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Chicken soup posts

I'll be offline for a little while. I've had some health issues, and need to take some time to recoup. I promise to be back online within a week to 10 days.

However, any attempts at "cheering up" would be much appreciated! So I challenge you to make this a kind of open mic/ free range with a cheering up theme -- that means comments and trackbacks to anything that could conceivably lift one's spirits -- so humor (especially humor!), inspiration, motivation, you get the idea. Complete meaningless wackiness is just as valuable here as a deeply moving dog-saves-boy story. ; )

When I return, I'll take the appropriate links and "promote" them into this post itself, so they're all in one place.

I thank you all in advance... trust me, I could really use it right now and I commit to making it up to you when I get back.

Posted by Kathy on November 14, 2005 | Permalink


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It's a little early for this, but since every store at my local mall is in full Christmas mode ... I heard a rumor that the X-Files season 1 DVD has a long lost episode on it, "The Xmas-Files" ...


Posted by: Bill Mietelski | Nov 14, 2005 8:07:02 PM

Kathy, so sorry to hear about the health issues!

To cheer you up, nothing, and I mean nothing, warms the soul like..



Hope you feel better. Errr.. ok, at least no worse.

Posted by: Jeff Atwood | Nov 14, 2005 8:42:20 PM

Here's some cute kids:

Posted by: Scottt Reynen | Nov 14, 2005 8:45:37 PM

A taxi passenger tapped the driver on the shoulder to ask him a question.The driver screamed, lost control of the car, nearly hit a bus, went up on the footpath, and stopped centimetres from a shop window. For a second everything went quiet in the cab, then the driver said, "Look mate, don't ever do that again. You scared the daylights out of me!"

The passenger apologized and said, "I didn't realize that a little tap would scare you so much." The driver replied, "Sorry, it's not really your fault. Today is my first day as a cab driver - I've been driving a funeral van for the last 25 years.

Posted by: Juan Padilla | Nov 14, 2005 9:00:01 PM

I really have no business trying to post on your site being a bit ignorant in the tech dept but I so enjoy your posts that I'll risk not doing this just right.

Here's some of my recent favorites



The second one takes a while to download.

Good luck.

Posted by: Jon Newman | Nov 14, 2005 9:11:25 PM

Today at work, someone asked the difference between a friend and a buddy.

A friend is the one who comes to bail you out of jail.

A buddy is the one with you who, as you walk into the sunlight, says " Damn ! I never thought THAT would happen ! "

Posted by: Mike | Nov 14, 2005 9:15:23 PM

I posted a poem to my site which I've always found inspiring:

Posted by: Jason Gilstrap | Nov 14, 2005 9:24:16 PM

A man goes to the zoo.
When he gets there, there was only a dog.
It was a shitzu.

Posted by: Kym Phillpotts | Nov 14, 2005 10:13:50 PM

My sister-in-law sent me an "inspirational" poster image the other day, the text under which read:

Some peope are like slinkies:
Even though they're totally useless,
they still make you smile when you push them down the stairs.

Get well soon, and enjoy the bird flu soup. ;)

Posted by: Graham Lea | Nov 14, 2005 10:18:41 PM

I'm writing a booked called How to Speak to Whales. I'm having some difficulties getting interviews with the whales, they are hard to book with their travelling schedules. When I'm done it will be available at Amazon and all the money raised will go into my pocket not one of those dumb charities that actually does good in this world :)

Hope you get better. I must go, need to throw some coal into the furnace since I live in Canada.

Posted by: Adriano | Nov 14, 2005 10:34:03 PM

If you are asking for "chicken soup" posts does that mean you are really hoping to re-coop?


Posted by: Mike Klein | Nov 14, 2005 10:40:34 PM

You very well might have seen this, but I can find quite a bit of mindless enjoyment of a Seaseme Street parody:


Or a Java pop song:


Posted by: Ed Gibbs | Nov 14, 2005 10:42:05 PM

Have you seen the Llama song?

Posted by: Mark | Nov 14, 2005 10:52:12 PM

Hope you feel better soon.

If you haven't seen it already, you might be interested in Tech Tales: http://www.techtales.com/techroom.html

Posted by: Andrew Monkhouse | Nov 15, 2005 1:15:46 AM

Speaking of inspirational posters, here's a list of 20 non-inspirational sayings:

My favourite:
#4 Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

Thanks for an EXCELLENT blog!

Posted by: Alexander Kjerulf | Nov 15, 2005 1:48:08 AM

Laughter is the best medicine! http://www.bigric.co.za/default.asp?view=plink&id=254

But sometimes you just need to feel un-guilty about simply resting and being... http://www.fragmentsfromfloyd.com/archives/2004_09.html#002271

Posted by: Michelle | Nov 15, 2005 2:00:29 AM

Badger Badger


[Note: Plays music]

Get well soon.

Posted by: Chris Tregenza | Nov 15, 2005 2:00:39 AM

Three nuns saw a naked man.

Two had a heart attack, one had a stroke.

Posted by: Jon Leighton | Nov 15, 2005 2:04:11 AM

Check out this podcast http://www.motivationtomove.com/index.php
Its incredibly motivating in many many ways and best of all the daily podcasts are only 60 secs long...short enough for you to try.

Posted by: Ben | Nov 15, 2005 2:07:00 AM

Sorry to know that you're not feeling well, Miss Sierra, although I suspect this must be one of your passionate experiment. How about a little more chicken:- http://disney.go.com/disneypictures/chickenlittle/index_flash.html?site=1&section=2&video=10

Posted by: Vui Lo | Nov 15, 2005 2:56:23 AM

Ms. Sierra,

Many people use yoga to improve their health and recovery. But, at the same time, many others are turned off by its Indian heritage. But rest assurred, anyone can do yoga. Here's a multicultural example: http://www.undefined.com/ia/archives/2005/11/sent_by_a_frien.html

Posted by: John Brothers | Nov 15, 2005 6:00:57 AM

What's the difference between pea soup and roast beef?
Well, anyone can roast beef!

Posted by: Vic Stachura | Nov 15, 2005 7:21:45 AM

Happy woman explains in Japanese how to ... well, you have to see.


Posted by: Douglas W. Campbell | Nov 15, 2005 8:58:51 AM

Every action results in an equal and opposite reaction. In this case, very well deserved:


Posted by: Stuart Dorman | Nov 15, 2005 9:27:34 AM

Here is some inspiration for a horse lover:


And a few funny ones ala things your dog does only this time it's the horse:



Posted by: Julie | Nov 15, 2005 10:14:39 AM

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