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ISSUE #308 - 12-Jul-2011


Here are the new Things To Think About that have been contributed since the last update:

Why, in so many food commercials, do people nod their heads after taking a bite of their meal?

Why do fast food restaurants have such dirty slogans? Think about it: Mc Donalds - I'm lovin' it; Harvey's - It's a beautiful thing; Wendy's - You know when it's real; Swiss Chalet - Family happens at Swiss Chalet; KFC - Finger lickin' good; Burger King - Have it your way; etc.

If mosquitoes need to suck our blood so they can lay their eggs, does that mean that mosquitoes are part human?

How come when you order takeout for yourself they include four sets of plastic knives and forks? Does someone at the restaurant estimate that there must be at least four people eating to require such a large amount of food? There's nothing like being made to feel like a fat %$#@! before dinner, is there?

Why do restaurants have doggy bags but no kitty bags?

Does anybody know why a sleeveless tee shirt is called a "tank top"? Or why the opening in the front of trousers is called a "fly"?

How come there is nothing that sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong?

Is there any worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far?

Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to go around and say their name and where they are from, some people get so incredibly nervous? They know their name, they know where they're from, this shouldn't be a problem, should it?

How come many people don't realize that "buy now, pay later" usually means you will be paying much, much more later?

How do they get the olives to grow with pimento stuffed inside them?

These days, doesn't the label "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" mean that it will never get washed?

Why do most people try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand rather than take 2 trips to bring their groceries in?

How come, even under ideal conditions, people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket or Pinning the Tail on the Donkey, but can find and push the Snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time every time?

Is it a sign that crime is really bad when you can get shot in jail?

Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that you're going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to be going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the direction from which you came, you have to first do something like check your watch or phone or make a grand arm gesture and mutter to yourself to ensure that no one in the surrounding area thinks you're crazy by randomly switching directions on the sidewalk?

How does Kirk Douglas shave his chin dimple?

Is there at least one shred of evidence that supports the notion that life is serious?

Aren't two wrongs only the beginning?

Why is it that you like all of the music in your iTunes, except when it's on shuffle, then you only like about one in every fifteen songs?

Don't you wish that you could totally take back all those times that you didn't want to nap when you were younger?

How come 80% of the people in the "people you may know" feature on Facebook, are people that you do know, but you deliberately choose not to be friends with?

Don't you agree that there is a great need for a sarcasm font?

Aren't we all slightly terrified when we exit out of Word and it asks us if we want to save any changes to our ten page research paper that we swear we did not make any changes to?

How come when you just miss a call by the last ring and then immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail? What did the caller do after you didn't answer? Did they drop the phone and run away?

Has anyone considered that the Mayan calendar was written by the Mayans for the Mayans and they were optimistic about making it to 2012? News flash they didn't make it!

Take Care and Keep Thinking,
Don Fowler, A Gadzillion Things To Think About
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