Facts are to the mind what food is to the body. -Edmund Burke
It is a rare mind indeed that can render the hitherto nonexistent blindingly obvious. The cry ‘I could have thought of that’ is a very popular and misleading one, for the fact is that they didn’t and a very significant and revealing fact it is too. -Douglas Adams
I try not
he’s not my
by his name
Facts or fiction
Some believe fiction
versus the facts
Makes for the ill-informed
“There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche,
Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn’t wear pants.
A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, a dime has one less groove.
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
When I was listening to the radio this morning, the mid-morning, early-afternoon DJ, announcer or whatever they are called, was making mention of Autumn beginning this Saturday, the 20th. Well, it does not start on that date. It is September 23, the same day as my late father’s birthday was. Then about an hour later she said the same thing again, about the date that Autumn begins.
I was tempted to take a wake over to the radio station, which is just around the corner from where I live, and tell her or someone to tell when the correct date is. I mean, is it too much to take a look at the calendar to see what day the new season begins.
Its just one of those things in life that bugs the shit out of me.
A Pondering Mind 9/15/2014
Barbie’s measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33.
The first toilet ever seen on television
was on “Leave It To Beaver.”
Lorne Greene had one of his nipples bitten off by an
alligator while he was host of “Lorne Greene’s Wild Kingdom.”
No word in the English language rhymes with mouth, orange, silver, and purple.
Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey-decimal category.
Here are some of the things that I like.
Black coffee: Most of the time I like it strong. No sugar, as it does it kills the flavor.
Crosswords: On line and on paper, using a pen with black ink.
Books: Mostly novels and old literature.
TV: I’m very picky about what I watch. Old Law & Order, NCIS, Burn Notice, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Everybody Loves Raymond and Seinfeld.
Sports on TV: Baseball, college football, its more exciting than the NFL, which do watch. Also college basketball.
Winter and Autumn.
Walking, except when there is to much ice on the pavement.
Favorite foods: Chicken, Pasta, Pork Roast.
Newspaper: The Boston Globe. Digital and the print editions.
Ice cream: When I’m in the mood for it.
Clothes: T shirts, sweatshirts on the loose fitting, and jeans.
Holding the door open, for both men and women.
Writing: When I get my act together, and hopefully get into a routine.
There are more things I like, but the list above, tells you a little something about me.
I will do a follow up post, concerning my dislikes.
What do our opponents mean when they apply to us the label
Liberal? If by Liberal they mean, as they want people to believe,
someone who is soft in his policies abroad, who is against local
government, and who is unconcerned with the taxpayer’s dollar,
then … we are not that kind of Liberal. But if by a Liberal
they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone
who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who
cares about the welfare of the people — their health, their
housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and
their civil liberties — someone who believes we can break
through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies
abroad, if that is what they mean by a Liberal, then I’m proud
to say I’m a Liberal.
— John F. Kennedy
The above quote by the 35th President of the US, should be heeded
by the right-wingers, and the so-called Tea Party politicians. Sadly
it is not their want. They rather see people lose their jobs, deny them
health care, food and other necessities of life.
They get their jollies off, bashing the current president, repeatedly
lying for just about everything he says and does. It just doesn’t make
any sense at all.
I could go on, but I’m sure you’ll get what I am saying.
Quote found on Wisdom Quotes
Booby Trap spelled backward is “Party Boob.”
Ben and Jerry’s sends the waste from making ice cream to local pig farmers to use as feed. Pigs love the stuff, except for one flavor: Mint Oreo.
February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
I found this out a long time ago…
When commercial telephone service was introduced between New York and London in 1927, the first three minutes of a call cost $75.00.
One-fourth of the people who lose their sense of smell also lose their desire for sexual relations.
The bubbles in Guinness beer sink to the bottom – no one knows why.
Canadians eat more Kraft macaroni and cheese packaged dinners than any nationality in the world.
White Out was invented by the mother of Mike Nesmith (formerly of the Monkees).
Women are 37% more likely to go to a psychiatrist than men are.
Canada is an Indian word meaning “Big Village”.
315 entries in Webster’s Dictionary will be misspelled.
Barbie’s measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33.
The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.
Stressed is Desserts spelled backwards.
A cow produces 200 times more gas a day than a person.
Since 1495, no 25-year period has been without war.
An onion, apple and potato all have the same taste. The differences in flavor are caused by their smell.
Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, suggested that a woman could enlarge her bust line by singing loudly and often.
It takes about seven minutes for the average person to fall asleep.
An educated mind must not go to waste. So with that said, I will be posting random facts, so we can all be smarter.
A whale’s penis is called a dork.