28 February 2010

8.8 Chilean Earthquake 500 Times More Powerful than Haiti

From Denny: Yesterday, the country of Chile experienced a mind-numbing 8.8 magnitude earthquake. It tore apart over 1.5 million homes, bridges and highways in central Chile. Over 90 aftershocks followed. The 8.8 earthquake was felt 1,800 miles away in Sao Paulo, Brazil to the east.

In the capitol city of Santiago, 200 miles away and to the northeast from the epicenter (which was out at sea off the coast), there was damage:

Santiago airport with smashed windows, collapsed walkways, torn ceilings
Fine Arts Museum, badly damaged
several hospitals, no details as to damage

Chile's main seaport, in Valparaiso about 75 miles from Santiago:

two oil refineries shut down production - to restart large plants like this can take a month.
copper mines shut down production

The city of Concepcion was hardest hit along with the major port city of Talcahuano. With a major port damaged like this it could be difficult to get supplies to those most in need.

Haiti's was a 7.0 magnitude. The point spread doesn't sound like much until you realize that the difference is 500 times greater in ferocity. It's amazing any buildings are standing and more people were not killed. Right now that's about 708 in estimates because the Chilean Navy did not warn coastal villagers of an impending tsunami right after the earthquake. They did not have time to flee to the hills and many died needlessly.

Chile's coastal areas devastated by the large waves:

San Juan Bautista village on Robinson Crusoe Island
The port of Talcahuano
Vichato in the BioBio region

The surge of Pacific Ocean water affected 53 nations as they posted tsunami warnings. Hawaii dodged the negative effects of tsunami waves but they were prepared. They warned and evacuated for the "just in case" scenario. Hilo International Airport was closed as a precaution because it is located on the shore.

By today, it was estimated that over two million people have been displaced from their homes. They have not yet given figues on how many businesses are shut down and how many people are out of work. Like in Haiti, these may prove to be dire times for Chile. Why does the President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, not accept immediate help from other countries like America who are standing by with rescue teams and relief efforts? As it has proven difficult in Haiti to setup and feed three million displaced people, so it will prove a problem in Chile in the coming weeks. It's best to jump on that problem now rather than wait.

For those with electricity in Chile, this is the news they awoke to find about the earthquake, raw news footage:

Assessing the damage done to historical sites:

From ITN News an aerial view of the devastation:

Here is video of looting. Do you think these people watched all the news coverage about Haiti and realized it will be weeks - if ever - before help arrives? Most people would loot for food and supplies too, knowing help may not come in time.

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Funny Talented Dancing Traffic Cop

From Denny: You are going to enjoy this talented guy. He finds ways to chase away the boredom of the job - and stays in shape doing it!

This video comes from CBS Sunday Morning show. They had profiled the Rhode Island, USA, traffic officer back last summer. CBS followed up with comedian Mo Rocca interviewing him this past Christmas season.

Here I am in February - and still laughing!

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27 February 2010

Funny Political Cartoons: Political Olympics, Broken Government, Lampooning Toyota - 27 Feb 2010

From Denny: This week the cartoonists were bearing down on the corruption in our politics - mainly from Big Business, Big Banks, Big Health Insurance and the Republicans. The President's Health Summit fizzled because of the silly Republicans who thought they were endearing themselves to the insurance companies. They did not endear themselves to the American public.

See: Republicans Smash Health Care Summit, Snub Prez Obama

Toyota - and their cavalier attitude toward public safety - did not escape their scorching pens either. When Toyota's President Akio Toyoda finally showed up to testify and apologize before the American Congress, there were actually newscasters in Japan questioning that Toyoda's predicament was the result of American politics. Are they crazy? Toyota's own emails and memos denounced them as the conniving deceitful greedy businessmen they truly are. They have been hiding evidence of serious defects for decades from the American government and the public who trusted them and their product.

So, my question back at the so-called journalists in Japan: How many of you are bought and paid for by Toyota or the Japanese government? Toyota made their mess all on their own. They just regret finally getting caught and having to answer for their crimes against the public. Lives have been lost due to their cavalier attitude.

