Stephanie Lyew, Youthlink Writer
Joke of the week:
A man checked into a hotel and had access to a computer in his room, so he decided to send an email to his wife. However, he didn't realise that the email address he had typed was incorrect and, before he could cancel it, the mail was delivered to a widow who had just returned from her husband's funeral that very morning.
The widow, expecting condolence messages from relatives and friends, logged into her email and fainted after reading his message. Her son came home to find his mother on the floor and a computer screen that read:
To my loving wife: I know you are surprised to hear from me but they have computers in the room and access to the Internet so I decided to send you a message to tell you I've been checked in. I also ensured that everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow. See you soon. Love, your husband.
Quote of the week:
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. ~ Helen Keller
Fact of the week:
Joseph Zinger, CEO of Zi-Cubed Incorporated based in Illinois, patented an idea called SafetyPIN/ReversePIN that allowed individuals to enter ATM card pins backwards in an attempt to alert the police of a robbery in progress. However, banks in various states in America did not buy into the software as there were a few anomalies associated with it; for example, both ATM card holder and the criminal would be aware of the software, some persons have palindrome pins (can be read the same way backwards) and individuals make errors with their pins on a regular basis. This idea is still being pressed by the company even though implementation would take years, so those BlackBerry broadcasts about ReversePIN need to be stopped.
BB Discussion topic of the week:
After waiting three years to be tried for a murder charge, Ninja Man is out and ready to continue his career as a dancehall artiste. The question is, do you think Ninja Man can survive the current dancehall environment?
Total number of respondents: 93
Yes: 51.6 %
No: 29.0 %
Top Three Comments:
Jenelle Stewart: Honestly, I don't think he is balanced or expresses a positive attitude to give the dancehall fraternity a hit song, especially with so many vibrant and competent artistes currently on the scene. He may get the attention, but I think that's about it for his musical career.
Shane Walker: Yes, Ninja Man is one deejay who can make up a song quickly and he always tackles current issues, whether political or otherwise, and put them in song.
DJ Delano III: Maybe, after all he is a seasoned dancehall artiste. However, in three years dancehall 'riddims' have evolved from 'one drop' to complex combinations of instruments. From the recent song he released, I am not impressed but maybe he'll surprise the dancehall fraternity once he has a solid management and production team.
Whitney Blackwood: Absolutely not, for the simple fact that dancehall has moved from traditional 'clashes and friendly to not-so- friendly rivalry' to party songs; songs for females and songs that really talk about things that affect us as youths, especially; I don't think he could survive it. Also, I really do not think that young people especially would gravitate to what he would present lyrically, and more than likely they would reject his lyrics.
Picture of the week
With a little bit of resources, you'll be surprised at how much you can do. White Horses has a beautiful roadside falls that captures the attention of this thirsty passerby.