Oh, and Hammer Man was effd in the head, no pun intended. The prior three days he had smacked some women and a guy in the back of their heads with hammers. They got a great camera shot of him and ... well ... the police found him and now he's dead. Shot him RIGHT outside where I take comedy classes too. The streets were all sealed off. Crazy day.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is the person who pulls into the fast lane on the interstate and does the speed limit, will not move over and is completely and catatonically oblivious to any other drivers on the road.
A dog is the epitome of unconditional love. Their companionship and loyalty is best honored by their owners and how their lives are celebrated. A dog will endure excruciating pain and discomfort in order to please their owner.
The greatest act of kindness and appreciation you can give your dog is to hold him and comfort him in his last moments and know that he'll never again have to endure the pain and suffering.
What the article fails to mention is the money comes from the recruiting budget for the respective services and it serves the same purpose as advertising. The cost of a 1 minute TV commercial for a branch of the armed forces far exceeds whatever money they're spending in the NFL.
The National Guard, which has a deal with Dale Earnhardt in NASCAR, spent $32M on his sponsorship alone and another $12M on its Indy Car sponsorship.
Rule 1: Don't dwell on passed up deals. If you do, the next deal that comes along, you'll end up jumping all over it just because of the last deal you passed on, not necessarily because you want the product.
Unless you know the use history of the plasma, it was a risky purchase to begin with. The plasma is a second generation and likely only has a 30,000 - 60,000 life expectancy (8-15 years @ 10hrs of use per day).
Rule 2: If you knew- I mean, really knew- you wanted the stuff, you would not have had any second thoughts or doubts and you would have made the deal. You did not, so move on.
Take your girlfriend's hairdryer, turn it to the hottest setting and blow it on your face for about 5 minutes just to remind yourself what a moron you were for not thinking about sitting in the sun for 5 hours with no sunscreen.