Olympic cartoons still abound, especially in regard to Obama and The Party of No! and what a feat it is to medal gold around this cantankerous bunch. Politics really is an Olympic sport: you have the reckless thugs and those trying to display some classy attitude as they compete.

Tiger Woods still roasts on the fire of most people's lips and the cartoonists' furious pens. His third sponsor dropped him this week: Gatorade. Tiger is watching his $500 million in sponsor deals do a slow motion evaporation in spite of his half-hearted insincere efforts.

The man is obviously mentally or emotionally ill and in need of a long rest away from the spotlight. I have yet to hear of a cure for narcissism so the jury is still out on whether he can regain any one's trust now that he was outted by his mistresses. It's a lot less about sex and more about trust and good character as to why so many people are now turned off to him. Usually, when you see a celebrity fall apart all at once like this it's because the longer it goes on the more difficult it is to hide the issues.

Broken Government:

Politics and the Olympics metaphor:

The Chinese and American governments continue to spar over Taiwan and the Dalai Lama. Hey, they wanted to be our credit card bankers, buying up that humongus debt, what more do they want? Google sex toys?

China Dragon vs. American Eagle

Toyota is spinning out of control in America. They parade out apologies instead of real solutions because they are too cheap to pay for them. They are arrogant enough to believe they will dominate the American auto market again. Uh, guys, news flash: You are toast. Pack up your cars and go home. Toyota used car sales are plummeting and will remain so for years as a result of your idiot strategies. Glad I don't own one. Any one who does had better ride it until the wheels fall off or trade it quickly for something far more road worthy.

Toyota Ads:

Wait for it... wait for it... here it is: The Tiger Woods Apology Cartoons:

And from the regular guys' perspective - you know, all of us who feel our government and business we work for just don't hear us - these cartoons are for you:

The Olympic cartoons are not yet out in full force but this one recounts the time when there was not a dry eye in the house when this Canadian skater, Joannie Rochette, won the Bronze medal in ladies' figure skating after her mother suddenly died of a heart attack just two days before the event. It really shows an Olympic fortitude you have to admire even if she didn't receive the gold. She got the gold in so many people's hearts all around the world.

Best Olympic moment:

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26 February 2010

We Are All Sleeping Beauties poem - Libations Friday 26 Feb 2010

*** When you sleep, who do you become? Do you know how to do lucid dreaming? Do you know how to wisely use your spiritual intent? Do you know how to heal yourself through dreaming?

From Denny: Writing so many posts on the subject of sleep and dreaming this week it was only a matter of time before out popped a dream poem. :) I love the photography found to pair with it!

This poem did give me an opportunity to discuss lucid dreaming, reclaiming our spiritual authority - and how to wield it - and our intent - wisely in the Universe. We are all spiritual beings growing in our awareness of infinity - through our dreams. One day our night dreams become our waking reality as we learn to walk what we once thought impossible.

We Are All Sleeping Beauties

Dream Time

It’s that needed time
When our lives repeat,
Sifting through our day.
Sometimes, we explore
Years long ago when
Fear, envy and jealousy
Stalked us without mercy.
Our intent spoke darkly.

Dream Time

It’s that special time
When our lives spring anew,
Creating a life desired.
Sometimes, we invent.
We are the hero of the day.
We make plans ahead and
Look forward to happiness.
Our intent declared boldly.

Dream Time

It’s that healing time
When our lives easily restore,
Strengthening us to build again.
Many times we relive the past,
Choosing another decision
That changes the outcome now.
Awakening our authority unused,
Our intent walked powerfully.

Dream Time

It’s feared by some and
Treated to prescriptions.
It’s an annoyance for many
When easy sleep does not come.
The soul weary have not learned
The way of the dreamer poet:
Our dreams open us up to magic.
Our intent moves without limits.

Dream Time

It lures us by enchantment.
The impossible becomes possible.
There are no obstacles to hinder us
Rising from the lowest to the highest.
We are masters of our recognized world.
We are travelers of Time and Infinity.
We are well received, omniscient.
Our intent stalks the Universe wisely.

