There seem to be a number of certain topics brought up on the web and on Facebook that just won't go away. If they could pop up once and then go away, I'd be all right with that, but these topics just keep popping up over and over again. Here's a few of them.

  • 1

    Men's names

    On Facebook I regularly get the posting "Bet You Can't Think of a Man's Name That Starts With An O"

    All I can figure is that this post didn't originate from a Norwegian. I'd change it to "Bet You Can't Name a Norwegian Family Tree That Doesn't Have an Ole or an Oscar in it"

  • 2

    Tiger Woods' dating habits

    How many times have I opened the web and found the topic, "Who Will Be Tiger Woods Next Girlfriend?"

    Why would anyone care about that?

  • 3

    Bruce Jenner

    Bruce Jenner. How many times does his picture and story have to be updated?

    Wait a minute. Let's go back to No. 2 on the list. Would Tiger and Bruce make a good pair? Both have had failed marriages, they both used to be good athletes. Tiger has had back problems and knee surgery and scars and Bruce ... I'll stop here on Bruce.


    Bruce Jenner. Ethan Miller / Getty Images
  • 4

    Insect repellent

    On Facebook I probably get a posting once a week on how to make a natural insect repellent. Does anyone take the time to print out the recipe and then go through all the work of making it?

    When I work in the garden, I just tie one of yesterday's socks around my neck. They seem to keep everything away. Probably wouldn't work for everyone though.

  • 5

    Toilet paper

    I've saved the best (or worst) for last. Which way should the toilet paper roll go? This question goes further back than you think. I was 9 years old before I had an indoor bathroom. I could always tell when my dad had last used the outhouse because the sports section would be moved to the top of the pile. When it was my turn, I'd move the obituary section to the top and the sports to the bottom. I liked reading the sports while dad read about the deaths when doing his thing. We didn't have this problem when in July when we'd buy a crate of peaches for mom to can. Each peach would be wrapped in tissue paper. Kind of an outhouse treat.

    As far as the direction the toilet paper should roll, if it's getting serious in your house I suggest you just rip the holder out and put a box of Kleenex on the tank. Problem solved.