Bananas. But not what you think.

September 17, 2015

Maui. Bananas.

Those who know me are well aware that I really don’t like to do chores. I’ll do almost ANYTHING to postpone doing them, and that includes surfing the internet for funny, ridiculous, insightful and interesting stories. Which I have curated today, for you. You’ll either go bananas for these, or think they are bananas.  So let’s start:

Best use of Twitter, ever. Award to Salmon Rushdie for this.  This is one you absolutely must read. The guy’s funny!

Grammatically bad headline of the month is this one.   I’m sure you’ve got your own candidates, the internet is filled with bad grammar.

The Emperor Has No Clothes Award goes to the film, Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, that exposes the guy in all his contradictory glory. I could also call it the Feet of Clay Award.  Yes, all this is true and if we are going to idolize the guy for his achievements, let’s see the big picture, too.

Got lots of medicine bottles left over every month? Do something nice for people in need. Recycle them HERE.

An interesting view on the first doctor to identify Asperger’s as well as a different take on the anti-vaccine crowd can be found here.

Who doesn’t love a good urban legend? Here are 10 of the best, including the famous “attack of the butt spiders.”  Yeah, you gotta laugh when you go here.

Finally, a reason to keep your smartphone on during vacation. Have you heard about this?

And I must admit to loving this post by my friend Chloe way too much. It’s about the prosperity gospel and why Jesus does not have a wonderful plan for your life.

Got a favorite? Want to say something about one of these? Go bananas–the floor is yours!  And a final word:

Clean house



17 comments on “Bananas. But not what you think.
  1. PatU says:

    Whenever I get the urge to clean, I go practice my short game. 😉

  2. I’d rather read your blog posts any day instead of doing housework! I love these offerings, Carol.

    BTW when I went to hear Steve Wozniak speak last year he gave me a very different perspective on Steve Jobs. Not all nice but not all bad, either. I don’t think I want to see this movie..

    • He’s been interviewed extensively about this movie and had some serious things to say. He lives out here and so did Jobs. Apple is here. We have a lot of exposure to all things Apple here in Silicon Valley.

  3. Wow, Carol. thanks for your own SKIMM! Loved the Salman Rushdie! Always a fan of someone smartly putting down his haters. Also loved the Asperger’s article. Just had to say outloud, “Ugh” with the Caitlin headline…does no one proofread anymore?! And finally, I’m doing all this while my cleaning lady is, well you know, cleaning my house. My husband sprung for her years ago knowing I would always be R before C…. reading before cleaning! Great post.

  4. Laura Ehlers says:

    You are cracking me up! Thanks for the laughs. I think Salmon Rushdie’s comments were the best. I don’t see the big deal with trolls – either ignore them or slam them, but do it classy!! LOL!

  5. Valerie says:

    “Best question of the day. Answer: No.” – That from Salman Rushdie was funny!

  6. Chloe says:

    Mentioned in the same article as Salmon Rushdie? I think I could die a happy writer. Thank you. We need to have lunch. Maybe Kim would make the trip with me. I’d love to share a glass or three of wine very soon.

  7. Lots of crazy things that go around the big wide web. It’s an amazing journey.

  8. I am absolutely astounded to learn what I just learned about the man after whom Asperger’s was named. How many times have I read that name and never thought to wonder who he was?


  9. Great reading list! Love your diverse selection of stories. Can’t wait to read them all.

  10. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    Thanks for the great reads — excellent assortment. Salman Rushdie is a hoot on Twitter — the man has a sense of humor for sure.

  11. Evi says:

    Lmao! Thanks for sharing this. I like Salmon Rushdie’s comments the best!

  12. Ruth Curran says:

    I was drawn too and absolutely loved the perspective on autism/Ausbergers. Thank you for sharing that. I think he is right, we need to take a step back and take a whole new look at autism — as the author put it “do some soul searching”. The waters are so muddied with unfounded opinions and information with bits and pieces of truth.

    Thanks for the distraction. I am going to not go clean my house and read the rest of your links instead :)!

  13. I love when my friends give me reasons not to clean. Off to read … And I am saving prescription bottles, by the way! Such an easy way to do good.

  14. Lana says:

    More good excuses to read instead of cleaning! I was especially interested in the Autism article since my nephew is “on the spectrum”. Forwarding this to my sister!

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