Just a quick entry to let everyone one know that the [email protected] virus is poking around. My system is protected from it but a lot of my clients and friends have been receiving it via email the past week or so. You might already be aware of it but I thought it would be nice to let you know just in case you were not aware. Oh and Symantec just released new virus definitions today, so run live update if you use Norton Anti Virus.
Life Savers were invented in 1912 by Clarence Crane, who had been making and selling chocolate candy in the Cleveland area since 1891 and thought to augment his product line with a non-melting candy during the summer when chocolate sales were slow.
Crane envisioned a round, flat peppermint in preference to the pillow-shaped ones then being imported from Europe and he hired a pharmaceutical pill maker to press his new mints into a circle and punch a hole in them. It was their shape that inspired the name – they looked like life savers, so Life Savers they became. What we now view primarily as a sweet was back then marketed as a breath improver: the original product packaging pictured an old seaman throwing a life preserver to a young female swimmer with the slogan “For That Stormy Breath,” and Life Savers’ early market breakthrough came when saloon owners were sold on offering them in place of the free cloves they usually provided for their patrons to chew.
In 1913 Crane sold his struggling Life Savers line to two New York businessmen for $2,900. One of those men, Edward Noble, devised the now familiar tinfoil wrapper because the candies too quickly lost their flavor in the original packaging, a cardboard tube.
Schizophrenia: Do you hear what I hear?
Dementia: I think I’ll be home for Christmas
Narcissistic: Hark the Herald Angels sing about me
Paranoid: Santa Claus is coming to get me
Borderline Personality Disorder: Thoughts of roasting on an open fire
Manic: Deck the Halls and Walls and House and Lawn and Streets and Stores and Office and Town and Cars and Busses and Trucks and Trees and Fire Hydrants and…
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells
It’s 1:55 am and now officially Christmas… so Merry Christmas everyone! Oh and yes I’m in better spirits now… speaking of spirits… hehe… egg nog is very good.
Ok, so I guess that I should go to sleep now but before I do, I’m going to leave you all with “The Jive Server”:
If you don’t have an open mind and a good sense of humor, don’t bother going to the link. Good night all!
Hello friends and fellow Have Laptop Will Travel readers. Just a quick entry to wish everyone a Merry Christmas / Happy Holiday.
I’m not even close to being ready for Christmas this year. So many things to do… so much un-finished business… so many un-answered questions… I sure hope that 2003 starts off better than 2002 is ending.
Sorry this post is ending up to be not so cheerful as it started out to be but in the words of a famous story book character… “Bah Humbug!” and in the words of a great band, the Clash and a great frontman Joe Strummer, “Should I stay or should I go now…”