Monday, April 30, 2012

Monday, April 30th, 2012

It isn't what we don't know
         that gives us trouble,
         it's what we know ain't so.
                   -Will Rogers

Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday, April 27th, 2012


     Common sense and a sense of humor are
     the same thing, moving at different speeds.
     A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
                          -Clive James

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Golden Oldie

          If genius is one percent inspiration
          and 99 percent perspiration, I sure
          have been sharing elevators with a
          with a lot of very bright people.
                    -Phil Corless Sig File

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

It is never wise to appear to be more
      clever than you are.  It is sometimes
      wise to appear slightly less so.
                      -William Whielaw
                       Bits and Pieces
                       December 2009

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

       A doctor, an architect, and a computer scientist were arguing
about whose profession was the oldest.  In the course of their
arguments, they got all the way back to the Garden of Eden, whereupon
the doctor said, "The medical profession is clearly the oldest, because
Eve was made from Adam's rib, as the story goes, and that was a simply
incredible surgical feat."
       The architect did not agree.  He said, "But if you look at the
Garden itself, in the beginning there was chaos and void, and out of
that, the Garden and the world were created.  So God must have been an
       The computer scientist, who had listened to all of this said,
"Yes, but where do you think the chaos came from?"

Monday, April 23, 2012

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

  Golden Oldie

       We should be thankful for the good things we have
       and, also, for the bad things we don't have.

Twin Spin

       He is a man of sense
       who does not grieve for what he has not,
       but rejoices in what he has.

                        The (Other) TFTD
                        December 5, 2006

Friday, April 20, 2012

Friday, Apruil 20th 2012

Thought for the day: *
A billion here, a billion there --
first thing you know it
adds up to be real money.

-Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen < yesterday's thought

The Lone Ranger Creed

              "I believe that to have a friend,
                      a man must be one.
                That all men are created equal
             and that everyone has within himself
            the power to make this a better world.
               That God put the firewood there
                      but that every man
               must gather and light it himself.
                      In being prepared
              physically, mentally, and morally
                    to fight when necessary
                    for that which is right.
               That a man should make the most
                   of what equipment he has.
                      That 'This government,
                  of the people, by the people
                        and for the people'
                        shall live always.
                     That men should live by
                     the rule of what is best
                      for the greatest number.
                       That sooner or later...
                    we must settle with the world
               and make payment for what we have taken.
                 That all things change but truth,
               and that truth alone, lives on forever.
             In my Creator, my country, my fellow man."
                               The Lone Ranger

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Golden Oldie

      (Sign) Outside a country shop:

         We buy junk and sell antiques.

                   -Part of Email SigFile

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

At any given moment, an arrow must be either where it is or where it is
not.  But obviously it cannot be where it is not.  And if it is where
it is, that is equivalent to saying that it is at rest.
               -- Zeno's paradox of the moving (still?) arrow

Monday, April 16, 2012

Monday, April 16th, 2012

To finish first,
            you must first finish.
                      -Rick Mears
                       Bits and Pieces
                       November 2011

Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday, April 13th, 2012


    The easiest way to figure the cost of living
    is to take your income and add ten percent.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Golden Oldie

   Every citizen should be a soldier.  This was the case
   with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state.

                              -Thomas Jefferson



Our thanks today for those who died to make our land free, and

also to those who returned, married, raised a family, and made
our country a better place to live.  -tftd

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Small deeds done are better
      than great deeds planned.
              ~Peter Marshall
               Quoted in Chicken Soup
               for the Soul 1/1/2011

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

The Schwine-Kitzenger Institute study of 47 men over the age of 100
showed that all had these things in common:
       (1) They all had moderate appetites.
       (2) They all came from middle class homes
       (3) All but two of them were dead.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Monday, April 9th, 2012

It's important to live in the is
             and not in the was.
                         -Colin Cowherd
                          Bits and Pieces
                          January, 2011

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

  If you tiink nobody cares is you're alive,
                  try missing a couple of car payments.
                                  -Earl Wilson
                                   Bits and Pieces
                                   November 2011

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

One reason why George Washington
Is held in such veneration:
He never blamed his problems
On the former Administration.
               -- George O. Ludcke

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Don't give up at halftime. Concentrate
                  on winning the second half.
                        (Paul) Bear Bryant
                         Bits and Pieces
                          November 2011

Monday, April 2, 2012

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Golden Oldie

  One of the annoying things about believing in free choice
  and individual responsibility is the difficulty of finding
  somebody to blame your problems on. And when you do find
  somebody, it's remarkable how often his picture turns up
  on your driver's license.

                         -P.J. O'Rourke
                          From the Masters:
                          29 Jun 2007