Sunday, October 2, 2005

Analyze This

Ray and I joked a few days ago how much we talk on the phone... so, since I had nothing to do this morning except buy something from an infomercial, I did some analysis.

Of the 2,000 plus minutes I used on my cell phone last month, 45% of them were with only four numbers.

At least I talk to Beck more then Boom!

Palm Island, Dubai

Have you heard of Palm Island? I saw a program on the National Geographic Channel

I often wonder what else is happening in the world that I should know about. This is definitely one of them!

Basically, some Arabian prince has decided to create a man-made island that looks like a perfect palm leaf, build amazing multi-million dollar homes, hotels, and more.

Here is the copy from National Geographic:

"An enormous project is underway in the Arabian Gulf that will literally change the face of the coastline. It's so vast it can be seen from space. The world's largest artificial islands are being constructed and fashioned in the shape of a massive palm tree. An ambitious engineering feat, it's part of an even bigger plan to transform Dubai into one of the world's premiere tourist destinations. MegaStructures tells the story of the race to build this new engineering feat."

This address gives a nice history of how the construction has progressed.

Here is a HUGE resolution image of the island.

Does anyone believe these?

So, it's 5:20AM and Kaitlyn is cooing away in her crib... Becky gets up and gives her the pacifier.

It's 5:26AM... I get up and give her the pacifier.

It's 5:41AM... I decide someone is hungry.

Have you ever watched TV from midnight to 6:00AM? It's "Paid Programming" on every freekin' channel. Here's the thing, I still got sucked in to watching one. It was the "Revolutionary Flash Light" that works when you shake it. At the end of the commercial, here comes a screen like this one:

May I please draw your attention to the little box below Carol's head. It's a little clock counting backwards. WHO BELIEVES THIS CLOCK MEANS ANYTHING? Are there people out there sprinting to the phones because there is only 1:40 left to order? Do they think they MUST CALL NOW before the amazing offer expires?

Can you readers be honest with me? Have you ever purchased something that you saw on an infomercial? Be honest and post a comment below!