We are all Sleeping Beauties.

Denny Lyon
Copyright 26 February 2010
All Rights Reserved

*** ALSO on the subject of sleep:

Are You Sleep Deprived? Smart Tips 4 Sound Sleep

16 Funny Blissful Sleepers Photos

Funny Make You Grin in Your Sleep Quotes - Cheeky Quote Day 24 Feb 2010

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Sleeping Beauty Photo by GettysGirl @ flickr

Cat dream time Photo by Robert Couse-Baker @ flickr

Toadstool and sunset Photo by alicepopkorn @ flickr

Blue Dreaming Woman Photo by h.koppdelaney @ flickr

Woman holding lotus flower Photo by sera leaving @ flickr

Dream of Life Photo by alicepopkorn @ flickr

25 February 2010

Republicans Smash Health Care Summit, Snub Prez Obama

*** The high stakes reason the Republicans and insurance companies are fighting so hard to obliterate the health care public option plan - and any kind of reform.

From Denny: The President gave the Republicans their 7 1/2 hours of fame to pony up to the bar and deliver a realistic compromise on health care. With the whole world watching, Senator McCain grandstanded and acted like a fool, looking for votes in his re-election bid. Other Republicans offered no offers for real health care, caring only to continue to reassure their insurance company lobbyists the GOP is still on the job to help them keep their gargantuan profits and greed intact.

After watching an hour of this travesty, I decided one thing. It's time to impeach a lot of Senators. House Speaker Pelosi has done her job this year. She delivered 290 bills to the Senate for vote. How many have the Senate voted upon or passed? Zero. How obnoxious is that?

Today's summit was good for one thing: it finally drove home to the President to quit placating the GOP and start leading on this health care front. Today he acknowledged it is evident there is no compromise possible between the political parties.

The dastardly Republicans continue to push the notion of starting all over again on this reform, knowing full well it will sink the effort. It could take years to come to a vote, if ever. These puppets of the lobbyists just reek in their corruption.

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After hosting this marathon TV special debate, Obama has come to the conclusion that he must do what is best for the American people. To accomplish that he knows his way is clear: use the controversial Senate budget rules - that would not allow the Republicans to use filibusters - in order to pass the health care reform.

The President and the Democrats need to quit believing the polls, claiming by a slim margin the country is against the Democrats pushing this bill through on their own without the Republicans. Duh. Most polls these days are paid for by lobbyists with an agenda just like so-called drug studies paid for by drug companies making the exaggerated claims they do. Trust me; create real health care reform and the country will settle down to the business of choosing their best plans and move on to something else.

The only way to get this contentiousness out of the house is to take the vote off the table with a decision to move ahead without the folks who are cavalier toward the health of others. Oh, and while you are at it, Mr. President, sign a Presidential directive and take away the great government "public option" health care plans "The Party of No" politicians use every day to their benefit. If that health care plan isn't good enough for the public then they don't need it either. We taxpayers no longer wish to pay for their health care. They can pay for their own damn health care plan just like the rest of us.

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Here's the real rub with the insurance companies: If a public option plan is available to Americans, then it would force them to lower their profits. Already, insurance companies are wildly increasing premiums by as much as 40% to their customers. They have repeatedly increased premiums with no one to stop them or slow the pace. At some point people can no longer afford the premiums and that time is here.

The biggest reason lobbyists and the Republicans are fighting this reform effort is one reason: If America goes to a single payer system like in Canada, then insurance companies are abolished. Yes, no more insurance companies! Wouldn't that be a dream. The Republicans are fearful they would lose their best campaign contributors and lose poltical seats in Congress with no one to finance them. So, you see, it all comes down to money: insurance companies and their greedy profits would be a thing of the past and the Republicans would have to compete just like the Democratic candidates, with a lot less money in the coffers.

Canada's single payer health system works well for 34 million people. Could the same model also work for 300 million Americans, providing a far larger pool of healthy people to spread the risk?

