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BUNGEE JUMPING

Sunday, August 12, 2012

The two inventors of the bungee rope went to Spain to test their invention. They built a 50-foot tower and, once completed, one of the guys stood on the edge of the platform and dove into the air with the rope tied to his feet. The other guy, standing up on the platform, waited until his friend returned up so that he could grab him. The first time his friend sprung up, he tried to grab him but missed and noticed that his head was swollen. The next time, he missed again and again there was a bruise on his head and face. This time, with much concern, he dove forward to get his partner, pulled him in and asked, "What happened? Is the cord too long?" His partner replied with his face all bloody, "What is piñata?"

  
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BEST SIGNS

Sunday, August 12, 2012

In the front yard of a funeral home, "Drive carefully, we'll wait."

In a nonsmoking area, "If we see you smoking, we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action."

On a maternity room door, "Push, Push, Push."

On a front door, "Everyone on the premises is a vegetarian except the dog."

At an optometrist's office, "If you don't see what you're looking for, you've come to the right place."

On a taxidermist's window, "We really know our stuff."

On a butcher's window, "Let me meat your needs."

On a fence, "Salesmen welcome. Dog food is expensive."

At a car dealership, "The best way to get back on your feet -- miss a car payment."

Outside a muffler shop, "No appointment necessary. We'll hear you coming."

On a desk in a reception room, "We shoot every 3rd salesman, and the 2nd one just left."

In a veterinarian's waiting room, "Be back in 5 minutes. Sit! Stay!"

In a Beauty Shop, "Dye now!"

On the side of a garbage truck, "We've got what it takes to take what you've got." (Burglars please copy.)

In a restaurant window, "Don't stand there and be hungry, come in and get fed up."

Inside a bowling alley, "Please be quiet. We need to hear a pin drop."

In a cafeteria, "Shoes are required to eat in the cafeteria. Socks can eat any place they want."

  
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MARIO432 8/15/2012 12:49AM

    very funny - thanks

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JEANSHEP2 8/13/2012 3:32PM

    You are good for what ails us...entertaining and make us laugh.

Jean

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ALICERIEGER 8/13/2012 11:22AM

    Very good

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GRAMMAP1 8/13/2012 12:02AM

    Those are very clever and entertaining! emoticon

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BALLOUZOO 8/12/2012 9:05PM

    Hanks for the chuckle.

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MWHITE0527 8/12/2012 6:43PM

    Funny stuff!

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Where did the expression ''Let them eat cake'' originate?

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Answer:

Marie Antoinette is reported to have said 'Qu'ils mangent de la brioche'.

When French bakers ran out of bread, they were obliged to sell brioche to the needy at the same price as bread. So that when Marie Antoinette was allegedly told that the peasants had no bread, she merely indicated that they should be able to eat brioche... translated as 'cake'. This would indicate she failed to understand (or had not been told) that there was no flour for making that either. The phrase, meaning 'Let them eat cake', has been misinterpreted over the years, giving the impression that Marie-Antoinette was cruel and uncaring for the common people.

Although it is traditionally attributed to Queen Marie Antoinette of France from 1789, it is now doubted that she actually said it, as it is also attributed to the earlier Queen, Marie-Thérèse - about 100 years earlier in a different crisis. And it appears that what she actually said was "let them eat pastry". In 1766, Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote that he was quoting the famous saying of "a great princess", which was incorrectly attributed to Marie Antoinette. She couldn't have made the statement because, in 1766, she was only 11 years old.

  
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ALICERIEGER 8/16/2012 10:24AM

    Very interesting

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ROSALIEESTHER 8/13/2012 12:04PM

    Most interesting! I'm with GrannyQuinn. Do want to add though that it is horrible to think of people starving in Paris or Vienna or wherever they were. And for that matter, the starvation in this country and around the world is very very sad and terrifying.



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YIGOBUTTERFLY 8/13/2012 7:41AM

    Thanks for the infomation.

Jane

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COACHPENNY 8/12/2012 8:36PM

    Very interesting......It's kind of like when someone says something online....it can be misinterpreted so easily.

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ZZYYGGY3 8/12/2012 8:25PM

    love trivia

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AQUAGIRL08 8/12/2012 7:35PM

    Interesting! I love little pieces of trivia. Thanks for sharing!

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GRANNYQUINN 8/12/2012 6:47PM

    That was very interesting , I have always thought Marie Antoinette got a bad rap. I am also glad that we do not live in those times. Think of the pressure that those women were under. Hugs Karen

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Great Come-backs by some of history's most famous people

Saturday, August 11, 2012

1. Thomas Reed vs Henry Clay
Clay: I would rather be right than be president.
Reed: The gentleman need not trouble himself, he'll never be either.

