Thoughts...
ADVICE FOR YOUNG LADIES (who like to model):
  
  Keep growing your hair.
  Don't pluck or shape your eyebrows; leave them natural.
  Don't grow your fingernails long and paint them garish colors.
  Less makeup is better than more makeup; don't overdo it.
  Especially, have good body tone and BMI (body mass index).
  Watch what you eat and workout hard...you want to look healthy and glowing.
  Don't ever disfigure yourself by getting a tatoo, filling your breasts with silicone, or getting weird peircings.
  Have a healthy tan but don't over-tan. Show skin in your pictures.
  Don't ever wear a bra when you are modeling.
  Cultivate a sense of naivety, gayety, and innocence.
  When you are modeling open your eyes and look right through the camera lens.
  Men will fall in love with your face. Watch out for acne, don't eat greasy food.
  Keep your face real clean. Especially take good care of your teeth.
  Have fun and be happy. Don't waste time criticizing yourself.
  
  Women who get breast augumentation, sprout long fingernails, get tattoos, over-tan, dye their hair, have pencil-thin eyebrows, wear push-up bras, etc., are pandering to the 1/2 to 3/4 of men who are of lesser intelligence. Those men who cannot tell the difference between a caricature of beauty and true beauty. The men who are fooled by popular media into thinking the bigger and badder, the better. To be truly femenine is to be filled with sugar and spice and everything nice.  
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caricature can refer to a portrait that exaggerates or distorts the essence of a person or thing to create an easily identifiable visual likeness. In literature, a caricature is a description of a person using exaggeration of some characteristics and oversimplification of others.[1]

Caricatures can be insulting or complimentary and can serve a political purpose or be drawn solely for entertainment. Caricatures of politicians are commonly used in editorial cartoons, while caricatures of movie stars are often found in entertainment magazines.

The term is derived from the Italian caricare- to charge or load. An early definition occurs in the English doctor Thomas Browne's Christian Morals, published posthumously in 1716.

Expose not thy self by four-footed manners unto monstrous draughts, and Caricatura representations.with the footnote --

When Men's faces are drawn with resemblance to some other Animals, the Italians call it, to be drawn in Caricatura. Thus, the word "caricature" essentially means a "loaded portrait". According to caricature teacher Sam Viviano, the term refers only to depictions of real-life people, and not to cartoon fabrications of fictional characters, which do not possess objective sets of physiognomic features to draw upon for reference, or to anthropomorphic depictions of inanimate objects such as automobiles or coffee mugs. Legendary animator Walt Disney on the other hand, equated his animation to caricature, saying the hardest thing to do was find the caricature of an animal that worked best as a human-like character.  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caricature
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    The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
    - Bertrand Russel    
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    Christianity (& Islam) are crutches for the spiritually lame.
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        The psychiatrist said to me, "You've spent enough time observing the world.
  Now it's time for you to give back to the world that which you have observed."
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    Seen in an ad:
  "Great minds like a think."
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    Life is affirming. Therefore, anything one does that negates life is perverse, and anything one does that enhances life is a blessing. Perversions and blessings can be small and insignifigant or they can be great and cause either much pain, destruction and death, or conversely much joy, celebration and fruitfulness, depending on the degree of either action. 
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    Discussing my seeming depression with a Psychologist, he said, "You don't live in the world, the world lives in your head; you've spent enough time observing and contemplating the world; in order for you to heal yourself, you need to give back to the world that which you have observed."
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    GURLZ
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    Sent to Lou Dobbs, CNN   April 21, 2008
  I do not understand why I have not heard anyone suggesting that if Barack Obama were to volunteer to be Vice-President in a Hillary Clinton Presidency, it would allow Barack the time to gain experience, and would almost certainly ensure Democratic control of the White House for the next sixteen years...a Clinton two-term stint followed by an Obama two-term stint. Is this wishful thinking?  
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    Dave Despain, Wind Tunnel, Speed TV;
  
  Regards NASCAR in Canada...I am 58 years old. I was born in 1950. My Dad started taking me to stock car races when I was 4 years old. We went to the track in Castlegar, BC, and on alternate weekends we went to Northport, WA, following the cars and drivers in the series. The tracks were 1/2 mi dirt, and the cars were like full-bodied "Legends" cars from the 30s, 40s, and 50s.
  
  I have lived in Western Canada all my life. The tracks I have watched stock car racing besides the two mentioned include; Calmar, Edmonton, Calgary, Victoria, Vernon, Prince George, Quesnel, Merritt, Penticton and Saratoga Beach.
  These are mostly paved ovals. Seven of these tracks are still hosting races and can be found by searching on the 'Net.
  