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24 February 2010

Funny Make You Grin in Your Sleep Quotes - Cheeky Quote Day 24 Feb 2010

Sleeping lion Photo by travlinman43 @ flickr

From Denny: This post took 9 hours to pull together, whew! And over 2500 photos later, I culled these best photo funnies for you.

Yesterday, I wrote a post about tips on how to sleep better over at my health and healing blog, The Healing Waters:

Are You Sleep Deprived? Smart Tips 4 Sound Sleep

It got me to thinking about how the subject of sleep is common to us all and a universal theme we all complain about or praise occasionally.

Delighted I was to find so many quotes that I had to edit them - and even poems written through the ages - about the subject of sleep. If you are having trouble sleeping then just take a look at all the sleep photos and you will be yawning and ready to pass out in no time. Be sure to pass this post along to all your insomniac friends! :)

I think I'll just crawl into bed and rest up a bit while you read... It's OK if I hear you laughing out loud. That's music to my ears!

The best Life advice:

Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night. - William Blake

Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your soul or help you sleep at night. - Marian Wright Edelman

Better to sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian. - Herman Melville

Sleeping boy at the table where sometimes sleep wins out over food Photo by indi.ca @ flickr

Best Interesting Observations:

Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone. - Anthony Burgess

From time immemorial artistic insights have been revealed to artists in their sleep and in dreams, so that at all times they ardently desired them. – Paracelsus

We are not hypocrites in our sleep. - William Hazlitt

Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death. - Arthur Schopenhauer

There is only one thing people like that is good for them - a good night's sleep. - Edgar Watson Howe

Funny Serious Coffee Jr. Raglan

I make serious coffee so strong it wakes up the neighbors! Yeah, I know where you live: Louisiana - with art by Louisiana artist denny lyon

Sleeping toes Photo by therapycatguardian @ flickr

Best Life Philosophy:

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom. - Francis Bacon

A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep. - Salman Rushdie

As we abide in sleep, intuitively resonating with the sum of all our experiences - this life and beyond - we gain refreshing perspective on our efforts and have an opportunity to remember what we know. - Henry Reed

My father said there were two kinds of people in the world: givers and takers. The takers may eat better, but the givers sleep better. - Marlo Thomas of St. Jude’s Childrens’ Hospital

Sometimes sleep is an elusive fantasy Photo by Ashikin Abdullah @ flickr

Poems about sleep:

Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleave of care
The death of each day's life, sore labour's bath
Balm of hurt minds, great nature's second course,
Chief nourisher in life's feast.- William Shakespeare, Macbeth

O sleep, O gentle sleep,
Nature's soft nurse, how have I frighted thee,
That thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down
And steep my sense in forgetfulness?
- William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part I

And if tonight my soul may find her peace
in sleep, and sink in good oblivion,
and in the morning wake like a new-opened flower
then I have been dipped again in God, and new-created. - D.H. Lawrence

A flock of sheep that leisurely pass by
One after one; the sound of rain, and bees
Murmuring; the fall of rivers, winds and seas,
Smooth fields, white sheets of water, and pure sky -
I've thought of all by turns, and still I lie
- William Wordsworth, "To Sleep"

Sleep is perverse as human nature,
Sleep is perverse as legislature....
So people who go to bed to sleep
Must count French premiers or sheep,
And people who ought to arise from bed
Yawn and go back to sleep instead.- Ogden Nash, Read This Vibrant Exposé

O bed! O bed! delicious bed!
That heaven upon earth to the weary head.
- Thomas Hood, Miss Kilmansegg - Her Dream

Sleep, rest of things, O pleasing Deity,
Peace of the soul, which cares dost crucify,
Weary bodies refresh and mollify.
- Ovid, attributed

Don't fight with the pillow, but lay down your head
And kick every worriment out of the bed.
- Edmund Vance Cooke

Then, the cool kindliness of sheets, that soon
Smooth away trouble; and the rough male kiss
Of blankets....
- Rupert Brooke, "The Great Lover"

