It's Friday.  And I know some of the topics we talk abouthere are what some might call, "serious".  I'd disagree with thatsomewhat, however.  To quote the 1965 film of the same name, it is hopeless but it's not serious.

We are all just passengers on this ride of life.  Some people havetaken life too seriously and have turned into little devils runningamongst us.  Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot, Bush, Clinton (choose yourpoison, Hilary or Bill), Obama... if just the right girl, at just theright time, had been kind with them, or at least not told them to "beatit, loser", many genocides could have been averted (which is all part ofmy upcoming book, "How women caused every genocide").  J/K

But, to quote Bill Hicks, it's ok, it's just a ride.

But I do realize that a lot of our topics are not of the happiestsubjects.  And for this reason I am attempting to make a consciouseffort to make each Friday's blog post somewhat more laid back.

Many people, after all, still live by a Monday-Friday paradigm.

Funny story. After I quit working for other people and became anentrepreneur something interesting happened.  I worked a lot harder...and I'd work nearly non-stop.  BUT, every Monday, I'd sleep in and I'drarely get much work done.  I never thought about it too much untilyears and years later.

Probably some psychological thing in the back of my mind that knewthat Monday is supposed to be everyone's "tough, back to work day"... soI turned it into my one half-day off.  Humans are funny creatures.Some people gravitate to norms.  I tend to fight against any norm.

So, anyway, it's Friday, so I am going to keep this light and, in thefuture, barring any serious occassion that demands a serious Fridaypost, I am going to try to keep them all light.  Or at least lighter.

I am just going to make mention of a radio interview I did today witha great guy and a real radio professional (you can tell by his voice),Stirling Faux.  The topic was mainly on the importance ofgeo-politically diversifying your assets before your own governmentinstitutes currency controls.  That sounds way too heavy for Friday, butwhat can I do?

The interview can be heard here: http://talkdigitalnetwork.com/2011/05/clock-ticking/.  Or you can download the MP3 directly here

And with that I want to leave you with a joke that a subscriber sentme today.  It, actually, as funny as it is, is more of a real commentaryon life than a joke.  And, I plan to talk more about this subject onMonday.  But, for now, it is Friday.  Let's keep it light.

Here is the joke.  Have a fantastic weekend.  In fact, enjoy every minute you are alive.  If you don't, what's the point?

Here's something to think about.

I recently picked a new primary care doctor. After two visits andexhaustive lab tests, he said I was doing 'fairly well' for my age.

(I just turned sixty-something.)

A little concerned about that comment, I couldn't resist asking him, 'Do you think I'll live to be 80?'

He asked, 'Do you smoke tobacco, or drink beer, wine or hard liquor?

'Oh no,' I replied. 'I'm not doing drugs, either!'

Then he asked, 'Do you eat rib-eye steaks and barbecued ribs?

I said, 'Not much... my former doctor said that all red meat is very unhealthy!'

'Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, like playing golf, boating, sailing, hiking, or bicycling?'

'No, I don't,' I said.

He asked, 'Do you gamble, drive fast cars, or have lots of sex?'

'No,' I said...

He looked at me and said,.. ‘Then, why do you even give a shit?’