  Americans are self-centered and tend to be unaware of the realities of the rest of the world. I was at a Winston-West race in Vernon in 1975 - that was thirty three years ago. In 1985 at a Winston-West race in Calgary, I asked Dick Trickle to autograph my copy of "Stock Car Racing" magazine. It was the issue that he was featured in and it had just arrived in my mail the Friday before the race. When Mr. Trickle saw the magazine I was asking him to autograph he looked at me and asked if I was from the 'States.' I replied, "No, I live in Edmonton." He said, "This is the first copy of this issue that I've seen." Then he signed it. He had finished second to Butch Miller in that race.
  
  NASCAR in Canada? It is our birthright.
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    2008-04-28
  Dear Miley
  Watching tonight's news and Entertainment Tonight on TV, it is reported that you are embarrassed by your Vanity Fair pictures. Please do not be so provincial, (read American). You need to travel to Europe and imbibe some continental influence. Sexy is good and you have every right to celebrate it. You are a beautiful, talented girl and you need to think of sharing your beauty, just as you share your talent. There is too little beauty and healthy sexuality in this world. You should read the book "A Woman's Worth," by feminist writer, Marianne Williamson.
  Thank you Miley and thank you Annie Lebovitz...
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    Barry McGuire, Car Crazy, Speed TV;

    When you consider those who are car crazy, do you include those who are car-driving crazy?
  
  I've loved cars ever since my Dad bought a 1950 Hudson Hornet in 1956 when I was 6 years old. My Dad was a professional driver, and from as early as I can remember, he would stand me on his lap and let me steer. As I got older I graduated to go-karts and tractors.
  
  When I was 14 I bought a 1929 'Model A' from my uncle for $14. It was a truck, minus the bed, fenders, hood, and roof. (Photograph attached: taken in 1965 when I was 15). Notice the back tires...the left one is bald and the right one is a lug type tire, mounted backward. When I tromped the gas in first gear I had to steer hard to the right because of the rear wheel setup. All the roads in the area were dirt and gravel, and the nearest police station was 36 miles away by dirt road, so I was free to drive my heart out. The beast went 50 MPH.  I wish I had it now, but we moved when I was 16 and I had to leave it behind. I understand it has since been restored.
  
  I have had other cars since then and I loved them all, and I especially loved driving them. Some of my favorite cars I have had include: a 1956 Morris Oxford (with a crank in the front bumper), a '65 Triumph Spitfire, a '66 Chevy Biscane, a '72 Volvo 1800 ES and my last car, a 1980 Olds Cutlass Salon (Photograph attached: taken in 1986 when I was 36).
  
  I am now living on a disability and I can no longer afford a car so I ride the bus, and drive cars in sim-racing games on my computer.
  
  The two attached pictures were both taken by my step-mother who is now 83 and is blind.
  
  I'd like to ask what you or your viewers know about a car called an Isis. My Grandmother had a older used car in 1966 called an Isis. It was a left-hand drive with a 4-speed stick shift to the left of the driver, between a cutout in the seat and the door. It was a production model, not a custom; I've never seen another like it.
  
  I love your show and feel blessed by virtue of the Speed channel on my TV. Dale Earnhardt (Sr.) is still my hero; his death had a more profound effect on me than either my Mother's or my Father's death.
  
  And yes, I consider myself to be car crazy; a fanatic in fact.
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    Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels.
    - Faith Whittlesey
  http://www.quotationspage.com/qotd.html    2:58 AM 2008-04-29
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    Jack Cafferty, The Cafferty File, CNN
  
  It is quite simple Jack; today's 30 year old has lived with the Internet for half of his/her life. Your 18 to 30 year olds are the most plugged-in and informed generation in history. The tendancy toward the Democrats is a natural, knee-jerk reaction to your present administration. (sent to here).
  
  Americans are the embarassment of the global community for their electing George Bush (Jr.), twice. Electing a bozo like Bush rather than someone as astute as Al Gore highlights the statistics that three quarters of Americans have an I.Q. less than 110 - that's 225 milion not-too-bright people...
  
  It is a high-school, rha-rha, football, old-west mentality.
  
  Proud to be an American? Only if you are an idiot...
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    Lou Dobbs, CNN
  If your vitriol has a physical manifestation, that is, indignation to indigestion, then you must spend half your salary on anti-acid medication...
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My first vehicle, a 1929 Model-A truck. It's me in 1965, age 15.
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This is me in 1986, age 36, with my 1980 Oldsmobile Cutlass Salon.