Oh sleep! it is a gentle thing,
Beloved from pole to pole.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The days are cold, the nights are long,
The North wind sings a doleful song;
Then hush again upon my breast;
All merry things are now at rest,
Save thee, my pretty love!
- Dorothy Wordsworth, "The Cottager to Her Infant"

Even thus last night, and two nights more I lay,
And could not win thee, Sleep, by any stealth:
So do not let me wear to-night away.
Without thee what is all the morning's wealth?
Come, blessed barrier between day and day,
Dear mother of fresh thoughts and joyous health!
- William Wordsworth, "To Sleep"

But no one ever is allowed in Sleepytown, unless
He goes to bed in time to take the Sleepytown Express!
- James Jackson Montague, The Sleepytown Express

Early to rise and early to bed
Makes a man healthy and wealthy and dead.
- James Thurber, Fables for Our Times, 1940

Cut if you will with sleep's dull knife
The years from off your life, my friend!
The years that death takes off my life,
He'll take from off the other end! - Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Working hard all day and finally at rest Photo by Meanest Indian @ flickr

When you are old and gray and full of sleep, and nodding by the fire, take down this book and slowly read, and dream of the soft look your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep. - William Butler Yeats

Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep,
And yet a third of life is passed in sleep. - Lord Byron

One who never turned his back but marched breast forward, never doubted clouds would break,
Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong would triumph,
Held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better, sleep to wake.
- Robert Browning

Belly up and asleep in total abandon cat Photo by kaibara87 @ flickr

Funny Quotes:

Consciousness: that annoying time between naps. - Anonymous

There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast. - Anonymous

Father and son asleep Photo by jessicafm @ flickr

People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one. - Leo J. Burke

Life is too short to sleep on low thread-count sheets. - Leah Stussy

Most people do not consider dawn to be an attractive experience - unless they are still up. - Ellen Goodman

Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day. - Friedrich Nietzsche

No day is so bad it can't be fixed with a nap. - Carrie Snow

The bed is a bundle of paradoxes: we go to it with reluctance, yet we quit it with regret; we make up our minds every night to leave it early, but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late. - Charles Caleb Colton

Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep. - Fran Lebowitz

Insomnia is a gross feeder. It will nourish itself on any kind of thinking, including thinking about not thinking. - Clifton Fadiman

Dawn: When men of reason go to bed. - Ambrose Bierce

If people were meant to pop out of bed, we'd all sleep in toasters. - Anonymous, attributed to Jim Davis

Sleep is a symptom of caffeine deprivation. - Anonymous

If a man had as many ideas during the day as he does when he has insomnia, he'd make a fortune. - Griff Niblack

A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow. - Charlotte Brontë

People who snore always fall asleep first. - Anonymous

Baby asleep on "2 sleep" Photo by treehouse1977 @ flickr

Without enough sleep, we all become tall two-year-olds. - JoJo Jensen, Dirt Farmer Wisdom, 2002

Childhood is the sleep of reason. - Jean Jacques Rousseau

Anyone can escape into sleep, we are all geniuses when we dream, the butcher's the poet's equal there. - Emile M. Cioran

The best cure for insomnia is a Monday morning. - Anonymous

There is no hope for a civilization which starts each day to the sound of an alarm clock. – Anonymous

Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep. - Albert Camus

When I'm alone, I can sleep crossways in bed without an argument. - Zsa Zsa Gabor

There are two types of people in this world, good and bad. The good sleep better, but the bad seem to enjoy the waking hours much more. – Woody Allen

To achieve the impossible dream, try going to sleep. - Joan Klempner

It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it. - John Steinbeck

The serpent, the king, the tiger, the stinging wasp, the small child, the dog owned by other people, and the fool: these seven ought not to be awakened from sleep. - Chanakya

Nothing cures insomnia like the realization that it's time to get up. – Anonymous

Dream research is a wonderful field. All you do is sleep for a living. - Stephen LaBerge

Sleep is when all the unsorted stuff comes flying out as from a dustbin upset in a high wind. - William Golding

