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Equestrian Air Bags?

Ok so I admit when I first heard that subject, my thought was airbags for the trailer... Yeah not so much. hahaha heard about this today: Equestrian Air Bags -- for use over a traditional crash-vest, they inflate when the clip is detached from the saddle... Apparently significantly reduce neck/back injuries. All good. But what happens the time when your horse quits and you end up on her neck... A salvageable situation most of the time -- but not if airbags suddenly explode on top of the horse!

Ok I'm sorry, but I couldn't take this "safety" video seriously when their demo rider wasn't wearing a helmet! But anyways:



The German version of this commercial is significantly better (and way more amusing :) but for some reason it has disabled embedding. What company doesn't want their advertising sharable? Strange. There are a ton more if you care to browse youtube -- some seem more reputable than others. But the general idea? Thoughts?

I have a friend with whom I exchange fairly regular emails. Not having seen her this weekend, I sent a message at lunch saying "How was your weekend?" Pretty mundane eh? But hotmail wouldn't let me send it! Declared it spam and told me I had to change the content of the message and try again. "Your message seems to have triggered our junk e-mail filters. Could you edit your message and try again?" -- and this was not a question. I tried just hitting send again, but it wouldn't send. Was not amused. I don't mind the "enter in this funky code" when I send an email to a ton of people, but filtering a message to a single person who's in my address book? That's a little excessive.

Ugh. Ok end of mini-rant.

Your "how can people be like this" article of the day: Woman pats cat and then traps it in garbage bin in England. Caught on tape.

And to counteract that, your good news story of the day: Toddler walks to firestation to get help for her father

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