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“Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying” as performed by Gerry and the Pacemakers, a British group from the 1960s. This Song is Too Beautiful to Describe. Super lovely saxaphone. Haunting.
Don’t let the sun catch you cryin’
The night’s the time for all your tears
Your heart may be broken tonight
But tomorrow in the morning light
Don’t let the sun catch you cryin’
The night-time shadows disappear
And with them go all your tears
For the morning will bring joy
For every girl and boy
So don’t let the sun catch you cryin’
We know that cryin’s not a bad thing
But stop your cryin’ when the birds sing
It may be hard to discover
That you’ve been left for another
But don’t forget that love’s a game
And it can always come again
Oh don’t let the sun catch you cryin’
Don’t let the sun catch you cryin’, oh no
Oh, oh, oh…
HILARIOUS 86-year Old Lady’s Letter to Bank re: Bank Fees
“Shown below, is an actual letter that was sent to a bank by an 86 year old woman. The bank manager thought it amusing enough to have it published in the New York Times.” (See actual source of letter on the bottom)
I am writing to thank you for bouncing my check with which I endeavored to pay my plumber last month.
By my calculations, three nanoseconds must have elapsed between his presenting the check and the arrival in my account of the funds needed to honor it. I refer, of course, to the automatic monthly deposit of my entire pension, an arrangement which, I admit, has been in place for only eight years.
You are to be commended for seizing that brief window of opportunity, and also for debiting my account $30 by way of penalty for the inconvenience caused to your bank. My thankfulness springs from the manner in which this incident has caused me to rethink my errant financial ways.
I noticed that whereas I personally answer your telephone calls and letters, — when I try to contact you, I am confronted by the impersonal, overcharging, pre-recorded, faceless entity which your bank has become.
From now on, I, like you, choose only to deal with a flesh-and-blood person. My mortgage and loan repayments will therefore and hereafter no longer be automatic, but will arrive at your bank, by check, addressed personally and confidentially to an employee at your bank whom you must nominate.
Be aware that it is an offense under the Postal Act for any other person to open such an envelope. Please find attached an Application Contact which I require your chosen employee to complete.
I am sorry it runs to eight pages, but in order that I know as much about him or her as your bank knows about me, there is no alternative. Please note that all copies of his or her medical history must be countersigned by a Notary Public, and the mandatory details of his/her financial situation (income, debts, assets and liabilities) must be accompanied by documented proof.
In due course, at MY convenience, I will issue your employee with a PIN number which he/she must quote in dealings with me. I regret that it cannot be shorter than 28 digits but, again, I have modeled it on the number of button presses required of me to access my account balance on your phone bank service. As they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Let me level the playing field even further.
When you call me, press buttons as follows:
IMMEDIATELY AFTER DIALING, PRESS THE STAR (*) BUTTON FOR ENGLISH
#1. To make an appointment to see me
#2. To query a missing payment.
#3. To transfer the call to my living room in case I am there.
#4. To transfer the call to my bedroom in case I am sleeping
#5. To transfer the call to my toilet in case I am attending to nature.
#6. To transfer the call to my mobile phone if I am not at home
#7. To leave a message on my computer, a password to access my computer is required. Password will be communicated to you at a later date to that Authorized Contact mentioned earlier.
#8. To return to the main menu and to listen to options 1 through 7.
#9. To make a general complaint or inquiry. The contact will then be put on hold, pending the attention of my automated answering service.
#10. This is a second reminder to press* for English.. While this may, on occasion, involve a lengthy wait, uplifting music will play for the duration of the call.
Regrettably, but again following your example, I must also levy an establishment fee to cover the setting up of this new arrangement. May I wish you a happy, if ever so slightly less prosperous New Year?
Your Humble Client
The original version of this wonderful letter was written by an Australian columnist named Peter Wear of the Queensland Courier Mail. (Source: Snopes, http://www.snopes.com/business/bank/takethat.asp)
Thanks to BB!
SCARY GLOBS OF MUCUS SLIME BLOBS INCREASING
These blog globs are growing. There’s more of them, and they’re getting bigger. If you are unlucky enough to get caught and swim inside their soupier members, their slime doesn’t wash off. The thick mucasoid globs are more solid, white gelatinous collection of germy bacterial infested soup. Gross!
These mucus sea blobs are growing in the ocean. Some are huge.
“But the new study found that Mediterranean mucilages harbor bacteria and viruses, including potentially deadly E. coli, Danovaro said. Those pathogens threaten human swimmers as well as fish and other sea creatures, according to the report, published September 16 in the journal PloS One. ”
“The noxious masses can also trap animals, coating their gills and suffocating them, Danovaro said.
And the biggest blobs can sink to the bottom, acting like a huge blanket that smothers life on the seafloor.
Mucilages Going Global?
Mucilages aren’t a concern for just the Mediterranean, Danovaro added. Recent studies tentatively suggest that mucus may be spreading throughout oceans from the North Sea (map) to Australia, perhaps because of rising temperatures, he said.
“It’s a good example [of what will happen if] we don’t do something to stop climate warming,” Danovaro said. “There are consequences [if] we continue to deny the scientific evidence.”
Beyond warm temperatures, it’s still not exactly clear what drives the blobs’ formation, Scripps’ Azam pointed out. For instance, no one knows why the dead marine matter in the blobs doesn’t decompose.
Giant, Mucus-Like Sea Blobs on the Rise, Pose Danger
Japanese Roboteers are creating increasingly realistic people lookalikes. Pretty soon, these robots will be able to be sing, dance, perform amazing tasks with flawless execution.
Robots could be our future Pop and Rock Idols and Stars, indistinguishable from Humans… Well THAT would be quite… unique…
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Surya the Little Orangutan and Roscoe the Hound Dog
are best friends.
These two love each other as much as any two can.
Surya adopted Roscoe straight from the forest…
A remarkable story – what’s particularly endearing is how Surya ALWAYS shares half of her food with Roscoe. Evidently, organgutans are just like that… particularly loving.
In this video, Surya is such an amazing… child. She romps, rolls, fall backwards with such style and delight.
No doubt – the two love each other with full hearts.
Who’s the psychologist who keeps saying animals have no feelings?
Helloooo…. knock knock…
These two love each other as much as any two kids can. I can’t believe it’s okay to experiment on dogs, monkeys… any animal, really.
Thank you, National Geographic and the family that took Roscoe in. He looks so healthy and happy. What an amazing family. 😀