Stinky Cheese

    I couldn't believe it. My daughter returned a mound of blue cheese I gave her. She said the smell made her puke. Blue cheese. You love 'em or you hate 'em. My Dad loves 'em.

    When I went to visit my folks last year I brought 5 lbs of it and airport security frowned. But when I said it was for my Dad they let me through. My Mom was still alive then and together with my Dad that was the first gift they were excited to open. Breakfast with my folks was always fun. As my Dad would gingerly spread the cheese ever so thinly in order to extend the supply of the cheese, my Mom, when he wasn't looking, would spoon a blob of that smelly stuff and gulp it down. My Dad was too deaf to realize that we were giggling every time his back was turned.

    I grew up with the stuff. I remember the first time I tasted it. My parents got this little tin can from Spain and they said it was really exotic. When they pried the lid open the smell engulfed the room. The aroma reminded me of soggy socks. Phew! And we were supposed to eat it?!

   I wasn't interested but when I saw their faces drown in pure delicious bliss, my curiosity got the better of me. The soggy, smelly, salty spread tickled my taste buds in ways I never expected. It actually tasted good ... amazingly good. I was hooked.

    Weird food. Smelly food --- durian, balut, bitter melon, tamarind ... Love 'em or hate 'em. When the world turns upside down, remember that God has a sense of humor. It may not be that bad. Give it a chance. You may learn to like it. TGIF people!

Wisdom from Don of Kelowna, B.C.
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The New CEO
Contributed by Don of Kelowna, B.C.

General Motors, feeling it was time for a shakeup, hired a new CEO. The new boss was determined to rid the company of all slackers.

On a tour of the facilities, the CEO noticed a guy leaning on a wall. The room was full of workers and he wanted to let them know that he meant business.

He walked up to the guy leaning against the wall and asked, "How much money do you make a week?"

A little surprised, the young man looked at him and replied, "I make $400 a week. Why?"

The CEO then hands the guy $1,600 in cash and screams, "Here's four weeks' pay, now GET OUT and don't come back!"

Feeling pretty good about himself, the CEO looked around the room and asked, "Does anyone want to tell me what that bloody slacker did here?"

From across the room came a voice: "That was the pizza delivery guy from Domino's!"

Best T-Shirt
Contributed by Art of Sierra Madre, CA

I want one of these.

Videos of the week:

A Thanksgiving Miracle
Peter Paul of South Pasadena, CA

Thanksgiving Miracle

A little early for Thanksgiving but I think you can still enjoy this. It's a hilarious awkward scene of a family breaking the sacred rule of avoiding political discussions. Tension builds and elevate to arguments but thank God for a common ground -- Adele's music. CLICK HERE if you are not familiar with her MTV.

Spray Makes Things Indestructible
Art of Sierra Madre, CA

Indestructible spray

Fascinating invention that can make almost anything super hard. "Indestructible" may be an exaggeration but it's close to it. When they perfect this, we may be able to spray it in our cars, in our body armor, in our teeth, in our bones, in our knives, in our scissors, in our glasses, etc. I wonder if we can reverse the processs.

LBJ Killed JFK
Peter Paul of South Pasadena, CA
LBJ Killed JFK

This lawyer seems to have some very compelling evidence to prove that his ex Boss, LBJ, was guilty. When JFK went to Texas, he entered a trap devised by his own vice President --- from his own Democratic party. To me it explains why Jackie O needed to escape America. Let's not be naive about corruption even from the very top. What do you think?

Shirt Folding Machine
Charlie of New Jersey

Folding Machine

A relief for Moms and other home bodies who do the laundry. It's really cool but honestly, how difficult is it to fold a shirt? Personally, I fold my shirt using the Japanese way. CLICK HERE.

What Makes America DIfferent?
Art of Sierra Madre, CA

WHat Makes America Different?

I hope this isn't too political. This is an Australian's perspective of America. Skip if you feel uncomfortable. I only add this because recently, one of my readers said she was stressed out with an over abundance of bad news. This video is dedicated to her and others like her. There's still a lot of good that comes from America.

Garb Day
Art of Sierra Madre, CA

Garb Day

It's garbage day and these young triplets and their garbage collectors can melt your heart. What a nice way to end our time together. Now why can't the rest of the world just get along? Let's change the world and start with ourselves. TGIF people!

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