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Sep 22, 2011

Bad News Sniper

Keep it up man you are living the dream. How about a video where you shoot a .50 through several objects. Like a line of watermelons or something.

Ever consider doing something on the versatility of the ar-10? i think it would be really cool showing it as a sniper rifle, assault rifle, and light machine gun.

Shrapnel is going to get this guy one day. I hope he looks into protecting himself and the cameraman more.

Sep 20, 2011

A Leader Is Nothing Without The People

I have a few points listed here to help illustrate examples of some of these ideas and what it might look like to lead with people more than simply leading them. I’d love to read your stories and examples of leadership, so please comment them below…

  • Integrity – hold your values strong and don’t sell out for anything
  • Always give (or at least include) your followers the credit for your successes
  • Take the responsibility and blame for your follower’s mistakes
  • Do not self-promote, learn to be a humble leader
  • Give decisions to your followers or at least include them
  • Regularly ask for others’ views and never judge them
  • Share your vulnerabilities
  • Help your followers anytime they need it
  • Be fair and treat everyone equally
  • Do what you say and hold others accountable for the same
  • Encouraging your people to grow, to learn and to take on as much as they want to, at a pace they can handle
  • Show compassion for others and what they share with you
  • Be confident and positive in all your actions
  • Read good books in your field and always encourage learning
  • Be a storyteller
  • Smile, have fun and be passionate about your goals!
Sep 19, 2011

A Coalition Government

Beloweth you will find an ode written,
About the Coalition, with whom I’m not smitten,
Found on the back of the Beano, handwritten,
In the hope that someone will listen!

The Coalition was formed, and austerity they did enforce,

It didn’t stop the MPs from going to Ascot racecourse,

The Nimrod was removed from the dwindling Royal Air Force,

The forces lost 2000 men, and have fewer commodores,

MPs expense fiddling continued as a matter of course,

They made new laws, yet reduced the Police-force,

The Labour Party being the only real counterforce,

They did little, just waited for Dave & Nick’s divorce,

They protected investments, their very life-force,

They increased their MPs expenses, as matter of perforce,

Increased the unemployment, and reduced the workforce,

Pensions were reduced, their own they did reinforce,

Mr Miliband says little, but plays on his rocking-horse,

Why is he not challenging them, through verbal intercourse,

They destroy the lives of so many poor, without remorse,

Only the rich nepotists, their policies endorse,

Engineers and car workers, now pack meals in pinafores,

They continue with their cuts, with no if’s, but’s or or’s!

(If a coalition collapses, a confidence vote is held or a motion of no confidence is taken.)

Aug 24, 2011

If You Are A Bathroom Reader, You Are Not Alone.

People read in the bathroom for any number of reasons, including the guarantee of privacy, a considerable amount of downtime and the lack of external distractions. Unless the current occupant happened to have won a hot dog eating contest.

Some people have been known to read in the bathroom even without the usual gastrointestinal motivation. The bathroom provides an atmosphere free of external distractions such as blaring televisions, loud stereos, rambunctious children and ringing telephones. Some people may prefer to read in the bathroom rather than disturb their spouses with a bedroom reading lamp late at night. In fact, it is not unusual to find filled magazine and book racks in many people’s bathrooms.

As I write this article my boy friend, sitting next to me says that he used to carry pornographic magazines to the bathroom in his much younger days. ‘’Aww man that used to be a lot of fun’’ he admits pretty shamelessly with a mischievous grin.

This is a favorite pastime of many people and a source of amusement to those uninitiated in this pleasurable activity. As a child I remember the bathrooms in our house always had a collection of books and magazines thoughtfully left behind by someone who knew how important these were to help while away time.
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Aug 24, 2011

Can You Sneeze With Your Eyes Open?

First of all lets take a look at why we sneeze. Sneezing is a way that your body gets rid of bad things that are in your nose. These things might be bacteria, germs, and other things. You also sneeze when you smell pepper because your body does not like pepper! When you suddenly you see a bright light like the sun or a light bulb then you feel like you are going to sneeze. Most people feel like you do when you see the light.

It is believed that some people can sneeze with their eyes open and some people can’t. Sneezing is a reflex and so is closing our eyes. We have no control over whether or not we close our eyes when we sneeze. Some people don’t have reflex, so when they sneeze then their eyes won’t close.

No one knows the reason you close your eyes when you sneeze. There are many possibilities. Some people think it is to protect your eyes from flying goop. Most doctors think that it is still a reflex, or we just can’t help it.
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Aug 18, 2011

The Perfect Bait To Hook A Mermaid

When you ask an old fisherman, what is the one fish you haven’t caught that you would like to? Frequently the answer is a merfish. The elusive, extremely gorgeous/handsome, merfish.

A mermaid is a mythological aquatic creature with a female human head, arms, and torso and the tail of a fish. Mermaids are represented broadly in folklore, literature and popular culture.