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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 7:55 pm 
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A Message from George Carlin:

The paradox of our time in history is that we have
taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider
freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more,
but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have
bigger houses and smaller families, more
conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees
but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment,
more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too
recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get
too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read
too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our
values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate
too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life.
We've added years to life not life to years. We've
been all the way to the moon and back, but have
trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor.
We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've
done larger things, but not better things.

We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul.
We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We
write more, but learn less. We plan more, but
accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to
wait. We build more computers to hold more
information, to produce more copies than ever, but
we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow
digestion, big men and small character, steep
profits and shallow relationships. These are the
days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier
houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick
trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one
night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do
everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a
time when there is much in the showroom window and
nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can
bring this letter to you, and a time when you can
choose either to share this insight, or to just hit
delete.

Remember, spend some time with your loved ones,
because they are not going to be around forever.
Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to
you in awe, because that little person soon will
grow up and leave your side. Remember, to give a
warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the
only treasure you can give with your heart and it
doesn't cost a cent.

Remember, to say, "I love you" to your partner and
your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and
an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep
inside of you. Remember to hold hands and cherish
the moment for someday that person will not be there
again. Give time to love, give time to speak, and
give time to share the precious thoughts in your
mind.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we
take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

HOW TO STAY YOUNG

1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes
age, weight and height.
Let the doctor worry about them. That is why you
pay him/her.

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull
you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer,
crafts, gardening, whatever.
Never let the brain idle. " An idle mind is the
devil's workshop."
And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you
gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move
on. The only person who is with us our entire life,
is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether
it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants,
hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve
it. If it is unstable, improve it.
If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the
mall, to the next county, to a foreign
country, but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them,
at every opportunity.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we
take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
If you don't send this to at least 8 people....
who cares?
-George Carlin

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I think this poem by George Carlin says Merry Christmas from me better than anything I can think of....Happy Holidays, to all at TVNL!

Catherine

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 10:22 pm 
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This from George Carlin's website...

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The following items (including the "Bad American" email) were NOT written by George Carlin: Read Carlin's response to the crap attributed to him on the internet. [Continued here]

HOW TO SPOT A FAKE
Here's a rule of thumb, folks: Nothing you see on the Internet is mine unless it came from one of my albums, books, HBO shows, or appeared on my website. If you see something with my name on it, and you really need to find out if it's mine, post a question on my bulletin board . But only if it's really important to you; don't fuck around with me for a lark.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:31 am 
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Yeah...one thing I dislike about the upcoming new year is the inauguration...yuck and double yuck...!

I read that the security for it is tighter than any inauguration in the nation's history...guess they're afraid some terrorist will try to put George out of his misery.

I wonder if the Bushes will get out of their limo and walk up the street, like Clinton did...probably not.

I'm flying my flag at half-mast that day...and will do so until the last day of January.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:32 am 
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EP...I forgot...

I want to get George Carlin's book "When Will Jesus Bring the Porkchops?"


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Yup, I read that too. As I understand it, the police are planning to search everyone - all tens of thousands of them. Wow! Sounds like quite an ambitious undertaking. I also read that it might cost more than any other in history. If I recall correctly, the cost is estimated to be between $30 and $40 million not including expenses for security.

As far as voicing my discontent, I've already started. I wear a black ribbon every single day and will continue to do so for the next 3 1/2 years.

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Maybe I should fly my flag at half-mast until then, too!

The ribbon idea is a good one...they're offered here at TVNL I think, in their store.

I ordered a couple of gifts from TVNL...I should have thought to have included the ribbon...

Won't have time to be online much today...happy holidays, and I'll see you asap.

Catherine

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You're right about black ribbons being available at the TVNL store, that's where I got mine. As a matter of fact, I got several of them in case I lost one. My apologies for not mentioning it in my earlier post. Enjoy your holiday - see you when you get back.

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