Friday March 30, 2001 Goodbye MarchTAKE
We're used to the American style of journalism, but all over the world are
folks covering all sorts of events. Here's a collection of writings about
unusual and far away places.
Thursday March 29, 2001TAKE Me
WOW, just 115 years ago today, a pharmacist put together a concoction of
leaves and nuts from the 4 corners of the world, and Coke was invented.
They have one of the most awesome built sites I have been to! Check it
Monday March 26, 2001TAKE Me
WHOA BABY, can you imagine living permanently on a mile long ship? Airport
on top, traveling the 7 seas. No taxes, All FUN? Here's the ship...All
Thursday March 22, 2001TAKE
WOW How about those girls BB players from UND! Here's their extremely COOL
Wednesday March 21, 2001TAKE
Just how much is Bill Gates worth? It changes from day to day...it jumps
up and down by as much as a billion in a day. Check out today's Bill
Tuesday March 20, 2001 WELCOME SPRINGTAKE
How can spring come without remembering those great songs of our youth. I
hum AMERICAN PIE often, and for sure today! Here's AMERICAN PIE
explained...every line, and it's references to actual happenings. Don't
let me catch you singing it by the water cooler!
Monday March 19, 2001TAKE
ROCK AND ROLL...memories, what ever happened to old what's his name?
Here's articles, news, and great comments on the old hitmakers.
Friday March 16, 2001TAKE
It's time to be puttin' on a lil' green...Sunday comes the Irish! 'ere's a
fun St. Paddy's day site.
Thursday March 15, 2001TAKE
Do you write down a phone number and then forget who's it is? That late
call in the night and then a hang-up...who's calling you? Here's a reverse
phone lookup...you punch in the number, it tells you who owns the phone
and their address.
Wednesday March 14, 2001TAKE
Movie time...the weather warms, folks drop by the many choices for
movies...here's where to get the scoop on what's coming soon...Trailers,
Keanu signed to do Matrix II and Matrix III
Tuesday March 13, 2001TAKE
Pennies, Pennies everywhere...but how many does it take to make a pile as
big as a school bus? What does a billion pennies really look like? Here's
the stack-o-pennies site.
PS. Thanks for all the calls!
Monday March 12, 2001TAKE
How presidential speeches have changed. When FDR did his Fireside Chats,
the tone was quite different. Check the entire scripts of his message out.
Friday March 9, 2001American
President Bush has come to North Dakota...and he spoke at length about
Agriculture. Do you believe him? Phrases like "level playing
field" have been around a LONG time. Let's see what the 3 country
wide farm groups have to say about what's happening in American
National Farmers Union
National Farmers Organization (NFO)
Wednesday March 7, 2001TAKE
It was just 66 years ago today...something happened that changed the world
forever. Charles Darrow invented Monopoly...How many hours have you
played? Come on now, be honest...
Tuesday March 6, 2001TAKE
Got a wedding or party coming up you want to pick music for? Here's a
master list divided by decades.
Monday March 5, 2001TAKE
Lazy...OK here's the top 10.
Quick...name 50 things you think that the US government achieved in the
last 50 years!!! WOW I was stumped. BUT here's the list... Do you agree?
- Rebuild Europe After World
- Expand the Right to Vote
- Promote Equal Access to
- Reduce Disease
- Reduce Workplace
- Ensure Safe Food and
- Strengthen the Nation’s
- Increase Older Americans'
Access to Health Care
- Reduce the Federal Budget
- Promote Financial Security
Friday March 2, 2001 It's 3,2,1 WOWTAKE
Do you trust your eyes? If I see it I believe it? Well you might not
be so sure after you visit this website.
Thursday March 1, 2001 HELLO MARCHTAKE
Shakers, Quakers, and things that go bump in the night. What happened
yesterday in Seattle is pretty common when you look at it in a global
setting. Here's earthquakes around the world, updated hourly. See
what's shakin' where you are!
Wednesday February 28, 2001 GOODBYE FEBTAKE
Today, 1827, the first railroad B&O was chartered to take paying
passengers. WOW what a difference a couple of hundred (or so) years
make. AmTrak has great equipment and great fun. Check out their deals
this spring and "I'll see you on the rails!"
Tuesday February 27, 2001TAKE
Waffles, glorious waffles, but who first invented them? Where did they
come from? We must know! And this site will tell you all you need
about my favorite breakfast food!
Monday February 26, 2001TAKE
It's Mardi Gras, let's have some fun cause starting at midnight
tomorrow...it's Lent 2001. Here's a site with everything you need to
party, or have a great dinner.
Thursday February 22, 2001TAKE
You heard me talking about some of the traditional food of biblical
times. Here's a web site that has the old and possible authentic
recipes. I'm going to try the breads! Let me know if you had any
Wednesday February 21, 2001TAKE
WHAT A TRIP!! Thanks for all the prayers, cards, email! We're safely
back with LOTS of hours of recorded material. If you'd like to stay in
touch with what's happening over there, here's a great web site from
the magazine Israel Today.