2. Winston Churchill vs Lady Astor
Astor: Winston, if you were my husband, I'd put poison in your coffee.
Churchill: Nancy, if you were my wife I'd drink it.

3. Abraham Lincoln vs Stephen Douglas after Douglas called him "two faced" during a debate"
"I leave it to my audience. If I had another face, so you think I would wear this one?"

4. Calvin Coolidge vs an Opera Singer
Audience member: What do you think of the singer's execution?
Coolidge: I'm all for it.

5. Pierre Trudeau vs Richard Nixon upon hearing that Nixon had called him an a__hole.
"I've been called wor4se things by better men."

6. James McNeill Whistler vs Oscar Wilde aft5er Whistler had made a particularly witty observation.
Wilde: I wish I had said that.
Whistler: You will, Oscar, you will.

7. Bill Clinton vs Dan Quayle after Quayle revealed that he planned to be a "pit bull" in the 1992 campaign against Clinton & Gore.
"That's got every fire hydrant in American worried."

8. Reverend Edward Everett Hale vs the U.S. Senate when asked if he prayed for the Senators.
"No, I look at the Senators and pay for the country."

9. Edna Ferber vs Noel Coward who was remarking that Ferber was wearing a tailored suit.
Coward: You look almost like a man.
Ferber: So do you.

10. Winston Churchill vs a Member of Parliament
MP: Mr Churchill, must you fall asleep while I'm speaking?
Churchill: No, it's purely voluntary.

11. Calvin Coolidge vs a lady at a White House dinner
Woman: Mr. Coolidge, I've made a bet against a fellow who said it was impossible to get more than two words out of you.
Coolidge: You lose.

12. Groucho Marxvs a contestant on "You Bet Your Life" after the contestant revealed that he was a father of 10.
Groucho: Why so many children?
Contestant: Well, Groucho, I love my wife.
Groucho: I love myu cigar, but I take it out of my mouth once in a while.

  
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Camping Tips

Friday, August 10, 2012

Q. What equipment will I need to go camping?

A. You need a tent. Tent sizes are measured in units of men, as in "a three-man tent"; this tells you how many men are required to erect the tent if they are all professional tent engineers. Even then, the tent will collapse under unusual weather conditions, such as nightfall. You will also need a hatchet, for the spiders, and a credit card, for the motel.

Q. Where should I go camping?

A. The United States has a spectacular national park system with millions of unspoiled acres where wildlife is protected by federal laws. Avoid these places. You want a commercial facility with a name like "The Stop 'n' Squat Kountry Kamp-ground," where large animals cannot fit through the 6-inch gaps between the Winnebagos.

Q. How much food should I take?

A. A lot. You'll be providing food not only for your family, but also for the entire raccoon community. When I was a boy in rural Armonk, our garbage cans were regularly terrorized by a gang of brilliant criminal raccoons. I recall being awakened at 3 a.m. by loud noises and looking out the window to see, by moonlight, my father, a peace-loving Presbyterian minister, charging around in the bushes, wildly swinging a baseball bat and saying non-Presbyterian words.

Of course, he did not get the raccoons; you NEVER get the raccoons.

Q. What if I get lost?

A. If you don't have a compass, stand very still and listen very carefully, until you hear this sound: "eh-eh-eh." That is Canada. Whatever you do, don't go that way.

  
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MRSVK11 8/10/2012 5:24PM

    That is hilarious...Definitely avoid Canada... the bears up here love imported food emoticon

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    SOOOO true!

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TISTEN23 8/10/2012 11:04AM

    HAHAHA!!! Thats great!!!!

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COACHPENNY 8/10/2012 10:00AM

    I will add.......never get to the campground before dark. This will be an assurance of more non-Presbyterian words and mosquito bites in places you can't imagine. The next morning, thanks will be given for the narrow margin between peaceful slumber and the drop off into the lake you missed by a grass blade. emoticon

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ALICERIEGER 8/10/2012 8:40AM

    Thsnk you for the valuable advice. lol

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ALIHIKES 8/10/2012 3:44AM

    I loved this! LOL

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HELEN_BRU 8/10/2012 1:00AM

    I'm Canadian so I love the last one! lol

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NAYPOOIE 8/10/2012 12:38AM

    yeah, that first answer is right on.

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SARAALINE 8/10/2012 12:24AM

    LOLOLOLOL!!!!! As an avid camper and lover of sleeping in tents, the answer to the first question is right on target.

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