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Passengers stand on the wings of the Hudson crash plane

Passengers stand on the wings of the Hudson crash plane

 

 

“Brace for Impact” 

Composed and focused, the pilot instructed the passengers of US Airways Flight 1549 to get ready for their impending plane crash. Within seconds, the plane would crash into the Hudson River, but for once, all passengers would survive.

I’m sure you have all seen the remarkable photo of the survivors standing on the wing of the airplane, a nearly biblical image of men and women appearing to stand on water. (Certainly an image that will remain in my mind’s eye for a long time to come.) The event has been called miraculous, but ever-the-atheist, I dislike using this word, and would prefer to credit the skills and calm reactions of the captain and his crew. Passengers report that they remained quiet, and simply watched their fate unfold. One passenger had sufficient possession of his faculties to remember switching on his phone. Perhaps the GPS signal would help others locate his dead body. 

But they did not die. Each and every one survived. And I have learned something fascinating from their reports. I had always assumed that these situations would raise mass hysteria, and that the frenzy would only end with death. In fact, in an earlier blog post on the most recent Batman movie, The Dark Knight, I criticized the movie’s portrayal of the reaction of a large group of people in the face of impending death. I was convinced that people would panic, scream and run around frantically like headless chickens. Now I know that I was wrong.

 

A map of the path and landing site of the Hudson plane crash, Flight 1549

A map of the path and landing site of the Hudson plane crash, Flight 1549

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Do you have white countertops or a white sink? A white surface with an absolutely impossible stain? Well, I certainly did, up until today. Like many of you, I live in a (rental) home with cheap white countertops and a cheap white double sink. After only three months, the sink in this fairly new house turned from sparkly new white to a disgusting collection of brown stains. 

I scrubbed and scrubbed. Used every possible cleaning method, but still those brown stains would not come out of our white sink and counter. I was almost completely convinced that these stains would never come out, and that I would be paying a hefty replacement fee to the rental company. Desperate to find the solution, I scoured the interwebs. (After all, if the internet doesnt know, then who will?) And suddenly I came across several stories about a miracle cure.

A miracle cure?? Yup. And it’s simpler than you might think. In fact, you probably have it lying in your cupboard right now. What’s it called?

TARN-X

Yup, that silver polish stuff. I admit, I was skeptical at first, thinking my stains were probably worse than those of the housewives who’d used Tarn-X. But I gave it a try anyway. And here is the result, in photos, so you can see the evidence. 

 

Tarnex used to clean stains from kitchen counter

Tarnex used to clean stains from kitchen sink (Used on left side, not yet on right)

 

 

Tarn-X used to clean the white kitchen sink (the "after" picture)

Just in case you didn't believe it from the previous photo, here's the "after" picture: Tarn-X used to clean the white kitchen sink

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Colin Powell endorses Obama... ?

Colin Powell endorses Obama... ?

““It’s going to make a lot of news, and certainly be personally embarrassing for McCain,” a McCain official said.”

 

Apparently, beloved Republican powerhouse Colin Powell is expected to endorse BARACK OBAMA on Sunday… Advisor to the last three Republican presidents and former Army General, Colin Powell is a major force within the Republican Party, and his endorsement of Obama will likely be the final blow to McCain. Ironic, since he had once been thought of as a potential running mate for McCain.

Colin Powell would have been a much better presidential choice. Had he been up against Obama, I would have voted for Colin Powell. Most moderates would have done the same, I’m sure.

Anyway, if the rumor is true (and this is coming from Republican sources: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1008/14665.html ), this will be a slam-dunk for Obama, no doubt about it.

 

UPDATE: SLAM DUNK! Colin Powell just endorsed Obama!

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Reveries are a Hit

Amazing, this site hasn’t been up a month, and already I’m approaching 1,000 views…

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