Sunday, Feb 11, 2001
Awake, asleep, awake, asleep, finally we cross Spain, Sicily, south of
Greece, the length of Crete, and finally begin our descent into Ben
Saturday Feb 10, 2001 Off to Israel
Wow what a night, big work day Friday, washing, planning, packing,
learning how to record on the new digital equipment. Finally bed
after midnight. Up at 4:00am, shower, ride to the international
airport. Depart 6:55am to Minneapolis. Layover in
Minneapolis, and then a 2 hour ride to New York's JFK airport.
Then a five hour wait till we met up with the other folks going on our
trip. Finally 8:30pm comes and we can check in at EL AL airlines
security. I must have blinked to many time when I answered the
questions (the pollution in the NY air probably) because I was grilled
for minutes about where I came from, where I was going, and WHY did I
have so much electrical equipment with me and where did I get each
piece. Escorted to the EL AL 1st class lounge to meet my
traveling companions. Nice folks. Everyone is wired with
anticipation, everyone got the same questions from friends, co-workers
and family..."You're going to ISRAEL NOW???" Finally
at 11:30 we boarded the 747-400, the largest commercial plane flying.
Mediocre (OK BAD) food, curt almost impolite staff, but hey EL AL is
known for arriving safely which is still #1 in my book! Short
fits of sleep, walking around, snacking...please let us land safely.
Friday February 9, 2001TAKE
Kibbutz, unique to Israel. Communal business operations.
Here's a master list of many of the varied Kibbutzim.
Thursday February 8, 2001TAKE
Tomorrow is departure day! Just to give you a little more background
on Israel, it's history, and it's culture, here's a great site hosted
by the Israel government.
Wednesday February 7, 2001TAKE
Israel is in the air....plans are made and we're off in a couple of
days. First stop after New York is this beautiful hotel on the shores
of the Med!
Tuesday February 6, 2001TAKE
What famous president is celebrating his birthday today? Clue:
"Winning one for the Gipper"
Monday February 5, 2001TAKE
Where are the storm watches in America? Hear them on the
radio...get further info on the computer.
Friday February 2, 2001 CANDLEMASS DAYTAKE
He may be right, he may be wrong, but he saw his shadow and says 6
more weeks of winter. We could only hope huh?
Thursday February 1, 2001 HELLO FEBTAKE
I know, you're sitting having coffee and someone says they know where
it rains the most, or where it's the windiest or where it's the
coldest. And you're not sure if they're correct. Here's the master
Wednesday January 31, 2001 GOODBYE JANUARYTAKE
Staying indoors this winter? Here's a great functional site that has
lots of unique fonts and other fun things to spice up your email,
cards to friends, even web pages.
Tuesday January 30, 2001TAKE
Do you remember words like san fairy ann, sausage, skilly, stunt, toc
emma and uncle charlie? These are slang words from WWI.
Find out what they mean and a whole lot more.
Monday January 29, 2001TAKE
The Superbowl is over... now the Ad wars start.
Which did you like best? Were you out in the kitchen
getting a cool one? Here's all the commercials you missed!
Friday January 26, 2001TAKE
What a fun site. It's seed catalog time, but this site has all
the exotic seeds from around the world. Edibles, Smellibles,
Thursday January 25, 2001TAKE
Well, yesterday was a bad day for millions of users who visit
Microsoft sites. Hotmail, Microsoft, MSN, Encarta, and other Microsoft
sites were down all day. Here's a summation of what they are saying
happened. Or was it an attach on their servers that they're not
Wednesday January 24, 2001TAKE
Time to celebrate the Chinese New Year! What animal sign were
you born under. It's amazing how accurate they can be.
Tuesday January 23, 2001TAKE
Like it or not it's time to start thinking about taxes. Here's
the IRS site to get ALL the forms that you could possible desire.
Every form the IRS has, and easy to download and view and print.
Monday January 22, 2001TAKE
What are some your favorites breads? See how their are made and what
is in them.
Friday January 19th, 2001 TAKE
Useless facts that make you look good at the water cooler!
Thomas Edison was afraid of the dark.
The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
Thursday January 18th, 2001TAKE
Burma Shave signs...
Are your whiskers
When you wake
A two-bit steak?
And MANY More....
Wednesday January 17th, 2001TAKE
Can you believe it, it was just 125 years ago to day that the
saxophone made it's appearance on the music scene, and things haven't
been the same since. Thinking of learning a new instrument?
Want to date a Sax? Here's a great, fun site!
Tuesday January 16th, 2001TAKE
What makes a cliché a cliché? Here's the master list of bad
Monday January 15th, 2001TAKE
Tired of winter? Want to escape, even for just a few minutes?
Here's the World Wide Cruise website. I like to dream about
leaving on that 90 day round the world trip!
Friday January 12th, 2001TAKE
If I asked who lives at: 704 Hauser Street, who would you say?
If you said Archie and Edith, you'd be exactly right. Based on a
British sitcom, "Till Death Do Us Part", the show was an
incredible change from the TV fair of the time. Tonight in 1971,
the first episode aired.
Wednesday January 10th, 2001TAKE
They may be famous people but they say dumb things. Here's some
of the dumbest.
Tuesday January 9th, 2001TAKE
Wow, 31 years ago today the Concorde took off from Bristol England and
the time to get "home" was cut in 1/2. Here's some
details about this marvelous plane that I didn't know.
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