Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Golfrn Oldie

Keep you Eye on the Ball,
Your Shoulder to the Wheel,
Your Nose to the Grindstone,
Your Feet on the Ground,
Your Head on your Shoulders.
Now ... try to get something DONE in that position!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Golden Oldie

(Sign) Outside a country shop:

We buy junk and sell antiques.

-Part of Email SigFile

Friday, January 27, 2012

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Golden Oldie

Ask not what the cost of doing this will be.
Ask what the cost of not doing it will be.

-Attributed to
Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Golden Oldie

For perfect happiness, remember two things:
(1) Be content with what you've got.
(2) Be sure you've got plenty.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

A bend in the road
is not the end of the road....
unless you fail to make the turn.

-Author Unknown
Bits and Pieces
July 2011

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Golden Oldie

... I suppose it never hurts to be reminded
that none of us are that far away from larceny.
Actually, it's the people who make the most
righteous moral noises that I worry about the most.

-Kinsey Millhone
'H' is for Homicide
by Sue Grafton

Monday, January 23, 2012

January 23rd, 2012

What must be done eventually
should be done immediately.

-Jeremy Foley
Bits and Pieces
July 2011

Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Golden Oldie

We find comfort among those
who agree with us -- growth
among those who don't.

-Frank A. Clark
"Bits & Pieces"
November 2004


And headaches from those with really truly wrongheaded ideas. tftd

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Golden Oldie

They say they climb mountains because they are
there. I wonder if it would astound them to
know that the very same reason is why the rest
of us go around them.

-S. Omar Baker (1894-1985)
Poet and writer
"Bits & Pieces"
November 2004

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Golden Oldie

Although botanically speaking a fruit, in 1893 the U.S. Supreme Court
unanimously ruled that tomatoes are a vegetable (and thus taxable under
the Tariff Act of 1883) because of the way they are usually served.

ref: Smithsonian, August, 1990.

While we are on the subject of defintion by fiat.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Golden Oldie

Sainthood emerges when you can listen to someone's tale of woe
and not respond with a description of your own.

-Andrew V. Mason, M.D.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Golden Oldie

Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.

-Franklin D. Roosevelt,
radio address, October 26, 1939
32nd president of US (1882 - 1945)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Golden Oldie

A lie can travel halfway around the world
while the truth is putting on its shoes.

-Mark Twain
US humorist, novelist,
short story author, & wit
(1835 - 1910)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit
in my name at a Swiss bank.
-- Woody Allen, "Without Feathers"

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer you will
find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on
the computer.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to
do and always a clever thing to say.
-- Will Durant

Monday, January 9, 2012

Monday, January 9th, 2012

... so long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those
who wish to tyrranize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent,
and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious
and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men.
-- Voltarine de Cleyre

Friday, January 6, 2012

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Any clod can have the facts, but having an opinion is an art.
-- Charles McCabe

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Thursday, January, 5th, 2012

We were tipping off our plays. Whenever we broke
from the huddle, three backs were laughing and
one was pale as a ghost.

-John Breen, Houston Oilers
Submitted by Terry Tubb

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

"I don't have any solution but I certainly admire the problem."
-- Ashleigh Brilliant

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Golden Oldie

Always try to do things in chronological order;
it's less confusing that way.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Golden Oldie

(Suggestion for YOUR New Year's Resolutions)

I once listed all the good things I did over the past year,
and then turned them into resolution form and backdated them.
That was a good feeling.

-Robert Fulghum