God has more important things to worry about than who I sleep with. - Cyndi Lauper

Sleeping Beauty capnapping Photo by Clearly Ambiguous @ flickr

All men whilst they are awake are in one common world: but each of them, when he is asleep, is in a world of his own. - Plutarch

How do people go to sleep? I'm afraid I've lost the knack. I might try busting myself smartly over the temple with the night-light. I might repeat to myself, slowly and soothingly, a list of quotations beautiful from minds profound; if I can remember any of the damn things. - Dorothy Parker

Fatigue is the best pillow. - Benjamin Franklin

Sleep, that deplorable curtailment of the joy of life. - Virginia Woolf

Decency must be an even more exhausting state to maintain than its opposite. Those who succeed seem to need a stupefying amount of sleep. - Quentin Crisp

Good communication is just as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

When things haven't gone well for you, call in a secretary or a staff man and chew him out. You will sleep better and they will appreciate the attention. – President Lyndon B. Johnson

Time, motion and wine cause sleep. - Ovid

For sleep, one needs endless depths of blackness to sink into; daylight is too shallow, it will not cover one. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

There are twelve hours in the day, and above fifty in the night. - Marie de Rabutin-Chantal

Sleeplessness is a desert without vegetation or inhabitants. - Jessamyn West

I'm not asleep... but that doesn't mean I'm awake. – Anonymous

For disappearing acts, it's hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work. - Doug Larson

Once his wife goes to sleep it takes a minor nuclear explosion to wake her. - Tony Blair

Sleep is the most moronic fraternity in the world, with the heaviest dues and the crudest rituals. - Vladimir Nabokov

Sleep 'til you're hungry, eat 'til you're sleepy. – Anonymous

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Funny Pig quote: Never try to teach a pig to sing: it wastes your time and it annoys the pig.

Asleep on the keyboard Photo by Scott McLeod @ flickr

Sleep: a poor substitute for caffeine. - Anonymous

The amount of sleep required by the average person is five minutes more. - Wilson Mizener

In its early stages, insomnia is almost an oasis in which those who have to think or suffer darkly take refuge. – Colette

Sleep - the most beautiful experience in life - except drink. - W. C. Fields

The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep. - W. C. Fields

There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is useless to tell one not to reason but to believe - you might as well tell a man not to wake but sleep. - Lord Byron

We sleep in separate rooms, we have dinner apart, we take separate vacations - we're doing everything we can to keep our marriage together. - Rodney Dangerfield

I put a piece of paper under my pillow, and when I could not sleep I wrote in the dark. - Henry David Thoreau

Let my body art do the talking while I catch some Zzzzs Photo by malias @ flickr

I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know? - Ernest Hemingway

A man can sleep around, no questions asked, but if a woman makes nineteen or twenty mistakes she's a tramp. - Joan Rivers

Don't tell your kids you had an easy birth or they won't respect you. For years I used to wake up my daughter and say, 'Melissa you ripped me to shreds. Now go back to sleep.' - Joan Rivers

Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact. - Bertrand Russell

If you're going to do something tonight that you'll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late. - Henny Youngman

We all dream; we do not understand our dreams, yet we act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds, strange at least by comparison with the logical, purposeful doings of our minds when we are awake. - Erich Fromm

Cat asleep in a frying pan Photo by dominiqs @ flickr

I am accustomed to sleep and in my dreams to imagine the same things that lunatics imagine when awake. - Rene Descartes

Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting. Not in entire forgetfulness, and not in utter nakedness, but trailing clouds of glory do we come. - William Wordsworth

Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can't sleep with the window open. - George Bernard Shaw

But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep. - Robert Frost

I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning. - Benjamin Franklin

Leisure time is that five or six hours when you sleep at night. - George Allen

When I woke up this morning my girlfriend asked me, "Did you sleep good?" I said "No, I made a few mistakes." - Steven Wright

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If you want to know how to get a great night's sleep:

Are You Sleep Deprived? Smart Tips 4 Sound Sleep

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