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Who remembers ditto machines?

Ah, the smell of ditto fluid. The purple prose and poetry. Typing the teachers' handouts for brownie points.

Who remembers school sock hops?

Back in the 60s, when we had dances in school gymnasiums, we weren't allowed to wear shoes because they would scratch the polished wood floors.

There was usually a room or an area set aside to leave your footwear. Being a perennial wallflower, I was usually one of the people minding the shoe room.

Sock hops started in the 40's and were popular in the '50s. My kids' elementary school had a sock hop every couple of years in the '90s.

Who remembers white gym sneakers?

In high school we were required to wear white gym suits, white socks and white sneakers for Phys Ed. Everything had to be immaculately white, or you would get marked down.

We used white shoe polish to cover scuff marks on the sneakers.

Twitter employees are bringing their own toilet paper to work as Elon Musk keeps 'cutting costs like

BY Steve Mollman
December 30, 2022 at 12:49 PM EST

Twitter CEO Elon Musk recently said he’s been “cutting costs like crazy” since taking over the company. Employees are smelling the results. 

Speaking in a Twitter Spaces conversation on Dec. 20, Musk said, “This company is like, basically, you are in a plane that is headed toward the ground at high speed with the engines on fire and the controls don’t work.”

Among his drastic cost-cutting measures, Musk canceled janitorial services this month at the company’s San Francisco headquarters, according to the New York Times. Combined with workers being packed onto two floors after four were closed, one result has been the smell of leftover takeout food and body odor lingering in the air. 

What’s more, the bathrooms have become dirtier, and some employees have resorted to bringing their own rolls of toilet paper to work.


Christmas greetings of the President of Ukraine to Western Rite Orthodox Christians

Dear people!

These days, millions of people in Ukraine and the world celebrate Christmas. The appearance of the Son of God gave people hope for salvation, faith in the victory of goodness and mercy.

Unfortunately, all the holidays have a bitter aftertaste for us this year. And we can feel the traditional Spirit of Christmas differently. Dinner at the family table cannot be so tasty and warm. There may be empty chairs around it. And our houses and streets can't be so bright. And Christmas bells can ring not so loudly and inspiringly. Through air raid sirens, or even worse – gunshots and explosions. And all this together can pose a bigger threat. It is a disappointment. Of the higher forces and their power, of goodness and justice in the world. Loss of hope. Loss of love. Loss of myself...

But isn't this what evil and darkness, which have taken up arms against us, want in their essence?

We have been resisting them for more than three hundred days and eight years. And will we allow them to achieve what they want?

In this battle, we have another powerful and effective weapon. The hammer and sword of our spirit and consciousness. The wisdom of God. Courage and bravery. Virtues that incline us to do good and overcome evil.

The main act of courage is endurance and completion of one's work to the end, despite everything. The truth illuminates our path. We know it. We defend it. Our truth is a struggle for freedom. Freedom comes at a high price. But slavery has an even higher price.

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Last minute DIY craft gifts!

Vintage holiday dishes

Top it all off with a molded fruitcake

Ukrainian soldiers' Christmas tree

Bird prefer to poop on red cars

Car Colors Most Pooped on by Birds

If you’re looking to buy a new car, then buyer beware.

Birds do have a color preference when it comes to targeting their droppings.

A study in England found that red cars are the most likely target of bird poop, followed by blue and black.

Green cars were the least likely targeted by birds.

So be careful where you park. And if all else fails, consider buying a white car

More interesting info here:


Ukrainian girl sells her long hair to buy a tactical helmet for a soldier

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