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Charlie Brown Quotes

"Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere. He's gotta pick this one. He's got to. I don't see how a pumpkin patch can be more sincere than this one. You can look around and there's not a sign of hypocrisy. Nothing but sincerity as far as the eye can see." - L. Van Pelt (& Charles Schulz)

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Occupy London

I’ve been quiet about it, mostly because I've been too busy to keep up and feel like i don’t really have a ‘right’ to say anything without really knowing…. but.. reading the news the other day got me questioning the whole movement here.  I feel like i'm missing some important piece to the puzzle.

Why, when the protestors here have someone in power, in government (The mayor) willing not only to listen to them but to actually sit down and ‘work with them’ to work out something together, are they still protesting so hard.
Isn’t the point to get someone to listen to them? To get someone to start changing things?
Well, they have it. What do they want now?
They want the mayor to ‘bend the rules’ to allow them to camp in a public park overnight?
What makes them special snowflakes?

“People don’t necessarily have to … live in the park to get attention,” Fontana said during the town hall broadcast. “The rules are for everyone. … The law is the law for everyone.”
They have been told they could protest there between 6 am & 10 pm, and a nearby church has offered to allow them to camp out on their private property, and still a lot of them are upset by this?
I just don’t get it.  They have someone willing to listen. Willing to help make the situations of joblessness, homelessness etc better, why not work with him instead of being stubborn?
“I believe in peaceful protest,” Fontana told the occupiers after about 50 of them all but took over his virtual town hall meeting Thursday at the Covent Garden Market. “I want to work with you.”
Dear protestors in london (ont) : Your protest has been heard. Now it’s time to go and actually do something to help.  Putting up tents and breaking bi-laws isn’t going to help joblessness and homelessness in this city. Sitting down with Mayor Fontana is at the very least a step in the right direction.

" I think they're really starting to prove that they just want to have a camping trip.They wanted the mayor's ear, they've got it, even an offer of bi-annual meetings with the group. But now, after getting that, they're still demanding their right to hang around in a tent in a public park."Found on the occupy london page

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I want to go back to a time when....

  a.. Decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-mo."
  b.. Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, "do over!"
  c.. "Race issue" meant arguing about who ran the fastest.
  d.. Money issues were handled by whoever was the banker in "Monopoly."
  e.. Catching the fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening.
  f.. It wasn't odd to have two or three "best friends."
  g.. Being old referred to anyone over 20.
  h.. The net on a tennis court was the perfect height to play volleyball
and rules didn't matter.
  i.. The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was cooties.
  j.. It was magic when dad would "remove" his thumb.
  k.. It was unbelievable that dodgeball wasn't an Olympic event
  l.. Having a weapon in school meant being caught with a slingshot.
  m.. Nobody was prettier than Mom.
  n.. Scrapes and bruises were kissed and made better.
  o.. It was a big deal to finally be tall enough to ride the "big people"
rides at the amusement park.
  p.. Getting a foot of snow was a dream come true.
  q.. Abilities were discovered because of a "double-dog-dare."
  r.. Saturday morning cartoons weren't 30-minute ads for action figures.
  s.. No shopping trip was complete unless a new toy was brought home.
  t.. "Oly-oly-oxen-free" made perfect sense.
  u.. Spinning around, getting dizzy and falling down was cause for giggles.
  v.. The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team.
  w.. War was a card game.
  x.. Water balloons were the ultimate weapon.
  y.. Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle.
  z.. Taking drugs meant orange-flavored chewable aspirin.
  aa.. Ice cream was considered a basic food group.
  ab.. Older siblings were the worst tormentors, but also the fiercest

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Whales are beautiful

A while back, at the entrance of a gym, there was a picture of a very thin and beautiful woman. The caption was "This summer, do you want to be a mermaid or a whale?"

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