down/

Education And Birth Control Beat Bloody Signs

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

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From Health News: “Good news taxpayers. Teens are wising up and using contraception, which has led to a dramatic drop in the teen birth rate. The 57 percent drop is credited with an estimated four million fewer births, and it has saved the U.S. government billions.
 
Researchers at the CDC say the declining teen birth rate is broad-based, with the rate dropping in all 50 states and among all ethnicities. In the report, researchers are estimating that the government saved $12 billion in 2010 alone. Teen mothers are more likely to need various forms of assistance, including Medicaid and food stamps.

The rate of teen pregnancy is now one-third under the historic high set in 1957. The rate in 1957 was 96.3 out of 1,000 teenage girls becoming pregnant. That compares to a rate of 26.6 in 2013.”

Read more: http://www.newsledge.com/