>> Saturday, October 17, 2009
For those of you who wonder if I dropped dead, I didn't. It has been a pretty miserable week with the flu - nasty horrific cases for Lee and I, remarkably benign cases for Alex and Roxy. The fever finally went away on Thursday, but workouts were just not on the agenda. I am however, feeling much better, did finish my revision on the one novel and got excited about several I have in the hopper.
I have no idea what the topic's going to be. Perhaps some humor because, let's face it, laughter is the best medicine.
There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted, but now it happens to everybody.
By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.
Carlyle said, "A lie cannot live"; it shows he did not know how to tell them.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.
-- Max Eastman
Moses - "The lord Jehovah has given you these fifteen... (drops stone tablet) Oi. Ten! Ten commandments for all to obey!"
-From History of the Word, Part I
Vinny: Ms. Vito, you're supposed to be some kinda expert in automobiles, is that correct?... Is that correct?
Judge Haller: Would you please answer the counselor's question?
Lisa: No, I hate him.
Vinny: Your Honor, may I treat this witness as hostile?
Mona Lisa: You think I'm hostile now? Wait till tonight.
Judge Haller: Do you two know each other?
Vinny: Yeah, she's my fiancée.
Judge Haller: Well, that would certainly explain the hostility
-From My Cousin Vinny
You know, these clothes do not fancy you at all. It should be a dress or nothing. I happen to have no dress in my cabin.
-Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man’s Chest
We’d all like t’vote fer th’best man, but he’s never a candidate.
- Kin Hubbard
Any child can tell you that the sole purpose of a middle name is so he can tell when he’s really in trouble.
The function of Law? The recitation of the unintelligible by the unscrupulous to empty the purses of the unwary. The function of Theology? The recitation of the incomprehensible by the unspeakable to pick the pockets of the unthinking.
-Robert Anton Wilson
In Seattle you haven’t had enough coffee until you can thread a sewing machine while it’s running.
-Jeff Bezos (Amazon.com CEO)
Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.
When Mahatma Gandhi showed up to meet His Majesty King Edward VII of England in just a loincloth, a reporter wondered aloud if this was disrespectful to the king. Gandhi replied simply, "The King was wearing enough for the both of us."
The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.
ABOYNE (vb.) To beat an expert at a game of skill by playing so appallingly that none of his clever tactics or strategies are of any use to him.
-Douglas Adams and John Lloyd
"Epitaph for a dead waiter - God finally caught his eye." -- George S. Kaufman
"Give a man a free hand and he'll try to put it all over you" -- Mae West
"I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally." -- W.C. Fields
"I do not believe in an afterlife, although I am bringing a change of underwear." -- Woody Allen
"If you've got them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow" -- John Wayne
"I'm at the age now where just putting my cigar in its holder is a thrill..." -- George Burns
Hopefully, things will get back to normal, or as normal as I actually get.