Top to Bottom Iceberg

This came from a Rig Manager for Global  Marine Drilling
in St. Johns  , NewfoundlandThey  actually have to divert the  path  of these  things away from the  rig by towing  them with ships!  Anyway, in this particular case the water was calm and the sun was almost directly  overhead so that the diver was able to get into  the water
and click this  picture.
 They  estimated the weight at 300,000,000  tons.


Thanks N!

It’s All about Attitude

Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.

Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching?

Whenever you are in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it.  That factor is attitude.See full size image

A man is as unhappy as he has convinced himself he is.

Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can’t be done.

You always have a choice, even if it is only a choice of your attitude.

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.

Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.

Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.

Thanks for the words of wisdom Marnie!


CBS Embeds a Video Playing Ad in a Print Magazine

In the latest example of finding media innovation where you’d least expect it, CBS is embedding a video player in a print ad in Entertainment Weekly that will serve up a buffet of its fall TV lineup.

The CBS foray into a print-digital alliance plays full-motion video at a crisp resolution. The ad, dubbed by CBS and partner Pepsi Max “the first-ever VIP (video-in-print) promotion,” works like one of those audio greeting cards. Opening the page activates the player, which is a quarter-inch–thick screen seen through a cutaway between two pages concealing the larger circuit board underneath.


Class of 2013…

If the entering college class of 2013 had been more alert back in 1991 when most of them were born, they would now be experiencing a severe case of déjà vu. The headlines that year railed about government interventions, bailouts, bad loans, unemployment and greater regulation of the finance industry. The Tonight Show changed hosts for the first time in decades, and the nation asked “was Iraq worth a war?”

Each August since 1998, Beloit College has released the Beloit College Mindset List. It provides a look at the cultural touchstones that shape the lives of students entering college. It is the creation of Beloit’s Keefer Professor of the Humanities Tom McBride and Emeritus Public Affairs Director Ron Nief. It is used around the world as the school year begins, as a reminder of the rapidly changing frame of reference for this new generation. It is widely reprinted and the Mindset List website at receives more than 300,000 hits annually.

As millions of students head off to college this fall, most will continue to experience the economic anxiety that marked their first two years of life just as it has marked their last two years of high school. Fears of the middle class–including their parents–about retirement and health care have been a part of their lives. Now however, they can turn to technology and text a friend: “Momdad still worried bout stocks. urs 2? PAW PCM”.

Members of the class of 2013 won’t be surprised when they can charge a latté on their cell phone and curl up in the corner to read a textbook on an electronic screen. The migration of once independent media—radio, TV, videos and CDs—to the computer has never amazed them. They have grown up in a politically correct universe in which multi-culturalism has been a given. It is a world organized around globalization, with McDonald’s everywhere on the planet. Carter and Reagan are as distant to them as Truman and Eisenhower were to their parents. Tattoos, once thought “lower class,” are, to them, quite chic. Everybody knows the news before the evening news comes on.

Thus the class of 2013 heads off to college as tolerant, global, and technologically hip…and with another new host of The Tonight Show.

Most students entering college for the first time this fall were born in 1991. Here are a few…

For these students, Martha Graham, Pan American Airways, Michael Landon, Dr. Seuss, Miles Davis, The Dallas Times Herald, Gene Roddenberry, and Freddie Mercury have always been dead.

Dan Rostenkowski, Jack Kevorkian, and Mike Tyson have always been felons.

The Green Giant has always been Shrek, not the big guy picking vegetables.

They have never used a card catalog to find a book.

Salsa has always outsold ketchup.

Earvin “Magic” Johnson has always been HIV-positive.

Tattoos have always been very chic and highly visible.

Rap music has always been main stream.

Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream has always been a flavor choice.

Cold, really??

Are we really that cold? Residents of British Columbia certainly think so according to a new billboard ad for Coors Beer. After only a few days being up, this local billboard has been able to reach nationwide coverage, and was loud enough to upset enough Torontonians that Coors is taking the billboard down. The questions is, was this meant to upset the residents of Toronto, or are we taking it too seriously. I think that certain people look for things to get upset about. We take things too serious, and we need to take time to laugh at ourselves. Yes, we’re cold. We live in a large city, we’re always on the rush, working long hours, waiting in long lines, who wouldn’t be in a bad mood. I think amongst ourselves we wouldn’t be able to notice anything irregular, but an outsider from a small town not use to this lifestyle would certainly think that we would come across as cold. I think the billboard was funny, clever and catchy. Their point was to get people talking, and they certainly did that. What do you think?