Monthly Archives: January 2013

January 31

The First Car Accident in U.S. History

In 1891, James William Lambert was involved in the first car accident in U.S. history. The accident occurred in Ohio City, Ohio. Lambert’s vehicle — the first single-cylinder gasoline automobile, which was carrying Lambert and James Swoveland, hit a tree root, causing the car to careen out of control and smash into a hitching post. […]

Words to Live By

Words to live by from Eleanor Roosevelt. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” -Eleanor Roosevelt, “This Is My Story,” 1937


#HollywoodAssistants may be the best blog you are not reading. It features Internet Memes from Los Angeles and worth five minutes of your time. The site features animated GIFs focusing on bad things that happen to Hollywood assistants. Take a study break and check it out.

Cables and Chains

This post is about cables and chains… or to be more specific the Cable Cars of San Francisco. The history of the cable cars is best told by the Cable Car Museum Website ( “The driving force behind the San Francisco cable car system came from a man who witnessed a horrible accident on a […]

Why Dogs Rule

Not that it needs to be said, but a dog is a man’s best friend and there are so many reasons why dogs rule. I had a great weekend with my pitbull and wanted to share the joy. Here are my top 10 reasons why dogs are the best. What are your reasons? 1) Dogs […]

Child of the 90’s

I love the new Microsoft Internet Explorer ad: “Child of the 90’s.” Sure the commercial is getting a lot of criticism on social media, but I think Microsoft nailed it. Market through emotion rather than reason. And if your heart skipped a beat when you saw that U.S. Robotics X2 External hardware modem. You are […]

The Quaker Way

This In Memoriam is about a stranger. Last night, a friend posted about someone who he had lost to breast cancer. The post and the passing of a complete stranger got me thinking about life, love, loss, and how world faiths mourn. Although I am born Jewish and I know Mourner’s Kaddish by heart, I […]

Random Thought of the Night

Random thought of the night. My friends weren’t the ones who liked to color within the lines when they were kids. That’s why they’re awesome.

Man gets his last Whopper during his funeral procession

  Now I am a vegetarian, so not the target audience for the Whopper. But this guy REALLY loved his Whoppers. via A Pennsylvania man who died at age 88 was buried Saturday — but not before a stop at Burger King on the way to the cemetery for a Whopper Jr. The York […]

Happy Oz Day!

Why celebrate Australia Day? As one commercial proclaims, Australia Day is a chance to say thank you for beaches, lamington drives, Kylie and our democratic right to give dead arm. The day commemorates the establishment of the first settlement at Port Jackson in 1788. Port Jackson is now Sydney, and Sydney is now one of the best […]