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02-24-2012, 06:46 PM #241
02-25-2012, 10:14 AM #242
Russian houses have made inroads, but the USA is still the BIGGEST creator and seller of porn.
By the way, I found it amusing that CES -- the Consumer and Electronic Show in Vegas, was always coincident with the Adult Video Awards. You could wander around the CES show, and suddenly stumble into a bunch of naked people.
Things that make you go "hmmm..."
02-25-2012, 11:37 AM #243
02-25-2012, 01:45 PM #244
02-26-2012, 02:58 AM #245
You might just be human after all. Human and Texan can't be bad
Three cowboys are sitting around a campfire, out on a lonesome Texas prairie, each with the bravado for which cowboys are famous. A night of tall tales begins.
The first one says, "I must be the meanest, toughest cowboy there is. Why, just the other day a bull got loose in the corral and gored six men before I wrestled it to the ground by the horns with my bare hands."
The second cowboy can't stand to be bested. "Why that's nothing. I was walking down the trail yesterday and a fifteen-foot rattlesnake slid out from under a rock and made a move for me. I grabbed that snake with my bare hands, bit its head off and sucked the poison down in one gulp. And I'm still here today."
The third cowboy remained silent, silently stirring the coals with his hands.
A cowboy rode into town and stopped at a saloon for a drink. Unfortunately, the locals always had a habit of picking on strangers, which he was. When he finished his drink, he found his horse had been stolen. He went back into the bar, handily flipped his gun into the air, caught it above his head without even looking and fired a shot into the ceiling. "Which one of you sidewinders stole my horse?!?!?" he yelled with surprising forcefulness. No one answered. "Alright, I'm gonna have another beer, and if my horse ain't back outside by the time I finish, I'm gonna do what I dun in Texas! And I don't like to have to do what I dun in Texas!"
Some of the locals shifted restlessly. The man, true to his word, had another beer, walked outside, and his horse has been returned to the post. He saddled up and started to ride out of town.
The bartender wandered out of the bar and asked, "Say partner, before you go... what happened in Texas?"
The cowboy turned back and said, "I had to walk home."
02-26-2012, 06:47 AM #246
02-26-2012, 06:59 AM #247
02-26-2012, 10:43 AM #248
02-27-2012, 06:42 PM #249
One thing I've noticed--and I tend to be an observant type-- but once a shop hand has arrived at "owner" status, their attitude changes a bit... a bit less hubris, a bit more authoritarian. I've dealt with it time and time again as a consultant.
Employees are treated as an expense, rather than an asset... and the whole culture of the cohesive 'team' environment is lost in the process, because employees are smarter than most give them credit.
We should all read our Dale Carnegie again... or for the first time, as the case may be.