Thursday, December 20, 2012

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

While attending a marriage seminar on communication,
  Jim and his wife listened to the instructor declare:
  "It is essential that husbands and wives know the
  things that are important to each other."

  He addressed the men:
  "For instance, gentlemen, can you name your wife's
  favorite flower?"

  Jim  leaned over, touched his wife's arm gently and
  whispered, "Pillsbury All-Purpose, isn't it?"

  The rest of the story is not pleasant.
  The end.

                      -Reported by Kandy Rose

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

  Real difficulties can be overcome,
         it is only imaginary ones that are

                         -Theodore N. Vail
                          Bits and Pieces
                          April 2010

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

We have no right to ask when sorrow comes,
          "Why did this happen to me?"
    unless we ask the same question for every
    moment of happiness that comes our way.

                    -Author Unknown
                     Chicken Soup for the Soul
                     9 March 2010

Friday, December 14, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Have more than thou showest;
    Speak less than thou knowest.

            -William Shakespeare,
             'King Lear,' Act I, Scene iv
              Greatest English dramatist
              & poet (1564 - 1616)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

    I don't believe in astrology.
    But then I'm an Aquarius, and Aquarians
    don't believe in astrology."

                -James R. F. Quirk

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

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.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Golden Oldie

      One of the annoying things about believing
      in free will 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
                      "The (OTHER) Thought For The Day"

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

All of our social problems arise out
     of doing the wrong thing righter.
     The more efficient you are at doing
     the wrong thing, the wronger you become.
     It is much better to do the right thing
     wronger than the wrong thing righter!
     If you do the right thing wrong
     and correct it, you get better!"

                 -Russell Ackoff  (1919-2009
                  From the Wall Street Journal
                  Submitted by Daryl Gibson

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

"It's a summons."
"What's a summons?"
"It means summon's in trouble."
                -- Rocky and Bullwinkle

Monday, December 3, 2012

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Golden Oldie

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