On our recent vacation to Louisiana, we went to the local Jazz Festival and sampled various Cajun foods, amongst them Cajun Meat. We asked Aunt Bama “What is Cajun Meat?” Her response — “You drive down highway 190 and spray paint all of the dead animals orange. Then, you drive back an hour later and pick up anything that isn’t orange. That’s your Cajun Meat.” She noted that it is a 30-year-old joke, but we thought it worth repeating.
Take a look at this relationship chart. Solid lines are blood relationships. Dotted lines are marriage relationships. Boxes at the same level are in the same generation.
The chart shows how last month, when my cousin J married L, I became my own cousin. I am seriously proud of this accomplishment and anyone who is a cousin of J, L, or S can claim this feat and be proud.
Since lean manufacturing is so important these days, the office manager at work asked us to lead the way with a five S office. So we took it seriously, but we wonder whether our colleague is having trouble with the fifth S, Shitsuke (Sustain).
Seen whilst starting an on-line chat support session with my local ERP software provider…read it carefully: “At this moment no agent is available to respond to your question. Regret the inconvenience this may have caused you.”
Anticipating a trip to China someday, I downloaded Google Translator for my phone. Google Translator apparently uses the standard function for speech to text input and downloads an additional module for text to speech output. It will print out the text of what it thinks you said in English and then print as well as speak the resulting translation. I’ve been getting some funny results withal. When I asked the translator to translate “It sure is hot out today,” it thought I said “insurance auto today.” When I asked it to translate “You are late,” it thought I said “you are laid.” Can you imagine if I were in China and asked my phone to translate for me? I guess this thing needs some work.
Someone pointed me to this far out video produced 40 years ago by the FAA called General Aviation: Fact or Fiction? You totally want to watch it. My friends who are plane nuts will be intrigued by all fifteen minutes, but even if you aren’t a nut, you won’t be sorry you watched the first five minutes, just for fun.
The narrator closes the film by saying “No matter whether you are the most experienced pilot, or the least, you are needed to help dispel the public myths that undermine general aviation’s continued growth, and to help separate the fact from the fiction.” It is interesting that the same message needs to be heard again today because the myths are being renewed, we might say this time more maliciously. The second video below comes from the recent GA Serves America campaign to remind the general public that general aviation is a revenue producer and good for a community. You can go to the GA Serves America site for more videos, featuring Morgan Freeman and others.