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Crash Dummies Embrace American Values

old-fat-crash-test-dummies-jppTo better reflect the times and maybe pay homage to President Trump, crash test dummies have become fat and old. The Daily Mail reports:

“Dr Stewart Wang, director of the University of Michigan International Center for Automotive Medicine, told ABC News: ‘The dummies over the course of decades have not changed at all. But the overall population has.'” Read more about it here.

A Couple Things To Ponder

honeymooners-photo-locations-rock-cellar-2Are we better off than we were 70 years ago? If you had time to run a bunch of calculations through calculators that analyze buying power, cost of living indexes and something else (we can’t remember), you would discover that, in adjusted dollars, financially frustrated Ralph Kramden made $63 a week more than today’s average American worker. Just imagine if Alice had been allowed to work, too.

rod-serling-world-of-psychopathsEither things really don’t change, or Mark Twain was a prophet. Consider this quote:

“In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice.”

Some Birthdays to Remember This Week

fdr-in-wheelchari“A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.”

~Franklin D. Roosevelt, January 30th, 1882

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“Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.”

~Thomas A. Edison, February 11, 1847

no-thinking“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge:
It is those who know little — and not those who know much — who so positively assert that
this or that problem will never be solved by science.”

~Charles Darwin, February 12, 1809

Something Fun and Corporate To Do This Week

dow chemical cookbookTake the Corporate Cookbook Challenge! We did — comparing recipes from ConAgra, Costco and Dow Chemicals. We had a clear winner. Read about it here and give it a try for yourself. May the best carcinogen win!

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