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Happy Valentine’s Day…from Bug

Photo by Necil Bug…this is such a cute pic of Bug in her Valentine’s Day blankie!

Valentines by Necil Bug.
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February 13, 2009 Posted by | Bug the rat | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Big Johnson Motorcycles

For those that don’t know:

HARLEY DAVIDSON FACES STIFF COMPETITION FROM JOHNSON MARINE WHO INTRODUCES A NEW LINE OF MOTORCYCLES
At a press conference late Monday, the CEO of Johnson Marine,
makers of Johnson outboard marine engines and other recreational
equipment, unveiled a new line of heavyweight cruiser style
motorcycles designed to compete head to head with industry leader
Harley-Davidson.
Peter Long, Johnson brands marketing manager said, “We have studied
the market and determined that Harley, while highly successful,
has narrowly missed the mark when targeting motorcycle buyers”. Long
added, “We at Johnson are convinced that our product hits the target
dead center and promises to draw sales away from Harley-Davidson
in a way no other motorcycle has been able to accomplish”.
The new line of bikes, marketed under the name Big Johnson
Motorcycles, will, according to Long, deliver what Harley has
only promised. “Our research show that this, a Big Johnson, is
what Harley buyers are really after”.
At the unveiling of the new line Monday, several current Harley
owners agreed. “When I bought my Harley, what I really needed was
a Big Johnson,” said one Harley owner.” But I see now that riding
a Harley is no replacement for having a Big Johnson.”
Manager Long also said that his company would follow the lead of
Harley-Davidson and cash in on a huge market for non-motorcycle
related products. “We realize that not every guy can have a Big
Johnson,” said Long, “But image is very important to people. If
they don’t have a Big Johnson, they at least want to project the
image of having one.”
Asked if he anticipated Big Johnsons showing up in the hands of
Harley owners, Long said it was unlikely. “I just don’t see the
need to have a Harley if you have a Big Johnson,” he said. “And I
can’t imagine someone who spends all their resources to acquire
a Harley having a Big Johnson. I think it boils down to this –
You either have a Harley, or you have a Big Johnson, but you
are not likely to have both.” “Given the choice,” said Long,
“I think most guys will opt for the Big Johnson.”
Another force driving sales for the company will come from women. A
survey of the wives and girlfriends of nearly 1,000 potential
motorcycle buyers indicates less than 5% would approve of their
partner spending $15,000 on a Harley Davidson. But, when asked if
they would be willing to pay the same amount of money to get their
partner a Big Johnson, nearly 4 out 5 thought that would be money
well spent.
One female present at the product unveiling was quoted as saying,
“There is no way I will let Lonnie drop 15 grand on another one of
those Harleys, but 15 grand to get him a Big Johnson? Well, that’s
something we could both enjoy, and it’s something he really needs.”
Carla Roundheel, manager of the dealership network now being
established, said her motto is simple. “I service what we sell.” Big
Johnson Motorcycles will be traded on the New York stock exchange
under the abbreviation PNSNV.

February 13, 2009 Posted by | Jokes | , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Men and Women Jokes

A man calls home to his wife and says, ‘Honey, I have been asked to fly to Canada with my boss and several of his friends for fishing. We’ll be gone for a long weekend. This is a good opportunity for me to get that promotion I’ve been wanting so, could you please pack enough clothes for a 3 day weekend?, …and also get out my rod and tackle box from the attic?
We’re leaving at 4:30 pm from the office and I will swing by the house to pick my things up,’ ‘…. Oh! … and please pack my new navy blue silk pajamas.’

The wife thinks this sounds a bit fishy, but, being the good wife,
she does exactly what her husband asked. Following the long weekend he came home a little tired, but, otherwise, looking good. The wife welcomes him home and asks if he caught many fish?

He says, ‘Yes! Lots of Walleyes, some Bass, and a few Pike.
But why didn’t you pack my new blue silk pajamas like I asked you to do?

The wife replies, ‘I did. They’re in your tackle box.’

A man is undressing in the locker room of the country club after a round of golf, and one of his buddies notices that he is wearing a pair of panties.

“When did you start wearing women’s underwear?” the buddy asks.

The man replied, “Ever since my wife found a pair in the glove box of my car.”

February 13, 2009 Posted by | Jokes, Men/Women | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sam the Koala

sam the koala

sam the koala

SAM became the most famous koala in the world when firefighter David Tree stopped to give her a drink amid the devastation.

Pictures of Sam, who turned out to be female, travelled around the globe and featured in major newspapers including The New York Times, London’s The Sun and on CNN.

The image provided a much-needed picture of hope in a week filled with news of despair. Yesterday Sam was recovering in Mountain Ash Wildlife Shelter.

Carer Jenny Shaw said she suffered burns on her paws and was in a lot of pain, but was on the road to recovery.

She was put on an IV drip and is on antibiotics and pain relief treatment.

“She is lovely – very docile – and she has already got an admirer. A male koala keeps putting his arms around her,” Ms Shaw said. “She will need regular attention and it will be a long road to recovery, but she should be able to be released back into the wild in about five months.”

Mr Tree said he was surprised by the reaction to the photograph, which was snapped by Mark Pardew – a fellow CFA volunteer – on a mobile phone.

Mr Tree said he was in the middle of backburning at Mirboo North when he saw the stricken koala.

“I could see she had sore feet and was in trouble, so I pulled over the fire truck. She just plonked herself down, as if to say ‘I’m beat’,” he said.

“I offered her a drink and she drank three bottles.

“The most amazing part was when she grabbed my hand. I will never forget that.”

Mr Tree and his brigade then received an emergency call-out to save a house, but minutes later Sam was picked up by wildlife carers.

She is one of 22 koalas, 14 ringtail possums, several wallabies and eastern grey kangaroos that have been handed into Gippsland carers.

February 13, 2009 Posted by | Animals | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment