Jim’s WebLetter for 4/30/11

Jim’s WebLetter
(also blogged on jimonline.wordpress.com)

Hi-ya neighbors and friends!

It’s the weekend for the annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival in Fernandina Beach and the weather couldn’t be better. After Thursday’s Pirate Parade that went on without a hitch, we now look for sunny, breezy days and lots of fun, food and music. Get schedules and details on the website atwww.shrimpfestival.com.

On the Web this week, the Royal Couple tied the royal knot and millions watched around the world, on the Web. According to reports, more than 4 million watch online just here in the US. The marriage of Will and Kate had more than a million in the UK with other countries including those in Asia, Africa and Australia reporting in.

If you enjoy movies and reading the reviews, Flixster is a social network devoted to movies and actors. Along with being able to add friends and discuss movies, members can utilize their extensive free database on movies and actors. Since it’s launch in 2006, Flixster has grown to include the ability for friends grouped together with similar tastes in movies. Flixster is great for anyone who enjoys movies, and a must-have-bookmarked website for anyone who fancies themselves a movie buff. Not only are you able to rate and review movies, there are extensive quizzes that you can take to test your movie knowledge, and you can even create your own quizzes. http://www.flixster.com/

This week, Nintendo Playstation internet connected users were told that a hacker got in and has stolen millions of users’ information. This is just another example of identity-theft crimes in recent months. It makes the Identity Theft Resource Center, run by a San Diego based nonprofit, a must-read for consumers. See Victim Guides, under Victim Resources, for tips on how to avoid trouble and what to do if the worst happens. http://idtheftcenter.org/

Finally, here’s a funny video showing what the “future of the internet” would be from a 1990 perspective. You remember Prodigy? “Sign up today and have unlimited access for 9-99 a month”. And I love the “limit one per household”. Priceless … http://www.dailyeo.com/funny/2011/04/29/the-future-of-the-internet-in-1990/


A man feared his wife wasn’t hearing as well as she used to and he thought she might need a hearing aid. Not quite sure how to approach her, he called the family doctor to discuss the problem. The Doctor told him there is a simple informal test the husband could perform to give the doctor a better idea bout her hearing loss. Here’s what you do,” said the Doctor, “stand about 40 feet away from her, and in a normal conversational speaking ask her a question and see if she hears you. If not, go to 30 feet, then 20 feet, and so on until you get a response..”
That evening, the wife is in the kitchen cooking dinner, and he was in the den. He says to himself, “I’m about 40 feet away, let’s see what happens.”
Then in a normal tone he asks, ‘Honey, what’s for dinner?”
No response..
So the husband moves closer to the kitchen, about 30 feet from his wife and repeats, “Honey, what’s for dinner?”
Still no response.
Next he moves into the dining room where he is about 20 feet from his wife and asks, “Honey, what’s for dinner?”
Again he gets no response.
So, he walks up to the kitchen door, about 10 feet away. “Honey, what’s for dinner?”
Again there is no response.
So he walks right up behind her. “Honey, what’s for dinner?”
And she replies, “Ralph,… for the FIFTH time,…. CHICKEN!”
(thanks, Taz)
At the outpatient surgery center where I work, the anesthesiologist often chatted with patients before their operations to help them relax.
One day he thought he recognized a woman as a co-worker at the hospital where he had trained.
When the patient confirmed that his hunch was correct, he said, “So, tell me, is the food still as bad there as it used to be?”
“Well, I suppose,” she replied, “I’m still cooking it.”
(thanks, Mary)
I was scrubbing a bulkhead on the USS Kitty Hawk one Sunday morning when the loud-speaker announced:
“Religious services. Maintain silence about the decks. Discontinue all unnecessary work.”
An hour later, the opinion many of us held regarding our daily routine, was confirmed with this announcement:
“Resume all unnecessary work.”
(thanks, Max)
A wholesale dealer who had a lot of trouble in getting a certain retailer to pay his bills finally lost patience and wrote the merchant a threatening letter.
He received the following reply: “Dear Sir: What do you mean by writing me a letter like that? Every month I place all my bills in a hat and then figure out how much money I have to pay on my accounts. Then I have my bookkeeper draw as many bills out of the hat as I have money to pay. If you don’t like my way of doing business, I won’t even put your bills in the hat.”
(thanks, Gary)
So, I’m off to a weekend of Festival in downtown Fernandina Beach. Have a great one, and if you can’t be with us, look for updates on the website (www.shrimpfestival.com) and until next weekend, may God bless you and keep you safe.

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