Monday, December 28, 2009

Quote from Boston Blackie:

"It's a nice picture, but make sure it doesn't have any negative developments."

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Cosby trivia question

What is the old radio show to which Bill Cosby frequently referred and to which he listened as a child? The Green Hornet, of course.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I noticed that recent Citgo ads emphasize the fact that their stations are "locally owned." Obviously they are trying to get folks to ignore the fact that they are under the control of the Venezuelan government and Mr. Chavez.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Honest company recorded messages - We Just Do Not Care

Wouldn’t you love to hear companies be honest and have this message on their phone system?

“Hello. Your call is important to us, but not important enough to us to hire enough people to answer the phones. So just talk to our machine, or punch buttons endlessly – either way we know you will be very frustrated, but we frankly do not care enough to change our system, because that would inconvenience us, and we definitely would rather that you be inconvenienced than us."

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sometimes when we have nothing (absolutely) to do, we all need to get together and watch the “Road to” movies in chronological order. Ought to be interesting, and brain-frying. Can anyone stand that much corn at one time?

Barry Fitzgerald - one of the great ones

Barry Fitzgerald has to be among the all-time great character actors. If you have never seen him in a movie, you need to. A little dried-up Irishman. His most famous movie, of course, was Going My Way, for which he won an Oscar. But he also did several other excellent rolls, among which were:

The Quiet Man
The Stork Club
Welcome Stranger
Top O' The Morning

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Can you name all the Marx Brothers?

Churchill's speechmaking

Winston Churchill was NOT a great speechmaker. Search for examples on Youtube. In fact, he was awful. However, he wrote his own speeches, and he was an absolute master of the English language. It was what he said that made his speeches memorable, not how he said it.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

How can you have an "enemy combatant" if you have never declared war?

Friday, December 04, 2009

Holding a chicken

Why is it that when you hold a chicken, and move its body back and forth slowly, its head will stay stationary?
My new graduated-lens eyeglasses are working me to death!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

The big secret to winning ballgame is to get them to stop the games when you are ahead.
In the sentence, "I can now rest easy," is the verb "rest" transitive or intransitive?