Friday, July 29, 2011

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Some people have a way about them
that seems to say:
"If I have only one life to live,
let me live it as a jerk."

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Get your facts first,and
then you can distort them
as much as you please.

-Mark Twain
Bits and Pieces July 2010

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Even a slow walker will arrive.

-African Proverb
Bits and Pieces July 2010

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time,
which every day produces, and which most men throw away.

-Charles Caleb Colton
quoted by Richard L. Evans and
Submitted by Daryl R. Gibson

Monday, July 25, 2011

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Golden Oldie

It seems everything in the world
gets more valuable as it ages
except the human body.

-Ken Roesler

Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Golden Oldie

People will accept your ideas much more readily
if you tell them Benjamin Franklin said it first.

-David H. Comins
DailyInbox: Bits and Pieces -
ON IDEAS - 07-15-02

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Golden Oldie

The primary requisite for any new tax law
is for it to exempt enough voters
to win the next election.

-From the UNIX Fortune Cookie File

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Golden Oldie

Always try to stop talking
before people stop listening.

-The Lion
June 2002

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Golden Oldie

The typical newspaper staff has been reduced to one editor,
one managing editor, 14 assistant managing editors, 39
deputy assistant managing editors, and one reporter. The
editors spend their days holding meetings to think of new
ways to cut costs, while the reporter (who, for budgetary
reasons, is not allowed to leave the building) looks out the
window, in case news occurs in the parking lot."

-Dave Barry
The Mouthpiece -
Wednesday, 30th May, 2001

Monday, July 18, 2011

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Golden Oldie

The greatest pleasure I know is
to do a good action by stealth, and
to have it found out by accident.

-Charles Lamb -
Daily Reflections -

Friday, July 15, 2011

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Golden Oldie

A leader without a sense of humour
is apt to be like the grass mower
at the cemetery - he has lots of
people under him, but nobody is
paying him any attention."

-Bob Ross

Penny Pennington's

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Golden Oldie

The young specialist in English Lit, ...lectured
me severely on the fact that in every century people
have thought they understood the Universe at last,
and in every century they were proved to be wrong.
It follows that the one thing we can say about
our modern "knowledge" is that it is wrong.

... My answer to him was, "... when people thought
the Earth was flat, they were wrong. When people
thought the Earth was spherical they were wrong.
But if you think that thinking the Earth is spherical
is just as wrong as thinking the Earth is flat, then
your view is wronger than both of them put together."

-Isaac Asimov (1920-1992),The Relativity of Wrong,
Kensington Books, New York, 1996, p 226.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
because you never know how soon
it will be too late.


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so

Monday, July 11, 2011

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Don't knock the weather;
nine-tenths of the people
couldn't start a conversation
if it didn't change once in a while.

-Kin Hubbard

Friday, July 8, 2011

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Zounds! I was never so bethumped with words
since I first called my brother's father dad.
-- William Shakespeare, "King John"

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Golden Oldie

It isn't the mountain ahead
that wears you out -
it's the grain of sand
in your shoe.

-Robert Service
PAX Proverbs Plus

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Golden Oldie

The geographical center of Boston is in Roxbury. Due north of the
center we find the South End. This is not to be confused with South
Boston which lies directly east from the South End. North of the South
End is East Boston and southwest of East Boston is the North End.

-Sig File

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Life is a ten speed bike:
Most of us have gears we never use.

-Charles Schultz

Friday, July 1, 2011

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Valentine Recap

Review of high-tech Valentine Gifts. Credit (or blame)
Jim Berry for the basis of this thought. IPhones, IPads,
and even IPods appeared to go over well with the ladies.
However the IRon was not as well accepted. Even with
left and right click modules on the handle and calling the
IRoning board a mouse pad did not mitigate the problem
with this gift.

-Basic thought from the Internet
Contributed by Jim Berry