March 14th, 2005

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Doing Just Fine Down Here, Thank You!

Hey you Canadians! Keep your high potency substances and lax attitudes up there.

Things are going really well for us here in the United States with all our churches , our guns , our upstanding citizens and our fine role models. We don't need you messing things up for us.

And even though John Walters, the director of the U.S. National Drug Control office, says we need your help, "This is a problem. It requires joint action and we will continue to work with Canadian government on this." We don't! Our wise and witty President has things under control.
hobbes

The Revenge of Unintended Consequences

When I got my first cell phone, I made a vow that I would not become dependent on it. Ha! I also made a vow that I would not be one of those people who were always scrolling through their phone's address book to share a number with someone. I have managed to do that.

I make it a point to memorize the home numbers of people who are local. I do this so I have a large number of options in case I get into an accident and have to give out a number to a rescuer or get arrested and need to make that one phone call. Seriously, that's the kind of stuff I worry about.

But not many cell phone users are as neurotically prepared for these situations as I am. They can only remember the phone numbers they learned before they had cell phones. So when they lose or break their phone, they see the downside to their dependency. And many cell phone users are also guilty of not writing the numbers down as backup so they have to recreate their electronic address book from scratch. (I have to admit that I also write down all the numbers. I definitely worry way too much.)
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And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man. John F. Kennedy

What if these famous and inspiring words are submitted to The English-to-12-Year-Old-AOLer Translator...

AND SO MAH FELOW M3RICANS ASK NOT WUT UR COUNTRY CAN DO FOR U - ASK WUT U CAN DO FOR UR COUNTRY!1!!11! MAH F3LOW CITIEZNS OF DA WORLD ASK NOT WUT MERICA WIL DO FOR U BUT WUT 2G3THER W3 CAN DO FOR TEH FREDOM OF MAN!!!1 OMG WTF LOL O F1!!1 OMG LOL KANADY???

Thanks to beccak1961.
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