Thursday, December 07, 2006

What Sucks...Sneak Attacks!


Other days that live in infamy...

January 23, 1993. 1st recorded instance of people "cybering". (On dial up.)

October 27, 1941. Alan and Anne Marie Trickle of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, make the unfortunate decision to forgo naming their newborn and future racecar driving legend child after Alan's brother Karl, choosing instead to name him after Anne dad, Richard, thus a child named Dick Trickle is brought into the world.

April 7th, 1857. Shortly after the first elevator was installed in a New York City building, a group of people entered it, pressing nearly every button to get to their desired floor. Sadly, one of them, uncomfortable with the silence utters "looks like we're on the local".

June 4th, 1971. Noah Wyle is born.

November 11th 1976. The comic strip Cathy is debuted.

1 comment:

M Zaib said...

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So the International 'Moodoff Day’ is encouraging people around the world to avoid using smartphones for a few hours on February 26. The organization is urging adults and teenagers to spend from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. that day without using their smartphone. This events will celebrate each year on last Sunday of February.

if you feel you could benefit from a morning without smartphones and mobile devices and want to encourage others to follow suit, go to www.MoodOffDay.org and pledge your support. You can even post your personal experiences of smartphone addiction or upload funny images showing smartphone addicts in action at www.facebook.com/MoodOffDay .

Moodoff Day is aiming to raise awareness of smart phone addiction and to minimise the impact on relationships, work/life balance, reduce risk of injury in traffic and improve quality of life.