Thursday, August 27, 2015

Forget work. Play golf.

In 1923, (long before any of us were born!)
Who Was 

1. President of the largest steel company?

2. President of the largest gas company? 


3. President of the New York Stock Exchange?

4. Greatest wheat speculator? 


5. President of the Bank of International Settlement? 

6. Great Bear of Wall Street? 

These men were considered some of the worlds most successful 
of  their days.

Nowover 80 years later, the history book asks us, if we know 
what ultimately became of them.
The Answers: 
1. The president of the largest steel company.
Charles Schwab

died a pauper.

2. The president of the largest gas company
Edward Hopson, 
went insane. 
3. The president of the NYSE
Richard Whitney, 
was released from prison
to die at home. 
4. The greatest wheat speculator
Arthur Cooger
died abroad, penniless. 
5 The president 
of 
the Bank of International Settlement, 
shot himself. 
6. The Great Bear of Wall Street
Cosabee Livermore, 
also committed suicide. 

However, in that same year, 1923, the PGA Champion 
and the winner of the most important golf tournament, 
the US Open, was 
Gene Sarazen.
What became of him? 

He played golf until he was 92died in 1999 at the age of 95. He was financially secure at the time of his death. 
The Moral:
Forget work. Play golf.

*Most of this is wrong but you can still forget work and play golf.

Bridge in southern France

Can't remember off hand, but there was a really good documentary on the construction of it on Discovery or TLC and month or so ago.  It's located in southern France, and is the highest bridge in the world. 

It is a truly amazing piece of engineering, especially considering the method used to span the distance between the piers.  BTW the red towers you see in the photo were removed following completion of the bridge.

Be sure to maximize your screen for this.
They haven't printed enough money to pay me to drive across this bridge!! 



Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Joke: How a woman's brain works

The mystery explained at last! 
           Have you ever wondered how a woman's brain works?  

Well....it's finally explained here in one, easy-to-understand
illustration:

Every one of those little blue balls is a thought about
something that needs to be done, a decision or a
problem that needs to be solved.
Good thing a man's brain requires only two balls.

Be sure to check out the "understanding women" book...click here.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Joke: Hillary Clinton questions


Hillary Clinton goes to a primary school in Ithaca, New York, to talk about the world.

After her talk she offers question time. One little boy puts up his hand, & the Senator asks him what his name is.

"Kenneth."

"And what is your question, Kenneth?"

"I have six questions:
1 ... Whatever happened to your medical health care plan?
2 ... Why would you run for President after your husband shamed the office?
3 ... Whatever happened to all those things you took when you left the White House?

4 ... Where did those 30,000 emails go?
5 ... Why did you setup a private email server?
6 ... What happened in Benghazi?"



Just then the bell rings for recess.

Hillary Clinton informs the kiddies that they will continue after recess.

When they resume Hillary says "OK, where were we? Oh, that's right, question time. Who has a question?"

A different little boy puts his hand up.

Hillary points him out & asks him what his name is.

"Larry."

"And what is your question, Larry?"

"I have eight questions:
1 ... Whatever happened to your medical health care plan?
2 ... Why would you run for President after your husband shamed the office?
3 ... Whatever happened to all those things you took when you left the white house?

4 ... Where did those 30,000 emails go?
5 ... Why did you setup a private email server?
6 ... What happened in Benghazi?
7 ... Why did the recess bell go off 20 minutes early?
8 ... What happened to Kenneth?"

Jokes: Funny cartoons













Thursday, August 20, 2015

Painted ceiling in a smoking area

This is one of the cleverest ideas I have seen and no mistaking the message

  Painted ceiling in a smoking area

Monday, August 17, 2015

The buzzard, bat, and bumblebee

EXCELLENT  ANALOGY

BUZZARD
If you put a buzzard in a pen that is 6 feet by 8 feet and is entirely open at the top, the bird, in spite of it's ability to fly, will be an absolute prisoner. The reason is that a buzzard always begins a flight from the ground with a run of 10 to 12 feet. Without space to run, as is its habit, it will not even attempt to fly, but will remain a prisoner for life in a small jail with no top.

BAT

The ordinary bat that flies around at night, a remarkably nimble creature in the air, cannot take off from a level place. If it is placed on the floor or flat ground, all it can do is shuffle about helplessly and, no doubt, painfully, until it reaches some slight elevation from which it can throw itself into the air. Then, at once, it takes off like a flash.


BUMBLEBEE

A bumblebee, if dropped into an open tumbler, will be there until it dies, unless it is taken out.  It never sees the means of escape at the top, but persists in trying to find some way out through the sides near the bottom.  It will seek a way where none exists, until it completely destroys itself.


PEOPLE

In many ways, there are lots of people like the buzzard, the bat, and the bumblebee.  They are struggling about with all their problems and frustrations, not ever realizing that all they have to do is look up.