A Special Mom! That’s her above. Patti!

It’s All Mishegoss — Mother’s Day #84

Happy Mother’s Day!

I’m not going to spend a great deal of time writing up here today. It’s Mother’s Day and you should be hanging with Mom or if you’re a Mom reading this you should be kicking back and enjoying the day.

What I would like to do is list the Mother’s in my life that have made me what I am today. I want them all to know that without them in my life, my life would have never been so loving, special, and exciting.

Without further adieu here is the list:

My Grandmother, Rosario (RIP)

My Mom, Virginia (RIP)

My Mother-in-Law, Joan

My Wife, Patti

Our Daughter’s Lisa and Breanna

Happy Mother’s Day to All Mom’s!


Mark & Patti

The Standard Stuff

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Bin Laden’s son wants to avenge his father, ex-FBI agent says — CBS News — www.cbsnews.com 
 Bin Laden documents reveal a loving, vengeful son who might take his father’s role atop an al Qaeda that’s stronger than ever, says ex-FBI agent


Scalloping Crystal River: How to Catch Scallops | The Trading Travelers — thetradingtravelers.com 
 We’ve been scalloping Homosassa and Crystal River Florida every season for years. This post is dedicated to teaching you first timers how to catch scallops and

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Archeologists in Egypt discovered an ancient necropolis filled with at least 17 mummies | Circa News — Learn. Think. Do. — circa.com 
 An Egyptian archaeological mission led to the discovery of a necropolis holding at least 17 mummies near the Nile Valley of Minya, the first such find in the area, theantiquities ministry said Saturday.


Life is Life


How Online Shopping Makes Suckers of Us All — The Atlantic — www.theatlantic.com 
 Will you pay more for those shoes before 7 p.m.? Would the price tag be different if you lived in the suburbs? Standard prices and simple discounts are giving way to far more exotic strategies, designed to extract every last dollar from the consumer.


A Philosopher’s 350-Year-Old Trick to Get People to Change Their Minds is Now Backed up by Psychologists — educateinspirechange.org 
 People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have themselves discovered than by those which have come into the mind of others.


Americans Spend Billions of Dollars on Their Dogs — The Atlantic — www.theatlantic.com 
 According to the American Pet Products Association, pet spending has risen every year since 1994, even during the Great Recession, and is estimated to have reached almost $63 billion last year.


The Fidget Spinner Explains the World — The Atlantic — www.theatlantic.com 
 There’s a new, dumb trend: the fidget spinner. It’s a toy like a top, but spun in the hand rather than on a surface.


The Mishegoss Files

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Hate Black Licorice? Here’s the Scientific Reason Why | Epicurious.com — www.epicurious.com 
 I was touring a factory that made limoncello, the delightfully citrusy Italian liqueur, when my host offered to take me into another room. (In general, “being taken into another room” is never a good idea.)

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The PEZ Factory might be the closest you can get living out Willy Wonka | Circa News — Learn. Think. Do. — circa.com 
 When you enter the visitor center you walk right into the largest PEZ dispenser you will probably ever see in your life.

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Earth’s forests grew 9% in a new satellite survey | Science | AAAS — www.sciencemag.org 
 The Age of Exploration may be long past, but even in the 21st century, our maps can still get a major update.

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Foo Fighters Best Songs — Top 10 Foo Fighters Songs — BOLDFACE — www.boldfacegear.com 
 Foo Fighters Best Songs…Ever!